New house and land packages in Melbourne, Victoria

When you purchase a house and land, you’ll need to have a really good new residence established. Building on a House and Land Package in Melbourne requires you to really be many decisions. That way you can get the home and land package to turn your dream home a reality. Picking a Redink home and land package enables you to deliver the strain of locating a block to satisfy your home and get on with the critical business of designing your dream home. When you select a new house and land package, you’re assured of a thoughtfully designed floorplan and a great excellent construction that follows through.
The houses vary regarding their designs and construction. There’s no reason to worry about the home and land packages Melbourne residents can get. It’s really essential to ask yourself if you’re capable of getting a new property. Craigieburn house and land packages are less expensive than the majority of other suburbs and several units are made to present reasonably priced housing for first time home buyers.
In case you are not prepared for this amount, you’ll need to design your house on your own. When you hire a person to design your house, you can sit with them and talk about your needs. You’ve got a ways to go, but you are going to have the house of your dreams if you simply follow through. So you’re prepared to build the house of your dreams.
The great thing about acquiring a package is you will have the ability to save more money instead of buying an empty lot and building up your home. It’s frequently challenging to narrow down which package is best for you and your loved ones. Some packages provide this option where the buy procedure starts before the home building starts.
If it’s the case that you already have land, the majority of companies will work with you to really erect a home on the existent land to your specifications. Don’t forget, nobody will sell their land far under the industry value. You select the land, the home, and all the additional details, which makes it simpler than ever to move into your dream home.
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Start by studying the base prices provided by developers in the region that you want to dwell in. You’ve got to find both the ideal location together with land that will accommodate the house you envisage. You are purchasing place to construct your existence, and it must be ideal. It is an excellent time to be searching for House and Land Packages in Melbourne but do your homework as you would like to make sure that you find yourself buying the dwelling and land which you dream about and not making a mistake as you have rushed in.

The ‘Decent’ Architect

Along with a number of others, I recently commented on Rory Hyde’s blog post Potential Futures for Design Practice . Originally published in AR about 6 months ago, in this post Rory presents a concise summary of the territories into which architectural practice has forayed over the last decade, and what new ways of practicing may shape the next decade to come.

Looking a bit further though, and it was probably unintentional, I find it intriguing that there is no mention of the substantial increase of interest and participation in what I will call ‘humanitarian architecture’ – or more cynically, ‘the architecture missionary’. The poster child for this mode of practice would have to be Architecture for Humanity, with its social media savvy leader Cameron Sinclair at the helm. And of course there are numerous formal and informal groups that have also taken to occupying this space in practice. What is fascinating about these groups is that when the projects work well, the architect is possibly operating across more than one or two of the categories Rory utilises in his article – punching above their weight, no less!

On a number of levels, the efforts of these groups are completely admirable and promote the social good that architecture and architects can potentially bring to any public or community led project. However, apart from those fully immersed in this sort of work, one wonders what the motivating factors are for those involved on a casual basis. I do not doubt the sincere intentions and heartfelt convictions of those who participate, nor the logistical and cultural hurdles endemic to these architectural projects. But one has to wonder why the same people might  often not think twice about volunteering their time and skills in the local context, and both within and outside of the profession.

Is it the travel and the sense of adventure provided by these excursions? The opportunity to undertake “design/build” activities without the redtape and rigour expected in Western building cultures? The escape from the realities and difficulties that our mature cities and towns now only seem to offer us? Or the opportunity to purge one’s system from the First World glut of bespoke, luxe, elitist, privileged Architecture?

Even if on the most cynical level these projects assuage some forms of Western guilt, not for a second do I think that these projects should cease – for there are many positive outcomes in developing countries that can be tied back to the improvement of the built environment and infrastructure. And one only has to look at Paul Pholeros if you want the front runner in adopting a practice/business model that enabled him and others to pursue projects with limited external capital.

What I don’t believe is that if you want to exercise your ‘humanitarian’ or ‘charitable’ side as an architect that you have to burn your Frequent Flyer points in order to do so.As they say, charity begins at home.

For every architect trekking off to Nepal to build toilets, there are at least five* sitting on their backsides here in Australia, more worried about when they will next go sailing. Imagine then what  might happen for both the profession and the broader community  if all architects decided to invest themselves in doing a little bit of good (voluntarily or even for remuneration?) OUTSIDE of the profession and their daily work? If we could take the hero cape off and stop thinking that our everyday work is saving the world, then perhaps we’d get a more realistic picture of what the community could gain from our skills and expertise (flawed as they might be, according to the comments about Rory’s article).

An example – my least favourite statistic is the one about how architects are involved with some minute percentage of the houses built every year in Australia – and also in places such as the US, UK, New Zealand etc. In retort to this, many architects (and for some reason, particularly those involved in large practices who have little to do with residential architecture anyway) will whinge that it has to do with a whole range of issues outside of the profession’s control – project home builders, government legislation or the lack thereof, etc – what can we ever do about trying to change this statistic? Sure, some of the arguments put forward in this discussion have some traction. But what is also clear is that people – THE PEOPLE –  just don’t know what we do or what we can offer. And yes, we’ve all heard that before too, I know – but only because it’s sadly very true.

In this day and age of the digital and the all pervasive social media, nothing beats real human contact and relationships. If we want to have a lasting impact on others, being involved in community based or other public activities that are partly or well outside of our professional activities will speak volumes to others about what architects can contribute to their processes and activities. I’m not just talking about baking a few fancy, well-designed cakes for the school fair either – I’m challenging the profession about the serious involvement of architects on school boards, corporate boards, NFP boards, advisory committees, Council and government groups, charitable organisations, politics – the list goes on.

Oh,  just think of the places you’ll go….

* my opinion and not based on any formal survey data … in fact I don’t think anyone has ever surveyed the profession about individuals’ community or public activities outside of daily practice…hmm…

Light Filtering

Deny’s Art recently embarked in a spot of product design, designing and fabricating “FILTER”. The light was entered into Electrolight’s Lightcycle competition and was awarded fifth.

FILTER is an exploration of the constraints of the modern day design desire to flat-pack – creating a product that is sustainable and economically efficient. Through the integration of product and packaging, the design enables the filtering out of the excess that is often associated with consumables.

Waste is reduced in production through advanced modelling techniques, while an adhesive free construction means minimal assembly and maximum flexibility for the end user.

The manual dimming of the light and options for it to be a pendant or table lamp enables flexibility in use and control by the end user to determine the ambiance created by the light.

Filter is a holistic light fitting, where product and packaging come together to pack, form and market a product.

One of our friends – Tony Mase – also entered. We thought the light was pretty cool, and so did the judges; the light was awarded second.

A light source that reflects on the simplicity of nature. Mimicking the nested egg, light is created in a playful and gentle way. The light is filtered by natural surrounding of grass branches and twigs emitting a glow with life.

A precious light – a form of life cycle.

The project was inspired by playing with my 9 year old daughter on the beach as we braided strands of grass together to make bracelets and hair ribbons. The abundance of material was overwhelming. It occurred to me the light source looks like an egg and the idea quickly fell into place.

Filter, and the other Lightcycle entries are currently exhibited at Donkey Wheel House in Melbourne. However, if you don’t get a chance to get down there, you can take a look at the other entries here.

Streetworks

Recently Deny’s Art entered the inaugural Streetworks competition organised by the AILA. The brief was to “re-imagine under utilised spaces in the City of Sydney as innovative, sustainable and dynamic temporary public spaces that will bring people together in unique ways”.

Our proposal, hyperBOLE, was for an intervention to reclaim the under utilised space at the street edge of Paddy’s Markets, Hay Street. The design employed used bollards, that would be otherwise recycled or dumped, to fabricate the installation. In doing so, the proposal establishes a reversal of the bollard’s traditional function – as an object that defines zones, usually defining spaces that aren’t accessible – and creates an object that encourages more diverse pedestrian activity and more urban life.

While hyperBOLE was designed to interact with the current fabric of Hay Street, it is a prototype for linear street installations around the city. The module can be stretched or squashed to interact with buildings, intersections and urban squares to help form vibrancy within any streetscape, even one with very little occupied space.

All Streetwork entries are currently displayed at Customs House (Ground Floor, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney) until 30 October.