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Our March 2020 Update
 

What we've been up to...


"Before we launch into our regular update I wanted to brief you on the precautionary measures that we have put in place to protect our staff, clients, consultants and contractors as well as share our readiness to continue providing our services.

We have implemented a work from home policy for all our employees who are able to carry out their roles remotely, meaning our architectural and construction management teams are still fully operational and continuing to perform their roles.

For those employees who remain working on our construction sites we are strictly following government protocols around social distancing and hygiene. The construction industry is one of the most prepared with respect to workplace health and safety protocols which we suspect is the reason construction sites continue to remain in operation around the world where there is full lock down for most other industries.

We don’t anticipate any significant disruptions in the coming months. Similarly, we have been in contact with our suppliers and despite some of them operating at a slightly limited capacity they are still fulfilling all orders for construction materials and deliveries.

That said, we are constantly monitoring the situation, so please rest assured that should the situation change I will contact you with any developments and updates."


- Clinton Cole, Director
Our latest project Oye Mi Canto House is full of natural light, lush vegetation and an honest material palette. This major alterations and additions project for a young family of five provided the  additional space on a tight site for them to grow over the decades ahead. The project provides all the comforts that great architecture enjoys.

Please head over to our Oye Mi Canto project page for more information.
Welcome to the Jungle House featured in the April issue of Grand Designs Magazine
Read Dwell's feature article on Welcome to the Jungle House here, or watch the video interview and home tour just below!
Watch Clinton's interview and home tour with Dwell here!
Kevin McLeod from Grand Designs showcasing Welcome to The Jungle House as the needed future direction of Australian Architecture during his Australian tour. 
Rachael Bernstone's blog Sounds Like Design has featured CplusC a couple times recently:

Welcome to the future!

“With climate change, how do we define what is ‘just enough’ for all of us?,” Kevin asked. “And by all of us, I don’t mean us in the room; I mean the 7.5 billion people on the planet… or 15 billion by the end of the century.

“So, is it buildings like this?”

How are vanguard Architects measuring LCA impacts?

"Clinton told me about the research conducted by his design and building firm - CplusC Architectural Workshop – into sustainability, carbon, embodied energy and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) software, over the past six months."
 
Iron Maiden House is published on Home Snapshots!

"A newly relocated family engaged CplusC Architectural Workshop to incorporate passive design elements in the realisation of their Sydney suburb home."
Our Iron Maiden House is featured on E-architect & Archello
 

On site...


Our site team continues to power through construction on our ZZ Top House despite the recent torrential rain. Roofing is beginning on site as the electrical rough-in finishes up, the entry hallway recycled brick pavers have been dry fit against the floor framing as has the brick wall feature lights.
 

Awards


Welcome to The Jungle House is shortlisted for The Australian Construction Awards 2020 in the following categories: The House Builder of the Year, Architectural Practice of The Year Awards and Sustainable Environmental Award of the Year! 
CplusC won Best of Houzz 2020 in Design & Customer Service!
 

In other news


Our 2004 Project House In The Bush is featured on Real estate!
"Bowen Mountain bushland retreat restored by former Austar CEO John Porter could be yours"
We've received a text from our client, Li-Yan. Telling us how much her electricity bill was at Iron Maiden House for a quarter over Summer, reduced to nearly nothing by the 8kW solar panel system & careful spatial planning that works with the seasons, removing the need for air-conditioning even on the hottest days!

"Did I mention I was away one month last quarter and my electricity bill was $5!.." - Li Yan
Our Peas In A Pod house is featured on Goood!
House In The Bush on Bendigo Advertiser!

"Nestled into the dense bushland of Bowen Mountain, the house is set on a steep block in an elevated rural region adjoining the Blue Mountains National Park, with views back to Sydney."
https://www.realestate.com.au/property/60-62-chisholm-ave-avalon-beach-nsw-2107
This pavilion style residence by architect Clinton Cole is now listed for sale!
CplusC did not build this project. Some details have been altered from the original design, particularly the interiors.
 
 

Wishing you a wonderful week!


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