After settling into their new home, our lovely clients from our Oye Mi Canto House spoiled us with a little celebration surprise, which was thoroughly enjoyed by the project team; Project Manager Christina Cheng, Architectural Assistant Hamish Bresnahan and Project Architect Clinton Cole!
Thank you Jeni and Phil!
Welcome to the Jungle House
on Better Homes and Gardens
Did you manage to catch our Welcome to the Jungle House on Channel 7's Better Homes and Gardens last Friday night? Johanna Griggs was led by CplusC Director Clinton through his home, exploring the variety of sustainability initiatives integrated into the design. If you missed it, or just want to rewatch check out the episode on 7Plus here!
New Projects & Current Progress
Despite the setbacks of transitioning to a work-from-home model and the disruptions of the last few months, our team has been working hard to be able to start a new build on-site later this year. We're excited to have the construction contract signed for our Palm Beach project! Our project team has been putting a lot of time into the construction documentation and our Building Information Model (BIM), ensuring everything fits together and anticipating (and preemptively resolving) any potential disruptions for our site team.
The stunning site features views right out to the water, with the site's massive trees and boulders integrated as key parts of the design.
This render from the Design Development stage of the project helped communicate to our clients the vision we had for their project.
Project Manager Christina Cheng receiving the signed construction contract!
A lighting concept plan, a key part of our construction documentation that makes sure our clients expectations and requirements are met.
Our site team continues to power away at our ZZ Top House, moving into the final stages as we prepare to handover the project to the clients later this year. As the internal fitout progresses, external works have also begun including the custom-fabricated entry gate, external stairs and the 10kW solar panel system finishes installation.
In other news
Welcome to the Jungle House on Realestate.com.au
Journalist Robyn Williams talks to Clinton about the recent COVID-19 lockdown period, and how Welcome to the Jungle House's greenery, natural light and self-sustaining food production not only provided he and his family everything they needed, but served as a great sustainability education tool while the kids learned from home. Have a read here.
Featured in this recent article by Houzz Australia, our Aqua Perma Solar Firma project is used as one of the examples in which residential architecture is addressing sustainable living principles from around the world.
Welcome to the Jungle House, a sustainable home that grows its own food
Domain reporter Sue Williams recently interviewed Clinton on the importance and relative ease of growing your own food for an inner-city lifestyle with the right planning and systems set up. Have a read here.
Welcome to the Jungle House in The Daily Mail
Looking at the architectural approach and exploration of Welcome to the Jungle House, this Daily Mail article celebrates the material palette which we have all grown to love. Have a read here.
To BIM or not to BIM?
Talking with Rachael Bernstone of Sounds Like Design, this article summarises Clinton's views on the forthcoming significance of adopting Life Cycle Assessment software to ensure our industry is taking responsibility in the current climate crisis. Have a read here.
Clinton on the importance of adopting Life Cycle Assessments in The Fifth Estate
Clinton also was interviewed for his ideas on Life Cycle Assessment in residential architecture for The Fifth Estate, looking at how our industry will need to adapt moving forward. Have a read here.