David Mousa

Design Thinking Can Change The World; And You Don’t Have To Be An Interior Designer To Do It

Disregard your industry and consider why thinking like a designer, or using ‘Design Thinking’ could make you more influential in what you do. It’s a style of strategy that originated from architecture and interior design however reaches worlds far beyond these disciplines.    We live in an era where more so than ever the need […]

447 Collins

447 Collins; Redefining The Dynamic Of Mixed-Use Development

Globally there are many buildings that are considered ‘mixed-use’ however amongst them 447 Collins Street, also known as Collins Arch, is truly unique. Encompassing a combination of commercial, residential, retail and public realm, it’s a development that’s illustrative of the direction many cities are heading. As populations and in turn cities grow, we’ll begin to […]

5 Tips For Property Developers Looking To Secure Development Funding

Access to development funding is an integral part of the property development process given the industry is so capital intensive. Capital has become harder to secure since the global financial crisis and in more recent times an unprecedented construction boom. Now more than ever it’s become important for developers to have a clear understanding on how […]

Amara Living

Amara Living Launches Stage One Of 191 Apartment Project

By the completion of February Amara Living will have officially launched its first 110 apartments as stage one of a 191 apartment project in Sydney’s Inner South. Amara Alexandria is located at 620 Botany Road Alexandria and aims to offer investors a quality product usually reserved for the owner occupier market. Developer Robert Yazbek’s latest development and […]

8 Steps To Effective Urban Design

Brisbane City Centre Masterplan – Photo Courtesy of Urbis Strong urban design offers significant community benefits, better quality of life, safer and more secure cities and a greater ability to function as a society. It also provides each city with a unique sense of identity and establishes the framework for it to be more responsive […]

Through The Lens; 16 Talented Instagram Artists Capturing Urban Life

In the context of urbanism, technology is often credited for making cities faster, more adaptive and efficient however it’s also keeping us closer connected. City-shapers such as politicians,  architects, consultants and developers who are creating positive cities get credited for changing our way of life; yet lost in translation has been the importance of those […]

The Data Driving The Australian Property Market, How Consumers Are Buying.

The Data Driving The Australian Property Market, How Consumers Are Buying.

While the property industry’s understanding of consumers’ buying habits falls a long way short of other industries, such as retail and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG’s), the advent of e-commerce has driven developers and marketers alike to become increasingly aware of buyers’ online habits and the data that sits behind them. One of the best […]

Stop, Collaborate And Listen; Mirvac’s New Approach To Marrick & Co

Property giant Mirvac has today unveiled plans for a socially engaged, mixed-use development on the former site of a major hospital in Sydney’s inner western suburb of Marrickville. In partnership with the newly-established Inner West Council, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer (TZG) Architects and BVN, Marrick & Co is the product of Mirvac’s efforts to respond to […]

‘Architecture Shapes Behaviour’ Inspires Danish Firm To Establish Behavioural Research Cluster

In order to try and understand the complexity of cities, it is best to think of them like ecosystems rather than machines or organisms. Danish group 3XN architects and GXN Innovation have used this approach as inspiration for a new industry defining research cluster. The Copenhagen-based cluster has an overarching focus on practice-led design research, […]

Brisbane council’s planning committee unanimous on seven-cinema theatre complex

Heritage-listed Tara House was today unanimously passed by the Brisbane council’s planning committee to be converted into a seven-cinema theatre complex. Stephen and Peter Sourris, the brothers behind the successful restoration of New Farm’s Village Twin cinema, now known as New Farm Six are bringing the Elizabeth Picture Theatre to life. Formally, Tara House was […]