A complete makeover to this 80's house resulted in an award for us and 2 awards for the builder and also Northern Rivers Finalist for "Home of the Year"!
Here’s our 3rd article of our series of ARCO’s Award Winning house designs.
A mechanic workshop conversion into a 4 bedroom home in Palm Beach, an affordable solution for a prime location on the Gold Coast.
A home’s comfort isn’t just reliant on the design of the spaces or the furniture – temperature control plays a huge part. After all, no-one will be happy with a house that swelters in the summer and freezes in the winter! Luckily, designing your home so that it is comfortable all year round isn’t a complicated process. There are plenty of basic principles you can implement on the Gold Coast to ensure you’re not shivering in July or sweating in January.
The architecture of a country is deeply linked with its history and heritage. Brazil is a nation with more than 500 years of history, with a very rich culture and architecture, both defined by a big mix of the existing indigenous ethos and the several countries’ background that migrated to this beautiful country. Buildings become part of a nation’s history, they tell a story about their habits, uses, social organisation and evolution, revealing a lot about a country’s character.
Have you noticed how deeply the space you’re at right at this moment is impacting you? No? So I invite you to stop, close your eyes, take a deep breath, open your eyes again, and start looking around paying attention to every aspect that may be having an influence on you. Is the light bright or soft, yellow or white? What’s the sound like? Can you smell anything? If so, is it pleasant or not? What position are you at now? If seated, what’s the feeling of the fabric of your seat against your skin?
So you want to live on the side of a hill? Maybe it's for the ocean views, maybe it's for the breezes or maybe it's so you can be king of the castle. Whatever the reason, the decision and all facets that come after it should not be taken lightly.
Dr. Ralf Speth, Jaguar CEO, was the one who said the sentence above. Unfortunately, one of the most common mistakes that someone who’s thinking about building or renovating can make is to price design as a measurable matter.
We at Arco Designs say YES.After designing award winning eco homes for many years including 30 homes in The Currumbin Ecovillage we have started to attract people wanting larger homes and people wanting a bit of Luxury or something that doesn't "look" eco but has all benefits of a sustainably designed house.