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September 23, 2019

Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you’ll have to pee.

Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability - The probability of being...

September 22, 2019

Windows are vital to the performance of any building. They are a critical design element that allow natural light and ventilation into a building. They also provide the opportunity for those inside to see outside. This may be to look at a beautiful vista or into a smal...

September 19, 2019

Most of what you do has little impact on your results. A vital few things you do create nearly all your results. If you improve the vital few, you can easily achieve your target. 

The Birth Of 80/20

In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathemati...

September 16, 2019

We all plan for the future, whether it’s a large construction project or a small job around the house. But why do they always take longer and cost more than you expected?

Ever packed your bag before you leave work with papers with the plan that you would do some more wo...

June 24, 2019

Wendy and I were on a recent getaway to the Hunter Valley when we found our way to the boutique Piggs Peake Winery. Over an enjoyable morning of conversation and wine tasting, we asked Steven (the wine maker) if they have tour groups come through and he said that they...

June 22, 2019

Last month saw the passing of the great architect I.M. Pei. He was 102. Pei designed many well known buildings and was recognised with multiple awards and honours including the AIA Gold Medal in 1979 and the Pritzker Architecture prize in 1983. He is probably best know...

June 20, 2019

The much debated Medium Density Housing Code is back in the headlights. Touted as addressing the ‘missing middle’, the proposed code was introduced in April 2018. The code allows for a range of medium density housing types up to a maximum of two floors. This could incl...

January 21, 2016


The following is a story by Maya Anderson which has appeared in The West Australian, 


If you were to make a list of 10 of the world’s most misunderstood professions, I think architectu...

September 8, 2015

THE LEADER - September 7 2015 

by Phyllis Macgraw

THERE are two essential qualities to look for when choosing an architect: integrity and creative skill.

That's the advice architect Craig Taylor of Red Blue Architecture and Design has for people considering using the serv...

October 30, 2014

THE LEADER - October 29 2014 



An architect who sets out to design a sustainable house can control its design and fabric but not how the building is to be used.

Your building may be the most efficient building ever built, but if you leave windows open in winter, yo...

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