Tuesday
Oct072014

Reimagining Kurilpa - See our vision - Join the Discussion 

See our vision of the Kurilpa Masterplan and Join the Discussion
http://www.reimagining-kurilpa.com.au/

Our collaborative dialogue covers a range of topics. We considered the master plan VISION put forward by Brisbane City Council and the Queensland State Government.

We have responded with some thoughts and challenges to the proposal. The site is a valuable asset to the city as it has a long cultural heritage, and it is on a prime section of our river plus its close proximity to the CBD. This land is extremely valuable, so the plan needs to be both respectful and aspirational.

Firstly, we will take the opportunity to welcome this vision as it aspires to a Global Quality of Life. We accept the challenge of reimagining Kurilpa. We believe Brisbane should be in the top 5 of the well respected Monocle Global Quality of Life Survey. We are currently at number 25.

Kurilpa is a once only opportunity for the city of Brisbane to cement its place in the list of true world cities and as such must be given deep and thoughtful consideration as to how that opportunity will be realised. Our DC8Studio + MacroPlan Dimasi team has studied the draft master plan and we believe that for Kurilpa to realise its potential it must be a precinct that is investable, dynamic and be a draw card for the people of Brisbane and from around the globe.

See our vision of the Kurilpa Masterplan and Join the Discussion
http://www.reimagining-kurilpa.com.au/

Friday
Oct032014

DC8 Studio & Macroplan Dimasi lodge the results of our think tank on the Kurilpa Masterplan

With Brisbane City Council inviting comments on their Kurilpa Masterplan (www.kurilparenewal.com.au) DC8 Studio got together with our good friends at Macroplan Dimasi to add our view of how the masterplan can be enhanced for a better outcome.

 

 

Thursday
May152014

DC8 Studio, Leighton Properties & Kann Finch Collaboration Reveals AQUA Apartments

The AQUA Apartments in Bondi Junction, Sydney, developed by Leighton Properties and Qualitas, has recently been revealed to the general buyers’ market, allowing all those who are interested in one of the 129 apartments in the 20 storey complex to register their interest.

The apartment complex designed, in collaboration, by Kann Finch Architects and DC8 Studio, with interiors by Koichi Takada is creating strong interest, with positive reviews of the curvilinear designed apartment towers.

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Tuesday
May132014

DC8 Studio & Halcyon Collaborates on Active Retirement Masterplanned Communities

DC8 Studio knows the road map to building successful communities through decades of demonstrated experience, and we embed that in all our work - to make life better for all.

DC8 Studio is really excited to be working with Halcyon.  Halcyon are specialist creators and managers of masterplanned lifestyle communities designed exclusively as active living for Australia’s over 50’s.  Halcyon prides itself with delivering superior value and innovation with a strong emphasis on community, communication, enjoyment and security.  For them, “Life begins at Halcyon”!

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Tuesday
Apr012014

DC8 Collaborate with Ashgrove SS & Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Across 2012 and 2013, DC8 Studio assisted Ashgrove State School as a pro bono partner in the design and development of their Kitchen Classroom, which was integral to the School’s delivery of their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. With two directors (Jacob Hutson and Amelia Lee) having children at the school, DC8 has a strong relationship with this community, and were keen to support the school in their implementation of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program.

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