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Flexibility in design …

Universal design allows for accessibility and use of a building for people of all levels of mobility and at various stages of life, reducing the need to remodel and refit a property as occupants go through different stages of their lives. A recent project required us to have the flexibility to design a universally accessible multiple residential development on a small, sloping block. The challenge we faced was to maximize the yield while providing adaptable housing that would suit a less mobile ... Read more

Flexibility in practice …

arkitektika is pleased to announce new services that we have been trialling recently. Always striving to make working with an Architect and undertaking a construction process easier, simpler, and more accessible these services are intended to bring the benefits of an Architect designed property to a wider public. In response to the growing demand for home renovations and extensions, and to streamline the overall process, we have introduced new fixed fee services to assist more home-owners looking to improve their properties. Intentionally flexible ... Read more

Flexibility in service …“Ask the Arkitekt” Free Design Studio

Arkitektika are thrilled to be able to offer a new FREE DESIGN service. We have implemented a new FREE design studio service on Friday afternoons where we hold an open studio where anyone can visit the office or contact us to Ask The Arkitekt any question related to design, construction and property. Find out more … Read more

Marketing Flexibility …

Arkitektika featuring in Graphisoft marketing campaign … When Graphisoft, the software developers and distributors of ArchiCad, our BIM 3d modeling, design, and documentation software, found out about how we were using their product and what we were doing with the software they were so impressed they wanted to feature us in their marketing campaign. Contact us on 1300 131 917 to discuss how our use of BIM can assist you on your next project. View their case study Read more

“Energy Centre” Concept Design

Arkitektika have recently prepared concept designs for a new “Energy Centre” as part of a new residential estate on the Gold Coast. Situated in a parkland setting the new energy centre is to provide community facilities to the residents of the estate, promoting community interaction and forming one of the focal points for the new subdivision. Featuring a commercial centre to assist residents small businesses, gymnasium, yoga and multipurpose rooms, as well as a lap pool and bbq facilities this development will set ... Read more

EcoDesigner energy modelling in design process

Arkitektika have always employed passive design principles to ensure our designs have high comfort levels without being reliant on artificial heating, cooling, or lighting – now we can test and measure that in the design phases! Increasing community awareness of both quality in design and energy efficiency, along with increasing energy costs, is driving greater interest in creating environments with both technical performance and aesthetic qualities. Utilizing Arkitektika’s Building Information Modelling (BIM) to create virtual models that allows our clients to experience buildings ... Read more

Energy requirements of Building Code changes design process…

Recent changes to the Building Code of Australia are encouraging revision to the design processes for energy efficiency in buildings. With increasing energy costs, energy efficient design will continue to grow in importance to developers, investors, and occupants alike. As energy use in commercial and multi-residential buildings is a major component of the overall running costs of these buildings, and a significant contributor to global climate issues, it is obvious that savings in this area will have significant impact financially and environmentally. Glazing in buildings ... Read more

Solar cells generating money!

Arkitektika recently arranged for the retrofitting of solar panels on a roof for a client. Positioned with forethought to orientation and roof pitch, this new roof top grid-connected photovoltaic solar panel system will pay itself off quickly and then start generating money for the clients while they enjoy free electricity and receive an income from the energy retailers. The system was installed on a north facing roof that was intended when we designed the residence to maximise the solar exposure and efficiency of ... Read more

15 @ 15 x 15 Birthday Celebrations

In November last year it was 15 years since opening. During that time we have delivered countless projects through from conception to completion, winning awards and making our clients very happy along the way. We have met wonderful people as we have gone through name changes, legislation changes, various offices, highs and lows in the economy, exciting projects and travel to some great places. To celebrate this milestone we continue with a very special offer to our valued clients: 15 percent off at our 15th birthday ... Read more

Rebuilding Queensland…

Like people all over the world, we have been deeply affected by the recent floods and cyclone damage that has hit through Queensland as well as much of the eastern states of Australia. As Architects, Arkitektika has the expertise and knowledge to help with the rebuilding and reconstruction works. Recognising this, we have volunteered our services with Emergency Architects Australia, as well as Archicentre, to assist those personally effected by the recent natural disasters. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be ... Read more
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