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Paradise gets a facelift!

Construction has commenced on the Arkitektika designed refurbishment of the Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Australia's Gold Coast. In a city starved of differentiation between retail and dining experiences, the refurbishment will magnetise the youthful and culture-hungry population that surrounds Surfers Paradise. The new Chevron Renaissance will deliver an experience beyond the traditional shopping centre and glossy offerings that permeate the Gold Coast. With Hutchinson Builders now started on site with building works, a re-energised and transformed Chevron Renaissance Shopping ... 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

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