Multi age precinct to wake up Perth

Perth’s first so-called multi-aged precinct demonstrator project, a $90 million six-level 140-apartment block across the road from Claremont train station, has been given the go-ahead. The project, in LandCorp’s Claremont on the Park development around the Claremont Oval and across from Claremont Quarter, is significant because property developer Blackburne has struck a deal with aged-care services group Amana Living to offer its residents services, including dog walking, house-cleaning, ironing, babysitting and in-home care. Perth Alive chairwoman Maxine Murray said the project would be a showcase, demonstrating the benefits of offering services for people of all ages and at all stages of l

Could we be building the wrong apartments?

Most new housing being built in Melbourne is two-bedroom apartments, but should we be embracing three-bedroom designs to provide better options for families? On Tuesday, Lochlan Sinclair, an architect and design manager at Neometro, will join a panel of experts at MPavilion to discuss High Density Happiness: In Defence Of The Three-Bedroom Apartment. Mr Sinclair said he believed that in order for Melbourne to maintain its reputation as one of the world's most liveable cities, the design of apartment buildings must be reviewed. "As a city, we need to start considering better housing for families in apartments," he told ABC Radio Melbourne. "We're going through an unprecedented housing boom at

New York introduces first luxury micro apartment building

While micro apartments are not even a part of WA’s dialogue, in New York they have come full swing and are now being decked out as luxury pads! The smallest units are just 265 square feet (24sqm) and rent for $2,670/month, while a 360-square-foot micro unit (33sqm) rents for about $3,220. The development features hotel-style amenities and high-end furniture that set it apart from the more cost-conscious micro-unit offerings sprouting in the city. More about these apartments can be found here.

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