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April 8, 2019

Remember when only the naughty kids were the ones that hung out around the amenities block? Or was that the cool kids?  Either way, the amenities block was always out of the way, stand alone and just seemed to have been plonked on the edge of the field or at the back o...

March 27, 2019

CDA has moved! After 20 + years of working from our cozy home office environment it was time to broaden our horizons and move into a bigger space! Over the last few years, CDA has continued to grow, adapt and move in a new direction, with 2019 shaping up with even more...

October 22, 2018

In recent years there has been an influx of collective work hubs.  From the humble converted Queenslander, formal traditional office spaces and boardrooms, through to the grand open spaces of an old warehouse.  Collective work environments offer an opportunity for like...

September 23, 2018

Why do I need an architect?  Why can’t I just use a draftsman or a builder?  What about an off-the-shelf design?  Here at CDA we get asked these questions all the time! All are very valid questions, our response…. Absolutely you can BUT engaging a professional with exp...

September 18, 2018

Recently I was approached by clients who knew they wanted to update the look of their 80’s home, but weren’t sure on how to go about it. Having plans drawn up is only a small part of it.  Current 3D modelling software enables us to ‘walk’ the client through ideas, visu...

May 22, 2018

In my last post about Feng Shui, I talked about the entrance to the home and what architectural features are necessary for inviting positive chi into the house. A critical design feature for the front door was to ensure it did not align with another door or window to e...

April 3, 2018

In this continuing series of posts about Feng Shui basics, I wanted to dig deeper into the importance of your home’s entrance. As with everything else Feng Shui, there are plenty of rules for creating an entrance that has good Feng Shui and enables the positive flow of...