Category Archives: Architecture

G’Day Molfetta

Monday This is the big day, the day when Cathy and I go to meet Franco Pansini, we arranged to meet at 10:00am outside Molfetta’s civic building. Any hopes of meeting the Mayor or Councilors was dashed due to the … Continue reading

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Discovering Giovinazzo

Sunday. Our airbnb apartment was right in the heart of the old city, in a building with a DNA going back to the year 1100. The owner was an architect and had designed the renovation himself. The front door opens … Continue reading

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Manning’s Folly

The new Quest Apartments on the corner of Pakenham and Short Streets have been subject to more than their fair share of criticism from some quarters, primarily on the height of the finished building.  The facts are that the original … Continue reading

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Fremantle’s West End Heritage Listing

Today Heritage Minister, Albert Jacob announced the formalisation of Fremantle’s West End Heritage Area Listing on the State Register. This is a great conclusion to literally years of work by Fremantle Council and Heritage consultants.  I’m very proud to have … Continue reading

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Green Swing Development

Today some Council colleagues and I visited The Green Swing. This is a group dwelling with two modest family homes and two apartments, built in a sustainable manner developed by two families. Their intention was to have a 2-story home … Continue reading

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PV profits made simple

I’ve had one too many people tell me they want to install solar PV on their homes, but as PV has not quite reached parity with coal they will hold off until its affordable. Well let me bust this myth … Continue reading

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Density Wars

The coastal strip where Perth resides is one of 10 Global biodiversity hot spots, it is seriously important for the future ecology of our planet. Lieutenant Governor James Stirling can be forgiven for not knowing this when founding the Swan … Continue reading

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