CKA features in Australian Ageing Agenda

Donwood Community Aged Care Services in Croydon is adding and refurbishing 35 rooms with substantial upgrades to provide a much needed boost to aged care facilities in the area which has a growing ageing population. When the project is completed in October 2017, Donwood will be one of the best equipped aged care facilities in Victoria and will have accommodation for 105 residents, all in the their own spacious rooms.

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Welcome to the first edition of baCKchat

We’ve had a spectacular start to 2016 and are working on some great projects both locally and overseas.

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Winner New Building Award ACAA National Congress 2005

When the members of Sandringham’s Fairway Hostel management committee decided it was time to extend the 30-bed aged care facility they had built in 1995, they knew exactly what they wanted.

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Melbourne architect CK Designworks has presented a masterplan design for a 20 kilometre square hi-tech city to be built in the Pukou district of Nanjing in Jiangsu Province.

The city, which will include housing for 200,000 residents, industrial developments and commercial sectors and is to be built on a combination of greenfields and existing low level light industrial development, is one of the largest design projects ever undertaken in the world.

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Designed by CK Designworks, Yarrbat Place won the Special Purposes Living Award for its urban resort-style retirement village.

The retirement village comprises of 42 generously sized, individually tailored apartments and villas.

Landscaped gardens provide a sanctuary-like environment, while luxurious fittings and features, such as stone bench tops, fully ducted air conditioning, heated floors make Yarrbat Place comfortable all year round.

Built to a 6-star energy rating, Yarrbat Place is a perfect example of an environmentally responsibile design that doesn’t skimp on style or comfort.

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Many apartment projects rely on pre sales of up to 70% of a project’s value to trigger the approval of finance from a funding institution to ensure the project proceeds. This can result in the expenditure of large sums of money on consultants’ fees, legal costs and permit applications; a risky investment if the pre sales aren’t achieved.

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Save space by Building Up. The Melbourne Weekly talks to Robert Caulfield of Caulfield Krivanek Architecture.

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According to the United Nations Population Fund, more than half of the world’s population was living in towns and cities in 2008. They predict that almost 5 billion will live in cities by 2030. It is the largest urban growth period in history with Africa and Asia being the greatest centres of urban swell.

In Melbourne alone 6,800 households have chosen a “concrete change”, to live in a city apartment, as opposed to a “tree” or “sea” change.

Although it might seem practical and trendy there are some serious side effects of city living such as being disconnected from nature; and the mere act of walking down a busy city street can fracture our concentration. This stands in stark contrast to the effect of walking in the quiet of parks and bush land.

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