Design Thinking

Architects use a formal method of design thinking to resolve problems and create sustainable solutions in the built environment.
We can use design thinking processes to solve problems and address concerns in our everyday lives and our living environments by:

  • considering our present situation and our preferred future goal or improved situation and,
  • exploring a number of alternative solutions simultaneously.

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This home is in harmony with its landscape. For sale at Coupers Realty Make the Most of What Views You Have

Views of greenery or countryside are beneficial for our well-being as research suggests.  So, think about
making some design changes to make the most of the views around your living space.
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Take a closer look at design features of this property for sale at Coupers

Good Reasons for Considering A
Multi-generational Household

The struggle for older people to find
appropriate and affordable retirement
living arrangements while their married
children struggle with mortgage
repayments for their homes, child-care
costs and time, as well as the monetary
cost spent traveling to and fro from outer
suburbs – all this can bring much stress
to family life…   >> More  

 Making a deck more liveable with shutters and screens  New Looks for City Classics
Driving around some of the older,
established areas of our cities,
one comes across residences
that have a distinctly 1930’s elegance.
Many are set in wide, tree-lined
streets not far from well-established
transport routes, recreational facilities,
shopping areas and schools … ideal residences for
families … >> More

Wide verandah, shade trees, louvres Photography John Couper

How aware are you of your natural surroundings?

We hear much about how climate change
has adverse effects on the sustainability
of the Earth’s ecosystems, but many
people are unaware of what ecosystems
actually are and why they are so important.

 Native landscape Photographer Peter Champion Reducing Storm-water Runoff –
with Street Trees, Swales
& Rain Gardens
Urban and suburban areas around the globe
have an abundance of impermeable surfaces –
pavements, driveways, roofs, roads, footpaths
and more and storm-water flowing over such
surfaces creates a major source of pollution
reaching our waterways. >> More

Greening our cities

Greener and Safer Living Environments

We all like to feel safe – especially women.
Apartment living can provide that safe
environment and extra planting can make
it beautiful.   Most of the new inner city
apartment blocks have sectors such as
gardens, courtyards, pools, gyms and
meeting rooms that can be accessed only
by those who live there – usually by
swiping a smart card.  >> More

 c-15gr Make It A Better Home
Make It Great!
So, you like the place you are in – it is close to work, school or it is in the area in which you prefer to live, but you want to make it a better home  Read more>>