Building Designer | Buderim | Eco Sustainable Planning & Project Manager

 
ECOLIBRIUM are a design studio specialising in the design of environmentally sensitive buildings and sustainable property planning.
ECOLIBRIUM strive to provide building designs that are not only energy and cost efficient in terms of day to day functioning and construction but also create environments that are inviting and comfortable.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

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  • Site analysis
  • In depth client brief
  • Passive solar design
  • Cross ventilation
  • Thermal performance
  • Solar studies
  • Renewable technologies

PROPERTY PLANNING

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  • Sustainable food production
  • Sustainable resource usage
  • Enhanced lifestyle
  • Environment improvement
  • Permaculture 
  • Revegetation
  • Tree planting

 

OTHER SERVICES

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  • Project management
  • 3D computer modelling
  • Image rendering
  • Professional liaison
  • Inspections
  • Quality control
  • Additional documentation

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By reaching these goals we hope to have designed spaces that are pleasing to the eye and encourage harmony, health, vitality and wellbeing.

At ECOLIBRIUM, our building designs incorporate established sustainable architecture principles such as passive solar design, excellent ventilation and the incorporation of thermal mass. All materials specified in the design are carefully considered to minimise environmental impacts before, during and after construction. The result is a building that has minimal impact and is comfortable and healthy to live in. Sustainable property planning designs aim to guide you (short or long term) to create a productive system that provides you with a sustainable food and resource supply that will enhance your lifestyle and that of the surrounding environment. The combination of building design and property planning goes a long way towards the ultimate in sustainable design and living. When the built environment works in harmony with the natural environment (the garden/property) and vice versa, resource, water and energy usage can reach its highest efficiency.

From 1862 Buderim was used as source of timber, particularly cedar. Originally called Buderim Mountain, the area became a resource for timbergetters who sought the huge stands of Beech and Australian Red Cedar that grew across the mountain. Some trees were so large they could not be transported due to the lack of means to carry them down to the river to send to Brisbane. These tress were often left to eventually rot away where they were felled.  Eventually the mountain plateau was clear felled and was then used for farming. The red volcanic soil on the mountain and plateau was suited for growing many crops including from bananas coffee and in the 20th century ginger for which Buderim became famous. Coffee from Buderim won awards for its quality at shows in London during the late 19th century.

The famous Buderim Ginger Factory was established in the early 1900’s becoming the largest ginger processing facility in the southern hemisphere. It closed the Buderim operations were closed down around 1979 and operations were moved to Yandina, closer to the main ginger growing areas.

Eventually residential developments took over most of the remaining farming land – at the same time much of the secondary growth rainforest on the escarpment has disappeared. Large rainforest remnants remain, especially in the Foote Sanctuary area which providing public walking paths and BBQ facilities and access to the Buderim Falls. There is still an abundance of native wildlife, including king parrots and lorikeets, brush turkeys, kangaroos and wallabies.

Buderim is known for it’s variety of architectural styles ranging from classic Queenslanders to ultra-modern designs. Homes at the top of Buderim with with ocean views can fetch 7 figures. One property has recently been on the market for ‘offers close to $20m’.

ECOLIBRIUM provide ecologically sustainable building design and planning services across the Queensland Sunshine Coast and hinterland area including Castaways Beach QLD 4567