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Refurbish or Demolish?

Refurbish or Demolish?

Whilst most of our projects involve designing new buildings, we are also regularly approached to undertake renovations of existing properties.

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Gold Coast House Design Guidelines

Gold Coast House Design Guidelines

We are fortunate on the Gold Coast to have reasonably lenient planning restrictions in relation to residential design. Unlike many larger cities in Australia that have strict codes governing heritage conservation, building aesthetics, right to views, over shadowing etc, on the Gold Coast we have much more design freedom.

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Contrasting colours and our perception of space

Contrasting colours and our perception of space

With the current Covid 19 pandemic confining most of us to our homes for extended periods every day for the foreseeable future, the perception and enjoyment of our indoor spaces has probably never been under such intense scrutiny. The role colour plays in our...

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Gold Coast Open House 2019

Gold Coast Open House 2019

Gold Coast Open House is a must-see on the calendar for architects and lovers of design alike, giving attendees a look inside some of the most interesting and architecturally noteworthy structures on the Gold Coast. Here are some of the highlights from the places we visited during the Gold Coast Open House 2019.

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Virtual Reality – A game changer for Architects and their Clients

Virtual Reality – A game changer for Architects and their Clients

John Lea discusses the advantages of Virtual Reality in the design process used by architects and designers. In today’s computer reliant world, Virtual Reality is no longer the sole domain of gamers. It is now entering mainstream use as a revolutionary technology finding application in a diverse range of professions from design to medicine.

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Lea Design Studio Awarded Best Of Customer Service

Lea Design Studio Awarded Best Of Customer Service

It is with pleasure we announce Lea Design Studio is a recent winner of the award, Best Of Customer Service on Houzz®. Houzz is recognised as a leading source for home renovation and architectural design ideas. With more than 40 million monthly unique…

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Architect Exposes All

Architect Exposes All

      Architecture – the naked truth. Have you ever harboured secret ambitions to live the glamorous life of an Architect? Maybe after reading this expose you’ll decide that your chosen career path is not so bad after all!   The Student Having...

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Game changing technology

Game changing technology

How laser scanning and point cloud will influence architecture and design Innovative design technologies get us excited at Lea Design Studio and we’ve put the spotlight on a leading surveying technology that’s impacting on architectural, engineering and construction...

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DIY Designer Christmas Tree

DIY Designer Christmas Tree

After many years of faithful Christmas service, our inflatable tree sprung a terminal leak. The poor tree, obviously coming from artic climes wasn’t used to full exposure to the sun, especially being positioned prominently on show against the glass in our new house....

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How to Design a Mega Mansion

How to Design a Mega Mansion

Chateau de Reves was one of the first houses I designed on the Gold Coast back in 1998. At the time I was the principal Architect of Pacific Projects Group (PPG), a Gold Coast based architectural practice specializing in prestige residential and resort...

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