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A Refurbishment Focused on Mental Health

A Refurbishment Focused on Mental Health

Calder Flower, June 16, 2017

Calder Flower Architects recently completed a project with Uniting Care in Haberfield, NSW. The refurbishment of Uniting Annesley involved transformin...

Asuoso Hospital, Ghana Update

Asuoso Hospital, Ghana Update

Lara Calder, February 14, 2017

Since opening its doors to the general public, the Asuoso Hospital has been flourishing as a place for healing and family health; proudly built by the...

Everyone has a Story

Everyone has a Story

Lara Calder, February 19, 2016

"Telling stories is a fundamental part of being human"; said Dr Catherine Keenan - local Australian of the Year 2016 in her acceptance speec...

Ghana Hospital opens for business

Ghana Hospital opens for business

Lara Calder, January 20, 2016

The new rural hospital in Ghana desigend by Calder Flower has opened it's doors to the first patients. Construction will continue on the next stag...

My Day in a Secure Dementia Unit

My Day in a Secure Dementia Unit

Lara Calder, June 23, 2015

Lara Calder reports on a day spent as a volunteer in one of our building's Dementia Units.

Gosling Creek Aged Care - Opening Ceremony

Gosling Creek Aged Care - Opening Ceremony

Lara Calder, March 14, 2015

There was a fantastic turn out for the opening ceremony of Allity's new aged care facility in Orange. The ceremony was attended by local memb...

Asuoso Hospital, Ghana

Asuoso Hospital, Ghana

Lara Calder, May 29, 2014

Calder Flower are working on a design for a new hospital in rural Ghana.  Marian Remmersaal is a Dutch nurse who has initiated the project togeth...

Welcome to The Calder Flower Blog

Welcome to The Calder Flower Blog

Lara Calder, September 20, 2013

Welcome to the Calder Flower (CFA) blog. Discussions and topics on this blog will be largely focused around the architectural and design challenges su...

Home sweet nursing home

Home sweet nursing home

Lara Calder, September 16, 2013

Most of the people we encounter each day lead busy lives. We move all day from place to place – we travel from home to drop kids at school, to w...

The inspiration of REAL art in Aged Care

The inspiration of REAL art in Aged Care

Lara Calder, September 16, 2013

Recently I was invited to do a presentation on 'designing environments for people with dementia' at a geriatric and psychogeriatric colloquim at Orang...

A Purposeful future - Aged care and depression

A Purposeful future - Aged care and depression

Lara Calder, September 10, 2013

"Up to 45% of people in aged care have depression" but depression is not a natural part of ageing. Our design challenge.

CFA wins 2 UDIA NSW awards

CFA wins 2 UDIA NSW awards

Lara Calder, July 26, 2013

Calder Flower were very proud to win the UDIA Regions NSW and ACT Award and to receive a Commendation for the UDIA Seniors Housing Awards at the dinne...

Exploring Prefabrication

Exploring Prefabrication

Lara Calder, April 02, 2013

Using 3d printing technology Calder Flower are developing ideas for a new model for prefabricated room modules for aged care buildings.

Lego-Logic

Lego-Logic

Lara Calder, August 12, 2011

Students spend up to 15000 hours at school and relocatable classrooms currently accommodate up to 30% of Australian students in some states.

Omotesando Fashion Museum Competition

Omotesando Fashion Museum Competition

Lara Calder, June 02, 2009

An international architectural ideas competition initiated by Arquitectum for a Fashion Museum in Omotesando, Tokyo.

Design for the Children

Design for the Children

Lara Calder, August 12, 2008

A responsive solution providing opportunities for health care and education where notions of refuge and access co-exist.

Prefab Parasite

Prefab Parasite

Lara Calder, August 01, 2008

The Prefab Parasite grows on empty facades, rock faces and bridges. It finds value by turning dead public spaces into lively private spaces.

Eco House of the Future

Eco House of the Future

Lara Calder, June 20, 2007

Eco House project winner of the 2008 EcoHouse of the Future Competition.

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