Stan Zaslavsky

Hi all, and welcome to winter,

Returning from a holiday in Japan last week, I was reminded how incredibly lucky we are here with a 1/5th of the population density and such an abundance of space in a land mass that’s comparatively 95% larger than the country we visited. We trekked from Kyoto to Tokyo along the Nakasendo trail, visiting many historic villages protected by heritage to present what life was like in 6th to 7th century Japan.

And when we finally made it to Tokyo – it was amazing to observe that even in the middle of some of the most densely populated areas of Tokyo – like Shibuya, people moved through in an orderly and calm fashion, so it felt safe and peaceful. The architecture in the Japanese capital was exceptionally dynamic and coupled with an incredibly efficient public transport system – we felt pretty comfortable even in peak hour traffic.

There were far too many highlights to recount – but if you get a chance to visit, make sure to see the Small Worlds exhibition – it features an incredibly detailed set of reproductions of real-world scenarios where we felt like the Gulliver amongst the Lilliputians.

Over the last month, more visual impact evidence and custom visualisation projects continued to come through on the projects’ side instead of project marketing visualisation. On a positive note, though, some of the earlier projects mired in various delays have gone back into production – so hopefully, through the next 6-12 months, the property market will continue its consolidation and stabilisation trajectory.

Artificial Intelligence Systems – Part 4: Optimisation

Machine learning can be a game-changer for property development. Developers can use machine learning to optimise operations to make better-informed decisions on locations, pricing, and demand. It can also automate tasks like data entry and energy monitoring, making operations more efficient and sustainable. In the fourth and last episode on artificial intelligence systems, Dr Jamie Sherrah discusses how matching learning can be used for optimising property developments. Click here to check it out.

Martin St Office Development

A little while ago, we completed a set of visual impact evidence photomontages for a proposed office development in Heidelberg, Melbourne. Nearby was the Warringal hospital precinct, with an approved large-scale redevelopment of the private hospital. An essential element to the VCAT hearing was how the future approved building massing of the hospital would impact the streetscape and the current office development application. Check out the visualisations created and methodology behind them here.

All the best for the month ahead and reach out if anything comes up,


Stan Zaslavsky

Continue reading next