Introducing Cosmopolitan Collection
As one of the oldest and most recognised building brands in Western Australia, Collier Homes prides itself on being one of the most progressive.
As we approach our sixtieth anniversary, we felt it was the perfect time for us to express, through our work, where we believe home building is headed. It is therefore with much pride that we announce a new collection of homes that embraces multiculturalism, internationalism, and diversity, which we have titled Cosmopolitan Collection.
We believe that expediency has fundamentally overtaken style and thoughtful design in Perth housing. Cosmopolitan Collection sets the record straight. The success of Grand Designs, Houzz, Pinterest, Instagram etc. is evidence that thoughtful and stylish design is not only appreciated but that it is something that we all aspire to.
Architect and historian, Stuart Harrison hit the mark when responding to a question about who is to blame for the current state of our housing:
“Both architects and the people who build the houses. For some reason everyone lost interest in talking to each other. The architects became more elitist and the project home builders more... terrible.”
The Weekend Australian, 23 March 2019
The Cosmopolitan Collection is inspired by our in-house creative and designer, Reza Khan. It is part of our continuing strategy to move towards a design orientation in the home building process. It follows our design and build collaborative with POST- architecture, and our association with Lindal Cedar Homes from the U.S.
Reza has developed a concept that is sensible, sensitive, and practical. The homes all include speciﬁcations that are of international relevance. Having been involved with building design for almost twenty-ﬁve years, Reza has previously brought some milestone changes and styles to the streetscapes of Perth.
Here, he brings an exciting collection that redeﬁnes not only housing design but also the process of selection into something simple, well thought, and relevant. In short, we have signiﬁcantly reduced the average 'concept to completion' timelines in realising a new home.
The Cosmopolitan Collection honours and celebrates timeless styles from around the world and pays tribute to the rich cultural diversity that is now a beautiful part of the community in Western Australia.
Understanding that lifestyles and needs vary from within our cultural diversity, we have thoughtfully created a home with many options to reach out to all Western Australians. From the intricate Peranakan to the bold Bau Haus, there are styles here that break new ground.
We have done our homework to truly understand what most families now expect in the spatial context of a home to remain contemporary and relevant to the present. This collection ticks all the boxes and offers something relatable for everyone. Recognising the relevance and vibrancy of the visual arts, we will also be paying homage to arts in some of the elevations styles.
Collier Homes is proud to be bringing this collection to the market and in so doing staying sixty years young.
Dario Amara FIEAust, CPEng, NER, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus) is a second-generation builder, experienced construction, and engineering executive and chartered professional engineer with some 40 years' industry experience. He has also served as Chairman of the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Chairman of the West Australian Opera Company and Chairman of Heritage Perth amongst other positions.