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Its worth talking to a professional adviser at the outset to get an idea of how the process works.


Even before you acquire a site a quick chat can help avoid disasters.


On the other hand, if your project is an extension it can be very helpful to discuss the feasibility to ensure you go down the right path.


An experienced architect has all the contacts and ideas to make it happen. 


We welcome inquires and would be happy to discuss your brief.


              
            Residential - New Homes or extensions - ESD emphasis.
            Commercial - Office Fitouts, Retail, Schools

            Melbourne                              03 9815 0633
            Regional (Rural & Coastal)   03 5254 1022                
 
 
 



The Science of Floor Levelling

Converting an old warehouse in Hawthorn to a high tech IT studio.
Our expert contractors pouring levelling compound in the final stages of upgrading an old sloping slab  
to a reasonable standard for the new research office.



Penthouse Apartments
South Yarra

Completed April 2017 for one of our favorite clients - two luxury high rise apartments merged together to form a much bigger one with a great north aspect, double balconies and stunning views of the Yarra and city beyond. You can sip champagne in the spa and take in a unique perspective on marvelous Melbourne.


Archicentre News


Inside Story

Finally, we note with sadness the demise of Archicentre in September 2016.  Established some 28 years ago by visionary Robert Caulfield, it was for many years the first port of call for homeowners needing advice from an architect, be it pre purchase inspections, renovations or new homes. It grew rapidly as the commercial arm of the Institute of Architects albeit without any financial support from them. Whilst being Melbourne based, it had offices in every state and for years was a very successful operation, well regarded in the market place and providing countless jobs to the hundreds of small practices involved.

In a few short years the business became profitable and our beloved Institute was happy to share the profits, some would say treating Archicentre as a cash cow. But in recent years, successive managers succeeded in wrecking the business with various bright ideas, the most glaring being "Lets change the name to Ask and Architect".



Details   http://archicentreclub.org.au    



Odd Spot

Skippy bites the Dust

For the the more quirky minded, here is an idea for your front garden landscape design. A clever young local sculptor dreamt up this rather startling idea.


Matt Hill Projects - Corten $5,500