Interview with Marc Bernstein from Melbourne Design Studios, Paul Hecker of Hecker Guthrie and Sally Hollbrook of Northborne Architecture & Design :
Open Book: 3 Architects' Advice... That They Didn't Learn at Uni
Three architects, six questions – discover the challenges, turning points and must-have tools for these professionals
"Biophilia Slate House by Melbourne Design Studios", on 'Hunting for George'. Great project, in a great publication - have a read here :
A rethink of the suburban house in Melbourne combines the traditional with contemporary minimalist detailing, bridging ...
"Hello High-Tech Eco Home" - the before and after of our Biophilia Slate House 'Houzz' :
In this Q&A series, we turn the spotlight on one thought-provoking renovation or redesign each week. Here, Marc Bernstein-Hussmann, architect, sustainability consultant and director
at Melbourne Design Studios (MDS), shares the journey of
replacing a cramped and dated three-bedroom, one-bathroom Californian bungalow. In its place now stands a contemporary and sustainable four-bedroom, three-bathroom family home with versatile living spaces and a smooth indoor-outdoor connection...
The '3rd International Exhibition of Housing' in Serbia has recently concluded. One of the exhibited projects was our "No Two The Same" composition of urban residences, reviewed by the exhibition's iinternational artistic and scientific committee.
The exhibition is designed as a "biennial manifestation, intended to be a review of the significant, contemporary achievements in the field of housing architecture in the last
3 years", organised by the University of Niš in Serbia. Snapshot from the catalogue on the side - there are some really good projects in there, showcasing the latest approaches and achievements in international housing architecture. If you'd like to look at a digital copy of the exhibition catalogue please let us know or comment below, and we can forward you a digital copy, or its ISBN number for hardcopies.
The AAA (Australian Architecture Association) reporting on a quintessential sustainable project : Charles Sturt University's Thurgoona Campus. It's a brilliant set of buildings that you should go see if you haven't seen it yet.
We are particularly proud because Marci Webster-Mannison, the chief architect of this terrific project, has been part of Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) for the past few years, heading MDS QLD & NSW. So if you have any questions, fire away - I'm sure Marci will be happy to answer them !More details on Architecture & Design
Nice coffee break article featuring MDS, to look at on houzz. "Picture Perfect: 33 Homes with Eye-Catching External Features..."
....Our coffee-break escape offers you five minutes' worth of images to inspire and delight. Jump right in...
Our heritage restoration plus contemporary extension "Waltham Jewel" has just been published on Archello
See it live on archello.com
A virtual tour of our "Eco-Friendly Australian Birkenstock HQ", published on 'OfficeLovin' this morning :
Birkenstock, a footwear company specialized in production of sustainable women’s and men’s sandals, hired architectural firm Melbourne Design Studios to design their new part storefront, part workshop, and part office in Melbourne, Australia...
The Age review by the famous Stephen Crafti. Also published in the Sydney Morning Herald :
No two alike: Dilapidated timber cottage transformed
Melbourne's #IceBoxChallenge is on ! Come and see us tomorrow morning at Queen Vic Market to check it out. Which 720kg block of ice will melt faster, and how much will be left - and which of the prices would you like to win?