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Explore a colorful Australian eco home that feels like part of the landscape... Modern Living on the Living Etc - Modern Home Design and Style publication.

This is an interesting take on our Northcote Slate House, including some new imagery. Have a read here .

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“She only comes out at night”: American icon Marilyn Monroe brings plenty of glamour and class to this edgy city pad. Read about Richmond’s Marilyn Monroe house , which is up for sale at the moment, in today's Herald Sun.

The house is one of a boutique series of luxury urban residences in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond, designed by Melbourne Design Studios (MDS).

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Grand Designs Australia with Peter Maddison : Interviewing MDS directors Felicity & Marc

Hear Felicity and Marc talk about their experience during the filming and construction of the Hutt 01 Passive House, which is also their private home.


"This is an emotional journey you'll never forget", says Starchitect and Grand Designs Australia Host Peter Maddison.

You now have the opportunity to follow it live, when Grand Designs Australia are telling the story of Melbourne Design Studios founders Felicity and Marc tomorrow night, starting with how we designed their beautiful and super sustainable passive house, showing their life in a campervan with three little munchkins, to the devastating fire and more. This is definitely one not to miss !

The house is designed to passive house standards, with natural and healthy materials throughout - and it's a story that is almost unbelievable.

Have a look at the trailer here , just released last night, and don't miss the full story, this Wednesday night at 8.30pm AEST on Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel (... and yes, there are free trial subscriptions available on that website so you can watch it out even without having Foxtel!) . Make sure you don't miss out !

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Just spotted on page 11 of the latest Green Magazine : Our pallet shoe store for Yodgee Footwear, title 'Upcycled'. You can find a pdf copy here.


A private message from MDS directors Felicity and Marc :

"With the finishing line of our house-building journey finally in sight, we just wanted to say a huge heartfelt Thank You. It’s been a long and a tough journey - you will be able to


see some of it on TV soon, as our episode airs on Grand Designs Australia on 19/05/2021 - and we are very very happy to have made it ... Read more


Calling all registered architects : Don't miss out on your vote in the current ARBV elections, and make sure you trust the new board. MDS director Marc Bernstein-Hussmann is one of the architects nominated for election to the Architect's Registration Board of Victoria (ARBV).

If you are a registered architect yourself (or if you know one), you can cast your vote for Marc. Election closes in a few days on Wednesday, so better get on to it straight away :-) Read up on the candidate statements here.

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If you can read and understand Greek, have a look at this recent publication of our Maxwell St home on CozyHome Magazine.

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'Design Milk' have just published an interesting spread on our Black House in Northcote , after it has been styled and decorated by The Stylesmiths :


Are you hands-on, and passionate about sustainable design ?

We are currently looking for an experienced and self-sufficient senior architect, someone who considers themselves an allrounder.

This role is initially limited to a two month period, but everything going well we would expect it to grow into a full time medium to long term relationship.

The role might suit a parent, as we would be happy to consider part-time and/or partly working from home for this role. Requires 5+ years local experience and ideally some previous use of Vectorworks.

Sounds interesting ?
Find out more here.

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