Ever wanted to speed date an architect ?
Here's your opportunity :
As part of this years #Open House Melbourne "you can register for this exciting workshop here"
Got plans for the weekend ?
Open House Melbourne is on, all digital this year !
Don't miss this exciting panel discussion with MDS director Marc Bernstein "as one of the panelists"
Working on this exciting home at the moment : "The Bond House, Brighton". You wonder why it's called the 'Bond House'? Because that was part of the exciting briefing, to create a James Bond inspired home, on a challenging site with amazing sea views, here in Brighton.
We've been successful in getting a planning permit for it - even though we've been pushing boundaries front left and center - so that is a great milestone reached. Now to regroup and enter the next stages - can't wait for this one to come to life from the 3D renders. Follow this space :-)
Sometimes it's great to be able to speak German - particularly when a German publication features your work. Great read on the German houzz site, with a lot of background on the Northcote house we did last year.
"Ein alter Bungalow macht Platz für Fünf, Hightech und die Natur. Der Architekt Marc Bernstein-Hussmann ist Direktor der Melbourne Design Studios (MDS) und..."
Sunday afternoon : Relax, grab a cup of coffee, and watch a beautiful video of our Northcote Slate House. Put together as part of AWS' Designer Notes series : Watch it here
This gorgeous contemporary residence in inner-city Melbourne was to be the owners’ dream home and energy efficiency was non-negotiable. Determined to include passive Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles to reduce the need for artificial heating and cooling, and combat condensation, the owners tasked Melbourne Design Studios with this stunning project.
Keen to go green, and make your kitchen more sustainable ? Great article on Houzz.com.au - Have a read of what the experts think - incl MDS director Marc Bernstein-Hussmann and featuring some of our kitchens.
"So you want a sustainable kitchen ? Everything you need to know. Three sustainable design experts reveal exactly how to go about it... (more)
Our Coburg home is coming together. This is going to be a Certified Passive House, built from CLT and woodfibre insulation, with triple-glazed windows (all supplies by Sustainable Building Supplies). We poured concrete for the foundations in mid Jan, and are now starting the fit off - pretty good timing I would say!
This is the first of a series of homes for 'Home by Hutt', called TMRW. It's 'ToMoRroW's house today', with a fair bit of experimental stuff going on, and some beautiful finishes and features. Can't wait to see it finished. In the meantime, you can find some impressions from site on our facebook news feed.
What a nice surprise, in these difficult times :
Out of the blue, we have just been nominated for a 'German Design Award'. This is for our 'Biophilia Slate House', and we've also been nominated for our Birkenstock HQ a few years back, which is quite amazing.
The German Design Award is annual awards scheme by the 'Rat für Formgebung', the German Design Council, which was established in 1954 by the German Parliament - so we feel really honoured !
Interview with Marc Bernstein from Melbourne Design Studios, Paul Hecker of Hecker Guthrie and Sally Hollbrook of Northborne Architecture & Design :
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"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 ...