• Birkenstock_HQ_by_MDS_Melbourne17

    AIA 2017 Award for Sustainable Architecture, IDEA Award Winner, Building Design of the Year and many more awards !

    Cool contemporary design with a warm feel and an holistic approach to sustainability are the main ingredients to the Birkenstock Australia headquarters. The inviting design succinctly translates the brand…

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  • No Two the Same_06

    2017 Sustainability Medal Winner (ArchiTeam) ! Winner bdav 10 Star Challenge (Multi-Res) ! Finalist 2017 Sustainability Awards !

    Six individual luxe residences play with the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. Designed around internal courtyards that reflect the Richmond Chic & Cool, the ‘La Mode’ development is more than a fashion statement.

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  • Waltham Jewel Study

    BDAV Awards 2016 Commendations !
    Nationwide NABD Awards 2016 !
    Finalist in the 2016 Sustainability Awards !

    While the original front of “Waltham Jewel” boasts beautiful heritage features, it’s the back of the house with its new north-facing arrangement that totally transform this property into a contemporary family home.

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  • Jessie01

    Public Choice Award BDAV 2015 (Shortlisting) !

    A sustainable, inner-urban house extension, connecting the period dwelling at the front with the garden at the back. A contemporary intervention and a resurrection of the heritage dwelling at the same time. The new living spaces as a mediator in-between : The result is a funky yet subtle little extension …

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  • TheCourtyardHouse_1607_02_3D_Render_Image

    10 Star Challenge 2o17 Commendation !

    Can a house have no heating or cooling demand and still offer the Australian Dream? Well of course it can, just ask us !

    This highly ambitious project aims to bring super-efficient, healthy, sustainable homes to the Australian masses. So good in fact, it received a commendation in …

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  • passivehaus_nto_v01_10_star_final

    Winner Melbourne Design Awards 2012 !
    Winner of the BDAV “10 Star Challenge” 2012!

    No more energy bills – how would you like that? … As a Certified Passive House Designer, we have designed this contemporary family home to be energy positive, i.e. it generates more energy than it uses. Building an energy positive house means you can …

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  • richmond_hill_waltham_st_v02_courtyard_final

    Finalist in the Melbourne Design Awards 2012!

    This project is a great example for one of our more commercial projects. As a higher density inner-urban infill development, it adds substantial value to the land.
    Designing 12 luxurious town houses, we set out to prove that a backyard development can be both exciting and of substantial revenue …

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  • 01_Aalto MDS

    International Architecture Competition

    “We should work for simple, good, undecorated things, but things that are in harmony with the human being and organically suited to the little man in the street.” (Alvar Aalto)

    This project is inspired by Alvar Aalto’s architecture, paintings and …

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  • beach_house_sorrento_v01_sorrento_final

    Winner BDAV Awards 2015 !
    Finalist in the Melbourne Design Awards 2012!

    Blurring the boundaries between traditional building elements, it’s hard to tell what’s wall and what’s roof on this ‘Skin & Shelter’ project: With a simple gesture – like forming a protective shape with your hand – the folded skin protects from being overlooked by neighbours while enjoying amazing views…

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  • Toxic_Free_Extension_by_MDS

    A healthy environment, and a healthy home.

    Who wouldn’t want that? Yet a lot of our building products today are still not really ʻhealty productsʼ. Low-VOC building materials, or things like E0 MDF, become more and more available, but some of them are still not the norm in Australia, and to go the extra step from Low-VOC to No- VOC is even harder…

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  • Reactive Digital__010_RET_R

    Winner of the 2013 BDAV Interior Design Award & Commercial Architecture Award !

    This fitout design for the headquarters of an international design agency, offsets the minimalist rawness of its warehouse style with the inserted ‘feel-good’ spaces. The archi-tecture reflects the brand, and strikes a perfect balance ‘Funky Fitzroy’ and ‘Corporate Cool’ …

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  • MDS_Maxwell_St_V01_Final

    Some snapshots from projects currently on site …

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