Is the contradiction between sustainability and building necessary?

There is a something of a contradiction between sustainability and building. Resources are needed to build a new project – even one that will be sustainable once built. In turn, energy is needed to run a new facility so the by-product of any new project is waste that wasn’t being generated before.

In this blog piece we look at how this contradiction can be made into less of a problem – the answer might just be “good design”.

6 Sep 2017

Things I have learned

After 15 years running a practice I decided to reflect on the things I have learned to be true.

10 Jul 2017

Antony's War on 'Stuff'

Antony discusses the role in which ‘stuff’ plays in cluttering our lives, and whilst we hold close attachments to personalised momento’s of our past, looking towards minimalism encourages an unconstrained freedom for possibilities to emerge in spaces we never imagined.

14 Jun 2017

Scribble Art and The Joy of Drawing.

We all know: Inspiration often strikes when the mind is at its most lucid. So why not explore the ideas and tease out the chatter of our busy brains through scribbling? We’ve started!

22 Jul 2016

Cost Planning for Projects

Why do we so often hear about project budgets being blown out of the water? Well, Antony discusses the lack of consideration given to Cost Planning early on in the design process and highlights the necessity of effective Cost Planning in any house architecture project, and how to do it.

30 May 2016

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Antony on the Radio

I was lucky enough to get a call from Andy Burns the producer of Jon Faine’s ABC’s 774 program. I was asked to give my views on Small Footprint living and we spent about 30 minutes delving into the ins and outs of this fascinating topic. I have to say Jon Faine is fantastic and a real professional. He made me feel comfortable and the interview was great fun and thorougly enjoyable.

4 Sep 2014

North Fitzroy Renovation Extension House Melbourne Architect Di Mase Tiny House

Design More, Consume Less, Live Small

Graduate in the office Katie writes about one of her design passions: compact housing. Small footprint housing can sometimes get a bad rap, so this blog briefly looks at the small housing movement: a positive way to look at designing more, consuming less and living small!

25 Jul 2014

Antony Di Mase Master of Light Student Studying in Brisbane Architect

A Week of Seeing the Light

Antony has just returned from a week away in Brisbane studying his lighting course at QUT. Here he reflects on some of the topics that sparked his interest and imagination.

9 Apr 2014


Architectural Fees

Architectural fees – the often ambiguous side of architecture. How do they come about, what are they based on, and what challenges face the Australian and Melbourne architecture industry in the current climate of fee setting – a very interesting and simple to understand piece by Antony, suitable for both consumers and providers.

6 Mar 2014