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Nest House, Brunswick West: A New Open Plan Living Area and A Mezzanine

Located in West Brunswick, Nest House is a project of a rear addition to an existing double fronted period home. This house is designed by Zen Architects, consists of a mezzanine and a new open plan living area. The result of this awesome project is a compact, interwoven house with an enhancement of the passive solar performance.

Eco House, Fitzroy North: An Eco-Friendly House with The Use of Eco-Friendly Materials

Located in Fitzroy North and designed by Zen Architects, Eco House is designed to respond to the brief of the client for a site that utilized locally produced, sustainability sourced, organic, or recycled materials. It is an eco-friendly house designed with the use of eco-friendly materials and supported by natural ventilation through windows.

Zen House, Jan Juc: A Contemporary Family Home with Radially Sawn Timber Fins

The goal of this project is to create a contemporary family home in Jan Juc, Victoria. Zen House is imbued with the spirit of the existing site, designed by Zen Architects. It was a pre-existing 1970’s beach house was that carefully dismantled. There are also some radially sawn timber fins on the facade of the building.

Autonomous House, Jan Juc: A Self-Sustaining House with An Environmentally Sound and Eco-Friendly Design Principles

This house shows Zen Architects’ commitment to environmentally sound and eco-friendly design principles. Autonomous House is located in Jan Juc, Victoria, proposed by the architect as a house that can harvest its own power and water. The result of this project is a house that is completely self-sustaining.

Studio House, Northcote: A Flexible, Multi-Purpose Studio for A Growing Family

Zen Architects has been contacted by a client with a request to design an extension to their existing property. Studio House is located in Northcore, designed to accommodate the needs of a growing family. A flexible, multi-purpose studio is designed in response to the client request. The building shape is also arranged to minimize the impacts to the neighbors.

Project Nymph: Renovation and Extension of A Single Fronted Terrace House

It is a renovation and extension project of a single fronted terrace house. Project Nymph is located in the Botanic Gardens precinct of inner Melbourne, designed by Zen Architects based upon the concepts of gathering under a roof and living in a garden. It also features natural materials for its interior and exterior.

Boulevard Beach House: An Elevated Timber Beach House with Inviting and Warm Interiors

This house can evoke fond memory of an elevated timber beach house. Located in Jan Juc, Victoria, Boulevard Beach House is designed by Zen Architects. This house is something entirely new yet surprisingly familiar, designed referencing practical, efficient spaces and simple, elegant forms.

Green House: A Modern House with A Living, Breathing, Sustainable Space

The inspiration for this modern house comes from the client’s connection with the landscape. Green House is located on a narrow site in Melbourne, the North Carlton, designed by Zen Architects. This house also represents the innovative use of sustainable design principles. The result of this project is a living, breathing, sustainable space.

Pool House: A Multi-Generational Home with A Modern, Context-Sensitive Development

Located in Fitzroy North, Zen Architects transform this client’s existing property into a multi-generational home for life. Pool House is designed to provide the family member needs so they could live both now and into the future. A modern, context-sensitive development is done to this house, especially to overcome the shortfalls of older style terrace housing.

Art House & Studio: Natural Local Materials Meet Original Victorian Character

In collaboration with Eckersley Garden Architecture for this house landscape, Zen Architects has been completed an art-house and studio by retaining its original Victorian character as much as possible. Art House & Studio is located in Brunswick, Australia, featuring natural local materials re-imagined through local craftsmanship and manufacturing.