Zen Architects

Riccardo Zen

About Zen Architects

Respect, knowledge and a consideration for people and the natural environment define both our work and our design philosophy. Within our architecture, we aim to realise each client’s unique vision while also maximising the potential inherent in each site.

Our interest in contemporary culture and construction technology ensures that our buildings provide unprecedented design solutions that function at the highest level for life.

Zen Architects is an award winning, Melbourne based practice with 31 years experience in the design and development of environmentally, socially and financially sustainable buildings. Zen Architects was established in 1989 by Riccardo Zen. Our work is spread across Australia with a primary focus in inner Melbourne, the North and Eastern suburbs, coastal and rural regions of Victoria.

From inception to realisation our process exemplifies a high level of ecologically sustainable design in which ideas are tested, refined and followed through to completion.

Our construction knowledge is invaluable in developing accurate projections of cost and timing. This knowledge also plays an important role in our ability to determine the most viable forms, materials, finishes, systems and maintenance requirements for each project, ensuring that we both address the brief and meet the budget.

Through our commitment to supporting local design and manufacturing and in our efforts to bring affordable sustainable architecture to as many people as possible, we are not only a client-focused and forward-thinking practice but one that aims to positively impact the wider community.

LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia
LEARN MORE: zenarchitects.com

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Autonomous House by Zen Architects

Architects: Zen Architects Project: Autonomous House Location: Jan Juc, Victoria, Australia The Autonomous House exemplifies our commitment to environmentally sound and eco-friendly design principles. We proposed a house that could harvest its own power and water and treat its own waste on site in response to the client’s values and the reality of difficult access

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Laneway House in Coburg / Zen Architects

Architects: Zen Architects Project: Laneway House in Coburg Location: Coburg, Victoria, Australia Photography: Emma Cross Inspired by Melbourne’s café culture, this eco-friendly residence adopts a communal approach to its functional and aesthetic design. Laneway House was designed by Zen Architects, an architecture practice based in Fitzroy North, Victoria. The kitchen and living rooms open fully to

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