Ark 8 Architects

About Ark 8 Architects

Ark 8 Architects is a progressive Melbourne-based design studio dedicated to critical thinking and creative action in the built environment.

Founded in 2011 by a core leadership team with over 15 years of industry experience in Australia and internationally, Ark 8 combines honed technical skills and technological expertise with assured professionalism and a good dose of tactile creativity. These are the qualities which enable us to create buildings our clients can be proud of.

We aspire to the practice of architecture as “Craft”​ – working towards strong conceptual legibility and design clarity within a framework of “site interrogation”​ and functional beauty. Our work is a rigorous and empirical translation of material processes, rationality and inspiration. Creation is exceedingly beautiful. We strive to create architecture which would be both responsive and responsible to its natural and built surrounds – culturally, socially and ecologically.

We thrive on the cross-pollination of ideas which bear fruit to options. We call it “optioneering”​. We aim to choreograph space and orchestrate form in our buildings to reinforce the intricate patterns of habitation – for enjoyment, toil and rest.

LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia