Elemental house is a low impact off-grid retreat on an exposed ridge line at a place called High Camp, an hour north of Melbourne.
Ben Callery Architects
Ben Callery Architects is an energetic and enthusiastic studio that provides bespoke architecture. Our team loves working with like-minded people and we develop strong relationships with our clients and builders. Importantly, we subscribe to the theory of taking our work seriously but not ourselves.
We specialize in designing creative sustainable architecture and providing project management that delivers construction to real budgets and timelines. Based in Melbourne, Australia we have designed award winning sustainable buildings across the city’s Inner North, Bayside and Eastern suburbs and coastal locations.
Our sustainable design method employs proven techniques of passive solar design, natural ventilation and thermal efficiency making our buildings naturally comfortable.
Our project management method revolves around regular real assessment of the brief, budget and timelines empowering our clients to make informed decisions throughout the design, documentation and construction process.
Treetop House explores architecture that responds to its environment pragmatically but also emotionally, allowing a young family to connect with their leafy surrounds.
This Northcote House is another in a series of houses in which we’ve employed creative means of getting sunlight into difficult spaces, while creating an uplifting feeling for the occupant. The existing house was on a narrow 6.5m wide block with neighbouring walls built on both boundaries …
We wanted the extension to their Melbourne home to embody those dynamic feelings. Meanwhile it would respond to our client’s brief for a house that uses environmentally sensitive materials and a creative form to harness the sun and be naturally comfortable and beautiful.
Westgarth House is a single-family home designed by Melbourne-based Ben Callery Architects. The architects had designed a rear living space that opens onto an airy, double-height void that’s carefully orientated, glazed and cross-ventilated to flood the space with natural light, warmth, breezes and views of the surrounding trees. Project description: In an age where clients tell […]
Designed by Ben Callery Architects, the Beyond House stretches typical terrace boundaries, making a sustainable house despite its heritage constraints. Project description: The existing heritage house was south-facing, dark, cold, narrow and overshadowed by neighbouring walls on both side boundaries. It’s owners, a family of three, were detached from the world beyond. They are serious about sustainability […]