MODO – Michael Ong Design Office

About MODO Michael Ong Design Office

MODO (Michael Ong Design Office) is an award winning architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia.
Our design process is driven by a strong focus on quality and the benefits of good design. A process which is grounded by thoughtful design ideas, rigour and distinctive direction.
Our buildings create spaces to form intimate and highly responsive connections between its landscape, brief and inhabitants.
We are excited by the simplicity and beauty found in everyday spaces and objects, and explore concepts that turn the ordinary and banal into rich, textured and expressive.

About Michael Ong
Bachelor of Building & Planning | Master of Architecture | ARBV/AIA
Michael Ong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Masters of Architecture.

Michael Ong has won the Intergrain Timber Vision Award for Peppercorn House (residential category), has been named in Italian Architectural Journal CASABELLA as one of its international architects under 30, The Guardian listed Michael as one of the upcoming architects and is the SOYA Award winner for the Architecture and Interior Category.

Michael’s work has been published both nationally and internationally. Most notably, his conceptual silo regeneration work in MARK magazine, Dwell Asia ( where he was selected as one of the seven experts to discuss the future of design), Monument and HOUSES magazine to name a few.

LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia

Addition to an Existing Double Fronted Dwelling: Tunnel House

The client approach us with a brief to renovate their double fronted cottage in hawthorn, after a few briefing session with the clients, it became very clear that their lifestyle revolved around their garden and spending their days outdoor as much as possible. Unfortunately, their existing house doesn’t utilise the exterior as well as it

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