Our Light Saw House represents a contemporary, design-based solution to sustainable architecture. Built upon an existing double fronted Edwardian weatherboard, our clients sought a local architectural response to a property they had owned for some time, but not lived in for 15 years whilst overseas.
Zen Architects was established in 1989 by Riccardo Zen. The Melbourne-based firm is committed to innovative eco-friendly and sustainable architecture.
Based upon the concepts of living in a garden and gathering under a roof, Project Nymph required the renovation and extension of a single fronted terrace house located in the Botanic Gardens precinct of inner Melbourne.
Like many of our clients their needs change over time with more space often needed in the short term than their homes can provide. Our solution was to provide a flexible, multi-purpose studio house requiring very little land.
Carnegie Gallery House was created in response to our clients request for a compact home that would also allow them to create and exhibit their art collection. By placing a combined gallery and studio space upstairs and incorporating a large, north facing void over the living space below, the art is visible from all angles.
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 […]
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 the outdoor dining areas, encouraging shared enjoyment. A bar area is defined in the kitchen […]