Welcome to Abode — a boutique building and interior design studioa unique studio that integrates architecture, strategic creative design and marketing. We offer a leading combination of specialist knowledge, resources, capability and scale, and are driven by our ultimate vision to use our skills and capital to positively impact our communities both locally and globally.
Our designs reflect our client's desires and how they choose to live.
ine design and quality detailing, coupled with a terrific eye for aesthetics.worked to realise our overall vision and to clarify and guide our more confused ideas. And they appreciated that the budget is a real element of a successful project. We in turn appreciated their expertise, instinct about what would work best and collaborative approach. Inclusion/Communication with client is paramount
Clients Best Interests at heart
Our experience extends from large-scale tourism and educational facilities, award-winning architectural projects and site-sensitive developments, through to Council, community and business branding, strategy and web design. S. Group encourages a communicative, honest working relationship to achieve a highly tailored, creative and dynamic response to client briefs.
An A Plus Member of the Australian Institute of Architects, we have been recognised as a progressive design team that is steadily becoming a leader in our field.
Project Management - Managing trades, timelines and budgets
On-site - supervision/overseeing each stage from commencement to completion to ensure projects come in on time and on budget - flow
Inclusion/Communication with client is paramount
PTX Architects co-founders David Gibson and Melanie Hoessle first met in 2001 while working as architects in Melbourne. Bonded together by a common sensibility and a passion for design, they have since lived, travelled and worked together throughout Australia and Europe.
Boasting over 27 years of experience between them, David and Melanie have worked for multiple award-winning architectural practices and have developed a diverse range of expertise to create sustainable and site responsive residential, public and commercial architecture.
PTX Architects Albany and Denmark, was co-founded in 2006 by David Gibson and Melanie Hoessle, after years of working for award-winning architectural practices in London, Germany, Melbourne and Perth.
In 2008 we relocated our studio to Denmark, on WA’s picturesque south coast. With deep roots in the local community, we have built our philosophy on a reverence for place, and the importance of finding harmonies between our client’s needs and the landscape they live in.
We specialise in creating bespoke residential, public and commercial architecture that reflects and responds to the landscape around it. Our clients range from individuals and families to large commercial and community organisations. We have particular experience in helping community organisations realise a vision by taking a project from a master-planning and visualisation stage through detailed design & documentation stages to the completion of construction.
Our work is inspired by the diversity of the local environments of the South Coast and South West regions of WA and has won multiple awards. We have provided services on projects from the Margaret River region through to Albany and are experienced at providing services for remote locations. We currently have projects under construction in Denmark, Walpole and Bow Bridge.
WELCOME TO ODYSSEY STUDIOS
Odyssey Studios is a boutique building and interior design studio that is internationally recognised for it's highly considered and efficient design projects. We have a passion for creating beautiful spaces that enrich the lives of their occupants and surrounding community.
The studio was founded in January 2015 by its principal designer and director, Jordan Walker (B.A.Sc), following over a decade of building/renovating residential and commercial spaces as well as working for some of Australia's most prestigious architecture and building firms.
The practice focuses primarily on mid-high quality private homes, including new builds, alterations to existing homes and multi-residential projects. Odyssey Studios also works across other project typologies such as hospitality, commercial, retail, education and interior design. Each project whether residential or non-residential is approached with the same careful consideration of the client, site and sustainable design principles.
Our work is characterised by efficient spaces that are beautifully crafted and finished. Most of our projects are within the Perth metropolitan region and South-West, however, we do undertake projects outside of these areas if they fit the studio's profile.
Since founding the practice, Odyssey Studios has undertaken over 75 commissions for a broad range of Clients and project types. The collective value of projects designed and documented by Odyssey Studios is approximately $50 million AUD.
The work of the studio is underpinned by the following key philosophies;
- A commitment to understanding the client, theirlifestyles, needs, desires and vision.
- An in-depth investigation of the site, its context, physical, cultural, historic and social attributes.
- Responding to the site in a dynamic and creative fashion whilst being sympathetic to the surrounding context.
- Creating spaces that are not only beautiful but are functional and enrich the lives of our clients.
- Apply ESD (Environmentally Sustainable Design) techniques wherever possible to create a comfortable environment for our clients to enjoy year round.
- Create spaces that are naturally light and ventilated as far as practical.
- Celebrate the connection of materials and combine them in beautiful ways.
- Apply the collective knowledge and expertise of the studio to every commission to ensure a well considered, timely and on budget design and construction process.
“Each Client’s brief is totally unique. We believe that good design is a collaborative effort, which begins with a real understanding of the clients needs.”
Dalecki Design is a multi award winning boutique Perth Building Designer.
Founded by Janik Dalecki, the firm delivers bespoke design solutions tailored to meet each of their client’s unique ways of living.
With over a decade of experience in the industry, Dalecki Design has developed a reputation for delivering contemporary designs and interiors finished to exceptional quality.
Specialising in custom home design, with a particular focus on adaptive reuse, Dalecki Design enjoys the challenge of utilising character structures as a basis for modern homes that meet current living needs.
Dalecki Design has provided design solutions catered specifically to client’s needs and budgets across a variety of scales and functions, for home additions and renovations as well as new developments.
As a firm, Dalecki Design has a strong belief that design should contribute positively to the environment. This has led to a focus on sustainable design solutions, in particular passive solar design.
We believe architecture should be foremost a strong structural entity with high functionality but should reflect it's inhabitants unique lifestyle and should have a strong balance between flow, adaptability and buildability and economical and environmental vitality.
Committed to sustainable architecture
Environmentally sustainable architecture
Our generation literally holds the world in our hands. The need to bring about positive change is real and urgent. We believe our buildings must play an integral role in this change and that with the pursuit of architecture comes an inherent responsibility.
We believe buildings that seek a balance between the natural and built environments, through form, materiality and integrated energy systems will also facilitate spaces that guide us, invigorate us, rest us, seduce us and inspire us.
We have a passionate desire to design such buildings, buildings that contribute true quality to the life of the individual, the community and our world and imbue a deep reverence for time, place and the beauty of life.
What is Biophilic Design?
Biophilic design - the use of natural elements to enhance buildings
Biophilic Architecture offers (not only adds) an aesthetic element , but well researched studies confirm it enhances...
Biophilia - a concept that describes the relationship between humans and nature (meaning love of nature)
Biomimicry - Mimicking nature
Emulating nature within the design of buildings
Psychological & Physiological effects of the space
Connecting with nature to improve health and wellbeing
Focuses on humans' innate attraction to nature and natural processes. It suggest that we all have a genetic connection to the natural world built up through hundreds of thousands of years of living in agrarian settings.
Humans inherent affinity to nature
Harvard entomologist/Scientist put forward the case that humas have a deep affinity for, and need to connect with, the natural world.
Recognised for several decades by the scientific and design communities, term coined and popularised by psychologist Edward o Wilson in 1980's - when he observed how increasing urbanisation was leading to a dramatic disconnection with the natural world.
Incorporating direct and indirect elements of nature into the built environment (home & work) have been demonstrated through research to reduce stress, blood pressure levels and heart rates, whilst increasing productivity, creativity and self reported rates of well-being.
Dramatic increases in wellbeing & productivity & creativity - office design, hospitality, education, healthcare, retail, homes
Correlation between Biophilic , Feng Shui and Stepatya Veda (Vedic) design principles - combining elements of all of these ancient wisdoms to strike a fine balance/find right balance to get the best possible design solution.
Biophilic Design - once regarded as a luxury makes sound financial sense
Sound economic investment in health and productivity, based on well researched neurological and physiological evidence.
Overarching approach is to build a complete picture with the clients requirements whilst combining form, function, aesthetics, focusing on Triple P's - People, Planet, Profit.
Focusing on: Optimisation of functional spaces, thermal comfort levels
air quality, toxin levels and ventilation - Prevents Sick Building Syndrome
improved natural & artificial lighting - prevents SAD and have greater touch with circadian rhythms (promotes balance with circadian rhythms)
internal & external views onto nature
use of plants - Purify air and Calming Effect
the use of natural materials, textures, patterns & colours, artwork - stepping back to basics/nature representations
incorporation of recuperative spaces
The relationship between individuals and their environment can impact how they feel and perform.
By clever/proper combination of indoor/outdoor environments, this special abode allows uses to feel as though they are always living outside and deeply connected to their environment.
The lack of divide between indoor and outdoor environments allows structures to seem extremely spacious and neverending, allowing a smaller footprint if desired.
Amazing architectural features and touches of green living around every geometric corner
Places/zones of connection and recuperation.
Connecting the Built environment to nature, creating conditions conducive to interconnection, intrinsic to life.
Our inherent attraction to nature/ Affinity to Nature
Our innate connection to nature to improve our daily lives & wellbeing - makes sense to design our homes to better connect. Improved quality of life
Research has shown....
Living green houses that bring all 5 senses together
Responding to climate, daily circadian cycles/rhythms and seasonal changes to create architecture.
Developing deeper connection between our built landscapes, the natural environment & wider community
Each level independently oriented, based on it's adjacency to the street/neighbours, the direction of the view, the orientation of the sun and the use of the space. Creating cohesive composition from a diverse set of parameters is the craft of architecture.
Abode focuses on bringing buildings to life through a strong connection between mother nature and her inhabitants whilst in architecture, in order to create harmony and balance connectiong outdoors seamlessly to the indoors
What is Solar Passive Design?
What is Stepatya Veda?
Interested in architectural design as long as I can remember, Property flipping and Investing for last 15 years (two decades) studying, renovating for profit, Interior design and Building Design.
Utilising my strong design expertise both for personal and showing others how to make a profit from property and helping others to renovate and sell their properties privately for profit., value adding to existing properties and finding the right properties that can create equity.
Specialising in Biophilic design, solar passive design and combining principles of Ancient building wisdoms of Stepatya Veda, Feng Shui to create living buildings that enhance an inhabitants physchological and physiological wellbeing.
I have always been attracted to the way Tropical architecture where innovative design and orientating living zones to create seamless divides is second nature/was well done. Living with nature and working with the elements to create functional connected spaces that promote open and recuperative spaces are done well.
Upon moving down south, I could immediately see the divide, disconnection, separation from nature in the built environment.
Down South living, with a cooler climate (and although Solar Passive design is gaining popularity), there still appears to be a disconnect from nature, particularly in urban environments. There is a balance that can be struck between protecting from the elements and letting them in.
Hailing from the Far North of Australia Kimberley Region of WA raised with a strong connection to land. Architectural inspiration stems from a combination
of living and working in both extremities of our country, in both rural, remote and urban settings and extensive travel nationally and internationally. It was here, that I garnered a unique understanding of the what is required from the built environment and now take a multi-faceted approach to building design to strike the right balance between aesthetics, function and form.
Working on Remote Communities Diversity in Architecture living in both extremes of Australia. Inspired by majestic natural environment
Involved in several building projects, including Project Management.
Extremely budget conscious without compromising on structural integrity or aesthetics - committed to achieving maximum bang for your buck and can definitely achieve great design on any budget.
Unique Tropical Designs with strong focus on ventilation
Inspired by the space, vastness and many forms and the diverse contrasts and similarities - finding the right balance between 2 worlds
Drawing on numerous architectural and building styles to create a unique one-off design
Passion for creating living buildings, solar passive sustainable buildings for any scale and budget
Now living in Southern WA after travelling nationally and internationally for many years
2 worlds collide/collaborate to create unique beautiful functional architecture True North design for down south conditions/living (Tropical living for down south conditions)
Knowledgeable on a range of different building techniques from natural to conventional (conventional to alternative) and the latest building technology and materials to create a unique home that stands apart from the crowd and stands the test of time.
Bringing connection aspects of tropical architecture to create a seamless connection between inside & outside.
We understand how to create unique harmonious spaces, small or large at any scale that work with the seasons.
Renovating for Profit/Property flipping background with an Interior Design bent.
We promote architecture that engages, sustains and enriches life
Solar Passive Nature Inspired Design
Connection to Nature
Bringing the Outside In. Seamlessly connecting indoors to outdoors
Cost Effective / Budget Oriented
Coast Lifestyle Property Consulting originated after a downturn in the property cycle meant facing the prospect of selling our home for less than we purchased it.
The Bluebelle Collective concept originated a while ago after lifechanging circumstances and has now finally come to fruition with the opening of my online store, with appearances at various markets and festivals and products also available in select galleries.
Originally from the Kimberley region and inspired by a connection to earth, nature and an interest in sustainable living, I have always had a strong desire to utilise my creative energy and have finally found what I want to be when I grow up. Better late than never.
Specialising in designing and crafting unique ‘Upcycled’ furniture and homewares, all pieces are lovingly recycled or repurposed utilising a mixture of recycled timbers, metals, industrial items and furnishings. Our collection is an eco friendly eclectic mix of earthy, retro and vintage styles and functional design.
There is also a custom design service for pieces that inspire you, commissions for home or business and redesigning of pre-loved pieces that you haven’t got the heart to throw away.
Shop online for great deals on all products, including those being sold at markets and available in galleries. Like us on facebook to keep up to date with upcoming and newly created items and market dates. If you would like to view items in person, please contact me via email or facebook to arrange an appointment.
Our ESD statement
Troppo are committed to Environmentally Sustainable Development — responsible architecture.
This begins with an appreciation of Place…
Step 1, respond to climate and the local setting:
Step 2, think dynamic, think 'adjustable skins'
And so, connect the indoors with the out (or should it be the outdoors with the in?)
And thereby, respond to the morning, the evening, the season, the heat, the cold, the sun, the rain - the moment that will never pass again.
Designing for climate and seasonality naturally leads to passive thermal design for heating and cooling. A passive system can be supplemented by energy efficient mechanical systems. Energy efficiency will be affected by the nature of building planning in regard to:
aggregation of spaces
Selection of a supplementary energy source must holistically consider the energy source production costs in terms of extraction, transport, infrastructure cost and maintenance, production energy consumption and environmental pollution. Renewable energy systems - eg. solar/ wind generated power or direct solar heating - are optimal.
Designing of a building must reach out beyond the building to embrace all of the site and adjacent areas. This whole-of-site approach will then by definition prompt consideration of
ecologically sound waste management/ recycling systems
water collection systems
ecologically responsive stormwater management systems
And a whole-of-site approach will also lead to the closer consideration what can best be done outdoors, or semi-outdoors, rather than in enclosed (and building consumptive) space. In this way we might come to build less. And in an ESD sense, Less is More.
Materials employed in a project must be selected by reference to characteristics of their:
embodied energy content
environmental impacts in extraction/ production
transportation/ handling impacts
strength/ weight ratio
appropriateness for a given application
need for preservative treatment/ finishes
low impact maintainability
These are considerations of whole-of-life costing.
Timber is a difficult and special case. Troppo support ecologically-sound forestry techniques. This includes the proper management of native forests, and plantation of locally native species. We do not support the continuation of exotic pine plantations on the basis of the low quality of the timber, its need for chemical treatment, and the degrading effect of such forest on the water table, soil quality and animal habitat. This said, whilst they're there, they must be used as effectively as possible. Milling should maximise use of the tree, and where possible employ natural seasoning techniques. Select timbers for a nil or minimal finish result.
Where possible use local native timbers from a verifiable sound source. Imported timbers if used should be checked for the social and environmental impacts of their forestry source: a more difficult task.
And in the big picture, strive for:
a refined and clever structural design
simplified constructional detailing
identifying elements suited to prefabrication
These approaches will produce a consequent reduction in the amount of material in a building - and concomitant will be a reduction in the impacts of wastage, transport and extraction/ production. Again, Less is More.
Finally, remember building is a verb - architecture is not merely about 'object'. Thinking about building as a verb sets one down the path of community involvement, as well as the opportunity to set up economic activity (plant, skills, resource development) that may go beyond the life of a building project itself.
The act of building, when mindful of its human purpose and process, can also help sustain a community's social and cultural fabric.
Troppo are the first (and currently the only) Australian recipients of the LOCUS Foundation Global Award for Sustainable Architecture - Awarded to
Solar Passive, Energy Efficient, Cost Effective Design
New Homes & Ancillary Builds
Renovations & Additions
Sheds & Patios
Small Developments/Commercial - Townhouses, units, chalets, subdivision
Alternate Building Materials - Strawbale, Hempcrete, Rammed Earth, etc..Knowledgeable on a range of different building techniques from natural to conventional (conventional to alternative) and the latest building technology and materials to create a unique home that stands apart from the crowd and stands the test of time.
Energy efficiency a high priority for ongoing comfort and savings
Building and glazing orientation for solar energy
Building Construction & Insulation
Low energy materials
Use of natural light and sunshading
Clever use Artificial lighting, cooling/heating devices
Passive Cooling via cross ventilation
Durability/Corrosion and selection of materials
Grey water disposal and recovery
Use of Geothermal Exchange