Design is about the process of refining and interpreting ideas into a physical concept which conveys beauty in functionality, and a quality of space that is achieved through the manipulation of light, colour and materiality.
A contextualised design approach for each unique site and building type is also a key consideration for our design aesthetic and compilation. Analysis of influential site elements enables us to critically examine the feasibility and suitability of each design in its urban environment.
Our designs are derived from the imagination and inspired by reality. We believe there is a unique design solution for every site, every client and every building use. Whether a design is to be minimalist and contemporary or a sculptural expression of organic forms, our architects and interior designers will be able to create an innovative solution to suit each design brief.
Poetica architects and interior designers specialize in residential developments, contemporary new home and house designs, renovations and extensions. We provide residential architectural services for projects at varying scales, including apartment building developments, custom designed luxury homes, renovations and extensions, and contemporary interior design projects.
Our custom new home designs are always exciting projects, each with a unique concept to meet a particular project brief and urban context. With our extensive experience and success in creating quality homes in Melbourne, Sydney and Singapore, you can trust our architectural and interior design team to assist you every step of the way, helping you design your dream home and changing your dreams into reality.
Dual Occupancies / Duplexes
Unit developments designed with two dwellings side-by-side sharing a common party wall. Our well designed dual occupancies achieve spatial efficiency, maximum use of site area, and attractive street frontages that offer equal accessibility to each unit. At Poetica, we assist clients and developers through all stages, from acquiring the necessary town planning permits, to the completion of construction.
Our multi-unit development designs focus on spatial efficiency, maximising site area, optimising daylight access, and providing a sense of individualism to each unit whilst maintaining a fluid concept throughout.
The urban context, site orientation and topography form priority factors in each design’s concept and building layout. By studying these factors in conjunction with each client’s project brief, we create contemporary multi-unit developments that exceed expectations and lead the industry dialogue on successful urbanism to manage of an ever increasing population whilst providing dwellings that meet every family’s needs now and into the future.
At Poetica, we assist developers through all stages of multi-unit development projects, from acquiring the necessary town planning permits, to the completion of construction.
High-rise apartment developments have a significant influence on the urban fabric of a suburb and should each embody a strong concept that rises above and beyond the requirement of accommodating high density dwellings.
At Poetica, each apartment building we design reflects a unique idea and concept that is applied throughout the building from its built form and external facades through to the minute details of its interior design.
Our apartment designs extend beyond the project brief and consider the optimum living experience that each unit and its space can offer on any given project site. Achieving elegance in proportions, spatial efficiency, an abundance of daylight access, and a focus on convenience and sustainability allow us to create stunning apartment buildings that developers are proud to build, and owners are proud to live in.
Mixed-use developments requires knowledge and expertise in both residential and commercial architecture, both of which are abundant at Poetica.
Our architectural and interior design team specialise in merging the two sectors harmoniously with one another, so that the transitional journey between commercial to residential in a development is fluid and natural, achieving privacy to residences whilst maintaining an attractive and viable presence to the commercial sectors.
Renovations & Extensions
The complexity of additions and alterations require careful attention to detail and willingness to think outside the box, both of which are qualities that we uphold and practice at Poetica.
No matter how big or small a renovation or extension project is, we analyse the project brief and requirements with careful consideration of the existing conditions of the building in order to create an end result that harmoniously unifies the old and the new and becomes the dream home of each family.
Poetica Architecture Pty Ltd are experienced in a wide variety of commercial projects such as new building designs for office developments, health care centres, medical clinics, and aged care facilities. Whether you are looking to design a whole new building or simply looking to extend and renovate your existing business premises, our architects and interior designers will be able to fulfill your project requirements.
Our in-depth knowledge and expertise in the dynamics and requirements of office environments allows us to create comfortable and effective workspaces that encourage efficiency, productivity, collaboration and creativity.
Our forte extends to all types of office buildings, large or small, including mixed-use office-retail, office-residential, or office-industrial developments, and large scale high-rise office buildings and corporate centres. No matter the type and scale of project, our designs are tailored to meet the requirements of each client’s brief and budget, whilst exceeding the expectations of the building’s future tenants.
The interior of a space has the ability to influence the comfort, mood and emotions of its inhabitants, and therefore every space should be carefully designed with an interior that achieves the intention of its concept whilst meeting the project brief, and ultimately achieving the outcome that is desired.
At Poetica, our architectural and interior design teams work together to create stunning interiors that inspire through careful attention to design, form, functionality, circulation, materiality, colours, lighting, tactile surfaces, acoustics, and furnishings, in order to provide spaces with the life and meaning that they desire and deserve.
Hotel & Hospitality Developments
At Poetica, we are passionate about creating captivating hotel building designs that exceed the standards and expectations in hospitality architecture. Our international experience and expertise allows us to develop designs that meet the ever increasing expectations from hotel patrons.
Our hotel architecture and interior designs exude contemporary grandeur and elegance through proportionate compositions arranged carefully to suit the functions required by the building’s program and spaces. At Poetica, we go above and beyond typical requirements with each building embodying a unique concept crafted with consideration to its urban context, site surroundings, project brief and budget, and neighbourhood demographic.
Serviced apartments are becoming an increasingly popular option for patrons seeking accommodation that embodies the ambience of a hotel whilst providing independent amenities and services akin to an apartment.
Our success with serviced apartment developments is derived from our extensive expertise and knowledge in both apartment building design and hospitality architecture. Our serviced apartment designs achieve a well balanced combination of hotel luxury and convenience with the freedom and privacy of an apartment, and each building embodies a unique concept crafted with consideration to its urban context, site surroundings, project brief and budget, and neighbourhood demographic.
Poetica Architecture Pty Ltd are experienced in a wide variety of educational projects such as new school building designs for P-12 school campuses, university buildings, kindergartens, school sports halls, and multi-purpose facilities. Whether you are looking to design a whole new school building or simply looking to extend and renovate your existing school building, our experienced building and interior design team will be able to fulfill your project requirements.
P-12 School Campus Buildings
University Campus Buildings
ELC & Kindergartens
Design & Technology Buildings
Renovations & Extensions
Interior Design is all about bringing life to the building. We create interiors that maximize utility through the configuration and planning. Creating visual interest using complementary palates of finishes that play on materiality and textural contrast. Manipulating the environment of spaces through the play of light, circulation and colour. Our interior design services extend to a wide variety of projects including commercial offices, reception areas, residential projects, retail projects, restaurant and bar interiors.
The interior of a house is what makes it feel like a home. Each living space has the ability to influence the comfort, mood and emotions of its inhabitants, and therefore at Poetica, every space is carefully designed with an interior that achieves the intention of its concept and the outcome that is desired.
At Poetica, our architectural and interior design teams work together to create stunning interiors through careful attention to design, form, functionality, materiality, colours, lighting, tactile surfaces, acoustics, and furnishings, in order to provide spaces with the life and meaning that they desire and deserve.
At Poetica, we recognise that every company requires an office interior that is tailored to suit their specific needs. Our extensive experience in office architecture and interior design allows us to create healthy working environments that encourage efficiency, productivity, collaboration and creativity.
Each office space has the ability to influence the comfort, mood and emotions of its inhabitants, and therefore at Poetica, every space is carefully designed with an interior that achieves the intention of its concept whilst meeting the project brief, in order to ultimately achieve the outcome that is desired by the company.
At Poetica, we understand that the setting within which a meal is served and enjoyed has a significant influence on the dining experience of every patron. And just as significant is the layout and functionality of the kitchen and service amenities that allow the chefs to prepare the meal perfectly.
Our restaurant fit-outs are designed to embody the culinary and experiential vision of stakeholders, whilst achieving clarity in concept and layout, functionality, spatial efficiency, and the ability to be completed within a tight timeframe.
We understand that every shop requires a unique concept that differentiates itself from others, whilst maintaining functionality and efficiency for business.
Our retail fit-outs are designed with the key objective of promoting the brand and products of the shop, together with careful consideration of other factors including shop-front presentation, product display strategies, spatial experience and effective circulation that reveals the brand concept via a tailored journey through its products.
Environmental Design & Sustainability
Poetica also specializes in providing environmental sustainable design solutions for both residential and commercial buildings. We believe in a sustainable future, and the importance of sound environmentally sustainable design. Our design methodology incorporates sustainability principles such as providing the optimum energy and water efficiency and lowering embodied energy through careful material selection for all new buildings and interiors.
At Poetica, every residential project is designed with careful consideration of its overall sustainability and environmental impact. We design buildings to exceed regulatory standards in thermal performance and embodied energy, which ultimately creates comfortable homes with low energy bills.
For each commercial project, our team develops a tailored solution that employs passive sustainability principles and achieves the optimum result in reducing energy consumption, operating costs and maintenance costs, whilst creating healthy workspaces that foster efficiency and productivity.
Our high-rise building designs employ a vast array of strategies to achieve the optimum balance of energy efficiency, low embodied energy, and low operating and maintenance costs, whilst maintaining a set construction budget. Careful attention to the building’s facade design, its material composition, future-proofing options, and its mechanical and electrical services layouts allows us to employ the right combinations of passive and active sustainability principles to achieve excellence in thermal performance and energy efficiency.
What is Architecture?
” Architecture is the thoughtful making of space. ” – Louis Kahn
” Our experience of an architectural space is strongly influenced by how we arrive in it. “
Building from Context
” A proper building grows naturally, logically, and poetically out of all its conditions. ” – Louis Sullivan
A Good Building
” A good building reveals different things about itself when viewed from different distances.”
” The proportions of a building are an aesthetic statement of how it was built. “
” Beauty is due more to harmonious relationships among the elements of a composition than to the elements themselves. “