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Luxury Architect Melbourne

The most daunting part of any project is often the beginning, but with WAXI as your trusted guide, you’ll relish the adventure and delight in the outcome. For over 10 years, we have been helping our clients across Melbourne bring their property dreams to life with beautiful, affordable and sustainable architecture. At WAXI, our goal is to bring a sense of joy and adventure to the process while responding to your unique design needs, whether it be building, renovating, extending or upgrading. You can rest assured we will deliver a design that suits your way of life and stays true to your integrity and flair.

Call now to begin your architecture journey with WAXI and discover why we are one of Melbourne’s most sought-after commercial and residential architects.

Design from the Inside Out

Your space should feel, look and function they way you want it to, which is why we integrate interior design with our architecture practice to create a harmonious spatial experience. Headed by our Interior Design Director, Junko Windust, our architecture services are paired with award-winning interior design to ensure that all material, finishes, fixtures, fitments and lighting come together to enhance the architecture of the property and inspire your living.

Making Beautiful Architecture Accessible

With an emphasis on sustainability and affordability, WAXI has become synonymous with beautiful architecturally-designed properties throughout Melbourne. Whatever your design intent or desire, whether it be mid-century, contemporary, heritage or altogether sustainable, we can bring your vision to life. From stunningly spacious family homes to captivating, state-of-the-art architectural projects, we work with a wide breadth of clients and budgets, making it easier than ever to create the space of your dreams.

The Architecture Process

With an option to start with an initial Design Feasibility Report, our project delivery is then completed over 3 core phases to make the architectural process as smooth as possible for our clients.

To assist our clients with the information required to make the more detailed project decisions we provide a stand alone Feasibilty Design Service.
We assess your site, obtain an understanding of your goals, work through a design direction and options, and follow up with estimate of costs.
Our feasibility service includes:
  • Site visit
  • Client brief review
    Site analysis, and preliminary concept response.
  • Preliminary assessment of site constraints, statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Presentation of 2-3 concept design options.
  • Selected option review and amendment.
  • Opinion of probable cost

For Stage 1, we develop the design with consideration given to form, light and materiality. This is done with regard to regulations and any budget constraints. A 3D model is prepared to provide our clients with an insight into how the spaces will work and feel. It is also at this stage that we would obtain more detailed costing from a cost planner or builder.

 

If a Town Planning submission is required, we will prepare the formal town planning application report including preparation of town planning drawings and supporting documentation. We will liaise with council on your behalf, and manage any required consultants and the town planning application process throughout.

 

For stage 2A, we develop the interior design, including material finishes, fittings, joinery and equipment. We arrange and coordinate all the consultant team input, and development of the 3D model ready for Building Documentation.

Here we finalise all design elements and set out in detail a full drawing set and supporting technical documentation to obtain a building permit.

Assist client in determining the preferred tender process, recommending reputable and suitable builders. Preparation of tendering process, review and advise on tenders and preferred construction contract.

Here we prepare the building contracts and administer the building contract through construction, ensuring that the design intent is kept through to completion. We assist the builder with information as the project proceeds and assist in assessing claims, variations and managing disputes.

Melbourne’s Leading Architectural Firm

WAXI’s award-winning architectural projects exude contemporary luxury and quality while enriching your surroundings. Discuss your next architecture project with Melbourne’s leading architectural firm today on 03 9018 8375.