antarctica office architects
Welcome to Antarctica. We are an architecture and design company based in Melbourne, and carrying out work across Australia.
Antarctica was formed in 2005 and the combined experience of the office ranges from significant major projects in Melbourne, to many small and site specific projects, and international works. Our field of activity, interests and expertise, ranges from urban design to interiors and furniture - architecture in its broad sense.
We bring design to a broad set of situations and audiences, including peripheral locations, difficult problems and tight budgets. We aim for our work to participate in the widest environment it can; in new forms of communication, in sensitive natural environments, new types of cities, and with ordinary life.
The office promotes collaboration across teams and design disciplines.Our involvement in academic work at RMIT University means that our design is informed by research, experimentation and reflection.
It also means disseminating our ideas broadly– writing for journals, give lectures, teach; and frequently publish and exhibit our projects.
Architecture is immersed in the complicated world of social environments, rather than the pure domains of technologies or ideal landscapes. As designers of the built environment we include politics and economics as the context for those designs.