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MARA_house – an adaptable high performing 8* star rated fixed price house

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Welcome to the MARA_house, our architect designed, 8* star rated, high performing, fixed price, healthy and sustainable home.

MARA_HOUSE uses a planning system of pre-designed parts with a layout that is completely customizable. This hugely improves cost efficiency and accuracy, and speeds up design and construction time.

Built-in flexibility means we can optimize a layout for better performance. This greatly increases comfort and reduces running costs. It also means we can adapt to your brief and to suit any site.

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Mandurang House

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Courtyard House

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Screen House

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Crown House, Quarry Hill

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Moon House, Golden Square

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Mountain House, Junortoun

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Heartcote Vineyard House

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Cantilever House

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Sandstone Heritage House – a small re-roof

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Sedgwick shed house

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Set in the rolling granitic cherry and apple-strewn country of north harcourt and segwick, this house is a big barn, a shed with the roof and cathedral ceilings pulled upwards over a mezzanine area inside. Details »

Vincent Street House, Castlemaine


Vincent Street House, Castlemaine is an addition to a small home, we are designing a separate pavilion connected to the house via an entry/bridge.   Details »

Old Brick Kiln heritage house

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A renovation and extension of this historical house that has its heritage as an old brick kiln.  We’ve been able to incorporate into the new parts of the house some fantastic relics from the days when the kiln was operational – like an old steel dolly and other rustic steel elements.  Details »

The Project Home

Metropolitan and Regional Architecture Studio is currently working with a builder in the volume housing market to establish a new show home “The Project Home” Details »

Townhouse community – green field urban architecture

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Our feasibility study for this town house development pointed us towards flexibile, high performance, delightful townhouse Details »

BEGINNING BECOMING BUILDING; Deakin University REAL Lecture series

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MARA Studio presents BEGINNING BECOMING BUILDING, a talk about what is sustainable architecture, as part of the Deakin University Architecture REAL lecture series, Geelong, 6pm Tuesday night, 30 June.

Triangle House

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A residence for a client who requires the flexibility for this house to grow with her family, to be green architecture – rigorously environmentally responsible Details »

Bendigo Old Vineyard House

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This transformation of an existing Bendigo Old Vineyard House in Quarry Hill to a contemporary home is more than just a facelift: – the project enables us to push the design boundaries with an ambitious client.  The challenge was to create a personalized layout within the existing parameters and respecting the heritage overlay

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Bendigo Architect Office

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MARA Studio has recently opened its Bendigo architecture office at 46 Bath Lane, in the side of the gluten free bakery building.

Apart from creating a delightful and light space, we wanted a green architecture office.  Ours has been a chance for us to test some sustainable architecture processes; to look rigorously at the way in which we resource materials and products Details »

North Harcourt Farm House

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The north harcourt farm house task is: to alter this farm house to make the most of the sweeping views of the granite outcrops and fertile valleys of north Harcourt; to find a way to utilise the deep veranda space; to bring light into the building; to expand the feeling of the interior without exceeding the bounds of the existing footprint; to project the outside in, and the inside out. The new work is the cheeky child – still safe, but outgrowing its place on its parents lap and wanting to know what’s out there