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.

MARA_house combines high design values and a high quality building fabric, with build-cost certainty. This fills a gap between a bespoke architectural house and a volume-builder-managed house.

Add to that a robust and flexible planning system that enables us to adapt to different sites, and you have solar-passive design and fantastic performance in a cost-effective, architect designed house.

MARA_house is designed, managed and run by the architects here at MARA Studio – and we’ll work with you through the whole process from start to finish, without the usual up-front architectural fees.

MARA Studio has collaborated with carefully selected builders to build our houses, and because we stay closely connected to the construction process we’re able to manage the excellent quality of the design and construction of the MARA_house.

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The jump to 8 stars represents a very significant increase in performance and reduction in energy consumption. This means surprisingly big savings over the life of say a 25 year mortgage. In an environment of rising energy prices, investing in a jump in building performance may be just about the best investment you can choose to make in a new house – and may really provide some positive differentiation in the market. And you’ll feel the immediate comfort of a high performing house that’s healthy and costs less to run

As the building is an 8-star house it includes substantial insulation upgrades (including to the floor), and double glazed thermally separated windows suites. It also includes areas with raked, higher ceilings and 2.4m high doors and windows, which makes a big difference to the quality and feeling of spaciousness inside the building. The design values are set high, and we hope this comes back to people as a return on their investment, not just from a comfort and quality point of view but also the way the house will look and feel. Little things like using solid timber skirting boards rather than MDF can make a big difference over time. We (the architects) remain your point of contact through the whole process so that there is continuity for you and to help with managing the high quality of the final product.

Contact us at MARA Studio for more information and to arrange a first meeting to discuss your new project.

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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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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 »

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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

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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.