Irons McDuff Architecture is an award winning Victorian based practice. Works include commercial, institutional and residential projects in inner city to regional Victoria and New South Wales.

Awards and Recognition

Architeam 2017 Award Commendation, Sustainability Medal

Ramp House (Anglesea)

 

Melbourne Design Award Residential Interiors 2013

Manningham Alterations & Additions

 

Finalist City of Port Philip Design & Development Awards 2012

Best Heritage Re-development

 

Shortlisted for Melbourne Design Awards 

Residential Constructed 2012

 

Winner of Housing Industry Association Regional New South Wales 

Award for Custom Designed Home 2002


Profile

Irons McDuff has 25 years experience working on a selection of design practices both locally and internationally, encompassing a wide range of projects from small alterations to multi-faceted commercial developments.

With a strong design focus, we are motivated to carefully design effective and sustainable solutions to achieve appropriate conditions, both environmental and social.

We believe through discourse and re-interpretation of existing site and context, possibilities for renewal provide an opportunity for all architecture and environs to co-exist in the context of the living present. Therefore each project is approached in a logical problem solving technique to incorporate all aspects of site, context, environment, economics, needs and desires.

Completed works range from inner city Melbourne to remote country and coastal regions of Australia, each design exploring the intrinsic values of the project and its regional characteristic.

We aspire to produce a finely crafted architecture of space, form and materials which enrich the human experience.


Sustainability

Environmental sustainability is about making civilisation co-exist with nature, so that human society can still reach its’ maximum potential while still preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems. Figures suggest that construction is responsible for 30 -50% of carbon emissions in Australia.

Irons McDuff Architecture takes this aspect of our work seriously and approaches it in an holistic manner. Incorporating social, cultural, ecological and economical aspects, we explore all opportunities available, including materials, energy consumption, water usage, cradle to grave footprint, recycling, reuse, and building techniques. While past experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the sustainable outcomes of a project, equally experience has taught us that each individual brief requires its own research and development to explore the options available.  Therefore, we work closely with our clients in the decision making process to establish the parameters and desirable outcomes, constantly researching new and old techniques and changing conditions.