The Naked Architect: MANI Architecture, S2 E3

Project: Fishbowl House

Architect: MANI Architecture

Session topic: Managing a budget

Episode Length: 17 mins

The Fishbowl House is a new double storey dwelling. The expectations of the client to create country aspirations on a suburban site create many challenges. For the home of an artist and craftsman who have relocated from the country to metropolitan life, careful consideration was given to room placement and orientation. To achieve the seclusion that is part of county living, layout and construction methods were stretched so that walls on boundaries enclose the desired private backyard areas. Connections between indoor and outdoor spaces create flexible entertaining areas, as large family gatherings were a priority. The use of recycled materials, internal brickwork and the exploration of new construction methods such as charred external timber cladding, embody the character of the client, their connection to their work, art and passion for life.

Mani Architecture began in 2014 with Sara and Kathy. Their relationship began with a passion to create inspiring spaces and an enthusiasm for the little details around them. With this in mind they formed a studio dedicated to allowing their creative process run with ideas that explore the use of new materials and forms, creating a unique project each time.

The Naked Architect is an initiative of Open House Melbourne, with support from the Architects Registration Board of Victoria, and in association with ArchiTeam. The second series was launched in 2018 as part of the year-round program of Open House.

Message from the Lord Mayor of Melbourne

The Fishbowl House is a new double storey dwelling. The expectations of the client to create country...
View More

This is Public: Resistance and Regeneration

Episode five of This is Public looks at resistance and regeneration in the city across the decades.
View More

This is Public: Rights to the City

Episode four of This is Public looks at access and inclusivity in the city.
View More

The Naked Architect: Winwood McKenzie, S3 E1

Session topic: The ideal client
Project: Brunswick House
Architect: Winwood McKenzie
...
View More

The Naked Architect: Davidov Architects, S3 E2

Session topic: Scheduling and Time
Project: SLD Residence
Architect: Davidov Architects...
View More

The Naked Architect: FIGR Architects, S3 E3

Session topic: Fees and Budget
Project: Silhouette Hytte
Architect: FIGR Architects
...
View More

The Naked Architect: Delia Teschendorff, S3 E4

Session topic: Consultants and Practicalities
Project: Rhythm House
Architect: Delia...
View More

This is Public: Collective Agency

The third episode of This is Public responds to the 2019 National Architecture Conference theme:...
View More

Peter Malatt, Six Degrees Architects – ARBV Speaker Series

Peter Malatt, presents the restoration of The Capitol at Open House Melbourne's 2019 ARBV Speaker...
View More

Sheree Proposch, Hassell Studio – ARBV Speaker Series 2019

Sheree Proposch, presents the design process of Western Edge Biosciences building at Open House...
View More

Samantha Westbrooke, National Trust – ARBV Speaker Series 2019

Samantha Westbrooke, presents the history of the Napier Waller House at Open House Melbourne's 2019...
View More

Sam Lock, Cox Architecture – ARBV Speaker Series 2019

Sam Lock, presents the design of Melbourne Jet Base at Open House Melbourne's 2019 ARBV Speaker...
View More
CLOSE

Save My Itinerary

You can save your itinerary for later by entering your email address and a password below. Then you can log in using other computers or devices like your smartphone, to access My Itinerary on the go.

Register

Login to My Itinerary

Log in with your email address and password to access My Itinerary.



Forgot password?

Log Out

Logout

STAY IN THE LOOP