MEET | Architecture Architecture



We're thrilled to be working with local Melbourne creatives Architecture Architecture to bring our September 2018 pop-up space at Melbourne Fashion Week (MFW) to life! The team will be transforming Swanston Hall at the iconic Melbourne Town Hall into a unique retail space to house 19 designers for 8 days! 

"Supporting the Australian Fashion Council’s ‘Curated’ exhibition is a natural fit for Architecture Architecture. As an emerging design practice, we’re thrilled to support the extraordinary talent emerging from Australia’s fashion scene."


Fostering Positive Social Environments...

As leaders in next-generation design, Architecture Architecture’s reputation for inventive spatial solutions has seen them consistently awarded for design excellence. Whether they’re designing a school classroom or a city square, their philosophy is underpinned by four key concerns:

1. Architecture Architecture have a genuine curiosity for their fellow human beings. They look beyond the design brief to better understand the people they serve, their aspirations and their needs.

2. Architecture Architecture design for positive social experiences. Their work refocuses those aspects of our homes, schools and workplaces rendered invisible by habits of behaviour, creating environments that encourage participation and exploration.

3. Architecture Architecture design for a robust and healthy built environment. Fundamental concerns of natural light, passive ventilation, and sensitive material selection are key to every project.

4. Architecture Architecture engage with the histories that precede them. Design begins with forensic attention to physical and cultural conditions, developing contemporary architecture that harmonises with the built, the human, and the natural environments.   


Meet Nick & Michael...

Nick James, Director

Nick has an unmatched eye for detail and excellent communication skills. He enjoys a hands-on approach, building strong rapport with clients, consultants and builders alike. Client satisfaction is paramount to Nick, striving for design solutions that delight and surprise. Socially inclusive design is a strong driver in his work, always seeking opportunities to foster more cohesive communities.  

Michael Roper, Director

Michael is an inventive designer with an exacting sense of spatial and material composition. He takes immense pleasure in the design process, engaging in lively collaboration with his team. He seeks solutions that are pragmatic, poetic and surprising. He was awarded the 2016 Victorian Emerging Architect Prize and recently published a collection of poetry entitled Among Buildings. 


We can't wait for you to see what's planned for our labels! Make sure you visit the MFW pop-up to see for yourself, Aug 31- Sep 7, at Melbourne Town Hall, and in the mean time, have a look see at the Architecture Architecture website via the link below...