Design Habitat Pty Ltd
Design Habitat is an established practice, with extensive experience in Ecologically Sustainable Design. We strive to deliver projects that incorporate a high standard of fresh/timeless architecture, constantly pushing the boundaries, while incorporating practical/affordable energy efficient principles and solutions. Director and architect Mark Schipano is a strong believer in delivering a high standard of hands on service and architecture to all his clients. Mark Schipano has extensive and proven experience in the architectural industry since 1992, over the years becoming a specialist and industry leader in the field of ecologically sustainable design.
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Hickman Residence is a alterations and additions on an inner-city heritage site, with living spaces that visually and physically connect to the outdoor areas. This residence utilises passive design principles and integrated ESD systems such as rainwater flush systems, compact fluorescent lights, etc. It is also designed to use materials with low embodied energy, and also display a supreme collection of classic cars and artwork.
Euroa residence is designed on a stunning rural site. This residence is autonomous on the site, utilising passive design principles and systems such as; standalone photovoltaic power, worm farm sewer treatment, etc. It is also designed using materials with low embodied energy and low/no toxic levels, such as rammed earth wall construction.
Port Melbourne Residence
Port Melbourne , 2007
The Port Melbourne residence was designed to integrate with the existing heritage house, and create an inspiring environment for our clients to inhabit and connect with the outdoor living areas. It also utilises passive design principles, materials with low embodied energy, and finishes with low/no toxic (VOC)levels.