M+Y PROCESS

What are the stages of the design process? - it's a question we are often asked. In this post we guide you step by step through the 4 stages of design - from the initial conversation to the day your new home is ready for you

Sustainable Community – Shelter@Rainforest

How do you create a sustainable community in a remote area of Borneo? In this talk Ken Yeh explores the approach required to successfully build a sustainable community from scratch. Journey to a remote area of Borneo to discover how Marra + Yeh Architects answered the needs

Sustainable House 2030

The sustainable house of 2030 combines tradition and innovation as explored in this talk https://youtu.be/yJIC2d4vQoY The sustainable house of 2030 needs to be climatic architecture; counteracting climate by basic measures and adapting itself to climatic changes on an on-going basis. Climatic response and sustainability must be the

Habitus House of the Year 2020 finalist – Sky House

Combining two adjacent houses in inner-suburban Sydney came with constraints, but also opportunities to re-think the terrace house. The multi-generational house accommodates different generations under the one roof. Its origins lie in Asia with its tradition of family living. Now, as part of the sustainability project,

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Sustainability Awards 2020 finalist – Sky House

Nominated as a finalist for the Sustainability Awards 2020 Sky House provides a new vision of inner-city sustainability: one that integrates and balances environmental performance, climatic adaptability and regenerative design. Sky house deliberately eschews technological solutions for an emphasis on designed-in strategies that enhance liveability and

Climate + Architecture: living with change

Climate in architecture is the response to the particular, local, microclimate - sun, shade and shadow, water as it falls from the sky and water once it hits the ground, breeze that cools and wind that chills, warmth and heat. Climate in architecture is most apparent

Passive House in Abbotsford

It is often a rare opportunity to have a blank canvas as a site in Sydney’s inner suburbs, but one that presented itself in this case and was seized to re-imagine a truly sustainable house typology. A critical appraisal of the existing built environment led

Hands on Architecture : building with bamboo

Ken Yeh participated in the second AusIndoArch architecture student workshop which took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Michael Chapman reflects on this Australian-Indonesian education collaboration and the experimentation it fosters. The AusIndoArch Hands On Architecture student workshop is part of a collaborative project coordinated by Andrea Nield

‘Trace of the Hand’ : In Conversation with Paul McGillick

Marra and Yeh Architects brings pragmatism and critical sustainability to its wide-ranging projects. The professional partnership of Carol Marra and Ken Yeh is driven by noticeably clear values. “Our principles are not esoteric theories or abstract notions,” Marra says. “They’re very logical and it is hard to

Architecture + Climate: strategies for extreme weather

Architecture can contribute to the issues raised by extreme or severe weather events in two ways. At the macro scale designing buildings which are energy efficient, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, remove the need for mechanical heating or cooling and use passive solar principles contributes to

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