Happy Lunar New Year!

十犬十美! 汪汪年!人旺旺!!

Công ty Kiến trúc Decibel xin kính chúc quý khách Năm Mới an khang thịnh vượng!

Decibel Architecture would like to wish you a happy (bright(& prosperous)) Lunar New Year!

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Happy Holidays!

Well, that was another (absolutely cracking (and damn fast)) year of (playful (and on purpose)) projects; new (fabulous) clients (and friends); of hits (and sadly (a few) misses). Of meetings (and (beer accompanied) mimosas); of designing (and (radical (explorational)) testing); of (everyones’) birthdays (and (challenging) brainstorming; of learning (and (hungry for knowledge) lunches); of (raising) toasts and celebrating our (good) fortune and health.

Thank you to everyone that has been a part of it. A (very) Happy (and hilarious) Holidays and a cheerful, safe New Year!

We will be taking a (well earned) break from the 22nd of December and back (in business) on the 8th of January. See you in 2018!


Australia says Yay!

That’s a (resounding) YES! Well done Australia on voting for tolerance, fairness and most importantly, love. dB(A) says YAY!


Work: in Progress

We are thrilled to announce that Dylan and Decibel Architecture will be the feature of Melbourne School of Design’s upcoming 2017 ‘Alumni Survey Series’. ‘Work: in Progress’ explores architecture as a journey along a continuing path. As a cultivating weaving of our cultures and crafts. As an ambition to inspire, to challenge and enrich, to question and learn and test and reflect and create.

Work: in Progress
27 September – 27 October
The Dulux Gallery
Melbourne School of Design

As part of the exhibition, dB(A)’s conductor Dylan will be hosting an interpretive dance session (lecture). Titled ‘Work: in Play’, he will swear and joke his way through his journey along this continuing path.

Work: in Play
Thursday 28th September, 2017. 7:00pm – 8:00pm
B117 Theatre, Melbourne School of Design

Click here to register!

See you down there!


dB(A) says Yay!

The deadline for enrolling to vote is fast approaching! Take a stand for love and equality. Stand on the bright side of history.

Vote YES! for marriage equality!

Go to check.aec.gov.au and make sure you are enrolled by the 24th of August.


Jabiru featured on channel Ten’s ‘The Project’

A great snapshot by ‘The Project‘ of what is happening to a small rural town nestled within the Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory.

A project with a long history, with regards to the traditional custodians of the land and also architecturally, Jabiru faces challenges ahead as it transitions into a post-mining town. Dylan has had a long involvement with the conceptual masterplanning of Jabiru, creating ways in which this small regional hub can flourish into the future.

Check out ‘The Project’s’  snapshot here



Decibel selected as architects on new $100million world class brewery in Ballarat

Decibel Architecture were recently selected as the architects to design a new world class, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable brewery, located in the regional hub of Ballarat, Victoria.

The beermakers behind the brewery, Broo, recently announced their plans to expand their operations in both Australia and abroad.

Located on a 15 hectare commercial site in Ballarat, the brief was to deliver a brewery that will strive to become both the greenest and cleanest in the world, utilizing the world’s most advanced building technologies and environmentally sustainable processes.

Check out the project here
And also our friends over at Broo

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Ng Teng Fong General Hospital continues its award streak!

A little over a month after winning a COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Award, the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital has won in three categories following the Design & Health International Academy’s Awards: International Healthcare Project above 40,000 sqm (Highly Commendable), Salutogenic Design Project (Winner) and Sustainable Urban and Built Environment (Winner).

The Ng Teng Fong General Hospital was won as an international design competition in association with HOK and CPG Consultants. studio505’s innovative new patient bed configuration in the naturally ventilated 6 bed and 12 bed ward rooms improves natural ventilation by 200% and gives every patient their own window close to their bed with a view to a garden from which to take fresh air.

Check it out here!

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Pixel showcased as Net Zero Energy Building in international publications

studio505’s Pixel building, located in Melbourne, Australia (and the home of Decibel Architecture) has been featured in two international publications that focus on Net Zero Energy Buildings: ‘Solution Sets for Net Zero Energy Buildings’ and ‘Net Zero Energy Buildings’.

Pixel became a landmark project in Australia and globally, when it achieved a perfect score of a 100 under the Greenstar rating system, as well as a perfect 105 points under the US LEED Rating system.

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Dylan featured in this months Architecture Australia magazine

Dylan was one of six Australian architects to share their personal stories and anecdotes of working on projects throughout Asia and the Middle East.

“One consistent element in these cultures, one trait that is eminently transferable and deeply effective, is that relationships must be built and maintained”

Click here to see the article!

Originally published in ‘Architecture Australia’ July/August 2017.