Architecture & Interior Design
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Nest Architects is an architectural design practice based in Melbourne, Australia. The studio is committed to creating architecture, interiors, furniture and design projects that start from ‘first principles’ and end at a place where both the client and architect can be proud.
Nest see the finished object, whether that is a cushion, a chair, a house or a café, as the end result of a rigorous and fun process of analysis and ‘gathering’.
For Nest, this process of arriving at a design is a journey that they take with their clients. Together, in a collaborative spirit, Nest try to identify as many of the elements as possible that will feed into the design. These often include the weather, orientation, history and sustainability, but just as important are the stories and memories Nest ask their clients to use to express their goals and aspirations.
Nest see all these influences and elements as opportunities that help us create meaningful objects and spaces. This process is similar to the way a bird forages for and collects useful objects to construct a stable and safe nest that also fits beautifully into its environment.
Nest strives for a home, workplace, bar, café, restaurant, or even a simple greenhouse, that has the feeling of being both connected to the outside world and also cocooned from it. The use of natural materials such as timber helps create warm and comfortable buildings and interiors that celebrate and reconnect us with the natural world.
Nest try to design all their projects so that they immediately have a feeling of being a part of their urban or rural settings, a feeling of ‘always having been there’.