Arch10 Featured

  • Address: 600 Waverley Road, Malvern East
  • Phone: (03) 9530 4910
  • Mobile: 0407 954 373



This stunning home boasts a unique layout and form, yet its greatest feature is its impressive environmentally-friendly credentials. Principally driven by solar orientation and the clients’ brief to capture and maximise the view towards the city skyline, the four-bedroom home spans 600m² and has solar roof panels, large underground water tanks, high performing LowE glass and double-glazed windows. Abundant natural light is let into the home, and several rooms have beautiful views to the city.

The clients wanted light-filled open-plan spaces that evoked feelings of tranquillity, as well as a connection between the indoors and outdoors, as they regularly entertain guests from overseas. For this reason, it was also important that the guest rooms were self-sufficient, with private bathrooms and amenities that were contained away from living areas.

Variances in volume and space add visual interest to the home’s striking architecture. The entry is structured around the internal water feature, which meanders and cascades around the suspended skybridge, which is framed under the trapezoidal glass roof, while a vaulted ceiling emanates from the glass roof, forming the vaulted ceiling above the dining area. This acts as the central node of the home, where all the spaces – including the main outdoor entertaining area – are linked.

In addition to designing the home in conjunction with the client, Arch10 was commissioned to construct and projectmanage the unique house. This provided a great working relationship and meant solutions were efficiently resolved and time, budget and quality requirements were met. It also facilitated fast-tracking of the project, including bulk excavation and earthworks being completed while design documentation was being developed.

Established in 2009 as a family business, Arch10 works primarily within the inner suburbs of Melbourne and the outer eastern and south-eastern suburbs, including the Mornington Peninsula. Backed by vast industry experience, the Arch10 team is a client-focused organisation that maintains close working relationships.

Taking on up to ten major projects each year, Arch10 thrives on a challenge and specialises in the design and construction of high-end residential developments, from single dwellings to medium density housing and apartments.

The design and management experience of the Arch10 team provides clients with value-for-money high quality design concepts that exceed expectations. The planning and estimating team works beside the designers and site team, providing cost plans throughout each stage, ensuring all aspects of time, cost and quality are met.