Mark Aronson Architecture – Servicing Design Transformations
Combining over 25 years of experience MAA reveal their difference as “establishing valued collaborations with clients, builders, developers, real estate property specialists to realise a better outcome”.
MAA has a keen interest in sustainable design, desires to deliver a strong clear vision and design direction.
design-estate asked Mark Aronson, Director of MAA, the following questions about design and his philosophy.
How would you best describe your design aesthetic?
MAA believes that good design is good business, and we are first and foremost a design firm. Our design aesthetic is fundamentally linked to conceptual ideas and site conditions and are individually tailored to each project. I would distill our aesthetic down to a contemporary take of classic modern lines, a fresh take on classic modernism with some heart and soul. Flexible and fun, yet functional and bold.
For a client deciding to renovate or redesign what are some of the key factors they should consider before engaging with an Architect?
As architects we are problem solvers. When deciding to renovate or redesign, we are able to provide alternative solutions which ultimately will add value to your home. Key factors to consider would be budget, timeframe and what outcomes the client are looking to achieve.
We can help with putting together a brief, and creating value for each individual site at a level that most building designers do not undertake. As such, the outcomes we achieve are economic, sustainable, spatial and lead to solutions are over and above the client’s expectations, and should be an exciting and enjoyable experience for all.
Key questions for client’s to consider before a consultation with an architect are:
- What inspires you about living in your home currently, and what is your vision for the change you are looking to make?
- Where will the most money be best spent and why?
- Where do you see yourself in 10-20 years?
- What are the major problems of your current house which don’t suit your living style?
- What are the things that you do like about the house currently?
In your opinion what are the key characteristics that uniquely define an ‘Australian’ designed home?
An Australian designed home faces challenges like no other, from the harsh climate conditions to its ability to hold Xmas lunch!
MAA believes an “Australian” designed home is one which is to be lived in- not gallery spaces to be admired.
Space needs to be flexible and fun to fit in with the Aussie way of life, and a connection of living spaces through to outdoor areas or views is often one of the most predominant driving forces in our designs. We understand that the way we live, work and play is now changing in a world full of diminishing resources, and Aussie’s can no longer afford the consequences of wasting space, while the hills hoist and the big backyard might not be achievable for all – we are constantly responding to these challenging and are constantly seeking new solutions to create a greater outcome for the client.
Where do you source your creative inspiration from?
Architecture is always informed from all aspects of life at the most personal level.
- EL CROQUIS
- MARK magazine
- Instagram : the cool hunter, i have this thing with floors,
- Old Classics: Alto, Mies,
- When in doubt: “What would Mies do”
- Challenging problems and difficult site conditions are exciting and creative. With the skill set to change people’s lives is what inspires me.
- Books, Movies, Documentaries
- New Scientist
What have been some of your favourite architectural projects either locally or globally or both in recent years?
The work of Wang Shu, China.