The understanding of HACK also extends to the irreverence of hacking. Here at HACK we have no interest in upholding the status quoe.
Collaboration is a given at HACK. The first and foremost collaborator is the client, without the input from external sources architecture runs the risk of being simply sculpture.
The question of sustainability is not treated as an add-on, but as inherent part of what we do and how we approach design. Put simply good design is inherently sustainable. We adopt the old adage of reduce, reuse, recycle in this order, thus the reason to “hack” the existing building stock to create the new.
HACK is about the regular person on the street. Good design and architecture is not for just for the elite classes of our society.
HACK pursues the practice architecture with rigour and uses research and design skills to produce real world architecture that is accessible by those who desire it.
HACK is of the belief that great ideas are useful, but come to nothing without excellent execution.
The Team behind HACK architecture
Director/Architect/Cleaner and Coffee Boy
Nominated Architect NSW 8732
OK, so currently I am it and wear many hats. What this does mean for clients is that they will have the owner involved and interested in each and every project. A little about my background, I grew up in a small town in central west NSW. Not a likely place to find a budding architect, but I suppose it was the fascination with this foreign thing called a city that was the attraction. From here I went to boarding school in Bathurst and then to Sydney where I first studied architectural technology and later went on to complete my Architecture degree. Along side all the study I was working in a large practice on some large and significant projects. In a view to move out of the large commercial and public work, in 2009 I began to take on some private commissions and found that this is where it was at for me. The smaller scale work means that the client is often spending their own hard earn cash and wants a greater involvement in the project. This was a welcome change, it pushed me to find the solution that was the right fit.
For further reading and understanding of my professional back ground please checkout my linkedin profile and I encourage you to ask any question you might have here also.