Redefining the nature of home. Curated by Jemima Retallack and Aaron Peters.
Nigel Bertram and Marika Neustupny established NMBW Architecture Studio in Melbourne with Lucinda McLean in 1997. NMBW’s architectural work is known for its careful reading of existing conditions and local traditions. In this capacity, the studio has worked on a wide range of projects from small-scale interventions in rural towns to complex urban undertakings as part of larger teams. Examples include the Maribyrnong Defence Site Masterplan, the reference design for the Melbourne Metro Rail Project (both with Grimshaw) and the five-year transformation of RMIT’s city campus with New Academic Street (part of a collaborative design team led by Lyons).
The studio’s most recent project of this type includes the adaptive re-use of three heritage structures as part of the University of Melbourne’s Student Precinct. NMBW has also completed numerous built and research projects investigating alternative typologies and ways of living within the low-rise suburban fabric of Australian cities.