Ammache Architects combine distinction in design with an intuitive understanding of environmental, client and business needs. This approach creates buildings of beauty, quality and functionality that are sustainable within a highly competitive property market.
All projects encompass Ammache’s philosophy of “understanding society’s fundamental physical and psychological needs” – an insight that focuses on achieving synchronicity between structure and nature.
Ammache Architects have earned a reputation for excellence within the challenging Australian geographic and regulatory setting. The firm’s work to date is characterised by an impressive array of projects – including multi-unit residential developments, high-rise and commercial building – ranging up to AU $150 million.
Established in 1998 in Melbourne- Australia, Ammache Architects is a firm of carefully selected professionals consisting of qualified registered architects, structural engineers and draftsmen, who provide a comprehensive range of architectural services from schematic design through to planning, compliance and post-constructive services. Ammache Architects is now a proud member of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) and the Housing Industry of Australia (HIA) – a testimony to the company’s commitment to excellence.
Ammache Architects strive for continuous improvement and participate in a number of key industry networks and activities to ensure currency in the field, while remaining true to the philosophical core that inspired the company’s birth.
Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) is a broad term that encompasses many factors. In addition to sustainable building operation, those factors that apply to buildings may most neatly be grouped into the following categories:
Incorporates Ecological Footprint, Social Streets, ESD Urban Design, ESD Landscape Design and Design for Calamity, Accessibility, Design for Climate, and Design for Change.
Passive Building Design
Incorporates Passive Design, Roof Aspects and Angles, Window-to-Floor Ratio, Double & Triple Glazing, Low-E Glazing, Passive Cooling, and Prevailing Breezes. Natural Lighting incorporates Skylights, Clerestory Windows, Light Wells, Light Shelves, Light Tubes (Optic Fibres), Light Pools, and Solar Tubes.
Shading and Wind Chill Protection Devices
Incorporate Eaves, Blinds, Drapes and Pelmets, Shade Sails, Shade Cloths, Window Tinting, Building Integrated PV, Solar (PV) Pergola, Vegetation for Shading-Trellis/Pergola, and Wind Chill Protection.
Incorporates Maximising Thermal Mass, Reverse Brick Design, Shared (Party) Walls, and Water as Thermal Mass.
Incorporates Ceiling Insulation, Wall Insulation, Floor Insulation, Slab Insulation, Window Insulation, Weather Stripping, Roof, Ceiling and Wall Vents, Vegetation as Insulation, and Acoustic Insulation.
Incorporates Natural Ventilation, Cross Ventilation, Solar Chimneys, Wall Vents and Stable Doors, Indoor Air Quality, Healthy Materials, and Colour Selection.
Incorporates Electrical Appliances, Artificial Lighting, Efficient Kitchen Layout, Stratification and Ceiling Fans, Chilled Beams, and Airlocks.
Incorporates Water Efficient Appliances, Wet Areas, Greywater, Waterless Urinals, Blackwater, and Waste Water Heat Exchange.
Incorporates Solar Water Heating, Solar Air Moderator, Solar Drying Cabinets, Solar Glasshouses, Trombe Walls, Building Integrated PV, Solar (PV) Pergola, Seasonal Thermal Storage, Ground-Sourced Heat Pumps, Wind Generated Electricity, and Active Cooling Systems.
Incorporates Green Purchasing Policy, Construction Waste Recycling, Embodied Energy, Non-Toxic Paints, and Carpet Tiles. Sustainable Transport incorporates Walking, Cycling, Public Transport, and Car Pooling.