Fuse is a Sydney based architecture studio founded on a culture of collaboration, creativity and critique. Fuse believes that design is distilled from process and explore with rigor the depth of a project’s potential for the creation of quality architecture regardless of type or scale. We are committed to delivering socially, environmentally and economically sustainable architecture, that is a product of its context and client ambitions. Our projects are elegantly conceived, delightful to use and detailed with technical refinement.
Fuse is a homonym, our company name, agenda, and an embodiment of our approach to the practice of Architecture. Fuse means to unite or blend to a whole. We aim to unite people and disciplines, bringing together seemingly disparate and conflicting objectives through collaboration. Fuse is a protective device for safeguarding circuits. We aim to protect clients. A small and relatively inexpensive component that sacrifices itself for the protection of the systems around it. A fuse is used to fire an explosive device. We aim to explode ideas and expectations. A catalyst for devastating change.
We aim to exceed expectations and to have fun whilst doing it.
The work of the studio is driven by a collaborative design process rather than a preconceived architectural style. The process aims to reveal the unique opportunities within each project to realise its maximum potential.
Every project starts with an open mindset and an exploration of our client’s priorities and ambitions. This is then layered with a broader site and contextual investigation along with consultant, stakeholder, and budget considerations for the creation of a unique piece of architecture. This dialogue and enquiry aims to test and challenge the existing narrative to identify shortcomings and drive innovation, to deliver creative spaces for living that are finely tailored to the needs of the people who will use it. Practically, our design process is supported by a platform of proficient cost and program management that also delivers the best value architecture.
Our collaborations are with design team members, local authorities, stakeholders and our clients, and authorship is shared accordingly. The studio has a shallow hierarchy, so directors have a hands-on role in all projects.
The Fuse team draws on expertise forged in some of Australia’s leading architectural and urban design practices. We bring a wealth of experience in designing, documenting and delivering successful outcomes for a diverse range of clients and project types.
Our clients have included state government departments, local government authorities, tertiary and K-12 learning institutions, leading developers and private clients. We have master planned town centers and tertiary campuses, designed multi residential towers, mixed use developments, schools, libraries, cultural centers, churches, childcare centers, art galleries, community centers, aged care facilities, retail stores, and high end bespoke houses.
Although a young studio, we are now implementing in our own right, a diverse range of architectural and interiors projects. Fuse brings together a passionate team with a fresh and dynamic approach. We build on the ideas explored in previous practices and formulate and explore new themes across our growing and diverse client base.