Adrian Bonomi AIA is a sole practitioner working from Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The practice has several key ideas about what kind of buildings should be produced. The core idea is that buildings should respond to the immediate place and time they inhabit. Through buildings that respond to the natural or built environment, people can forge a meaningful and enduring connection to place.
Practically speaking, the material and energetic elements of nature or the built environment are legibly woven into the works to result in buildings that speak of the place an time they inhabit. These elements might be something as simple as the inclination of a nearby mountain, the rugged geology, a rusting industrial site, a sea breeze, the qualities of the native vegetation, the energy of a stream or the trajectory of the sun and moon.
The aim is to produce modern, sustainable, serene and highly crafted buildings.
The buildings employ locally responsive materials and are built by local builders and craftspeople. The buildings feel tactile and can be worked by the inhabitant to perform their best. In other words, automation and mechanical systems are avoided wherever possible and so operating a building's ventilation, daylight and furnishings becomes one of it's joys - like sailing a boat.
A detailed evaluation of the client's brief and an understanding of their personality, their lifestyle and architectural ambition are critical in the early stages of each project. Adrian works exclusively with his clients right through the project and beyond completion as the sole contact.
A thorough understanding of passive solar design, sustainable building practices and a core interest in modest footprint dwellings ensures ideal comfort, energy efficiency and good value.
Adrian Bonomi Architect was founded in 2009 after 14 years of varied experience in Sydney, London and Melbourne. Adrian began his career working for the late iconic Sydney architect Neville Gruzman AM in 1995.