Is it possible to find an architecturally designed home when buying off-the-plan?
In short – yes!
Learn more about Architopia, and their designs here, and what it’s like to be buying architecturally design homes off-the-plan.
This is Part 1 of my conversation with Robert Duffield, from Architopia.
Hello! This is Episode 248, and in it, I’m speaking with Robert Duffield, who is a co-founder of Architopia.
What happens if you simply want to find a home design already done, and skip the design process, so you can be on site faster and in your finished home sooner?
That’s what the volume builders certainly offer. The option to choose a home design out of a catalogue, and shortcut a lot of the process of designing, documenting and the months, and sometimes even years, involved in bringing an idea to something that can be built.
But what if you want a home that is architecturally designed? Well, that’s where Architopia comes in.
Architopia is a business created by three co-founders who are passionate about making architecture more affordable, and giving access to ready made designs that can be purchased and built, wherever you are.
Plus, they’re designed with sustainability and sufficiency in mind.
I’ll be sharing my conversation with Rob over this, and the following episode, so be sure to stay tuned for that.
Rob also has a special coupon code for Undercover Architect podcast listeners and UA Community members, so you can access a great saving on their Architopia packages. Use “UNDERCOVER15” to access a 15% saving when buying online from Architopia.
Now, let’s dive in!
Let me take a minute to tell you more about Architopia before we dive into my conversation on this episode.
After seeing an increasing number of poorly designed and environmentally irresponsible new homes be built in Australia, three colleagues decided to do something about it.
They created Architopia – the online platform giving Australians access to affordable architecture.
Their vision is to raise the standard of new housing in Australia, create a more environmentally responsible future, and make the client/architect relationship more transparent, accessible, and affordable. Their Architecture and Interior Design team create beautiful, functional, energy efficient homes – architectural homes that a majority of Australians can actually afford to build.
Architopia was founded by Architect Robert Duffield, Interior Designer Sophie Lindblom-Taylor, and Building Designer, Leon Morton.
In this episode, I’m chatting with Robert – one third of Architopia. Rob is a Victorian registered Architect. He’s worked in Melbourne, Amsterdam and London; accumulating a range of beneficial experiences that have helped develop a considerate and fun approach to problem solving and spatial solutions.
A well-rounded set of skills that span both domains of design and hands-on construction, has cultivated a desire to create a more transparent, accessible, and collaborative approach to residential Architecture and building in Australia. Robert is passionate about empowering more Australians with the knowledge and confidence needed to build better homes.
Architopia is offering Undercover Architect listeners a 15% saving on their packages. Just use the coupon code UNDERCOVER15 when you purchase.
I’m super grateful to Architopia for offering this to the Undercover Architect community and get really excited to think about listeners here building Architopia homes. Let me know if you do, ok?
In this episode, I ask Rob questions such as:
- How did he become an architect and what led him to forming Architopia with Sophie and Leon
- What prompted the three of them to create this type of offering in the way they have
- What their survey told them about what people are really looking for in a new home that isn’t a volume build, and isn’t a custom project done with an architect or designer
- How they arrived at the current designs they have, and whether there’s plans for more.
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