Atelier Red + Black
We are young passionate team of Architects who strive for an elegant, intuitive & well-crafted solution to each project. We have experience in designing bespoke homes, alterations & additions, multi-residential apartments, townhouse developments, commercial buildings and interior fit-outs. Under the directorship of Michael Smith & Sonia Sarangi, Atelier Red+Black offers high-quality project outcomes with the client-focus of a small practice.
For us, beauty and functionality always go hand in hand. Good design is a means of achieving a unique space that is tailored to our client’s way of living or working. Each project is developed in response to its site and context from the outset. Site, budget and program constraints are seen as opportunities for new solutions. Materiality is carefully explored in each commission and Environmentally passive design is woven in at the start of each project.
Prior to co founding Atelier Red + Black, Michael gained valuable experience with boutique small practices in Melbourne, which enabled him to work on projects from sketch design through to construction. Michael’s strengths include an affinity for problem solving design & construction matters along with a very down-to-earth manner. He enjoys the process of teasing out the initial concept into a refined scheme and has a keen eye for the relevance of materials. Michael firmly believes that Architecture is for everyone.
Sonia has previous experience in a diverse portfolio of work in Singapore & Melbourne. She has worked on projects across a vast spectrum of Architectural scales – from Urban Design through to Furniture Design. Sonia’s strength include an ability to intuitively filter a client brief into an articulate design with a keen desire to infuse the concept into all scales of the design. She enjoys the collaborative nature of building and is an articulate communicator in a team setting. Sonia firmly believes that Design enriches our lives.
At Atelier Red + Black, we treasure each opportunity to celebrate a client’s brief and collaborate with them. If our ethos sound like a good fit for your project, we would love to hear from you.