The Designology team are designers, builders and multi-award winning innovators of sustainable and affordable building solutions; particularly for harsh weather environments, coastal and bush fire regions.
Designology was formed by principal designer Kevin Starling in 1985. After years of happily creating custom designs for new homes and alterations to client’s requirements Designology was given a curly brief. The design brief had an extensive list of requirements; it had to be environmentally sustainable, durable, semi-prefabricated, low embodied energy, highly secure and fire resistant. Rising to the challenge the Convertible House was born and prototyped in 2010.
After much refinement, the Convertible House has now become a renowned and celebrated industry alternative for living in Australia’s harsh climates. It’s an environmentally sustainable fire and storm resistant dwelling. The house is off-grid producing its own energy and heating, harvests rain water and treats grey and black water on site. Due to this off-grid design and flexible features the Convertible House can be adapted to suit a wide range of climate zones and isolated locations. The structures can be built quickly, are inexpensive compared to traditional structures and offer a realistic solution for disaster recovery, holiday park developments, mining, communal or retirement villages.
While the Convertible House offers a good option for a beach house or secure and fire resistant holiday home in the mountains. Designology has pushed the design perimeters further to create HyBRED Homes for sustainable, storm and fire resistant high spec family homes in urban settings.
Combine with these custom design and build – where the team continue to thrive on providing innovative design to meet client requirements – and you have the three pillars that are Designology.