FRED Architecture has evolved from multi-award winning practice Fiona Winzar Architects established in 2005. Our offices are our home studio in South Melbourne next to Melbourne’s city heart and beautiful Merricks Beach Mornington Peninsula. Recognising the need for more economical, sustainable and practical living, our focus is for Functional, Relaxed, Environmental, Design, FRED ARCHITECTURE.
Specialising in houses, our designs are driven by the sense of place, making each project a specific response to its location, but always warm and human in scale. We encourage a highly sustainable approach and also offer super high performance dwellings that incorporate European Passive House design principals with thermal, airtight and fresh air ducting technology.
Be it a new house, extension or refurbishing an existing heritage home our aim is for sustainable living with a sense of peace and beauty.
Fred Architecture adapts to and is inspired by each client, location and budget for an individual response. Taking our clients viewpoints and needs help us to help them take their expectations further.
‘…every form, shape, line and space has been carefully designed by Fiona to capture who we are as a family. I see our histories, our travels, ourselves in the walls and windows, ceilings and floors. And all this beauty around me, our home, functions perfectly for how we live. Fiona thought of everything.'Owner of Victoria Road House
‘…..Our energy bills are 1/3 of what we paid before even though we added a whole new floor to our existing house. Comfort, functional design and beauty add so much value to our daily life. We love being at home’.Owner of Dreamcatcher
‘…..We had big ideas for a small site. Fiona designed our extension in a way which feels seamless. Even though our neighbours are so close, we don’t know they are there. Inside all of our old furniture from here there and everywhere fits in perfectly with the design. Our home is a sanctuary, relaxed, and friendly.’Owner of Eyelid House