The practice was founded by Jorge Hrdina some thirty years ago shortly after graduating from University. Jorge was born in Chile and shortly after moved to Milan, Italy with his family before settling in Sydney. His influences in architecture have been formed from early experiences living on the rocky Chilean seaside coast, together with the cultural sensibilities of European architecture. Later, after an apprenticeship with prominent Sydney architect, Neville Gruzman, Jorge developed an affinity for the Australian landscape, topography, and way of life. This philosophical grounding has allowed Jorge and the team to steadily build a reputation for contemporary, site-specific homes harnessed by the quiet brilliance of natural materials and crafted forms.
“We explore the symbolism of being anchored to the earth, a protected and safe sanctuary, whilst allowing the mind and spirit to soar.”