Five Mile Radius is an architectural studio centered on the use of local resources. Responding to a growing movement away from globalised supply chains we explore our local materials and design buildings, interiors and installations using and promoting these Australian resources. Five Mile Radius focuses on working with our hands. Our headquarters is half workshop and half office, allowing us to produce and test design elements for each of our projects.
Our name was originally inspired by the philosophies of Indian architect Laurie Baker. You can read about Laurie here.
How we work
Five Mile Radius takes on a range of building and interior design work as well as art commissions for private, commercial and government clients. During these projects we explore the availability, supply lines, practicality and application of suitable Australian materials. We concurrently run workshops creating products with a commercial application, and undertake research grants that align with our projects. These additional components of our practice allow us to further our investigations into utilising Australian resources, and to share our findings with the wider community.