Inarc Architects
Inarc Architects
Section 01
About

Inarc Architects is an architectural and interiors practice based in Melbourne, established in 1994.

We are known for our highly integrated practice that combines architecture with interior design. Our projects also place an emphasis on the relationship of architecture with the landscape context. We pride ourselves in producing design that are rich in character and harbour a sense of place for the people that occupy them. We ensure the design endures the test of time both in its built qualities and aesthetics. We deliver designs that are contemporary and distinct in their identity. In turn, our works have been recognised by media and awards in the fields of both architecture and interiors.

Our work spans a multitude of typologies and scale including single-residential, medium density residential, bespoke interior projects, commercial, education and exhibition design.

Inarc Architects is Reno Rizzo (Director), Jenny Rizzo (Director), Christopher Hansson, Eliza Crump, Andrew McLeod, John Tucker, Nigel Lim, Yue-Ying Tan, John Gatip, Stephanie Clark and Nakita Chan.

Section 02
Process & Methodology
Process & Methodology

Our process is highly collaborative and inclusive where we journey with clients in crafting a design that is timeless and responsive to their requirements. We work alongside builders, makers, artists, engineers and landscape architects on each project, with meticulous attention to detail.

We focus on refining our design ideas that provide architecturally coherent solutions. We explore design concepts that are congruent with the landscape through materiality, buildability and sustainability. In turn our projects are informed through a holistic approach in their detailing and construction methods.

Section 03
Publication
The Local Project How We Live Now - Charnwood by Inarc
Charnwood 2021
Charnwood 2021
The Local Project Links Courtyard House
Links Courtyard House 2021
Links Courtyard House 2021
Aston Martin Magazine Unity
Wyoming 2021
Wyoming 2021
Open Journal A Single-Fronted Terrace | Inarc Architects
Gallery House 2021
Gallery House 2021
The Local Project Gallery House
Gallery House 2020
Gallery House 2020
Robertsons Building Products A unique Krause Emperor brick blend creates an aged woven tapestry at Gallery House
Gallery House 2020
Gallery House 2020
Wallpaper Decorative old and minimalist new meet at Wyoming house by Inarc
Wyoming 2020
Wyoming 2020
Hypebeast Inarc Juxtaposes Vintage and Modern With Wyoming House
Wyoming 2020
Wyoming 2020
The Local Project Transcending Time – Wyoming by Inarc Architects
Wyoming 2020
Wyoming 2020
The Local Project Embracing Duality – Bluff House by Inarc Architects
Bluff House 2020
Bluff House 2020
The Local Project Responding with Conviction – Red Hill House by Inarc Architects
Red Hill House 2020
Red Hill House 2020
Vogue House tour: the elegant Melbourne home of a boutique owner
Caulfield North House 2020
Caulfield North House 2020
Bedthreads The Founder of Melbourne's Best Boutique Invites Us Into Her Ultra-Luxe Home
Caulfield North House 2019
Caulfield North House 2019
The Local Project A Neo-Classical Townhouse - South Yarra Townhouse by Inarc Architects
South Yarra Townhouse 2019
South Yarra Townhouse 2019
Wallpaper The striking, angular lines of this Ballarat home belie a project that’s all about modesty
Lake Wendouree House 2018
Lake Wendouree House 2018
Resident Dog by Nicole England The Residence of Harry & Daisy
The Eyrie 2018
The Eyrie 2018
Vogue Living Nov/Dec Character Building
Caulfield North House 2018
Caulfield North House 2018
Open Journal Tegl House
Tegl House 2018
Tegl House 2018
Open Journal Soft and Relaxed Ambience
Links Courtyard House 2018
Links Courtyard House 2018
Wallpaper Double vision: Inarc Architects design twin houses in Melbourne’s Fitzroy
The Eyrie 2017
The Eyrie 2017
Architecture & Design Heritage look contemporised for Armadale home with Krause Emperor bricks
Armadale Tree House 2017
Armadale Tree House 2017
Belle Magazine Links Courtyard House
Links Courtyard House 2016
Links Courtyard House 2016
Dezeen Efficient, yet extravagant retreat on Australia's Mornington Peninsula
Links Courtyard House 2016
Links Courtyard House 2016
Wallpaper High Pitched
Lake Wendouree House 2015
Lake Wendouree House 2015
Wallpaper Small yet perfectly formed: a low house on Australia’s Mornington Peninsula is all about simplicity
Links Courtyard House 2015
Links Courtyard House 2015
Designboom Seamlessly blends courtyard house with golf course landscape
Links Courtyard House 2015
Links Courtyard House 2015
Dezeen Lake Wendouree House by Inarc features a spiked entrance and a car turntable
Lake Wendouree House 2015
Lake Wendouree House 2015
Indesign Out of the Shadows
2014
2014
Archdaily Red Hill House
Red Hill House 2012
Red Hill House 2012
The Wall Street Journal, October Shrouded in Japanese Design
Shrouded House 2012
Shrouded House 2012
Phaidon Red House at Red Hill
Red Hill House 2012
Red Hill House 2012
Reviving - Great Houses from the Past by Stephen Crafti Something With Character
Toorak Gables 2012
Toorak Gables 2012
Architectural Review Australian Residential Boom Town
Barwon Heads House 2011
Barwon Heads House 2011
Vogue Living, September/October Kitchens & Bathrooms
Eaglemont House 2011
Eaglemont House 2011
The Age, March In tune with the streetscape
Barwon Heads House 2011
Barwon Heads House 2011
Habitus LIving Mt Macedon House
Mt Macedon House 2011
Mt Macedon House 2011
21st Century Interiors - Images Publishing
2010
2010
The Australian Financial Review Doors of reception L13
2009
2009
A Place in The Country Craftsman House
2008
2008
The Australian Financial Review Architecture L21
2007
2007
The New 100 Houses - Images Publishing Mt Macedon House
Mt Macedon House 2007
Mt Macedon House 2007
A Pocketful of Houses - Images Publishing East St Kilda Residence
East St Kilda Residence 2006
East St Kilda Residence 2006
Houses #45 Spirit of Generosity - Inarc in Profile
2005
2005
H20 architecture Capturing the Landscape
2005
2005
100 More of the Worlds Best Houses East St Kilda Residence
East St Kilda Residence 2005
East St Kilda Residence 2005
100 Top Houses Down Under Concrete Residence
2005
2005
100 Top Houses Down Under East Melbourne Residence
East Melbourne Residence 2005
East Melbourne Residence 2005
25 Maisons Ecologiques Residence Sur Le Mont Macedon
Mt Macedon House 2004
Mt Macedon House 2004
The Age Domain, June Architecture Awards Issue / Best of the Rest
2004
2004
The Age Domain, June Concrete Views
2004
2004
Architecture Australia, May/June vol 93 n03 A Concrete Butterfly
2004
2004
The Australian Financial Review, May 14 Back to the Bush with Substance and Style
2004
2004
The Age Domain, January Expression of Faith
2004
2004
Artichoke #04/02 Planex
Planex 2004
Planex 2004
Architectural Review Australian #084 Winter Mt Macedon House
Mt Macedon House 2003
Mt Macedon House 2003
Architectural Review Australia #084 Winter St Kilda
East St Kilda Residence 2003
East St Kilda Residence 2003
ABC Television Gardening Australia Perspective and Space
2003
2003
The Age Domain, May Wood's End
2003
2003
The Weekend Australian, May Bulbs with a Difference
2003
2003
Houses #32 Spirit of Conder
2003
2003
Indesign #11, Novemeber Old Meets New
2002
2002
The Age Domain, June A Religious Experience
2002
2002
The Weekend Australian, January Grounds for Godo Design
2002
2002
The Age Domain, June Ivanhoe House
Ivanhoe House 2001
Ivanhoe House 2001
The Age Domain, May Into the Landscape
2001
2001
Houses #24 Laneway Location
2001
2001
Belle Magazine, #155 October/November Private View
1999
1999
The Age Domain, March Good Design, Its own Reward
1999
1999
Vogue LIving #2, March Ocean Angling
1998
1998
Belle Magazine, #126 December/January Line Honours
1995
1995
Section 04
Awards
Wyoming Houses Awards – House Alteration & Addition over 200m²
Shortlist 2020
Shortlist 2020
Wyoming AIDA Australian Interior Design Awards – Residential Design
Shortlist 2020
Shortlist 2020
The Eyrie AIDA Australian Interior Design Awards – Residential Design
Shortlist 2018
Shortlist 2018
Tegl House AIA Victorian Chapter - Residential New
Shortlist 2017
Shortlist 2017
The Eyrie Houses Awards – Apartment / Unit
Shortlist 2017
Shortlist 2017
The Eyrie Houses Awards – New House over 200m²
Shortlist 2017
Shortlist 2017
Links Courtyard House Houses Awards – New House over 200m²
Shortlist 2016
Shortlist 2016
Huntingdale Golf Club AIA Victorian Chapter - Winner Interior Architecture Award
Winner 2015
Winner 2015
Huntingdale Golf Club AIDA Australian Interior Design Awards - High Commendation in Hospitality Design
High Commendation 2015
High Commendation 2015
Huntingdale Golf Club Think Brick Awards – Roofing Tile Excellence
Winner 2015
Winner 2015
Lake Wendouree House Houses Awards - New House over 200 square meters
Shortlist 2015
Shortlist 2015
Shrouded House Houses Awards - New House Over 200 Square Metres
Finalist 2013
Finalist 2013
Bluff House AIA Victorian Chapter - Residential New
Shortlist 2012
Shortlist 2012
Bluff House Houses Awards – New House over 200m²
Finalist 2012
Finalist 2012
Barwon Heads House DIA Australian Interior Design Awards - Residential
Commendation 2011
Commendation 2011
Barwon Heads House Houses Awards - New House over 200 square metres
Finalist 2011
Finalist 2011
Meerkin & Apel Offices AIA Commercial category
Shortlist 2009
Shortlist 2009
Red House Red Hill AIA Residential New
Shortlist 2009
Shortlist 2009
Red House Red Hill AIA Colorbond Award
Shortlist 2009
Shortlist 2009
Planex Factory Architectural Excellence in the South East Awards - Best Commercial / Industrial
Winner 2005
Winner 2005
East Melbourne Residence DIA Award for Residential Interior Design
Commendation 2005
Commendation 2005
Mt Macedon House Timber Design Excellence Awards
High Commendation 2004
High Commendation 2004
Mt Macedon House RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award Residential New
Winner 2004
Winner 2004
Studley Park House RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award Residential New
Shortlist 2004
Shortlist 2004
Planex Factory Australian Interior Design Awards High Commendation Corporate Category
High Commendation 2004
High Commendation 2004
St Kilda House Australian Interior Design Awards High Commendation Residential Category
High Commendation 2004
High Commendation 2004
Planex Factory RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award commercial new
Winner 2003
Winner 2003
Planex Stand COMFIA Prize for Excellence in Design and Presentation - Planex Stand
Winner 2003
Winner 2003
Mt Macedon House RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award Residential New
Shortlist 2003
Shortlist 2003
Ivanhoe House RAIA Victorian Chapter Architecture Award Residential Alterations + Additions
Shortlist 2001
Shortlist 2001
Armadale Residence Belle House of the Year
Winner 1999
Winner 1999
Flinders Lane Apartment Belle Apartment of the Year
Winner 1999
Winner 1999