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Practice

Fringe Architects is an inventive Architecture Practice led by Principal Architect Andrew Hagemann. We have a primary interest in all forms of residential architecture, as well as workplace design and interiors. We work within rural, city and suburban localities that stretch across Western Australia's geographically vast coastal fringe.

Philosophy

Fringe operates in the most remote and isolated capital city in the world and as such we've grasped this as an essential element in our work. We believe that our isolation, unique climate and culturally diverse community is a healthy incubator for original ideas. We believe that small strains of quality regionally-based design work provide a richness of outcomes that respond dynamically to change in the overall culture and community. Fringe projects are taut, lean and robustly beautiful.

Approach

Our work explores the art of making, materiality and an economy of design. We utilize conventional materials, methods of fabrication and construction, but reinvent these through the application of robust detailing and assembly.

Climate responsiveness and sustainability form strong themes in our work. Every Fringe project becomes an exploration of space, light, culture, craft, economy and community.

Professional Registration 

Architects Board of WA Architecture Practice Registration 1992

Building Commission of WA Building Practitioner License 101391

Australian Institute of Architects Institute Membership 24788