Wakanui Trail House
North King
House for Life
Wakanui Trail House
North King
Carlton North
Silvertop House

Melbourne-based architects

Hey there, welcome to BCA.
We’re an architecture studio in Northcote that loves designing contemporary, functional and environmentally-conscious homes.
We create naturally comfortable houses that embrace the elements and use natural materials to be delightful to occupy with minimal environmental impact.

House for Life: The owner's view

Hear from Christine and Anthony about their new house in Northcote and their experience working with BCA.

We're interested in the power of architecture to positively impact our lives and lift our spirits while having minimal environmental footprint. Sustainability and Biophylia are two concepts that inform all of the work we do.


We’re concerned about the impact human activity has on our environment and so we design to minimise resources consumed in the manufacture and operation of our buildings. We consider the specific environmental conditions of each site so that our buildings work with Australia’s unique elements – warming sun, cooling breezes, local rainfall, the topography and foliage.
We are also certified Passive House Designers enabling us to design to the rigorous Passivhaus standard of energy efficient construction.


Biophylia, the innate human desire to connect with nature and other living things, inspires our approach - designing spaces that enable people to embrace and interact with their environment, and each other.

"Ben Callery Architects is an architectural practice committed to pursuing sustainable and creative architecture.  In their work, we can see a glimpse of the future of architecture – one that appears to easily combine design and sustainability into strong and clear architectural forms. Underpinned by passive solar design, off-grid living and natural ventilation Ben Callery Architects’ works explore the relationship between form and well-being."

Architeam Awards 2019 - Emerging Architect Award | Judges Citation

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn, design and build.
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