Driven by creativity and a passion for art and design, Porebski Architects collaborate with you to create inspirational buildings and interiors with timeless design.

Focused equally on function and form, Porebski Architects design innovative, bespoke residential, commercial and educational projects.

Through our designs, we emphasise light, the importance of quality materials and creating a warm inviting space.

Sustaining our long family history in the industry, Porebski Architects provide premium interior design, residential and commercial architectural services. In partnership with heritage experts, we also specialise in heritage architecture.

Founding director Andre Porebski has inspired Alex Porebski and Victoria D’Alisa with his creative spirit and passion for architecture to deliver cleverly designed, well executed projects.

Best known for our work throughout Sydney’s eastern suburbs since 1972, we have produced work across Sydney, and throughout Australia. We thrive on the creative process that helps people live in their ideal house or work smart in their dynamic office space.

Through creativity and functionality, we tailor our designs to unveil buildings and spaces that both align with our clients’ physical requirements and evoke the right emotion.

Taking all aspects of the site into consideration, each building is designed to achieve a high energy rating and often incorporates ESD principles to add to its architectural aesthetic.

Our work has been featured in Australia’s leading lifestyle publications, such as Vogue Living, Belle and Habitus Magazine, and the Australian Financial Review.

Our work has also been recognised for design excellence through heritage and urban planning awards, and published in architectural, technical and design publications.

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Creating interest with Skylights

April 3rd, 2017|

Even if a house has sufficient natural light, installing skylights or highlight windows give a soft, interesting light generally in the back areas of a room and can assist with cross-ventilation. Skylights often look less intrusive when the ceiling helps sculpt the space around [...]

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Designing for temperature

March 4th, 2017|

Up until a decade ago designing and building a house with no air-conditioning in Sydney was considered quite normal. Our planning relied heavily on cross-ventilation, good orientation, shading and insulation. These factors are still integral to a design but more and more our clients [...]

  • Castlecrag house: Photo taken by Max Dupain in 1973 – view of the raised dining area

Classic interiors last forever

January 31st, 2017|

This month we are covering a few of our projects that we believe support the title of this blog – that classic interiors last forever. For us, a classic interior is in harmony with the external architecture of the building, allows as much natural light [...]

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Heritage architecture reinvented in modern design

January 18th, 2017|

In this feature we focus on our Woollahra houses where we integrated a Victorian cottage in a modern house setting. Architectural journalist Stephen Crafti interviewed us about the design and below is his engaging recount: The Grove in Woollahra, Sydney is one of the suburb’s [...]

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Pools we have designed into our houses over the years

November 25th, 2016|

It’s summer so we are obliged to do at least one post on pools we have designed into our houses over the years. Their settings range from an intimate garden to a waterfront resort. For each we took into consideration the best orientation, access and [...]

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Maximizing the Indoor – Outdoor space

November 7th, 2016|

Bellevue Hill house – view from garden through to the family room Our focus this month is on houses with a strong connection to the outdoors. We’ve picked two houses – our Bellevue Hill house, and our Block House, Pearl beach that have been purposely [...]