My name is Matt Wallwork & I received a degree in architecture from UWA in 1991, worked for several architects in Perth & Melbourne before establishing Ecotecture in 1997.
I truly believe the best buildings are the result of a great connection with the client.
Passive Solar Design
In passive solar building design, windows, walls, and floors are made to collect, store, reflect & distribute solar energy, in the form of heat in the winter and solar heat in the summer.
Passive House (German: Passivhaus) is a voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building’s ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for active heating or cooling.
Fire Resilient Design
Ecotecture has formed a collaboration with Chris Ferreira of the Forever Project, to produce Fire Resilient built form and landscapes.
Over many years, Ecotecture has developed the skill of helping source and select salvaged building materials that are both affordable and low maintenance. Best examples: Matt Wallwork Residence, Christie Residence
Inspired Infilled Development
The rezoning of the suburbs has led to the disappearance of the green urban canopy causing the disastrous heat island effect and social isolation, as developers take the path of least resistance. The answer is Inspired Infill Development which creatively utilizes existing freedoms within subdivision laws, to both protect valuable mature trees and enhance social & community connection
Ecotecture has won 2 Fremantle Heritage Awards; the Sue Wallwork Residence & the Fluer Schell Studio, along with a Commendation for the Robin Warren Studio for the sensitive & progressive designs in heritage precincts.