MODO (Michael Ong Design Office) is an award winning architecture studio based in Melbourne, Australia.
Our design process is driven by a strong focus on quality and the benefits of good design. A process which is grounded by thoughtful design ideas, rigour and distinctive direction.
Our buildings create spaces to form intimate and highly responsive connections between its landscape, brief and inhabitants.
We are excited by the simplicity and beauty found in everyday spaces and objects, and explore concepts that turn the ordinary and banal into rich, textured and expressive.
From large private houses to tiny jewellery pieces, we greet each project with an open mind and our innate sense of design curiosity to realise buildings that are enriching and inspiring to inhabit. We always collaborate with our clients brief and budget to realise a thoughtful, unique and complete project.
“Michael’s first home shows a real feeling for space and materials. His silo project and in particular his experimental kitchen are indicative of his need to explore design.” – Brian Zulaikha [president of Australian Institute of Architects and director of TZG Architects]
Bachelor of Building & Planning | Master of Architecture | ARBV/AIA
Michael Ong graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2009 with a Masters of Architecture, and is a registered Architect with the AIA.
Michael Ong has won the Intergrain Timber Vision Award for Hans House (residential category), has been named in Italian Architectural Journal CASABELLA as one of its international architects under 30, The Guardian listed Michael as one of the upcoming architects and is the SOYA Award winner for the Architecture and Interior Category.
Michael’s work has been published both nationally and internationally. Most notably, his conceptual silo regeneration work in MARK magazine, Dwell Asia ( where he was selected as one of the seven experts to discuss the future of design), Monument and HOUSES magazine to name a few.