Whether you come to us with clear ideas or just a strong desire for improvement, our building design team can help bring your ideas to life. Either way, we work with you to understand how you use your space. We uncover how you move in your space; how you rest; and how you play – to create a design that intuitively responds to your needs. We place great value on client input and strive to provide a collaborative environment to ensure your satisfaction with the finished design.
Whether refreshing or re-imagining an existing room or creating an entirely new home or building, the Nordic design principles of simplicity and functionality form the foundations of our approach to designing beautiful spaces for you to live, work and rest.
We understand the gravity of the investment decisions being made and as such our designs are considerate of budget. Our intimate knowledge of the building process enables us to factor budget into our designs – to give you peace of mind and ensure your financial boundaries are respected.
We collaborate with clients to generate a unique design concept that aligns your lifestyle, how you use the space, the site the space will inhabit and relevant council or approving body legislation.
Turning a concept into a design for construction, we provide comprehensive drafting services including 3D CAD modelling, formal plans and draft approval submissions for council.
In order to make obtaining approval and construction as smooth and hassle-free as possible, our town planners are involved from concept design to building Approval and prepare all documents for Council submission.
Tapping into the relationships we have built with the local councils and authorities across Sydney, we clear the path to construction by negotiating directly with council or the approving body on your behalf.
Once the Approval is obtained and the Builder is selected, it’s time to build. We remain on hand through the construction process for your continual support.
"Couldn't recommend anyone higher; thank you Arana for helping us design our dream home. It has been such an enjoyable process & the Development Application has run smoothly. Norrsken genuinely cares about our vision & helping us achieve it."
"I had the wonderful opportunity to work along side Arana and her incredible team. It was a great eye opener to the world of residential design. With over 17 years in the industry, Norrsken Kolektiv possess the know how to move your design forward to completion. All the while keeping cool, calm and collected. I highly recommend Norssken Kolektiv for your next residential building project."
"Arana and I have worked on some huge projects together over the years (commercial, residential, government, healthcare) and there's no one I'd trust more than her and the awesome team at Norrsken to take care of my next project. Norrsken cater to a niche business sector that sits midway between architectural drafting and formal architecture which is frankly the best option for savvy urban householders who know what they want and are after a practical solution to their space problems. Alex, the Town Planner, knows his stuff, and makes DA's a non issue. Thanks guys for your help!"
"Very impressed with their level of professionalism."
"They just knew exactly what we wanted and needed. Could not recommend them highly enough. Great staff to work with. Innovative and fresh ideas."
"They are amazing designers that really listened to what we wanted, and communicated well through the whole process. Highly recommend and would go back to them again next time we build. Went to Norrsken on a recommendation and have been thrilled by the outcome. We have a difficult development and Alex was able to carry us through the mire of council paperwork and forms. Our previous planner had told us we would have no chance, and today we are building our dream house with only very minor alterations to the original plan."
"These guys made working with the council a breeze! They are amazing and deliver on time."
"Best town planners around! They really know how to work with the council. Recommend these guys to anyone."
"We had the privilege of sitting in on a presentation conducted to residential clients with the Norrsken & Hülle&Fülle team, and I speak for all those in attendance when I say they were phenomenal. Not only did they know their product, they understood the needs of the client perfectly. The concepts they presented were an outstanding example of why you pay professionals to handle the design stage. I thought that what set their offering apart was that the town planner weighed in on the concepts and offered his appraisal of pros, cons etc. All in all, an impressive outfit, and ill be recommending them without hesitation."
"I've worked with Arana since 2007 on some exciting architectural projects. Pushing the boundaries of domestic design, she leaves beautiful and sophisticated architecture wherever she goes. With years of experience pen in hand and feet on site, she knows how successful projects run and can anticipate possible issues, overcoming them professionally. I trust her with my projects, referring clients and friends to her with their design and drafting needs."
As the name suggests, Building Designers design buildings! The role of a building designer extends into the design of functional, energy efficient and often beautifully creative homes. Building designers can come from a number of design-related backgrounds. This includes people with degrees and experience in architecture who aren’t officially registered as architects, as well as people who have extensive formal education in any number of design fields.
Over the years, we have built a trusted network of exceptional builders. When it comes time for tender, we will match you to a panel of Construction Companies that we believe will be most suited to your project. All of the builders that we recommend have worked with us before and we trust them to provide you with the level of detail and care that you require.
Absolutely. Our commercial design projects include cafe’s, bars, gyms, cosmetic studios, events centres, offices, warehouse conversions, lobby redesign. Most of these projects can be viewed on our socials.
In general, yes, we can ballpark an estimate for you. Obviously, the more information we have and the further we get through Concept Design and Design Development, the easier it becomes to form a clear picture of costs.
The value of good design in today’s world is unprecedented. It impacts everything around us, including how we interact with our spaces and with each other. Good design can deliver better experiences, make our lives easier and solve real problems. As one of the most important investments you will ever make, it stands to reason that savvy homeowners would not leave the concept and formation of this valuable asset to chance. Clever, thoughtful design is a must.