Fisher Design + Architecture are an award-winning Bellingen based practice specialising in architecture, urban design and interpretive design. We design spaces for people to live and engage with each other, and the physical place around them – living environments which contribute to people’s health, happiness, and well-being. We collaborate with clients, consultants, and the community for large and small projects, from Byron Bay, to Coffs Harbour, Port Macquarie and Great Lakes.

Baalijin House

Bellingen 2013

Nestled into a green urban hillside, Baalijin House has been inscribed with the indigenous name of the town of Bellingen, NSW, in which it is situated. The modest home was designed and built by Fisher Design + Architecture as owner builder. With a focus on affordability, sustainability, and appropriateness for the site, the house utilises a palette of ‘home made’ pressed earth bricks and locally sourced timbers. Reflecting the spirit of Bellingen, Baalijin House demonstrates how a creative approach can achieve an affordable home which is individual and organic with a low environmental impact, while being contemporary and respectful of the site and the town’s cultural/ historical context.

Winner 2013 Austrailan Institute of Architects NSW Country Division- Commendation for Residential Architecture/ Affordable Housing under $350 000

2013 BPN Sustainability Awards- Finalist