ABOUT US.

We are an emerging Architectural Studio with a strong focus on high-quality Residential and Multi-Residential Architecture and Interiors.

The Built Environment influences how we live, feel, think and interact and our clients' homes are their living testimonies - private stories are contained safely within. Hopes and aspirations are expressed confidently to the public. We are a vessel within which unique ideas can be explored openly.

Our design approach is collaborative and focuses on understanding our clients' very specific living patterns. Living idiosyncrancies and aspirational ideas are pulled apart and pieced back together - this  is the Genesis of a building's soul. And with a thorough understanding of Site and Context, the melting pot of ideas can be organised, rationalised and transformed into a series of spatial ideas which evolve into a unified Architectural Outcome.

HONTO architecture is headed by Founder and Director, Damien Lui. An Honours Graduate from the University of Melbourne, he has accumulated 15 years of combined experience in High-end Residential Architecture and Building.

Damien's expertise and passion for design is complimented by his considerable knowledge of the inner workings of the Building Industry - experience accumulated over years working as a Senior Project Manager at one of Melbourne's leading Boutique Builders. Over this time, he has successfully delivered world-class homes in Toorak and Brighton as well as a bespoke Apartment building in Elwood. 

Damien's thorough knowledge of the entire Design and Construction life cycle is rare and offers his clients a distinct advantage of having an experienced Design Architect with a high level understanding of Head Contracting and Site Procurement.