Minifie van Schaik Architects
MvS Architects
The public life of a private home


Director of Regional Arts Victoria reviews Jan, Stefano and Donata's public talk

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Esther Anatolitis, Director of Regional Arts Victoria, has reviewed the energetic discussion between Jan van Schaik and clients Donata Carrazza and Stefano de Pieri for

“When is a private building a public building? Is it when its architectural boldness invites a public response? When some or all of its spaces welcome public interaction? Or when its owners are public figures?…For Stefano, Mildura is a significant and unique cultural centre – a leader and a catalyst. For his home, Jan has designed a forceful, practical and evocative space, around whose tables any contemporary Deakin would be inspired to hatch ambitious new plots.”

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