Their Keperra House is one of the partners’ favourites
(Image credit: Alicia Taylor)

Melody Chen and James Hung's Brisbane-based practice has experience in residential, commercial and installation projects. Their collective memory of growing up in the 1980s in Taiwan feeds their inspiration, which has been influenced just as much by their move to Australia in the 1990s. Their Keperra House is one of the partners' favourites. The fast-growing practice now also has a second office in Melbourne.

Their Keperra House is one of the partners’ favourites.

(Image credit: Alicia Taylor)

Their Keperra House is one of the partners’ favourites

(Image credit: Alicia Taylor)

Decoration made by brown paper cups

(Image credit: Jon Linkins)

Brown paper cups used for room architecture

(Image credit: Jon Linkins)

Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).