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  • 459 Little Collins Street Melbourne 3000
  • Telephone +61 3 9603 0303
  • hello@taut.net.au


CARBON NEUTRAL CERTIFICATION TAUT achieved carbon neutral certification on the 04/03/2020. To achieve this status and become carbon neutral we undertook the following process: – Commissioned a NoCO2 audit from CRI to measure their carbon footprint for the 2019 financial year (FY2019). CRI’s NoCO2 audit follows the standards outlined by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s Greenhouse Gas Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard (1), in addition to the international standard ISO 14064.1 (2). – Have committed to offset their unavoidable emissions through the purchase of units in approved projects under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and Gold Standard, and – Committed to ongoing annual auditing of their emissions.   HOW DOES TAUT OFFSET ITS EMISSIONS? Rimba Raya Biodiversity Project Rimba Raya is an initiative to protect and preserve High Conservation Value tropical lowland peat swamp forests; one of the most highly endangered ecosystems in the world. The Project aims to reduce Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions and protect the endangered Borneo Orangutan, and other RED listed species, by preserving 64 977 hectares of tropical peat swamp forest. Rimba Raya is the largest ever REDD project to see its emission reductions verified under the Verified Carbon Standard, reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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TAUT is an architectural practice based in Melbourne with experience in residential, multi-residential, institutional and commercial projects.

We engage with our clients and consultants in joint design workshops and by conducting extensive design research. TAUT formulates well-founded architectural responses that value memorable experiences and refined details, and believe all our projects should push the boundaries of innovation.

Our studio approach, ensures our team’s expertise is available to each of the projects we deliver. TAUT enjoys working across all scales, from furniture design to architecture to urban design and everything in-between.



TAUT Space is a platform to facilitate exploration of diverse contemporary cultural interests, and provides a supportive environment for discovery and discussion across disciplines. Operating year-round to present up to five exhibitions, TAUT invites artists and creative practitioners whose practices somehow, whether obviously or more tangentially, connect with TAUT ideals to develop and show an original exhibition. Invitation is either through commission or through submission of a proposal for use of the space. The bounds of project ideas that will be considered are set only by the imagination of practitioners, and every effort will be made to promote purposeful, meaningful engagement with the space and the broader community. If you wish to be informed about upcoming events please subscribe here, also if you would like to submit a proposal for an exhibition please email here. Previous Exhibitions: 170714 THE EXQUISITE CORPSE x SRD763 The Exquisite Corpse  featured the work of the Students of Deakin University Students ‘Architectural Design In Urban Contexts’ unit (SRD 763). The exhibition The exquisite corpse presents the work of Deakin fourth year architecture students, using the sequential creative procedure first utilized by the avantguard surrealist poets in the first decades of the 20th century, to understand and architecturally operate within the

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Competitions are an intrinsic part of design culture. Often sited in new contexts, removed from some of the constraints of traditional practice, they are an effective method of testing research, building and diversifying design strategies, and articulating the philosophy behind the making of better buildings and places.



As way of a shout out and credit for our Web Site and Identity Design…..

The production our new identity with Clear Design was always on our to do list. What we did not realise was the extent to which Clear would challenge and exceed our expectations. We are super proud of the result, from a talented design team, whose commitment to the project (and patience with their client) has already been recognised with a 2012 AGDA award.

The design captures our commitment to structure and responsiveness, the generic and the specific.

We look forward to future collaborations with Clear and sharing different beautifully realised collateral with our colleagues and clients.

Visit Clear Here
Wonderful code produced by Jake Bonin



Embracing collaboration is essential in architecture.

Accepting and exploring,  accelerating and realising ideas with others is always a rewarding experience.
Projects are enhanced through the layering and mediation of ideas or the reinforcement and growth of a single idea.

TAUT loves this dialogue; whether it be with clients, contractors, consultants, authorities, artists or other architects.
Respect and openness is crucial to a collaborative approach.


TAUT wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the site in which our office resides, the people of the Kulin Nation.  We have also collated some of our favourite links:
Koorie Heritage Trust has recently relocated to a location more befitting its standing, adjacent to Birrarung Marr @ Federation Square; KHT includes wonderful mix of contemporary, living and past heritage.
Museum Victoria’s Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre also features wonderful ever-changing exhibitions.
Indigenous Art: Moving Backwards into the Future is an interdisciplinary exhibition that features the finest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works from the NGV collection.
IADV’s aim is the strengthen Indigenous culture and design in the built environment.
Davin Smith contributed to the initial Reconciliation Action Plan for the Victorian Chapter of RAIA as a member of the RAP Working Group.


Feel free to contact us to discuss your project and our services.


TAUT wishes to acknowledge the traditional owners of the site in which our office resides, the people of the Kulin Nation.

We are currently seeking to add to our team an experienced graduate, architect and/or a technician that are passionate about Architecture. ArchiCAD proficiency will be considered favorably.

CVs (max 5mb) should be emailed to DAVIN SMITH.