Five Mile Radius is a Brisbane based design studio exploring Australia's construction materials. We create projects, products and educational content that imagine a world built on ethically sourced material resources.  


Founded in 2016, the studio is the collaborative effort of a group of architects, tradespeople and educators passionate about testing new ideas for Australia's built future. 


Five Mile Radius uses pilot projects to prototype ideas, often turning projects into products that allow for continued experimentation.  Funds generated through the Five Mile Shop are used to fuel additional materials research and create educational events and content. 


The studio works with both recycled and natural materials and is seen as a local leader in closed loop thinking, waste reuse and bioclimatic design. 


Future dream clients include the CSIRO, local governments, arts and community organisations, philanthropic organisations and rural communities. One day, the studio hopes to operate from a bus and drive around Australia helping communities to unlock the potentials of the materials around them.



Past clients and supporters



USE LOCAL  / Support local industries, economies and cultures. That's our numero uno.


SUPPLY TRAIN TRANSPARENCY / Take responsibility for materials from raw resource to manufacturing to end of life.

REDUCE EMBODIED CARBON / Consciously limit the use of energy intensive materials

USE LESS / The most sustainable building is no building at all… der. 

CONSTRUCT EFFICIENTLY / Reduce wastage on construction sites. Design to eliminate offcuts and excess.


USE RECYCLED / Look for ways to use recycled materials over virgin ones.


BE HEALTHY / Avoid hazardous materials and chemicals with harmful health impacts. 


DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY / At the end of its life, can your building materials be separated, reused or recycled?



Try to work with existing buildings and only demolish if you really need to. 



+07 3096 0585

Showroom and Studio 

Gladstone Rd Studios

13a Gladstone Rd, Highgate Hill 

Brisbane, QLD. 4101


45 Holland Street

Northgate, QLD 4013

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