Branch Studio Architects is an award-winning architecture practice based in Melbourne. A design-intensive studio, their projects are engrained and developed from a series of ideas that seek to enrich each individual project. The Sociable Weaver allows them to expand on an established stream within their practice which explores their interests in sustainability, build-ability and affordability in architectural design.

Connection with nature is an important theme within their designs for The Sociable Weaver, using raw, natural materials, integrated courtyard spaces, filtered natural light and facade operability to blur the boundary between inside and outside. Although a 'family' of designs with common elements, Branch Studio's designs for The Sociable Weaver are unique responses to the fundamental framework of sustainability, affordability and holistic housing promoting happy and healthy living through innovative design.