“Every great design begins with an even better story”

– Lorinda Mamo

Made By Alas work to combine the fundamentals of balance, form and function to ensure every space tells its’ own compelling story that is unique to your way of living.

Let us tell your story.

Upcoming Projects

2 Storey dual occupancy.

ARCHITECT: Cradle
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Balgowlah
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency overlooking the spit.

ARCHITECT: Ursino Architects
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Mosman
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency featuring an indoor swimming pool.

ARCHITECT: Platform 5 Design
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: Strathfield
YEAR: 2021

7 high-end senior living residences.

ARCHITECT: Barry Rush
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: St Ives
YEAR: Build Commencing 2021

Bowral

A large open plan single storey residence located in the quaint little town of Bowral. This project encompasses the traditional country aesthetic both internally and externally through a natural and minimalistic colour pallet placing the focus on the layering of textures and profiles to create the desired charm. The spatial layout is sprawled out over a single level emphasising the vast land size that embodies the sense of space and serenity that Bowral is known for.

ARCHITECT: Oasis
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: NJ Built

Strathfield

This project is located on the most sought after street of Sydney’s inner west suburb of Strathfield. Strathfield is known for it’s heritage charm and large tree lined streets that date back to the 1800’s. This project is the perfect fusion between the respectful restoration of an original heritage home combined with a large Mediterranean style extension. With the use of organic natural stones and beige tones paired with classic bronze metals, this project exudes elegance and timelessness. This residence combined aesthetics, practicality and an abundance of space and light to set the foundations for a growing family for years to come.

ARCHITECT: Entrance Hall
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Rosewell Group

Bellevue Hill

Located in the affluent eastern suburbs of Sydney, this projects design direction is strongly influenced by the details and profiles of the French provincial style to reflect the classic architecture of the exterior. The ornate mouldings of a chic French chateau meets the rustic simplicity of natural greys, whites and neutral stone tones to create a comfortable, light filled and aesthetically pleasing family home.

ARCHITECT: Resolut Architecture
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Trades n All Constructions

Camperdown

Located in the character-filled inner west suburb of Camperdown. Camperdown is known for the Victorian style terraces that line its streets. Behind a heritage facade is a hidden Mediterranean gem.

This project pairs natural stone, brass and timber highlighting the layered textural complexities of Mediterranean design. Soft arches and gentle curves clad with stucco and limestone instill a sense of warmth and tranquillity within the space.

Central to the residence is an atrium style courtyard that works as an abundant light source within the home. These sun rays are subtly diffused by texture rich stucco.

This residence works to layer natural materials in a timeless manner, placing strong emphasis on finer details. Combined to create a serene environment for many years to come.

ARCHITECT: NS Drafting
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:
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LATEST PROJECT

Sandringham Residence

About Manny Alas

Manny Alas is a Sydney based Design Director with over 35 years of experience in joinery, furniture and construction. In the last decade, Manny has owned one of Sydney’s premium surface studios specialising in Italian tiles, natural stone, terrazzo and all species of timber flooring.

After moving back from Greece at the young age of 14, Manny started working for his family-run business Constantine Kitchens and Joinery based in Alexandria. This family- run business mainly designed and built kitchens and joinery in the Eastern Suburbs and Lower North Shore. Being a leader in the industry then has remained with Manny who has stuck to this tradition until today.

After a decade in the joinery business, Manny moved into the furniture industry. There he set up Sydney’s first Forty Winks store in Alexandria in 1995 and in Annandale in 2002. In 2004 he moved his operations to the Alexandria Homemaker Centre. With design in mind, he set up the Forty Winks Flagship Store one of Australia’s incredibly designed bedding stores, changing the way bedding stores look to what we see today.

In the early 2000s he also designed and imported furniture from overseas where he supplied most major retailers. He continued to also renovate and build homes on the side, something that he had always had a passion for.

In 2010 whilst sourcing hard surfaces for his new family home, he noticed that there was a significant gap in the market for architects, designers, owner builders and developers to be serviced by a one stop shop of hard surfaces. His vision led him to open Alexandria Tiles and Flooring. This was one of the first stores of it’s kind in Australia to provide design assistance whilst providing clients with a one stop shop experience for all flooring products including timber, terrazzo, tiles, stone and carpet.

Manny’s vision is to exceed client expectations by allowing their dreams become reality. He loves to take risks and be daring, whilst also considering the client’s needs for function and practicality.

Applying a hands-on approach to project managing the entire design process from concept creation, client presentations and managing suppliers and builders, Manny oversees the completion of the entire project.

Manny lives by the belief of knowing the design rules and when to break them.

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