By virtue of having our office on High St, Northcote, we were included in the Northern Exposure Visual Arts Festival – a kind of outdoor exhibition spread out along High Street, Northcote, where artists place artworks in the windows of some of the shops. We make public artworks as well as architecture, and some of our past works have been made work by upcycling discarded objects, which is what this particular sculpture is about. This sculpture comes from the back of the ballroom to the front of High Street. It was made from seventy-two chair frames we found discarded around the corner from our studio, gracefully decaying behind the Regal Ballroom. We walked them around the corner and reassembled them in the front window of our office into this loop of chairs. It’s just a temporary structure held together with its own weight and the humble cable tie: which is why we’ve described it as ‘art with minimal means’. It kind of resembles a centipede or echidna. Oddly enough it makes a really good chair just as it is – people keep coming in and using it as a visitor’s seat!
Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright visited Christo and Jeanne-Claude latest work that stretched across Italy’s picturesque Lake Iseo for two weeks in June 2016.
How can an understanding of the strong social connections forged in informal slum settlements shape future architectural interventions? Abel Feleke reports from Rio de Janeiro.
The Dulux Study Tour visits the Bagsvaerd Church in Copenhagen –Jørn Utzon’s first commission on his return to Denmark, having withdrawn from his work on the Sydney Opera House.
The 2016 Dulux Study Tour group visits Madrid on the last leg of the trip, exploring the city’s many decorated facades and how they contribute to the vibrancy of its spaces.
From the Cheesegrater to the Scalpel, the built legacy of London’s planning restrictions is plain to see. On the second stop of the 2016 Dulux Study Tour, the group explores the friction between the city’s commercial and cultural objectives.
In Copenhagen, a city often saluted for its urban planning successes, the Dulux Study Tour team finds the city is grappling with complex challenges in the development of new urban precincts.
The ‘incremental’ approach to delivering affordable housing works in South America. Would it work in Australia?
Parckfarm is an interactive project in Brussels, Belgium that invites visitors to explore new park typologies through art installations, agricultural performances, workshops and community gardens.
International House was constructed from CLT to a design by Tzannes that references “spaces often found in Sydney’s historic timber or cast iron and brick buildings.”
A Queensland court has dismissed an appeal against Brisbane City Council’s approval of a Zaha Hadid Architects-designed three-tower residential complex.
Andrea Sharam looks at the “deliberative” development model and the financial barriers that can prevent it from flourishing, sharing architect-designed Australian examples spanning three decades.
Kengo Kuma and Associates’ first Australian project, a library and retail hub in Sydney’s Darling Harbour, has been approved.
The new, $220.5 million 14-storey Peter Shergold building is the first completed project in the $2b renewal of the Parramatta CBD.
14 separate juries have shortlisted 102 entries for the Victorian Architecture Awards.
Smart Design Studio’s new mixed-use building in Balgowlah, Sydney has an elegantly composed, layered outer skin that brings an urbane character to the suburban streetscape.
“Structural impediments” in housing policy and supply are stopping the “trickle down” housing effect.