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!
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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Study Tour visits the Bagsvaerd Church in Copenhagen –Jørn Utzon’s first commission on his return to Denmark, having withdrawn from his work on the Sydney Opera House.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.
People Oriented Design’s The Least House Necessary workshop challenges assumptions about home design.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has announced the shortlisted teams in a competition to design the 2017 Architecture Commission.
JCB, Aspect and SJB-designed 20-storey, mixed-use building in Melbourne would be built over an active railway line.
A layered arrangement of volumes and materials gives this new home by Andrew Burges Architects a spatial richness and complexity that balances privacy and outlook.