This Is® Concept Store.
Collaboration with Wilson Tang and Bonnie So.
Concept and design of a Pop Up Store for the Melbourne based jewelry brand This Is®
. An unsolicited project, we were approached by the ownder of the jewlery brand to design a physical presense of her brand. This project became a partnership between the architect and the client as there was severe lack of funding, the responsibility of financing a collaborative project was spread across this project. Currently this project is completely funded through public grants, private sponsorship, kickstarter funding and other seed funding. With close support from the GPT Group
, this shop is to become a center piece placed at the heart of Melbourne Central to showcase GPT’s initiative to promote young creatives and re-thinking the retail experience in the changing climate of internet based consumerism.
Currently ungoing at design development, including tests of CNC cutting to create cruved stacked COREFLUTE feature wall. Video coming soon with full video and story on Kickstarter
Audio Architecture: 24 Hour Design
Collaborators: Phil Burns, Layla Cluer,Lasse Kilvaer, Rafaella McDonald and Greg Steele.
All photograph credits Scottie Cameron.
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne
and curated by David Burns and Samantha Spurr of Collective N
, the Audio Architecture 24 hr Design Camp
asked participants to produce spatial installations that were "studies of dissonance...Over an intensive 24 hours, participants will explore the creative and collaborative intersections of sound and architecture through workshops, discussions, performances and design experiments."
Our proposal challenged the notion that we are contained primarily by our ocular/physical space, we investigated the power embodied by both the physical space and the sonic space. Their conversation sometimes change from dialogue to polemic, domination to submission.
The installation transported the audience to an aural realm that transcends architectural boundaries – allowing the participants to Walk Through Walls. Our Installation consisted of two wall-mounted, and one large floor-mounted copper cones, concealing audio devices that played a layered soundtrack that lead the listener to fictional aural realm beyond the physical space they can see.
Read the article of this event on Architecture Australia here
Audio Architecture Design Camp: 24 Hour Design Camp Time Lapse.
Audio Architecture Design Camp: Team Space.
Boral Design Award Emerging Professional Category Entry. 2012,
Food is the one commodity which shapes our civilization, our cities and our culture. Since the industrialisation of agriculture, the significance of food and its rituals has become something we drive to the supermarket and return with a week’s worth in cans and packets.
This proposal investigates the future opportunities fit for an inner Melbourne CBD site, considering it's urban context and neighbours, it'd be unwise to implement a residential developer's best friend - the apartment high-rise. The spatial derivative takes the position that what we eat, how we acquire and share it is a deciding factor in shaping a sustainable future for our cities and community, and that even the bricks and mortar of a house could encourage and nurture the most basic growth to a healthier lifestyle for the Australia society at large.
The facade is a tessallation of the affordable concrete block, using this building material as a module, rotating its orientation and utilising the void in the block as a planting pot, the North facing terrace is populated to become a green cascading ziggurat. This is an image of an architecture typology which embraces the necessity of greenery in dense urban fabric, and that the generation of food is at the heart of generating a sustainable future community.x
Australia House International Competition.
Appeared in Architecture Australia
online article here
A proposal for an Artist Residence deep in the mountains of Niigata Prefecture, Japan, this is a key monument in the Echigo Tsumari Art Festival
. This proposal for the new Australian House Art Residence Project embodies a gallery space, exhibition space and living space.
Five masses are planned to enclose a central courtyard, by being simultaneously broken, open, closed, folded and made adjacent to another. Each provides a different function; utilities, living, working, display and reflection. The various spaces differ in size and orientation. They are connected by a series of doors and windows framing views of the specific activities and views in the distance.
Capturing the spirit of the seasons, our proposal for Australia House reflects the tangible and the intangible multiplicities of the site, ie. Its environs, the people it will receive and the activities it will host.
A study of seasons and change.