Venice Biennale

This model, made
for the Australia Stand at the Venice Biennale 2008, abstracts a number of themes explored in residential alterations undertaken by our practice. Traditional architectural model making techniques are combined with domestic and bush crafts, using new (gold wire and boxboard) and recycled (street sweeper blades and beer boxes).

Our built work focuses on the fabric of building and the ritual of habitation. In this model the investigation of ‘making’ is separated from that of occupation. The inner spindle creates rooms with occupiable edges. It synthesises the connectedness of the modernist open plan with the spatial and social ordering of the Victorian parlour spaces. The golden screen is a technological experiment. It provides a protective skin for the delicate silhouettes, filtering light and mediating views.

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Mitchell St

Happy snaps on photo shoot day: stained glass in the north-facing wall and mirror-arama in the wet areas.See more of this project here and here.

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Preston Studio finished

Last touches to change an out-building into a home-office / studio. With the front, north-facing wall hard onto the footpath, adjustable and open-able rust steel

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