Interview: Michele Chow of Dessein Furniture
Created by renowned Australian designers and craftsmen Jon Goulder, Adam Goodrum and Justin Hutchinson, and manufactured in Thailand using rubberwood, Dessein Furniture offers accessible and affordable furniture. Leanne Amodeo talks to founder, Michele Chow, about the inaugural collection and the company’s offshore manufacturing model.
In review: 15 Colours by Joanna Lamb
For her recent exhibition in Sydney, artist Joanna Lamb applied a restrictive yet vivid colour palette to reduce idealised architectural forms into simplified, two-dimensional images, blurring the line between abstraction and realism.
Book review: How to Make a Japanese House
How to Make a Japanese House is not a guidebook but a Darwinesque compendium of key observations on the evolution of Japanese housing.
Koolhaas’ Retroactive Manhattanism
With OMA’s latest project, De Rotterdam, Netherlands, has Rem Koolhaas found a local variation on the ‘Manhattanism’ that he explored in his landmark book Delirious New York?
Remote, in more ways than one
NPARIH’s strategy will improve current living conditions, but is it enough and is it up to the standard set by the Building Code of Australia, Federal Safety Commission Standards and the National Indigenous Housing Guide?
Notes on Flexible Volume Housing
Transformations in the supply of housing are not keeping up with transformations on the demand side. How will our cities transform to accommodate the high growth predicted and how will housing be supplied?
ON TRIAL: The Meeting of East and West: Kikutake and Le Corbusier
Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake’s Sky House remains an exemplary project. Kikutake, however, was not without a somewhat unlikely precedent in the renowned Le Corbusier.
ArchiSoccer is scoring goals
ArchiSoccer started small, but has grown. Now in its 11th year, this hotly contested competition lets those in the architecture industry socialise, get fit and beat the pants off the grinning gloaters in rival firms… 2013 champions and owners of bragging rights for another year were the team from Cox Architecture.