Interview: Casper Vissers of Moooi
Australian Design Review speaks to Moooi co-founder and CEO, Casper Vissers, about the recently launched Space + Moooi Design Residency.
Four books in review
Short reviews of recent publications, including Alice Rawsthorn’s Hello World, Hightide by Jason Bird, Brand Spaces from Gestalten and Wonder Wood by Barbara Glasner and Stephan Ott.
Disrupting Architecture: An interview with Virginia San Fratello
For California-based studio, Rael San Fratello, ‘disrupting architecture’ means exploring innovative approaches to architectural processes and materials. Anna Tweeddale speaks with Virginia San Fratello about the company’s ongoing experiments into 3D printing buildings.
In profile: The Bold Collective
For young Sydney practice, The Bold Collective, winning the pitch to design the workplaces for six media agencies owned by WPP was a coup. Elana Castle speaks to founders, Ali McShane and Monika Branagan, about using design to communicate corporate brand and personality.
The Hitherto Present
Ten years on from the publication of John Gollings and David Pidgeon’s book, Judging Architecture: Issues, Divisions, Triumphs – which revisits, re-judges and, importantly, rephotographs the best buildings from 75 years of Victorian Architecture Awards – Naomi Stead examines the role of rephotography in architectural critique.
Blurring the Lines
From workplaces that emulate cafe interiors to hospitality-inspired retail design, designers are drawing influence from a broader range of sectors in the realisation of multifunctional spaces. HASSELL’s head of interior design, Scott Walker, contemplates this cross-pollination of ideas.
Interview: Andrew Benjamin
In the early stages of development for AR131–Present, AR editor Michael Holt discovered ‘Present Hope: Philosophy, Architecture and Judaism’ (1997), a book written by Andrew Benjamin. Here, he speaks to Benjamin about the conflict between preservation and sustainability.
Longing for a greener present
Architect and urban designer, Ross Exo Adams, asks: what is the true nature of fear that lies at the core of today’s urban project, ‘ecological urbanism’?