At the recent Wellington Lux festival in New Zealand, Chris Knapp, Jonathan Nelson and Michael Parsons produced an architectural lighting installation made from tessellated components. Sam Kebbell of Kebbell Daish Architects reflects on the digital and human fabrication behind the project.
Interview: Bjarke Ingels
Michael Holt speaks to Bjarke Ingels, founder of Danish practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), about the exchange of skills and ideas that stem from international collaborations, and the potential for a hybrid of urban, landscape and architectural form at Barangaroo.
Interview: Charles Renfro
Partner in New York-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Charles Renfro, talks about the firm’s acclaimed work on the High Line and its recent involvement with the competition at Barangaroo Central.
In review: Lesser Known Architecture
Curated by Elias Redstone, this recent exhibition at the London Architecture Festival presented an alternative map of the city, celebrating London’s often overlooked and under-appreciated buildings.
For young designers, the isolation of sole practice and the financial barriers of accessing materials and machinery can be a burden. Elana Castle visits two Sydney ventures offering collaborative, cost-efficient workshop spaces to local designers, creating a valuable sense of community along the way.
Interview: Caroline Bos of UNStudio
Together with LAB Architecture Studio, NH Architecture and !melk, Dutch design firm UNStudio was recently involved in the design competition for Barangaroo Central in Sydney. AR Asia Pacific editor, Michael Holt, spoke with UNStudio co-founder, Caroline Bos.
The New Radical Pragmatist (On Validation)
Marissa Looby discusses whether advanced formal possibilities, combined with the proliferation of building codes, regulations and ratings, are shaping a new, conflicted breed of architect: The New Radical Pragmatist.
Making Cities Liveable
Held in Melbourne in June, the sixth Making Cities Liveable Conference explored how alternative transport models, knowledge investment and improvements in food production might help to achieve greater liveability in denser urban centres. Jo Leeder reports.