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.
In review: Rain Room
Rebecca Roke visited Random International’s recent installation at the Barbican in London – a fusion of science, art and social experiment that enabled visitors to control the flow of water falling around them.
Lucy Humphrey and Claire McCaughan of Archrival explore an ‘ultradisciplinary’ future, which surpasses the previously specified extent and limits of practice.