In profile: DesignByThem
Launched in 2006 by Sarah Gibson and Nick Karlovasitis, DesignByThem supports and promotes local designers. Through the creation of products made from recycled material and the championing of local manufacture, this Sydney-based collective continues to expand.
Interview: Sean Dix
American designer Sean Dix’s down-to-earth attitude is reflected in his latest designs, as Leanne Amodeo discovers.
One to Watch: Hannah Tribe
Founder of Tribe Studio Architects, Hannah Tribe, has established her name with a number of sensitive housing designs, demonstrating enthusiastic engagement with explorative typologies and affordability, urban design and density, city fringe conditions and adaptability.
The garden of unearthly delights
Melding architecture and sculpture with engineering and chemistry, Philip Beesley creates kinetic installations that react and respond to human presence. David Neustein encounters Beesley’s artificial life-forms in his new work, Sibyl, on show at the Biennale of Sydney.
Life Cycle: Heide II
In 1963 John and Sunday Reed commissioned David McGlashan and Neil Everist to design a new house and gallery, Heide II, a modernist classic. Conrad Hamann looks back at Heide II and its architectural legacy.
Alain de Botton: “Don’t let the free market decide”
Philosopher Alain de Botton is controversial in the architecture world for his book The Architecture of Happiness, which aimed to convince that classical notions of beauty should define building design.
In profile: Christina Waterson
Christina Waterson’s multi-disciplinary work spans art, design and architecture, making the Brisbane-based practitioner difficult to label. What is immediate, however, is that her work is an appealing exercise in tactility, highlighting both the artisanship in her methodology and the technology in its execution.
Takeshi Iue: Mastering Minimalism
The spare forms of Takeshi Iue’s furniture are the outcome of a design philosophy that has simplicity at its core. Working in Khai Liew’s studio has served the Adelaide-based designer well, for his expanding portfolio is exacting in concept and refined in appearance.