An urban farming initiative in London’s Hackney established by Something & Son, FARM:shop promotes ideas of ecologically responsible local food production coupled with a socially engaged shared workspace.
In Profile: Coco Reynolds
As Coco Reynolds makes her first big splash on the Australian design scene, she speaks to Michael Carr about her Thread Light and her views on flexibility, form and function in design.
Week in review
Mies van der Rohe’s 126th birthday, farewell to Alison and Peter Smithson’s Robin Hood Gardens and have Ingenhoven Architects’ plans for the Googleplex been scrapped?
Life Cycle: Torbreck
Torbreck, an apartment complex in Highgate Hill, lies two kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD. Designed in 1957 by Aubrey Job and Robert Froud as a home unit block and completed in 1961, it remains immensely liveable today.
Week in review
Sydney’s infrastructure highs and lows, new designs for The High Line in New York and Melbourne’s suburbs ‘making people fat’. Our round-up of this week’s architecture and design news.
In profile: Alias
Since its beginnings in 1979, Italian furniture brand Alias has forged a reputation for sleek, refined industrial design driven by material and production innovations.
Book Review: Alexander Girard
This book on the life and work of Alexander Girard explores the designer’s love for colour and pattern, and reveals the obsessive design mind of this significant figure of mid-20th century American design.
Profile: Georgia Nowak
From architectural practice in Sweden to development work in Ethiopia to sculpture at the VCA, Georgia Nowak’s career has taken an itinerant trajectory. But while geographically dispersed, her practice’s focus has been consistent: the creation of human-centred space.