Trauma, Memory and Architecture: A conversation with David Neustein of Other Architects
Next Wednesday 21/11 at 1.15pm David Neustein in conversation with Dr Ari Lander will reflect on various attempts by architects to give physical form to the trauma of the Holocaust. In an action-packed 45mins they will attempt to cover what makes for effective memorials, what purpose memorials serve, and investigate the prospect of an Australia genocide memorial.
Tickets are free and you can find out more information about the event here.
Architects to Watch
We were surprised and delighted to find Other Architects noted as ‘Architects to watch’ in The Inquirer section of The Australian this weekend. Lovely to be featured alongside Trias Studio, Officer Woods, NMBW and Anna O’Gorman and a great article promoting architecture by Luke Slattery.
Grace Mortlock and David Neustein speak at Victoria University
Grace Mortlock is the Architect in Residence at Victoria University for 2018 and as part of the residency Grace and David will be lecturing in Wellington at 6pm 18.09. Everyone is welcome, drinks start at 5:30pm. More information about the event can be found here.
Photo credit: Riley Adams-Winch
AIA Victorian Awards 2018
INDE Awards 2018
We are thrilled to have received the INDE Prodigy Award for most promising young designers in the Asia-Pacific region!
Thank you to everyone who voted for us, to Indesign Live for nominating us, to our amazing co-finalists Olivia Lee, Linehouse and Ha Architecture, and to all the clients, curators, editors and collaborators who continue to support us and our work.
To read more about the award, please click here.
Photo by Architectus Design Principal Luke Johnson
A wildly subjective ranking of the 2017 Venice Architecture Biennale by Grace Mortlock and David Neustein
Enter the tiny orange door and read our wildly subjective ranking of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. You won't believe number seven!
Follow this link for the article. Thanks Architecture AU!
2018 Venice Biennale
Thank you to the curators of this year’s U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale for the opportunity to reflect on how burial rites stake a claim for citizenship and belonging. Featured as part of ‘FORM N-X00,’ our response is made in collaboration with Izabela Pluta an exceptional artist whose work often examines archaeology, artefacts, traces and ruins.
You can read our response here.
INDE 2018 awards
We are delighted to be nominated for The Prodigy Award as part of the INDE awards.
The Prodigy honours an emerging creative who sparks trends and thinks differently; whose work pushes the boundary of design.
Director Grace Mortlock presents for the '-ism- series
This semester the UTS Architecture lecture series has been organised by the students themselves! Each speaker was invited to discuss an '-ism' that relates to their practice. Grace spoke on Tuesday 24th, thank you to everyone who came along.
David Neustein and Grace Mortlock talking 3pm 17 December
On Sunday 17 December, David Neustein and Grace Mortlock will discuss their 2017 Architecture Commission Garden Wall, in collaboration with Retallack Thompson. Hosted in the installation beginning at 3pm, the talk will be moderated by NGV curator Ewan McEoin.
The talk is free and open to all, for more information click here.
Carriageworks workshop, Saturday 11 November 2017.
Who decided how wide to make a door, or how long a mattress should be? Throughout history, from DaVinci’s 1490 Vitruvian Man to Le Corbusier’s 1940s Modular, designers have sought to invent a universal template for measurement. Sadly, the result of such efforts - combined with the dictates of mass-production and bureaucratic codes - was not creative freedom but collective slavery. Today’s architecture is dominated by standard components, typical dimensions and rules-of-thumb. While no two humans are exactly alike, our homes are all now more-or-less the same.
Boasting copious bedrooms, identical floorplans and interchangeable facades, the suburban McMansion is the most successful example of architectural mass-production we’ve ever seen. And nowhere has the McMansion been more popular than in Australia, where average new homes are the largest in the world. It is little coincidence that Australian housing is becoming increasingly unattainable, with Sydney recently ranked as the world’s second least-affordable city.
Could we break the hegemony of expensive and overly large houses by rejecting the Modular? What would a home tailor-made to the individual look like? And when it comes to living space, just how small is too small? Anticipating a near future of individual customisation, the No More Modular Man workshop invites participants to design full-scale micro homes based on their own unique bodies, and not some generic template.
This workshop will be lead by Other Architects directors Grace Mortlock and David Neustein, experts in imagining efficient and unorthodox housing possibilities. Participants are not expected to have prior architectural training but should have creative tendencies and a general interest in design.
Please follow this link for reservations and further information.
Other Architects lecture 3 November 2017 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
On Friday 3 November 2017, David Neustein and Grace Mortlock will deliver the final lecture in Dr Chomchon Fusinpaiboon's series On Modernity and Diversity: Ongoing Dialogues, followed by a discussion with Dr Rachaporn Choochuey. Dr Fusinpaiboon is an expert in non-western modern and contemporary architecture. Dr Choochuey is co-founder of internationally recognised Thai architecture practice all(zone).
The event will take place 6pm-8pm at Do Visual Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Reservations can be made here.
Other Architects is currently seeking talented full time staff to work on exciting projects at a range of scales.
Applicants should have a minimum of 2 years graduate experience in construction documentation. Applicants with local experience will be preferred and in-person interview attendance may be required.
Ideal candidates will be self-motivated, organised, detail-oriented and collaborative. Candidates should be able to demonstrate capability in coordinating drawings and interrogating construction details. Required competencies include familiarity with Vectorworks, SketchUp and the Adobe Creative Suite, confident written and spoken communication, hand-drawing and model-making skills.
Our practice is dedicated to expressing ideas in built form. We welcome ambitious, passionate and inquisitive minds. We offer a calm, friendly working environment and can provide ample opportunities for professional development and personal growth.
If you are interested in joining our team please email your CV and portfolio to office@otherarchitects by 6pm Monday 16 October.
Retallack Thompson and Other Architects announced as winners of the NGV's annual architecture competition.
Retallack Thompson and Other Architects have been awarded the 2017 NGV Architecture Commission. Opening to the public in December 2017 as part of the inaugural NGV Triennial, our installation Garden Wall will transform the sculpture garden of the NGV International into a sequence of rooms, doors and passageways.
OA selected for new Clothing Store Artist Residency
Other Architects is very proud to be the lone architectural practice selected for an exciting new residency program at Sydney's Carriageworks. We are delighted to be joining a remarkable group of fellow residents, all of whom are established Sydney artists: Tony Albert, Tully Arnot, Mikala Dwyer, Samuel Hodge, Nell, Claudia Nicholson and Phaptawan Suwannakudt.
Supported by UrbanGrowth NSW and Carriageworks, the residency provides dedicated studio spaces in the historic Clothing Store, a heritage listed building within the Carriageworks arts precinct which was vacant for 15 years before its recent upgrade.
During our year-long residency we will be participating in a number of public events including design workshops and open days. More information to come.
To learn more about the residency follow this link.
2017 NGV Architecture Commission
We are very happy to announce that Other Architects has been shortlisted once again for the NGV Architecture Commission - this time collaborating with the fantastic Retallack Thompson.
We're excited to develop our 2017 proposal and wish all the shortlisted teams the best of luck.
In the meantime, you can check out our shortlisted and highly commended scheme, Sleeping in Public for the 2016 NGV Architecture Commission.
Melbourne Design Week event at RMIT Design Hub 21.03.2017
As part of Melbourne Design Week, Citylab and the National Gallery of Victoria are staging an event to celebrate entries in the 2016 NGV Summer Architecture Commission competition, and announce the 2017 competition shortlist.
At this event Other Architects will be presenting its shortlisted 2016 proposal, Sleeping in Public, which was awarded second place and received a high commendation from the jury.
We are excited to finally be able to reveal this previously embargoed project to the world! Please come along to the RMIT Design Hub event or visit Other Spaces from Tuesday to view our proposal and discover more about Sleeping in Public.