Year in review

David Neustein on 702 ABC Radio.

2016

Tune in to digital 702 ABC Radio on Friday 30 December (nationwide from 10am EST) to hear David and host Chris Taylor review the architectural highs and lows of 2016.

Season's greetings!

Best wishes for the festive season and the new year from Other Architects

Murcutt's Mosque

Article for The Monthly

David Neustein's article on Glenn Murcutt and Hakan Elevli's Australian Islamic Centre in Melbourne appears in the November issue of The Monthly. Click here to read the article.

OtherOthers presenting at New Cities, Future Ruins

Mainstage presentation for the Convening in Dallas, Texas

David Neustein and Grace Mortlock are presenting today at the New Cities, Future Ruins Convening in Dallas, Texas. 

New Cities, Future Ruins is a four-year curatorial initiative inviting artists, designers, and thinkers to re-imagine and engage the extreme urbanism of America's Western Sun Belt.

David and Grace will be presenting their project Offset House, originally exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Biennial in 2015.

Final Reviews at UTS

Architecture Without Occupants, Masters Studio

"Could we regain our architectural initiative by simply embracing abstraction, embracing the lack of inhabitation, and go back to an architecture which is really radical, an architecture which is not beige, an architecture where there is no handicapped access, an architecture that can be really pure, stark, uninhabited and amazing? Sooner or later we will have to establish a relationship with the robotised world."

Rem Koolhaas, Meetings on Architecture, 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Architecture Without Occupants investigates the design of buildings in which human inhabitation is not the primary consideration. The formal, spatial and organisational agendas of these server farms, storage facilities, power stations, seed banks and drone ports prefigure an era of post-human architecture. The students have been challenged to not only consider the design possibilities of such projects, but to see their own work through another pair of eyes. 

 

Saturday 05/11, David Neustein and Grace Mortlock's Master Studio, Architecture Without Occupants will present for their Final Review. There will be 7 projects on display in a student-curated space, with an exhibition followed by Q+A.

 

Talk at Marrickville

Architecture on Show

Grace Mortlock and David Neustein will presenting as part of Architecture on Show at Marrickville's Herb Greedy Hall this Wednesday (02/11). The event is part of a series of talks curated by Michael Zanardo, Casey Bryant and Sam Rigoli. 

The talk looks at, "the value of thoughtful and clever design in making sure our urban streets and parks are safe and vibrant places."

This is a free event with registration and further information to be found here.

The Architecture of Display

M Pavilion talk and performance

David Neustein and Grace Mortlock will be taking part in a panel discussion at M Pavilion this Sunday (16/11) alongside Fleur Watson, Matthew Bird, Atlanta Eke and Bruce Gladwin. Before the talk, Atlanta Eke will be re-staging her performance, Wetware created specifically for Occupied at the RMIT Design Hub. We are looking forward to seeing Atlanta dancing again and taking part in the discussion.

The event is free and you can check out more information here and here.

Frameworks for Uncertainty: Alexie Glass-Kantor, David Neustein and Grace Mortlock

Tuesday Night Talk 04/11 at 6:30pm

Did you miss Occupied?

David Neustein and Grace Mortlock will be presenting this project and more at the next Tuesday Night Talk 4/10 6:30pm at Tusculum alongside Alexie Glass-Kantor, Executive Director for Artspace.

The talk series is curated by Ashley Dunn of Dunn & Hillam Architects as a critical conversation about creative collaboration and the act of curating with and for architecture. 

We are all looking forward to a great conversation and hope to see you there.

Gully House demolition begins

Other Architects on site

We are excited to have begun demolition for Gully House, a renovation of an existing house on Sydney's North Shore working with our excellent builder, Shane Green Building.

Offset House: reframing the Australian Dream

Offset House featured in Architecture Australia

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We are delighted to have Offset House published in Architecture Australia and reviewed by Alicia Pozniak. The project was featured as part of guest editors Naomi Stead and Kelly Greenop's Reporting from the (Australian) Front: housing inextremis, a response to Alejandro Aravena's 2016 Venice Biennale theme, Reporting from the Front. 

Offset House models

Architectural models seek new home.

image courtesy Tobias Titz

image courtesy Tobias Titz

Originally exhibited to acclaim at the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, our Offset House scale models are currently featuring in the RMIT Design Hub exhibition Occupied, which concludes 24 September 2016.

We are now seeking a new home for these models, whether permanent or temporary. Large and highly detailed, the two models depict modified suburban architecture at 1:50 and 1:10 scales, respectively. Each model is 1.5m wide and between 1.5-2m long, and each divides in half for transportation purposes. The models combine Victorian Ash, Jelutong and Birch Ply timber, MDF and acrylic, and include a number of small pewter figurines. 

A labour of love, the models were constructed over several weeks and at considerable cost. While we believe that these models have value as objects of art, design and education, we are unable to properly house them ourselves. 

We therefore invite any interested institution, organisation or school to acquire them for collection or display, and need your help to spread the word! Please contact us to discuss further, to provide leads or offer advice.