David Neustein and Grace Mortlock on Talking Lifestyle with Tim Webster
David Neustein on 702 ABC Radio.
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.
Best wishes for the festive season and the new year from Other Architects
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday Night Talk 04/11 at 6:30pm
Did you miss Occupied?
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.
Offset House featured in Architecture Australia
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.
Architectural models seek new home.
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.
This Friday 16th September at 12:30pm, join curators Grace Mortlock, David Neustein and Fleur Watson with local exhibitors and guests to discuss the ideas, themes and works within Occupied.
The talk is open to everyone and we hope to see you there. For more information on the exhibition please visit the RMIT Design Hub website.