"Australian architects make an intriguing discovery when they peel back the layers of a McMansion," writes Zach Mortice for Citylab.
In what may well be the last dispatch from the now completed Chicago Architecture Biennial, writer Zach Mortice draws attention to our Offset House proposal. "In the rarefied air of architecture biennials, like the one that just wrapped up in Chicago," writes Mortice, "suburban architecture is less than an oxymoron—it basically doesn’t exist."
Read the full article and q&a here.
Offset House was featured in the Chicago Mag.
"My favorite exhibit comes from the Australian firm otherothers, which starts with the premise, 'hidden within every suburban house is a great work of architecture.'" Whet Moser
You can read the whole article here.
otherothers were interviewed by Martin Ridge as part of The Plan's coverage of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Plan is a weekly radio show that covers design, architecture and planning on Radio Adelaide.
You can listen to the podcast of the show here
Profile in Artichoke Magazine
Grace Mortlock's profile on Melbourne practice Sibling is out now in Issue 53 of Artichoke Magazine.
otherothers is featured on ArchDaily!
David and Grace were interviewed during the Chicago Architecture Biennial press opening by ArchDaily and the video is now live.
The link for the full article is here
An update on critical response to our installation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Currently on exhibition at the Chicago Architecture Biennial, our project continues to attract critical interest. Offset House now features in the Wall Street Journal, Architectural Record, AIA Architect, ABC's The Drum, and a second ArchitectureAU report.
See our post of 16th October for links to the first wave of press.
Public Chicago Architecture Biennial event
otherothers was recently invited to participate in What is Urgent, an event convened by Serpentine Gallery curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Chicago Architecture Biennial artistic directors Sarah Herda and Joseph Grima. 99 architects were given 15 seconds each to respond to the apparently straightforward question: What is urgent?
Thanks to our friend William Feuerman of Office Feuerman for recording David Neustein's response on behalf of otherothers.
Recent articles on our installation at the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Interview with Grace Mortlock and David Neustein
Grace and David discuss otherothers, their Sydney InDesign installation with KE-ZU, their upcoming participation in the Chicago Architecture Biennial and a host of other topics in this wide-ranging interview for Australian Design Review.
Final 2015 Participant List Unveiled
Final 2015 Participant List Unveiled
The official Chicago Biennial Participant list has been expanded to a final list of over 100 practices worldwide. Participating practices will convene in Chicago to discuss "The State of the Art of Architecture" and showcase their work from October 3 to January 3, 2016.
Joining this esteemed list of international practitioners, otherothers is the sole Australian practice to be featured in the event. A full list of participants for this years Biennial can be found here.
Public Lecture for UTS
On Tuesday 18 August, David Neustein will give a public lecture as part of the UTS 10 Buildings Lecture Series. The series organisers have challenged David to argue, for one hour (a rule of the series), why Islington Square by FAT is one of the ten buildings of the last ten years that you should know about.
The lecture will commence at 1.00pm in the lobby of the UTS School of Architecture (CB.06.05).
otherothers interviewed on Radio Adelaide
Grace Mortlock and David Neustein were featured on an episode of The Plan, a weekly radio show that covers architecture, design and planning. The interview can be found here.
The Project, Sydney InDesign 2015
We took the theme of this year’s Sydney InDesign Project, Ritual: The Art of Tradition, to be a provocation. After all, how can one speak of ‘ritual’ or ‘tradition’ when age-old crafts, ceremonies and even entire cultures are on the wane? Our society is increasingly atomised, our dwellings isolated, our possessions manufactured in factories offshore.
Perhaps, in the absence of communal life and collective belief, it is the routines and habits of the home that constitute our remaining engagement with ritual. In our closed and hidden spaces, we harbour secret superstitions and private rites. Far from being inconsequential, these domestic rituals are our way of affirming our place in the world, of instilling meaning amidst the chaos of contemporary life. While personal and intimate, such rituals - from the way we talk to our plants to how we fold our clothes or awaken for work - assume monumental importance at the scale of the city.
Seen through this lense, every item of furniture embodies the potential for ritual, whether demonstrably - through the tilt of a rocking chair or the sway of a pendant - or less tangibly, concealed within its materials, form and utility. We would like to draw attention to furniture’s place within domestic life through a piece of spatial theatre. A series of small rooms are inverted and magnified, gathering disparate moments into one grand collective ritual.
otherothers' installation for KE-ZU as part of The Project at Sydney InDesign 2015 will be revealed at the KE-ZU showroom on O'Riordan St, Alexandria on 14 August. It will remain installed in the showroom until mid September.
otherothers hosts talk by SIBLING
David Neustein hosts panel discussion at Tusculum
The installation focuses on domestic rituals. For most of us, it is the rites, routines and habits of the home that constitute our engagement with ritual. Far from being inconsequential, these domestic rituals are our way of affirming our place in the world, of instilling meaning amidst the chaos of contemporary life. While personal and intimate, such rituals - from the way we talk to our plants to how we fold our clothes or awaken for work - assume monumental importance at the scale of the city.
Every item of furniture embodies the potential rituals, whether demonstrably - through the action of a rocking chair or the drama of a chandelier - or less tangibly, concealed within its materials, its form, its utility. We would like to draw attention to the place of furniture within domestic ritual through a piece of spatial theatre, a giant angled mirror.
The concept has been influenced by Jacques Tati's films "Mon Oncle" (1958) and "Playtime" (1967). The subtext for these beautiful, dreamlike films is a confrontation between the traditions of the old world and the trappings of the new.
Review for Architecture AU by otherothers.
Editorial for ArchitectureAU.
Michael Neustein's recent article for ArchitectureAU explains a recent NSW Land and Environment Court ruling and explores its impact on apartment sizes and affordability. Click here to read the article.