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.
Other Architects seeking graduate-level staff.
Other Architects is on the hunt for a skilled graduate with Australian residency or a current working visa. Applicants must be proficient in using Autocad, Sketchup and the Adobe suite.
We are a small, dynamic team and offer a range of exciting projects to work on at varying scales and stages.
Please contact office @ otherarchitects .com for further information.
Otherothers is taking part in New Cities, Future Ruins, convening in Dallas from 11-14 November 2016. The convening will launch a four year curatorial initiative that engages artists, designers, and thinkers in re-imagining 'the extreme urbanism of the Western Sun Belt.'
We are really looking forward to exploring the Western Sun Belt region and contributing to the first events of New Cities, Future Ruins. Find out more information here.
Otherothers has been invited by former Domus editor Joseph Grima to contribute to his exciting project as part of Domus' landmark thousandth issue.
"In honor of Domus and the extraordinary vision of its audacious founder, we're going to stage the most radical and extraordinary happening of architecture, design and art ever seen. The thing is, we won't see it either, as it will take place after we're all gone.
We are asking all those friends who made our years at Domus so extraordinary - designers, artists, architects, photographers, writers, thinkers, makers and provocateurs - to contribute a project to a happening that will take place on occasion of the publication of Domus issue 2000. If it continues at its current rate, allowing for a pause here and there, this exhibition should take place in 2104."
Three time capsules have been buried in America, Africa and Eurolandia with projects from contributors including Tomas Saraceno, Selgas Cano, Tatiana Bilbao, Eva Franch i Gilabert and many more. We are excited about the project and look forward to our descendants enjoying the exhibition in 2104!
On Friday, David presented a talk on the Schaulager by Herzog & de Meuron as part of the Ten More building lecture series at UTS.
Exhibition at RMIT Design Hub, 29 July 2016 - 1 October 2016
This is the era of the metropolis.
By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be urban, with Australia’s major cities expected to nearly double in size. We don’t yet know where or how this growing population will be housed, as most of the buildings that will make up these cities have already been built. Furthermore, the city is occupied not just by buildings but by the political and economical structures that dictate the use of those buildings, and which, at present, hinder sufficient and equitable access to housing.
The transformative ideas of our time will not be sweeping and grandiose visions. Unlike the great architects of the 20th Century – who wishfully imagined the city as a tabula rasa or accepted exile on the urban fringe – today’s creative thinkers must find space for an ever-growing populace within a finite and decaying urban fabric. The ideas that thrive in this context will be small-scale, contingent and combinatory, operating at the margins or the in-between, within bureaucratic grey-zones or emerging economies.
Occupying the dramatic spaces of the Design Hub, this exhibition brings together local and international practitioners and showcases proposals for housing more with less, retrofitting, adapting and repurposing existing structures and environments. Ranging from the pragmatic to the utopian, the research-driven to the purely speculative, Occupied anticipates the critical design approaches, ideas and strategies of the imminent future.
Co-curated by Grace Mortlock, David Neustein and Fleur Watson.
Exhibition design by otherothers.
Programs partnered with the School of Architecture and Design
More information here.
otherothers conducts UTS Masters of Architecture special project.
In announcing his theme for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Reporting From The Front, Alejandro Aravena declared that “architecture is about looking at reality” and that “any effort to tackle relevant issues has to overcome the increasing complexity of the world.” Yet the architecture of the Venice Biennale itself embodies an idealised world-in-miniature, free of the complexities, confusions and conflicts of the world-at-large. Within the Giardini, former Colonial powers occupy prominent permanent pavilions on the Napoleonic promenade, while other countries, including those of present-day significance, are consigned to the periphery or relegated to temporary off-site spaces. The environment is timeless, picturesque, serene: hardly representative of the world’s “increasing complexity.” Why should the best-located national pavilions, established over a century ago, assume importance by default, while more populous or powerful nations struggle for attention? If the buildings themselves are fixed in place, must the pathways between be too?
This project attempts to addresses the widening divide between the world as represented by the Biennale and the global reality. UTS Masters students will produce drawings that re-map the Giardini, providing Biennale visitor itineraries that prioritise pavilions based on real-world and present day criteria. While one map might lead the visitor on a tour of nations with the largest economies, another might feature nations currently at war. A map of newest Biennale participants would create a snapshot of the developing world, while a map of nations with most construction projects might identify a new axis of architectural power.
MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism conference.
David Neustein has been invited to speak at a conference on the Future of Suburbia, to be held 31 March - 1 April at MIT. He will join Bob Geolas (Research Triangle Foundation), Paul Feiler (CITE) and moderator Allison Arieff (New York Times) to discuss 'how permanent flexibility can be embedded within the suburban fabric to enable adaptability to new economic opportunities, demographic shifts and new technologies'.
otherothers features in Monocle's special issue on Australia.
Minimono Volume 02: Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, featuring 10 key projects from this diverse and critically acclaimed practice, will be launched tonight at Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, Sydney. David and Michael Neustein co-authored an essay as part of the book, published by Uro Media.
At the launch David will take part in a conversation with architects Philip Thalis and Rachel Neeson, discussing key themes within the book.
"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.