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.

We are hiring!

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.

Occupied

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.

21 Century Giardini: New Itineraries.

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.

Future of Suburbia

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 in Monocle

otherothers features in Monocle's special issue on Australia.

We were delighted to discover otherothers described - alongside our respected colleagues Austin Maynard Architects and Elizabeth Watson-Brown of Architectus - as 'Architects and urban thinkers leading the charge' in the current issue of Monocle (issue 91, volume 10).

 

                        

Twelve of a kind

Article for the Monthly

David Neustein's article on Australia's current spate of casino projects appears in the March issue of the Monthly. Click here to read the article.