This year UTS Architecture hosted the inaugural '16/16 Festival of Architecture & Landscape'.
16/16 replaced the exhibitionary orientation of INDEX with a new focus on the energy of reviews and conversational programming. Running over three days 16/16 showcased work from studies in Architecture (BDesArch and MArch) and Landscape Architecture (BLArch), alongside roundtables, juries and parties. Events included a 'Supercrit' including guest critics, faculty and students, a 10 Buildings round-table discussion, publication launches, student pecha kucha as well as student programming such as discussions on Women in Architecture and on the Sirius Building.
16/16 was curated by William Feuerman, Dane Voorderhake, Endriana Audisho, Kim Angangan, Delia Naude and Amaia Sanchez Velasco.
A big special thankyou to sponsors along with David Hamilton, Tran Dang, Owen Cramp and Lily Hodgson of OCLH [Graphic Designers] and other dedicated UTS staff and student Volunteers.
Grab yourself a copy of the September Issue of Architect Magazine and find our latest project, 'Urban Chandelier' representing the Passageways Competition.
'Urban Chandelier' is up! Installed over 5 days in mid August, and on debut through the year. A special thank you to the OF team [Led by Dane Voorderhake with Hope Glover, Levi Fletcher, Umi Graham + Dan Edwards], the organisers of Passageways [Jason Ennis + Jared Heuter], the support of the American institute of Architects (AIA) Tennessee, The River City Company, and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), along with the 1200+ people who attended the opening 'Party in the Passageways' on August 25th. Congratulations to all involved. More coming very soon...
Professional Photography courtesy of Dotson Commercial.
Our own William Feuerman recently explored the importance of Naoshima Ferry Terminal by SANAA in the second round of the '10 Buildings' lecture series at University of Technology Sydney, curated by Urtzi Grau + Sarah Hearne.
Very pleased to announce that our recently completed project for Sculpture by the Sea has been recognised with a 'Notable Interaction Award' in the 2016 Core77 Design Awards. View the award page HERE and don't forget to vote for 'OUTSIDE-IN' for the Community Choice category!
Project Video : https://vimeo.com/161883757
DOPPELGÄNGER is an investigation into ‘soft structure’ through the use of carbon fibre. Given the material’s high strength to weight ratio, it was explored for its potential to react to weather conditions and its corresponding optical effects. Through this synergy, DOPPELGÄNGER created a space that can transform for both the individual and the collective; from an intimate private arrangement, to a larger open and social space.
The project is constructed using two identical ring modules whose mechanism shifts from a rested form to a deployed structure. In its rested form, it divides the space; while in its deployed state, the structure is lifted to form a small canopy creating an inclusive social space. This change activates public space, fostering interaction.
DOPPELGÄNGER’s motion relies upon a synthesis of soft structure and a moveable ‘skin’, which are no longer treated as separate entities. This fusion allows the surface to expand and contract, responding to the forces of the changing weather.
The skins interior, a reflective material, blurs interior and exterior atmospheres. Its double curvature surface produces a netting of individual apertures, each functioning as a window in and of itself. When combined, it creates a broad field of vision, distorting optical perception and personal experience, reflecting the inside out and outside in.
Workshops run by Phu Hoang [MODU] + William Feuerman [UTS / Office Feuerman]
Both our projects (indoor and outdoor versions) will be on display at the Perth leg of Sculpture by the Sea, at Cottesloe Beach. The exhibition runs 04/03/16 until 20/03/16, get down there and don't forget to look inside!
Make sure to head down to Sculpture by the Sea and check out our installation 'OUTSIDE-IN' from the 22nd of Oct- 8th Nov 2015. Sited in three locations; Marks Park, Gaerloch Rock and Tamarama Beach, each sculpture presents a unique, interactive and ever-changing kaleidoscopic view of its surroundings. Don't forget to look inside!
Our very own Endriana Audisho has participated in the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Directed by Urtzi Grau from FAKE Industries, 'Indo-Pacific Atlas' is a collection of maps of the Indo-Pacific Region. More specifically, the Atlas charts intersections of media, capital flows, gentrification and posttraumatic conditions as well as the discontinuities that these nodes have produced in the recent histories of cities.
For more information, please visit http://www.indopacificatlas.com/
Feuerman's lecture on MVRDV's Silodam, as part of UTS Architecture's 10 Buildings Lecture Series curated by Urtzi Grau + Sarah Hearne.
Check out 'Street Light Disco' in Princeton School of Architecture's Pidgin Magazine, Issue 19 on Magic.
A taste of what's to come... Office Feuerman has been selected to exhibit their latest art project 'OUTSIDE-IN' for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2015.
William Feuerman will be speaking at the Illumni Future of Lighting Summit on Monday 25th of May, 2015. The summit will revolve around lighting and its role in the future of: creativity + commerce, for workspace, hospitality, retail, industry and the public realm. For more information, visit the Illumni Future of Light website here.
Perception in Architecture is out, featuring William Feuerman's article "Constructed Experiences: An Architecture of Performance". Check it out here: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/perception-in-architecture
The “Whiteout” project, an experiment in the notion of “soft structure,” reacts to the energies of weather and conversation. Whether in response to the wind and rain or debate and discussion, the pavilion flexes and reflexes, changing shape to reflect these shifting energies. A collaboration between MODU and the University of Technology, Sydney (with William Feuerman), Whiteout creates an impromptu public space to host presentations and debate. Its “soft structure” flexes with the wind, its form constantly shifting. The structural bases on rollers, which also serve as moving seats, changes the structure’s appearance at it plays host to different kinds of conversations—closer together for “speaking softly” and further apart for public debate. Conversations are between two or three people, each capable of positioning their own chair in relation to the other(s). A whiteout condition, in which order or hierarchy between the presenters is never possible, is reflected in the movements of the shade structure overhead as it adapts to the wind and rain.
“Whiteout” is primarily constructed from two materials—carbon fiber and Tyvek. The combination of an advanced structural material with common building wrap creates new opportunities for a “soft structure.” Structural systems are traditionally designed to be “hard” enough to counteract dynamic weather forces. The entire structure flexes and shifts with the wind—not only the structural fabric Tyvek enclosure but also the carbon fiber parabolic arches. The unique properties of the two materials combine to create a structure that is not based on separate roles of structure and envelope but instead synthesizes their individual capacities to adapt to weather. The Tyvek surface is embedded with thousands of fiber rods that allow the surface to compress and expand—the carbon fiber arches similarly can be flexed and stretched. The uncontrollable forces of weather find its expression in this “soft structure,” as the unpredictability of events within “Whiteout” gives form to formlessness.
Proudly presented by: Michelle Beck, Natasha Bonney, Zoey Chen, Tran Tuan Anh Dang, Prudence Duncan, Zoe Horn, Altaf Khan, Connor Mackenzie, Jake Paraskaeva, James Quinn, Shaun Ramodien, Jean-Claude Saliba, Raymond Shalala, Olivier Solente, Michael Stewart, Jeffrey Tighe, Jessica Tse, Michelle Vassiliou, Dane Vooderhake
UTS Architecture presents INDEX, an annual end of year exhibition that showcases the school's work.
A 70 meter long shelf runs through the hallway representing the range of undergraduate and postgraduate work at UTS Architecture. While the surrounding rooms offer insight into the observations and hypotheses made by the students in their architectural design studios, the shelf archives almost every subject in the undergraduate degree: from design studio to communications, history/theory, environmental and technical subjects . It is a Wunderkammer, a shelf of curiosities that organizes the knowledge produced in one year in the rooms at UTS Architecture.
William Feuerman and Endriana Audisho curated the undergraduate portion of the exhibition in collaboration with Gerard Reinmuth, who curated the postgraduate section.
Office Feuerman presents Street Light Disco, a new art installation for Martin Place, Sydney. The work, commissioned by the City of Sydney through Art & About Sydney, transforms the promenade of Martin Place with a dazzling makeover. Installed on the street poles lining Martin Place, the shimmering banners reflect the plaza’s historic architecture while emitting a mirror ball-effect, captivating visitors with sparkle and light this holiday season.