5 Best Things When Working for a Builder

I’ve been quite fortunate to have been employed in the building industry since my second year at TAFE, well with a couple brief stints of unemployment. I’ve worked with a precast concrete manufacturer, an architectural firm and a small commercial builder. Majority of employment however has been with the builder and precast concrete manufacturer (who… More 5 Best Things When Working for a Builder

SuperStudio 2016

If you only had 24-hours to come up with a design, how would you spend those hours? SONA’s SuperStudio competition was on this weekend, where participants were given a brief at 7pm on Friday and they had 24 hours to dissect this brief, come up with a proposal and prepare a presentation. This year it… More SuperStudio 2016

A Pretty Sharp House

On Saturday I was fortunate to be able to see inside an unique house, part of the Open House Melbourne weekend. It was a house I have seen get plenty of attention lately, and rightly so. A tight triangular site, heritage context and a young family, many would call these constraints. The architect, Fooi-Ling Khoo from OOF! Architecture… More A Pretty Sharp House

Falling In Love

Bricks have been around for over 9,500 years, and some of the oldest buildings in the world use this humble material. Brick is still being widely used today, whether it’s in commercial buildings, houses, public buildings and so on. Lately there have been robots popping up in videos laying bricks, however it is mainly a… More Falling In Love

A Case of Nostalgia

Today I spent from 10am to 3pm wandering around Richmond and Cremorne, filming for an Instagram video I made [here for Instagram, here for YouTube, why not give both a like?]. Our final project of second-year in TAFE involved a site in Cremorne, and I thought while I was in the area I’d walk past… More A Case of Nostalgia

Talking Late-Nighters and Mentoring with Atelier Red+Black

On the 5th of May I sat down with Michael Smith and Sonia Sarangi from Atelier Red + Black to talk about their time as students. Michael and Sonia are both very active in the architecture scene, and I met them through their involvement. When I asked Michael and Sonia for an interview they were more… More Talking Late-Nighters and Mentoring with Atelier Red+Black