Interviews

Architecture meets nature inside Singapore’s thriving urban forest

We caught up with Formwerkz director Gwen Tan to discuss the studio’s love of plants and design experimentation, the impact of narrative in their work, and the testing of design ideas in Tan’s own house that have resulted in a new understanding of the importance of nature in our everyday lives – what the Japanese refer to as “forest bathing”.

Architecture meets nature inside Singapore’s thriving urban forest

We caught up with Formwerkz director Gwen Tan to discuss the studio’s love of plants and design experimentation, the impact of narrative in their work, and the testing of design ideas in Tan’s own house that have resulted in a new understanding of the importance of nature in our everyday lives – what the Japanese refer to as “forest bathing”.

Open House Melbourne opens more than buildings, it also opens conversations about city making

Open House Melbourne has been steadily gaining momentum by drawing the public into conversations about the built environment, asking questions about what we want our cities to look like now and into the future.

Open House Melbourne opens more than buildings, it also opens conversations about city making

Open House Melbourne has been steadily gaining momentum by drawing the public into conversations about the built environment, asking questions about what we want our cities to look like now and into the future.

City as above ground mine

We recently sat down with Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the SMaRT Centre at the University of New South Wales, and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, to find out more about green manufacturing and her vision for cities as mines of the future.

City as above ground mine

We recently sat down with Professor Veena Sahajwalla, Director of the SMaRT Centre at the University of New South Wales, and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, to find out more about green manufacturing and her vision for cities as mines of the future.

Walls and Bridges

This picture is from a late 2011 interview I did in Berlin with Matthias Rick from the experimental architecture practice, Raumlaborberlin.

Walls and Bridges

This picture is from a late 2011 interview I did in Berlin with Matthias Rick from the experimental architecture practice, Raumlaborberlin.

Mexico, recycle project

In Puerto Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico, Gabino Sandoval began designing and making with waste materials four years ago, first with plastic bags, old chip packets and sweet wrappers and then with paper and aluminium cans. It took a while for friends to understand what he was doing but now he has a team of six who work with him, collecting, cleaning and preparing ‘components’ ready for the making process.

Mexico, recycle project

In Puerto Vallarta on the west coast of Mexico, Gabino Sandoval began designing and making with waste materials four years ago, first with plastic bags, old chip packets and sweet wrappers and then with paper and aluminium cans. It took a while for friends to understand what he was doing but now he has a team of six who work with him, collecting, cleaning and preparing ‘components’ ready for the making process.

City up close

Berlin Haushoch is a magazine designed, edited, photographed and largely written by three people — Ana Lessing, Alexandra Bald and Esra Rotthoff.

City up close

Berlin Haushoch is a magazine designed, edited, photographed and largely written by three people — Ana Lessing, Alexandra Bald and Esra Rotthoff.