Stairway Cinema uses architecture as a way of engaging in a discussion about curatorial practice, opportunistic urbanism and the role of Architects as place-makers and provocateurs. It is the third major installation of OH.NO.SUMO. Continue reading
Undertaken whilst working for Salmond Reed Architects in Auckland, New Zealand, this project entailed the design of a new enclosure for a historic chapel which had been stored in pieces in the crypt of the church for more than 80 years. Continue reading
The Cupcake Pavilion was a self initiated fundraising event, benefiting the Auckland Children’s Hospital, that was held during Architecture Week 2009 by the design collective OH.NO.SUMO., of which I am a founding member. Continue reading
The Lab is a joint project between the architecture and spatial design faculties of AUT University, The University of Auckland and UNITEC. Working alongside students, local academics, designers and architects are developing a series of two to three week-long … Continue reading
Longbush Ecosanctuary is located just eleven kilometres north of Gisborne. Described as an ‘Ark’ for rare and endangered native species of plants and animals, the Ecosanctuary is set in a beautiful inland valley, carved out of the hills by the Waimata River. Continue reading
Paper sky was an installation artwork that was constructed for Urbis Design Day 2010 at the Poggenpohl Kitchens showrooms in Auckland, New Zealand. The project called for a transformative intervention into the space which allowed for an alternative viewing of the display kitchens, while providing an immersive experience for patrons of Urbis Design Day.
Craftsmanship is one of the most slippery concepts in contemporary architecture. Continue reading
Making is such a luxury. Nothing teaches you about the accuracy and legibility of your drawings like making your own designs. Recently I ventured back into the workshop to test myself in such a way. Surrounded by the sweet smell of sawdust I worked to create the first Peak coffee table. Continue reading
I approach architecture and design as way of addressing challenging issues. It’s a way of thinking about problems and what we can do to provide considered, personal solutions. It’s about being innovative in this problem solving, without forgetting how we came to this point.
Often when architects speak about their own work you can be assured of two things. Continue reading
Recently I was asked, with my OH.NO.SUMO. colleagues, to be part of the international touring exhibition, FAX. The exhibition calls for participants to fax a work to the gallery that discusses the position of the fax machine within society and as a drawing too. Continue reading
Advanced Design 1: ‘Synthesis’ focused on the development of highly contextual responses to cultural and landscape situations in the Austrian Alps. Continue reading
In 2011 I had the pleasure of exhibiting my work at the Guggenheim Museum, as part of the Archiprix International MIT 2011. Continue reading
The distinction between audience and performance is entirely constructed, and as such is reconfigurable. The audience can be active participants in the narrative. Continue reading
Designed to address the issues surrounding the degradation of the Rice Terraces of the Philippines, this project examines how conservation of environmental and cultural resources are dependent on the establishment of Social Sustainability. Continue reading