Craftsmanship is one of the most slippery concepts in contemporary architecture. Continue reading
It’s important to think carefully about what we design. Not just about how it looks, or what it’s made out of, but wider issues of how it effects the people around us, the environment and how we live. This is an integrated part of my design work.
But it’s not just about thinking by oneself. It’s about discourse, debate and a the ability to adapt your ideas as the design problems change. All of these activities are only possible through the interaction of designers with their clients, colleagues and wider communities. So please feel free to get in touch if you would like to discuss ideas, architecture, design or anything else.
My thinking at the moment is focused on how small spaces can deliver multi-modal programmatic functions within the most efficient construction boundaries. I’ll be putting up more writing on this topic soon, but in the meantime please take a look at the range of speculative projects presented here.
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.
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
Often when architects speak about their own work you can be assured of two things. 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
Since forming Atelier Bow-Wow in 1992, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima have been producing some of the quirkiest and most subtly nuanced work of their generation. Their seemingly light hearted name masks what is an extremely insightful research based practice. Continue reading
Architecture has the power not only to frame significant moments within our lives, but to actively project our values and support us within these moments. One of these moments is the fare welling of a loved one. This project examines the architecture of grieving within the context of landscape and context. It aims to examine what factors must be taken into account in the design of contemporary architecture on sites which exhibit a palimpsest of cultural, landscape and socio-economic histories. Continue reading
Far from being just lucky, Klein Dytham has shown the particular skill of being able to extract the most from whatever opportunity is presented to them. Mark Dytham discussed culture, practice and humor with us on a recent visit to Auckland.
OH.NO.SUMO. is a collaborative design studio that I jointly run with Patrick Loo, James Pearce and Katherine O’Shaughnessy. We have worked together for a number of years on projects that are outside the bounds of conventional architectural practice. Continue reading