24 September 2012

Facet Studio is everywhere in (inside) 73

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We have been interviewed by (inside) magazine!
The interview, covering our projects Seatondale Heritage, M House, and Uchi Lounge,  is published in issue 73, which is available in all good newsagency now!

 The front cover

This issue of (inside) magazine also published the shortlist of Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) 2012, which we are shortlisted in 4 categories.. woohoo~
...We are kind of everywhere in this issue...

rear cover




19 September 2012

Sneakerology on SPA-DE

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Our project Sneakerology was published in SPA-DE Space & Design magazine in Japan!

It is interesting how Sneakerology continues to generate press interest internationally although the project has been completed a while ago... but our older projects are also still getting picked up by press...

I take this very positively, as we consciously do not design according to transient trends; hopefully this attitude reflects in our projects, and hopefully has prolonged their design life-span.

17 September 2012

Field Trip

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Last week our team on IDEA 2012 went on a field trip to see a prototype being made in the factory.

IDEA 2012 is a project to design an one-night-only award event with lots of restrictions in terms of time on site, ease of setup, structural challenges - whilst still producing something wow-worthy.
Anyhow, it is to be kept as a surprise for people attending, so my apologies about the hardly descriptive  image..

We are collaborating with people we previously worked with on Phamish, ah that old feeling.. and by the way have I mentioned that I LOVE seeing things coming together?  Well, now you know.


14 September 2012

18th Biennale of Sydney - All Our Relations

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Being an architect is an intense life commitment... even when we aimed to relax and submerge ourselves in art, it is difficult to get away from inspiration seeking and spatial analysis.
But hey, Sydney Biennale was definitely worthwhile!

Cockatoo Island, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an island located at the junction of the Parramatta and Lane Cove rivers, in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Between 1839 and 1869, Cockatoo Island operated as a convict penal establishment, primarily as a place of secondary punishment for convicts who had re-offended in the colonies. It was also the site of one of Australia's biggest shipyards, operating between 1857 and 1991. The first of its two dry docks was built by convicts.
Listed on the National Heritage List, the place is significant for its demonstration of the characteristics of a long-running dockyard and shipbuilding complex, including evidence of key functions, structures and operational layout. Cockatoo Island contains the nation's most extensive and varied record of shipbuilding and has the potential to enhance our understanding of maritime and heavy industrial processes in Australia from the mid-19th century.  (Wikipedia)

Here is a little blurb about Biennale of Sydney, taken from the official website:

The Biennale of Sydney is a non-profit organisation that presents Australia's largest and most exciting contemporary visual arts event. Held every two years, the Biennale presents a three-month exhibition, plus a program of artist talks, performances, forums, film screenings, family events, guided tours and other special events, all FREE to the public.
The inaugural Biennale of Sydney was staged in 1973 to provide an international showcase for contemporary art. Its aim was to develop and present a program that challenged traditional thinking and encouraged new levels of enthusiasm for innovative creative expression. The 18th Biennale of Sydney marks the organisation’s 39th anniversary.
The Biennale of Sydney was the fourth recurring contemporary art exhibition to be established on the international calendar – after Venice (1895), São Paulo (1951) and Documenta (1955). The Biennale of Sydney quickly achieved international recognition and critical acclaim and, from a small start, quadrupled in size in less than a decade. Today it ranks as one of the leading international festivals of contemporary art in the world and continues to be recognised for showcasing the freshest and most provocative contemporary art from Australia and around the world.

Having visited a few Biennales, I must say that this year has been the most inspiring and poetic...

4 September 2012

Facet Studio on Australian Infront

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Facet Studio's profile is featured on Australian Infront website!

I always really appreciate people and press who take interest in what we do, how we view design, and give us the opportunity to talk about what really matters to us.
Not only an opportunity to express our thoughts, it is also an opportunity for us to reflect on our philosophy.

Thanks to Justin from Australian Infront, and please check out our profile HERE!