September 14, 2008
I was invited last week to Launceston to do a presentation for Architecture Week 2008. What a wonderful experience this was. I must congratulate Alysia Bennett (President SONA) for her amazing job in putting together a fabulous program and Helen Norrie (Lecturer Architecture UTAS) for her endless energy, passion and contribution to architectural learning. If you’d like to see more exciting initiatives by architectural students check out www.sona.com.au, the Student Organised Network for Architecture.
This was my first time at the Architecture School in Launceston and it was delightful to experience such a vibrant and creative space in action. Surely the students in Melbourne and Sydney must be envious of this wonderful institution! There is an enormous feeling of transparency and openness to the space that enables one to observe the activity as they move throughout the building. It is populated with models and works in progress strung up and scattered throughout the spaces.
I chose to do a quick shoot for my presentation that represented my immediate reaction to the textural and graphic qualities that architects ‘Six Degrees’ designed to link the various spaces of this large old engineering shed. This was not a considered shoot driven by an architectural brief, but rather a quick reactionary shoot focused around details that appealed to me.