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Terra Fluxus

Terra Fluxus is a recorder of the dynamic medium of landscape.

miami metromover

The Metromover Station is a place of interaction, a node, and an icon within the urban fabric of the new arts precinct downtown Miami. 

Mexico Biblioteca

The library should be read as the anti-object. Less a noun, or something you could name, and more of a verb or action you could describe. 

de-coded

Point Zero tests the decoding of the QR code through distortion, utilising the one point perspective construction method. 

re-hiding

re-hiding engenders the re-use, re-cycling, re-distributing and re-generation of components of the existing territory. 

72 Hour Urban Action

72 Hour Urban Action is an international rapid architecture and design festival, defined by community needs, an extreme deadline, a tight budget and limited space. 

sol.A

sol.A is a kinetic sculpture developed in relation to the sun’s path and actuated by the sun’s solar energy specific to its location at Federation Square. 

Scaler

‘Scaler’ is a site specific dynamic sculpture that symbolises the renewal of the Delacombe community and the reclaiming of the park through the complex assemblage of discrete parts that coalesce the surrounding context to form a large cohesive dynamic body suspended over the water.

Urban Lido

Design Competition, Sydney, Australia

Urban Lido seeks to capitalise on the unique characteristics of the Green Square Zetland Site, a highly active area with diverse programmatic conditions. The project will extend the current urban park network providing a unique elevated urban public park which has a range of aquatic and recreational facilities embedded within its structure. The park will service the local community, residents, and workers plus the broader community of Sydney. The urban park will connect the heritage hospital precinct and existing and future contemporary development acting as a connective fabric and landmark to the local area contributing to its identity as an inner city suburb of Sydney. 

Urban Lido consists of key interconnected urban elements path networks, retail and recreational precincts, car parking, water filtration and collection system and ecological corridor offering an integrated environmental and urban platform.

The urban park is a network of programmatic zones, environmental and infrastructural systems that are interconnected functionally but also profiles spatially the operational aspects of these systems in the urban park. The strategic planting and lighting network acts as a navigational system through the park as well as facilitating a spatial connection to the exterior context of the park. It offers a range of intimate scales and unique vantage points to the interior opens spaces of the park and connecting the larger amenities of the outdoor pool and sports field. Small scale retail tenancies are located in the underside of the platform in the south east corner of the site offering additional amenities to the local community, and economic benefit.
The urban lido platform choreographs its ground through the focus of water, its play, filtration, distribution and capture enhancing sustainability and water events across the site. 

The project aims to be distinct in its features celebrating aquatic activities and features of its context but localised in its functions, encouraging an integrated urban development and long term urban facility.

In the Loop, Cronulla

Design Competition, Cronulla, Australia

‘In the Loop’ proposes a Cronulla Circuit that is continuously transformed to simultaneously be an event and stage a range of scheduled events in order to activate, connect, and celebrate Cronulla.

A new striated surface is coded through its glow in the dark lane markings and dot matrix. This coded surface acts as the host and organiser for the mobile set of components that organise the dynamic space in response to the yearlong calendar of events. The mobile components consist of unique tree planters and benches moved by an automated ‘walkie trolley jack’.
The dynamic choreography of the space can be organised in a range of ways that inform  events, support local business, enable a greater outdoor dining experience during the day and night, and create a safe, unique,  and enjoyable experience. It can respond to seasons, and climate to provide shade and more intimate spaces, or open up for huge crowds. 

Three major events are described in the accompanying drawings.  The ‘Urban Forrest’ is the most common setting of the space in which the tree planters and benches are scattered through the space to provide a range of intimate spaces bathed in moments of shade and sunlight. This setting compliments the outdoor dining of the various cafes and restaurants existing in Cronulla Street, and is intended to catalyse more so as to become a unique and prosperous dining destination during the day or night. 

The shared one way car and pedestrian lane running through the spine of the space is utilised out of hours for the servicing of the commercial spaces, maintained for emergency access, and may be scheduled to open at specific times – such as the evenings of the working week – to bring a controlled presence and activity back into the space.

The space transforms to host the existing monthly ‘Cronulla Market’ by shifting the tree planters and benches into colonades of shade and respite where people can meet, and enjoy the food and festivities of the market. The space now made vacant by this organistiion holds ranks of market umbrellas.  The market is to occur in the primary Cronulla Street Precinct, may extend all the way to the Train Station, and connect to Perryman Square.

For a large scale music festival, that may have a number of music stages in the Pavillion at the north end of Cronnula Street, a stage on the event space at the intersection of Cronulla Street and Purley Street, and another at Perryman Square, the space would be opened up by moving the tree planters and benches to the edges to form rows that protect the store spaces and make access paths separated from the throng of music goers.

‘Pavilion C’ is proposed as a biannual event. Every Two years the pavilion design is to be judged through an international design competition. Similar  to London’s Serpentine Gallery, ‘Pavilion C’ is to attract international architects, designers, and industry sponsorship to re-invent and re-construct the pavilion and therefore transform the space. The pavilion is proposed to launch in November, and be christened in the following February music festival.
Light Towers march through the space at 25m intervals. These towers add to the safe and effective lighting of the space, create identity of place, and act as locality markers. The towers also act as water storage tanks. They collect the rainwater of the roofs of the commercial buildings, filter the water, and store it for the irrigation of the vegetation in the space, and contribute to a sustainable community.

The simple paving ‘strip’ that glows in the night, can be adapted beyond Cronulla Street to be incised into local paths in order to extend and identify the new loop. Critial to the new Cronulla Circuit is to connect pedestrians to Gunammata Bay, through the Station, up Cronulla Street to ’Pavillion C’, around to Perymen Sqaure, along the board walk to Cronulla Beach and then loop back through Beach Park Avenue. Carparks, playgrounds, dedicated bicycle paths and bicycle parks have also been an important consideration of sub-loops within the major Circuit loop.
 

indisguise

In Disguise is the title of the proposed Moorabbin Junction project for the Street 14 Competition that intends to inspire and challenge our understanding of what a street, park, and square may be, and perhaps what they might be in defining public space in our cities.

Nature's Catheral

The installation is intended to inspire and challenge our understanding of what a park is, and perhaps what they might be.

Kalchaos

The aim of the studio was to ‘educate’ students on how to deal with changes and so called ‘accidents’ that occur in the design-process in order to produce designs with an accumulated wealth and a broadened dynamic way of (bottom-up) planning.

Game On

The Game On Design Research Studio explores the landscape design project as one of strategy, opportunity and multi scenarios.

La Pavilion

The brief is to design a landscape pavilion, and in part, the outcome will be to define what a landscape pavilion may be as determined by an examination of your own work.

Seeding Moe

Urban Seeding is part of the larger project, ReActivate Latrobe Valley. Its mission is to activate sites for temporary uses while waiting for more permanent forms of development. 

VRI Hall

The VRI Hall will encourage locals to be part of the community and understand that they live within a wonderful web of broader networks that exist in the neighbourhood. 

sol.ARGE

sol.ARGE is the playful development of the dynamic sculpture sol.A into a large building, hence the title. 

Rio Tower

The project is an urban landscape, generated by the flow forces that link diverse infrastructures and urban spaces in the city.