Paired conversations between inspired and expert thinkers and doers from diverse or complementary fields about what drives their practice. An expanded, “cross pollinated” approach to design, creativity and sustainability, looking at the many processes and possibilities behind projects, people and practices we admire.
An architect working as a curator and an artist whose interventions fall consistently outside the white cube tradition – Rory Hyde and Gabrielle de Vietri are two practitioners redefining the boundaries of their respective fields. The pair talk to our Eugenia Lim about how art and architecture can engage with critical issues in an era of radical change
Are you a lover of landscapes and the built environment who often finds yourself lost for words when it comes to describing these places? Our upcoming MPavilion workshop is for budding writers, artists, poets and architectural enthusiasts alike who want to be able to better express the world around them. Our three mentors, Alex Selenitsch, Amanda Maxwell and Penny Modra, share their thoughts on writing about place
More than just a place of worship – the Australian Islamic Centre embodies the experience of being a modern-day Australian Muslim. Co-designer Hakan Elevli and building director Mohammed Haddara sit down with Emma Telfer to discuss their unexpected collaboration with Glenn Murcutt and the process of creating a contemporary Australian mosque
Danish–Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson treats art as a means of turning thought into action. In 2014, Eliasson constructed a trickling, gurgling and crunching 'Riverbed' from blue basalt rocks at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Here, he speaks with Danish biologist, science journalist and author Lone Frank about the ideas explored in that project and his work at large
Opening in Milan next week, 'The Other Hemisphere' invites designers to respond to the theme of ‘Simplified’, prompting the design of an object that, by nature of approach or aesthetic, is as simple and uncomplicated as possible. In the spirit of collaboration, we asked 'The Other Hemisphere' designers and curators to help us cross-pollinate ideas relating to simplicity
At the core of Pollinate (our new extra) is the notion that the meeting of minds can generate “cross-pollinated” ideas while also providing insight into diverse creative processes. When we heard that TORAFU ARCHITECTS would be exhibiting at Mr Kitly, we got a bit “swoony”. Here was our first pairing, a chance for a significant Japanese practice and a Japan-obsessed design purveyor to converse