Through the lens of Modernist domesticity, Alex Hartley‘s new exhibition The Houses explores different ways we think about the built environment, and the boundaries we create with natural spaces.
The exhibition is based on photographs of Modernist domestic architecture taken by Hartley himself over a period of 25 years, mainly around the Los Angeles area. The photographs are separated beneath hand-painted elements which describe, distort and embellish the landscape, playing with the viewer’s sense of boundaries.
Cultural appropriation is an uneasy topic in architecture, but a new generation of young design practitioners is ready to change the paradigm. Louis Mokak, director of Indigenous Architecture and Design Victoria (IADV), questions Australia's colonial heritage - both in thought and practice
Tomoko and Takaaki Shiratori have lived all over Japan; from a 'New Town' in Yokohama, to Aichi Prefecture and now in Nerima, Tokyo. Their shared love of gardening means the rooftop is filled with fruits and vegetables, while Tomoko has a passion for reading aloud and talking, which she says, keeps her energised!
Jurien Bay and Wedge Island in Western Australia were landscapes once dominated by informal settlements. However, suburban developments are now reaching WA's central coast. Felix Joensson, from our West Coast partners Future West, asks the question – how do we create beachfront suburbs with soul?