Contributor: Quino Holland

Quino Holland is an architect and design director of Assemble. He is also a co-director of Fieldwork, an architecture practice. Quino is a keen gardener and cyclist who is most happy in the great outdoors or contemplating brutalist architecture (what a nerd! - ed.). Isambard Kingdom Brunel is an enduring hero.

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Farewell and Thank You Pino

Six years after co-founding Assemble, Pino Demaio has decided to resign from his role as Director. Pino remains focused on his strategic design practice, Local Peoples, and his editorial interests through Matters Journal.

Farewell Sara

After 18 months as part of the AP family, Sara Savage is moving on from her role as Editor of Assemble Papers to pursue new opportunities. Sara will leave a wonderful legacy for the next editor and a strong platform for the next chapter of the publication, and we wish her the very best in her future endeavours.

Farewell REJ

Three years after she first joined us, Rachel Elliot-Jones is moving on from her role as Creative Producer of Assemble Papers and Head of Community Engagement at Assemble to relocate to London. Rachel (a.k.a. REJ) has been a tireless ambassador for the philosophy and values of the company. We fully support her decision to embark on the next exciting chapter in her career.

Farewell Euge

After four incredible years as founding editor of Assemble Papers and a much-loved member of the Assemble team, Eugenia Lim has decided to move on to focus on her art practice and numerous creative advisory board roles. She will be deeply missed, but it’s a decision we fully support as she embarks on the next exciting chapter in her career.

Inside the Public Loop: An interview with David Gianotten of OMA

David Gianotten is a partner in the Rem Koolhaas-founded global architecture and urbanism practice OMA, leading their large portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region. Quino Holland (co-Director of Assemble and its associated architecture company Fieldwork) caught up with David to discuss the role of architects in not only designing buildings but also the space between them.

The Great Apartment Design Debate

Assemble directors, Ben, Pino and Quino, contribute to the current debate on Victorian apartment design standards by taking a look at the history of apartments in Melbourne, the current market dynamics, the impact of regulation in NSW and the potential impact of those standards here in VIC. This is a vital debate for our city and one which we encourage everyone to participate in.