Sep 22, 2011
May 31, 2011
ARM Architecture's Stephen Ashton and Howard Raggatt are alumni of The University of Melbourne and in 1988 they co-founded ARM Architecture with Ian McDougall. ARM has since become one of Australia's leading architecture practices.
Opens Monday June 6, 2011
Closes Friday Jule 1, 2011
The University of Melbourne
9:00am - 5:00pm,
Monday to Friday
6pm Friday July 1, 2011
Monday 27th June
The exhibition will consist of three components - a physical installation of polystyrene packaging on the walls of the gallery, a series of short films projected onto these walls, and a selection of quotes representing various opinions about ARM and our work.
The polystyrene component references how protective packaging objects have informed the design of ARM buildings, most notably the Melbourne Recital Centre. For this exhibition, the walls of the Wunderlich Gallery will be lined with discarded pieces of polystyrene. Located within the array of objects will be custom-made polystyrene representations of ARM buildings, rendered as negative voids within large polystyrene blocks.
The second component is a series of projections onto the undulating polystyrene surface. The wall becomes a kinetic screen, upon which there will be old and new ARM short films. These will include high speed 3D animations, Howard Raggatt's thesis film 'Not Songs', media snippets, and interviews with ARM directors and staff specially filmed for this exhibition.
Thirdly; quotes (mostly taken from online forums) and interviews make up the graphic and acoustic content of the exhibition. They become part of the ARM narrative, a history of challenging community perceptions of architecture, and how the work represents a local identity.
Catalogue, Short Films & Online
A catalogue will be available from the University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design, comprising eight posters with interviews with ARM directors and designers, critical essays and graphic representations of ARM's work. They will be available for purchase at the Closing Party and after the conclusion of the exhibition. All short films featured in the exhibition will be uploaded to YouTube at the conclusion of the exhibition for further display.
The exhibition is generously supported by Microhire.
May 12, 2011
The Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre was listed as a favourite building in Melbourne by a recent survey of architects in The Age Melbourne Magazine (May 2011).
Many thanks to our colleagues for their generous comments about the project.
Mar 25, 2011
At the end of February 2011, the South Australian Government appointed the design team to undertake the master planning for Adelaide’s premier public realm, the Riverbank Precinct on the northern edge of the Torrens River.
We are thrilled to announce that the team is headed by ARM, and joins with Kevin Taylor of Taylor Cullity Lethlean, one of Australia’s leading landscape architects, and Andrew Russell of Aurecon, a world class infrastructure and specialist consultancy, to form the leadership team.
Kevin Taylor has worked on many South Australian and national projects including the North Terrace redevelopment and the current project to redesign Victoria Square. Andrew Russell is one of Adelaide’s leading urban designers with over 30 years experience. He recently worked on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment and has worked on many previous studies for Riverbank.
The team includes a wide range of specialist contributors, among them Malcolm Snow (currently CEO of Southbank Corporation Brisbane), Karl Telfer (senior Kaurna cultural bearer), Rob Di Cintio (Retail and Property expert with particular specialisation in boutique development) and the span of engineering expertise within Aurecon.
Adelaide’s Riverbank is one of the most significant public precincts in Australia. It is the location for the South Australian Parliament, the seminal Adelaide Festival Centre arts complex, SKYCITY Casino and the Adelaide Convention Centre. A large part of the precinct is built over the Adelaide Central Railway Station. Its river frontage comprises the historic Elder Park and surrounds. To the north, Adelaide Oval has begun a substantial redevelopment as a cricket and football venue.
In connecting to the Riverbank precinct, the city’s northern edge will become a revitalised public playground, and we are delighted to be part of its transformation.
Feb 15, 2011
Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett, Planning Minister John Day and City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi launched the design of the Perth Waterfront redevelopment at the Perth Convention Centre this morning.
The new waterfront reconnects Perth with the Swan River, and will feature 10 hectares of exciting new public spaces and places to live, work and relax.
"Along with the Perth city link, this is the most significant thing happening in our capital city, certainly within the last 100 years," Ms Scaffidi said.
Further details, images and a flythrough of the project can be found at the Planning WA website.
Dec 13, 2010
Several ARM projects feature in the new book Supergraphics - Transforming Space: Graphic Design for Walls, Buildings & Spaces.
The book, which chronicles the early days of the Supergraphics movement and also looks at work by leading contemporary practitioners, includes 1010 LaTrobe St, ACER, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Recital Centre and the National Museum of Australia.
Jul 21, 2010
The future of architectural photography has arrived.
Renowned photographer John Gollings has today photographed our latest project, Info Corner at RMIT University, using the same stereoscopic 3D process he employed for the Now + When exhibition at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
We believe that this is the first time anywhere in the world that a built architecture project has been photographed using this technique. The images will appear in 3D as described here in Architecture Australia magazine.
Stay tuned for more details and spectacular images to emerge!