MERGE was at the WA State Architecture Awards on Thursday 3rd July filming guests interacting with the installation in the Crown Grand Ballroom foyer. For a second year, the Australian Institute of Architects Western Australian Chapter has run an installation competition. This year’s installation by was modelled on architect and engineer Richard Buckminster Fuller’s 1960s ‘Tensegrity’ geodesic domes. The team constructed a series of sculptural units for the Crown Grand Ballroom foyer, along with miniatures for each table.
Australian presenter Fenella Kernebone was also present to host the Awards. You may recognize her from ABC’s Artscape and Triple J’s Sunday night eclectic mix The Soundlab. I couldn’t resist getting a fan girl photo!
Congratulations Roxby Architects on winning the George Temple Poole Award/hand crafted crystal for the Toyota WA Head Office in Kewdale! Well done to all award winners and finalists!
Hot off the press today: Perth’s Forrest Place wins Australia’s Great Place Award! This excites me for two main reasons: (a) I live in Perth (b) I work at the architecture firm that “architected” said Place. This national recognition is another affirmation that Perth is AWESOMETOWN!
Can’t believe it’s already March! This year is whizzing by! I hope you haven’t been fooled by my recent radio silence, for the lack of posts in no way reflects lack of activity. Keep an eye out on the ‘Upcoming Projects’ tab and future posts.
For now, I leave you with a snap of a secret rainbow I spotted on my lunch break today. It was a fleeting burst of colour dancing above a concrete jungle. A reminder to always look beyond your immediate surroundings and appreciate the small pleasures in everyday life.