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A collaboration with Melbourne Design Week to bring new project collaborators Stephanie Macdonald from London-based 6a architects and Sofia von Ellrichshausen from Chilean art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen to Australia as part Melbourne Design Week. Melbourne Design Week is an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, running from 15 to 25 March, 2018.
Design talk: Sofia von Ellrichshausen, Pezo von Ellrichshausen, Melbourne Design Week, 2018
Sofia von Ellrichshausen is a founding director of Chilean art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen, together with Mauricio Pezo. Their work has been exhibited, among other venues, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, as part of the permanent collections at the Art Institute of Chicago and the MoMA in New York, and at the Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition, where they have also been the curators for the Chilean Pavilion. In this lecture Sofia von Ellrichshausen will introduce Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s pursuit of eroding the boundaries between art and architecture, through a selection of recent paintings, pavilions and buildings.
Design talk: Stephanie Macdonald, 6a architects, Melbourne Design Week, 2018
Stephanie Macdonald is a founding director of London-based 6a architects—best known for their contemporary art galleries, educational buildings, artists’ studios and residential projects, often in sensitive historic environments. Recently completed projects include a new timber, 68-room halls of residence at Churchill College, Cambridge, which was awarded an RIBA East Award (2017), and a new photography studio for photographer Juergen Teller, which in 2017 was awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year, an RIBA National Award and shortlisted for the Stirling Prize. In this lecture, Stephanie will discuss 6a architects’ approach to designing for education, leisure and the arts, keeping them at the heart of a vibrant and progressive culture.
Symposium : Tall Buildings - Their Problems and Some Ideas, Melbourne Design Week, 2018
Tall Buildings: Their Problems and Some Ideas is a half-day symposium that investigates new and radical approaches to vertical city-building, co-curated by Stephanie Macdonald from London-based 6a architects and Sofia von Ellrichshausen from Chilean art and architecture studio Pezo von Ellrichshausen.
Thirty people from a range of ages and experiences have been invited to contribute, including architects, artists, designers, scientists, writers, curators, gardeners and more. Drawing on historical and vernacular examples of tall buildings, contributors will take part in a series of actions and conversations that rethink what a tall building could be.
The symposium will be documented and outcomes captured in a digital publication to be distributed here online in the month after Melbourne Design Week. This research will feed Molonglo’s ongoing inquiry into making places that matter and contribute to a public knowledge resource that we hope will be useful to other architects, developers and everyone else beyond.