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“Exquistely designed... semi-autobiographical wild ride” – Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse reviewed in Architecture Australia

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“Exquistely designed... semi-autobiographical wild ride” – Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse reviewed in Architecture Australia

Architectural academics Pia Ednie-Brown and Timothy Burke have reviewed Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse: Art, Architecture and Consciousness in Mar/April print edition of Architecture Australia. While describing his “love affair with cities,” the author acknowledges their inherently destructive nature and calls for a responsive architecture in which cities such as Sydney (around which the book is focused) are alive to their own memories, begins the review. The authors weave comparisons to film, particularly the pleasingly unexpected comparison to the ways that films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barbarella (both produced in 1968) depicted technology. Of the writing, they say “the...

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Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions reviewed in Landscape Australia

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Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions reviewed in Landscape Australia

Landscape Australia has reviewed Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions, locating the journal within the context of 2019 – a year of protesting against the impacts of consolidated power and wealth – as well as the literature on the social agency of landscape architects, and the profession itself. As Andrew Toland summarises of Kerb 27: What all contributions, as well as the editorial position, share is an unheroic and unsentimental awareness of the complexity and complications of designers’ roles in the production of overtly and covertly political space: positions that are not unproblematically “great” or “good,” are sometimes progressive, sometimes complicit, sometimes...

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Forthcoming title Rogue: Art of a Garden featured on The Planthunter

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Forthcoming title <i>Rogue: Art of a Garden</i> featured on The Planthunter

Musk Cottage garden is maverick designer Rick Eckersley’s own private garden. It is the culmination of decades of experimentation in Australian landscape gardening and an emphatic expression of the loose, almost painterly approach to landscape design that Eckersley is renowned for. Rogue: Art of a Garden documents and explores this remarkable Australian landscape and the sensibility that produced it. Ahead of the publication of Rogue in early 2020, The Planthunter spoke to Rick about his vision for Musk. “In designing Musk, I wanted to break new territory but stay within the profile of the Australian landscape – I just tipped...

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God in Reverse is a finalist in AGDA Awards and featured in Art Alamanac

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<i>God in Reverse</i> is a finalist in AGDA Awards and featured in Art Alamanac

We are very happy to announce that God in Reverse, designed by Sean Hogan of Trampoline Design, is a finalist in the Australian Graphic Design Associations' 2019 awards. View the whole entry.   Australian art journal, Art Almanac has reviewed artist/architect Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse: Art, Architecture and Consciousness, admiring the book's ambition in combining imagination and research to create an “unorthodox monograph”. “Richard Goodwin’s preoccupation with the delineations between art, architecture and urbanism means that, to our delight, he does not walk the line.” “With innovative ideas and the, at times dizzying, asymmetry of its presentation, one cannot...

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The Breeze Block Book featured on Yellowtrace!

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<i>The Breeze Block Book</i> featured on Yellowtrace!

The Breeze Block Book has been featured on Yellowtrace, one of Australia's leading design commentators. ‘Delving into the history, vast functionality and revived uptake of one of Australia’s most iconic building materials, Brickworks Building Products presents The Breeze Block Book. The curated coffee table tome explores the past, present and future of the Breeze Block,’ writes Yellowtrace. ‘In today’s architectural climate, concerns about the environmental impact of air-conditioning and heating systems are seeing architects turn back toward simpler design solutions in creating ‘buildings that breathe’. Aided by 21st century digital and robotic design tools, complex new iterations of breeze block...

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