Tuesdays@Tusculum - Housing + Constraints

By ai

March 11, 2014

6 p.m.

Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011


Curated by Tom Rivard from Lean Productions 
Tuesday 11 March 6:00pm for 6:30pm
Registration online or pay at door

CHROFI and Redshift. Moderated by Michael Zanardo.
Much collective housing in the city is either a mass market commodity or a luxury good – in neither instance it is construed as a basic right, nor as an essential ingredient in the creation of diverse communities and vibrant cities. In both cases the contribution of the architect is also devalued: professional intelligence replaced by either the actuary or the fashion designer. This talk focuses on alternate visions of multi-unit residential development, and the practices and processes that manifest them.

Redshift Architecture & Art (2006) explores architectural, urban and public art projects in an urban context. Directors Michael Lewarne and Angelo Korsanos have over 40 years collective experience in the fields of architecture and art practice, acquired through an extensive range of projects of diverse scale, character and type.

John Choi is one of the founding partners of CHROFI (2000), internationally recognised for their competition winning design of the TKTS booth in Times Square.  The practice has gone on to receive awards and accolades for projects ranging in scale from houses to cities, excavating richness from the fertile ground between people, architecture, and the world.  The work is not simply focused on the physical projects themselves but valued for its operative agency that drives urban, social, cultural, environmental, economic and political outcomes.  John is Adjunct Professor of Architecture at University of Sydney, member of Sydney Olympic Park Authority Design Review Panel and serves on the board of 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.

Michael Zanardo is a registered architect, urban designer and principal of Studio Zanardo, devoted to the improvement of the built environment through denser forms of housing and improved residential design. He was a lead consultant to the Department of Planning in the recent review of the SEPP65 Residential Flat Design Code, and teaches in the Masters of Architecture programme at The University of Sydney, where he is currently undertaking a doctorate on affordable housing.


Non Member $10 | Institute Members Free


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