Urban Impacts: Emma Wiliamson - CODA Architects, Freemantle

By Australian Institute Of Architects

Aug. 13, 2013

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Coda Studio

Following on from the success of the 2012 Interstate Speaker series focusing on Architectural Memes in various parts of Australia and New Zealand (Freemantle, Brisbane, Wellington), the 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia.

The idea is to invite 5 speakers from key architectural practices to discuss their own work, and the work of other architects within their respective cities, that have…….. urban impacts.

This is the third of the four part series curated by Architect Sam Crawford.

CODA received two awards at the 2013 WA Australian Institute of Architecture Awards. Building for Diversity received a commendation in the Multiple Housing Category, while the MG/GT Administration Building received an architecture award in the commercial category.

CODA became a studio to watch in the late 90’s when it was in its first guise as a collective of artists and designers, who had come to rest in Perth with a shared esteem and optimism. Its early work was consistent with the multidisciplinary nature of its team’s graphics, public art and architecture produced in collaboration.

CODA favours the subtractive solid, and Kieran Wong offers a lovely description of CODA’s design process as ‘mass form plied by conversation. We have, because we’re married, a lot of time to talk to each other… all of the time! We work a lot with physical models, and the model then starts to respond to that pushing and pulling of the discussion.’

A staunch belief in architecture’s responsibility to be useful to society underlies the more recent shift in CODA’s work, and its third phase as a studio. It was only after accruing a body of work that Wong and Williamson felt they could consider what their practice might be.

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Eleni Ragogo
02 9246 4014