Neue Luxury • Issue 2 • Feature • BY Rebecca Coates SHARE
Pergodas, Pavilions and Contemporary Design
The MPavilion aims to fit this bill. Heralded as “a unique architecture commission and design event for Melbourne,” MPavilion has been conceived as a “meeting place for creative collaboration and community engagement—a new type of clubhouse—to enhance the lives of all Victorians”—and, for that matter, the many visitors to Melbourne from interstate and overseas.
Sydney, Australia: The 12th annual Sydney Architecture Festival returns to the heart of the city this September, with events unfolding over four days from Friday 28 September until Monday 1 October 2018. The Festival presents a program of talks, tours and exhibits exploring ‘what makes a building truly great’ from Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September and is bookended by The Architecture Symposium, presented for the first time in Sydney on Friday 28 September, and the annual World Architecture Day Oration on Monday 1 October.
John Wardle Architects (JWA) has unveiled its installation for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale. Invited by curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the architecture studio is one of only two Australian practices whose work is included in the main exhibition, Freespace.
The 2017 pavilion has been designed by Rem Koolhaas & David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architects OMA. “MPavilion is a project that hopes to provoke discussion around what architecture can do both globally and in an Australian context,” state the architects. “We’re interested in treating this pavilion not just as an architectural object, but as something that injects intensity into a city and contributes to an ever-evolving culture.”
Neue Luxury • Issue 8 • Feature • BY Ray Edgar SHARE
Embedding cultural memory in contemporary architecture
When the head of the philanthropic Sancaklar Foundation, Suat Sancak, first approached Emre Arolat with a request to design a new mosque for 500 worshippers, the architect turned him down. “I told him I’m not that kind of architect,” he remembers.
Neue Luxury • Issue 8 • Feature • BY Paul Tierney SHARE
The dream weaver
Marino—let’s call a spade a spade and anoint him with the mantle of ‘starchitect’—is a man obsessed with style. For almost fifty years this striking character has applied architectural nous to a dazzling array of commissions, including private homes for the superannuated, grand, conceptual interiors, and all manner of radical side projects.
Neue Luxury • Issue 5 • Feature • BY David Neustein SHARE
THE BRION TOMB
A garden for the dead
We will never know precisely how the architect managed to persuade Onorina to mitigate the scale of the memorial and reserve most of the site as open space. Despite being one of most influential architects of his day, Scarpa spoke little of his work and left few records to posterity. In any case, rather than occupy the space with an imposing monument, Scarpa designed the memorial as a tranquil landscape and a place of collective contemplation.
Neue Fashion • Issue 2 • Feature • BY Mariam Arcilla SHARE
Musée Yves Saint Laurent
When 30-year-old Yves Saint Laurent ventured to Marrakesh for the first time in 1966, he became so infatuated with the ‘red city’ that he often returned with his long term companion and business partner, Pierre Bergé, eventually buying a home that once belonged to painter Jacques Majorelle.
Neue Luxury • Issue 4 • Feature • BY Rainald Franz SHARE
A total work of art
Adolphe and Suzanne Stoclet epitomised the early 20th century haute bourgeoisie aesthetic. The most obtuse and daring of their projects was the Stoclet Palace, a private mansion designed to transport its inhabitants into a wonderland of grandeur and luxury.
In a compelling conversation facilitated by Neue Luxury, Fleur Watson and Melbourne based Architect Matthew Bird discuss the transformation of his modernist 1960s Ernest Fooks rental apartment into the beguiling Theodore Treehouse. As a bastion of Bird’s worldly possessions, Theodore Treehouse has been meticulously curated to articulate the architect’s obsession with subverting everyday objects, along with historical notions of luxury, collecting and adornment.
Neue Luxury • Issue 2 • Feature • BY Kathryn Simon SHARE
My first encounter with Lebbeus Woods was in 2004 when the confusion of 9/11 was still pervasive. His book Radical Reconstructions (1997), fell open into my hands. It was staggering. These prescient constructions revealed something that hadn’t yet happened when the book was published.
Neue Luxury • Issue 1 • Feature • BY Neue Luxury SHARE
The luxurious and the site specific
One does not often use the terms ‘guerilla’ and ‘anarchy’ to describe a luxury hotel experience. In much the same way you don’t typically imagine architects moving in secret, planning and scheming the reconfiguration of luxury hotel suites under the thin veil of a ‘do not disturb’ sign. But, Australian based architect Matthew Bird has never really viewed the world of luxury through a conventional lens.
Neue Luxury • Issue 1 • Feature • BY Ray Edgar SHARE
1111 Lincoln Road, Miami
Rarely has a building inspired so many people to wax poetically: a “noble space”, “generator of a new architectural experience in city” and a “work of art”. And all this to describe a carpark.
Neue Luxury • Issue 2 • Feature • BY Ray Edgar SHARE
Collecting. Obsession. Architecture.
On Tasmania’s Bruny Island, where the architect built his award-winning house known as the Shearers Quarters (it really is a shearers quarters!), Wardle has a 1940s apple shed filled with objects of his affection: chairs, antique agricultural machinery, old apple packaging technology. Nearby, a more contemporary steel shed accommodates further acquisitions.