Tropfest Australia 2014 – Finalists

Tropfest Australia 2014 – Finalists

The 16 incredible filmmakers whose short films will premiere live at Tropfest Australia 2014 next month, have now been revealed.

The stories told in this year’s line up range from beautiful reflective dramas, to cutting social comedies and feature some interesting characters.

MADA Students Fashionable Building Art

MADA Students Fashionable Building Art

Students from Monash University Art, Design and Architecture have transformed a selection of ten iconic Melbourne buildings into wearable art

Working in collaboration with the architects as well as artist Callum Morton, fashion designer Miriam Borcherdt and architect Cate Hall, the designs dissect the buildings’ language into human scale, exploring the way the tectonics react to human movement.

Vola celebrates Sue Carr Q & A @ dedece

Vola celebrates Sue Carr Q & A @ dedece

The fourth in the series of ” Dedece & Vola Celebrates ” was held at dedece’s Sydney showroom on Mon 22nd Sept, 2014

Previously Dedece together with Vola, had celebrated renowned Australian architects – (1) Glenn Murcutt, (2) Kerry Hill and (3) Alex Popov

This time around, Dedece together with Vola, and Artichoke magazine organised an intimate dinner for Sue Carr – to celebrate the career of one of Australia’s most successful and prolific Interior Designers.

Sue was honoured for her significant contribution to the advancement of modernist Interior Design and her ongoing Architectural interactions in Australia.

2014 WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize Winner

2014 WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize Winner

World Monuments Fund ( WMF ) announced that it will award its 2014 World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Prize to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia.

Designed by Alvar Aalto and constructed between 1927 and 1935 in what was then the Finnish city of Viipuri, the library reflects the emergence of Aalto’s distinctive combination of organic form and materials with the principles of clear functionalist expression that was to become the hallmark of his architecture.

Play Time (1967) by Jacques Tati – A Comedy Film about Modernist Architecture

Play Time (1967) by Jacques Tati – A Comedy Film about Modernist Architecture

French actor, director, screenwriter and producer Jacques Tati’s masterful 1967 comedy “ Play Time” is a classic satire on modernist architecture, urbanisation and tourism, a perfectly orchestrated city symphony

Tati’s gloriously choreographed, nearly wordless comedies about confusion in an age of high technology, reached their apex with Play Time where characters, story, and dialogue are all but absent, creating a lasting record questioning whether the new is really all that better than the old it is replacing.

Sue Carr – The Science of Living

Sue Carr – The Science of Living

Sue Carr is an interior designer, educator and indefatigable promoter of the benefits of good design, she has worked throughout her career to raise the profile of Interior design as a worth-while and recognised profession.

With a career spanning more than four decades, Sue is synonymous with the evolution of interior design in Australia and has been long recognized for a contemporary aesthetic with a strong focus on detailing

The Mondrian London by Tom Dixon

The Mondrian London by Tom Dixon

Sea Containers House has now become the location for the new 359-bed luxury hotel under Morgans Hotel Group’s Mondrian brand.

The buildings’ maritime history was used as the starting point of the interiors concept for the hotel, which “embodies the elegance of a transatlantic 1920s liner”

Sue Carr – A Passionate Pursuit

Sue Carr – A Passionate Pursuit

With a reputation for innovation and progressive design thinking over 40 years, Sue Carr was awarded Australia’s highest interior design accolade – the Interior Design Excellence Awards Gold Medal for Interior Design, in recognition for ” the distinguished contribution made by an Australian designer to design culture over the course of their career. ”
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