Architects: Maddison Architects
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Principal: Peter Maddison
Design Director: Drew Carling
Project Architects: John Simmons, Jolie Lam
Documentation Team: Kim McLaren, Chris Jones, Petra Mueller, Stephanie Tan, Amanda Blows
Original Architect: Henry Bastow
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: William Watt
The current fascination with the ‘reconstruction’ of the architect comes as a direct response to the turbulent forces reshaping global contemporary culture. This unsettling of the professional stability of architecture for most of the past century has forced many architects to question the motivations and assumptions upon which the profession and its practice have been constructed.
Speculating on the potential and possibilities to develop culture in the Gold Coast, professor Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham, directors of CRAB Studio, investigated this idea through the making of a large hanging sculptural piece: The WRAP, and a set of drawings and watercolors. The result is a public art exhibition, ‘Speculator’ in collaboration with Bond University, in Contemporary Temporary Gold Coast Arts Gallery, Surfers Paradise, Australia. The ‘WRAP’ aims to inspire that architecture can be the catalyst for transformation. More images and architects’ description after the break.