As residentially focused architects and designers spending our days in our own home, what are we learning about modern ways of living and how can we use these insights to inform our future projects. A “nice to have” balcony or courtyard has proved essential, as has access to natural light and ventilation. Will study nooks be replaced with flexible home offices and how will dead spaces be transformed in the future to ensure usefulness?
Wednesday 29 July, 12.30pm AEST
Luke Fry, Director, Luke Fry Architecture & Interior Design
Luke Fry was born and raised with construction and design in his veins. Growing up in country Victoria, Luke’s father has his own construction company. Whilst Luke was groomed from a young age to join the family business, his creative side lead him to study Interior Design followed by a degree in Architecture. A self-motivated high achiever, Luke’s talents and entrepreneurial background paved the way for him setting up his own design practice in St Kilda. Explains Luke, “I don’t really restrict myself to any particular design style, but if you were to define my work it would lend itself to a contemporary aesthetic. We focus on keeping the forms of the building we design really simple in terms of lines and spaces. We use honest and proven materials and a solid construction process – brick, concrete, stone, timber, steel and glass.” Luke has also recently launched a new start up which is shaking up the world of architecture and real estate. ‘Archicheck’ is a simple but revolutionary platform. It connects property buyers with architects who provide honest and independent professional advice on the potential of any property withing 48 hours – including information on council planning controls, building regulations and design and construction pitfalls.
Nicholas Gurney, Designer, Nicholas Gurney
Nicholas Gurney established his eponymous design studio in 2010 after completing a Bachelor of Industrial Design. The works of his practice are allied with the concepts of reductivism and beautility. Projects are highly functional and considered, delivering dynamic and clever solutions with a focus on the organisation of space. Through design and innovation, Nicholas aims to dispel conventional notions surrounding compact design and small space living. Gurney employs a strong conceptual focus and the needs of his clients are heavily embedded in the outcomes.
Facilitated by: Holly Cunneen, Editor, Habitus
Holly Cunneen is the editor of Habitus and Habitus Living, a quarterly print magazine and digital counterpart providing extensive coverage of architecture and design across Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Before joining Habitus, published by Indesign Media, in 2016 Holly was a writer at Grand Designs Australia. With a view that architecture has a shared responsibility to the individual and wider community, her professional trajectory has seen her chart the impacts, accomplishments, and emerging patterns of behaviour within the architecture and design community across the Asia Pacific Region.
Photo: The Studio by Nicholas Gurney, photography by Katherine Lu.
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