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A brand new bookshop on architecture and design

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A brand new bookshop on architecture and design

It's been a tumultuous few months, but Uro's new bookshop will finally be open to the public from next Tuesday 9 June onwards. The shop interior has been designed by our good friends Architecture Architecture and sits within the Collingwood Yards, a hidden courtyard garden surrounded by historic buildings recently revitalised by Fieldwork and SBLA. We can attest that these brilliant people, not to mention the team that manages the Collingwood Arts Precinct and our many talented neighbours, have created a very special place to spend time in. So, with restrictions easing, we would like to invite our Melburnian customers to...

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“Exquistely designed... semi-autobiographical wild ride” – Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse reviewed in Architecture Australia

God in Reverse Reviews

“Exquistely designed... semi-autobiographical wild ride” – Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse reviewed in Architecture Australia

Architectural academics Pia Ednie-Brown and Timothy Burke have reviewed Richard Goodwin's God in Reverse: Art, Architecture and Consciousness in Mar/April print edition of Architecture Australia. While describing his “love affair with cities,” the author acknowledges their inherently destructive nature and calls for a responsive architecture in which cities such as Sydney (around which the book is focused) are alive to their own memories, begins the review. The authors weave comparisons to film, particularly the pleasingly unexpected comparison to the ways that films 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barbarella (both produced in 1968) depicted technology. Of the writing, they say “the...

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Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions reviewed in Landscape Australia

Kerb Reviews

Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions reviewed in Landscape Australia

Landscape Australia has reviewed Kerb 27: Selective Perceptions, locating the journal within the context of 2019 – a year of protesting against the impacts of consolidated power and wealth – as well as the literature on the social agency of landscape architects, and the profession itself. As Andrew Toland summarises of Kerb 27: What all contributions, as well as the editorial position, share is an unheroic and unsentimental awareness of the complexity and complications of designers’ roles in the production of overtly and covertly political space: positions that are not unproblematically “great” or “good,” are sometimes progressive, sometimes complicit, sometimes...

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Forthcoming title Rogue: Art of a Garden featured on The Planthunter

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Forthcoming title <i>Rogue: Art of a Garden</i> featured on The Planthunter

Musk Cottage garden is maverick designer Rick Eckersley’s own private garden. It is the culmination of decades of experimentation in Australian landscape gardening and an emphatic expression of the loose, almost painterly approach to landscape design that Eckersley is renowned for. Rogue: Art of a Garden documents and explores this remarkable Australian landscape and the sensibility that produced it. Ahead of the publication of Rogue in early 2020, The Planthunter spoke to Rick about his vision for Musk. “In designing Musk, I wanted to break new territory but stay within the profile of the Australian landscape – I just tipped...

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God in Reverse wins Distinction at AGDA Design Awards 2019

Awards God in Reverse

<i>God in Reverse</i> wins Distinction at AGDA Design Awards 2019

God in Reverse: Art, Architecture and Consciousness has been awarded the highest prize at the 2019 AGDA Design Awards 2019: Distinction. Congratulations to book designer Sean Hogan and author, artist and mastermind, Richard Goodwin. To view more of the book, see here.

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