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    Open Agenda is an annual competition aimed at supporting a new generation of experimental architecture. This year's event was held at the Paramou… Read More
    Open Agenda is an annual competition aimed at supporting a new generation of experimental architecture. This year's event was held at the Paramount Pictures building in Surry Hills, Sydney. Open Agenda focuses primarily on the approaches to design research and explores the breadth of issues in contemporary architecture. It also seeks to revive a space of intellectual and spatial enquiry through architecture. It's not only an exhibition, but also a platform for this form of critical architectural work and for three emerging Australian voices that will continue to redefine architecture and its relevance into the future. This year's awards were presented to Samaneh Moafi, Lucy Warnock and David Neustein. At the core of their work is the belief that architecture should broaden our understanding of the environment around us through multiple and various means, which extend beyond buildings alone. Sleep Projects developed the visual identity and a set of elegant materials which embodies Open Agenda's philosophy in design and structure. Using high quality black stock with silver ink, we created a square piece that folded out into a poster. The natural response to folding and unfolding provides the viewer with a sense of mystery and intrigue, along with a subtle experience of 'construction'. By contrasting highly structured silver type against deep black, forced shapes and forms to emerge from a dark void. The result is a sensual visual experience though simplicity, form and elegance. Chair: Anthony Burke, UTS Architecture Competition Co-ordinator: Rebecca Thomas Design Team: Sleep Projects Advisory Panel: Craig Allchin, Six Degrees Michael Bell, Columbia University GSAPP Andrew Benjamin, Monash University David Burns, UTS Photography and Situated Media Pia Ednie-Brown, RMIT SIAL Richard Goodwin, UNSW COFA Bob Perry, Scott Carver Marisa Yiu, CuHK Nicholas de Monchaux, UC Berkeley Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Monash University Sponsors: Scott Carver UTS Sydney Architecture Festival Read Less
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OPEN AGENDA 2013
PARAMOUNT PICTURES BUILDING, SYDNEY
 
Open Agenda is an annual competition aimed at supporting a new generation of experimental architecture. This year's event was held at the Paramount Pictures building in Surry Hills, Sydney. Open Agenda focuses primarily on the approaches to design research and explores the breadth of issues in contemporary architecture. It also seeks to revive a space of intellectual and spatial enquiry through architecture. 
 
It's not only an exhibition, but also a platform for this form of critical architectural work and for three emerging Australian voices that will continue to redefine architecture and its relevance into the future. This year's awards were presented to Samaneh Moafi, Lucy Warnock and David Neustein. At the core of their work is the belief that architecture should broaden our understanding of the environment around us through multiple and various means, which extend beyond buildings alone.
 
Sleep Projects developed the visual identity and a set of elegant materials which embodies Open Agenda's philosophy in design and structure. Using high quality black stock with silver ink, we created a square piece that folded out into a poster. The natural response to folding and unfolding provides the viewer with a sense of mystery and intrigue, along with a subtle experience of 'construction'. By contrasting highly structured silver type against deep black, forced shapes and forms to emerge from a dark void. The result is a sensual visual experience though simplicity, form and elegance.
 
Chair: 
Anthony Burke, UTS Architecture
 
Competition Co-ordinator: 
Rebecca Thomas
 
Design Team: 
Sleep Projects
 
Advisory Panel:
Craig Allchin, Six Degrees 
Michael Bell, Columbia University GSAPP 
Andrew Benjamin, Monash University 
David Burns, UTS Photography and Situated Media 
Pia Ednie-Brown, RMIT SIAL 
Richard Goodwin, UNSW COFA 
Bob Perry, Scott Carver
Marisa Yiu, CuHK
Nicholas de Monchaux, UC Berkeley
Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Monash University
 
Sponsors:
Scott Carver
UTS
Sydney Architecture Festival