ArchiTeam Trajectories: Home Past Event
A round-table talk with the ArchiTeam Conference Creative Directors of the ArchiTeam Biennial conference “Trajectories” and its broad themes with a few special guests.
“The real work of an architect today is to have a vision of the future of life”- Jean Nouvel
Why would anyone be interested in what a bunch of architects has to say? Due to the pandemic, many Victorians have a newfound appreciation for what it means to dwell in a space, in a community, and in a city. Architects are the canary-in-the-coal-mine of the shifts in the ways we live. And many are already seeing a shift in priorities for the design and occupation of homes in their upcoming residential projects.
The panel members will also share their insights from current works they are designing, many of which were commenced after the pandemic hit. What should this new vision for a home be? What is the role of the architect in this? What needs to change? What will remain the same? What are visions of future life?
Redmond Hamlett (WHD+A)
Redmond is an experienced architect who focuses on client outcomes, innovation and social relevance as an important area of architectural practice. He is interested in critically engaging with the Australian cultural milieu and where this crosses over into the urban realm in his design work.
Sonia Sarangi (Atelier Red + Black)
Sonia has 14 years of experience in residential architecture across Australia & Asia and is a Director of ArchiTEAM. She is an advocate for diversity, a tenacious design thinker and a collaborative team leader who takes each project to exceptional outcomes.
Robert Davidov (Davidov Architects)
Robert is engaged predominantly in the residential sphere of single residences, renovations and small scale multi dwelling developments. His practice’s key design ethos is of combining and juxtaposing notions of residential and public in terms of scale, materiality and execution.
Jessie Fowler (Fowler & Ward)
Jessie is a director of Fowler and Ward Architects, an emerging Melbourne based practice that enjoys producing creative, liveable, and tailored responses to complex sites, interesting briefs and increased density. Prior to founding Fowler and Ward, Jessie worked for award-winning practices both locally and in the United States. In 2020 Fowler and Ward was awarded the Emerging Designer Prize in The Design Files Awards and the Emerging Design Practice award in the Australian Interior Design Awards.
Tara Ward (Fowler & Ward)
Tara Ward is co-founder of Fowler and Ward Architects, a practice whose passion lies in producing residential spaces that give back to the city: creating homes in small spaces, renovations that breathe life into tired buildings and new-builds that increase density without overwhelming neighbourhood character. In 2020 Fowler and Ward was awarded the Emerging Designer Prize in The Design Files Awards and the Emerging Design Practice award in the Australian Interior Design Awards.
Ben Shields (DREAMER )
Ben Shields leads DREAMER and is an architect fascinated by our relationship to the environments we inhabit and why we experience them differently He has been awarded and exhibited design work internationally including the RIBA Silver Medal and KRob Architecture Competition.
DREAMER won the ArchiTeam 2020 award for Residential New.