Buildings & Living Things
Garden House Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright with Rory Gardiner This holiday house is conceived as just a little more than a tent: a deck and raised platform are covered by a transparent 'shed'; the interior perimeter 'veranda' is garden space; the soil and natural ground line are maintained and carried through; a low lying site with terrestrial orchids and lillies, flood waters seasonally move through the site unimpeded; similarly the indigenous vegetation has begun to grow inside.
Knowing and Unknowing
The lives of Repair Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright with Linda Tegg The exhibition invites you to look anew at a plant community that has been overlooked as a site only for human use, to the extent that there is only 1% now left and to reflect on the ground, what it supports, what is displaced. As presented through our premier cultural institution, La Biennale di Venezia, this exhibition will live on through seed the authors of this investigation have already started to collect and through relationships they are building with research institutes in Europe.
Geometry, Simplicity, Play
Exhibiting Vico Magistretti Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright Following and extending from the Vico Magistretti-Travelling Archive exhibition at the Melbourne Design Week 2019, the book Geometry, Simplicity, Play: Exhibiting Vico Magistretti relates this exhibition to Magistretti's design approach and theoretical thought through texts and illustrations that discuss the above exhibition installation and projects by Magistretti, from both industrial design and architecture fields. The book focused in particular to the sense of 'conceptual simplicity', playfulness and geometry that inform Magistretti's work, is also part of the extended discourse that is undertaken internationally in 2020 over the centenary year of Magistretti's birth date (1920-2006).
Australian Pavilion, 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018 Mauro Baracco, Louise Wright This book unpacks the theme, documents the exhibition and catalogues Australian architectural projects that are conceived through acts of repair exhibited at the Australian pavilion. Repair aims to expand the point of view from the object of architecture, to the way it operates in its context, advocating a role for architecture that catalyses or actively engages with the environmental, social and cultural repair of the places it is a part of. Repair as an approach to architectural thinking is set to become a critical strategy of architectural culture. It is particularly relevant to Australian architects who work in one of the most diverse and ecologically sensitive landscapes in the world. Uniquely, our cities are interspersed and bordered by remnant vegetation and often connected to large natural systems as well as built over the traditional cultural landscapes of our First Nations peoples. They are also scenes of