GFA2 . Fake Industries. Mac and Cheese

The Future of Living II: The Extension of the Suburban Block

GFA2 . Fake Industries . Mac and Cheese . renders: © CHOIRENDER

In the previous iterations of The Future of Living, a collection of artefacts share a typical plan. Rather than seeking unification, they embrace domestic encounters, make leaps of scale visible, and aim for fun while making domestic space livable. Second Edition’s kitchen, Lina Bo Bardi’s chimney, Kazujo Sejima’s chair, a second-hand rug, a timber column, a solar panel or a water pipe, are equally worth seeing and manipulating by the dweller. Now, overlaid on an existing typology a collection of architectures must share this mix-matched desire. Instead of seeking unification, once again, the old brick building and the new timber structure express their differences with little negotiation. Not seeking a reasoned articulation between the architectures, we propose an almost wild juxtaposition of elements in relation to each other. Rather than an overall plan of four blocks, we propose a topological structure based on the possibility of the existing floor plans to stay almost as they are, but able to accommodate radical interventions and hybrid strategies. Continue reading GFA2 . Fake Industries. Mac and Cheese


GFA2 . Fake Industries . Drake

Preschool and Community Hub . Murrin Bridge

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Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (GFA2, UTS) . Urtzi Grau (Fake Industries. UTS) . Campbell Drake (CD Studio, UTS) . renders: © Choirender

The Murrin Bridge Preschool and Community Hub is a new civic centre for the community. The intervention will expand the existing school, recover public services recently relocated to Lake Cargelligo (health providers and Land Council offices), and relocate the REDIE and Centrelink offices currently based in a derelict building in the Aboriginal station. Continue reading GFA2 . Fake Industries . Drake


Grau . Fernández-Abascal

Fernández-Abascal . The Future of Living

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Urtzi Grau . Guillermo Fernández-Abascal . renders: © CHOIRENDER

A new type of domesticity is emerging in Australia, defined by a shift towards hedonistic collective housing. The Future of Living addresses it bringing together new ways of sharing life, energy management protocols, relationships with nature, new materialities and austerity chic. Appliances, plants, furniture, structure, materials, and objects joined in unfinished assemblages. They are scattered around the house and provide a variety of spatial conditions. They perform climatically, they provide privacy, they include plants and rocks, they allow us to gather. This collection of objects defines an ambiguous living environment. It is neither an interior nor an exterior, but it is certainly a part of the Australian landscape. Continue reading Grau . Fernández-Abascal


Fake Industries . Fernandez-Abascal


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Fake Industries Architectural Agonism (Urtzi Grau and Cristina Goberna Pesudo) with Guillermo Fernandez-Abascal

MH House is a 34.5 sq.m (L:5.68m, W:6.64m, H:2.83m) prefabricated shelter with a
17.5 sq.m terrace and a total cost of €5.000. Its light-weight structure is made of galvanized steel. The frame is modular and parts are interchangeable. Its walls and roof feature polyolefin foam panels, which protect residents from sun, wind, rain and snow. Its final coating, a metallized polyethylene terephthalate (MPET) is tough and durable and provides the house unified image. Its short sides are covered with door- integrated-panels and a solar panel and a rain-water collector in the roof ensure its energetic autonomy. Continue reading Fake Industries . Fernandez-Abascal