Paper is fleeting; used for a moment to scribble down a note and then disposed of. Furniture on the other hand is something more permanent; something with a longer more meaningful existence.
An extension of the CMYK Chair project, CMYK Stool explores the recycling and reuse of waste paper as a viable furniture product. Shredded paper pulp is moulded over a CNC cut form, combining making and digital fabrication techniques to achieve an extremely strong and comfortable shell structure. The seat is detachable from the base which can be dismantled, flat-packed and reassembled with a variety of C, M, Y & K tops. A closer look at the materiality tells the story of the paper it is made from in the fragments of text sprinkled like terrazzo on the surface.
Paper is a valuable fibre resource. Each tonne of paper recycled saves 13 trees, 331,780 litres of water, 2.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions and 4 cubic meters of landfill- don’t waste it.
Waste Paper, Biodegradable glue, American Oak
On exhibit at Friends & Associates Welcome to Wasteland as part of Melbourne Design Week 2019. Organised by NGV in collaboration with Creative Victoria. 14th-23rd March, Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele Street Collingwood
Photographs by Kristoffer Paulsen, & Andy Nicholson
the Volcanic Observatory Museum of Auckland
Globalisation has seen the rapid growth and homogenisation of cities, carving up topographies and erasing cultural identity. Auckland was once desired for its rich and fertile volcanic soils; however it now resembles any other urban landscape.
Auckland’s volcanoes have influenced the shape of its urban form in many ways, yet the pervasiveness of the city has concealed these geographical hazards under a concrete blanket. The ongoing destruction of these volcanoes for building resources has given rise to the ‘generic’ tower.
Can the tower -a typology that typically lends itself to the sky- be of the landscape and restore a civic understanding of place? This thesis investigates the monitoring of seismic activity through architecture and the exhibit. The structure functions as an observatory and a museum simultaneously, while responding to issues of density and verticality; a new kind of tower for Auckland.
Unruly Edges Thesis Studio / lead by Virginia Mannering / The University of Melbourne
CMYK Chair explores recycling and reuse of waste paper. Shredded paper pulp was moulded over a CNC cut form, combining making and digital fabrication techniques. The piece uses double curvature and ribbing to create an extremely strong and comfortable shell structure. A closer look at the materiality tells the story of the magazines it is made from in the fragments of text sprinkled like terrazzo on the surface.
Waste paper, American Oak, Plywood
Awards, Exhibitions and Publications:
Melbourne Fringe 2017: Award for Best Design- Sustainable Material and Practice
Melbourne Fringe 2017: Best Student Design Award
Exhibited at the Salone Satellite Award 2018: Melbourne Movement, Salone del Mobile Milano 2018
Published in the Upfront section of Green Magazine: Issue 62
Ex-Lab / lead by Adam Markowitz & Jas Johnston / The University of Melbourne
The Multi-Gen Wall
Melbourne is growing rapidly- it’s population is set to double by 2030 and become Australia’s largest city. Globally, our population is not only growing; it is also ageing. Traditional age-specific housing models are no longer successful in supporting our ageing population.
The Multi-Gen Wall is an inner-city, multi-generational community on a BIG scale. Integrating the young & old for the mutual benefit of both parties. With both a housing and a social agenda, the vertical neighbourhood creates points of interaction and collaboration; facilitating the mixing of age groups through a play of private, public and shared spaces.
Within the homes, students and young families can live in a home-share agreement with an aged resident. The aged resident owns the apartment while the young person lives rent free in exchange for company and help around the house. Similar housing models have proved successful in the UK, the Netherlands and Japan in combating isolation issues in old people and housing affordability for young people.
The form was based on typological research into Monasteries as they were the original self-supporting, live-work communities. After conducting a case study on Rila Monastery in Bulgaria, the Wall typology was applied to the problematic Nylex Factory site, in an effort to block out noise and traffic-related air pollution from the Monash Freeway which runs adjacent to the site.
Recombinant City 2.0 / lead by Nicole Allen & John Cunningham / produced in collaboration with Zoe Buchannan/ The University of Melbourne