Monday, October 11, 2010

Metamorphoses at University of Sydney

Note, the text and images below were first posted at: InDesignLive
Photography by Brett Boardman

The exhibition ran from 5th-28th August 2010 at Tin Sheds Gallery,University of Sydney as a part of Sydney Design 2010, presented by the Powerhouse Museum.

AutoCAD WS for iphone and ipad

Autodesk has recently released AutoCAD WS downloadable app from itunes for sharing, viewing and editing your AutoCAD drawings on the go using a mobile or tablet device. With their expansion back into Mac's after 18 years with AutoCAD for Mac, it is no surprise and was just a matter of time.

"Take your designs with you wherever you go - on the way to a meeting, on the factory floor or the job site without being tied to a desktop application." Read more......

Thursday, October 7, 2010

OUTR Employment Opportunity

OUTR is seeking a creative designer and research assistant for a three month part time postion within the lab. 

Please send your CV and no more than 3 pages of images to 

GUM.b Global Urban Measures Study Tour Exhibition

The launch of the GUM.b Glocal Urban Measures Exhibition will take place at the OUTR Exhibition space at

440 Elizabeth Street
Level 5
Melbourne City, Australia

For more information on GUM.b check out these links
GUM.b previous blog entries

Offical GUM.b Blog

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Jean Paul Gaultier Interior Designs for Roche Bobois

Note, the text and images below were first posted at:  Stylebust

Jean Paul Gaultier's new collaboration with upscale French furniture line Roche Bobois marks his reentry into the home design market. While details are scarce at this time, the French designer is giving us a glimpse of his interior skills with the Elle Decoration Suite, his makeover of the former Parisian apartment of ’30s-era architect Jacques Carlu, according to a press release. Open to the public from May 8 until October 2011, the Roche Bobois-sponsored suite features nautical and natural details, such as navy striped walls and garden prints.

“Clothes are my vocation, and as I only know how to dress, I dressed this Elle Decoration Suite… with various notes that already reside in my collections,”
Gaultier says in the release, citing green, marine, reflective and satin influences.


Monday, October 4, 2010

‘Sukkah City’ Competition (now this is more like it).

Note, the text and images below were first posted atArchicentral  

‘Sukkah City’ Competition Entry By visiondivision

The concept is designed by Visiondivision as their competition entry for ‘Sukkah City‘, where designers / architects were asked to design a modern Sukkah – a temporary hut created for an annual Jewish Harvest Festival – in Union Square, New York City. Called ‘Hollow’ the structure consists of an organic pavilion that changes the conditions for social interaction and behavior, using compression to hold the structure together.

Some further information from visiondivision:

“A large number of design constraints where implied in the competition, for example the sukkah had to have a roof made out of branches, but they couldn’t be in bundles, there of our construction technique, using compression.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi To Open October 28

Note, the text and images below were first posted at: Archicentral

Opening in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is set to be the worlds largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will pay tribute to the passion, excellence, performance, and technical innovation that Ferrari has established over the years and represents today. Its iconic sleek red roof is directly inspired by the classic double curve side profile of the Ferrari GT body, spanning 200,000 m² and carrying the largest Ferrari logo ever created.“With over 20 rides and attractions, including the world’s fastest roller coaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park it is where Ferrari’s legendary story is unveiled reaching speeds of up to 240 km/h.”

From the developers:
“After the inaugural Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held on Yas Island on November 1 2009, the opening of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi signals a milestone in bringing Abu Dhabi global recognition. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will be a key element in expanding the appeal of Abu Dhabi to travelers, both business and leisure. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will have over 20 rides and attractions which will bring to life the Ferrari brand in ways which appeal to a diverse international audience. In addition to Formula Rossa, visitors to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will also enjoy an aerial voyage through Italy following a Ferrari, a G-force experience taking passengers on an adrenaline-pumping ride up over 62 m, through the roof and back down again, and a flume ride journey through the heart of a Ferrari 599 engine.

Hmmm, if they say so..........

OUTR web site link established with OUTR Facebook and email

In an effort to provide more exposure of our research and interest groups, we have decided to insert a direct link to the OUTR Facebook group page. We also thought it might be more convenient to drop in a direct email button attached to

Friday, October 1, 2010

OUTR invited to exhibit at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture (Barcelona)

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Once again Barcelona will host the International Exposition of Landscape Projects from Schools of Architecture and Landscape The aim of this recurrent event is to enrich the debate on the landscape scenery.

The exhibition will display a selection of projects which were assembled during the last two years, and that in some way summarize the investigation and the projecting work done by different schools all around the world.
The projects that were selected have a special focus on landscape in its most general definition, spacing from ecology to urban public spaces.
Such selection will be at the centre of an exhibition that will take place in selection of these projects will be part of an exhibition, that will be celebrated in the ETSAB - Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona.
The exhibition includes more than 600 projects submitted by over 90 schools from 32 different countries.
Along to the main section a special one will be dedicated to all the sounder projects from the landscape programs of the Polytechnic University of Cataluña, from the Master in Landscape Architecture of Barcelona and it’s parallel edition in Milan.
The opening of the exhibition will take place the 28th of September at 4.30 p.m. in the ETSAB, while the winner of the 6th edition of the Barcelona Landscape European Biennale, the Rosa Barba Prize, will be announced Friday, October the 1st at the Pedrera [Passeig de Gracia, 92].

OUTR Exhibit

OUTR invited to exhibit at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture (Barcelona)
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