Tuesday
May072013

Dragonfly featured on ArchDaily

We are proud to be featured on "the world's most visited architecture website".
http://www.archdaily.com/367713/dragonfly-built-environment-practice/

Tuesday
Apr092013

Essay about Architecture's Digitally Enabled Future on architectureau.com

Chris Knapp's essay that was featured in the print edition of Architecture Australia in September 2012 has just reposted to the architectureAU website. Photo of Cox Rayner's Brisbane tower, as it appeared in the AA article.

Monday
Mar112013

PhD at RMIT School of Architecture and Design

Chris Knapp has been invited and accepted to the PhD by Practice Research stream at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) School of Architecture, with supervision by Melbourne-based architect and Associate Professor, Paul Minifie of Minifie van Schaik Architects.  The study will enable Chris to critically investigate his practice methodology and framework, particularly as a manifestation of the overlap between professional practice, teaching, research, and discourse.  The program is 3 years pursued full time but will in no way inhibit the work of Built-Environment Practice or his teaching at Bond. Rather, that very work is the content upon which the PhD is based, and shall continue from the current location of the office in Southeast Queensland/Northern NSW. Ongoing work and development, including material presented at the semi-annual Practice Research Symposia in Melbourne will be posted here. Stay tuned.

Monday
Mar112013

The Wreck at Surfers Paradise in AA

"The Wreck: Constructing Culture at Surfers Paradise", which is a project of my Bond Architecture design studio students, was featured in the January 2013 issue of Architecture Australia.  The project was created by Michael Parsons, Joel Hutchines, Brendan Walker, and Nicola Freeman.  Developed using Grasspopper, the project proposed an urban performance and plaza space developed from heavy timber buttressed construction that is parametrically conceived.

Tuesday
Feb262013

LECTURE at the GOLD COAST URBAN DESIGN SEMINAR

Chris Knapp gave a lecture as part of the Gold Coast City Council Urban Design Seminar series on the work of the Bond Architecture program.  The talk took place on 14 Feb 2013 in Nerang, and focused upon the design projects developed for the Speculator studio (taught in collaboration with CRAB's Gavin Robotham and Mark Bagguley) and the subsequent studio "Five Civic Architectures for the Distributed City." The latter design studio sought to couple the typology of the kiosk with projects for real world clients throughout the Gold Coast, leveraging digital fabrication technology to achieve the studio ambitions.  The studio was supported by workshops given by Robert Beson and Gabrielle Ulacco of AR-MA, and the support of clients: Gold Coast City Council Major Projects Division, Goldspaces, Rabbit & Cocoon, Bond University, and Bleach Festival.Rendering by Michael Parsons.