Ideas about Saxon Street as a building, a program, and a site.
Siteworks, in some respects, is like a well designed hospital – The operations and needs of the people who inhabit the site and buildings are what dictates the form absolutely.
It is designed from the inside out. It triages need as required.
Siteworks is also nothing like a hospital in that the build-up of personal moments, the ad-hoc attachment to the building, the remnant is allowed to stay and it informs future use.
As a building–
It isn't uniform.
It isn't singular.
It isn't resolved.
It isn't finished.
As a program–
It isn't fixed.
It isn't established.
It isn't proscribed.
It isn't easy.
As a site–
It isn't obvious.
It isn't fixed.
It isn't empty ever again.
|Capture Podcast Episode 6. Caretakers|| 2018
|Siteworks Design and Operations Principles|| 2019
|| Printed matter
|The Projects Beehive|| 2014
|Material Matters 1 – Brick|| 2018
|Forest Guardians|| 2019
|Showtime Night Markets|| 2019
|The Wheeler Centre: Self-Made City|| 2018
|The Projects Quarry|| 2016
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Eastern Kulin Nation as traditional custodians, on whose unceded lands we work and live.
We respectfully acknowledge elders – past, present and emerging. And we extend our deepest respects to all First Nations peoples. In the context of the work we do, we express gratitude for our shared connection through place, to the oldest continuing cultures on earth.
Studio 6, 33 Saxon Street, Brunswick 3065
PO Box 1011, Fitzroy North, 3068