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THERE Wins Gold & Silvers at 2016 Sydney Design Awards

THERE scoops 4 out 5 category awards at this years 2016 Sydney Design Awards Read more.

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THERE Wins Gold & Silvers at 2016 Sydney Design Awards

THERE are proud to announce that we have landed 4 x GOLD and SILVER awards for environmental graphics & signage projects at this years 2016 Sydney Design Awards.

The Sydney Design Awards program provides marketplace recognition across Asia and Australia on a range of categories, while celebrating the creativity and courage of those who dare leading the way.

THERE dominated this year, by winning 4 of the 5 awards presented in the Environmental Graphic Design category. 

"This latest recognition is a testament to the hard work, diligence and specialist knowledge that our teams bring to creating branded experiences within the built environment" says THERE founder and Executive Creative Director Paul Tabouré.



"Such a great outcome would not have been possible without the vision of our client partners, who entrusted us to deliver top-shelf creative strategy and relied on the team’s execution expertise." adds Gordon Eckel, Commercial Director at THERE. 

Judged by both the Australian design industry and general public, the projects each demonstrated THERE's ability to create a sense of place through Placemaking, wayfinding, and environmental graphics that focus on staff engagement.

WINNER
LINKEDIN AUSTRALIA HEADQUARTERS
Gold Winner 2016 Sydney Design Awards + Summit
Category: Environmental Graphic Design
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KNIGHT FRANK ENVIRONMENTAL GRAPHICS & SIGNAGE
Silver Winner – 2016 Sydney Design Awards + Summit
Category: Environmental Graphic Design
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OVOLO WOOLLOOMOOLOO Hotel
Silver Winner – 2016 Sydney Design Awards + Summit
Category: Environmental Graphic Design
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GOOGLE SINGAPORE
Silver Winner – 2016 Sydney Design Awards + Summit
Category: Environmental Graphic Design
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THERE specialise in enhancing immersive environments through the creation of public

& work-places that become best in breed.

The Design 100 team will be presenting the awards to this year's winners on November 2nd - following their DRIVENxDESIGN summit which aims at exploring the opportunities for design in the growing Sydney market and the possible new emerging applications that are forging the future.

According to The Design 100 Sydney Design Awards founder Mark Bergin, “This year's Sydney Design Awards demonstrates just how important design is to the Sydney economy with projects totalling more than $4.2 billion recognised”. 

Stay tuned and discover more about what we have in store for 2016-17. Follow us on Facebook and instagram. Well done team!!

 

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HEAVY ARTILLERY

A fascinating exhibition of thought-provoking works contemporary Asian artists presented by White Rabbit Gallery. Read more.

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HEAVY ARTILLERY

No doubt everyone on social media, especially Instagram would have seen various posts over the last few months of elements from the HEAVY ARTILLERY exhibition. Xu Zhen's Thousand Armed Sculpture in particular has been featured heavily on social media feeds of art loving Sydneysiders. 

The White Rabbit Gallery always brings together amazing collections of contemporary Chinese (although not always) art focusing on works produced after 2000. 

whiterabbitcollection.org

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Studio Bake Off!

THERE sweetens up for our Australia Biggest Morning Tea. Read more.

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Studio Bake Off!

THERE team join forces with neighbouring studios MKB and Brandhook to bake and make for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea.

It was a great effort by the team with a spread of scrumptious homemade food, that definitely didn’t leave anyone with an empty stomach.



Fun and games were also had, with a guessing lolly jar competition that saw people rushing in with their lucky numbers, as well as the more competitive side coming out in some people. But this was all in the good of raising money in support of the Cancer Council and all the good they’re doing. 

All in all, another successful Morning Tea which has turned into an annual event at THERE.

 

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THERE steps out into the lights

Going THERE. Team immersion at Vivid Sydney. Read more.

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THERE steps out into the lights

The THERE team stepped out into the cold and explored the annual Vivid Sydney Lights as part its bi-monthly studio outing.

Vivid was particularly exciting this year, with new precincts open for the first time as part of the annual celebration. With installations in Walsh Bay, Royal Botanic Garden, Taronga Zoo as well as in indoor locations such as the Galleries of Victoria, it didn't take long for the team to organise a field trip!

We got THERE amongst it !

As we slowly meandered from Walsh Bay towards Circular Quay, it became clear that the interactive structures would quickly get the better of us! 

After shyly approaching the first installations, we soon gave in to our curiosity and embraced our inner child. We put our explorer's cap on and went for it!

We played (eventually turning ourselves into animated dancers), engaged with thought-provoking light installations, and got mesmerised! 

This year, the artists creativity went above and beyond our expectations. The integration of new and revisited technologies within the space sparked the team's interest and triggered a motivation to push the boundaries of the human senses. 

THERE "coups de coeur" in 2016:

• Light Totem, a pole sculpture by façade engineer Troy Donovan, had a few of us in awe. The simple yet well-thought use of a single tube with CNC resulted in an elegant structure. 

 • Horizon by Indermühle + Indermühle is another structure that truly surprised us. The Indermühle's certainly worked well to intrigue their audience with the use of a handful of simple material. Their mesmerizing visual illusion got us good! 



• LASER Oscilloscope by XSdB was also a highlight. We loved that this artistic application of the oscilloscope technology allowed for the transcendence of sounds into the visual realm, pushing the boundaries of how we sense the world around us.

• Kids came out to play! You can't help but feel compelled to create engaging spaces that inspire and amaze grown ups the same way it does our young selves.    

• Taronga Zoo. Those lucky enough to have made it to the north side of the Harbour would agree that Vivid really worked hard to appeal to our inner child this year. 

We felt lucky (and Oh so spoilt) that the zoo’s own centenary anniversary coincided with Vivid Sydney 2016. The joint celebration certainly worked in our favour and treated us to beautiful light structures of the zoo's iconic animals. Magical!

While we could go on for ever raving about other creations such as Synthesis, Tectonic or Will' O the Wisps that mesmerised us, we invite you to explore, reflect and dream. We sure are! already unleashing our creativity, wondering where it will take us next. 

To relive Vivid Sydney 2016 and unearth your favourtie artist, visit: www.vividsydney.com

 Photo Credit: Justine Lesmana & Jon Zhu / Text: Justine Lesmana & Delphine Jestin

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THERE shortlisted for 4 awards!!

We're shortlisted for four great projects in the Design 100 - Sydney Awards. We need your help to get them over the line for the WIN. That's right, you get to vote! Read more.

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THERE shortlisted for 4 awards!!

We'd love your help to vote for our projects. It takes 5 seconds to register, and you can take as much time as you need to digest the projects and vote.

Just click any of the links below to view the projects, get into the game and have your vote counted. Many thanks

LINKEDIN

 
 
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2016 SEGD Wayfinding MIAMI in Review

The sun, blue skies and palm trees of Miami set the scene for many learnings and take aways at this year's SEGD Wayfinding event. Justine Lesmana Investigates Read more.

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2016 SEGD Wayfinding MIAMI in Review

There’s nothing like getting away, having time out and a bit of travel to be inspired. And even more so, after having the opportunity to attend the annual SEGD Wayfinding event in Miami last month. 

Miami International Airport (MIA) was the setting for this year’s event, which included a full day of sessions with a focus on 'wayfinding' across a number of areas. From aviation to the workplace, education and healthcare. Nothing was missed.

The morning kick started with a key focus on aviation, in particular an insight to the ins and outs of Miami’s own airport remodel and development over the last 10 years, which is still ongoing to this day! But with 22 airlines, 44,000 million passengers a year, all aspects of the carpark to consider from roadway/highway, carpark, terminal to Ground Transportation it’s no wonder.



Joe Labozan (Labozan & Associates) and Richard Garcia (Miami Dade Aviation Department) took us through the journey and changes taken to improve the experience for the airport users that come from all around the world.

An expansive ribbon like digital piece welcomes international visitors to Miami creating a sense of place and community - lifting their spirits as they exit the security hall and transit to holiday mode through a visual experience. The mood and imagery is curated depending on the time of day with photography of beaches, water, boats and palm trees - celebrating Miami.



The new facilities of the North Terminal (1.2 miles long) includes a train that can take you from one end to the other as well as a multi-modal transportation centre, in which attendees were able to experience first hand as part of a walking tour on Day Two of the conference. It became quite apparent the large scale project that MIA is and the number of and types of signage, despite the fact they have an in-house signage fabrication facility. (Imagine have one of those!) One could say, that airports are very much like mini cities of their own.



From aviation we moved to wayfinding in education and workplace which gave a very different perspective of wayfinding that really got me thinking. Brittney Butler (VMDO) works primarily within the education sector and started her presentation by asking us if we remembered our first day at school, and admittedly mine are fuzzy on the edges and is definitely not like the first-day experiences of the schools she’s designed for, including Discovery Elementary & Buckingham Primary & Elementary (VA).



There was a distinct strong relationship between placemaking and wayfinding as she took us through these schools in how a user-focused, storyline based, placemaking approach to wayfinding goes beyond navigation and aligns with a larger vision of spacial interaction.



These projects are also unique due to the integrated process between the graphics and architecture / interior of the space that comes through from working closely within an architecture firm that gives them a cohesive theme and design. The kids of these school definitely have a different expectation of what wayfinding should do for you - high expectations are expected as they move to their workplace in the future.



Another highlight from the conference was definitely the time-travel journey Calori & Vanden-Eynden took us through. A look at the evolving technologies in signage from the past to now. From foam core, hand painting, to new forms of materials and methods such as 3D printing, digital and beacons.

The biggest takeaway for me from both the conference and travelling anew to cities, is the importance wayfinding is for people entering public spaces and the need to find their way around easily and intuitively which at times can be in highly stressful situations and locations. As well as the value and idea in creating a space that actively engages it’s users through storytelling, theming and placemaking with wayfinding whether it be at an airport, workplace, education or museum that craft and create your memories of place and time.

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Painting from a New Perspective

The impossible is now a reality. As Google unveils the Tilt Brush the new app that is set to revolutionize the creative world. Read more.

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Painting from a New Perspective

Google’s recent launch of the painting application (App), Tilt Brush opens a new world for all creatives, the world of virtual reality.

Artists, architects and designers alike can put their brushes down and now with a swipe of a digital brush, mimicking gestures of painting, users wearing a connected HTC Vive headset can now paint life-sized, three dimensional strokes and walk through and around their sketches / creations in 3D as they draw. Ultimately, seeing a design from every conceivable angle and then share with other Tilt Brush users around the globe.
Google has demonstrated the app’s aptitude through it’s Lab at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris, where artists invited to participate in a residency. The drawing card for this app is definitely within the immersive space for installation designers. However it has the potential to drive and change many industries, such as fashion with designers having the ability to paint in textured fabrics, such as denim, silk, cotton and even leather.

Tilt Brush's virtual ‘palette’ allows the users to select brushes and colours similarly as you would in real life. One can even draw with not just fabrics, but also impossible materials such as fire, snow and stars.


Virtual reality is ultimately at the core of the painting app and has created something that anyone cause use, intuitively from artists to kids but also shows the transformative and powerfulness of virtual reality. It’s already seen as a key platform for installation in museum and gallery spaces. The Tilt Brush and it’s successors are likely to make an equal impact on the working lives of designers in the future. As interactivity means you can experiment with a lot of different option - design, materials, lighting, weather - very quickly. It’s easy to see how powerful virtual reality will be as the technology matures.

As a designer that uses a Wacom pen and tablet on a daily basis, for it’s intuitive nature. I’d love to get my hand on a Tilt Brush and am excited to see where this will take immersive design and virtual reality, especially as a designer that works within spaces.

For a closer look on the Tilt Brush, click here.

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THERE welcomes The Dubai Mall as client

THERE is excited to have been successfully appointed to work on substantial signage masterplan upgrades for The Dubai Mall. Read more.

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THERE welcomes The Dubai Mall as client

THERE is excited to have been successfully appointed to work on substantial signage masterplan upgrades for The Dubai Mall.

 

The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world by total area. As the name suggests it is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and is part of the 20-billion-dollar Downtown complex, made up of over 1,200 shops.

In 2011 it was the most visited building on the planet, attracting over 34 million visitors. 

THERE have been appointed to partner the client in undertaking masterplanning, signage audit and signage hierarchy extension across some newly built retail mall wings.

On the back of a strong client relationship THERE have also recently won a much larger signage project – more on that exciting news soon. Watch this space.

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The Field of Light

60,000 lightbulbs have been flown from Wiltshire, England to Uluru, Australia by British Artist Bruce Munro. Read more.

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The Field of Light

60,000 lightbulbs have been flown from Wiltshire, England to Uluru, Australia by British Artist Bruce Munro.

“The Rock” located at the centre of Australia is a work of art in itself - constantly changing colour from sunrise to sunset and reflecting various shadows and light across the blazing red landscape. For these reasons, the artist claims his installation is not trying to compete with nature. Rather, it is the pinnacle of decades of dreaming. 24 years ago after living in Sydney, a trip to Uluru changed Munro’s life. “I jotted this idea down in my sketchbook and didn’t think it would see the light of day. The sketch became the Field of Light.”

Powered by solar energy, the bulbs are also constantly changing and from afar look like a multicoloured blanket spread over a landscape. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the lights and create their own path as the bulbs are designed to be viewed at ground level. The work of art is reminiscent of the view captured from the window of a plane as you descend over a sprawling city. It has also been described as an Indigenous Australian dot painting and bright coral reef from a far.

The installation took 6 weeks, 40 people and thousands of man-hours to complete.

The Field of light is an example of an installation that is respectful to its surroundings. “That’s why it’s not bright – I purposefully toned it down. If you raise the light levels, you fight with the stars and moon.” As designers that work within the built environment, it is important that our creations enhance spaces whilst paying respect to the interior.

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