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Everbright - Lite-Bright gets enlarged!

Everbright is a huge, digital lighting display, 42 times as large as the original 'lite-brite' - a classic toy by hasbro.  Read more.

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Everbright - Lite-Bright gets enlarged!

A simple turn of any of the boards 464 dials presents users with every colour under the rainbow, including black and white thanks to LED technology. When done creating, a press of a button erases the canvas and resets dials to their default.

Designed by Hero Design, ‘everbright’ uses custom LED boards and a high-color contrast surface that looks great, regardless of time of day. Hero Design realized the piece with a focus on direct control by users, however, it is also capable of displaying customized animations and other interactive elements.

Perfect for workspaces, events, dorm rooms, cars, bathrooms, laundromats, gyms, and lecture halls — it is the ultimate toy for creative teams and individuals alike.

Everbright from Hero Design on Vimeo.

All images by Hero Design. More info here.

Posted by Simon Hancock in Environmental, Digital, Interiors, , Motion and .
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THERE scoops Gold at the 2015 Sydney Design Awards

THERE are pleased to announce it is the Gold winner of a 2015 Sydney Design Award within the Environmental Graphic Design Category. Read more.

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THERE scoops Gold at the 2015 Sydney Design Awards

This years event saw THERE continue its award-winning form, following on from the 2014 Sydney Design Award for the Environmental Graphic Design Category.

 

The award was for the collaboration with Fender Katsalidis Mirams (FKM) Architects on the Garangula Gallery building facade design.The facade was constructed using timber sourced from the recently demolished Hornibrook Bridge, which once crossed the Pine River that runs through the estate.

The design solution drew inspiration from the site, the gallery function and materiality to be used, delivering a solution that would capture these aspects in a visually impactful manner.

Principal of FKM Architects and lead design on the project said, "We greatly value our collaboration with THERE who provided exhaustive research material and excellent creative responses to the project challenges. We will certainly continue to work with THERE on current and future projects”.

Garangula Gallery is a privately owned gallery sited in outback NSW and houses an extensive collection of Aboriginal art. As aboriginal art tells a story, the building tells a story through the use of crafted, recycled and locally sourced materials.

Just as storytelling is at the core of Aboriginal art, story telling is the basis of the facade design — paying homage to this tradition and heritage of materials, in an innovative and contemporary manner.

A visually stunning execution that responds to site, architecture and materiality.

 

Posted by Jemma Delamont in Design, Environmental, Architecture, and .
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Predator Vision

Seeing the world through a depth-sensing camera Read more.

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Predator Vision

There have been a lot of different uses of the Kinect technology this caught my attention for it's fun use of the technology.

The project by PABR creates a lofi looking headset by patching together Google Cardboard headset and Kinnect technology. It then creates a depth-sensing camera to a head-mounted stereoscopic display turning your world into Predator-like visuals. Sure similar results can be achieved with a heat sensor headset but it is the depth-sensing aspect in this project that is intriguing.

This is in contrast to the slick and semi-realistic virtual reality that a headset like Oculous Rift will be able to provide. However, with a Kinect, or similar technology, integrated into a headset it's an interesting experiment which creates a unique point of view and has the potential for some exciting posibilities.

It will be intriguing to see how this technology develops and whether a VR set will become a commonplace device.

You can also read more about the project here.

Posted by therestaff in Digital, Views, News, and Insights.
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Ori-grow-mi

Flexible Design: An origami-inspired design solution. Read more.

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Ori-grow-mi

The team at THERE esteem design that is both innovative and aesthetically sound. A recent example that has captured our attention (especially that of the gardeners in the studio #gordoneckel) is a origami-inspired pot that expands as the plant inside grows. 

Throughout the lifecycle of the average pot plant, from seed to adult, several repots are usually needed in order to give the roots space to grow. GROWTH, by London based design house, Studio Ayaskan, removes the mundane task of repoting by unfolding up to four times its initial volume.

“The life cycle of a plant is a transformation, from an early seed to its full grown size; the blooming of a flower, the unfolding of a leaf, the branching of the roots,” say Studio Ayaskan. “This process is what GROWTH aims to capture within a plant pot.”

Although, it’s only a concept at the moment, we’re told it will soon be in production and is likely to be sitting on the windowsill of a certain design studio on Foster Street shortly after its release.

Posted by Scott McNamara in Design, Insights, Packaging and News.
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Skateboard, tablet or scales?

Here's a look at a different kind of 'mobile' device Read more.

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Skateboard, tablet or scales?

At THERE, we love things new and innovative. As such I had to share this natty little innovation the WalkCar from Japanese company Cocoa Motors that DesignTaxi reported on.

Possibly the “world’s smallest electric vehicle”, the WalkCar is built like a skateboard scaled-down to the size of a laptop. To use, simply stand on it to start the vehicle, and step off to brake it. The WalkCar can be easily steered by shifting one’s weight from side to side. 

Armed with a lithium battery and an aluminum body, the 6.6-pound compact device can carry passengers up to 265 pounds. A single three-hour charge can bring you as far as 7.4 miles. 

Engineer Kuniako Saito of Cocoa Motors told Reuters, “If we could just carry our transportation in our bags, wouldn’t that mean we’d always have our transportation with us to ride on?” He also hopes that the WalkCar can assist the less able, such as helping the elderly climb slopes. 

Preorders for the WalkCar will begin October 2015, through a Kickstarter campaign. It is expected to retail at 100,000 Japanese Yen, approximately US$800. 

Excerpt from Design Taxi

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Design 100 - Sydney Design Awards

Garangula Gallery Shortlisted, we need your help to WIN! Read more.

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Design 100 - Sydney Design Awards

THERE are proud to announce that we’ve been shortlisted as finalists in the Sydney Design Awards, but to win we're going to need your help!!  

Garangula Gallery is a project that’s very close to our hearts, we’d love to see it win GOLD. The private gallery was a close collaboration with Fender Katsalidis Mirams (FKM) and the outcome was a unique intersection environmental graphic design, drawing it’s inspiration from the Architectural vision and the recycled timber materials that allowed it to be realised. 

 
The Design 100 awards are a little different than most though, and that's because YOU get a say in who wins, not just the judges. All you need to do is Click this link, register (2 seconds) and vote for the execution achieved with Garangula Gallery. Thanks to all our supporters who'll make this happen!
 
 
Posted by Gordon Eckel in Architecture, , Branding, Art, Press, , Identity, Environmental, News and Design.
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THERE scoops 2015 Global SEGD Award

Proudly announcing another win for THERE at this years 2015 Global SEGD Awards. Read more.

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THERE scoops 2015 Global SEGD Award

THERE are pleased to announce it is one of only two Australian winner's of a 2015 Global SEGD Medit Award within the Placemaking and Identity Category. This years event held in Chicago, saw THERE continue it’s award-winning form, following on from the Global SEGD 2014 Award for the Placemaking and Identity Category.

The award was for the collaboration with Fender Katsalidis Mirams (FKM) Architects on the Garangula Gallery building facade design.

The design solution drew its inspiration from the winding bends of the local Pine River. A series of timber blades, sourced from the remnants of the Hornbrook Bridge, which formerly forded the river, adds dramatic scale across the building’s entrance

Paying homage to the sites’ heritage and innovative architecture, our design beautifully complements the overall architectural intent. By playing with extruded sections, we were able to create shadow and depth, adding an intriguing effect to the building that changes throughout the day

Jury Comments: 

“The architectural objective strikes a perfect balance here between an active graphic concept and functional form. The reference to the river is perfectly abstracted and the flowing effect is driven by the movement of the sun over time. We were taken by the graphic nature of this primarily architectural project.”

“The animation of the façade utilizing simple, indigenous materials turns architecture into a storytelling medium. Pushing various lengths of pine slats through the fence-like façade allows the sun, as it progresses across the sky, to generate changing patterns that reflect the site’s relationship to the Pine River. An elegant, sophisticated solution.”

“The jury appreciated the multidisciplinary aspect of this project and the way the graphic elements are integrated with the architecture creates a strong impact. The abstract visualization of the river brings an extra and interesting layer to the idea.”

Rob Mirams, Principal of FKM Architects and lead design on the project said, "We greatly value our collaboration with THERE who provided exhaustive research material and excellent creative responses to the project challenges. We will certainly continue to work with THERE on current and future projects".

Garangula Gallery is a privately owned gallery sited in outback NSW and houses an extensive collection of Aboriginal art. As aboriginal art tells a story, the building tells a story through the use of crafted, recycled and locally sourced materials.

Congratulations to all finalists and winners alike.

Posted by Paul Taboure in , Design, Environmental, , News, Identity and Architecture.
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Connecting people and place - New Signage Design Annual

THERE have been connecting people and place in New Signage Design publication Read more.

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Connecting people and place - New Signage Design Annual

The New Signage Design publication have just released their new annual featuring no less than three projects by THERE

 
Public space is now more and more complex.
 
People orient themselves through signage especially when they are in a new public built environment. Connecting people and spaces, a successful signage design not only make people easily find their way, but also aesthetically integrate the whole building’s architecture and interiors, as well as graphic design. As such, it provides great challenge to designers involved. 
 
The New Signage Design publication collects the latest and freshest signage and wayfinding 
 
designs from all over the world. They are all tailor-made for its unique space, including schools, hotels, shopping malls, libraries, parking garages, medical facilities, and more. I
 
Aimed at professionals, such as graphic designers, planners, architects etc. it features the best of global design.
 
THERE has three projects featured throughout.
 
Posted by Paul Taboure in Design, , , , Environmental and News.
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Announcing new client win BBC Worldwide

THERE is proud to announce it is collaborating closely with BBC Worldwide. Read more.

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Announcing new client win BBC Worldwide

THERE is proud to announce it is collaborating closely with BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand to deliver an exciting experiential internal branding experience for their new North Sydney headquarters in McMahons Point.

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), its focus is building the BBC brand, audience, commercial returns and reputation across the world.

It has around 120 staff based in its Sydney office, working across the ANZ territory. THERE are helping develop signage, placemaking and feature graphics throughout their workplace.

Watch this space for further development - it's an exciting time.

Posted by Jemma Delamont in Corporate, Environmental, , and News.
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