Bark – Architecture in the Australian Landscape.
Bark are pleased to be presenting a design talk during their upcoming tour of Iceland and Greenland.
Lindy and Steve will present a public talk at the Iceland Academy of Arts, Reykjavik, Thursday 11 September at 12.00 – 1.00pm.
The Iceland Academy of Arts is home to Iceland's school of architecture and design.
Australia’s Bark Design Architects based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is led by directors Lindy Atkin (born Australia) and Stephen Guthrie (born UK).
University of Queensland alumni, Stephen and Lindy studied and worked internationally, before establishing their regional studio in the Noosa hinterland.
Since 1997, Bark’s design sensibility has been exploring ‘spirit of place’ themes directly associated with site, climate and local culture through architecture and art projects.
Bark sees the ‘vernacular’ and ideas of place specific design more relevant to an evolving Sunshine Coast design ‘culture’, rather than to a visual style.
Their residential and community projects represent a sharp contemporary development of a distinctive coastal architecture. Light, lean and responsive to the environment, there is a fascination in Bark’s work with the boundary at the edge of architecture.
The spatial experiences, when connecting people to place and landscape, for Bark is about exploring the possibilities of indoor outdoor lifestyles in the benign subtropical climate of Southeast Queensland.
Their ‘barefoot’ studio is an embodiment of these philosophies. Bark projects value the landscape and ‘tread lightly’ on sites along the coastal ‘edge’.
The Queensland coastal ‘edge’ condition defines Bark’s field of enquiry, as well as their architecture, presented in this public lecture.