After being awarded a Sunshine Coast regional Commendation, we are super pleased that 'Growth', Bark Lab's project for Floating Land 2013 was honored in the Australian Institute of Architecture (AIA), Queensland State Architecture Awards on Friday night in Brisbane by winning the AIA Queensland 'Art in Architecture' Prize 2014.
More than 320 people attended the awards ceremony on Friday night at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, where Bark Design Associate, Phil Tillotson was presented with the award during the presentations to all the top projects.
The awards jury citation read; "Initially a site specific installation fashioned from an uncannily simple and beautiful kit of floral shaped ply and mirror plates, yet with wit and ingenuity the artwork has been regrown with increasing refinement and resonance in three settings to date. Pedagogy and collaboration employed in the process is laudable."
As architects, 'Growth' by BarkLab was an opportunity to explore our collaborative arts practice, a experimental design and making process involving a dedicated team of UQ lecturer Michael Dickson and architecture students. Our art practice is pursued, through 'Bark Lab' to reciprically inform our ideas and design sensibilities in our architecture.
1 On stage, Bark Design Architects Associate, Phil Tillotson (middle), Richard Kirk, AIA Queensland Chapter President (left), Liam Proberts, AIA State Jury Director (right),
2 Water Sails, ‘Growth’ at Floating Land 2013, Bark Lab,
3 Bark Design Architects Associate, Phil Tillotson on stage, AIA Queensland Architecture Awards night,
4 Bark Design Architects Associate, Phil Tillotson on stage, AIA Queensland Architecture Awards night,
5 AIA Queensland Architecture Awards night, Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre,
6 Wind Sails, ‘Growth’ at Floating Land 2013, Bark Lab.