Thursday, July 29, 2010

E2 and Place Associates Reinvent Punt Road

Held as part of the annual State of Design festival, the Reinvention of Punt Road workshop brought together prominent players who define the urban design direction of Melbourne.

In the four-hour session, six separate groups tackled specific sections of the notorious eye-saw. The resulting design directions were as varied as the experience of the participants. Naturally, some groups proposed a cut-and-cover approach to concealment. While others confidently re-diverted traffic creating human-scale develop. All of the six groups created thought-provoking suggestions to improve the visual aesthetic and design function of this much maligned stretch of road. With government and development stakeholders present it is hoped that the workshop will led to a deliberate and planned approached to reinvigorate Punt Road.

We might even see a Punt Paradise in the near future – watch this space!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Tis not the season

For those of you that attended our christmas in July party last Thursday (8th July) thanks for making it such a great evening. There were a few sore heads the next day but everybody seemed to enjoy themselves (some a little too much!) and it was all worth while.
It was a huge success, and due to the combined efforts of the entire team, the studio looked great decked out with our typographic christmas light installation and even a snow machine, the neighbours looked slightly confused especially when santa arrived!
For those of you that couldn't make it this selection of images gives a small snap shot of the evening.