CODA goes to Venice.

CODA Studio has been invited to exhibit at the Australian pavilion of the 2008 Venice Biennale. Check out the installation of the pavillion with 300 models here.

Master Class.

Two amazing weeks…

Our 1st was spent at Riversdale, along the Shoalhaven River in NSW. The Arthur & Yvonne Boyd Arts Centre was our home for 7 days & 7 nights after which we never wanted to leave. Although the setting was tranquil, monastery like, many a stressful night was spent labouring over our project. Appropriately, the brief was to design an art gallery for the display of the Centre’s large collection of Arthur Boyd’s works. Two days of trekking through the countryside to find the ultimate site, the cold and rain didn’t stop us. Lessons from Max Harrison a traditional owner of the area, a definite highlight. My talented & crazy polish group mate Wojtek Przywecki & I developed a concept ‘embedded knowledge’. Followed by Crit sessions with Brit Andreson, Peter Stutchbury, Glen Murcutt & Richard Leplastrier, not at all intimidating! Week 2 was spent in central Sydney; our days were at the University of Sydney, our nights at Darling Harbour, a stark contrast to the week before. Our 2 designated student slaves helped us finalise our models & drawings for the final critique. Then back to work…….. 


Pecha Kucha 20 x 20

Pecha Kucha Night, devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham (Klein Dytham architecture), was conceived in 2003 as a place for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public.

But as we all know, give a mike to a designer (especially an architect) and you’ll be trapped for hours. The key to Pecha Kucha Night is its patented system for avoiding this fate. Each presenter is allowed 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds each – giving 6 minutes 40 seconds of fame before the next presenter is up. This keeps presentations concise, the interest level up, and gives more people the chance to show.

Pecha Kucha (which is Japanese for the sound of conversation) has tapped into a demand for a forum in which creative work can be easily and informally shown, without having to rent a gallery or chat up a magazine editor. At the first Pecha Kucha in Perth, Kieran presented CODA Studio in 20 images.


CODA Studio has been invited by the office of the Government Architect to present at “Perth Samplings” PS07 is a forum for architects, academics, urban and landscape designers to comment on, speculate about, discuss and debate contemporary urban conditions based on research, proposition and current practice.


CODA studio presents the “building for diversity” competition winning scheme at reHousing. A conference that aims to reconsider architecture’s relationship to general housing provision in Australia.