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New Design: The Mountain Ring Now For Sale

You voted and together we chose a new ring design. Inspired by nature the Mountain Ring was the clear winner and is now available for sale via my online store. Thank you to everyone who voted, for helping to create a new ring design and for shaping the face of the Architact Collective.   Head […]

The City We Want

The fields of Eden Are full of trash And if we  beg and we borrow and steal We’ll never get it back People are hungry They crowd around And the city gets bigger as the country comes begging to town (M. Jagger/K. Richards) One could argue that humanity has come to a critical point when […]

March 30 Day Challenge: Do old school DIY

As mentioned in my previous article ’2014 new year resolutions from architecture and design bloggers’, 2014 is about the sprint rather than the marathon. My 2014 new year resolution is to try something new every 30 days, 2014 will be the year for growth, focus and fun! In January I took a photo a day, in February […]

Taking DIY Urbanism to the Classroom

If we look back 10 years, the words popup, tactical and temporary were seldom used in city building and urban design. Traditionally, when designing for the city and for people, these terms were considered ‘out of place’. Today however, they are often injected in project meetings, at public lectures and for that matter, any discussion […]

Crowdfunding and its impact on traditional business models

I was recently interviewed for the April issue of Design Quarterly, you can read the article entitled ‘Drawing a Crowd’ here.  The article features Australia’s first campaigns to be launched under the new Kickstarter banner. Below is my interview in full with Design Quarterly: Featured projects include the DIY Concrete House Ring, alongside Luto, Modeska and […]

February 30 day Challenge: Create an Artwork

As mentioned in my previous article ’2014 new year resolutions from architecture and design bloggers’, 2014 is about the sprint rather than the marathon. My 2014 new year resolution is to try something new every 30 days, 2014 will be the year for growth, focus and fun! In January I took a photo a day. You can […]

Interesting Stuff on the Internet

Interesting stuff on the internet is an article sharing my favourite recent online inspiration and distractions. Frank Herbert’s novel Dune is next up on my reading list and so it was with great interest I watched a short documentary on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s unorthodox adaptation attempt; a film that never got made, but influenced everything else that did. What was the crystal palace, […]

Vote For The Next Concrete Ring Design

Lets make a new ring design together: I have created 6 exciting new design options for you to choose from! The most popular design will go into production alongside the original gable roof, saltbox room and minimal design rings. Check out the options below. Have your say and help to define shop.archi-ninja.com by selecting your […]

Architects who Build – Interview with Oliver Steele

Oliver Steele is the founder of Sydney based Architecture & building practice Steele Associates. As both a registered Architect and licensed Builder, Oliver does not separate Architecture or design from the craft of building. I recently interviewed Oliver who contributed to an article entitled ‘Why Architects Need To Get Back Onto The Construction Site’. Below […]

January 30 day Challenge: A photo a day

As mentioned in my previous article ’2014 new year resolutions from architecture and design bloggers’, 2014 is about the sprint rather than the marathon. For those who don’t know I used to be a competitive long distance runner and as such the thought of anything that takes a long time kinda haunts me – I […]

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