How do architectural designs transform an idea into reality? How are challenges such as sustainability addressed in the design process? Join designer Louise O’Brien to imagine, design and refine an architectural concept, inspired by the 2021 architectural commission Pond(er) and other works in the NGV Collection.
O’Brien will discuss her design practice and inspiration and lead students through scaffolded drawing activities. Students will develop a design for an interior space, inspired by works in the NGV Collection.
- Analyse and interpret sources of inspiration in the 2021 NGV Architecture Commission, Pond(er) and NGV collection works
- Develop and articulate design concepts taking inspiration from a range of media
- Establish and improve technical drawing skills and spatial thinking
- Employ critical thinking capabilities to consider a design problem, considering issues of sustainability
- Reflect upon and discuss the creative process used by artists and designers.
About the Designer:
Louise O’Brien is a highly regarded and successful designer and founder of Apsara Collective – a residential and building and interior architecture studio. She has more than twenty years’ experience in multiple sectors both locally and internationally. O’Brien’s passion for design and the opportunities it provides to inspire and empower young people has led her to education and she now lectures at a tertiary level and runs the ‘Architecture for Kids’ school based in Sydney.
This program is part of Creative Catalyst, a program for high ability students attending Victorian Government schools.