Happy 2nd birthday

Today, Panfilocastaldi turns 2. We have survived another full year of blogging, despite some significant personal upheavals. As new parents, getting out into the worlds of architecture and art is proving more difficult but not, with determined effort, impossible. Looking back, many of the posts remind us of enriching experiences and conversations. It is always... Continue Reading →

Flinders Street Station Design Competition

Flinders Street Station from the northeast, courtesy of Major Projects Victoria What is it? An international design competition to redevelop Flinders Street Station, Melbourne's busiest train station and home to 200,000 passenger visits a day. With a site area of over 40,000sqm and a significant presence between the Hoddle grid and Yarra River, the competition... Continue Reading →

From my sketchbook: Rivendell

20050218.1327 Concept sketches for an unrealised early project. Rivendell was the whimsical name of the sprawling rural site in Mount Martha, for which we proposed a house partially embedded into hillside. Our design was composed of an off-form concrete, partially subterranean volume linking to a series of above ground, timber towers. The project was to... Continue Reading →

Show it don’t say it

The 21st instalment in a series of lessons learned over the years. What do I know now that I didn't then? What wisdom would I impart to my younger self, given the opportunity? 21. Show it don't say it Diagrams from a speculative project for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - open landscapes; vertical circulation; moulded... Continue Reading →

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