Tony Van Raat had a brilliant idea to record the evolution of the Studio 19 Project over the past eight years in a small publication, for which we gathered to celebrate it's launch last Friday at the construction site of our new premises. The limited edition book captures each annual 'design, document & build' project from 2008 - 2014 and includes guest essays from Van himself, Dave, (the builders) Cocksy and James Strachan, clients and students. Produced by Di Curtis and edited by Stephen Stratford, this special little book is in hot demand but we do have a few left for anyone out there especially interested.
Dave recently accompanied Tony van Raat and 16 Unitec Architecture students to Sri Lanka for a special studio on community building in the nations capital, Colombo. Dave acted as a guest tutor alongside Marsh Cook and John Walsh as the students took to the streets with local architecture students and presented their schemes.