SURREALESTATE | Competition entry for the 2017 NGV pavilion
Surrealestate re-imagines Australian housing typologies, scaled down and tethered in a cluster above a central gathering space; they are both immediately familiar and strangely different.
Translucent, stylised and whimsical, these lantern-like forms represent a cross section of mass housing types found in Australia from the 19th Century to the present day – a snap shot of home to each and every one of us.
But what is it that shapes our houses…our neighbourhoods and cities? Are they designed for us or for on-sale?
These inflated forms dance
and beckon further exploration through the play of light, shadow, reflection and interactive design tools. Here you can re-imagine home.