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London Calling

London Calling

One of the world’s most visited cities, full of places to visit, sites to see and things to do, London is an urbanist’s dream. While in Europe this May for the Venice Biennale, the Left Bank Co. team took the opportunity to spend some time in London, and for the first time in a long time, became awestruck tourists in a town we thought we knew quite well. We spent our time meeting old friends and new clients, exploring great sites of urban renewal, and discovering the places that make London such a progressive and exciting city. Our adventures across town took us to the Kings Cross redevelopment, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Young Vic Theatre, Selfridges, the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, the redevelopment at Elephant and Castle, Marylebone High Street and the Serpentine Gallery and Pavilions, just to name a few.

These experiences have allowed our team to reflect on our company purpose – making cities meaningful – and think about what it is that makes London so successful in providing places that are full of life, energy and meaning.

Read more about our observations here.

2016 NSW Architecture Awards

2016 NSW Architecture Awards

Congratulations to The Pool Creative Directors, Michelle Tabet and Aileen Sage, for receiving the Adrian Ashton Prize for Writing and Criticism at the NSW Architecture Awards! 

The Pool book was made possible by a generous and talented group of collaborators and contributors, including designer Stephen Goddard of Project Two, subeditor Jeanne Carey, and all the storytellers and contributors. The award is well deserved by the whole team!

Congratulations to all the other winners as well! Check out the full list here.

Yellowtrace feature

Yellowtrace feature

For those interested in the behind-the-scenes experience at the Venice Architecture Biennale, our Director Michelle Tabet wrote a feature article for Yellowtrace, giving her insiders perspective and a review of her top Pavilions. You can read the article here.

In the news...

In the news...

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia - Australia’s exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale - has been resoundingly well received by the media, both here in Australia and internationally.

Have a read (or watch) of a few of our personal favourites:

The New York Times: A Social History of Australia, Through Its Swimming Pools
CNN Style: Australia's national love affair - The Pool
Financial Times: Venice Biennale - Architect's Social Conscience
Monocle: 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale - National Pavilions
The Saturday Paper: 'The Pool' at the Venice Biennale
Wired: Of course Australia brings a pool to an architecture exhibit

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia

The Pool: Architecture, Culture and Identity in Australia

2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

The Left Bank Co. team has just returned from delivering Australia’s exhibition, The Pool, at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. With Michelle as one of the Creative Directors alongside Aileen Sage Architects, we were heavily involved in the creation and delivery of the exhibition, as well as the opening week events. The Pool is an exploration of the cultural significant of pools in all their forms, and was made up of an immersive exhibition built in Australia's pavilion in Venice, and a companion publication, developed and produced by the Left Bank Co. team. The project has been immensely well received by the industry, the public and the media.
 
You can read more about the project on our project pages here and here. There is also an album of images on our Facebook page here, and you can pick up a copy of our companion publication on sale online via Manic Books.