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.
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.
For those that did not get to Venice this year to experience the 2016 Architecture Biennale, our own Hahna Busch took a look around the other national pavilions and major exhibitions and wrote a review for InDesign.
You can read about her top picks of the Biennale here: http://www.indesignlive.com/news-flash/reporting-from-the-front-venice-architecture-biennale-2016
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
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.