Author Archives: Michael Smith

About Michael Smith

Architect and Director of Atelier Red + Black based in Melbourne, Australia

Moving day

Click on the Logo below to continue through to the new look website   The Red +Black Architect started as an after-hours hobby in 2012. It was a platform to talk about architecture and the built environment in a straight … Continue reading

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Turning the ship around

2017 marks five years of substantial and sustained cultural change within the Australian Architecture profession. On this International Women’s Day it is timely to reflect on how far we have come towards a diverse profession, as well as how far … Continue reading

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Melbourne’s White Night 2017

Once again Melbourne has turned it on for the spectacular cultural juggernaut that is White Night. A crowd of around 600,000 took part in the all night festival of projections, performances, artworks and installations. Stealing the show again this year was … Continue reading

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2016: A fork in the road

It is hard to remain positive reflecting upon the year that is now rapidly drawing to a close. 2016 has been a difficult and particularly disliked year. To the despair of many, the world lost some of its cultural giants, … Continue reading

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Beyond Sculpture: Melbourne’s new Habitat Filter

In a city that boasts an impressive collection of freeway architecture and roadside sculpture, Melbourne’s new Habitat Filter looks to set a new benchmark in urban art. The Power Street Loop has been an industrial by-product since the construction of … Continue reading

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Desivolution

Architecture is a reflection of culture. For architects, understanding and responding to culture through design is a critical part to achieving buildings that resonate with people.    Architect and Atelier Red+Black co-director Sonia Sarangi, has been investigating the evolving Indian culture … Continue reading

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The dark side of architectural education

Architecture is one of the most intense university courses one can pursue.  Chelsea Doorne, a fourth year Master of Architecture student, shines a torch on the dark side of the architecture student experience.  Architecture school and dedication are synonymous, however … Continue reading

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