UAP Creative Director Daniel Tobin on creating site-specific street furniture for projects

Straight to you from Design and Architecture Magazine, hear from UAP Creative Director Daniel Tobin on creating site-specific street furniture for projects across the globe. With the recent launch of the UAP SUPPLY Collection in North America, get an inside look at what’s next for the SUPPLY offering and our unique creative approach to each project.

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New Collaboration April 26

Architectural Digest: COS & Phillip K. Smith III Devise Instagram-Ready Installation in Milanese Palazzo

Couldn’t make it to Salone del Mobile 2018 this year? Architectural Digest have you covered with a full report on the Phillip K Smith III installation commissioned by London based brand COS.

Fittingly titled Open Sky, is:

…an abstract hunk of concrete clad in panels of mirror-polished stainless steel laid at a 43 degree angle… as you walk through its curved interior, the Renaissance architecture dissolves, fragmenting out into sandy-color snippets and clear blue sky. Somehow, with the thoughtful placement of 34 mirrored panels (a collaboration with fabrication studio UAP) Smith has nudged people to look up and around—to reexamine their environment. In doing so, he’s transformed a palazzo nestled in busy Milan into an environment with middle-of-the-desert calm.

Read the full article on Architectural Digest.

Webinar February 14

Robots are Art Machines

Innovative ways of looking at new technologies often come from unexpected places…

Industrial robotic equipment can be used for more than mass-manufacturing — it can also be used to create art, art which goes beyond the visual world and into one of data. Artists who work with robots give us new ways to see these technologies as tools; mediums of expression; and machines for art.

Join Design Robotics Professor Jonathan Roberts, Dr Jared Donovan and Dr Glenda Amayo Caldwell in our latest webinar as we discover innovative ways of looking at new technologies and their impact on creative expression.

Live: Monday, March 12 10am AEST register now to secure your spot.

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Industry News December 12, 2017

Public Art is Crucial for Cities

“Public art sparks conversations, activates communities, creates memories, celebrates different cultures, drives tourism and enables micro and macro economies” – Dan Tobin, UAP Founder | Creative Director

UAP Founder & Creative Director Dan Tobin speaks with CLADglobal on the benefits of commissioning art for the public realm, and the recent collaboration between UAP, Ai Weiwei and Public Art Fund on the city-wide exhibition ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’ in New York.

Read the full article here.

New Collaboration December 11, 2017

Designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, ‘Nuage’ is Unveiled in Miami

Part of Design Miami‘s Miami Art Week 2017 French designer-duo Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have unveiled ‘Nuage’, a 328ft (100m) x 16ft (5m) high canopy developed and fabricated in collaboration with UAP. The steel and coloured-glass structure manipulate shadow and natural light, engaging with the surrounding environment throughout the day. Read more about our collaboration with the Bouroullec Brothers on Designboom.

Industry News November 6, 2017

Extending Santa Fe’s Art Gallery with Folded Aluminium Corner

Designed by SHoP Architects, the exterior for the new SITE Santa Fe building signals a welcoming gesture to the community, while also serving as an iconic new presence for the institution. Featured on Dezeen the collaboration with SHoP Architects comes straight from our New York studio!

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Industry News October 23, 2017

2017 Queensland Exports Awards

It is with great pleasure we announce UAP has been awarded the winner in the Creative Industries category, for the 2017 Premier of Queensland’s Export Awards. This is in recognition of, not only exporting fabricated works and services from our home base in Brisbane, but also recognition of the services a Queensland-based business provides globally. A testament to the growth and sustainability UAP has achieved as a business, we’re humbled by this award and would like to thank all our staff and collaborators who have made this possible. Congratulations to all the finalists!

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Industry News October 6, 2017

Wahat Al Karama announced as winner in The American Architecture Prize 2017.

We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with artist Idris Khan has been selected by the American Architecture Prize (AAP)  jury as the winner of the Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture category in this year’s American Architecture Prize. The centrepiece of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Memorial Park, ‘Wahat Al Karama’ the monument was commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and delivered in collaboration with bureau^proberts, Robert Bird Group, AECOM and Miral.

This work exemplifies the power of fusion between art and architecture in a project that conveys purpose and emotion and creates a place of reflection, serenity and significance for its nation. — AAP

Congratulations to all involved in delivering this monumental work.

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Industry News October 4, 2017

Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award

Congratulations to artist, Sean Williams on being selected for the Jennie Neumann OAM Emerging Artist Award at this year’s SWELL Sculpture Festival on the Gold Coast, Australia. A 3D Design Draftsperson at UAP by day, Williams’ work is inspired by H.R. Giger, the painter who created the beast from the Alien movies.

Swell Sculpture Festival is a 10-day public, art exhibition on Australia’s Gold Coast. Bringing together works from over 60 artists from around the world, the festival drew over 275,000 visitors during the holiday period.

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Industry News September 20, 2017

Shortlist Revealed for World Architecture Festival 2017

The world’s largest architectural award program has announced the shortlist for their 2017 awards slate. Featuring 434 projects ranging from small family homes to schools, stations, museums, large infrastructure and landscape projects, UAP is honoured to have Wahat Al Karama included in the Civic and Community category.

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Advanced Manufacturing August 10, 2017

Designing Adaptable Robots with QUT & the IMCRC

For more than 40 years robots have been the workhorses for manufacturing giants, pre-programmed machines capable of performing one repeated task in a highly-controlled environment. QUT in partnership with UAP and the IMCRC are creating an industry first: a new wave of agile, adaptable robots that can see what they’re working on and make decisions as required. Unlike its blind cousins, this one is being trained at our Brisbane workshop, to create large-scale, bespoke art pieces, previously impossible to produce economically in Australia.

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Making Marvels Season 2 July 31, 2017

Making Marvels: The Stories Behind Creating Big Art

UAP recently hosted a press viewing for Making Marvels, the highly-anticipated second season of Big Art. Produced by Wildbear Entertainment and Screen Queensland, Making Marvels follows members of the UAP team on a global art adventure, working with artists, architects, and designers, from concept and design through to fabrication and installation, to deliver some truly breathtaking art projects.

Viewers in Australia and around the world will be captivated as the series extends and builds on the vision of the first Big Art series.

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UAP Webinar July 21, 2017

Measuring Craftsmanship in a Digital Age

How do we measure craftsmanship in a digital manufacturing age? 

UAP, SHoP Architects and One to One discuss how different studios define craftsmanship in today’s digital manufacturing age, and incorporate mass customization in their building designs.

Panellists include
Jamie Perrow — Senior Principal of Art + Design,
Emily Johnson — Senior Project Manager

SHoP Architects
Ayumi Sugiyama — Director, Cultural Projects
Rebecca Lorenz — Senior Associate, Virtual Design and Construction

One to One
Ben Koren — Managing Director

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Industry News July 13, 2017

‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’ Nominated as 2016’s Best Exhibition

Leading Chinese artist Song Dong’s exhibition ‘I Don’t Know the Mandate of Heaven’ at Rockbund Art Museum (RAM) has been nominated as 2016’s best exhibition by Leading Culture Destinations alongside Yayoi Kusama and Martin Creed. UAP partnered with RAM and Dong to transform the entire building façade for the duration of the exhibition. Finalists will be announced late September in London. Good luck to all the finalists!