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.
Architect’s Newspaper highlights New York-based artist Mariko Mori’s latest exhibition Invisible Dimension, and the adoption of innovative fabrication techniques to create two of the artists standout pieces Cycloid V and Ekpyrotic String VI.
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.
Step into a global art adventure Monday, April 23 on Foxtel Arts with the season ..MORE
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UAP is proud to announce the official US launch of SUPPLY, the company’s business unit ..MORE
One of the jewels of Ai Weiwei’s “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”—the sprawling Public Art Fund project the ..MORE
Installations do much more than just enhance a space – they inspire, they embody values ..MORE
From kitchenware to canopies, rings to roofs, surgery to structures, steel is a material present ..MORE
For many years, the perception of “Made in China” was cheap, mass-produced goods of low ..MORE
Viewers of the 2018 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art will be transported and challenged through ..MORE
Brisbane’s new, premier go-to destination is one step closer to completion, with the installation of ..MORE
In Australian capital cities, warnings of an apartment oversupply have prompted a rethinking of the ..MORE
We recently caught up with Australian designer Kylie Bickle, to discuss her latest inspirations and ..MORE
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.
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Modern façades offer solutions to design problems, ameliorate public resistance to change and remake the ..MORE
The beginning of a new year is an opportunity to look back at some of ..MORE
Q + A WITH UAP LEAD DESIGNER, GIOVANNI VERONESI Transcending the barrier between art and ..MORE
Consider yourself a designer? Interested in expanding your knowledge of the art world? Keen to ..MORE
Art in the public realm is increasingly popular, perhaps due to its ability to assist ..MORE
How would you rank the best public art of 2017? Meet UAP’s Principal and Senior ..MORE
How would you rank the best public art of 2017? Meet our key panelist for ..MORE
2017 marks a special year for the Public Art Fund as they celebrate 40 years ..MORE
“Master planning is a team sport” says award-winning designer Cathryn Chatburn, the founder of Urban ..MORE
“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.
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.
Public art comes in many shapes and sizes. From the monumental to the ephemeral, or ..MORE
With over 10 years’ experience, landscape architect Dan Plummer and artist Belinda Smith of Plummer ..MORE
We’re thrilled to announce UAP are collaborating on a new development in the heart of ..MORE
Winning the American Architecture Prize for Cultural Buildings in 2017, and a finalist in the ..MORE
It is clear that place-making presents new challenges in an increasingly globalised world. For UAP, ..MORE
Sullivan+Strumpf recently presented the latest body of works by Chinese-Australian artist Lindy Lee at this year's Shanghai ..MORE
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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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!
Widely considered one of the world’s most influential living artists, for over fifty years, Gerhard ..MORE
A behind-the-scenes look at the Brisbane company that helped to create QAGOMA’s beloved 'tow row' ..MORE
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.
Last night we hosted over 50 people from the Design Institute of Australia for a ..MORE
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.
This new installation marks the first-ever collaboration between Austrian artist Erwin Redl, Madison Square Arts and UAP. Entitled Whiteout, the exhibition will be composed of hundred suspended spheres with white LED lights hanging from a grid of steel poles.
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.
Mary Stuart from our Brisbane studio demonstrates the process of casting small bespoke objects using ..MORE
This fall, Ai Weiwei, Public Art Fund and UAP team up for a massive art exhibition titled Good Fences Make Good Neighbours.
Reko Rennie is an interdisciplinary artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through contemporary media, provoking ..MORE
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.
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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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.
Jamie Perrow — Senior Principal of Art + Design,
Emily Johnson — Senior Project Manager
Ayumi Sugiyama — Director, Cultural Projects
Rebecca Lorenz — Senior Associate, Virtual Design and Construction
One to One
Ben Koren — Managing Director
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!