STUDIO TROBEC presents a speculative project that re-imagines our busy and polluted roads after our need for cars has significantly decreased (some statistics state that with automated vehicles we will need only 5% of our existing cars, which will free vast amounts of space for new things to happen). Roads could become vibrant public spaces. […]

Photographer Alisha Gore (https://www.alishagore.com) visited our studio for a morning to capture how we work. Pictured: Vesna Trobec and Stephanie Gotis-Graham.   NOTE: This is actually Stephanie’s model, not mine.

Pictured above is an image from the early Concept Design stage as the two design firms collaborate to re-think the existing interior spaces of a terrace house in Paddington. More updates on the design process coming soon.

The designs explore the atmospheric power of light and darkness, borrowed space, layers of privacy, and materiality, to create two textured urban dwellings in Newtown. A challenge was to improve upon the conventional terrace house type and to work within two very narrow and long sites. Below is a (very tiny) preview into the often […]

We will publish images of the process here as we explore the spatial potential of the Sydney terrace house. Contributors to this process are Russell Rodrigo, Min W Dark, and Vesna Trobec.

The photographer Alisha Gore is working on a creative artist series of photographs with people who have inspired her. She uses photography to tell a story about her subject’s creative (in this case architecture) practice. In her collaboration with Vesna Trobec she is focusing on Vesna’s use of layering,  depth, and tone, in order to create rich […]

Elizabeth Farrelly (architecture critic, columnist, author) wrote a compelling article in today’s Sydney Morning Herald on the Tiny House Movement, quoting “the enchanting tataMI house” for “nomadic and mobile futures” designed by Chris L Smith, Min W Dark, Langzi Chiu, and Vesna Trobec (STUDIO TROBEC). With the high cost of housing in Sydney and the tremendous capacity […]

RAWArchitects were invited to submit a scheme for Zetland, which Vesna was on the team to help develop. It is a housing project that proposes new configurations of collective space in the heart of the changing suburb. The project will make a contribution to the character and vitality of this urban renewal area and provide Sydney with much needed housing stock close to areas of […]

TROBEC – CHIU is the practice of recent graduates Vesna Trobec and Langzi Chiu. Born in Slovenia and Hong Kong respectively, the two combine their distinct cultural lenses to explore alternative forms of habitation. Their time is split between teaching commitments and the shared space they occupy in a soon-to be demolished 1960s George Street […]

Albert Quizon from CHROFI and Ksenia Totoeva from Lahznimmo interviewed Vesna Trobec and Langzi Chiu as one of three young practices recently formed in Sydney. The other two were Tomahawk Archer Breakspear and Aileen Sage. It focuses on the theme of creative collaborations and spaces. The interview will be published in January 2014. Photograph by […]

TROBEC – CHIU team up with artist and curator Bronia Iwanczak for a new public art proposal (following the success of our submission in 2011 to the City of Sydney). The artwork uses humour and personalised social engagements to target ageism within public life in Sydney city. Bronia Iwanczak is a visual artist whose mixed […]

TROBEC-CHIU were approached by artist Julia Landrey to help her realise a concept. As a public performance platform and a play object for public use, Batty is a sculpture, a stage, and a piece of equipment for play. Julia Landrey is an artist working in performance, installation and writing.

A project designed for Town Hall Square, Sydney. A collaboration between TROBEC – CHIU and artists Sarah Goffman & Bronia Iwanczak. We were selected as last-tier finalists by the City of Sydney and commissioned to develop the design. “Imagine arriving at Sydney Square and finding it scattered with oversized sculptural islands of found and collected […]