Vesna Trobec collaborated with Min W Dark, Langzi Chiu, and Chris L Smith, on the design of the Super Mini House. Their project was selected as an international finalist from amongst 100’s of entries. when folded tataMi house is a home for nomadic and mobile futures. tataMi house is towed by a tata ‘nano’ car to whatever available […]
This is a removable structure that is inserted into a rarely-used balcony to create a child friendly urban space in Newtown. It is designed to create a variety of seating, interaction and play options for a father and his son. New games can be invented. The sand-pit can be converted to another flower bed when […]
Winner of a World Community Architecture Award. Vesna Trobec helped to master-plan, design, and build, a series of buildings at a new in-land village that had moved from a previous location due to frequent flooding. Together with a team she designed and constructed an aid post, a maternity house, a community training hall, a public laundry, ventilated pit […]
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 are designing an extension to a Pettit + Sevitt architecturally designed project home conceived of by Ken Woolley AM (who, by the way, critiqued Vesna Trobec’s work when she was a Masters student at Sydney University). When an architect designs modifications to another architects work, it takes place like a conversation. In this case, it is a non […]
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 new roof will improve the existing home by bringing in healthier light and air-flow, re-working spatial hierarchies to improve them, and by extending the living spaces upwards for a growing family. These models are some very early experiments by Michelle.
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 […]
What is the minimal intervention that will create the biggest change to how an office works? STUDIO TROBEC have been commissioned to come up with strategies that re-think how the community organisation will work as it grows and inhabits various council-owned buildings. Their mission is to “pursue our vision of a fair society based upon […]
STUDIO TROBEC have been commissioned to extend the existing house down-wards opening up new possibilities for how the family could interact with each other and the contoured gardens of their property. Images from the process (Sketch Design):
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 […]
At the back of a property in Balmain the owners have decided to get better use out of their property by adapting it to the current and future needs of their family. The existing carport will be demolished and replaced with a small live-in studio, workshop and new enclosed car space. The brief is to maintain […]
Vesna was invited by the Powerhouse Museum as one of 10 Sydney designers to Hack the Collection. This program showcases 10 objects from the Powerhouse Museum collection that have been 3D scanned and made available to 10 different designers to reinterpret and create new works. Vesna was tasked to reinterpret a male hospital bed-pan/urinal. She used […]
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 have designed a new “house” for the Prime Minister of Australia. The form of the headland is preserved so that the rich experience of walking along its main ridge-line is not diminished; there is not a manicured green but the natural plateau lends itself as the space for outdoor functions while remaining versatile […]
The brief was to replace an existing deck that had been destroyed by the growth of a tree at a preschool in Botany. The Spiral allows the tree space to continue growing as well as provides new possibilities for children to play around and interact with the tree. It is a place for new games […]