What will happen to our roads when reliance on cars starts dropping away? We spoke with 100’s of Sydney-siders to tap into our collective imagination. Here is what they told us. The collective imagination island: Local farmers, artisan and garage-sale markets. Music in the streets. Public rock climbing gyms. Petting zoos. Urban farming. Public baths. […]
Vesna Trobec collaborated with Architecture Professor Chris L. Smith to create a drawing that would accompany his essay. Both will be exhibited alongside the other at an exhibition titled: ‘Great War Island: Desert Fictions’. The project Great War Island: Desert Fictions addresses architectural and urban phenomena in the context of research and modes of writing. […]
A group of French & Australian scholars, architects and artists put together an exhibition, ‘Shifting, drifting, dribbling’, as part of Sydney Design Week. The shared interest was in the intersection between Art, Cinema, and Architecture. Drawings, films, photographs, and texts were created that explored ‘architecture in film’ or ‘architecture of film’. Those involved included, Chris L […]
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.
Vesna Trobec is teaching drawing for the City of Sydney at the Kings Cross Library and the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre in Woolloomooloo. Sign up for free introductory classes (below) or the affordable short courses (details will be available soon). Drawing with Charcoal @ the Kings Cross Library (click to book for free – bookings required) […]
Vesna Trobec was both a participant and invited guest critic at Gold Medal Architect Peter Wilson’s drawing workshop on the character (and then abstraction) of Australian trees. He visited Australia from his home in Germany to run a national lecture series. These are some process drawings from the workshop.
Vesna Trobec has been asked to teach drawing with graphite for Juanita Nielson Community Centre in Woolloomooloo & Kings Cross. Graphite will be explored as a tool that has power to engage a person with objects, people, mood, atmosphere and ideas. Drawing is one of the understated and powerful tools used by architects; one can […]
Vesna Trobec spent 3 weeks in Slovenija drawing and exploring vernacular architecture and urban & village planning. She also visited the Architecture Faculty at the University of Ljubljana to begin arrangements for an Australia-Slovenia design & research studio that she will run in 2015 taught together with Brit Andresen, which will focus on the city’s […]
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 […]
As university students, Vesna Trobec and Langzi Chiu decided to work together on their graduation project, Conversations with Middle Head. The project was nominated for the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Design Medal and exhibited around Sydney at various galleries. This project marks the beginning of Langzi’s and Vesna’s professional partnership as well as outlines […]