This was my final Honours project for my RMIT Industrial Design degree, completed in 2017.
The Port-Air Pad is a modular, connectable and tessellated bouldering pad design that allows for variable arrangement to suit the terrain and landing space. The ported, air-based impact attenuation system provides 23cm of impact attenuation – twice the thickness of most pads on the market. Lightweight and manoeuvrable, the Port-Air pad is very easy to use, with each individual pad weighing just 500g. But most importantly, the Port-Air Pad compacts down to 1/3rd its size and fits into a lightweight backpack for ultra-portability to allow you to take bouldering further.
In 2017 I participated in the VEIL EcoAcupuncture Leeuwarden 2018 – 2040 project, via a multi-disciplinary studio run through Melbourne Uni as part of my RMIT Industrial Design degree. The project involved a 3 week intensive in The Netherlands, which asked us to look into the future of the city of Leeuwarden and produce visualisations and prototypes of 5 key projects that were to be undertaken during the 2018 Cultural Capital programme. I worked on the Energy Park project, which focussed on making Leeuwarden use more renewable energy through the creation of a solar, wind and hydro based “theme” park designed to promote education and interest in renewable energy. Below are some of the master plans, concepts, visualisations, models and prototypes that I worked on alongside two other team members (one an architect, the other a landscape designer). Most of the 3D visualisation work I did in 3D Studio Max, alongside a lot of post-production work in Photoshop. Click through for a slideshow of the project’s output.
Completed for the Design the Other Way Round research unit with Malte Wagenfeld at RMIT Industrial Design, this is a phenomenological design exploration into bike path lighting in Brunswick, Victoria.
This story and photography was featured in Desktop Magazine, April 2008.
Isolation is the theme of this set, they say. Reminded me of a road trip I took around Australia in 2004. Everyone I met, seen briefly at certain stops along the way, now lives in their own isolated moment, captured only through my camera and my memory. The silence around me on that journey was big enough to cause ongoing agoraphobia. Now I take photos through my keyhole, creeping out at night and other times when the clouds are low enough to block out the sky.