Young.Hot.Canberra – Supermanouevre

by The Editor


To celebrate the Centenary of Canberra and the launch of the Gallery of Australian Design’s YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA exhibition, The Canberran is featuring local designers who’s work will be displayed at the GAD from Saturday 12 January until Saturday 23 February 2013.

Supermanouevre by Charlie White

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Supermanoeuvre is an international award winning architecture and innovation practice that operates globally out of Sydney and London. The three partners, Iain Maxwell, Dave Pigram and Chris Duffield, each have considerable experience in leading international projects, from cultural and government projects, to large scale urban developments. Both Maxwell and Pigram completed Bachelor of Architecture degrees from the University of Canberra before undertaking postgraduate studies in London and New York respectively. Duffield is a graduate from the Australian National University.

They are dedicated to the realisation of innovative, inspiring and sustainable projects and their work has been featured internationally including at the 2008 and 2010 Beijing Architecture Biennales as well as being one of six practices chosen to represent Australia in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale. Supermanoeuvre are the winners of the 2010 Young Architects Prize, Atlanta; Open Agenda 2010; the 2010 University of Michigan Research Through Making grant; and the Digital Multimedia category of the Powerhouse Museum’s International Lace Award 2010-2011.

The studio is currently working on a winery in Victoria’s Yarra Valley; a silk-worm inspired pavilion with MIT’s Media Lab near Boston; an experimental construction in Zurich; and a revolutionary sustainable lighting system with Australian technology start-up company Organic Response.

In their own words:

We are supermanoeuvre; an international award winning architecture and innovation practice. The practice operates at the overlap of architectural practice and research and leverages its extensive literacy of computation to realise projects across a diverse range of media and scales, from: from robotic fabrication and structural form-finding software; to interactive urban models and technical research papers.


YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. is an exhibition showcasing Canberra’s brightest young design stars featuring the work of Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson, Luke Chiswell, Chris Doyle, Alison Jackson, Megan Jackson, Paul Krix, Cinnamon Lee, Dan Lorrimer & Mitchell Brooks, Tom Skeehan and Supermanoeuvre.

Exhibition runs until 23 February 2013 with Saturday morning artist talks each week at 11am.

For more information visit:
The Gallery of Australian Design
6270 1313
44 Parkes Place