TERROIR – REINMUTH, BLYTH,BALMFORTH
Date: 06-Mar-2004 – 28-Mar-2004
Location: Contemporary Art Tasmania
SHAREDRENOVATION is presented at the CAST Gallery during the 2004 Tasmanian Young Designers Month.
SHAREDRENOVATION is a collaborative project between an architectural firm Terroir (Reinmuth, Blyth and Balmforth) and furniture designer Simon Ancher and artist Jessica Ball. Together they explore the built form of the pre-fabricated shed, unpacking its basic elements to offer up an alternative series of structures that raise questions about pre-packaged ‘off the shelf’ design and contemporary urban and suburban architecture.
The shed has a special place in Australian culture. It is significant as a readily accessible destination for retreat and reflection, imagination and invention. The shed is a space for private thinking; a place out-back-of everyday worries, a space beyond the world.
In the past, the built form of the shed was as individual, as idiosyncratic, as the life it contained. Today, the shed is most often purchased ‘off the shelf’ and ready to assemble. Designed predominately for cost-effectiveness, it comes delivered to the back yard pre-fabricated, pre-painted and pre-imagined.