MSD Alumni Survey Series - Dylan Brady lecture

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B117 Theatre, Melbourne School of Design

  • Lecture

Work: In Play

Dylan Brady
Decibel Architecture, (dB(A)) Melbourne

The practice of Architecture is fundamentally journey driven. Perceived destinations like houses and skyscrapers are simply way stations, crescendos of madness and moments of stillness along the continuing path. Architecture is the discussion about place, the drawings for a building, the built product and the outcomes of better place that flows through that form. Architecture is not an end goal, it is not ‘finishable’ and architects are bound to practice until the cannot any longer. Architecture is a process. A cultivated weaving of our cultures and crafts.

In this lecture, Dylan present an interpretive dance session, where he swears and jokes his way through the basics of the above prose and propositions, with a bit more “and then I did’s” alongside pictures…

Decibel Architecture (dB(A)) is led by Dylan Brady, a registered architect throughout Australia and New Zealand. Dylan was the founding director of studio505, and led the company to great international and national success over its 14 year history. Dylan’s experience covers a range of sectors including large scale public, government and community projects through to small scale residential projects and art collaborations. Dylan’s experience and passion for architecture has fused an artistic spirit with a practical technical knowledge. His enthusiasm and capacity for communication creates highly energetic and participatory design propositions that engage with the future and fire our imaginations.

Dylan travels regularly throughout Australia on dB(A) projects from Kakadu National Park down to the Bay of Fires on Tasmania’s east coast. As well as national projects, dB(A) are currently working on a series of significant cultural projects in Hanoi, Vietnam and developing and spreading the aspirations and expertise of dB(A) in sustainable design and cultural architecture through South East Asia. Dylan is extremely passionate about innovation, about fresh thinking and about engaging with sustainability, new materials and new practice in the ongoing challenge to create and enable our shared possible futures. Dylan has presented and lectured throughout Australia and internationally, as part of Design trade Missions, Sustainability Conferences, Trade missions and various high level Government and Business functions.