LLDS is the architectural & design arm of Power to Make. We are a unique architectural practice that extends our design capacity through digital fabrication. Our design studio and fabrication workshop coexist in the same building, which means we can design and prototype before committing to the possibility of ideas. Making is our way to communicate with our clients, collaborators and consultants.
We operate on the scale of the city, building, interior and furniture; designing holistic and integrated solutions to a set of problems which are not always obvious. We work with our clients to define the problem and present innovative solutions that come from a deep understanding of the fabrication process.
Through smart computational design and CNC technology, we can gain more control in the design and fabricated of our projects. This, in turn, provides our client with cost certainty and added value, dealing with buildability issues during the design process. We operate our own CNC machinery and robotic arm, so we understand the limitations and opportunities in a wide range of industrial and advance manufacturing processes. This feeds into our design to generate a workflow that allows us to oscillate between ideas and fabrication; where we can, we aim for a direct design to production workflow.
Selected Projects / News
Future Prototyping exhibition at Melbourne School of Design as part of the Melbourne Design Week 2020 is now open. The exhibition surveys the current status of making and how we use prototypes to innovate design for society - click here for more detail. Exhibition curated by Dr Paul Loh, Mond Qu and David Leggett (LLDS). An all day symposium will take placed on the 18th March.
LLDS has recently completed a research project with University of Melbourne titled, Parametric Adjustable Mould. The technology is adopted by a new spin-off company, Curvecrete. The technology developed at the University of Melbourne is invented by the two partners of LLDS: Paul Loh, and David Leggett.
House #05 under construction. The project recently accepted for publication at the Fabricate 2020 Conference at UCL, London.
House #26 _ under Construction
House #13 completed in 2018
Textile Cafe, 2017
Eco-world showsuit, 2017
Re-Imaging Imaginary Prisons is a VR project conducted in collaboration with UDMK. The project was exhibited at the NGV Triennial 2017 and shortlisted for the Arte Laguna Prize in Venice.
Wakeford Hall, First Prize Open Competition, 2016