LLDS is the architectural & design arm of Power to Make. We are an unique architectural practice that extends our design capacity through digital fabrication. Our design studio and fabrication workshop coexists in the same building, which means we can design and prototype before committing to the possibility of ideas. Making is our way to communicate to 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 comes 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 so we understand the limitations and opportunities in a wide range of industrial and manufacturing processes. This feeds into our design process to generate a workflow that allows us to oscillate between design and fabrication; where we can, we aim for a direct design to production workflow.
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.
LLDS is invited to curate a major exhibition at Melbourne School of Design for Melbourne Design Week 2020. The exhibition surveys the current status of making and how we use prototypes to innovate design for society.
Fibourous Space Pavilion
Architectural Research Lab
Gunyama Park and Aquatic center
Oculus Lakeside Pavilion
House #26 gained planning permit
Suncheon Art Platform, South Korea
2nd Skin Research @ UoM
House #05 under construction
Searching for Gold
Machining Aesthetics Exhibition
Robotic and Fabrication research at UoM