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, so we understand the limitations and opportunities in a wide range of industrial and advance manufacturing processes. This feeds into our 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. The call for projects is now open, click here for more detail.

 

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.

 

 Selected Projects

Zinc Houses 

Re-imagining Piranesi 

Fibourous Space Pavilion

Architectural Research Lab 

Gunyama Park and Aquatic center

Oculus Lakeside Pavilion

Periscope Circle

House #26 gained planning permit

Suncheon Art Platform, South Korea

textile cafe

Textile Cafe

Wakeford Hall

2nd Skin Research @ UoM

House #05 under construction

Searching for Gold

Machining Aesthetics Exhibition

Robotic and Fabrication research at UoM

Eco-world showsuit