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 recently completed Zinc Houses, a two dwellings development in Doncaster; read more
Architectural Research Lab
LLDS is supported by ARL and Power to Make to develop new research in digital and robotic manufacturing. Read more>
Eco-world showsuit ceiling
LLDS / Power to Make has recently completed a ceiling for Ecoworld showsuit in Sydney in collaboration with Woods Bagot. See detail on Power to Make website>
Wakeford Hall Competition, AA School Hooke Park, First Prize
LLDS / Power to Make is delighted to be awarded first prize for the Wakeford Hall Design Competition organized by the AA School, UK. Read more>
Fibourous Space Pavilion
Fibrous Space explores the relationship between artificial and natural fibres as a stimulated environment. The design is interested in how the artificial can become nature and vice versa through the embodiment of the two systems. Read more
2nd Skin Research @ UoM
2nd Skin research is moving into the next phase, detail coming soon.
Parametric Adjustable Mould
Our research on parametric adjustable mould has recently been award the Brookfield Multiplex Research Award, read more>
Vision Australia Pop-up Presence
Vision Australia commissioned LLDS to design a series of mobile exhibition stands for their charity fund-raising activities across Australia. The design is a series of shell like structures that can be erected in 15min to act as mobile consultation room, library and marketing zone.
Robotic and Fabrication research at UoM
LLDS has been conducting digital fabrication research at the University of Melbourne, visit our blog site for current research agenda>
Machining Aesthetics Exhibition @ Craft Victoria
LLDS designed an installation for Machining Aesthetics Exhibition at Craft Victoria. Design Team: Paul Loh, David Leggett, Marc Micuta and Richard Maddock
Gunyama Park and Aquatic center
We collaborated with Enlocus landscape architect on this 14 hectares urban development project which includes a urban sport field, an aquatic and fitness centre. Read more>