‘Stories of Home’ exhibition

The ‘Stories of Home’ exhibition was a key component of the 2016 Sydney Architecture Festival which included distinct graphic panels and an informal presentations area within an existing event space. This installation sought to engage the general public through the stories about higher residential density within Sydney and was a result of a collaboration between design professionals and a government statutory body.

The design of the exhibition included display panels, a dais for informal presentations (primarily panel discussions incorporating eclectic furniture) and an 80 person seating area with the capacity to become an informal area for 200 persons standing.

The raw concrete and plywood finishes of the existing gallery was the backdrop for the exhibition. Linking the elements was a conceptual coloured ribbon to define the entry pathway and delineate the more intimate exhibition zone from the larger context. This ribbon was realized as a self-adhesive vinyl strip which included the festival logo and a walkable graphic timeline that highlighted the history of higher density living across Sydney. The panels (as reusable mobile boards) incorporated large imagery of sustainable high density residential solutions while a simple graphic matrix located each case study within Sydney at large.