Selected as one of five designers to be involved in the ‘2017 Cubby House Challenge’ – we took part in this annual event to raise funds for Kids Under Cover’s homelessness prevention programs.
We teamed up with the Architectural Robotics Lab within the School of Architecture and Design at RMIT University, and creative partners Upstream Studio and Aurecon to design and fabricate a small innovative and unique piece of public architecture.
Our design, the Kooky Cubby, explores big innovation on a small scale combining leading digital production technology and play theory. The result was an organic form that engaged the senses, inspired imaginative play and piqued the interest of children and adults alike.
Displayed at the 2017 Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Kooky Cubby won the ‘Best Architectural Cubby’ award and sold for $20,000, contributing to a record fundraising effort for Kids Under Cover.
The Cubby House Challenge raises funds for Kids Under Cover’s work and educates the public on the importance of keeping at-risk youth connected to their families, communities education.
Photography: Rhiannon Slatter Photography