mcleodstudio is a multilayered design practice involved in the development and realisation of art, design and architecture. The studio explores the perceptual and conceptual principles of design through the production of specific collections. Each collection takes a different approach to the design process and expresses a unique narrative of creative production.
The furniture pieces are one-off and limited edition production based designs. They are developed as refined and elegant solutions to material and manufacturing issues while retaining a sense of authenticity in their making and intimacy in their use.
The phenomena works represent a hybrid form of creative practice which positions itself between art and design, object and space and the material and immaterial aspects of the physical world. The works are conceived of as extraordinary and provocative sensorial gestures that set up dynamic phenomenological relationships within the urban environment.
The interactive artworks explore the creation of new sensory relationships between people and place which foster a sense of belonging to the larger community through the built environment. The psychological and social aspects of interaction are coupled with digital tools and protocols that translate human responses to public artworks into sensorial spatial effects.
The pavilions are constructed poems about the essence of architectural form. They embody a synthesis of formal gesture, structural system and spatial condition. In their reduction and refinement they seek to evoke moments of sensory acuity and spatial clarity.
The architectural dwellings are developed as spatial responses to the Australian landscape. They are conceived of as focal points for the natural elements and landforms that define a site. Their design engages in the collection of sun, wind and rain to create responsive, adaptive and beautiful solutions to the issues of building and sustainability.