2016 – Gold Coast Open House (Nov)


Join us at the movies!

In partnership with the Abedian School of Architecture at Bond University for Gold Coast Open House, we are screening design films that seeks to inform and inspire about architecture and cities.

The event includes a double-feature of

  1. Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island (2015, 54mins)- QLD PREMIERE
    SCREENING 12noon
    This is a film about how architecture can empower communities, inspire change and celebrate a sense of place. It follows the making of the remarkable Fogo Island Inn with architect Todd Saunders and the Shorefast Foundation. This hotel empowers the community and transforms a tiny fishing village into a new boutique

    geo-tourism destination.

  2. John Gollings: Eye for Architecture (2009, 52mins)

    This film journeys into the world of cutting-edge architecture in Australia and Asia through the lens of renowned architectural photographer John Gollings.

 Saturday, 5th November 2016
Venue: Abedian School of Architecture
Building 3B,  Bond University, 14 University Drive, Varsity Lakes
Time: 12noon and 1pm
Tickets: Free.  No bookings required.

Stay for one or both films.

With special thanks to Brisbane Open House (Rescheduled screening from 30 Sept)


Strange and Familiar: Architecture on Fogo Island

This is a film about how architecture can empower communities, inspire change and celebrate a sense of place. Fogo Island is a beautiful  small remote community off the coast of Newfoundland in Canada.  Social entrepreneur, Zita Cobb,  with local workers, artists and architect Todd Saunders, come together to envision, design and build strikingly original architecture and a project that becomes a catalyst for social change and re-brands Fogo Island as a geo-tourism destination.

The vision of the architectural program is remarkable in its requirement that every aspect of the project pay respect to the cultural traditions that inspire it. Gorgeously photographed over all four seasons the film is a flowing, visual narrative that unfolds over time as the Fogo Island Inn is being constructed.

Eye for Architecture 
Eye For Architecture takes us on a unique journey into the world of cutting edge architecture in Australia and the Asian region through the personal lens of architectural photographer John Gollings. Known as the unofficial curator of Australian architecture, a Gollings photo can turn an ordinary building into art, helping it get published or win an award. We follow Gollings on a journey from the modern city of Melbourne to the rapidly changing Asian region – from it’s ancient cities like Angkor in Cambodia and Hampi in India to the modern face of today’s China. He provides us with an inside view of his personal influences and what it takes to create memorable images.