The Atelier at Night is a scene from Atelier Red + Black’s studio. It begins with the practice bookshelf stacked with architectural books. This is a reference to the education and deep understanding of the process of making architecture that is required of an architect before pen is even put to paper.
As the office is revealed, the reiterative nature of design is emphasised by the tools of making. Artwork of the city skyline (crafted by the architects) is a reminder of the greater context in which architecture sits. The film ends with the architect in the act of making.
Atelier Red + Black is a small architecture practice with big ideas. Led by directors Michael Smith and Sonia Sarangi, the Melbourne based practice strongly believes that Architecture is for everyone.
Michael studied at Deakin University and is a registered Architect in Victoria with over 7 years industry experience. He is heavily engaged in the architecture community and writes the Red and Black Architect blog.
Sonia has over 10 years of industry experience, spanning across international and local architectural offices. Prior to co-founding Atelier Red + Black, Sonia gained experience in a diverse portfolio of projects in Singapore & Melbourne.