Friday, October 30, 2009



LAVA has designed the VIP and Sponsor Hospitality Village for the Qatar Tennis Tournaments in association with DESIGNSPORT. Implementation by DESIGNSPORT/THELOOKCOMPANY.

> Sony Ericsson Championships Women's Tennis Tournament

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

LAVA and adam and eve

"I am working in my grass green office between lava lamps and coffeeshops in surry hills. Behind me is LAVA design for the Michael Schumacher Tower, Abu Dhabi UAE"

Sunday, October 18, 2009

LAVA in Perth


this must be the nicest review we have ever had for a talk...:


"Happy Architecture Week Perth-ites. I just got back from the Institute’s Chris Bosse (LAVA) talk – absolutely brilliant! He was so so so good, a real inspiration. I really wish they had have made the tickets cheaper – i reckon you could have easily got quite a few hundred young architects, students and other interested people to come along – and they would not be disappointed. Its great that Perth managed to get such an awesome talent to come over here, even if he is just here for a few days. I really enjoyed hearing the way LAVA explore the concepts of space, functionality, beauty, structure and atmosphere as being essential ingredients to all their design explorations.

LAVA get a lot of their inspiration from nature and use computer modelling and calculation tools quite extensively to work through different options as solutions are investigated. Chris went through the design of the Beijing Olympic Water Cube Project. Quite amazing, the 6 000 bubbles are made up of 22 000 individually sized and individually load-calculated steel members. And there are so many integrated environmental principles, like the insulated but openable walls and ceilings, and great amounts of natural light, and its also a very functional building for the swimming competition users.

And that was just the first half hour…i could go on about them all night. If you ever get a chance to listen to any of the LAVA crew talk about their work please go, they are great!

Oh and anyone who hasn’t checked out their Masdar City Centre proposal – check it out, its beautiful!"

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

LAVA wins the 2009 Environmental Award at the Cityscape Awards Ceremony

We are pleased to announce that LAVA won the 2009 Environmental Award at the Cityscape Awards Ceremony last night, for the MASDAR MHCC project.

The project was up against strong competition, with District 49 in Dubai by Klingmann Architects, and Sime Darby Idea House in Malaysia by Broadway Malyan. The award was for any project entered in any category that the judges felt exemplified stronger ideas regarding environmental awareness and architectural integrity.

Gary Power accepted the award on LAVA’s behalf, and in his acceptance speech he acknowledged the great contribution of the team, specifically Arup, Transsolar and Edaw.

Please see attached photos of the certificate and statuette,

Congratulations to LAVA and the whole team.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

MSWCT on eco asia

LAVAs design for the first Michael schumacher world championship tower, also known as the snowflake tower, due to its inherent geometry based on snowflakes, keeps attracting publicity.

Launched at the 2008 Cityscape exhibition in Dubai in the presence of the formula one legend himself, the project has gained international recognition , with currently 39000 webhits for lava +mswct and publications, lectures and exhibtitions on the worldstage.
Most recently LAVA`s unique design was featured on Etihad magazine, Qantas magazine, Australian financial Review, Sydney morning herald and was the centrepiece of Prof Tobias Wallissers Lecture about "Paramatric cathedrals of the future" in Berlin Zurich London and Bologna.

LAVA at emerging architects exhibition sydney

Thursday, October 1, 2009

LAVA nominated for contractworld.award 2010.

photography: David Simmonds

LAVA nominated for contractworld.award 2010.

623 projects from architects and interior designers from 34 countries were considered in four categories in the Deutsche Messe AG’s contractworld.award for 2010. LAVA was shortlisted in the “New Generation” with its Sherman Bibliotheca a stunning architectural installation for displaying catalogues and other publications commissioned for the first anniversary of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation (SCAF) in Sydney. LAVA will present the project on 18th January 2010 at the contractworld, at the Exhibition Centre, Hannover.