Thursday, March 1, 2012

Get In Line- Mcbride Charles Ryan

Last night, after brewing a pot of tea, Dave and I snuggled in to watch 'Artscape' on iview. We were introduced to Rob Mcbride and Debbie Ryan, an architect duo from Melbourne who work tirelessly to bring colour and life into buildings. The vivid hues they use and expressive application of form (not to mention Debbie's religious wearing of fuchsia lipstick) won me over within minutes. These two are partners in both work and life, they have made a family together and a thriving business. Their designs are unexpected and exciting, they even designed a residential extension that looks like a cloud- but you'll have to watch the doco to see that!

Penleigh and Essendon-Grammar-School

Charles McBride Ryan's Dome House in suburban Hawthorn.

You can visit their website here to learn more about the firm. Or go here to read about other inspiring artists, they are not all as poorly written as this one, promise!

also, thanks so much to those of you who voted for The Beetle Shack over at Apartment Therapy, it means a lot to me. 


  1. I"m proud to say that my husband is in charge of building their new amazing apartment tower in Docklands .. what an lively and colourful project and he's really excited about it too!

  2. I have GOT to wear more fuschia lipstick! How funky are these buildings. Wish I was creative :)

  3. That was some great viewing! Amazing talent and foresight to get those projects looking the way they do. Oh, and they've got a HOT son ;) Haha!


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