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Quality, Control
Jack Cooper and Luka Enstrom-Gibb with Guillermo Fernández-Abascal

Quality, Control examines the relationship between bureaucratic architectural practice and quality in architectural design and construction through the work of the Government Architects Office New South Wales. Conceived at the UTS School of Architecture, the publication repackages the catalogue from the exhibition held at UTS Tower in November 2019. Quality, Control is a curated set of reproduced drawings, physical models, constructed mockups, commissioned photographs and commentaries. The publication also includes texts by Professor Charles Rice, Urtzi Grau and Guillermo Fernández-Abascal, Jack Cooper and Luka Enström-Gibb. These documents are used to reanimate archival records and bring awareness to an at risk portfolio of public architecture; an architecture built by public architects for the public.


Bio Jack Cooper is a casual academic, researcher and Master of Architecture student at the University of Technology Sydney. He currently works in a collaborative capacity over several research and practice based projects including rural housing, community buildings and exhibition design. He is a studio tutor in the undergraduate architecture program at UTS, teaching across design and history studios. Mixing practice and academia, Jack engages in speculation about architecture's future, in response to the needs of the present without forgetting the recent past. His interest in public buildings, from schools to social housing, is explored through both practice and academia. Luka Enström Gibb Luka Enström Gibb is a former student of the University of Technology, Sydney. Currently working on a variety of public and institutional buildings within private practice, driven by a constant appetite for construction quality in a western world with a diminishing desire for durability. Guillermo Fernández-Abascal Guillermo Fernández-Abascal is an architect, lecturer at UTS (University of Technology Sydney), and the co-director of GFA2 (Gabriel and Guillermo Fernández-Abascal Architecture) and GFA (Grau & Fernández-Abascal Architects). Based in Sydney, Australia and Santander, Spain, his collaborative practice operates between internal cultures and being-in-the-world. His recent collection of works destabilises the dichotomy of research versus buildings, and includes diagrams, stories, exhibitions, films, prototypes, housing and public buildings across the globe.

Softcover, First edition of 200, 60p + 12p insert booklet, 297 x 210mm

Title Quality, Control
Authors Jack Cooper and Luka Enstrom-Gibb with Guillermo Fernández-Abascal

Publisher Post-