What's the Idea?

Planet: Under Construction (PUC) is a giant glowing orb born from the humble orange construction cone. As architects and designers, these ubiquitous objects are part of our everyday landscape, signposting alteration, creation and flux in our built environment.

Using the simple geometry of a sphere, combined with the repetition of the cone, an idea for a sculptural installation - dubbed Planet Under Construction - or PUC - was born.

As we sketched our object, planning for an automatic and interactive lighting display as well as smoke, PUC began to take on a life of its own, developing a character that is fun, playful and instantly recognisable.

Vivid Sydney is the annual music festival of Sydney. The festival offers various lights and music events and also it gives chance to new music composers. It helps people to trademark their Ideas and give them a platform to showcase their talent. During this festival, PUC will be living next to Circular Quay station, within sight of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Take your own photos of PUC and upload them to our facebook page.

 

Meet the Team

Guillermo Fernandez

Guillermo Fernandez is an American who graduated from San Jose State University with a BFA of Interior Design. He has worked in domestic and commercial projects in New York, San Francisco.

Young Lee

Young moved to Australia in 2003 from Korea to study a film making, before switching to interior design. He studied at the University of Technology Sydney.

Penny Craswell

Penny Craswell is a design writer and editor with 10 over years experience working in magazines, including Editor of Artichoke magazine.

Danny Wehbe

Danny Wehbe is an art director and graphic designer with over 10 years' experience working in advertising for clients such as SBS and Hachette.

Amanda Gore

Amanda Gore is a New Zealander who graduated with a Bachelor of Design and Visual Arts from UNITEC in Auckland prior to moving to Australia.

Thomas Hale

Thomas Hale is a registered architect who worked at Zaha Hadid Architects and Candlepas Architects before joining Woods Bagot.

India Collins

India Collins graduated from University of Western Australia with a Masters of Architecture in 2010.

Sophie Bennett

Sophie Bennett recently finished her Bachelor of Architecture at University of New South Wales and before working at Woods Bagot, worked for Geyer.

Mohammed Khaled

Graduated from the Jordan University of Science & Technology with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. Has been part of the global Woods Bagot team for the last 10 years between Dubai & Sydney.