The Space Has Been Created For Something To Happen

Collaboration with artist Esther Stewart, exhibited at the Lyon Housemuseum 2018/2019
I worked with Esther Stewart to create a 1:7.5 model of her house that could be literally split in two, entered and inspected from eye height. In this role as artist assistant I measured up the house, created a 1:1 model using the 3d software Rhinoceros, scaled the house and then used the digital model to design the lasercut pieces we used to construct the model.  The house itself is constructed from MDF and sits seamlessly on a perspex box, which is mounted on steel tables so that the viewports through the house sit at eye level. I also designed and drew the shop drawings for the purpose-built steel tables, made so that the legs could be removed and stored inside the tables for when the piece is taken down and stored at the gallery.


I acknowledge the traditional owners of the unceded land on which I work and live — the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. I pay my respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

Emma Lipschitz is a designer, drafter and maker who has been working professionally in architecture and design for over seven years. She has worked in Naarm/Melbourne and Mexico with firms such as Kennedy Nolan, Javier Sánchez Arquitectos and Comunal Taller.  She graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Master of Architecture (Hons).

Scale Models   •   Concept Models   •   Image Making
Construction Drawings   •   Digital 3d Modelling
Drafting   •   Object Design   •   Design Development
Analogue Photography   •   Architectural Detailing