The Space Has Been Created For Something To Happen 1:2

Collaboration with artist Esther Stewart, exhibited at Gertrude Glasshouse 2019
In this project at Gertrude Glasshouse, I used the digital model I’d already created of Esther’s house to scale the house down to a scale of 1:2. Using this model, I devised a system to extract each wall and roof panel in order to create a pattern that Esther could sew together to create a hanging version of the house that fit inside the gallery and viewers could stroll through. As well as creating the pattern, I used the 3d model to accurately calculate how many metres of fabric should be purchased in each colour, which saved money and avoided fabric wastage.


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