OFFICE of CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY and ARCHITECTURE [OCTA]
The OFFICE of CULTURE, TECHNOLOGY and ARCHITECTURE (OCTA) is a non-traditional architectural practice. To date, OCTA’s work consists of domestic projects, office interiors, public art, furniture, installations and exhibitions. An ongoing focus of OCTA’s work is the relationship architecture has to society and contemporary life. Parallel to built projects, OCTA engages in teaching and research, pursuits which form an important foundation to OCTA’s approach to architecture. OCTA regards sustainability as a paradigm that has far-reaching consequences, beyond the invention of new technologies and materials. Their work sees the artifacts of architecture and design as inherently temporary whilst also active in their capacity to support change and engender new possibilities for human behavior and relations. OCTA was a finalist in the 2023 NGV architecture commission after it was invited to participate among nine other emerging Australian architecture practices.