Meet Annabel Lahz
As the launch of Ligature Journal Issue One looms closer, we are excited to introduce one of our final contributors — Annabel Lahz, director of lahznimmo architects. Annabel is a highly respected architect with an impressive body of work across a full range of domestic, public and institutional architecture. She is known for her ideas based approach to architecture and developing strong design concepts.
Annabel has a particular interest in creating public and community spaces. She believes that architecture is a tactile as well as visual medium that enhances the daily lives of their users. We are lucky that Annabel was prepared to take some time out of her busy practice to talk to Ligature Journal about one of lahznimmo’s early projects — the amenities block at Centennial Park, Sydney.
The project received the Australian Institute of Architects Public Architecture Award in 2006 for its exciting (and inviting) reimagining of what a public toilet could, and should, be. Ten years on, Annabel reflects on the meaning and influence of what was a defining project, not only for her and her partner, but for the use of public urban spaces in Australia.