Urban Tactility for Open House Melbourne by David Roper

The perennially popular Open House Melbourne returns for its 12th year with 73 new sites across the central city and suburban Melbourne.

In 2019, Open House Melbourne will focus on accessibility and inclusivity through its keynote exhibition Urban Tactility, an installation by OoPLA Architects and Cushman and Wakefield designed to encourage people to think about how people with disabilities and vision impairment navigate the city.

Supa Dupa Industries were commissioned by OoPla Architects and Open House Melbourne to advise and install the Urban Tactility artwork in the Immigration Museums beautiful tiered courtyard. The challenge was how to quickly apply 3700 tactile indicators semi-permanently on 5 different surfaces and remove in 3 weeks without a trace.

In the weeks prior we did many adhesive tests and eventually found a transparent sealant polymer that would bond to the different surfaces and most important would easily come off and not leach or leave any marks when removed. We then CNC’d a variety of templates for ease of install and crossed our fingers for a few dry Melbourne winter days. Happy to say it all worked out.


Great Ocean Road 100 Year Celebrations by David Roper

Very happy to have started work building 5 shipping container cinema’s and 10 park benches we designed to be installed along The Great Ocean Road. The project is a major part of the upcoming 100 year celebrations marking the beginning of construction of the iconic track & will showcase the film The Story of The Road.

Hats off to Belinda Collins and The Social Crew for wrangling a squllion stakeholders and getting the project over the line.


ArchiTeam 2017 Awards by David Roper

Joel made some trophies
It took him 4 days
They were popular
Understandably very popular


photo Tatjana Plitt

Melbourne Knowledge Week Hub Up Until May 13 by David Roper

After 3 months of planning it came down to an 18 hour instal and happy to say all went to plan  - other than the scissor lifts arriving very late and one blowing up! 

Great crew to work with at Grimshaw, City of Melbourne, Arup, Swinburne & The Meat Market

Shame its only up for one week!

Some beautiful photos are included in the article / link below