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Studio Rain is a Sydney-based collective working at the intersection of art and architecture. The team create temporary installations, architectural pavilions and sculptural works that encourage more profound connections with the self, with others and with nature.

As a collective, they have established a collaborative practice based on the principles of ‘soft architecture’, where they work with artisan methods and focus on self-built, anti-monumental and poetic structures. 

The collective’s most recent work ‘Atmosphere: A Revival’ was exhibited as an installation for Melbourne Design Week 2020, and was longlisted in the 2020 Dezeen Awards, in the 'Small Architecture' category. An off-grid sauna, the work was a temporary re-activation of an iconic swimming destination in Melbourne from the 1920s-1960s. The work sought to promote individual and social wellbeing through the revival of bathing culture along the Yarra River. 

Team Members

Alice Nivison 

Alice’s background in architecture and art inform her highly creative and imaginative approach. She is director of design and build company Fresh Prince, and has worked for art organisations such as Cave Urban and Kaldor Public Art Projects.

Angus Wirth

Architectural designer Angus’ experience spans across both architecture and construction industries. He has a distinct style and attention to detail, founded on a deep understanding of craftsmanship and respect for materiality.

Rachel Mackay

Rachel is a multidisciplinary artist and designer who works across film, installation and visual art. With a practice that is both independent and collaborative, her work merges spatial, sculptural and image-making techniques.

Richie Northcott

Richie is founding director of design and build company Fresh Prince. His love of plants and timber inspire Fresh Prince’s biophilic vision. Richie has worked across agro-forestry, sustainable start-ups and carpentry in Australia, Kenya and the United Kingdom.



If you would like to enquire about a project, commission or collaboration, we would love to hear from you.

2020 / Atmosphere: A Revival / Melbourne Design Week, NGV

2019 / Atmosphere: A Future Design Experiment / Melbourne Design Week, NGV

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