The Steendyk Architects, design disciplines with experiments in laser-cut steel designed by Steendyk Architects is located in Brisbane, Australia. Steendyk is a Brisbane-based design studio that synergises and engages a mixture of design disciplines, including architecture, interior and exhibition design, landscape, planning and urban design, and product design. The practice is interested in transcending architecture as a discipline by resolving projects from an interdisciplinary design perspective.
Steendyk is also concerned with the investigation of process and materiality, which has resulted in a number of explorations. Perforated screens for the ‘treehouse’ and Beal residences use a diversity of apertures for sun control, responding to orientation, while a similar idea has been utilized for the Anise lamp. From laser-cut coreten steel, to laser-cut ply and acid-etched brass, each project has presented one idea. The refinement of this singular idea has successfully addressed questions of sustainability, quality and commercial viability.