Rory Hyde Projects
Design and Curatorial

Rory Hyde studied architecture at RMIT in Melbourne, and has worked in various practices in Australia and abroad, including ARM, BKK, and MVRDV. The projects featured here are a combination of invited commissions, self-initiated projects and collaborations with other artists and architects.

All of This Belongs to You
V&A, London, 2015

An exhibition comprising installations, objects, and displays distributed throughout the V&A to coincide with the 2015 general election. 

Including installations by Jorge Otero-Pailos, muf, James Bridle and Natalie Jeremijenko plus digital works by Kyle Macdonald and Femke Herregraven.

Curated by Rory Hyde, Corinna Gardner and Kieran Long with Kristian Volsing.

Press: New York Times, Financial Times, Arch Daily, On Office, Guardian


Ways To Be Public
V&A, London, 2015

This exhibition presented examples of contemporary architecture and urbanism that rethink the role of public space. It illustrated how architects are using new tools, tactics and ideas to forge publics in a variety of ways, from a flag binding together individual nations of the EU, to a garden designed to teach school children mathematics.

Including works by Bimal Patel, Buckminster Fuller, Camila Bustamante, Centre for Urban Pedagogy, CERN, David Chipperfield Architects, FAT Architecture, Forensic Architecture, Henrietta Williams, Iwan Baan, Joseph Bazalgette, Matilde Cassani, Metahaven, Mies van der Rohe, OMA/AMO, Samyn & Partners, Studio Folder, and Trevor Paglen.


Civic Objects
V&A, London, 2015


This display highlights 40 objects of publicness from the spaces across the V&A. From a security bollard used in the 2012 Olympics, to an example of the first street light, these objects illustrate how design shapes public life.

Curated by Rory Hyde, Corinna Gardner, Kieran Long and Kristian Volsing.

Bin Dome
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013


Temporary installation of a geodesic dome at the National Gallery of Victoria for the Melbourne Now exhibition. Designed as a social space for events, meeting up with friends, and shelter from the summer sun, the Bin Dome draws upon Melbourne’s history of experimental architecture and utopian thinking to create a generous public space within the gallery. It is constructed out of 1,000 Ikea rubbish bins.

Thanks to Amy Silver, Ed Hyde, Toby Pond, Vaughan Howard, Eugene Howard, Darcy Zelenko, Dharman Gersch, Ziga Testen, Darragh O’Brien, Aiman Ahmad, Tim Black, Jon Anderson, Vicbeam, Kevin O'Connor, Paul Beale, Jess Perry, Nicole Montiero, Don Heron, Mark Patulo, Adam Graf, Max Delany and Tony Ellwood.

Media: Sydney Morning Herald, Architecture Australia, ABC, BroadsheetBin Dome Dance Party

New Order
Mediamatic, Amsterdam, 2012


The energy crisis has been solved, and the climate crisis is a non-issue. The world looks very different to ours, and yet seems normal to those who live in it. In this post carbon world, energy is understood not as merely electrical power but in all its various stages and phases: mineral, organic and cultural. It can be compared to the new and social media of today; as a form of currency.


New Order will explore the implications of energy's new role in our daily lives. How does it influence our interaction with the city, with public and private power structures, with products, art, and other crossing points of energy and social values?

Featuring installations by Liam Young, DUS Architects, Martti Kalliala, Sascha Pohflepp, Chris Lee, Femke Herregraven, Rory Hyde and Katja Novitskova.

Curated by Rory Hyde and Katja Novitskova


Architecture on the Air
Venice Architecture Biennale, 2012


For the 2012 Venice Biennale we broadcast live radio throughout the opening week, as a performance of our weekly programme The Architects. We constructed a mobile radio trolley, complete with mics, headsets, mixing desk, transmitter and aerial – all running off-grid on a car battery – and broadcast continuously during the opening week of the exhibition.

Created by Stuart Harrison, Simon Knott, Christine Phillips and Rory Hyde.


Bucky Bar
Rotterdam, 2010



Buckminster Fuller showed us how minimal energy domes could open a way to a more environmentally sustainable future, could an umbrella dome lead the way to a more socially sustainable future?

The Bucky Bar is a full-scale model of such a future. A spontaneous public building made from the most common of materials, assembled with the resourcefulness and skill of architects. It shows the power of space for spontaneous gathering, for improvised shelters to host conversations, debates, games or even parties.

Commissioned by the Netherlands Architecture Institute. Created by DUS Architects and Rory Hyde.

Media: YouTube, Dezeen


Susie’s Pavilion
Cape Schanck, 2008

This small garden pavilion is designed to grow up with two young children. Sited near a 1970's beach house on a large property in Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, it features a slide and a staircase/bandstand for family performances facing the house and in view of parents.

Underneath is a small interior used as a playhouse that can be opened up onto a deck underneath the canopy of a huge pine and facing views down the valley. This space can be used for parties when the children are grown.

It is multi-functional both in terms of its use and reading; appearing simultaneously as a sculpture in the landscape and as building.


Pavilion for New Architecture
Monash University Museum of Art, 2007