Tobias Horrocks is an architect, founder of sustainable design and architecture practice Fold Theory. Specialising in cardboard and utilising digital design and fabrication, Fold Theory aims to push the limits of cardboard engineering to realise forms and structures previously unimaginable.

Fold Theory has completed artistic, commercial and architectural projects around Australia and internationally. Clients include Adobe, NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE), the City of Ulm (Germany), the City of Melbourne, Melbourne Zoo, the University of Queensland Art Museum, the Immigration Museum (Victoria), Melbourne Museum and Sustainability Victoria.

Tobias’ professional architectural experience includes 10 years with John Wardle Architects where he worked on a diverse range of project types from domestic joinery to large-scale urban projects. Tobias has collected awards for design ingenuity, product sustainability and minimising manufacturing waste.

Tobias Horrocks

cardboard architect

His Melbourne Art Book Fair design for the National Gallery of Victoria won a 2015 Premier’s Design Award. In the same year he travelled to Europe on a VESKI Victoria Fellowship to investigate cardboard design practices and computer modelling techniques to advance sustainability in architecture.

He is an occasional lecturer and tutor at various university architecture and design departments across New South Wales and Victoria. He also regularly publishes reviews of buildings and interiors in architecture magazines and design journals.

Tobias graduated in Architecture at the University of Melbourne in 1999 with first class honours. His graduating thesis was an exploration into the potential of computer-aided design. He has been a registered architect since 2005.

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