As a leader of a new generation of Australian architects, Peter Stutchbury has expertly demonstrated an attuned knowledge of construction, the local environment and context. His catalogue of important work, presented chronologically here, shows the architect’s engagement with the landscape, and “observes how his vision of an ideal architecture has set the course for much that should follow.” What’s also captured in this book is the variety of his work, from harbour-side houses in Sydney to the Deepwater Woolshed near Wagga Wagga, with the Archery Pavilion for the Sydney Olympic Games thrown in somewhere in between. It is an exceptional body of work that impresses today but which will inspire tomorrow.
Colin Martin reviews the film High-Rise, based on JG Ballard’s novel about the psychological effects of ‘the tower block’.
Photographer Dianna Wells’s Suburban Geometric series examines landscapes on the rural–urban fringe, revealing abstract geometric forms and traces of human presence.
Melbourne filmmaker Jeremy Beasley has produced a moving feature-length documentary about the tiny house movement.
Sam Crawford reflects on his recent visit to the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale and selects five exhibits that left a lasting impression.
The winners of the 2016 Houses Awards have been announced, with an apartment taking out the top honour.
A town in Melbourne will become the world’s first Tesla suburb with the installation of Tesla Powerwall technology within houses.
Darling Point Apartment by Chenchow Little
ARM Architecture founding director and 2016 joint Gold Medal winner Stephen Ashton has passed away.