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.
Andrew Broffman reflects on the AusIndoArch: Tropfix conference, held in Darwin in November 2014.
Herbaceous invaders take over the State Library of Victoria, revealing a hint of the site’s pre-European settlement history.
Charles Anderson wonders if landscape architecture is emerging as a discipline that could decide the fate of our cities.
In the wake of KTA’s Robin Boyd Award, we revisit its near-peerless output of highly considered houses and homes.
Sandra Kaji O’Grady examines the “proverbial elephant in the room”: the impact of children on women’s architecture careers.
The dramatic raw appeal of this concrete house by Indyk Architects is matched by both its location and its collection of art.
Jury declares Stefano Boeri Architetti’s Bosco Verticale a prototype for the cities of tomorrow.
A snapshot of gendered participation in architecture compared with other professions.