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.
The work of Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto explores the space in-between opposing ideas.
Calls to address Sydney’s burgeoning population with big towers and big infrastructure miss the smaller picture.
Provocative ideas were thin on the ground at the 7th International Urban Design Conference.
Nigel Bertram’s book explores the link between urban observations and design research.
A contemporary pared-back garden that elides the distinction between gallery space and domestic living.
Skilful courtyard placement by Kennedy Nolan Architects creates a bright and airy inner-urban home.
A “dark and sexy” new home for longstanding Sydney restaurant Rockpool.
A family beach house by Andrew Simpson Architects and Charles Anderson that is small in scale but packed with ideas.