Qld Architecture Week

Queensland celebrates World Architecture Day (7 October 2013) with a week-long program (7–13 October) of events, parties, exhibitions and talks, culminating in the Brisbane Open House Weekend. There are lots of things to do and take part in – here’s a snapshot. For information and booking details, or to see the full program, go to the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter website.

Brisbane Open House Art in Design exhibition

Art in Design: Artwork by Peter Roy.

Art in Design: Artwork by Peter Roy.

4 & 8–12 October. The inaugural Brisbane Open House Art in Design exhibition offers a rare insight into the artistic skills of eleven leading Queensland design professionals, who also maintain a fine arts practice. The exhibition includes new or rarely seen architectural drawings and paintings by architects Rex Addison, Andrew Bock, Zeglar Fergus, Peter Roy, Shane Thompson and Szczepan Urbanowicz; landscape architects Mark Fuller, Alastair Leighton, Amalie Wright and Catherin Bull; and Chris Battersby of Woollam Constructions. The exhibition will be launched at an invitation-only event on 3 October at the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter, South Brisbane.

Brisbane Open House: Advanced Engineering Building at UQ by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell in joint venture.

Brisbane Open House: Advanced Engineering Building at UQ by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell in joint venture.

Image: Peter Bennetts

Revealing Architecture: The clients’ exposé panel discussion

Monday 7 October, 5:30–7:30 pm. A panel discussion at UQ’s Advanced Engineering Building, with audience Q&A, about the role of architecture in achieving clients’ (not architects’) goals. Panellists include Dr Catherin Bull, Renaye Peters, Professor Graham Schaffer, Steven Wilson, with Janne Ryan as MC.

Architecture Book Week

7–13 October. Immerse yourself in the extensive collection of architecture and design books in Asia Pacific Design Library at the State Library of Queensland.

Not For Sale: architects@home: Grandstand House by Push.

Not For Sale: architects@home: Grandstand House by Push.

Image: Russell Shakespeare

Not For Sale – architects@home

Monday 7 October. A handful of architects’ own homes and architect-designed homes will be open for a one-hour inspection with the architects on hand to explain the design and answer questions.

World Architecture Day Gold Coast Boat Cruise & Cocktail Dinner

Thursday 10 October. A two-hour cruise taking in the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct, old Coast Canal homes, Marina Mirage, Palazzo Versace and the new Southport PDA & Light Rail River Crossing. Dress as your favourite famous architect or landmark.

Head 2 Head 2 Head

Thursday 10 October. Academics and students from three Queensland architecture schools – UQ, QUT and Griffith University – go head to head in critique panels at the State Library of Queensland. Students will present their work for critique by the panel, which includes: Professor Sandra Kaji-O’Grady (UQ), Elizabeth Watson-Brown (Architectus), Ingrid Richards (Richards & Spence) and Shane Thompson (Australian Institute of Architects Qld Chapter president). Master of ceremonies for this lively event is Professor Paul Sanders, head of School of Design at QUT.

Brisbane Open House 2013

12–13 October. Brisbane Open House celebrates the wealth of architecture, engineering and history in contempory and historic buildings and precincts in and around the Brisbane CBD, with free guided and self-guided tours.

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