Architecture Australia, March 1996

Architecture Australia, March 1996

Architecture Australia

Provocative, informative and engaging discussion of the best built works and the issues and events that matter.


Archive | 1 Mar 1996


The dictionary defines art as “human creative skill or its application” and “work showing this”, and architecture as “the design and construction of buildings”, “the …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996

Learning from Luna Park

Understanding CyberspaceAbove and top: scenes from Sydney’s Luna Park; photos by Toni Brown.Review Michael OstwaldRules of architecture and space are shattered in cyberspace, as Michael …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


Fatal Flaw in New Urbanism I read with a mixed sense of horror and amusement the article on the revival of new urbanism in the …

Archive | James Weirick | 1 Mar 1996

Sydney’s Olympics

Is 2000 still to be touted as an exemplar of green urbanity? Despite a talented design team, the new masterplan for Homebush fails to rescue serious conceptual flaws and political fluffs.


Archive | 1 Mar 1996

Liru and Kuniya

The southern building, seen from the south-east, with entrance at right; photo by Greg Burgess.Roofscape of bloodwood and copper shingles, looking across the roof over …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996

AA Prize for Unbuilt Work

With entries down in eligible categories, no Prize is awarded this year–but honours are given to five schemes from Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Archive | David Collett | 1 Mar 1996

Ski Retreats

Fine detailing has elevated the Keverston ski lodges above tight development dictates for Thredbo, NSW–and earned architects Rodney Moss and Nanna Binning the RAIA’s current Canberra Medallion.


Archive | 1 Mar 1996


What’s been happening? Check this bulletin of newsNational Australia’s capital cities demand a co-ordinated federal policy, claims Roy Woodhouse, MD of Knight Frank Hooker >> …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


Foundations of Identity: Building Early Sydney 1788-1822 By Peter Bridges. Parramatta: A Town Caught In Time, 1870 By Shylie and Ken Brown with Carol Liston …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


Eliel Saarinen’s second prize scheme for Canberra, 1912.An Ideal City?Exhibition of entries from the 1912 competition to design Canberra. At the Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney, …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


Collaborating via EmailBy David Week and Howard Davis For the last four years, Professor Howard Davis, an architect now at the University of Oregon, and …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


Every second March, Adelaide becomes the centre of Australia’s high culture—and this year, for the first time, architecture is seriously part of the action. Melbourne …

Archive | 1 Mar 1996


City and rural projects on the boards, lately concluded or in the delicate hands of the builders.