Architecture Australia, July 1997

Architecture Australia, July 1997

Architecture Australia

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


Archive | 1 Jul 1997


Architecture is receiving more media coverage of late. Spurned on by controversies such as the East Circular Quay project, or massive infrastructure developments such as …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997

Controls: Do They Work?

Controls: Do They Work?As public places increasingly are built by private enterprises, governments arestruggling to balancecorporate profits and public benefitsvia design controls drenched incontroversy. Philip …


Archive | 1 Jul 1997


In Melbourne’s Richmond, Nonda Katsalidis racks up another success in designingfeasible, fashionable apartments stacked inside iconoclastic containers. top Abinger Street facade by night. above Living …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997


Out beyond Hoddle’s grid, an alien object has landed in suburban Melbourne. Composed of skewed arcs, this new residence by Ivan Rijavec reveals his latest …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997

Foreign Languages

Standing out in a city of generally conservative architecture, the new house designed by Adelaide’s Nick Tridente brings and state-of-the-art computer-electrics to an up-market subdivision …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997

Ruthless Elegance

Years before its completion, the weekend bunker of DCM’s Barrie Marshall was in-your-face around the world–but the incomplete pictorials left much for speculation.Catch up here …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997

Melbourne Casino

Larger than Australia’s Parliament House, Melbourne’s Crown Casino recasts the dynamics of Southbank and the city.Principal architects are Bates Smart, Perrot Lyon, Mathieson and Daryl …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997


Dishwasher PornographyI wish to formally express my deepest concerns with respect to an advertisement for ASKO published inside the front covers of your January/February and …

Archive | Philip Drew | 1 Jul 1997

Arabian Rights

Using black veils tribuna-style balconies a courtyard and a roof terrace reminiscent of harems, Lawrence Nield & Partners have invested the Sydney City Council’s new Ultimo Community Centre with positive doses of Islamic fundamentalism.


Archive | 1 Jul 1997


A lux distribution diagram inspired Bolles-Wilson’s design of a new lighting showroom in Germany. Davina Jackson describes the concept of ‘built light’.Cherrywood walls (one including …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997


Australian architectural concepts on the drawing boards, under construction or recently built.Adelaide: Mount Lofty Tourist Centre Because it offers exceptional views of Adelaide’s hills and …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997


Australia’s states of architecture at a glanceNationalWith Trade Practices Act penalties of up to $10 million for corporations and $500,000 for individuals now applying to …

Archive | 1 Jul 1997


above Hans Scharoun’s 1929 (white period) apartments built in Breslau (Germany) and Wroclaw (Poland)Hans Scharoun: An Alternative TraditionLecture by Adrian Iredale at the Red Studio, …