Architecture Australia, March 1997

Architecture Australia, March 1997

Architecture Australia

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


Archive | 1 Mar 1997


Recently I was looking through the documents used to construct a building in the1920’s. It was a retail building which today would cost about $5 …

Archive | 1 Mar 1997

Adam’s House in Cyberbia

Technology’s third wave is challenging many notions of home which have been cherished in architectural theory since Vitruvius. Here, two architects from the University of …

Archive | 1 Mar 1997


Is There an Audience of Architects?I regret any offence to Glenn Murcutt or his clients who have responded to my article (AA September/October 96). As …


Archive | 1 Mar 1997

Nudel Bar

Attracting a buzz of appreciation and an RAIA state commendation,Melbourne’s Nudel Bar delivers neo-sixties and seventies imagery to urban groovers of the nineties. The architects …

Archive | Davina Jackson | 1 Mar 1997

AA Prize for Unbuilt Ideas

From 88 mainly student entries, RMIT’s Nicolas Koulouras wins this year’s AA Prize.His vigorous scheme nods to modernist sports arenas and takes current world interest in folded and crumpled facades a step onwards:thanks to an old Scientific American article about knots.

Archive | Davina Jackson | 1 Mar 1997

Pavilion on the Park

With a swirly plan and bold embellishments, Milan-trained Tony Masters rejuvenates a forgotten restaurant on the edge of Sydney’s Domain.

Archive | Peter Bickle | 1 Mar 1997

Tradition and Tomorrow

Discreetly updating Melbourne University’s historic, theological Trinity College, Bates Smart have completed the classic-modernist Evan Burge Library and now propose other enlightening interventions to accept the implications of the new millenium.

Archive | Davina Jackson | 1 Mar 1997

Other Geometrics

Sydney computer artist Horst Kiechle transforms a Melbourne art gallery into a techno-expressionist white grotto: creating amorphous and temporary interior architecture with CAD wireframes, virtual reality flythroughs

Archive | Lucy Creagh | 1 Mar 1997

Practical Palimpsest

Using gutsy materials and colours in a heritage shell, Sydney architect John Cockings creates new offices for a publishing company with in a colonial bond store.


Archive | 1 Mar 1997


How are architecture schools responding to the 15% funding cuts?

Archive | 1 Mar 1997


Industry news in concise cuts.

Archive | Christopher Procter | 1 Mar 1997


Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s masterplan for Melbourne’s largest project–rejuvenation of the Docklands– is out in public.

Archive | 1 Mar 1997


Australian architectural concepts on the drawing boards, under construction or recently built.

Archive | 1 Mar 1997


Quick scans: four new fitouts in Sydney and Brisbane.