Architecture Australia, January 1998

Architecture Australia, January 1998

Architecture Australia

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


Archive | 1 Jan 1998


The most repeated statement made when I became President, was “we must raise our public profile”. Yet since then I have sat and talked with …

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The Black Stump

     Landscape, Aboriginality and DisclosureJust before the Wik debate intensified, Christopher Sawyer won the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ inaugural writingcompetition with this essay on contemporary efforts …

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Never A Foster Staffer As always, your feisty journalism is received in the spirit that it is intended but for the sake of accuracy [‘Radar …


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West Coast Edge

  Setting a new agenda for the Perth apartments market, Eames and Associates introduce bold colours, complex layering and a large palette of up-market materials to …

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  Hard industrial finishes allude to retro/futuristic lounge rooms in Tonkin Zulaikha’s redesign of a frenetic hotel bar on Sydney’s Oxford Street gay strip.Top Gollings overview …

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  Joining the Cowen Award-winning library at ueensland’s newest university is a sympatico pavilion by Clare Design, intended to switch use from classroom to football club …

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Gabriel Goes Gold

Former Jackaroo Gabriel Poole, once failed in final-year design by no less than James Birrell, now tops four decades of designing quintessential Queensland houses by earning this year’s RAIA Gold Medal for lifetime services to the profession. Usually, too, the work’s better than ever.

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Piano Forte

Shushing outrage about the wrecking of a seminal, Miesian, Woolley, Italy’s Renzo Piano shows Sydney how to combine harbour breezes with high-rise living and global business ambitions.


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Museum of Australia

Above The ARM/Peck winning scheme, involving a bridge across the lake and diverse, random geometries ordered by a "wandering ribbon".After many false steps, a dynamic …

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Aalto and Australia

This is an auspicious year to visit Finland, the relentlessly beautiful homeland of Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto (1898-1976). Through coming months, Finnish cultural organisations are …

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  SYDNEY: MOORE PARK HOUSING Bringing Katsalidis chutzpah to Sydney’s housing market is this tower in Allen Jack + Cottier’s otherwise lower-rise Moore Park Gardens housing …

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Circular Quay

  The plot thickens in Australia’s most intense urban controversy as more developments appear on drawing boards for all sectors of Sydney’s . Here’s an update.Sydney …

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  Three new landscape proposals for Sydney have triggered debates about how people appreciate and use parks in cities. We consider the designs and politics of …

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  Scanning the nation for architectural news and noteworthy nuances.Above An ugly shadow-line on the Sydney Opera House is being corrected with new illumination planned by …

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  London’s will Alsop answers Abbie Galvin after headlining the Museum of Sydney’s Nexus festival.Abbie Galvin You have commented that the experience of architecture should “lift …

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