Architecture Australia, March 1998

Architecture Australia, March 1998

Architecture Australia

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


Archive | 1 Mar 1998


The Royal Australian Institute of Architects is in a fantastic position. Our governance restructure is complete and the many benefits of our financial restructure are …

Archive | 1 Mar 1998

AA Prize for Unbuilt Ideas

Deakin University student Martine Merrylees wins this year’s $1000 Prize for a fourth-year concept to slip a glass-sheathed art gallery between railway tracks at Geelong’s …

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Mainwaring On Nield I would like to thank the 1997 RAIA National Jury for their commitment to the exhausting process of sometimes far-flung site visits …


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Stradbroke Space Frame

Just touched-down on a sand island off Brisbane is a rare species of residence which presents diverse influences and values in a fine construction of …

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Cuts and Thrust

Moving on from renovations and exhibitions, Melocco & Moore conclude their first all-new residence at MacMasters Beach, north of Sydney. It’s a cubic collage of …

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Chifley Square

Declaring the forecourt of Sydney’s Chifley Tower as a realm for public relaxation, the City of Sydney and Hassell have revamped a formerly neo-classical plaza …

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Today’s Tavern

Establishing new standards of refinement for pub fitouts, The Centennial restaurant and bar in Sydney’s Woollahra combines warm timberwork with edgy stainless steel and noisy …

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Olympics Update

Olympics and Showgrounds are rising rapidly in Sydney; revealing a juxtaposition of two contrasting planning patterns at the Homebush site.Report Andrew Metcalf Images courtesy the …


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Just opened in the basement of RMIT’s Storey Hall is a grungy- groovy student café named re: VAULT. Its appeal: distorted grabs from the 60s …

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SYDNEY: WALSH BAYWalsh Bay Partnership (Transfield and Mirvac) appears close to approval from Department of Urban Affairs and Planning head Sue Holliday for its redevelopment …

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Scanning the nation for architectural news and noteworthy nuances.left Peter Elliot’s Spencer Street footbridge to connect the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention centres across the Yarra …

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HIDDEN NEWCASTLE: URBAN MEMORIES AND ARCHITECTURAL IMAGINARIESEdited by R. John Moore and Michael J. Ostwald with photography by Allan Chawne, Gadfly Media, $39.95. Introducing this …

Archive | 1 Mar 1998


Via a national group called SONA, linked into the RAIA, architecture students are signalling a new phase of vigour and visibility. President Shannon Bufton outlines …

Archive | 1 Mar 1998


During his Boral-sponsored visit to Australia, Mario Botta was quizzed by an ex-employee now in Sydney, Luigi Rosselli. Here’s a snatch of the transcript.Luigi Rosselli …

Archive | Kate Hislop | 1 Mar 1998


Ahmad Abas and Gus Ferguson have won the commission for a Miner’s Hall of Fame at Kalgoorlie. Kate Hislop reviews the competition.