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Architecture Australia, July 2001

Architecture Australia, July 2001

Architecture Australia

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

Radar

Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Competition

MCA in mid-air. James Weirick outlines the complex and controversial foundations of the latest MCA competition, assesses the entries and speculates on possible futures.

Books
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Books

Noting new books at Architext

Delight
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Delight

Sheona Thomson delights in the allusive qualities of Planet Design’s Rare Books Room at the Queensland Supreme Court.

Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Headlines

Scanning the nation for architectural news and nuances.

Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Interior

Rigorous abstraction. Naomi Stead explores the play of colour, shape and form in a diminutive addition by Sam Marshall.

Exhibition
Archive | Charles Rice | 1 Jul 2001

Exhibition

Visions of a Republic presents Lucien Henry’s 19th century exploration of the artistic possibilites of an independant South Pacific nation. Charles Rice reports.

Features

Playing Ribbon
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Playing Ribbon

Lahz Nimmo’s floating insertion into Sydney University’s Seymour Centre negotiates the new with the old. Maryam Gusheh interprets.

Landscape (+) Architecture at UWA
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Landscape (+) Architecture at UWA

Christopher Vernon outlines the intricate relationship between landscape and architecture at the University of Western Australia, the country’s most beautiful traditional campus.

The Rise and Rise of UNSW
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

The Rise and Rise of UNSW

The built environment at UNSW has undergone remarkable changes over the last decade. Andrew Nimmo outlines the process and effects.

Urban Arts
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Urban Arts

The complex interior of the Roma Mitchell Performing Arts Centre by Hassell provides students with a metonymic city. Review by Scott Drake.

Quiet Monumentality
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Quiet Monumentality

New work at Adelaide University, by MGT Architects and Hardy-Milazzo, develops Kahnian ideals of monumentality and the institution to re-orchestrate the public realm. Review by Steve Loo.

Campus Integration
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Campus Integration

Sensible but stylish. Doug Evans looks at the Australian Catholic University’s new city campus by Woods Bagot.

Flexible Learning
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Flexible Learning

Paul Morgan addresses the confluence of new technologies, education and design through three recent flexible learning centres.

Campus Projects
Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Campus Projects

A range of projects underway or recently completed across Australia’s tertiary institutions

Brand New Forms
Archive | Kate Hislop | 1 Jul 2001

Brand New Forms

Internal streets and curvilinear forms signal “progressive” in two institutions on Perth’s outer edges. Review by Kate Hislop.

Plastic Extrusions
Archive | Sandra Kaji-O'Grady | 1 Jul 2001

Plastic Extrusions

Cox Sanderson Ness explore the potential of plastic in the Polymer Engineering Centre.

The Colourful University
Archive | Peter Bickle and Leon van Schaik | 1 Jul 2001

The Colourful University

RMIT has a strong reputation for architectural innovation and patronage. Leon van Schaik outlines the university’s vision. Peter Bickle reviews the work to date.

Formal Geometries
Archive | Naomi Stead | 1 Jul 2001

Formal Geometries

MGT Architects’ elegant insertion at Sydney University sets the stage for campus life, but does not steal the show. Review by Naomi Stead.

Decoration and Artifice
Archive | Sandra Kaji-O'Grady | 1 Jul 2001

Decoration and Artifice

Sandra Kaji-O’Grady explores the incessant referencing of elaborated suburban surfaces in two Lyons projects.

Spacey Pastoralism
Archive | Stephan Cairns | 1 Jul 2001

Spacey Pastoralism

Stephen Cairns explores VUT’s Werribee campus, and its most recent addition – Morgan McKenna’s new lecture theatre.

Comment

Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Foreword

It is now unprecedented how “signature” architects have become synonymous with museums and galleries, as institutions fight amongst themselves for cultural supremacy, funding and publicity. …

Archive | 1 Jul 2001

Letters and Fixes

NMA, AIATSIS and Consultation In the March/April issue of AA I discovered your article on the National Museum of Australia. What interests me is the …