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Architecture Australia, January 2002

Architecture Australia, January 2002

Architecture Australia

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

Comment

Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Letters and Fixes

Future ShackSand Helsel’s article “Future Shack”, featured in your September/October 2001 issue, is without doubt one of the most overt written examples of architectural self-deceit …

Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Foreword

Pundits predict that insurance companies will increasingly become the policeman of who can and can’t practice architecture over the next few years. Compulsory professional indemnity …

Obituary
Archive | Peter Tonkin and Ellen Woolley | 1 Jan 2002

Obituary

Peter O’Gorman – architect, teacher and mentor – leaves a legacy of fine buildings and a generation of inspired and thoughtful students. Ellen Wooley and Peter Tonkin remember the intelligence, the generosity and the twinkling eye of this unassuming man.

Features

A Well Tailored Fit
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

A Well Tailored Fit

Spowers’ new Chinese Chancellery is a careful negotiation between the complexities of contemporary Chinese institutional culture and its East Perth site. Review by Xing Ruan.

Memory and Museology
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Memory and Museology

Denton Corker Marshall’s Anzac Hall hovers enigmatically in the shadow of the Australian War Memorial. Naomi Stead explores the project and the tensions between museum and memorial.

Sidney Myer Music Bowl
Archive | Harriet Edquist | 1 Jan 2002

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Gregory Burgess Architects’ redevelopment of the 1959 Sidney Myer Music Bowl respectfully enhances the facilities, while bringing new clarity to this Melbourne icon.

System + Metaphor
Archive | Rob McBride | 1 Jan 2002

System + Metaphor

RMIT’s Biosciences Building brings John Wardle’s metaphoric, deinstitutional approach together with the systemised thinking of DesignInc Melbourne. Review by Rob McBride.

Cultural Endeavours
Archive | Philip Goad | 1 Jan 2002

Cultural Endeavours

Cooktown has recently gained two new buildings for cultural institutions. Philip Goad looks at Rex Addison’s additions for the James Cook Museum and Bud Brannigan’s Art Gallery and Interpretative Centre.

High and Low
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

High and Low

Music and architecture come together in the Sydney Conservatorium redevelopment by the NSW Government Architect and Daryl Jackson/Robin Dyke. Jeff Mueller presents a response in six parts.

The slim, vertical form of the embassy bisects the site, enabling two different landscape conditions – a formal entry landscape and a relaxed, park-like garden.
Projects | Stephen Frith | 1 Jan 2002

Canberra’s Finnish Embassy

Stephen Frith reviews Canberra’s Finnish Embassy, by Hirvonen-Huttunen and MGT Architects.

Radar

Books
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Books

Noting new books at Architext

Urbanity
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Urbanity

What of the west? The NSW Goverment Architect’s Office has a series of strategies underway to help revitalise Sydney’s west. Christopher Procter outlines the plans and asks how architects might learn to work in an environment that is traditionally ignored.

Interior
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Interior

Worship, assembly, musical performance and theatre are all elegantly accommodated in a new chapel by Phillips/Pilkington. Rachel Hurst reports.

Archive | Jonathan Kenna | 1 Jan 2002

Moral rights in architecture

Jonathan Kenna on the effects of relevant legislation, with suggested strategies for architects defending their moral rights.

Headlines
Archive | 1 Jan 2002

Headlines

International The National Museum of Australia by Ashton Raggatt McDougall and Robert Peck von Hartel Threthowan has won Blueprint’s Architecture Award for Best New Public …