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Architecture Australia, July 2002

Architecture Australia, July 2002

Architecture Australia

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

Radar

Urbanity
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Urbanity

Positive uncertainty. The enormous hole in the middle of Melbourne that is the QV site is being filled day by day. Donald Bates looks at the urban ideas of difference and diversity developed to build a new city block.

Shelter
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Shelter

The House in a Park is a prototype piece of urban furniture that opens up to accommodate the homeless. Peter Johns looks at Sean Godsell’s proposal to build rudimentary shelter into civic infrastructure.

Competition
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Competition

Cultural infrastructure. The premiated architects in the Millennium Arts competitions for the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the State Library expansion have now been announced. Antony Moulis and Sheona Thomson review the competitions, the process, and the results.

Interior
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Interior

Reflectivity and depth. The play between glossy and matt surfaces lends a subtle complexity to a simple restaurant fitout by Kerstin Thompson Architects. Review by Justine Clark.

Books
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Books

Architecture from the EdgeBarry McNeill and Leigh Woolley. Montpellier Press, $60.As an architect and academic from another edge (Perth), this book documenting the creativity of …

Headlines
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Headlines

International WOHA Architects came second equal in Singapore’s Duxton Plain Public Housing Competition with a staggered honeycomb of homes and gardens floating over a public …

Delight
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Delight

Philip Drew explores the forgotten pleasures of Ian McKay’s house for David Moore at Lobster Bay.

Comment

Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Foreword

Two recent architectural conferencesPlanet earth is a marvellous and complex system supporting life and producing no waste. This is because all waste in the earth’s …

Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Letters and Fixes

Lost In SpaceAm I alone in being entirely underwhelmed by the RAIA 2002 Convention? From the outset the program had me struggling to engage, and …

Features

Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Health

Health buildings are rarely glamorous. Architects working in the health sector must constantly negotiate between tight budgets, highly specific functional briefs, political expectations, complex client …

Machines for Healing
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Machines for Healing

Hospitals and modernity came together in compelling ways in 1930s Australia. Julie Willis looks at the work of Arthur Stephenson and the role that health buildings played in developing Modernist architectural strategies in this country.

Sunshine
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Sunshine

Bold and witty, Lyons new work at Sunshine Hospital, in Melbourne’s west, invites both patients and the institution to participate in the public realm. Review by Paul Walker.

Taming St Vincent’s
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Taming St Vincent’s

The redevelopment of St Vincent’s, Darlinghurst, by Bligh Voller Nield, brings “growth-and-change” ideas to bear on new ambulatory health care models. Elizabeth Farrelly looks at this large project tucked into a tight inner urban site.

Architecture and the Hospital
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Architecture and the Hospital

Light and shade, walls and space, civic and social values. Sarita Chand argues that in the complex and fast-changing world of contemporary healthcare, hospitals need the qualities that architecture can bring more than ever.

Rebuilding Queensland Health
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Rebuilding Queensland Health

A ten-year program to rebuild Queensland’s health infrastructure is nearly complete. Michael Keniger outlines the program, the issues and the outcomes, and introduces five representative projects.

Wilcannia Health Service
Archive | Michael Tawa | 1 Jul 2002

Wilcannia Health Service

Merrima’s work at Wilcannia contributes to cultural sustainment by crafting new in-between spaces – both physical and conceptual. Michael Tawa reviews a project which negotiates between cultures, landcapes, health practices and histories.

Bear Cottage
Archive | Charles Rice | 1 Jul 2002

Bear Cottage

Domesticity and the institution meet in Bear Cottage, by MSJ, NSW’s first dedicated children’s hospice. Charles Rice speculates on the relationship between inhabitation and the image of the domestic.

Fixing Houses for Better Health
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Fixing Houses for Better Health

The grim and dangerous link between severely sub-standard housing and poor health is being actively addressed by the Housing for Health programs. Paul Pholeros outlines the issues, the process and the outcomes of this important work.

Health projects
Archive | 1 Jul 2002

Health projects

A range of projects underway or recently completed in the health sector.

Archive | Corbett Lyon | 1 Jul 2002

Interrogating the Type

As hospitals reclaim their civic role in our communities, they are also the subject of renewed architectural exploration. Corbett Lyon outlines shifting paradigms and the efforts to develop a new hospital type that is both functionally effective and culturally connected.