Architecture was one of the first professions to create a structured annual review of member’s work, in the most part by invited yet independent juries. …
A committed architect and an inspirational teacher, Nick Opie died suddenly on site in July this year. We publish tributes and memories from colleagues at the University of South Australia, from friend Paul Pholeros, and from friend and former student Tom Vinall.
In Gary Marinko’s latest project, containers and objects float in a gleaming fluid space, lit by sculptural skylights and glowing walls. Nigel Westbrook reviews this provocative exploration of the idea of house as artificial nature.
Multiplicity’s Customer Service Centre for the Shire of Hepburn Offices is a modest, witty and elegant addition to the Daylesford streetscape. Ian McDougall reviews a project that began as “cake decoration” and ended up as architecture.
Build Up Design’s elegant love shack brings together two Northern Territory traditions – the traditional Aboriginal platform shelters of Arnhem Land and Darwin’s built history of dongas and temporary dwellings. Review by Shaneen Fantin.
Theatre becomes a constantly changing urban spectacle in the new extension to the National Institute of Dramatic Art, by Hassell and Peter Armstrong. Andrew Nimmo reviews this striking, environmentally responsive facility.
Canberra’s Land Axis is now occupied and reshaped by two new projects, which amplify and enhance the crystalline geometry of the Griffins’ plan. Christopher Vernon reviews Commonwealth Place, by Durbach Block and Sue Barnsley Design, and Reconciliation Place, by Kringas Architects.
Strangeness in suburbia. Lippmann Associates have designed a series of carefully crafted pedestrian bridges for Sydney “black spots”. Catherine Martin looks at the first bridge at Fairfield.
Reinforcing Brisbane’s image of itself as a “River City”, the Goodwill Bridge by Cox Rayner provides a poetic expression of crossing, while also opening up new urban connections and experiences. Review by Elizabeth Musgrave.
The RAIA state awards, leading to the nationals in Sydney on October 24.
InternationalAltair, the Sydney apartment building by Engelen Moore, has won two major awards in the World Architecture Awards. It was selected as the best multiple …
Splendid Visions. The full set of Marion Mahoney Griffin’s exquisite competition drawings for Canberra are on display for the first time in living memory. Review by Justine Clark.
Gentle insertions, subtle modifications and careful removals by Melocco & Moore have revitalised the City of Sydney’s Corporation Building. Andrew Nimmo considers the issues of architecture and the everyday.
Public and private, comfort and unease, come together in the Warragul Comfort Station, a “minor monument” by Anthony Styant-Browne Architects. Review by Justine Clark.
The big end of town. The RAIA South Australian Chapter has moved to new premises, with a fitout by Phillips/Pilkington. Sam Ridgway reviews the project and speculates on what this change in public profile might mean for the Institute and the profession.
Strathgordon: Hydro TownJack Birrell Architects and Glenn Smith Associates are collaborating in the township redevelopment of Strathgordon, in the remote South-West Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage …
Icons – 20th Century Australian Architecture suggests certain ways of approaching architecture, architectural photography, and the idea of the icon. Review by Paul Walker and Justine Clark.
Division and Multiplication Nigel Bertram and Kim Halik. RMIT University Press, $27.50. This carefully conceived and exquisitely designed booklet is offered by its authors “in …