INTERNATIONALOpen Studio’s shortlisted entry in the “A Vision for Matiatia” design search.Glenn Murcutt is the chairman of the Living Steel International Architecture Competition for Sustainable …
WHY ARCHITECTURE MATTERS 1Bright and complicated stories. Not style. Ian McDougall argues that architecture that matters makes inventive and exploratory contributions to community and culture.It …
A modernist’s stroll through history
ARCHITECTURAL THEORY REVIEW CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN AUSTRALIAEdited by Gevork Hartoonian.ATR vol 11 no 1, 2006. $33.The death of Harry Seidler in early 2006 has prompted …
Exploring the glitches in cultural perceptions. Anna Johnson considers Pen Plan Paris, an art project by DireTribe Studio, ArtPlay and the children of Melbourne.
Opening the city
[v3] + spark
CULTURE WARS – MISSING IN ACTION?CAREY LYONNATIONAL PRESIDENT RAIAWith the so-called culture wars being fought in our national dailies and the wider press over the …
ARCHITECTURAL SERVICESWhat is architectural service? What should it comprise? How is this changing in the face of shifting procurement methods and developing technologies?How does one …
Vale paula whitman 1960–2006
IS HUMAN EMOTION INTEGRAL TO RATING SUSTAINABILITY?It is with thanks to Architecture Australia that I read, in the November/December 2006 edition, the competent review “Reaching …
CH2 6 stars, but how does it work? Su-fern Tan of Advanced Environmental outlines the “green” approaches and systems explored in Melbourne City Council’s demonstration project, CH2.
The AA Prize for Unbuilt Work had a significant role in Australian architecture in the 1990s. As a prelude to announcing our revitalized prize for unbuilt work, we present winning entries from the past along with our plans for the future.
Bridging the void
Parramatta transport interchange
Six stars, but is it Architecture? The City of Melbourne’s new office building, by Mick Pearce and DesignInc, is Australia’s first building to pursue biomimicry as a design principle, while pushing sustainable design to new levels.
Denton Corker Marshall’s new office tower to house the Brisbane City Council ekes every architectural and civic opportunity out of a standard commercial high-rise project.
Poised above the Australian Garden at Cranbourne, Kerstin Thompson Architects’ subtle visitor centre makes the journey to the garden a thing of wonder.
Arcing across Sydney’s west, the new M7 motorway, by Conybeare Morrison and Context, is the result of a successful collaboration between the disciplines of urban design, landscape design and engineering.