Architecture Australia, July 2011

Architecture Australia, July 2011

Architecture Australia

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


Brian Zulaikha, 2011–2012 national president of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Archive | Brian Zulaikha | 30 Sep 2011

Inventiveness and innovation

Brian Zulaikha’s first foreword for Architecture Australia as the president of the Australian Institute of Architects.


Archive | Peter Davies | 3 Oct 2011

New modes of criticism

The editor’s letter from the July 2011 issue of Architecture Australia.


The long, narrow interior of the Letterbox House.
People | Marcus Baumgart | 29 Feb 2012

McBride Charles Ryan

This Melbourne practice’s iconic projects chart an intriguing course through context, form-making and the urban experience.


Kiernan House in Dalkeith, 1956.
Discussion | Geoff Warn | 5 Oct 2011

Raymond Jones architectural projects

Geoff Warn reviews an exhibition charting the pioneering modernist forms of this influential Western Australian architect.

A student at the Auckland University School of Architecture.
Discussion | Dr Karen Burns | 3 Oct 2011

Women in architecture

A complex set of factors influences the participation of women in architecture. Karen Burns picks apart the issues.

BVN’s critic-in-residence Andrew Metcalf working with team members Michelle Farman and Matthew Woodward.
Discussion | Simon Sellars | 3 Oct 2011

Critic in residence

BVN Architecture’s critic-in-residence program spurs intellectual engagement and builds a studio culture.

Land-escapes by Karl Khoe and Tessa Zettel (Makeshift).
Discussion | Linda Carroli | 6 Oct 2011

The Right to the City symposium

Ideas for remaking the city with an eye on connection and sustainability shaped this recent symposium.

Fishbowl sessions at the conference encouraged active dialogue between the panel and audience members.
Discussion | Ceridwen Owen | 7 Oct 2011

Green Cities conference

“Partnering for solutions” was the theme of this year’s Green Cities conference. Ceridwen Owen reflects on the debate.

A detail from the cover of 21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture.
Discussion | John Bralic | 10 Oct 2011

21st Century Tokyo

21st Century Tokyo: A Guide to Contemporary Architecture by Julian Worrall and Erez Golani Soloman.

Delegates at Natural Artifice, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Discussion | Ceridwen Owen | 11 Oct 2011

Natural Artifice

The 2011 national conference Natural Artifice was a feast of ideas, but not conversation, according to Ceridwen Owen.

The St Ignatius Primary School project by Richards & Spence, presented at the Young Architects Forum.
Discussion | Katelin Butler | 12 Oct 2011

Young architects at Natural Artifice

The Young Architects Forum at the 2011 national architecture conference allowed emerging architects to discuss their work.

Looking without for answers within at Natural Artifice

Looking for answers at Natural Artifice

Michael Lewarne and Angelo Korsanos discuss Natural Artifice, the 2011 national architecture conference.

Rachel Hurst in conversation with Juhani Pallasmaa.
People | Rachel Hurst | 27 Sep 2011

Juhani Pallasmaa

Rachel Hurst caught up with Juhani Pallasmaa at the 2011 National Architecture Conference Natural Artifice.

House in Alenquar, Portugal, by Manuel Aires Mateus.
People | Leanne Zilka | 4 Oct 2011

Manuel Aires Mateus

Leanne Zilka caught up with Manuel Aires Mateus when he was in Melbourne for the 2011 national architecture conference.


Fairway House by Max Pritchard Architect.
Award | Francesco Bonato | 28 Jul 2011

2011 SA Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s South Australian AIA chapter awards, with a comment by Francesco Bonato.

AAMI Park by Cox Architecture.
Award | James Staughton | 29 Jul 2011

2011 Victorian Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s Victorian AIA chapter awards, with a comment from jury chair James Staughton.

View of the zinc-clad northern facade. The building’s cranked form follows the curve of the ovals below.
Projects | Anna Johnson | 7 Oct 2011

Victoria Uni ESSP and Learning Commons

John Wardle Architects creates a zinc-clad city wall for the university’s Footscray Park campus, housing laboratories, a library and specialist sports science facilities.

A perforated brick screen shields the northern courtyard from the street.
Projects | Paul Walker | 10 Oct 2011

Carrum Downs Police Station

This police station by Kerstin Thompson Architects demonstrates a meticulous approach to spatial planning.

Retail, beauty and massage training spaces front William Street on the building’s western edge.
Projects | Nigel Westbrook | 11 Oct 2011

Northbridge Central TAFE

Meaning, motifs and a necessary ambiguity overlap in Lyons’ public face for the Central Institute of Technology in Perth.

Punctuated by three palms, a mesh pergola surrounds the new kiosk and shades the deck. It will eventually be covered by climbing plants.
Projects | Ted Quinton | 12 Oct 2011

Reg Bartley Oval grandstand and kiosk

Lacoste + Stevenson reinvigorates Rushcutters Bay Park with an addition to the existing grandstand and a kiosk next door.


HMAS Creswell Griffith House by BVN Architecture.
Award | Shelley Penn | 29 Jul 2011

2011 ACT Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s ACT AIA chapter awards, with a comment from jury chair Shelley Penn.

Ogilvie High School Student Learning Centre by Liminal Architecture (formerly Forward Brianese & Partners).
Award | Peter Poulet | 29 Jul 2011

2011 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s Tasmanian AIA chapter awards, with a comment by Peter Poulet.

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School New Hall and Library, Reggio Emelia Early Learning Centre and Courtyard by Troppo Architects.
Award | John Mainwaring | 29 Jul 2011

2011 NT Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s Northern Territory AIA chapter awards, with a comment by John Mainwaring.

one40william by Hassell.
Award | Patrick Pinder | 29 Jul 2011

2011 WA Architecture Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s Western Australian AIA chapter awards, with a comment by Patrick Pinder.


Robert Woodward, late 1960s.
People | Andrew Woodward | 1 Jul 2010

Vale Robert Woodward AM 1923—2010

Andrew Woodward remembers his father, Bob Woodward, BArch (Hons) FRAIA, AILA.


Common pitfalls in practice management
Discussion | Scott Osborne | 15 Aug 2011

Common pitfalls in practice management

Scott Osborne of Total Synergy discusses the challenges of managing a busy practice – invoicing, budgets, backups – and how a strategic approach can smooth the way.

A screen shot from Autodesk Ecotect Analysis.
Discussion | Rob Malkin | 7 Oct 2011

Sustainable design analysis and BIM

Autodesk Ecotect Analysis software can help analyse the performance of conceptual building designs.

Readers Write

Acronyms and meaning

A letter published in Architecture Australia discussing the dropping of “Royal” from the Institute’s name.