Architecture Australia, May 2011

Architecture Australia, May 2011

Architecture Australia

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


Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 2 Aug 2011

A Space Between

Cameron Bruhn farewells Justine Clark as editor of Architecture Australia and welcomes the new editor Timothy Moore.


Interior, Wallace-Mitchell House by Chancellor and Patrick (1953), published in Australian Home Beautiful.
Discussion | Hélène Frichot | 5 Jul 2011

Desire and identity

Hélène Frichot reviews a recent exhibition on the work of Chancellor and Patrick.

Imagined Landscape by David Boyle – development stripped down to footbridges, paths and platforms.
Discussion | Claudia Perren | 2 Aug 2011

Home – Real and Ideal

Claudia Perren reviews an architectural exhibition where artists and architects sought new urban solutions.

The New Mathematics of Architecture.
Discussion | Anthony Burke | 5 Jul 2011

The New Mathematics of Architecture

Anthony Burke reviews an authoritative reference text and guide to computational work in architecture.


Nick murcutt 1964–2011
People | Camilla Block and Gaetano Palmese | 2 Jul 2011

Vale Nick Murcutt 1964–2011

Camilla Block and Gaetano Palmese remember Nick Murcutt and his spirited approach to architecture and life.


Archive | Justine Clark | 2 Aug 2011

Housing Futures

An introduction to looking at housing not just as a house, but in all its forms.

Renovating the suburbs

Renovating the suburbs

Shane Murray and Lee-Anne Khor explore the possibilities for strategic infill redevelopment to increase suburban density.

Kay Street Housing, Carlton, by Edmonds and Corrigan for the Ministry of Housing (1984).
Discussion | Eli Giannini | 16 Aug 2011

The rise of higher-density living

Eli Giannini outlines the forces that have shaped affordable housing in Melbourne.

An Australian suburb from the air.

Making home in contemporary Australia

Andrew Gorman-Murray and Robyn Dowling explore changing demographics and modes of domesticity.

A review of the first 9 years of the NSW State Environmental Planning Policy No. 65 (SEPP 65)
Discussion | Peter Mould | 10 Aug 2011

Multi-res policy: 9 years of SEPP 65

Peter Mould reviews the first nine years of NSW’s plan to improve the design of multi-residential buildings.

The Bulimba Boathouse, Brisbane, by Owen and Vokes (2009).
Discussion | Greg Bamford | 26 Aug 2011

Garden-oriented development

Gregory Bamford reflects on Owen and Vokes’s experiments with garden-oriented development for increasing suburban density.

Aerial view of the DASH proposal.

Designing Affordable Sustainable Housing

Diego Ramirez-Lovering and Shane Murray of the Monash Architecture Studio explore new models for housing in the suburbs.

Goshawk Terraces, by Max Pritchard Architect.

Housing futures – practice and strategy

How might architects be involved in the process of building affordable housing?

The five Habitat 21 show homes sit by side by side at the Dandenong site, as models for afforable architecturally designed housing.
Projects | Shelley Penn | 24 Aug 2011

Habitat 21

VicUrban partnered with seven practices and a volume builder to develop these models of affordable, sustainable housing.

The project combines two-storey townhouses fronting Hope Street with single-storey villas accessed via a side street.
Projects | Adam Haddow | 24 Aug 2011

Fox Johnston’s three social housing projects

These three social housing projects, by Fox Johnston, make the most of clever planning and robust materials.

The pared-back ground-floor circulation space runs along the southern edge of the house.
Projects | Nigel Bertram | 5 Aug 2011

Factory house

Simon Anderson explores how industrial processes and contractors might make flexible, affordable, low-energy housing.

View north across the open mews that separate the project’s three wings.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 24 Aug 2011

Whitmore Square affordable eco-housing

Whitmore Square affordable housing, by Troppo Architects, uses robust materials, considered shared spaces and sustainability.

View west between the two buildings in the Dutton Street project
Projects | Tom Rivard | 25 Aug 2011

Western Sydney apartments

A focus on spatial and environmental amenity drives these two western Sydney housing projects, by Redshift and Hill Thalis.


A dress code for green buildings
Discussion | Serge Neuman and Alistair Grice | 23 Aug 2011

A dress code for green buildings

Automated window covering firm Somfy explains the importance of tailored envelopes.

ASB North Wharf, Auckland – render of Revit model produced by BVN Architecture (Sydney), Jasmax (Auckland) and Arup (Sydney).
Discussion | Rob Malkin and Dominik Holzer | 23 Aug 2011

Real-time design collaboration in 3D

Rob Malkin and Dominik Holzer consider real-time design collaboration when working with 3D digital models.

Facade technology innovation
Discussion | Bruno Seguin | 4 Jul 2011

Facade technology innovation

Bruno Seguin of Horiso discusses facade innovation by looking at three developments set to get 6-star Green Star ratings.