Architecture Australia, September 2011

Architecture Australia, September 2011

Architecture Australia

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


Onward to sustainability
Archive | Brian Zulaikha | 20 Jan 2012

Onward to sustainability

Brian Zulaikha’s introduction to the September 2011 edition of Architecture Australia.


ARM, Holland Court, 1995.
Archive | Timothy Moore | 25 Jan 2012

The patricidal impulse

Timothy Moore’s editorial from the September issue of Architecture Australia.


Interior view of Hassell’s A-HSV.
Archive | 30 Jan 2012

News and Nuance

News stories from the September 2011 issue of Architecture Australia.

Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI)
Youth Mental Health Building.
Award | Murray Brown | 26 Aug 2011

2011 NSW State Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s NSW Chapter Awards, with a comment from Murray Brown.

Cobb and Co Museum.
Award | Malcolm Middleton | 29 Aug 2011

2011 Queensland State Awards

A full listing of the winners in this year’s Queensland Chapter Awards, with a comment from Malcolm Middleton.

A resin model of the Great Hall interior at the National Museum of Australia.

God Knows

A rich suite of visual and aural presentations explored the work of Ashton Raggatt McDougall in this exhibition in Melbourne.

Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP)

Built Environment Meets Parliament

BEMP is held to facilitate conversations between parliament and industry leaders.

Grimshaw Architects, AECOM, Tract.
Discussion | Andrew Mackenzie | 27 Jan 2012

BNE: Making Connections

A design competition at Brisbane Airport heralds an urban paradigm beyond the rhetoric of Aerotropolis.

Book reviews

The Architect’s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity and Architecture
Discussion | Alex Selenitsch | 18 Jan 2012

The Architect’s Brain

Harry Francis Mallgrave’s speedy look at the development of architectural theory and how it relates to neuroscience.


The building has a presence on the street and contributes to the community.
Projects | 9 Nov 2011

Swinburne Advanced Technologies Centre

The street facade created by H2o showcases the specialized research taking place at Swinburne.

View of the northern facade. A screen of transparent polycarbonate encloses verandah spaces on the northern and western edges.
Projects | Shelley Penn | 23 Nov 2011

Fitzroy Community School creative space

Melbourne’s inner north welcomes a new community facility, designed with restraint by Baracco + Wright and Richard Stampton.

View from Little Frying Pan Island across the Derwent to the Museum of Old and New Art.

Museum of Old & New Art (MONA)

Three different writers explore the labyrinthine, landmark project by Fender Katsalidis in Hobart.

A lightweight steel roof is tethered above the brick pavilion, its underside emphasized by uplighting.
Projects | Michael Dickson | 7 Dec 2011

St Ignatius Primary School

A careful geometry grounds this elegant brick pavilion by Richards & Spence Architects at St Ignatius Primary School.

Left to right: Thomas Marshall, Joe Larkings, Jess Miley, Sean McEntee, Sam Jeyaseelan, Rianda Barnes.


Three different responses to the Australia and New Zealand Student Architecture Conference 2011, which focused on crisis.


Simulation and analysis for design collaboration with engineers
Discussion | Rob Malkin | 10 Nov 2011

Simulation and analysis

Rob Malkin explains how Autodesk Revit MEP 2012 software’s analysis and simulations support MEP engineering design processes.


Interior, Wallace-Mitchell House by Chancellor & Patrick (1953), published in Australian Home Beautiful.
Archive | 27 Jan 2012

Letters to Architecture Australia

These letters were originally published in the September 2011 issue of Architecture Australia.

More articles

VS1/SA Water by Hassell.
Discussion | 30 Aug 2011

A dossier on post-occupancy evaluation

An introduction to a set of articles about post-occupancy evaluation published in September 2011 in Architecture Australia.

VS1/SA Water by Hassell.
Discussion | Melinda Dodson | 30 Aug 2011

Post Post Occupancy

Melinda Dodson overviews the professional shift towards Building Performance Evaluation with two case studies.

Szencorp’s 40 Albert Road after completion.
Discussion | Amelia Borg | 1 Sep 2011

The Ambience

Amelia Borg reflects on the possibility of a sentient building that can evaluate itself.

Library users connect in a common space.
Discussion | Sheona Thomson | 1 Sep 2011

State Library Queensland

Sheona Thomson writes about the transformation of a public institution in relation to a study on post-occupancy.

The 2010 Award, Supreme Court Complex in Hobart, Department of Public Works/Peter Partridge.
Discussion | Philip Goad | 1 Sep 2011

The 25 Year Award

Philip Goad casts light on an award that honours the past in relation to a study on post-occupancy.

AA Roundtable 05 at the Perth office of ISIS.
Discussion | 1 Sep 2011

AA Roundtable 05

Retrofitting the city: divergent experiences of urban renewal.