Architecture Australia, January 2012

Architecture Australia, January 2012

Architecture Australia

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


Brian Zulaikha – national president 2011–2012 of the Australian Institute of Architects
Archive | Brian Zulaikha | 3 Feb 2012

A new year

Brian Zulaikha’s introduction to the January 2012 issue of Architecture Australia.

The shock of nothing new
Archive | Timothy Moore | 2 Jan 2012

The shock of nothing new

Timothy Moore’s introduction to the January 2012 issue of Architecture Australia as editor of the magazine.


The winning proposal by Andrew Burns Architect.
Discussion | 3 Feb 2012

Australia House competition

A series of images from a competition to build an art residency and gallery in Japan.

Winner: Richards & Spence by Roger D'Souza. Image shows architects Adrian Spence and Ingrid Richards of Richards and Spence.
Discussion | 3 Feb 2012

Shoot the Architect results

Shoot the Architect asked Queensland photographers to show architects in a new, imaginative light.

Archive | 2 Jan 2012


The continual sprawl of Australian cities was cause for recent discussion across Sydney micromedia.


Four angled skylights allow in diffuse southern light.
Projects | Anna Johnson | 27 Mar 2012

Annexe – Art Gallery of Ballarat

Searle × Waldron makes a grand stand in the city of Ballarat.

A new concrete wing has been grafted onto the original red brick church.
Projects | Graham Crist | 10 Apr 2012

Cook Islands Uniting Church, Clayton

Harmer Architecture congregates church, factory, house and Polynesian pavilion.

The retail arcade is successful in its ground plane control.
Projects | Ken Maher | 18 Apr 2012

420 George St, Sydney

Hassell chairman Ken Maher reviews Bates Smart’s 420 George Street.

Kinked geometries animate the building’s forms, inflecting towards the Metro station entry on the corner of Murray and William streets.
Projects | Philip Vivian | 19 Apr 2012

One40william, Perth

Bates Smart director Philip Vivian reviews One40william by Hassell.

The entrance is flanked by two existing inclined concrete “buttresses.” A canopy appears supported by five columns.
Projects | Mark Taylor | 26 Apr 2012

Nudgee College Tierney Auditorium

M3architecture brings pattern to the fore in Brisbane.

The mess hall features a sawtooth roof and is shaded on three sides by an oversized timber-clad verandah.
Projects | Jennifer Calzini | 21 May 2012

Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka

The rebuilding of soldiers by S2F.


SuperSeed presented a recipe for a new way of living.
Discussion | Annabelle Pegrum | 20 Feb 2012

Venice 2012 – Looking forward

Annabelle Pegrum looks at the short-listed proposals for the Australian exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.


New dwellings by state and territory.
Archive | Amelia Borg | 2 Jan 2012

Australian house sizes

Australian houses are the largest in the world and getting bigger, reports Amelia Borg.

Renew Newcastle is a not-for-profit company that finds short- to medium-term leases for vacant buildings in Newcastle’s CBD.
Discussion | Tarsha Finney | 29 Mar 2012

Urban change / Renew Newcastle

Tarsha Finney argues for greater agency in the process of urban renewal by maintaining an economic perspective.

Northern Beaches Christian School by Jones Sonter Architects.
Discussion | Clare Newton and Lena Gan | 23 Apr 2012

Revolution or missed opportunity?

Clare Newton and Lena Gan contemplate the impact of the national investment known as Building the Education Revolution.

The Holland Court addition by Ashton Raggatt McDougall in Melbourne.
Discussion | Tobias Horrocks | 30 Mar 2012

Doing less is more

In making every part of a project sustainable we can overlook the fact that the strategy of designing less can achieve more.

Guest of honour, Glenn Murcutt, at Dedece, December 2010.
People | Marcus Trimble | 14 May 2012

Interview: Glenn Murcutt

Marcus Trimble talks to architect Glenn Murcutt about generations of practice.

The Rose Seidler House today.
Discussion | Marissa Looby and Michael Holt | 18 May 2012

The Modernist safehouse

Marissa Looby and Michael Holt explore the inherent paradox in the idea of being modern.

Roy Green, Helen Lochhead, Timothy Moore, Andrew Cortese and Timothy Hill.
Discussion | 16 May 2012

AA Roundtable 06

Faced with more rules and regulations, is it time to take a risk?


Alex Popov, Untitled Series, ink on paper, 2011.

After Images: Solidarity and Soul

Harpreet (Neena) Mand reviews an exhibition of sketches by Australian architects.

The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture by Philip Goad and Julie Willis.
Discussion | Peter Bickle | 11 May 2012

The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture

Peter Bickle reviews The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, edited by Philip Goad and Julie Willis.

Winner – Sai Gon Informal by Ton Vu, Master of Architecture, RMIT.
Discussion | Timothy Moore | 7 Feb 2012

2011 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work

While unbuilt projects are by nature speculative, the entrants to the 2011 AA Prize also keep it real, writes Timothy Moore.


Babiy Yar Memorial by Kokkugia. Intensive processes of formation are exploited to generate intensive emergent effects within this project for a memorial space in Kiev.
Discussion | Roland Snooks | 26 May 2012

Detail as procedural information

Kokkugia’s Roland Snooks looks at the detail as the generator of form and organization.