Architecture Australia, July 2012

Architecture Australia, July 2012

Architecture Australia

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


Diller Scofidio and Renfro’s temporary Blur Building at the Expo2000 in Hanover
News | 2 Jul 2012

Past Forward competition

Think Space guest curator Adrian Lahoud launches Past Forward architecture competition in 2012.

Singing Sentinels by Liam Young.
Review | 9 Aug 2012

In brief: New Order

Australian and international architects and artists speculate on a new relationship to energy in an Amsterdam exhibition.


The pavilion marks the entrance to Frankston.
Projects | Stuart Harrison | 9 Aug 2012

Keast Park Community Pavilion

A community building by Jackson Clements Burrows raises the bar for recreational projects.

Raakspoort city hall and cinema centre
Projects | Rory Hyde | 16 Aug 2012

Raakspoort city hall and cinema centre

A civic building by Bolles and Wilson in the Dutch city of Haarlem straddles the eras, defying progress.

The amenities facility in Commonwealth Park, where the annual Floriade flower festival is held.
Projects | Katelin Butler | 4 Sep 2012

In the round

An amenities block in Canberra’s parliamentary triangle by Townsend and Associates Architects stands alone.

The barbecue is a meeting point in the shared outdoor space.
Projects | Jennifer Calzini | 27 Sep 2012

Living Places

A public housing project in Dandenong, Victoria, by Bent Architecture, tests residential boundaries.

The raised park has a central circular depression.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 28 Aug 2012

Heller Street Park and Residences

A row of townhouses by Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne’s inner north gives parkland over to the public.


State of origin

State of origin

Timothy Hill, John Macarthur and Naomi Stead in conversation about the promotion of Queensland architecture.

In your face place
Discourse | Andrew Leach | 20 Sep 2012

In your face place

Andrew Leach looks at the extreme form of the Gold Coast as an architectural challenge that cannot be ignored.

A view towards the newly completed Swanston Academic Building from RMIT Building 8.

Hunters in the city

A new addition by Lyons Architecture on Melbourne’s Swanston Street opens up a reflection on Victorian architecture.

A view towards the newly completed Swanston Academic Building from RMIT Building 8.
Review | Sandra Kaji-O'Grady | 5 Sep 2012

Lyons: more and less

Sandra Kaji-O’Grady reviews More: the Architecture of Lyons.

When it opened in 1982 the NGA sat in a bare landscape. Today it hosts a native garden.
Discourse | Mark Raggatt | 15 Aug 2012

The swagman and the squatter

The legacy of Canberra’s National Gallery and the High Court of Australia buildings, by Mark Raggatt.

The National Gallery of Australia.
Review | John Bralic | 14 Jan 2013

Falls the Shadow

A record of the aspirations and challenges behind the design of Canberra’s National Gallery of Australia.


St Gregory’s Hall by Collins Caddaye Architects.
Award | Roger Pegrum | 3 Jun 2012

2012 ACT architecture awards

A full listing of the winners of the 2012 ACT architecture awards, with a comment from jury chair Roger Pegrum.

NT Medical Program and Allied Health Infrastructure (Pharmacy) Facility by DKJ Projects.architecture and Woodhead.

2012 NT Architecture Awards

A full listing of the 2012 winners in the Northern Territory Architecture Awards, with a comment from jury chair Melanie Dodd.

Public: Materials and Minerals Science Learning and Research Building and The Plasso by John Wardle Architects in association with Swanbury Penglase Architects.
Award | Danielle O'Dea | 8 Jul 2012

2012 SA Architecture Awards

The 2012 South Australian Architecture Awards were announced at Elder Hall in Adelaide on 7 July, 2012.

MONA – Museum of Old and New Art by 
Fender Katsalidis.
Award | 17 Jun 2012

2012 Tasmanian Architecture Awards

The 2012 Tasmanian Architecture Awards from the Australian Institute of Architects.

The Royal Children’s Hospital by Billard Leece Partnership and Bates Smart.
Award | Shelley Penn | 30 Jun 2012

2012 Victorian Architecture Awards

The 2012 Victorian Architecture Awards were announced on 29 June, held at Crown Palladium in Melbourne.


The detail of City Hill House expands to a public scale at Melbourne Grammar School’s Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership.
Practice | John Wardle | 13 Aug 2012

Not turning the corner

The framing of glass with fabricated steel is an ongoing experiment for John Wardle Architects.

More articles

Shared pedestrian and vehicular space blurs ownership boundaries.
People | Timothy Hill and Paul Porjazoski | 27 Sep 2012

Living Places – the residents

Architect Paul Porjazoski and Architecture Australia editor Timothy Moore talk to residents at Living Places.