Architecture Australia, May 2013

Architecture Australia, May 2013

Architecture Australia

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


Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum by Cox Rayner Architects.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 2 May 2013

AA May/Jun 2013 preview

  This issue of Architecture Australia is guest edited by John de Manincor and Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, the creative directors for Material, the 2013 National Architecture …


Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum
Projects | Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper | 9 Jul 2013

Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum

Cox Rayner Architects imprints the tectonic force of the landscape into the walls of a Queensland outback museum.

The Everest set by Carterwilliamson Architects and Archrival.

I Love Todd Sampson

A work by Living Room Theatre with sets done pro bono by young Sydney architects.

The cladding is an “open weave” skin of anodized aluminium.
Projects | Tone Wheeler | 23 Jul 2013

17 Gadigal Avenue

Collins and Turner Architects gives their Sydney apartment block a shimmering cloak of steel.

Steps, niches and platforms provide for walking, climbing and sitting.
Projects | Brett Seakins | 1 Aug 2013

Stawell Steps

A brick spillway by Monash Architecture and Hiroshi Nakao reflects rhythms of human occupation.

ABC Brisbane headquarters by Richard Kirk Architect.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 16 Jul 2013

ABC Brisbane

Richard Kirk’s design of the new ABC headquarters in Brisbane makes it a cultural landmark.

The facade of semicircular light boxes with the artwork on the exterior.
Discussion | Lucy Humphrey | 19 Sep 2013

Red Lantern

A small-scale urban intervention in Sydney’s Chinatown by Lacoste + Stevenson and Frost Design.

The new roof speaks to the South Melbourne’s industrial past.
Projects | Anna Johnson | 16 Sep 2013

South Melbourne Market

Paul Morgan Architects crowns an iconic Melbourne market with a pragmatic and elegant roof.


Gramazio & Kohler’s (Switzerland) projects combine the physics of built architecture with digital logics.

Material future

Dr Sandra Kaji-O’Grady, co-convenor of the 2013 national conference, urges architects to experiment with new materials.

Hylozoic Ground by Rachel Armstrong, Philip Beesley and Rob Gorbet.
Discussion | Jennifer Ferng | 16 Sep 2013

Biomaterials and modes of praxis

Are so-called “biomaterials” redefining how architects engage with biological systems?

Clouds of Venice installation, Venice, 2012 by Supermanoeuvre.
Discussion | John de Manincor | 30 Oct 2013

Material thinking

John de Manincor talks with David Pigram, Iain Maxwell and James Gardiner about material technology and use.

Glass Farm by MVRDV.
Discussion | Sean Anderson | 30 Oct 2013

Image material

In architecture, interrogations of authenticity have become part of a broader debate on cutting-edge materials, writes Sean Anderson.


Profile: Regional Associates
People | Anna Tweeddale | 23 Aug 2013

Profile: Regional Associates

The upcycling architecture of Ross Langdon, Campbell Drake and Ben Milbourne.

The Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP!) pavilion, Hobart.
People | Jeff Malpas | 18 Sep 2013

Profile: Room 11 Architects

A heightened responsiveness to place is the hallmark of this Tasmanian-born practice.


Genevieve Lilley: Crafting the idea
People | Genevieve Lilley | 9 Jul 2013

Genevieve Lilley: Crafting the idea

A strong idea is the foundation for strong design at whatever scale says architect and jeweller Genevieve Lilley.


Stawell powder magazine (c. 1875).
The World | Nigel Bertram | 2 Aug 2013

Small works: big presence

Professor Nigel Bertram reflects on the impact of small public structures in regional towns.