Architecture Australia, September 2013

Architecture Australia, September 2013

Architecture Australia

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


La Plage du Pacifique by KGA Architecture.
Archive | 6 Sep 2013

AA September/October 2013 preview

This issue of Architecture Australia includes a provocative and theoretically rich suite of projects from across the Asia-Pacific region. A stalled resort on the Pacific …


A typical “Guiletta” guest villa at Kristin Green’s La Plage du Pacifique.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 6 Jan 2014

La Plage du Pacifique

The unfinished Vanuatu resort by Kristin Green: a photographic exhibition by Peter Bennetts.

The architecture seeks to provoke symbolic interpretation.
Projects | Simon Anderson | 31 Oct 2013

Perth Arena

A mesmerizing urban pantheon based on big ideas, local context and the geometry of puzzles.

The facade, like the building, is a layering of transparency and security.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 28 Oct 2013

The Kinghorn Cancer Centre

BVN Donovan Hill benchmarks the emerging building typology of translational research centres.

New but nostalgic: colours, material and form speak of pools past.
Projects | Philip Goad | 17 Dec 2013

Prince Alfred Park Pool

Neeson Murcutt Architects and Sue Barnsley Design embed memory and art into a Sydney urban space.

A large, flexible space beneath the new classrooms.
Projects | Tobias Horrocks | 14 Jan 2014

Camberwell Primary School

Workshop Architecture’s old school thinking in a new building designed for flexibility.

The heavy yet “eroded” base of the building represents WOHA’s interest in “topographical architecture.”
Projects | Fiona Nixon | 10 Dec 2013

Parkroyal on Pickering

WOHA’s manifesto of “breathing architecture” is realized in a Singapore hotel with its own ecosystem.


+ Pool by Dong-Ping Wong of architecture firm Family, and Archie Lee Coates IV and Jeffrey Franklin of PlayLab.
Discussion | Maitiú Ward | 2 Dec 2013

Crowdsourcing the city

New models of urban development: Brickstarter, CitiNiche and other examples of digital democracy

Riverbank Precinct, Adelaide. Design by Woods Bagot and Oxigen for Renewal SA.

The Biophilic City: urban innovations for closing the fiscal gap

Darren Bilsborough explores biophilic urbanism as a way of increasing quality of life without increasing tax.

Riverbank Precinct, Adelaide. Design by Woods Bagot and Oxigen for Renewal SA.
Discussion | Allan Rodger | 29 Jan 2014

UIA Sustainable Futures: Responsible Architecture Project

From Architecture Australia’s 2013 Dossier on urbanism and sustainability.


Jefa Greenaway and Rueben Berg established Indigenous Architecture Victoria in 2010.
People | Shaneen Fantin | 18 Dec 2013

Indigenous Architecture Victoria

A not-for-profit organization engaging architecture with Indigenous culture.