Architecture Australia, September 2014

Architecture Australia, September 2014

Architecture Australia

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


Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies by John Wardle Architects and Terroir, architects in association.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 5 Sep 2014

AA September/October 2014 preview

Individually and collectively, the buildings in this issue of Architecture Australia take on the challenge of delivering better density – bigger and better, not bigger and bigger.


The new home of the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies assumes a prominent position on Hobart’s waterfront.
Projects | Jeff Malpas | 3 Nov 2014

Between city and sea: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

The simple form of a research building on Hobart’s waterfront belies a complex weft of history, site and program.

Lyons’ 41X in Melbourne – a hybrid public–commercial building that serves as a new public face for the Australian Institute of Architects.
Projects | Rachel Hurst | 23 Dec 2014

When “little becomes big”: 41X

The Melbourne home of the Australian Institute of Architects speaks of the integral role of the architecture profession in the future of Australia’s cities.

Stepping down a steep and narrow site, the Left Over Space House has been inserted into the remnant space between old cottage, heritage-listed dance hall, setbacks and easements.
Projects | Brit Andresen | 17 Nov 2014

Left Over Space House

Architects Casey and Rebekah Vallance have devotedly turned a parcel of discarded land into a poetic response to suburban infill.

The new north facade of the Bendigo Library Redevelopment, a project which reinvigorates the Victorian city’s existing library, built in 1982–84 by Robinson Loo Wyss & Schneider.
Projects | Justine Clark | 8 Dec 2014

Refined bones: Bendigo Library Redevelopment

MGS Architects’ revitalization project results in a contemporary landmark that makes a worthy contribution to the urban fabric of Bendigo.

Wallace Wurth and the adjacent Lowy Cancer Research Centre command the north-eastern edge of the UNSW campus.
Projects | Maryam Gusheh | 2 Dec 2014

Wallace Wurth Redevelopment

Lahznimmo Architects and Wilson Architects interlace new and existing to produce a cohesive learning environment for the faculty of medicine at UNSW.

At the BRICC, a glazed, five-storey facility adjoins a red brick building on the corner of Sturt and Drummond Streets.
Projects | Christine Phillips | 5 Jan 2015

Sense and sensibility: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

The sensitivity of a patient-focused facility by Billard Leece Partnership doesn’t quite extend to its history-rich context.

Chevron-shaped window hoods identify the principal inpatient, acute care wards of the main hospital building at Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 6 Oct 2014

Natural healing: Fiona Stanley Hospital

The Fiona Stanley Hospital employs evidence-based design principles to make tangible contributions to patients’ wellbeing.


A female architect at work in BVN studio.
Discussion | Naomi Stead | 27 Oct 2014

The state of gender equity in architecture in Australia: The research is in

Dr Naomi Stead presents the key outcomes of a three-year-long research project into the women in architecture.

The research shows women in the architecture workforce are in steady decline after graduation.
Discussion | Gill Matthewson | 3 Nov 2014

Women in architecture: who counts?

Research on rates of participation for women in Australian architecture points towards systemic inequity in the profession.

The Parlour survey reveals experiences of architectural working conditions are shared between men and women.
Discussion | Justine Clark | 30 Oct 2014

Where do all the women go?

Justine Clark reveals the results of two Parlour surveys into women’s (and men’s) participation in architecture.

Social norms are changing - fewer families consist of a stay-at-home wife who frees the husband to dedicate long hours to work.
Discussion | Julie Willis | 10 Nov 2014

Not just a “women’s problem”

With long hours, low pay and rigid schedules, is architecture’s workplace culture sustainable for anyone?


Asha Nicholas and Chris Stanley of Splinter Society Architecture.
People | Ray Edgar | 6 Jan 2015

Splinter Society Architecture

The founders of this small architecture firm delight in the preciousness of imperfection.