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Architecture Australia, May 2015

Architecture Australia, May 2015

Architecture Australia

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

Preview

Architecture Australia May/June 2015.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 6 May 2015

AA May/June 2015 preview

An introduction to the May/June 2015 issue of Architecture Australia.

Projects

Occupying a long, thin site adjacent to UTS’s Alumni Green, the floor plan of the Science and Health Building bulges in and out to admit winter sun onto the lawn.
Projects | David Neustein | 2 Jul 2015

Rule bender: UTS Science and Health Building

In their design of the UTS Science and Health building, Durbach Block Jaggers and BVN have defied the rules set out in BVN’s own UTS masterplan.

ARM’s work at Victoria’s Shrine of Remembrance, completed over two stages, involved the addition of four sunken courtyards that provide ingress to Visitor and Education Centres located beneath the Shrine.
Projects | Conrad Hamann | 30 Jul 2015

Buried history: Galleries of Remembrance

ARM Architecture’s final additions to the Shrine of Remembrance offer a contemporary foil to the memorial’s classicism.

The Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital occupies a prominent site in South Bank, Brisbane and serves as an urban counterpoint to the CBD.
Projects | Leon van Schaik | 29 Jun 2015

Urban vigour: Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Brisbane’s new children’s hospital by Conrad Gargett Lyons is a powerful work of city making.

The New Kununurra Courthouse serves the small town of Kununurra in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Projects | Lawrence Nield and Andrea Nield | 6 Jul 2015

Local rules: New Kununurra Courthouse

A new civic building by TAG Architects and Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects evokes its remote setting in north-east Western Australia.

The projecting balconies of the Upper House by Jackson Clements Burrows add dynamism and depth to the building envelope.
Projects | Kerstin Thompson | 28 Jul 2015

Boldly petite: Upper House

Upper House in Melbourne by Jackson Clements Burrows makes the case for compact city living with a bold urban form.

The copper-coloured roof of Margaret Court Arena contrasts with the white steel roofs of the arena’s sports architecture neighbours.
Projects | Maitiú Ward | 14 Aug 2015

Playing the field: Margaret Court Arena

The new Margaret Court Arena by NH Architecture and Populous explores the relationship between sports stadia and the city.

Dossier

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot is co-located with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Discourse | Michael Keniger | 1 Jul 2015

Hospital and health design, at once individual and collective

As part of Architecture Australia‘s May/June 2015 Dossier on health architecture, Michael Keniger reports on the state of healthcare design and offers an overview of recent healthcare projects.

The South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot is co-located with the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Discourse | Abbie Galvin | 1 Jul 2015

In conversation with Johannes Molander Pedersen

As part of Architecture Australia‘s May/June 2015 Dossier on health architecture, Abbie Galvin, a principal at BVN, speaks with Johannes Molander Pedersen, a founding partner of Danish firm Nord Architects. Pedersen and his partner Morten Rask Gregersen are the Australian Institute of Architects 2015 Droga Architects in Residence.

The Gold Coast University Hospital, a collaboration among PDT Architects and Silver Thomas Hanley and Hassell.
Discourse | Darragh O'Brien | 1 Jul 2015

Post-occupancy research and the new Australian hospital

As part of Architecture Australia‘s May/June 2015 Dossier on health architecture, Darragh O’Brien investigates the lack of thorough and effective post-occupancy research in the healthcare sector.

Sheahan’s study found that across a 130-hectare site at the main campus of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, USA, the footpaths and public areas were relatively underused.
News | Michaela Sheahan | 1 Jul 2015

The importance of public spaces and pedestrians in hospital precincts

As part of Architecture Australia‘s May/June 2015 Dossier on health architecture, Michaela Sheahan explores the importance of public spaces and pedestrian zones in hospital precincts.

Children explore the planted terraces of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital in Brisbane.
Discourse | Cameron Bruhn | 1 Jul 2015

Interview with Corbett Lyon, Stefano Scalzo and Julie Willis

As part of Architecture Australia‘s May/June 2015 Dossier on Health Architecture Now, AA’s Cameron Bruhn spoke with Corbett Lyon, Julie Willis and Stefano Scalzo about Lyons and the University of Melbourne’s joint Australian Research Council-funded research project that will investigate ways in which environmental design contributes to patient wellbeing.

Obituary

Sir Ian Athfield.
People | Xing Ruan | 12 Feb 2015

Vale Ath, the genuine architect

Xing Ruan recalls time spent in work and friendship with the late Ian Athfield, an icon of New Zealand architecture.