Architecture Australia, March 2016

Architecture Australia, March 2016

Architecture Australia

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


Architecture Australia March/April 2016.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 18 Mar 2016

AA March/April 2016 preview

An introduction to the March/April 2016 issue of Architecture Australia.


Green Ladder by Vo Trong Nghia Architects.
Projects | Sandra Kaji-O'Grady | 30 Jun 2016

Bamboo beginning: Green Ladder

Sandra Kaji-O’Grady previews Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ pavilion Green Ladder, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation’s 2016 Fugitive Structures commission.

The National Gallery of Victoria’s Summer Architecture Commission by John Wardle Architects activates the gallery’s under-used garden space.
Projects | Harriet Edquist | 12 Oct 2016

NGV Summer Architecture Commission 2015

John Wardle Architects’ design for the National Gallery of Victoria’s inaugural Summer Architecture Commission nods to Melbourne’s modernist past, while also speaking to the new and emerging.

The Pink Moon Saloon bar and eatery cleverly occupies a former alleyway in Adelaide’s West End. From Leigh Street the building’s street facade is unexpected and the sense of surprise is continued throughout.
Projects | David Kroll | 6 Jun 2016

Urban surprise: Pink Moon Saloon

Sans-Arc Studio’s innovative response to a tight site in Adelaide’s West End can be seen as an urban interpretation of a rural hut typology.

The structure at the western end of the building has been completely rebuilt. The building’s elevation subverts the symmetry of its gable.
Projects | Helen Norrie | 29 Apr 2016

The Condensery: Somerset Regional Art Gallery

PHAB Architects has revived a former condensed milk factory in Toogoolawah, Queensland through considered restoration and contemporary gestures.

The pavilion is often surrounded by a sea of colourful family tents during sporting events.
Projects | Paddy Dorney | 29 Aug 2016

Clarence High School Oval Sports Pavilion

Dock4 Architects has successfully configured this school sports pavilion in suburban Hobart to accommodate a broader community.

A durable palette of precast concrete, Corten steel, washed aggregate paving and porphyry setts was used in the hardscaping of the project.
Projects | Roger Pegrum | 30 Jun 2016

Come to pass: Bowen Place Crossing

A “refreshingly minimalist” design by Lahz Nimmo Architects with Spackman Mossop Michaels offers safe passage for pedestrians and cyclists under Canberra’s Kings Avenue Bridge.


Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2015 in London, designed by selgascano.
Discussion | John Macarthur and Susan Holden | 25 Jul 2016

Is architecture art?

John Macarthur and Susan Holden of Architecture Theory Criticism History (ATCH) use the pavilion as a device to explore the crossover between the disciplines of architecture and the visual arts.

More articles

Melbourne’s Fitzroy Swimming Pool has retained a sign added in the early 1950s reading “Aqua profonda” meaning “deep water” in Italian – a reflection of the great influx of migrants from the Mediterranean during that time.
Discussion | Rory Hyde | 30 Mar 2016

The Pool in Venice, a preview

Rory Hyde discovers themes of identity and cross-cultural understanding behind Australia’s The Pool exhibition at the 2016 Venice Biennale.

Australian singer-songwriter, Paul Kelly.
Discussion | Brett Boardman | 7 Sep 2016

Environmental portraiture

Brett Boardman reflects on Australia’s relationship with pools and on his experiences capturing eight significant Australians in a series of portraits commissioned by the curators of The Pool.

The 2015 MPavilion commission by Amanda Levete Architects considered the pavilion itself and the context of its surroundings in equal measure.
Projects | Nicole Kalms | 26 Jul 2016

Cultivated architecture: 2015 MPavilion

The 2015 MPavilion by Amanda Levete Architects – the second instalment of this annual architecture commission –presents a fittingly open platform for a diverse list of cultural programs.

Tom Kovac’s virtual Beijing Pavilion was seemingly in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, 2006.
Discussion | Leon van Schaik | 8 Jun 2016

On pavilions

Leon van Schaik discusses the role and categorization of the pavilion, exploring layers of meaning and what these structures might reveal to us about our relationship to architecture.

Facet Studio won the Doshisha University Chapel Complex design competition with a design that splits the program of chapel and exhibition space into two volumes.
Projects | Erwin Viray | 22 Feb 2016

Division and attraction: Doshisha Chapel

Facet Studio has created two awe-inspiring volumes separated by a physical and metaphorical divide for the chapel complex at Doshisha University’s Kyotanabe campus in Kyoto.

The new pavilion sits between two moored retired naval vessels, the destroyer HMAS Vampire and the submarine HMAS Onslow.
Projects | Andrew Nimmo | 2 Jun 2016

In shipshape: The Waterfront Pavilion

A new pavilion by FJMT at the Australian National Maritime Museum on Sydney’s Darling Harbour takes its cues from naval architecture, offering a dramatic entry experience to the museum.