Architecture Australia, September 2016

Architecture Australia, September 2016

Architecture Australia

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


Architecture Australia September/October 2016.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 2 Sep 2016

AA September/October 2016 preview

An introduction to the September/October 2016 issue of Architecture Australia.


The City of Perth Library, with its distinctive circular form and angled top, maintains open views to the Titles Building.
Projects | Philip Vivian | 10 Oct 2016

Civic pride: Cathedral Square

Kerry Hill Architects has led a collaborative redevelopment of the historic heart of Perth since 2009, complementing the existing heritage fabric with architectural insertions at an urban scale.

The Woolloomooloo Apartments in Sydney provide a quiet retreat from the city, despite being situated near a motorway and railway.
Projects | Peter John Cantrill | 17 Jan 2017

Noise mask: Woolloomooloo Apartments

McGregor Westlake Architecture has responded with vigour to a challenging site in Sydney’s Woolloomooloo, creating a quiet and robust retreat from the cacophony of the city.

The recently completed 19 Wandoo Street project saw the conversion of an existing shed into a large retail space.
Projects | Antony Moulis and Silvia Micheli | 24 Feb 2017

Incremental civic-ness: James Street Precinct

Richards and Spence has made a significant contribution to a whole fragment of Brisbane, using a rich and distinctive design language across a range of works for the James Street precinct.

Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic has a striking and articulated form – its inverted truss roof and array of slender columns make it easily identifiable.
Projects | Leonie Matthews | 24 Oct 2016

Civic vision: Ormuz Specialist Eye Clinic

Loucas Zahos Architects has orchestrated a calming and intimate sequence of spaces for a new eye clinic in Caloundra, South East Queensland.

Four new halls of residence have recently been built at Monash University’s outer-suburban Melbourne Clayton campus.
Projects | Philip Goad | 21 Oct 2016

Monash University Halls of Residence

Four new halls of residence, by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects, McBride Charles Ryan, and Hayball and Richard Middleton Architects, are shaping the urban environment of the Clayton campus and fostering a sense of community.


Housing equity, housing inclusion
Discourse | Wendy Lovelace | 5 Dec 2016

Housing equity, housing inclusion

Architect Wendy Lovelace explains why it’s the imperative for housing to accommodate the varying needs and abilities of the Australian population.

Tjuntjuntjara community housing by Iredale Pedersen Hook demonstrates the value of extended consultation and a clear understanding of the overlapping factors influencing remote Aboriginal housing.
Discourse | Timothy O’Rourke | 1 Feb 2017

Sharing plans for Aboriginal housing

A small group of practitioners and researchers have made a noteworthy contribution to the quality and supply of housing for remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The accumulated expertise, including well-informed housing designs, should be more broadly shared.

The entry to Tom Fisher House, a night shelter for the homeless in Perth designed by Coda.

A space to exhale: Tom Fisher House

Western Australian architecture practice Coda has designed a night shelter, Tom Fisher House, that provides a moment of repose for those who are sleeping rough on the streets of Perth.

The Offset House by Otherothers.
Discourse | Alicia Pozniak | 24 Nov 2016

Offset House: reframing the Australian Dream

Designed in response to Australia’s obsession with the McMansion, a speculative project by architecture practice Otherothers demonstrates how the outer walls of a large, detached single-family home can be re-zoned to accommodate multiple inhabitants and a range of functions.

Boronia Pre-release Centre for Women in Perth, Western Australia (opened 2004).
Discourse | Elizabeth Grant | 5 Dec 2016

The architecture of detention: why design matters

From an architectural perspective, little consideration is given to the design and monitoring of detention centres in Australia. Sensitive, humane, culturally appropriate custodial design should be employed for this “architecture of displacement.”

Walngal outstation in Wik Lands, south of Cape Keerweer, Western Cape York, Queensland.

Remote Indigenous settlements – more than tiny dots on a map

Indigenous people and their settlements are more than tiny dots littered across a vast continent. These smaller settlements are under threat of closure by top-down policies in favour of urban concentration.