Architecture Australia, January 2017

Architecture Australia, January 2017

Architecture Australia

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


Architecture Australia January/February 2017.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 27 Jan 2017

AA January/February 2017 preview

An introduction to the January/February 2017 issue of Architecture Australia.


The large shed provides expansive undercover spaces that are protected from the harsh climate, as well as flexibility of use for exhibitions and events.
Projects | Andrew Lilleyman | 26 Apr 2017

Nesting galleries: East Pilbara Arts Centre

A new gallery for the Indigenous art collective Martumili Artists, designed by Officer Woods Architects, is proving to be an important cultural facility for the small community of Newman in Western Australia.

Naranga Avenue House is entered through the extruded brick facade to a double-height patio with a crepe myrtle tree at its centre.
Projects | Alexandra Brown | 22 Mar 2017

Beyond breezeblock: Naranga Avenue House

James Russell Architect has employed complex layers of enclosure and transparency in the design of this home, inviting comparison with breezeblock houses of the Gold Coast of the past.

Perforations in the precast concrete verandah panels create patterns of light and shadow on the exterior walls and floor of the central waiting area.
Projects | Natalie Busch | 11 Jul 2017

‘Undeniable colour’: Karratha Central Healthcare

Patient experience was of the highest priority in Coda Studio’s design for a new healthcare facility that services the remote township of Karratha, Western Australia.

The unique roof form of Pirramimma lifts to expose the western face of the building and its upper terrace to the winter sun. Artworks: Bocabajo 1 by Marta Moreu (left); Cast Iron Inversion by James Angus (right).
Projects | Angelo Candalepas | 23 Mar 2017

Mountain retreat: Pirramimma

This Blue Mountains house by Peter Stutchbury Architecture deftly explores the relationship between building and landscape; moments of intensity and quietness, light and shadow, heighten the “real” in the everyday experience.

Sydney 385 by Smart Design Studio.
Projects | Maryam Gusheh | 15 May 2017

Elemental and abstract: Sydney 385

Smart Design Studio’s new mixed-use building in Balgowlah, Sydney has an elegantly composed, layered outer skin that brings an urbane character to the suburban streetscape.

The mixed-use development brings an unexpected geometry and rhythm to Echlin Street in West End, Townsville.
Projects | Shaneen Fantin | 24 May 2017

Fresh-faced: The Hub on Echlin

Architects North has created a curious and elegant self-generated development in the Townsville suburb of West End that was conceived as “a breathe of fresh air.”

Building Z9, which houses the dance, drama, creative writing, music, animation and research programs, is the signature building of Stage Two of the Creative Industries Precinct.
Projects | Michael Keniger | 25 Aug 2017

Creative Industries Precinct 2, QUT

This assured building by Richard Kirk Architect and Hassell enriches learning for the creative disciplines at the Queensland University of Technology, encouraging students to “lead the culture” in the spaces.

The Calyx forms a protective layer that unfolds to display a precious botanical interior.
Projects | Anthony Burke | 2 Aug 2017

Botanical enigma: The Calyx

The latest addition to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, by PTW Architects with landscape architecture by McGregor Coxall, presents a striking geometric volume that is a protective layer and a lens that frames cinematic moments.

Volumetrically, the chancery at the new Australian Embassy in Jakarta is reminiscent of Australian landforms.
Projects | Fiona Nixon | 26 May 2017

Forthright yet finessed: Australian Embassy Jakarta

Denton Corker Marshall has navigated the challenging requirements for a new embassy in Jakarta, creating a forthright yet finessed complex that successfully evokes a sense of “Australianness.”

The crescent form of the double curved zinc roof opens up to a large pool, with views to vegetated sand dunes in the distance.
Projects | John de Manincor | 4 Aug 2017

Campfire gathering: Elements of Byron

On a beachfront site at Byron Bay, Shane Thompson Architects has created a multifarious resort complex comprised of neutrally toned cabins and a striking main building with double curved roof forms.


Brisbane Housing Company's Caggara House in Brisbane by Arkhefield.
Discussion | Lee-Anne Khor | 19 May 2017

Affordable and accessible housing

Lee-Anne Khor speaks with four architects about the role of architecture in delivering affordable and accessible housing, and the diverse and complex challenges inherent to the processes.

Richmond Townhouses in Melbourne by Rossetti Architects (winner of the Institute’s Robin Boyd Award for Housing, 1995).
Discussion | Andrea Sharam | 17 May 2017

Could deliberative, architect-led housing boost affordability?

Andrea Sharam looks at the “deliberative” development model and the financial barriers that can prevent it from flourishing, sharing architect-designed Australian examples spanning three decades.


Catherine Ramsay and Andrew Croxon of Croxon Ramsay.
People | Emily Potter | 24 Oct 2017

Socially grounded: Croxon Ramsay

Collaboration and social value are driving forces for Melbourne practice Croxon Ramsay, which, over a decade, has built a reputation for innovative civic design.

More articles

Rolling House for the Rolling Society – An urbanism of non-familiar shared homes by Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation (2009).
Discussion | Niki Kalms | 25 Jan 2017

Occupied: How can architecture do more with less?

The recent Occupied exhibition at RMIT University’s Design Hub speculated on the spatial and material challenges facing cities.

Intergrain UltraClear Interior finish was well suited to the project because it allowed the inherent qualities of the Douglas fir to be expressed.
Product | 28 Feb 2017

A perfect formula: Intergrain

Intergrain finishes have been used to outstanding effect in this handcrafted, timber-clad interior by Bates Smart, designed as a compelling yet tranquil workplace for an architectural physicist.

The 2016 NGV Architecture Commission by M@ Studio Architects, Haven’t You Always Wanted ...?
Projects | Mark Raggatt | 15 Mar 2017

Haven’t You Always Wanted …? 2016 NGV Architecture Commission

The second iteration of the NGV Architecture Commission, Haven’t You Always Wanted …? by M@ Studio Architects, explores dematerialization and the expression of the civic in Melbourne’s future outer suburbs.