Architecture Australia, July 2018

Architecture Australia, July 2018

Architecture Australia

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

Preview

Architecture Australia July/August 2018.
Archive | Cameron Bruhn | 29 Jun 2018

AA July/August 2018 preview

The discipline and practice of architecture: An introduction to the July/August 2018 issue of Architecture Australia.

Projects

A striking metal pattern layer forming a changeable water drop motif stretches across the 1970s structure like a draped skin.
Projects | Jennifer Calzini | 24 Oct 2018

Industrial revolution: Barwon Water

GHDWoodhead’s transformation of the 1970s Geelong headquarters of Victoria’s largest urban water corporation into a striking contemporary office is symbolic of the urban renewal at the regional city’s cultural and civic heart.

Size, flexibility and cost were key considerations in the hall’s design – the configurable structure can house a wide variety of activities.
Projects | Peter Skinner | 3 Oct 2018

Calm delights: Curra Community Hall

Working within tight budgetary constraints, Bark Design Architects’ Curra Community Hall elegantly reinterprets a regional typology to create a flexible and memorable space for a small rural community.

Located between a terrace house and an industrial brick warehouse in Sydney’s Surry Hills, the Beehive explores the use of recycled terracotta tiles – an often overlooked symbol of suburbia – in the design of an architecture studio.
Projects | David Welsh | 11 Sep 2018

Terracotta trope: The Beehive

The Beehive, designed by Raffaello Rosselli Architect with Luigi Rosselli Architects, is a poetic exploration of the aesthetic and structural potential of recycled materials as applied to the design of this architectural family’s own Surry Hills studio.

A lightweight fence demarcates the narrow, native front garden, which, level with the pavement, thoughtfully contributes to the public realm.
Projects | David Neustein | 7 Sep 2018

Spatial continuity: Rose House 2

Dissolving the distinction between inside and out, architecture and landscape, Rose House 2 in Melbourne’s Fitzroy North builds on Baracco and Wright Architects’ well-established, reparative approach to site, context and ecology.

Dossier

Research in large practice

Research in large practice

Naomi Stead and Sandra Kaji O’Grady introduce their guest-edited dossier for Architecture Australia, which looks at the state of research in large architecture practices in Australia.

Nitotschka Titchkosky, now co-CEO of BVN.

Research in large Australian practices: A roundtable discussion

A frank and revealing discussion about how and why large Australian practices organize and fund research, and how they disseminate its findings.

Murray Fraser.
Discourse | Murray Fraster | 8 Mar 2019

A British perspective on practice-based architectural research

Murray Fraser, vice-dean of research at the Bartlett School of Architecture and as chair of the Research and Innovation Group at RIBA, explores practice-based research.

A scene from the Practice in Research/Research in Practice symposium in 
Brisbane in 2017, which explored the diverse forms practice-based research may take and its value both within academia and the architectural profession.
Discourse | Peter Raisbeck | 13 Mar 2019

Arrested development

Peter Raisbeck argues that the lack of formalized research and development in Australian architecture practice is stymieing innovation.

Fondazione Prada
People | Alexandra Brown | 27 Feb 2019

Reinier de Graaf on ‘the creative tension between thinking and doing’

Reinier de Graaf, co-founder of OMA’s research arm AMO, discusses its investigations, the profession’s current interest in research and architecture’s cardinal sins.

Inside the office of Kieran Timberlake in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Practice | Billie Faircloth | 14 Mar 2019

Searching and searching again: Research in practice

Billie Faircloth, partner at Kieran Timberlake, argues that a conversation on research in architectural practice begins by making the word “research” more approachable.