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.


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.


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.


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.
Discussion | 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.
Discussion | 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.
Discussion | 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.