Architecture Australia, September 2019

Architecture Australia, September 2019

Architecture Australia

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

Dossier

Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.

Population and urban infrastructure in the century of cities

As the population of Australian cities increases and the earth’s climate shifts as a result of human activity, the way we design our cities must change.

Aerial image of Sydney.
Review | Philip Thalis and Benjamin Driver | 26 Nov 2019

Planning Greater Sydney

Philip Thalis and Benjamin Driver consider the latest planning strategy for Sydney, and ask do our conventional planning methods meet the needs of our evolving cities?

Woods Bagot’s 300-metre-long Wynyard Walk reduces the time taken to walk from Sydney’s Wynyard Station to the Barangaroo waterfront from fifteen minutes to six.
Discourse | Kim Crestani | 4 Dec 2019

Australia’s urban infrastructure: a role for architect design professionals

Infrastructure – roads, rail and power supplies – is the lifeblood of our urban existence. Kim Crestani explores the expanding role of the architect in the physical, organizational structures and facilities that support our way of life.

The north-facing steps at 1 Bligh Street (Architectus and Ingenhoven Architects) in Sydney open up the building to the street and provide a public seating area that is warm in winter but cool in summer. Artwork: James Angus, Day In, Day Out, 2011.

Toward a generous skyscraper

How can we accommodate our nation’s burgeoning urban population while also responding to the climate crisis?

An example of a low-density suburb before GOD (greenspace-oriented development), with large amounts of underutilized public open space.
Discourse | Richard Weller | 25 Nov 2019

What ever happened to (Australian) urbanism?

With Australia’s population set to almost double by 2066, the handwringing over increased density and sprawl will only increase. Yet these circumstances offer architects and urban planners an opportunity for courageous creativity.

Aerial photograph of Darwin’s CBD.

Facing the problem of overheating in Australian cities

The many causes of temperature increase in cities result in just as many problems, but mitigation techniques are available but are not enough to counterbalance the impacts.

Gray Puksand’s five-storey design for Prahran High School accommodates 650 students on a relatively small site.
Discourse | Clare Newton | 6 Dec 2019

Vertical schools on the rise

Growing inner-urban residential populations and land scarcity have created a new typology: the vertical school. How do these schools change the way education is delivered?

Projects

Vegetation forms an integral part of Kampung Admiralty’s envelope, mitigating the urban heat island effect and softening the building’s profile.
Projects | Swinal Samant | 29 Nov 2019

Creating stronger communities: Kampung Admiralty

Woha’s Kampung Admiralty offers a prototype for a community hub that supports ageing in place, encourages multi-generational interaction and prizes environmental and social sustainability.

Reclaimed land was removed to create an artificial inlet that returns the city to the water’s edge.
Discourse | Jennie Officer | 17 Jan 2020

The unfinished business of Perth’s Elizabeth Quay

In Perth, the Elizabeth Quay precinct has proven popular but its success depends on “unfinished business.”

‘Queenslanders in the sky’: Walan
Projects | Paola Leardini | 27 Nov 2019

‘Queenslanders in the sky’: Walan

Apartments in an iconic block on Brisbane’s Kangaroo Point Peninsula retain the best features of the rustic Queenslander while fulfilling the needs and expectations of contemporary urban dwellers.

Preview

Architecture Australia September/October 2019.
Preview | Katelin Butler | 26 Aug 2019

AA September/October 2019 preview

Collective city-making: An introduction to the September/October 2019 issue of Architecture Australia.

More articles

Each of Arc’s four facades matches the height and rhythm of neighbouring elevations, showing deference to its context.
Projects | Peter John Cantrill | 3 Dec 2019

Tall towers amid brick warehouses: Arc

Demonstrating careful consideration of its heritage surrounds and with a mix of uses throughout, this finely detailed skyscraper by Koichi Takada Architects advances the social culture and amenity of central Sydney.

The square’s design integrates architecture, landscape and art, including a nine-metre statue, Wirin, designed by Tjyllyungoo (aka Lance Chadd) and sculpted working with Stuart Green from Big Spoon Art Services.
Projects | Emma Williamson | 29 Oct 2019

‘Genuinely inclusive’: Yagan Square

The collaborative design for Yagan Square in the heart of Perth returns the site to its origins as a people’s meeting place and links previously disconnected parts of the city.