Reviews

Esther Stam presents at Eat Drink Design Talks.

Combatting complacency in hospitality design

26 Nov 2019, Phillip Schemnitz

The inaugural Eat Drink Design Talks unpacked the challenges of hospitality design and speculated about its future.

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Suzannah Waldron, Searle x Waldron Architecture, presenting University of Melbourne, End of Trip Facilities at The Architecture Symposium, Sydney.

The city-making potential of architecture

3 Oct 2019, Andrew Burges

Andrew Burges explores four key strategies to enhance architecture’s power in collective city-making, as demonstrated by the 16 inspiring projects presented at the 2019 Architecture Symposium, Sydney.

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The liveliest panel discussion of the conference Participation and Spectacle. From left: Ana Abram, Maj Plemenitas, Cees van der Veeken, Tanya Court and Natalie Jeremijenko.

This Public Life

26 Nov 2015, Shannon Satherley

Shannon Satherley reviews the 2015 AILA Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life.

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One to One: Re-frame

One to One: Re-frame

14 Nov 2013, Nicola Balch

Architects, student and builders collaborate on a design-build community project in Chippendale.

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Original Edmond & Corrigan drawings on the back wall.

Peter Corrigan: Cities of Hope

8 Nov 2013, Norman Day

Norman Day reviews the RMIT exhibition on Melbourne architects Edmond and Corrigan.

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Bertrand Goldberg’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, Chicago.

The power of permanence

11 Oct 2013, Rowena Hockin

Rowena Hockin reports on a WAF talk on the topic of longevity in architecture.

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Jay Montoni, A-Frame House. These emergency huts are stocked with supplies for stranded travellers.

Warming to Iceland

29 Aug 2013, Lucy Humphrey

Lucy Humphrey reviews a photographic exhibition from the mercurial Arctic island.

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21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA.

Ten turbulent years of Japanese architecture

28 Aug 2013, John Ellway

John Ellway visits the Parallel Nippon: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996–2006 exhibition.

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Design Speaks: Workplace/Worklife 2013  keynote speaker, Oliver Marlow of Tilt presenting. Looking on are (L–R): Cameron Bruhn (Architecture Media), Rosemary Kirkby (Rosemary Kirkby & Associates), moderator James Calder (Calder Consultants) and Peter Marix-Evans (ISIS).

Workplace forum hits the right note

12 Aug 2013, Lynn Churchill

Dr Lynn Churchill reports on the Design Speaks: Workplace/Worklife Forum, held in August 2013.

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Speaker: Jan van Schaik, Minifie van Schaik Architects.

Nexus 2013: a coming together of things

29 Jul 2013, Sarah Lynn Rees

A graduate’s view of the 2013 Australia & New Zealand Student Architecture Congress.

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La Plage du Pacifique exhibition at Spring St Grocer cheese cellar.

La Plage du Pacifique

12 Jul 2013, Eoghan Lewis

The photographic exhibition of a half-finished island resort in a just-finished Melbourne cheese cellar.

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Speakers (from left): Kirsten Stanisich, Jeffery Copolov and Nectar Efkarpidis.

Artichoke Night School No. 10: Hotels

27 Jun 2013, Maitiú Ward

Kirsten Stanisich, Jeffery Copolov and Nectar Efkarpidis on creating hotels of the future

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Idolize Spiegeltent interior.

Perth Fringe

28 Feb 2013, Hayley Curnow

The seductive temporary venues of the 2013 Perth Fringe World Festival are gone but not forgotten.

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Sir Zelman Cowen Award: MONA – Museum of Old and New Art.

2012 in review

19 Dec 2012

A look at the key awards, reviews and interviews of 2012 on ArchitectureAU, and some new reviews for the reading list.

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Artichoke Night School No. 9 at the Space showroom in Brisbane.

Artichoke Night School No. 9: Engaging clients

29 Nov 2012, Dan Cox

Rachel Luchetti, Paul Spiro and Dan Cox on how to win clients and keep them coming back.

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Newton Suites includes sun-shading elements described by WOHA's Richard Hassell as "hairy."

WOHA’s University of Adelaide talk

27 Nov 2012, Daniel Turner

Richard Hassell of WOHA Singapore spoke at the University of Adelaide in September 2012.

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INDEX12 exhibition entry.

INDEX12: an interior journey

21 Nov 2012, Nick Rebstadt

RMIT’s interior design graduate exhibition.

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Window by Robyn Creagh on the last day of the exhibition.

Postcards for Perth

7 Nov 2012, Hayley Curnow

Hayley Curnow reviews the Postcards for Perth exhibition at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in October 2012.

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Speakers (from left): Ewen McDonald, Jennifer Turpin and Philip Vivian.

Artichoke Night School No. 8: Art and interiors

1 Nov 2012, Philip Vivian

Ewen McDonald, Jennifer Turpin and Philip Vivian on the integration of art and interior design.

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Artichoke Night School No. 7 at the Space showroom, Melbourne.

Artichoke Night School No. 7: Fashion interiors

10 Oct 2012

Jenny Mills, Grace Mcquilten and Mark Simpson on fashion interiors and the future of retail design.

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Salorge by Atelier Arcau, winner – Civic and Community – WAF 2012.

Civic and Community, WAF 2012

5 Oct 2012, Timothy Moore

Architecture Australia editor Timothy Moore reports from the 2012 World Architecture Festival.

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The Happy Place served as a seminar space at Designex.

Design immersion, emerging design

1 Sep 2012

A seminar space called The Happy Place and a glamorous bar provided some memorable settings at Designex (14–16 May 2012) in Sydney.

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Large-scale projection of an archival photograph of Marcel Bruer with Martha Erps.

Bauhaus: Art as Life exhibition

16 Aug 2012, Colin Martin

The largest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK for forty years investigates the function and impact of this seminal movement.

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UrbanScreen explores the sculptural form of the Opera House and its role as a home for the performing arts.

Vivid lights up the harbour city

6 Jun 2012, Freya Lombardo

Vivid Sydney lights up the city with an array of ambitious 3D video projections that put architecture in the spotlight.

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Kathryn Findlay, Richard Kirk and Michael Keniger.

Neph Wake reviews national conference

24 May 2012, Neph Wake

Architecture student Neph Wake reviews the 2012 National Architecture Conference.

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The Happy Place – Alice Rawsthorn talk.

Penny Craswell reviews Designex 2012

19 May 2012, Penny Craswell

Artichoke editor Penny Craswell looks at the highlights of the 2012 edition of Designex.

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Jo Nolan, Katelin Butler, Rachel Neeson and Luke Hastings.

Boyd meets Neeson Murcutt at Our Houses

23 Mar 2012, Katelin Butler

Houses editor Katelin Butler reflects on the latest Our Houses conversation.

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At Artichoke Night School: (left to right) Rowena Cornwell, Geoff Bainbridge, Penny Craswell and Byron George.

The sixth Artichoke Night School

1 Mar 2012

Food and design was the topic of the sixth Artichoke Night School, held at Space in Brisbane.

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Protesters at Tahrir Square in Cairo, 8 July 2011.

Rethinking public space

24 Feb 2012, Sigrid Ehrmann

The 2011 IFLA World Congress looked at the resilience of cities and public spaces.

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Jess Miley’s Sydney! There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you invites passers-by to write down their secrets and hang them out on washing lines.

Street Works: Sydney design competition

22 Feb 2012, Emma Sheppard-Simms

Five winning installations by interdisciplinary teams encouraged creative participation with Sydney’s urban life.

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SuperSeed presented a recipe for a new way of living.

Venice 2012 – Looking forward

20 Feb 2012, Annabelle Pegrum

Annabelle Pegrum looks at the short-listed proposals for the Australian exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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The UK pavilion, designed by Heatherwick Studio, consisted of 60,000 crystalline spines.

World Expo 2010 Shanghai

2 Feb 2012, Claire Martin

Millions of people visited the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, but did it live up to its theme Better City, Better Life?

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Left to right: Thomas Marshall, Joe Larkings, Jess Miley, Sean McEntee, Sam Jeyaseelan, Rianda Barnes.

#WTFlux

24 Jan 2012, Melonie Bayl-Smith, Samuel Jeyaseelan

Three different responses to the Australia and New Zealand Student Architecture Conference 2011, which focused on crisis.

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Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP)

Built Environment Meets Parliament

19 Jan 2012, Eugenie Keefer Bell

BEMP is held to facilitate conversations between parliament and industry leaders.

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Rendering of the Phare Tower in the “non-site” of Paris’s La Défense.

Thom Mayne speaks in Perth

3 Jan 2012, Philip Goldswain

Philip Goldswain reflects on a talk by Thom Mayne of Morphosis that took place in Perth.

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X-Field exhibition

X-Field exhibition

10 Dec 2011, Jo Russell-Clarke

Six practitioners explore ways in which contemporary designers can work beyond and across disciplines.

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Southport Broadwater Parklands by AECOM.

Revival exhibition

5 Dec 2011, Helena Seagrott

The Revival exhibition aims to “showcase the power of a single image to encapsulate a sense of place.”

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Song Dong, Sketch for para-pavilion, 2011, at the Chinese pavilion.

2011 Venice Art Biennale: ILLUMinations

1 Dec 2011, Colin Martin

The concept of shelter, changing demography and cities, and water as a basic human emerged as themes.

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Intersect, 2011, by Tania Spencer, and Lace Fence by Joep Verhoeven of DEMAKERSVAN, part of Love Lace.

Sydney Design 2011

1 Dec 2011, Marcus Costello

Upcycling, a return to nostalgic forms, process and materials, the slow movement in food, gardening and transport.

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Fluid Taxonomies, a light installation by Philippa Abbott and Simone Bliss at Do Design Space.

2011 State of Design

1 Dec 2011, Bonnie Abbott, Mason Browne

The 2011 festival took the theme Design That Moves. Emerging writers engaged with the program through Write On Design.

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Adolf Loos, Villa Müller (1928–1930), Prague. Large salon.

Learning to Dwell

22 Nov 2011, Colin Martin

This exhibition surveys the private houses and apartments designed by Adolf Loos in the Czech Republic.

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