category_outlined / Art & Architecture
Architecture AustraliaArchitecture Australia

Architecture Australia September 2015

Ask architects which Australian magazine they choose to read or to publish their work and the answer is most likely Architecture Australia. If you want to be up to date with the best built works and the issues that matter, then Architecture Australia is for you. Its commissioned contributors are independent, highly respected practitioners, architectural thinkers and design commentators and each article is supported by images from leading architectural photographers. Provocative, informative and engaging – it is the national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects.

Architecture Media Pty Ltd
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
$12.95(Incl. tax)
$52(Incl. tax)
6 Issues


access_time3 min.

In recent years architects have been faced with many challenges in practice and so too has the Australian Institute of Architects. Our organization has achieved many significant successes; however, the reality is that our resources are limited and our team has been overstretched in order to meet the increasing expectations of our members. We can do a lot … but we can’t do it all.I’ve had the privilege of sitting on National Council for a couple of years now. Looking back, one thing that stands out for me is the way in which the Council has become united in its objectives to serve the needs of all members in an equitable manner and with appropriate and balanced respect for both small and large chapters.National Council has recently commenced a process…

access_time2 min.

Over the past two hundred years the holiday has evolved from a rarefied pursuit of the wealthy and aristocratic to an annual employee entitlement. The holiday also has an enlightening architectural story – from the Grand Tours embarked upon by Robert Adam, Le Corbusier and Harry Seidler to the holiday houses designed by John Nash, Charles Moore and Glenn Murcutt. The so-called Bilbao effect created in the early 2000s by Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is arguably the apotheosis of architecture as catalyst for tourism. Since then, top-down, taste-making cultural experiences (and the architectural bravado that drove them) have lost currency as disruptive digital technologies and the sharing economy reshape the way we travel (and experience architecture). Postcards, smartphone applications, package tours (and many other things, including buildings) are cultural…

access_time2 min.
news and projects

The Factory of the Future designed by H2o Architects, in Swinburne University of Technology’s Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre by Wilkinson Eyre Architects in partnership with Jacobs Australia. Photography: Trevor MeinAdvanced Manufacturing and Design Centre by Wilkinson Eyre Architects opensSwinburne University of Technology has launched a $100 million Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre by Wilkinson Eyre Architects in partnership with Jacobs Australia. The eleven-storey building in Hawthorn, Melbourne, includes the Training Centre in Biodevices, a facility for exploring innovative medical technologies. The Factory of the Future space on the ground level was designed by H2o Architects and hosts specialist studios where designers will create prototypes and research manufacturing methods.READ MORE ABOUT THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND DESIGN CENTREarchitectureau.com/articles/swinburne-opens-100-m-centreBritish architect Amanda Levete’s design for the second MPavilion features petal-like shapes inspired by…

access_time3 min.
housing as a proving ground for ideas

Winner of Australian House of the Year and New House over 200 m2 : Planchonella House by Jesse Bennett Architect. Photography: Sean Fennessy.Winner of New House under 200 m2 : Sawmill House by Archier. Photograph: Ben Hosking.Winner of Apartment or Unit: Darlinghurst Apartment by Brad Swartz Architect. Photograph: Katherine Lu.Winner of Sustainability: QV8 by Breathe Architecture. Photograph: Peter Clarke.Winner of House Alteration and Addition under 200 m2 : West End Cottage by Vokes and Peters (completed with Owen and Vokes and Peters). Photograph: Christopher Frederick Jones.Winner of Outdoor: Cut Paw Paw by Andrew Maynard Architects. Photograph: Peter Bennetts.Winner of Emerging Architecture Practice: Archier (pictured is the Piccolo coffee table with Hex candle holders). Photograph: Miranda Louey.Winner of House Alteration and Addition over 200 m2 : Tower House by Andrew Maynard…

access_time7 min.
in conversation: enrico taglietti

Enrico Taglietti (left) at La Tourette in 2013 with friend and collaborator architect Gianmatteo Romegialli. Photography: Tabitha TagliettiAustralian War Memorial Annex, Mitchell, ACT, 1978–79.Architecture Australia: Let’s start with Milan. You received your architectural education at the Polytechnic University of Milan, between 1947 and 1952. What was the core of architectural education at that time?Enrico Taglietti: When I came back from Africa and joined the Politecnico, it was following the direction of the Bauhaus, which at that time I considered to be almost a bit fascist. I felt that if one has to follow a rule because everything is codified, like in the Bauhaus, then it is no use for an architect to be there because he has no freedom. I had a lot of discussion with Pier Luigi Nervi, the…

access_time7 min.
uq oral health centre

02 The eastern facade is more restrained, with larger expanses of white-stained concrete concealing the building’s private spaces.03 Opening up the building to the park counteracts the stoic character of the Mayne Medical School.04 Acknowledging that many people fear visiting the dentist, the architects aimed to deinstitutionalize the centre by emphasizing connections to nature.05 The building’s western edge is comprised of circulation spaces that sit behind a single-glazed rain screen. These areas are passively ventilated, reducing the volume of airconditioned space in the facility and doubling as a thermal barrier.06 The organic perimeter circulation system contrasts with the orthogonal order of the dental clinics, which are visually linked to the park.07 Most of the building’s edges are lined with individual or group study spaces designed as places of relief from…