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Architecture Australia September 2018

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.

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Australia
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English
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Architecture Media Pty Ltd
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to act and to advocate

Hot on the heels of two major international trips – first to Venice for the International Architecture Exhibition and then to New York for the AIA Conference on Architecture – it has been an absolute delight to travel around Australia participating in the Chapter Awards ceremonies. The Institute’s awards program is the nation’s most prestigious and competitive and recognizes the impact of great design on clients, on communities and on the profession. It was a great honour to help celebrate the achievements of practices across all scales of architecture. We now look forward to the National Architecture Awards later in the year.A common theme that emerged in both these international and domestic architecture festivals was that our goals – and our challenges – are shared across the country and…

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local and global recognition

This issue of Architecture Australia celebrates the outcomes of the Institute’s Chapter Awards in the lead-up to the National Architecture Awards, which will be announced in Melbourne on 1 November. A total of 264 entries have been recognized locally, with 203 now in the running for national honours. Our congratulations to all the practices and people recognized in each of the chapters and to every firm that generously presented its built work for peer assessment. This moment also presents an opportunity to reflect on recent (and upcoming) international exposure and recognition for Australian architects and architecture.The issue opens with an overview of Australian contributions to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale – surveying the reception of the Australian pavilion, Australian architects exhibited across the Venetian archipelago and the biennale itself…

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venice in review

Australia’s exhibition Repair is, by any interpretation, a unique experience among the 2018 national participants. Creative directors Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright of Baracco and Wright Architects with artist Linda Tegg filled the Australian pavilion with more than ten thousand plants from Victoria’s Western Plains Grasslands, which are sustained by a highly technical lighting installation. Irish landscape architect Dermot Foley found they had “curated an environment unlike any of the other pavilions at this year’s biennale.” Australian architect Justin Mallia described the exhibition as “an elegant and visually striking composition” that is “eloquently composed and engagingly experiential.”The grassland installation is accompanied by an interpretive two-channel video projection of fifteen Australian projects. “Each film is screened once throughout the day with an intermittent dimming of lights,” Mallia explained in his…

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architect taylor and hinds architects

Nestled within an outpost of coastal banksia scrub, the timber boardwalk between camp site and beach zigs and zags to minimize disturbance to the local flora. Designed to house visitors on the wukalina Walk, Australia’s only Aboriginal-owned and guided walking tour, the krakani lumi standing camp interprets the material and formal elements of traditional Tasmanian Aboriginal architecture. A communal firepit forms a central gathering place; the charred black silvertop ash walls of the buildings open and close to blend the camp site with its bushy surrounds. The bark cladding of traditional north-eastern Tasmanian Aboriginal shelters is reimagined in the half-dome of the camp’s central pavilion as a red-stained timber lining reminiscent of tree sap or an open wound.A traditional Aboriginal shelter with a domed roof and bark cladding is…

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architect fjmt

The eagle-like form of the building represents Kulin Nation figure Bunjil the Creator, who protects and welcomes. The vast wings sweep back to shelter a north-facing civic space. (Photography Glenn Hester) Christine Phillips: When Architecture Australia asked me to review Bunjil Place by FJMT, I invited Louis Mokak, a Djugun man from West Kimberley and current architecture student at RMIT University, to co-write with me. A building named Bunjil Place inevitably raises questions about place, Country, the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australia and how this plays out in architecture. I am a female architect and academic with a Greek Cypriot heritage, born in Melbourne, living in Melbourne. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Bunjil Place stands and respectfully recognize…

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new south wales

Commercial The Sir Arthur G Stephenson AwardInternational House Sydney by Tzannes AwardBarangaroo House by Collins and Turner AwardBiripi Clinic by Kaunitz Yeung ArchitectureCommendationsThe Beehive by Raffaello Rosselli Architect with Luigi Rosselli Architects; 333 George Street by Grimshaw with Crone Educational The William E Kemp AwardMacquarie University Incubator by Architectus AwardSt Patrick’s Primary School, Lochinvar – Stage 1 by SHAC AwardUTS Blackfriars Children’s Centre by DJRD with Lacoste + Stevenson ArchitectsCommendationsThe Waranara Early Learning Centre for the City of Sydney by Fox Johnston; Bellevue Hill Public School by GroupGSA Public The Sulman MedalPunchbowl Mosque by Candalepas Associates AwardJoynton Avenue Creative Centre by Peter Stutchbury Architecture for City of SydneyCommendationsBarangaroo Ferry Wharf by Cox Architecture; Coogee Beach Centre by Brewster Hjorth Architects Steel COLORBOND® AwardBiripi Clinic…

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