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Architecture Australia

May 2019

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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a year in review

This year we have raised our voices. Architects have been heard on issues of national importance, from sustainability to social and affordable housing, from urban density and design to the value of significant public architecture. We have called for stronger reforms to ensure safe buildings and a focus on quality, while championing the beauty and innovation of the best projects our profession can deliver.The Institute has consolidated work, delivering on its mission: to develop a strong architecture profession and to be its public voice. We have achieved much.Drawing on its strategic plan, the Institute has been forthright in its leadership and advocacy, while maintaining effective governance as the peak body for Australia’s architecture profession and its 11,000 members.With a goal to increase the role of architects in national policy…

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faith, diversity and impact

This issue of Architecture Australia focuses on sacred spaces and religious buildings. As Ursula de Jong outlines in her introductory essay (page 13), recent statistics demonstrate an accelerating incidence of Australia’s population reporting no religion, yet “there is still a marked interest in sacred spaces and religious buildings of the past, present and future.” In Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission, Angelo Candalepas reflects on the contradiction of designing the Punchbowl Mosque, “an anachronism when considering the rise of the non-faith position of the world.” Regardless of society’s shifting relationship with religion and the many differences between denominations and faiths, the projects in this issue are witness to the transformative spiritual impact that sacred spaces can have.Mark Raggatt’s reflections on the Punchbowl Mosque (page 26) and Paul Walker’s review of…

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architecture australia

Editorial director Katelin ButlerCommissioning editor Cameron BruhnManaging editor Alexa KemptonEditorial enquiries +61 3 8699 1000 aa@archmedia.com.auEditorial team Cassie Hansen, Josh Harris, Mary Mann, Stephanie McGann, Gemma SavioProduction Simone WallPublication design Y-M-DPrinting Southern Colour Institute Advisory Committee Clare Cousins, Barnaby Hartford Davis, Anna Rubbo, Shane Thompson, Geoff WarnContributing editors John Gollings, Alice Hampson, Rachel Hurst, Rory Hyde, Michael Keniger, Fiona Nixon, Philip Vivian, Emma WilliamsonDistribution Australia, newsagents: Gordon & Gotch Australian bookshop distribution: Eight Point Distribution Advertising sales Account managers Amy Banks, Tash Fisher, Lana Golubinsky, Victoria Hawthorne Managing director Ian ClosePublisher Sue HarrisGeneral manager, events and administration Jacinta Reedy…

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designing australia’s sacred spaces and religious buildings: past, present and future

The rebuilt St Patrick’s Cathedral in Parramatta, New South Wales, designed by MGT Architects with Romaldo Giurgola (2003). In a 2006 book on the project, Giurgola asked Australians to bear in mind “that architecture remains a symbolic expression of people’s cultural identities and aspirations in all facets of life.” (Photography John Gollings) With fewer and fewer people identifying as belonging to a faith community or having any religious affiliation, and even fewer admitting to attending regular worship services, Australia appears to be growing increasingly secular. Church buildings across the country are being merged, closed, abandoned, sold or razed. The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 data reported an accelerating incidence of Australia’s population reporting no religion. Christianity, the largest religious group in the country, has fallen as a religious affiliation…

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candalepas associates

Looking up into the dome of Candalepas Associates’ Punchbowl Mosque. The project has taken more than twenty years to plan, fundraise, commission and deliver. Inside, the main prayer space appears to have been sculpted from raw concrete. The large dome draws the eye up, magnifying the spiritual significance of the space. Buildings are simple: a budget, a brief, a roof over your head, and walls to keep the wind out. But of course, our hopes for architecture are like the hopes we have for our children – that they will be better than us, more than us, and, if nothing else, we pray they outlive us. They will take on the world’s joys and cares, and will be called upon to respond, architecture and children alike.So, it’s not surprising…

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1 Mosque main prayer space2 Male ablutions3 Female ablutions4 Storeroom5 Minaret entry6 Mosque entry courtyard7 School courtyard8 School administration9 School staffroom10 Library11 Canteen12 Basement carpark entry13 Substation kiosk14 Mosque female prayer gallery15 Void to main prayer space16 Void to male ablutions17 Classroom18 Terrace19 Minaret…

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