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Architectural Review Asia Pacific

No. 162

Architectural Review Asia Pacific has been the independent voice of Australian architecture for over 28 years. Widely read and respected by architectural practitioners, affiliated professionals and all who have a keen interest in the field, AR works collaboratively with opinion leaders to provide considered, provocative and fresh insights into the world of contemporary Australian architecture.

Country:
Australia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Niche Media Pty Ltd
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IN THIS ISSUE

2 min.
balancing the looks

This issue is being published to coincide with BoAD, the inaugural Business of Architecture and Design conference, which is produced by the publisher of this magazine, Niche Media. One of the events being held in said conference is a seminar on the Male Champions of Change – the excellent group formed to help redress the balance of power gender-wise, across multiple industries. There have been a number of forward-thinking architectural practices that have signed up to the initiative. One is Hayball, with long-time director Richard Leonard revealing in a Business of Architecture and Design podcast (yes, another Niche production) that if Hayball architects are invited onto panels they will no longer participate unless, or until, the panels have gender parity. Cracking stuff and hooray for Hayball. But with all this in mind,…

1 min.
aradviser contribution

An AR adviser is an organisation with which we’ve entered into a partnership to provide expert insight from their respective industries. In this issue, we welcome dormakaba. GLOSSARY: Throughout this and subsequent issues of AR you may notice icons that indicate the relevant article has material on the website, which may be text, further images and/or video. The icons’ meanings are: Image gallery Video Text Additional text…

1 min.
architectural review asia pacific

Publisher Joanne Davies joanne.davies@niche.com.au (03) 9948 4929 Associate Publisher Lachlan Oakley lachlan.oakley@niche.com.au (03) 9948 4952 Editor Madeleine Swain madeleine.swain@niche.com.au Business development manager Tali Ben-Yehuda tali.yehuda@niche.com.au (03) 9948 4953 Production Production manager Stephanie Yang stephanie.yang@niche.com.au Editorial designer Keely Goodall Design and digital prepress Karl Dyer Publishing Chairman Nicholas Dower Managing director Paul Lidgerwood Publisher & Commercial director Joanne Davies Financial controller Sonia Jurista…

3 min.
what keeps architects awake at night?

CONDITIONAL PI FOR CERTIFIERS States are looking at ways to allow private certifiers to continue to practise even with conditions relating to combustible cladding in their cover. While this may keep the system running for a bit longer, it is very worrying and likely to affect architects. This is not just about new buildings. What happens when alterations or additions are required to an existing building containing combustible cladding? If the certifier is effectively not liable through lack of insurance cover for a future mistake, who will be next in the firing line? The builder may have folded the special purpose vehicle, the developer long gone, but the architect may still be around and worth suing. Should government cover the gap? The Federal Government seems to think the problem is a state…

2 min.
quotes

“ASIA IS ONLY JUST MOVING OUT OF THIRD GEAR… THERE IS PLENTY OF GROWTH RUNWAY BEFORE US.” PETER VERWER “THE SCALE OF THE PROJECTS AND THE SPEED AT WHICH THEY ARE DELIVERED IS THE OTHER MAIN DIFFERENCE. COMPRESSED PROGRAMS ARE COMPLETELY NORMAL ACROSS VARIOUS ASIAN COUNTRIES.” ALAN KUEH “OUTSIDE OF OUR DESIGNERS, WE ALSO HAVE WORKPLACE SPECIALISTS WHO PULL FROM THE PROJECTS WE’VE DONE TO DATE AND THEIR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN WORKPLACE STRATEGY.” EBBIE WISECARVER “SIX PERCENT OF AUSTRALIAN ORGANISATIONS HAVE IMPLEMENTED THE APPROPRIATE SYSTEMS AND PLATFORMS FOR DELIVERING AND CONTROLLING MAJOR PROJECTS, WHILE 85 PERCENT OF ‘BEHIND THE CURVE’ ORGANISATIONS CONTINUE TO USE MULTIPLE SPREADSHEETS OR DISPARATE SYSTEMS.” PEDRAM DANESH-MAND “COMMERCIAL IMPERATIVES TO INSURE AND BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ONGOING DEFECTS WOULD CHANGE BUILDERS’ ATTITUDES TO QUALITY.” JOHN HELD “PEOPLE HAVE SPENT THEIR LIFE SAVINGS ON APARTMENTS THAT MAY COLLAPSE.…

9 min.
asian opportunities

Earlier this year, the University of Sydney School of Architecture staged a congenial exhibition called Fusion of Horizons. Consisting of private letters, diary entries, ethnographic research and an array of drawings and models, it told the story of five pioneering architects from Australia who travelled throughout Asia in the postwar years and whose work fundamentally contributed to the architecture and design of the region. It is a narrative that is just as relevant today, with the Australasian design community continuing to have a major impact across that corner of the world. However, Peter Verwer, the former CEO of the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association and current executive chairman at fractal IQ, says that when it comes to the enormity of Asia’s growth juggernaut and the opportunities that exist for local firms in…