Tuesdays@Tusculum - Mind the Gaps – Density & Suburbia

By Australian Institute Of Architects
daytime nighttime

April 8, 2014

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011


Curator:        Tom Rivard
Moderator:    Tim Williams
Speakers:     Adam Haddow (SJB) and Adam Russell (RAW)

Suburban sprawl, increased density and the perceived conflict between opportunities and demands is a critical topic that successive local and state governments seemingly continue to ignore, save for needlessly panicking about it during media cycles. Instead of inertia and/or business as usual, this talk looks at new housing typologies, affordability, multi generational living, community facilities and infrastructure, treating the suburbs not as an endless land bank, but as part of an integrated and porous city with both density and open space.

Adam Haddow  is Director of SJB Architects.  Awarded Churchill Fellowship in 2006 to study alternatives to conventional models of urban design, he developed SJB’s highly regarded ‘Shall we dense?’ research project, which investigates the state of Australian cities.  This research has been presented at conferences nationally and internationally, receiving wide support and critical acclaim, as well as informing the work of the practice in responding sensitively to the fabric of cities and regions, combining knowledge and experience with creative design solutions.

Adam Russell  is founder of Sydney practice RAW Architects, and an honorary Associate of the School of Architecture at University of Technology Sydney.  A regular writer for local magazines, Adam pursues an ongoing interest in medium density housing and the suburbs through practice commissions and the “adapturbia” Masters of Architecture studio he leads at UTS. (adapturbia.wordpress.com)

Tim Williams is a practising architect, focusing on urban design visions, public space and infrastructure.  Internationally recognised for his knowledge on planning transformations taking place globally, Tim is a founder (w Andrew Burns) of Super Sydney, a project to build metropolitan consciousness by elevating the ideas of community members.  This year’s version is Super Sydney Walkabout.


Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free


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