1845 items tagged “builtenvironment”

publications

A Plan for Growing Sydney

All cities need to plan for their future. Sydney's no different. Except that Sydney's growth is likely to outpace ost of Australia's mainland capital cities in coming years. So where is it right to grow, and why? In December, the NSW Government launched A Plan for Growing Sydney.

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[un]made – Masters of Architecture Exhibition

  • Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 29, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Rooftop 92 King Street, Newcastle

Newcastle’s often overlooked King Street carpark will be remade for one night in late November for [un]made, a one-of-a-kind public architecture show displaying student visions of the city.

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Journal of Space/Place and Communication - Call for Papers

  • Nov. 13, 2014 - Jan. 5, 2015
  • Online

The Journal of Space and Communication is the unique peer reviewed journal approaching the promotion of mutual understanding and collaborative endeavors between the relationship space and retrospective memory as a new approach to communication research. This multidisciplinary journal invites scholars ...

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Aura - Graduate Exhibition University of Sydney

  • Dec. 4, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • The Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, Darlington, NSW
  • Free

Opening Night 4th of December 6PM

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conferences

Tunnel Design and Construction Asia 2015

  • Jan. 28, 2015 - Jan. 29, 2015
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 392 Havelock Road, Singapore, 169663, Singapore
  • Conference Only (Early Bird Offer till 28 November): SGD 3299 Conference Only: SGD 3599

With ever increasing focus on urban tunnel projects, robust tunnel design and construction continues to challenge the project owners, EPC contractors, and other stakeholders involved in cost effective tunnel projects. The 6th annual Tunnel Design and Construction Asia 2015 conference ...

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INDEX, UTS Architecture End of Year Show 2014

  • Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
  • Free

INDEX is about celebrating architecture in Sydney, join us to discuss the work of the year and our architectural futures. Public Opening, November 27th, 6pm-10pm.

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INDEX, UTS Architecture End of Year Show 2014

  • Nov. 27, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
  • Free

INDEX is about celebrating architecture in Sydney, join us to discuss the work of the year and our architectural futures. Public Opening, November 27th, 6pm-10pm.

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competitions and awards

DARCH Horse Awards

  • Nov. 27, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks CBD Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free

Now in its second year, the DARCH Horse Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions by non-architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment.

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Mind Painting

  • Nov. 14, 2014 - Nov. 28, 2014
  • noon - 3 p.m.
  • Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale
  • FREE

The Mind Painting exhibition allows visitors to interactively use their minds to create public art. This exhibition encourages visitors to meditate inside a pyramid, using their unique brainwaves to create digital paintings and transform Central Park's 15m Digital Wall.

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talks

Prof. Hyungmin Pai: The Status of Things

  • Nov. 12, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Level 5, Building 6, 702 Harris St, Ultimo, Sydney

Professor Hyungmin Pai of the University of Seoul will discuss a series of major curatorial projects he is involved in in Korea in 2014, in addition to reflecting on architecture’s disciplinary specific material practice, the consequences of this for curation, the M.Arch design studio, and for studio teaching.

festivals

A Call Out for your Events... Heritage Festival 2015

  • Nov. 6, 2014 - April 1, 2015
  • Online

Registrations for the National Trust Heritage Festival 2015 are now open! The theme is Conflict and Compassion; it has shaped who we are & helped a new multicultural nation evolve.

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Blacktown Native Insititute Artist Camp family BBQ

  • Nov. 8, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
  • Cnr Rooty Hill Rd North and Richmond Rd, Oakhurst

5:30-7pm, Saturday 8 NovJoin us for a BBQ featuring music, games and art-making activities for the whole family. 4-5pm, Sunday 9 NovShare your stories about the Blacktown Native Institution The Blacktown Native Institution was a residential school for Aboriginal and ...

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Steven Liaros: Future Cities

  • Nov. 10, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Stanton Library, L1 234 Miller Street North Sydney, NSW 2060
  • Free

Join Rethinking the City author and town planner Steven Liaros for a fascinating talk on how our history has defined town planning today and why future cities will be constructed through the internet Online bookings essential - please click here ...

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AOS: Hornsby: Our Heritage vs Progress

  • Nov. 23, 2014
  • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Hornsby Pool Function Room, 203 Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby
  • Free event, bookings essential

A debate led by Jennifer Hill with leading thinkers on the question- is historical conservation sustainable? For more information call 9847 6893

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AOS: Hornsby: Sustainability and the home

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Artist’s Lounge, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Ave, Hornsby
  • Free event, bookings essential

Speaker: Sze Cheng from CS Architects Curator: Jill Gleave How to live more sustainably - passive solar design, water and energy saving. An Australian Afternoon tea will be served. . Bookings:Click here to register. For more information call 9847 6893.

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conferences

IABSE Conference Geneva 2015

  • Sept. 23, 2015 - Sept. 25, 2015
  • 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • CICG, rue de Varembé 17, Geneva, 1202, Switzerland
  • Member: €935, Non-Member: €1060, Young Engineer: €570, Accompanying person: €180, Dinner: €150

Be Part of the Solution The conference will focus on Structural Engineering as a key industry for addressing global challenges and ensuring sustainable growth of our society by providing a high quality built environment. We will debate future responsibilities and ...

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RICS BIM Conference

  • Feb. 12, 2015
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • etc Venues, 155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street, London, EC2M 3YD, UK
  • RICS standard rate: 245 + VAT

BIM is about the way we work and how we work - the benefits BIM delivers throughout a projects life cycle and the cost savings are substantial. A cultural change is required if BIM is to be properly implemented across ...

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continuing professional development

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop - Saturday 6 September 2014

  • Sept. 6, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom - Union Street Pyrmont
  • $95 Full Day

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop 6 September 2014 Morning Session: 8:00am - 8:30am: Registration 8:30am - 9:30am: Fall Prevention Through Operable Windows by Jason Rocca 9:30am - 9:40am: Tea Break 9:40am - 10:40am: Home Automation by Dee Bubeck 10:40am - ...

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AOS: Woollahra - the creative challenge

  • Nov. 13, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Woollahra Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road Double Bay
  • Free event, bookings essential

Speaker: Alec Tzannes - Dean of UNSW Built Environment and Professor of Practice (Built Environment) and the Director of Tzannes Associates, an Architecture and Urban Design practice. Curator: Georgina Wilson Architect Refreshments at 6pm Bookings: studio@gwarchitect.com.au or call Jade Young ...

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AOS: Newport

  • Nov. 18, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mark Tuckey furniture, 303 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport
  • Free event, bookings essential

Speaker: Rick Le Plastrier Curator: David McCrae Rick Le Plastrier on his work Richard Leplastrier is an Australian architect. After graduation from Sydney University in 1963, he worked in the Sydney office of Jørn Utzon from 1964 to 1966 assisting ...

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UNSW Graduate Regional Studio - RISE

  • Nov. 19, 2014
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Anzac Pde UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Please join us for drinks, food and a showcase of all projects, to celebrate the final exhibition for the UNSW graduating studio of Architecture, of the Australian School of Architecture + Design, 2014.

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continuing professional development

Brisbane Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop - Thursday 20 November 2014

  • Nov. 20, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Toowong Bowls Club - 59 Gailey Rd Taringa
  • $105 Full Day See Early Bird Specials

Brisbane Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop 8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration Coffee, Tea and Scones and Jam 8:30 am - 9:30 am: TBA 9:30 am - 9:40 am: Tea Break 9:40 am - 10:40am: Natural Ventilaton ...

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Regenerating Sydney, Why Now? Zunz Lecture Series

  • Nov. 18, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House Playhouse, Bennelong Point Circular Quay 2000
  • Adult: 30 Student: 20

Sydney is currently a hotbed of regeneration activity. From Barangaroo to Green Square, to the emerging plans for The Bays Precinct and Central to Eveleigh, our city is transforming previously underutilised tracts of urban land. But why?

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HotHouse WATER

  • Nov. 12, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007

HotHouse WATER on 12th November is the fourth and final instalment of the event series for 2014. Join HotHouse and a superb line-up of speakers to explore creative approaches to water in our cities and neighbourhoods.

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The Future of The Bays Precinct with Professor Stephen Cairns on 'Open City' Design

  • Nov. 5, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (entry via Druitt Street) Sydney 2000
  • Free

The Future of The Bays Precinct with Professor Stephen Cairns on 'Open City' Design.

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City of Sydney Water Efficiency Grants for Apartment Buildings

  • Nov. 5, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street Circular Quay 2000
  • Free

Is your apartment building using too much water? Join us for an event dedicated to water efficiency in apartment buildings, where you will hear about the resources and incentives available to get water efficiency projects started in your building.

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Introduction to Natural Building Concepts and Workshops

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 6:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
  • The Bambou, Corner Clisdell Street and Brumby Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free

Introduction to Earthships covering Passive Solar/ Thermal Design, Sustainability, Waste Management, Efficient Water Use and Food Production. Also workshop and build dates.

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EcoXpo: The Pinnacle Event of Sustainabilty

  • Nov. 28, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Prince Alfred Park , Chalmers Street (cnr of Cleveland Street) Surry Hills 2010
  • Free

After its huge success last year EcoXpo will again bring together the forward thinkers, shakers and movers of the sustainable world at Australia’s most sustainable park and venue.

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Project Sydney Conference

  • Nov. 17, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Star Room, Darling Harbour 31 Wheat Road Sydney NSW 2000
  • 1 Day Conference $1094.50 AUD

Project Sydney is a multi-segment summit bringing together all the players involved. The NSW Government has recently unveiled a project schedule that will revolutionise transport in and around Sydney.

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festivals

Festival of Urbanism

  • Oct. 15, 2014 - Nov. 6, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The University of Sydney, 148 City Rd Darlington NSW 2006 2006
  • Free

With large-scale urban projects underway and more in the pipeline in prime locations along Sydney’s harbour foreshore, Sydneysiders have got the right to ask what should its city look like and offer its people in the future.

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tours

SAW Bike Tour #2 - Three-Suburbs Central

  • Feb. 28, 2015
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Town Bike Pitstop, 156 Abercrombie St Redfern 2016
  • Adult: $90 Children & full-time students: $80 Bike & Helmet Hire (if req): $25

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, we will drift along Sydney's western edge exploring the stretch of land between Darling Harbour and Chippendale.

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SAW Bike Tour #2 - Three-Suburbs Central

  • Jan. 31, 2015
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Town Bike Pitstop, 156 Abercrombie St Redfern 2016
  • Adult: $90 Children & full-time students: $80 Bike & Helmet Hire (if req): $25

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, we will drift along Sydney's western edge exploring the stretch of land between Darling Harbour and Chippendale.

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SAW Bike Tour #2 - Three-Suburbs Central

  • Nov. 22, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Town Bike Pitstop, 156 Abercrombie St Redfern 2016
  • Adult: $90 Children & full-time students: $80 Bike & Helmet Hire (if req): $25

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, we will drift along Sydney's western edge exploring the stretch of land between Darling Harbour and Chippendale.

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SAW Bike Tour #1 - Three-Suburbs South

  • Feb. 14, 2015
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Town Bike Pitstop. 156 Abercrombie St Redfern 2016
  • Adult: $90 Children & full-time students: $80 Bike & Helmet Hire (if req): $25

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this bicycle tour explores the rapidly changing inner-city Sydney suburbs of Redfern, Waterloo and Surry Hills. An insiders tour with a two-wheeled architectural twist!

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SAW Bike Tour #1 - Three-Suburbs South

  • Dec. 13, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Town Bike Pitstop. 156 Abercrombie St Redfern 2016
  • Adult: $90 Children & full-time students: $80 Bike & Helmet Hire (if req): $25

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this bicycle tour explores the rapidly changing inner-city Sydney suburbs of Redfern, Waterloo and Surry Hills. An insiders tour with a two-wheeled architectural twist!

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Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Jan. 24, 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • ANZAC Memorial, Southern end of Hyde Park Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

Guided by the spirit of interwar modernity, we will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney as we trace the influence of modernity on the modern city.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Jan. 10, 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • ANZAC Memorial, Southern end of Hyde Park Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

Guided by the spirit of interwar modernity, we will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney as we trace the influence of modernity on the modern city.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Dec. 3, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • ANZAC Memorial, Southern end of Hyde Park Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

Guided by the spirit of interwar modernity, we will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney as we trace the influence of modernity on the modern city.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • ANZAC Memorial, Southern end of Hyde Park Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

Guided by the spirit of interwar modernity, we will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney as we trace the influence of modernity on the modern city.

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The City: Sydney - Sydney Architecture Walks #1

  • Jan. 17, 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour examines the patterns and forces shaping Sydney with a focus on contemporary architecture.

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The City: Sydney - Sydney Architecture Walks #1

  • Jan. 7, 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour examines the patterns and forces shaping Sydney with a focus on contemporary architecture.

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The City: Sydney - Sydney Architecture Walks #1

  • Dec. 10, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour examines the patterns and forces shaping Sydney with a focus on contemporary architecture.

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The City: Sydney - Sydney Architecture Walks #1

  • Nov. 15, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour examines the patterns and forces shaping Sydney with a focus on contemporary architecture.

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The City: Sydney - Sydney Architecture Walks #1

  • Nov. 5, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour examines the patterns and forces shaping Sydney with a focus on contemporary architecture.

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Harbourings - Sydney Architecture Walks #3

  • Jan. 14, 2015
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour explores Sydney’s gritty industrial western edge and is full of surprising contemporary moments hidden amongst the city’s ‘deep’ history.

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Harbourings - Sydney Architecture Walks #3

  • Dec. 17, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour explores Sydney’s gritty industrial western edge and is full of surprising contemporary moments hidden amongst the city’s ‘deep’ history.

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Harbourings - Sydney Architecture Walks #3

  • Nov. 29, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $49 Children: $35

Led by architects but aimed at the enthusiast, this walking tour explores Sydney’s gritty industrial western edge and is full of surprising contemporary moments hidden amongst the city’s ‘deep’ history.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

  • Dec. 6, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

This walking tour, led by architect & Utzon expert Eoghan Lewis, takes you into the visionary world of Opera House architect Joern Utzon.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

  • Dec. 20, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

This walking tour, led by architect & Utzon expert Eoghan Lewis, takes you into the visionary world of Opera House architect Joern Utzon.

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Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon and the Sydney Opera House

  • Nov. 12, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Adult: $55 Children: $45

This walking tour, led by architect & Utzon expert Eoghan Lewis, takes you into the visionary world of Opera House architect Joern Utzon.

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talks

Hear Alternate Voices and be heard on harbour renewal

  • Nov. 5, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney (enter via Druitt Street)
  • Free, registration required

Community members are encouraged to join local and international urban planning experts to examine the future redevelopment of the Sydney Harbour foreshore.

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Public lecture: Kojima + Akamatsu / CAt

  • Oct. 30, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • UTS, 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

UTS Architecture Public Lecture ProgramSpring Series 2014

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exhibitions

OPEN AGENDA 2014 Exhibition

  • Oct. 31, 2014 - Nov. 4, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Level 3 Central Event Space, Central Park Sydney, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

This year, the three selected projects take Open Agenda literally to extremes. Please come along and support the next generation in Australian Architecture.

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Augmented Australia: 1914-2014

  • Oct. 31, 2014 - Dec. 15, 2014
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000

'Augmented Australia', will showcase three Sydney projects located within walking distance of Customs House which were ahead of their time and never built. Theses projects will be brought to life through 3D modelling, animation & interviews.

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Alejandro Quincoces and Carlos Morago Exhibition

  • Oct. 15, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Badger & Fox Gallery, 201 Albion Street, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free

Newly launched Badger & Fox Gallery in Surry Hills has officially partnered with Sala Parés Gallery, Barcelona to exhibit works from two of Spain's finest contemporary artists, Alejandro Quincoces and Carlos Morago. Opening on Thursday 2nd October until Sunday 2nd ...

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Community

  • Nov. 29, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010
  • Bookings Essential, Free Event

Rachel Neeson formed Neeson Murcutt Architects with her late partner Nicholas Murcutt in 2004. Rachel's talk will focus on community projects, including the recently completed Prince Alfred Park Pool. Presented with the Australian Institute of Architects NSW.

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Money

  • Oct. 25, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010
  • Bookings Essential, Free Event

Join Architect Carol Marra as she dissects both the design and building processes with a focus on money; how it influences the inception of a project, its outcome and its longevity. Presented with the Australian Institute of Architects NSW.

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SAF14 - City Souvenirs Exhibition

  • Nov. 1, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Alongside the City Souvenirs Walk, the NSW Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects will host a small exhibition of pieces from the larger City Souvenirs collection in their foyer. American based artist, Nicole Seisler has selected nine ceramic pieces , or 'souvenirs' to travel to Sydney, from walks taken across New York and Chicago. You are invited to view this fascinating hands on display of pieces at the head office of the Australian Institute of Architects in Potts Point. Touch, hold and even make a sand impression with these visiting souvenirs. We welcome your feedback on your experience.

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Sydney Architecture Festival 2014

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014
  • Various locations accross Sydney

The 2014 Festival theme "Connections - The Making of a Great City" invites participation in events across the city. The Festival offers international and local insights into the city’s built environment with a packed program of architecture talks, exhibitions, panel discussions, films,children’s activities, open day events and guided tours.

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SAF14 - The Anganwadi Project

  • Nov. 10, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Angawadi Volunteers talk about the project at the launch of the exhibition which runs until 30th November. The Anganwadi Project (TAP) is a small Australian not-for-profit organisation designing and building pre-schools in Gujarat, India.

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SAF14 - Kaleidoscope of Indian Cities - Invisible Connections

  • Nov. 10, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Exhibition Curator, Dr Neena Mand, School of Architecture and Built Environment will present "Kaleidoscope of Indian Cities - Invisible Connections" at the launch of the Exhibition.

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film

SAF14 - CineCity at SAF: Connections - A Short Film session

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Paramount Pictures Building, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
  • $30 pays for 25 short short films a welcome drink and popcorn.

A selection of short films presented by Sarah Breen Lovett and Louise Mackenzie from the Cinecity Architectural Film Project. Curated especially for the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival, 25 x 60-second connections-related films will be screened at the recent creative adaptation award winning Golden Age Cinema on Sunday 9 November, as the festival finale. The screening will be introduced by the curators with a chance to talk with some of the film-makers informally in the bar afterwards.

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Hornsby: Sustainability in the Home

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Artist's Lounge, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  • Free, booking required

Architect Sze Cheng from CS Architects discusses passive design, water and energy saving. Curated by Jill Gleave.

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SAF14 - Bridge Ahoy! Sunset Tour

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Man O' War Steps - Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $95 (including Sunrise champagne breakfast or Sunset cocktails and canapes)

Cast off during Sydney Architecture Festival 2014 on Bridge Ahoy! - a curated ferry cruise that explores some of the unique bridges of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

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SAF14 - Our Houses with Peter Stutchbury and Graham Nottle

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $25 (including a copy of Houses Magazine)

Our Houses goes behind the scenes, offering a unique insight into Australia’s best residential architecture. These lively, public forums look beyond the finished product, following the architect and the homeowner on their journey together from brief to day-to-day living.

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show at Parramatta: Imagining the Future, Preserving our Past

  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Charles Byrne Room, Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

Parramatta, the geographic centre of Sydney is the gateway to Western Sydney and the fastest growing region of New South Wales. Parramatta is coming to life as Sydney's second CBD; a city with a vibrant town square, new mixed precincts combining residential, commercial and civic buildings with more community facilities.

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Dr James Gardiner: c3DP. Construction 3D Printing

  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, University of Sydney
  • Free, registration required

Dr James Gardiner will discuss construction 3D printing and whether it's ready to deliver.

Learning from London

Helen Lochhead, @helenlochhead    

Managing urban growth and housing affordability, inclusion and economic vitality is an enormous challenge in major cities around the world. Essential to getting it right is understanding what is needed to temper the relentless juggernaut of growth with our competing desires for a better city for everyone that also sustains the inherent attributes of the places we value.

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Open House Hobart

  • Nov. 22, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Hobart
  • FREE!

Open House Hobart celebrates the city's built environment, from its engineering heritage to its architectural tour de forces and Hobart's most sustainable buildings.

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seminar

Timber & Interior Design Seminar 2014

  • Nov. 13, 2014
  • 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • FREE

WoodSolutions Timber & Interior Design Seminar 2014 - 13th November 2014 - CPD points available. This free seminar will explore how timber may be used in interior applications. Presentations include those reponsible for award winning residential and commercial projects, expert ...

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in North Sydney: Marion Mahony Griffin in Focus

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Speakers Glenda Korporaal and Karen McCartney discuss the work of Marion Mahony Griffin

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Dream Discotheques for Parramatta: An Exhibition of Design Ideas

  • Nov. 7, 2014 - Nov. 21, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

The Sydney Architecture Festival proudly announces the exhibition of Dream Discotheques for Parramatta. To be presented at Parramatta based Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE), the Dream Discotheques for Parramatta Project stems from ongoing collaboration involving ICE and the University of New South Wales School of Architecture (Faculty of the Built Environment).

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Delirious White Bay - Artistic Cultural Hub - UTS School of Architecture Masters Studio Exhibition

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
  • Free, no bookings

‘Delirious White Bay’ exhibition, a display of work done by ten UTS Masters students in the Bays Precinct area comprising White Bay, Glebe Island, Power House, Rozelle Bay and Rozelle Rail Yards.

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talks

SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Randwick: Residential/small scale/local

  • Nov. 6, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Randwick Town Hall, Cnr Avoca & Francis Street, Randwick
  • Free, booking required

Urban Design Awards recipients Fox Johnson and Tribe Studio discuss their winning projects. Speakers: Emili Fox, Conrad Johnston and Hannah Tribe. Curated by Andrew Nimmo and Annabel Lahz

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Marrickville: [THINK SMALL] Public Domain in Marrickville

  • Nov. 5, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville
  • Free, booking required

Our urban streets and parks and squares should be safe and vibrant places to live, work and visit. Clever and thoughtful design is the key to making ordinary places become extraordinary. Under utilised laneways, reserves and 'left-over' spaces present exciting opportunities for new places to come alive...

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Hornsby: Future Cities

  • Nov. 4, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby
  • Free, booking required

Future Cities looks at how the history of the area has defined town planning today and why future cities will be constructed through the internet.

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Mosman: Heritage and Modernity in Mosman

  • Nov. 3, 2014
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
  • Free, booking required

Architect Luigi Rosselli looks at how the move from trams to electric cars has changed the home of Mosman. Curated by Luisa Manfredini

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Lane Cove: New Architecture For The New Aged

  • Nov. 3, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lane Cove Library, Library Walk, Lane Cove
  • Free, booking required

Speaker: Guy Luscombe from Gladstudio has recently completed his Byera Hadley scholarship tour where he studied housing for the new aged. Curators: Jon Johannsen and Sarah Cook Refreshments will be served.

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tours

SAF14 - Bridge Ahoy! Sunrise Tour

  • Nov. 2, 2014
  • 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Man O' War Steps - Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $95 (including Sunrise champagne breakfast or Sunset cocktails and canapes)

Cast off during Sydney Architecture Festival 2014 on Bridge Ahoy! - a curated ferry cruise that explores some of the unique bridges of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

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tours

SAF14 - Bridge Ahoy! Sunset Tour

  • Nov. 1, 2014
  • 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Man O' War Steps - Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $95 (including Sunrise champagne breakfast or Sunset cocktails and canapes)

Cast off during Sydney Architecture Festival 2014 on Bridge Ahoy! - a curated ferry cruise that explores some of the unique bridges of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Conflicts on the Periphery - An investigation into the urban renewal of post-bushfire affected areas

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Australians have a long affiliation with the interface between the urban environment and nature. As the effects of climate change increase the intensity and ferocity of extreme weather events, periods of immense pressure will be punt on the built environment.

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exhibitions

SAF14 - The Anganwadi Project - Exhibition and opening talk

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

The Anganwadi Project (TAP) is a small Australian not-for-profit organisation designing and building pre-schools in Gujarat, India. It was founded in 2007 by two Australian design professionals, Jodie Fried & Jane Rothschild, who saw a need in the slums of Ahmedabad to improve existing pre-schools which were crude lean-to's with little or no light and ventilation. OPENING EVENT ON NOVEMBER 10 with Jane Rothschild and Caroline Kite

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Kaleidoscope of Indian Cities - Invisible Connections by Ma Collaborative

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

There is an official opening event on Monday November 10 AT 6.00pm. In a country as diverse as India there are multiple interconnected lives that can be observed at any given time in its myriad cities. These lives through their intersections and juxtaposition generate multiple images that may seem contrary.

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SAF14 - Behind the Lens: Sydney Architecture Festival Photography Exhibition

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • The Rocks Pop Up, 47 George Street, The Rocks
  • Free, no bookings

Providing a glimpse into the photographic world of 5 architectural photographers: Brett Boardman, Katherine Lu, Michael Nicholson, Murray Fredericks & Richard Glover with 10 of their photographic works.

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'A Feat of Daring': David Moore's tribute to the ANZAC Bridge

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Jan. 15, 2015
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Photographer David Moore (1927–2003) admitted to being ‘possessed totally’ by the building of the Glebe Island (now ANZAC) Bridge. Motivated by a familiarity with both Henri Mallard’s construction record of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Peter Stackpole’s ‘sharp and vital’ documentation of San Francisco’s Oakland Bay Bridge, from the day Moore noticed work had started on the Bridge project he seized on it as his own, gaining unrestricted access to the site and giving over 3 intense years of his life to its meticulous documentation.

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SAF14 - HEXTIC: UNSW CODE

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Nov. 10, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Grasshopper Bar, 1 Temperance Lane, Sydney NSW
  • Free, no bookings

HEXTIC - A creative installation celebrating the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival. University of New South Wales Bachelor Students in CoDe, Australian School of Architecture + Design, led by Dr Hank Haeusler, Rebekah Araullo and Eliot Rosenberg merge digital computation with interactive technology.

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tours

SAF14 - Bridge Ahoy! Sunrise Tour

  • Nov. 1, 2014
  • 6 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Man O' War Steps - Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $95 (including Sunrise champagne breakfast or Sunset cocktails and canapes)

Cast off during Sydney Architecture Festival 2014 on Bridge Ahoy! - a curated ferry cruise that explores some of the unique bridges of Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River.

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continuing professional development

Hobart Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop

  • Oct. 28, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 1/19 Hunter Street Hobart

InHouseGroup3 at the Institute of Architects Session Time and Topics : Morning Session 9:00 am - 9:30 am: Registration 9:30 am - 10:30 am: Thermal Mass and Energy Efficient Design - Austral Bricks by Beck Lauer 10:30 am - 10:40 ...

media

Let's get #architecture trending slideshow

For World Architecture Day this year, we asked some prominent Sydneysiders to help us celebrate the value and diversity of architecture in words and pictures ...

media

Let's get #architecture trending

Sydney is the first global city to wake up to World Architecture Day on Monday, 6 October. But we're not alone. We think we can start a global campaign to get #architecture trending. Some Sydney identities have given us a kick start.... Please download the attached PDF for more information.

festivals

Sydney Architecture Festival 2014

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - Oct. 10, 2014
  • Online

Let's get #architecture trending

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tours

SAF14 - Covert Connections - Laneways, Goat Tracks and Rat Runs

  • Nov. 3, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Ticketed, booking required

Sydney's lanes are clogged - preventing them from flowing with the stuff of commerce, community and culture; people. This has to change. And it will.

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SAF14 - Growing a Greater Sydney - Connecting People and Places

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Riverside Theatre, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
  • Ticketed, booking required

The keynote event of the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival.

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World Architecture Day 2014

  • Oct. 6, 2014
  • Online

Let's get #architecture trending

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talks

2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Perth

  • Oct. 24, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • University of Western Australia, Murdoch Lecture Theatre, Arts Building, Crawley, WA 6009

Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, will visit Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series! Tickets are now on sale!

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Brisbane

  • Oct. 21, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Queensland Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects, 70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane, QLD

Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, will visit Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series! Tickets are now on sale!

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Melbourne

  • Oct. 20, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Showroom, 490 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121

Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, will visit Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series! Tickets are now on sale!

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Sydney

  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • NSW Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects, 'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW

Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, will visit Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series! Tickets are now on sale!

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AOS: WOOLLAHRA

  • Oct. 9, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Woollahra Council Chambers, 536 New South Head Road Double Bay
  • FREE but registration required

Speakers: Penny Collins and Huw Turner with Will Fung and Tina Engelen Curator: Georgina Wilson Architect

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AOS: RANDWICK Design in Public Spaces - Designing Places for People: an urban designer's guide to our city

  • Oct. 9, 2014
  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall. Cnr Avoca and Frances St, Randwick.
  • FREE but registration required

Speaker: Jonathan Knapp (SJB Architects) Kate Luckraft (Aspect Studios Landscape Architects) Curators: Andrew Nimmo and Annabel Lahz Bookings: For more information and bookings call Simon Ip on 9399 0982 or Joanna Hole 9399 0842 from Randwick City Council or email ...

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AOS: MARRICKVILLE: Heritage Begins at Home & Building in Context

  • Oct. 1, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville
  • Free

20 Years of the Marrickville Medal: Building in Context Speakers: Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon (Assistant Director, Creative Services, Sydney Living Museums) and Anita Panov and Andrew Scott (Panov Scott) Curators: Sam Rigoli and Michael Zanardo

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exhibitions

David Manley - Ambivalent Structures Exhibition

  • Sept. 16, 2014 - Sept. 28, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Black Eye Gallery, 3/138 Darlinghurst Rd Darlinghurst 2010
  • Free

The series explores remnants of the Cold War within an urban context incorporating historical and contemporary issues of imaging unverifiable urban landscapes, interiors, facades and constructions within and a post-brutalist terrain.

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festivals

Centenary Square Grand Opening

  • Sept. 25, 2014
  • 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Church Street Mall, Parramatta
  • Free

Parramatta’s most recognised public place, Centenary Square, will officially open with a series of family-friendly activities and live entertainment. This redevelopment has completely transformed the main thoroughfare to Parramatta which has not been significantly upgraded since the 1980s.

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2014 Gold Medalist Presentation:

  • Oct. 10, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • HASSELL STUDIO, Level 2, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Road
  • FREE but registration required

Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards.

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competitions and awards

Kings Cross in Focus

  • Oct. 11, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Macleay Street, Kings Cross
  • Free

Be part of the Kings Cross Festival Instagram competition and have your work displayed at Tusculum during a special event on 11/12 October!

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tours

ArchiTOUR: Multi-Unit Residential Tour

  • Oct. 30, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 359 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
  • $110 member | $100 A+ member | $170 non-member | $80 graduate member | $60 SONA member | $80 studen

A half-day architectural tour combining three fabulous, recently completed multi-unit residential projects in Sydney’s inner-west.

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walks

ArchiTOUR: North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club

  • Oct. 23, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • North Bondi Surf Club
  • $55 member | $45 A+ member | $75 non-member | $40 graduate member | $30 SONA member | $40 student

A private building occupying a very public location, this tour will be an opportunity to experience the project inside and out with its key protagonist, covering the poetic and pragmatic ideas driving the design.

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Architecture and art: Conversations curated by N Collective

  • Sept. 16, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 16-20 Goodhope Street Paddington

In the first of a two-part series at SCAF, David Burns & Sam Spurr, co-directors of N, will moderate a conversation with special guest panelists including Urtzi Grau that will focus on the intersection of art, architecture & public art.

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exhibitions

Al Munro - 'Systems of the Infinite' 2014

  • Oct. 7, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street Waterloo 2017
  • Free

The pattern structures and colour codes make reference to scientific technologies, but also to the understandings of patterns from visual practices such as textiles, ceramics and architecture.

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film

Movie Club presents 'The Edge of the Possible: Jørn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House'

  • Nov. 9, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • General $15 Concession/Members $12 Includes free admission to the Museum of Sydney

This film charts the dramatic course of the creation of a masterpiece and includes a rare interview with Utzon who reflects on his role in the compelling story of the conception and construction of the Sydney Opera House.

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film

Movie Club presents 'John Gollings: Eye for Architecture'

  • Oct. 26, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • General $15 Concession/Members $12 Includes free admission to the Museum of Sydney

A journey into the world of cutting-edge architecture in Australia and Asia through the lens of renowned photographer John Gollings.

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film

Movie Club: Australian Architecture

  • Sept. 21, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • General $15 Concession/Members $12 Includes free admission to the Museum of Sydney

Each session will shed light on the visions and processes behind iconic Australian buildings. The screenings are followed by conversations with special guests, moderated by David Neustein.

exhibitions

Home & Architecture - Sydney Living Museums

  • Aug. 23, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014
  • Various locations accross Sydney

SLM are about half way through their Home & Architecture program right now & some of the best events are coming up in the coming months. Don't miss out!

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conferences

Affordable Housing Asia 2014

  • Dec. 3, 2014 - Dec. 4, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, 160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, 55100, Malaysia
  • Standard: USD 1895, Early Bird: USD 1695

The demand for low-cost housing in Malaysia and South East Asia has increased tremendously, but supply hasn't yet caught up with the demand. Recent regulations in Malaysia and neighbouring countries promise affordable housing for the masses, which means there's no ...

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The NOLA Home Show

  • Jan. 16, 2015 - Jan. 18, 2015
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • New Orleans Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130, United States
  • Adult $13, Adult (Online) $11, Children (Ages 6 - 12): $5, Children (5 and under) FREE, Group $9

Find innovative products, new ideas, and great deals in remodeling and home improvement with hundreds of experts all under one roof. From windows and flooring to cabinets and patios plus so much more. Shop, compare and save for three days ...

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talks

AOS: NEWPORT Open Vessel: The house as light and air!

  • Sept. 16, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Mark Tuckey furniture, 303 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport.

OPEN VESSEL: THE HOUSE AS LIGHT AND AIR by Richard Cole How do we choose to dwell? The architectural response to the site and brief is the result of a myriad of choices resulting in a particular way of dwelling ...

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ArchiCAREERS Day

  • Sept. 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, registration essential

Year 10-12 school students are invited to come along and meet the four schools of architecture – University of Newcastle, University of NSW, University of Sydney and University of Technology Sydney and Sydney TAFE.

continuing professional development

AIA 2015 NSW Mentor Survey

  • Sept. 2, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014
  • Online

In 2015, the AIA' NSW Chapter will launch a formal mentoring program available to all members and non-members who are active participants of the architecture community.

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talks

Urban Areas in Flux: Surry Hills at Street Level

  • Sept. 18, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

Picture Surry Hills. What are we in danger of losing forever? Should we preserve our past or embrace a 21st century global city with a sigh of relief?

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film

'Archiculture' Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • Sept. 10, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • UTS, Building 6, L3, Room 56 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

In collaboration with UTS, the ARB is bringing 'Archiculture' to Sydney, a film that follows a group of enthusiastic architecture students through their final thesis projects. The film offers a unique glimpse into the creative world of studio-based design education.

competitions and awards

27 Smith St: The Home of Tomorrow, People's Choice Award

  • Sept. 1, 2014 - Oct. 13, 2014
  • Online

27 Smith Street is an average suburban block awaiting a home. This competition called on architects to design the home of tomorrow. The shortlist has been decided and now it is your turn to cast your vote.

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exhibitions

James Turrell: A Retrospective

  • Dec. 13, 2014 - June 8, 2015
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

This exhibition follows three highly successful shows throughout 2013—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Guggenheim in New York. It brings together works from LACMA's tour, with spectacular installations purpose-built for ...

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talks

Tunnel Vision: Linda Mulcahy Speaks About Architecture + Law

  • Sept. 3, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • L5, Building 6, 702 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free

Tunnel Vision? What can architecture and art tell law about itself?

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tours

SAF14 - Sydney Open

  • Nov. 2, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various venues, Around the Sydney CBD, Various
  • Ticketed, booking required

On 2 November, join Sydney Living Museums for the 10th edition of Sydney Open as they throw open the doors to more than 50 of Sydney's best loved buildings.

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symposium

SAF14 - Temporal Formal Symposium

  • Nov. 8, 2014
  • noon - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge St, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Artists, architects and academics come together at the Museum of Sydney to discuss the notion of TEMPORAL FORMAL...

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Temporal Formal at Seidler City

  • Nov. 7, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Australia Square, Grosvenor Place & 9 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Expanded Architecture will present temporal and transient contemporary projects in three Harry Seidler CBD foyer spaces, including Australia Square, Grosvenor Place and 9 Castlereagh St, Sydney.

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Seidler Focus Tours

  • Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Bookings Esential! General $40 Concession/Members $35

Led by curators, owners and architects, including Penelope Seidler AM and principals at Seidler and Associates, these tours provide insights into how Harry Seidler shaped the way we live in Sydney.

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exhibitions

SAF14 - Harry Seidler: Painting Toward Architecture

  • Nov. 1, 2014 - March 8, 2015
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Free with entry to Museum

Sydney Living Museums will raise the roof for Sydney's first major exhibition in 30 years on distinguished architect Harry Seidler which showcases never-seen before original artworks. The Harry Seidler: 'Painting Toward Architecture' exhibition opens at the Museum of Sydney in November, illuminating the acclaimed designs and long lasting collaborations that the architect forged with the great names in art, architecture, design and engineering.

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exhibitions

Dream Home, Small Home

  • Aug. 23, 2014 - Nov. 23, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip and Bridge St, Sydney
  • free with museum entry adult, $10, conc $5, family $20, members free

Today most new homes in New South Wales are bought ready-built, in a housing market dominated by big construction companies. In 1952 more than half the new houses under construction in NSW were being built by their owners.

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talks

Karl Kullmann and Anthony Burke - The Future of Landscape Architecture

  • Aug. 27, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • UTS, L5, Building 6, 702 Harris St, Ultimo,
  • Free

A welcome for the new course director for the UTS Landscape Architecture course, Karl Kullmann. Karl will be discussing the future of landscape architecture with Professor Anthony Burke.

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continuing professional development

ArchiTOUR: Ravenswood School for Girls

  • Sept. 25, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $55 Member | $45 A+ member | $40 Graduate member | $30 SONA member | $75 Non-member | $40 Non-studen

This tour will thoroughly explore the project focusing on the urban, architectural and ecological ideas driving it

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talks

AOS: RANDWICK Landscape and architecture

  • Sept. 11, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Venue: Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall, corner or Avoca and Frances St, Randwick.

How landscape architecture and architecture interact and are interdependent.

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AOS: PARRAMATTA The Architects Chair

  • Sept. 6, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Parramatta Library

Join us in the architects chair Saturday sessions to discuss practical ways to introduce great design elements into your own home and urban landscapes. A short presentation is followed by a relaxed discussion over a cup of tea or coffee.

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AOS: SURRY HILLS Architecture and Scale - Small is beautiful

  • Aug. 30, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library

Speaker Eoghan Lewis will focus on how we perceive and understand the relationship of people and the built environment in the multitude of scales present in the city.

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exhibitions

Raymond McGrath: Modern Master

  • Aug. 28, 2014 - Oct. 24, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 148 City Road
Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning
Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney NSW 2006
  • Free

The exhibition highlights McGrath’s illustrious career, giving a visual narrative to several of his seminal architectural works.

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exhibitions

EXHIBITION OPENING - Raymond McGrath: Modern Master

  • Aug. 28, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney NSW 2006
  • Free, RSVP required

Australian Ambassador to Ireland, Her Excellency Dr Ruth Adler, will be opening the Raymond McGrath: Modern Master exhibition at Tin Sheds.

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 3 - Residential part 2

  • Aug. 28, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $75 Member | $65 A+ member | $50 Graduate member | $40 SONA member | $110 Non-member | $50 Student n

Module 3 focuses on residential architecture and the role of "active" systems in particular, as these systems play out through a series of residential case studies in NSW.

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Light Rail Community Forums

  • Sept. 1, 2014 - Sept. 3, 2014
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Radisson Hotel & Suites, 72 Liverpool St. & Fitzroy Room, Adina Hotel, 359 Crown St, Surry Hills
  • Free

Established in the CBD, Surry Hills & Moore Park to keep residents updated about the project, and how best to prepare for construction.

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exhibitions

Tomahawk // Archer Breakspear: Poly

  • Aug. 20, 2014 - Oct. 4, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16 - 20 Goodhope St, Paddington, NSW
  • Free

As basic shelter, Poly blurs the boundaries between industrial design and architecture, demonstrating the potential of digital prefabrication to efficiently produce many structures from a single material stockpile using a single machine.

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talks

Design Excellence 2014 - Cultural Precinct Planning – Connecting Sydney's Cultural Jigsaw

  • Sept. 2, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street (entry via Druitt Street)
  • Free

Over the next decade, Sydney’s leading cultural institutions will be undertaking ambitious capital development programs that will redefine their physical connection to the city. How do we make the most of this opportunity to re-energise our city, improve visitors’ experiences and better connect our cultural assets?

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Sustainable Design Principles Event 2014

  • Sept. 11, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The Red Room, 99 On York, 95-99 York St. Sydney

For a third year, Sustainable Design Principles Event (SDPE) will bring together design and construction industry professionals for an informative and inspiring look at the use and application of sustainable materials to commercial and residential projects. The event is registered ...

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AOS: MARRICKVILLE Medium Density Housing in Marrickville

  • Sept. 3, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Road, Marrickville

Michael Lewarne and Angelo Korsanos from Redshift Architecture & Art and Angelo Candalepas from Candalepas Associates will discuss medium density housing, and talk about local projects.

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Tim Williams on Sydney: The Great Inversion

  • Aug. 20, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • UTS, Level 5, Building 6 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

Will today’s suburbia become tomorrow’s slums and will the inner west triumph in the end? An amused look at density, sprawl, transport, urban design and the politics of growth in Sydney.

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exhibitions

Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments

  • Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney NSW
  • Free

See what public transport will look like as it’s transformed by digital technologies. Get hands-on with a 1:1 scale, interactive mock-up of a public transport Interchange of the Future. On Now! Presented by UNSW Built Environment!

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exhibitions

Robots, Fabrication & Design

  • Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 184 City Road, Darlington
  • FREE

Featuring over 100 prototypes, models, artworks and full-scale design projects created by Architecture, Design Computing, and Interaction Design and Electronic Arts students and staff at the University of Sydney.

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competitions and awards

UTAS' Menzies Research Institute's call out for creative design concepts

  • Aug. 31, 2014
  • 11 a.m.
  • Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Medical Science Precinc, 17 Liverpool St Hobart, TAS

In September 2014, Menzies will call for creative and design concepts for interpreting science health assessment activities in an engaging and creative way.

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competitions and awards

UTAS' Menzies Research Institute's call out for creative design concepts

  • Aug. 31, 2014
  • 11 a.m.
  • Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, Medical Science Precinc, 17 Liverpool St Hobart, TAS

Invitation to cultural and creative industries At the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, our aspiration is to contribute significantly to human health and wellbeing. We place particular emphasis upon research that takes advantage of Tasmania's unique population stability, its data stores ...

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competitions and awards

2015 William J Mitchell International Committee Prize

  • Aug. 1, 2014 - Sept. 5, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Online

The prize seeks to honour Australians who have made a significant contribution to the profession, study or advancement of architecture beyond our shores.

competitions and awards

2015 Leadership in Sustainability Prize

  • Aug. 1, 2014 - Sept. 4, 2014
  • Online

The prize recognises individuals and/or groups demonstrating exceptional leadership and an outstanding contribution to the advancement of sustainability of the built environment.

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competitions and awards

2015 Dulux Study Tour

  • July 25, 2014 - Sept. 18, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Online

Providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity through an intensive visit for young architects – who are clearly intending to be leaders in our profession – to gain exposure to leading architectural practices and visit recent projects overseas. Entries close 18 Sept!

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exhibitions

landseasky: revisiting spatiality in video art

  • Aug. 21, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

A visually rich exhibition of screen-based artwork by leading international and Australian contemporary artists reflecting upon the overriding theme of the horizon-line as a timeless source for inspiration.

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Friedrich Ludewig ACME

  • Aug. 13, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • UTS School of Architecture Level 5, Building 6 702 Harris Street, Ultimo

Friedrich Ludewig, design director of award-winning UK-based firm ACME will speak on opportunities for architecture to be of its place, and how design elements can enhance the response to local and material differences.

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Volunteering for Sydney Open

  • Aug. 8, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014
  • Online

Volunteers are crucial to the success of Sydney Open. All the volunteers get to meet new people, support their community, and share their passion for Sydney’s architecture.

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competitions and awards

NAWIC NSW: 2014 Awards for Excellence

  • Aug. 21, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont
  • $280 Individual Member, $300 Individual Non-Member, $3,000 Table of 10

The National Association of Women in Construction's NSW 2014 Awards for Excellence recognises and celebrates the achievements of women in the building and construction industry.

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exhibitions

Bloom: Alisa Andrasek

  • Aug. 28, 2014 - Oct. 11, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • RMIT, Building 100, Cnr Victoria & Swanston St., Carlton, VIC (Project Room 3, Level 3)
  • Free

Internationally renowned architect Alisa Andrasek will be a special guest of RMIT with her interactive installation Bloom. The urban toy, distributed social game and collective ‘gardening’ experience was first installed in London.

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BUNKERED

  • Sept. 6, 2014 - Sept. 27, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Forest Lodge Hotel 117 Arundel Street

Installations by fourteen artists and architects exhibited throughout an inner city terrace, explore issues and interpretations of climate change...

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Hornsby: Civic Planning - Hornsby Westside

  • Nov. 2, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Artist's Lounge, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  • Free, booking required

Speakers Ian Ezzy, Robert Godfrey and Ana De La Cruz present an architectural vision for the redevelopment of Westide Hornsby.

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tours

FOTA - Historical House Tour

  • Nov. 26, 2014
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Mt Errington Early Childhood Learning Centre, 241 Pacific Highway, Hornsby
  • Free

Join Jennifer Hill from Architectural Projects for a guided tour of the recently restored heritage estate, Mt Errington.

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exhibitions

Idea Bombing Sydney: The Gallery Edition

  • July 5, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • St Margarets, 417 Bourke St., Surry Hills, NSW, 2010
  • Free

Ever had an idea to make Sydney more creative, interesting and dynamic? This event is an idea exchange focused on workshopping concepts and creating a physical reality for our ideas.

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exhibitions

Expanded Architecture: Temporal Formal at Seidler CityOpen Call 2014

  • Aug. 1, 2014 - Aug. 27, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Online

SITE SPECIFIC CREATIVE WORKS This is an open call for spatial art practitioners to propose temporal installations, performance or sound art projects to be situated in one of three Harry Seidler CBD foyer spaces, including Australia Square, Grosvenor Place, and ...

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AR-MA Trifolium

  • March 21, 2014 - Dec. 13, 2014
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16 - 20 Goodhope St, Paddington, NSW

AR-MA Trifolium uses advanced computer design to fulfil a conceptual brief of a built structure that uses the most progressive technology currently available.

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Sustainability

  • Sept. 27, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

How can we re-think the model to design houses that allow for flexibility both financially and practically, for re-use rather than disposal?

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conferences

Affordable Housing Development Summit

  • July 28, 2014 - July 29, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Hilton On The Park Melbourne

The Affordable Housing Development Summit is a two-day forum bringing key decision makers from Government, non-for-profits and the private industry together to gain the latest and most current insights to policies and practices advancing affordable housing in Australia.

competitions and awards

DETAIL Prize 2014

  • June 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Online

The DETAIL Prize aims to highlight the importance of architecture for society, to strengthen the role of architects in public life and to promote networking among industry peers.

competitions and awards

DETAIL Prize 2014

  • June 1, 2014 - July 31, 2014
  • Online

The DETAIL Prize aims to highlight the importance of architecture for society, to strengthen the role of architects in public life and to promote networking among industry peers.

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conferences

Australian Universal Design Conference

  • Aug. 20, 2014 - Aug. 21, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Town Hall

Universal design is a world-wide movement that aims to create environments, products, services, and technology that can be used by as many people as possible.

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exhibitions

Hot Modernism: Building modern Queensland 1945–75

  • July 9, 2014 - Oct. 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • State Library of Queensland, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Qld, 4101, Australia

The exhibition explores the history and stories behind the state’s mid-century architecture.

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Cemintel 9 Dots Award

  • April 28, 2014 - Aug. 28, 2014
  • online

The award intends to break free from convention, to reimagine architectural possibilities and to redefine the typological ideas of the tight, urban block.

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festivals

The Garden Party, World Green Building Week

  • Sept. 25, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Pavilion, 1 Art Gallery Road, Sydney NSW 2000
  • GBCA Member: $145, Non-Member: $195, Future Green Leader: $100

Join the Green Building Council of Australia in the Botanical Gardens for the Garden Party as part of World Green Building Week celebrations.

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Growing up - residential living done right

  • Sept. 16, 2014
  • 8:30 a.m. - noon
  • Melbourne CBD - tbc
  • GBCA Member: $125, Non-Member: $199, Future Green Leader: $87.50

As our cities experience rapid growth and we grapple with access to amenities, housing affordability and providing healthy, connected places for people, we need to focus on new ways of planning, developing and delivering the places where Australians will live.

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Architecture on Show - Architecture by Boat

  • July 22, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Mark Tuckey Furniture 303 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport, NSW Australia
  • Free

Architecture by Boat, designing, building and living in a water access only home can have its unique set of problems. But Casey Brown has some wonderful solutions to share in this special talk hosted by Mark Tuckey in his Newport ...

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Celebrity events: Archibald Prize 2014

  • July 23, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Entrance Courtyard, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
  • Free

Join ABC Classic FM presenter Margaret Throsby in conversation with the 2014 Archibald Prize winner Fiona Lowry and the subject of her portrait Penelope Seidler.

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tours

Site Tour: Affinity Village, WA

  • Aug. 29, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Lot 416, Safety Bay Road, Baldivis, WA 6171
  • GBCA Members: $55, Non-Member: $120, Future Green Leaders: $38.50

The Affinity Village Community Centre known as the ‘Clubhouse,’ is the first retirement living community centre to achieve a Green Star rating in Australia.

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Site Tour: The Library at The Dock, VIC

  • Aug. 26, 2014 - Aug. 26, 2014
  • noon - 3 p.m.
  • 839 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria 3008
  • GBCA Members: $55, Non-Member: $120, Future Green Leaders: $38.50

Located on the waterfront of Victoria Harbour, The Library at The Dock has been awarded Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star – Design PILOT rating.

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Site Tour: Cloisters on Hay, Perth

  • Aug. 6, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - noon
  • 863 Hay Street, Perth, WA 6000
  • GBCA Members: $55, Non-Member: $120, Future Green Leaders: $38.50

Come inside the Cloisters on Hay project, a nine-storey commercial tower built on top of the existing Cloisters Arcade, a 42 year old structure and Perth’s busiest retail arcade.

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Open House Melbourne

  • July 26, 2014 - July 27, 2014
  • Melbourne, VIC

A month long celebration of architecture, design and the city during Open House Melbourne.

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Competing Ideas: Public debate on the role and relevance of Architectural Design Competitions

  • July 30, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • University of Melbourne, Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre

Produced as a follow-on event to the Australian premier of the documentary “The Competition”, this public debate brings together a selection of architects, critics, and academics, to discuss the status of design competitions in Melbourne and within the context of Australia.

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workshop

Using 3D Printing in the Classroom

  • Aug. 19, 2014
  • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo NSW
  • Adult: $85 Members : $75

Break through the media spin and explore this evolving technology from the perspective of real industry and educational applications.

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exhibitions

SmartStructuresLab2014

  • Aug. 17, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • University of Sydney, Wilkinson Building (G04), 148 City Road, Sydney, NSW
  • Free

Investigate the complex geometries of hypar surfaces.

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Rural Architecture - Designing Residences for the Australian Ladscape

  • Aug. 21, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 60 Union Street Pyrmont NSW
  • Free

Join two inspiring discussions about designing for the Australian landscape with two of Australia’s most respected architects.

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Workshopped14

  • Aug. 14, 2014 - Aug. 27, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Supa Centa Moore Park, Cnr of South Dowling Street, Todman and Dacey Avenues Kensington NSW 2033
  • Free

The single largest event on the Australian Product Design calendar, showcasing outstanding design through gallery spaces, shopping centres and retail precincts.

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Sydney Connected: What Connects you to the City?

  • July 18, 2014 - Aug. 26, 2014
  • Powerhouse Museum foyer, 500 Harris St Ultimo NSW
  • Free

This conversation about the future of Sydney is people-powered, digitally-enabled and will bring together a diverse range of thoughts on the city. You have a voice to participate and engage in the future of this city.

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Feral Experimental: New Design Thinking

  • July 18, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UNSW Galleries, Corner Oxford Street & Greens Road Paddington NSW
  • Free

Explore state-of-the-art strategies for challenges such as extreme wildfires, energy conservation and the preservation of cultural heritage. Feral Experimental incorporates an exhibition, symposium, workshops and a series of public lectures.

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Orkhēstra: Interactive Light Installation

  • Aug. 16, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo NSW
  • Free with museum entry

A must see installation that uses current developments in computational design, light technology and interaction design to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in designing responsive environments.

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film

The Competition by Ángel Borrego Cubero

  • July 31, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Old Geology Lecture Theatre, Edgeworth David Building, Science Road, University of Sydney
  • Free

A candid documentary charting the fortunes of five of the world's leading design giants, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry, Dominique Perrault, Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster, striving to present a winning design in an international design competition for the National Museum of Andorra.

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documentary

Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture

  • Aug. 20, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • ‘Walsh Street’ 290 Walsh Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141, Australia

Presenting some of the greatest architectural dreamers of our time – architects whose imaginations have been allowed to run free to conjure up resolutions to housing shortages, sustainable building practices or otherwise bring changes to our ways of living.

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DADo Session #4: Unsung Heroes

  • July 23, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • ‘Walsh Street’ 290 Walsh Street, South Yarra, VIC 3141, Australia

The latest session of the DADo Film Society is a series of 4 short films about architecture entitled, ‘Unsung Heroes’.

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Urban Islands 2014

  • July 14, 2014 - July 26, 2014
  • Cockatoo Island, NSW, Australia

An independent cross-university program that brings renowned architectural practitioners from around the world to Sydney's Cockatoo Island. Through processes of inhabitation and insinuation, each studio will question the nature of place making in an increasingly mediated world.

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tours

Night Light Tours at Sydney Living Museums

  • June 3, 2014 - Aug. 5, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Hyde Park Barracks & Susannah Place Museum
  • General $25 Concession/Members $20 Refreshments included

These immersive evening tours shed a new light on the nightlife of some of the city’s most historical buildings including the Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Susannah Place Museum.

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World Architecture Festival 2014

  • Oct. 1, 2014 - Oct. 3, 2014
  • L5 Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Forty-four Australian and New Zealand projects have been shortlisted in July at the 2014 World Architecture Festival Awards, to be announced in Singapore 1–3 October.

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exhibitions

Graduate and Student Models exhibition

  • July 9, 2014 - Oct. 31, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • FREE

A must see models exhibition from this years' 2014 student and graduate Architecture awards winners, runners up and all the nominated works produced by the state’s top architecture students and graduates.

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Envisioning Historical Place

  • July 3, 2014 - Aug. 22, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
  • Free

A new exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery showcases the pioneering conservation and preservation work carried out by Tongji University in Shanghai, including several of China’s World Heritage Sites, over the past decade.

heritage

Blandford Avenue

Nick Bell D&A

The objective was to restore the 3 separate flats back into a single dwelling substantially recovering the 1948 built character, whilst also providing a contemporary addition complimentary to the original style and providing for modern requirements within a limited budget.

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MAP - Open Day - Beachcomber House

  • July 6, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Russell Ave Faulconbridge, NSW
  • FREE

On Sunday 6th July 2014 from 1 to 3pm MAP’s next Art & Architecture ‘open day’ will proudly feature one of Australia’s most significant mid century project homes.

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tours

The Sydney Opera House Junior Tour

  • June 28, 2014 - July 13, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point Circular Quay 2000
  • Adult: 29.60 (incl. 20% off) Children: 20.00 Concession: $28.00 Family: $95.00

Full of fascinating facts and unexpected twists and turns, a one-hour Sydney Opera House Junior Tour is a unique fun-filled experience that your children will treasure forever.

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exhibitions

Thinking Inside the Box: Co-Designing Intensive Learning Centres for NSW Maximum Security Prisons

  • May 7, 2014 - June 27, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • DABLAB Research Gallery, Level 4 Courtyard, UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building Ultimo 2007
  • Free

The brief challenged designers to create a prefabricated and furnished design model which was secure, offered a 21century learning environment, inspired integration and rehabilitation and could be fabricated by inmates in vocational training programs within Corrective Services Industries. The project ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

de-Relics: Architectures of Industrialisation

This project looked at six industrial port cities across northern Europe in order to better understand the relationship between industrialisation and urban space. The cities that were investigated were Sheffield, Stockholm, Gdansk, Riga, Odessa and Vladivostok.

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Skyscrapers, Weightlessness, Extreme Climates: the new Challenges for the Vertical Garden

  • July 8, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • UTS, DAB Faculty, Building 6, Level 3, room 3.22, 702 – 730 Harris St Ultimo NSW 2007

Patrick Blanc, the creator of the vertical garden, explores the new challenges for the vertical garden referencing his impressive collection of work in Australia.

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MAP - BLACKMODULAR

  • June 22, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Lawson Blue Mountains

Modern Art Projects (MAP) presents BLACKMODULAR (first edition) in the house of artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, in Lawson Blue Mountains on June 22nd 2014 1-3pm. This is part of a unique program of events that explores the curation ...

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Idea Bombing - Part 2: Design and the City

  • Aug. 22, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • 417 Bourke Street Sydney
  • Free

Join us as we collaborate with Idea Bombing Sydney as Part 2 of Idea Bombing Sydney: The Gallery Edition ends in an Idea Bombing Event as part of Sydney Design asking 'how can design improve our everyday lives?' Idea Bombing ...

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continuing professional development

Sydney Design Week - Thursday 21 August 2014

  • Aug. 21, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • TBA
  • Free

Sydney Design Week - Power House Musuem Thursday 21 August 2014 RURAL ARCHITECTURE - DESIGNING RESIDENCES FOR THE AUSTRALIAN LANDSCAPE PRESENTED BY INHOUSEGROUP3 Free Event - Earning 1 Formal and 1 InFormal CPD Point Register Here for your Free Entry ...

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T@T The Hero Shot

  • Aug. 26, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Boasting some of Australia’s most influential architectural photography and visualisations, the speakers will share their experience in how differing methodologies of representation influence the portrayal of a piece of architecture.

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T@T Internal + External Agency

  • Aug. 12, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • BVN-Donovan Hill, 255 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • FREE

This talk presents two organisations explicitly creating new processes and possibilities and establishing divergent modes of procurement and collaboration and project delivery, both inside and outside traditional architectural practice.

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T@T On the Road - The Architects Office

  • July 29, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Hassell Studio, Lv2 Pier 8/9 Hickson Road, Sydney
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

The talk will introduce the conceptual and practical issues that drove the design outcome of Hassell’s Sydney studio, and discuss the changing spaces that architects and designers work in.

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T@T NSW Architecture Awards - 12 speakers with 12 minutes

  • July 8, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Twelve 2014 NSW Architecture Award winning projects will be on show at this evening of fast paced presentations.

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T@T Behind the Brick Façade

  • June 24, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

George Cunha from Arup will provide an insight into the experience of working on Frank Gehry’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building & what has been involved in realisation of its unique form.

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ArchiFUN: Origami Masterclass with the talented artist Lisa Giles!

  • June 21, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Institute Member $25 | Non Member $25

Explore the endless possibilities through constructing 3D architectural models using origami structures. A special Masterclass running for two weeks only!

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exhibitions

Idea Bombing Sydney: Art Space Futures

  • July 23, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • 417 Bourke Street Sydney
  • Free

Weeks 1-3 will focus on taking idea bombs dropped during the first year of Idea Bombing Sydney and making them real in the gallery. Ranging in scale, form and function, these idea bombs will feature in and around the Object ...

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continuing professional development

Brisbane Full Day CPD Workshop - Wednesday 30 July 2014

  • July 30, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Toowong Bowls Club - 59 Gailey Rd Taringa
  • $95 Full Day

Brisbane Full Day CPD Workshop Morning Session: 8:00am - 8:30am: Registration 8:30am - 9:30am: Traffic Engineering by Andrew Morse 9:30am - 9:40am: Tea Break 9:40am - 10:40am: Designing with Pre-cast Concrete by Austral Bricks 10:40am - 10:50am: Tea Break 10:50am ...

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One:One - Call for participants

  • June 3, 2014 - June 12, 2014
  • Online

This year marks the 4th annual 1:1 event in NSW. Working under the theme of Re:Claim, it asks architects, builders, students, landscape architects, artists, designers and the wider public, to consider ideas of urban spatial ownership in Sydney.

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RAHS & WEA LECTURE: Modernism in NSW Heritage

  • June 11, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • History House 133 Macquarie Street Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
  • RAHS/WEA Members $32.00, Non-Members $35.00

Modernist architecture in NSW is a regional manifestation of an important, evolving international approach to design. Modernism, also known as the Modern Movement, produced some of the twentieth century's most significant architecture. Founded on progressive European and American architectural ideals ...

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competitions and awards

2014 Victorian Architecture Awards Presentation Dinner

  • June 20, 2014
  • 7 p.m.
  • Peninsula Shed 14, Central Pier Docklands, VIC 3008

The Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter President Peter Malatt invites you to celebrate with colleagues at the 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards Presentation Dinner on Friday 20 June, 7pm at Peninsula, Shed 14 Central Pier, Docklands. $175.00 per person 10 ...

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continuing professional development

Sydney Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop - Saturday 15 November 2014

  • Oct. 15, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Graphics Art Club - 182 Coward St Mascot NSW 2020
  • $105 Full Day See Early Bird Specials

Sydney Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop 15 November 2014 Early Bird Special Now On - Until 7 November 2014 Session Time and Topics : Morning Session 8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration Coffee, Tea and Muffins will ...

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continuing professional development

Gold Coast Full Day CPD Workshop - Thursday 31 July 2014

  • July 31, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Rockote Design Centre 6 Indy Court Nerang
  • $95 Full Day

Gold Coast Full Day CPD Workshop Morning Session: 8:00am - 8:30am: Registration 8:30am - 9:30am: Natural Material for Healthy Buildings by David Ogle 9:30am - 9:40am: Tea Break 9:40am - 10:40am: Designing with Pre-cast Concrete by Austral Bricks 10:40am - ...

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Byron Bay House

John Burgess Architects

The irregular nature of the site and restrictions on available site area, posed complex design constraints. John Burgess Architects cleverly achieved the client's brief for a three bedroom residence and a one bedroom secondary dwelling on the relatively small site with drainage easements.

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tours

Lights in the DARCH

  • June 3, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Various locations across Sydney

Join DARCH on a guided tour by the makers behind VIVID 2014!

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festivals

Gamma World - MCA Original Facade

  • May 23, 2014 - June 9, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
  • FREE

The MCA building morphs into an interactive and dynamic performance space, coming to life, changing its appearance, and even seeming to change its structure at times through the use of isometric designs, old school gaming, pop up 3D books and forced perspective.

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Speed Date a Sustainable Expert

  • June 14, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington
  • FREE

People looking to build or renovate and considering environmentally friendly options can get free advice from leading NSW green architects, designers and other experts. Bring your plans on laptop, tablet or in hard copy - there will be 13 minutes per 'date' and bookings are essential.

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Red Rock HQ

Rolf Ockert Design

The new office was to be on levels 2 and 3 of an old heritage listed warehouse in the centre of Sydney. Both levels were to be connected internally by new stairs to be cut into the heritage fabric. While housed in a building conceived over one hundred years ago, the resulting office had to be spright, functional and truly contemporary.

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Melbourne Indesign 2014

  • Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 23, 2014
  • Melbourne, Victoria
  • Free

11 Years. 5 Cities. 100,000 Visitors. Australia's only international design event that feels boutique, bespoke and local. Indesign: The Event has been held annually in design centres across the Asia Pacific for over a decade. In every city; Indesign: The ...

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Architecture on Show: Architecture & Furniture

  • July 26, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

What is the complimentary potential of architecture and furniture?

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Architecture on Show: Architecture & Urbanity

  • June 28, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

What is the potential for architecture to create lively, high density urban places? With a focus on Surry Hills, Philip Thalis, will explore this potential and highlight a number of projects his practice has completed locally.

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continuing professional development

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop - Saturday 14 June 2014

  • June 14, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3:50 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $95 Full Day

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop Saturday 14 June 2014 Morning Session: 8:00am - 8:30am: Registration 8:30am - 9:30am: Artistic Expression in Timber Flooring by Ivan Kirton 9:30am - 9:40am: Tea Break 9:40am - 10:40am: WasteWater Treatment for Smal and Medium ...

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Installation

  • May 31, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

Lucy Humphrey discusses a diverse spectrum of work ranging from conceptual to built projects, exploring ways in which installation can offer new forms of architecture through site specific, sculptural, ephemeral and strategic actions.

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Living in Iconic Houses

  • June 29, 2014
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

In this illustrated panel discussion we hear about what it feels like to live in an iconic house and does ‘growing up in architecture’ influence your perceptions of love, life and beauty? the panel will share their personal stories about living in iconic homes – the joys, challenges, expectations and responsibilities.

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competitions and awards

Home Design Magazine Australian Living Green Interior Awards Night

  • June 19, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Interface, 101 Chalmers Street Surry Hills
  • $30.00

The winners, from Australian and International entries, will be unveiled on the night and it is also an opportunity to network with industry professionals.

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seminar

WoodSolutions - Mass Timber Design Solutions In Commercial and Multi-Residential Projects

  • June 3, 2014
  • 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 28 Collie St Fyshwick
  • 'FREE'

These free seminars will explore how mass timber systems can be used today for multi-residential, commercial and public building applications.

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Australia’s unique system for grading office buildings

  • May 22, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, registration required

A panel discussion that looks at the impact of Property Council of Australia’s innovative, market driven office classification system on new building design, as well as the design of existing buildings.

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exhibitions

The City – Becoming and Decaying, Urban photography by OSTKREUZ

  • May 16, 2014 - June 27, 2014
  • 9 a.m.
  • Academy of Design Australia, 220 Ingles St, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
  • Free / no bookings

Images from around the world of the city’s growth and decay. A city that seems timeless, and yet, at each and every moment, is precisely the city we humans have created.

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competitions and awards

Heritage Awards 2014, Presentation Luncheon

  • May 14, 2014
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf, Pyrmont

The Heritage Awards is the signature event of the heritage festival. Now in its 20th year, the 2014 awards is a prestigious event for everyone in the heritage industry.

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Inventing the Site - Creating a Symbolic Urban Landscape

  • May 15, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Registration required

The site in the present-day metropolis is an empty lot always associated with conflict. Therefore the contemporary project has to come to terms with difficult problems that the traditional one would be unable to solve.

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City Conversations 2014: Shaping a Creative City - a Plan for Sydney's Cultural Future

  • May 19, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay (opposite Pier 6/7), 22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay 2000
  • Free

Culture and creativity are integral parts of every global city. It’s time to explore other ways we can build a more creative city.

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The Journey to Restoration and adaptive reuse: the historic Female Orphan School

  • May 16, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - noon
  • University of Western Sydney, Corner James Ruse Drive and Victoria Road, Rydalmere 2116
  • $5.00. Bookings 02 9685 9210

Join heritage architect Megan Jones, Practice Director of Tanner Kibble Denton Architects as she discusses her experiences from stage one to completion of the Female Orphan School’s progressive restoration.

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workshop

Time for Drawing

  • July 25, 2014 - July 28, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Arthur Boyd Education Centre Riversdale Bundanon

The next Time for Drawing winter school is coming up with an extra day for no extra cost. Enjoy a longer time to recharge your freehand drawing batteries, learn to draw, or just have a break in a world famous place designed by Glenn Murcutt.

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continuing professional development

ArchiTOUR: Prince Alfred Park and Pool

  • May 15, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Meet: 8:45am for 9:00am start. Prince Alfred Park Pool (cafe), 166 Chalmers St, Sydney.
  • $75 Non-member | $55 Member | $45 A+ member | $40 Graduate member | $40 Student non- member | $30 SO

This tour will thoroughly explore the project inside and out, covering the urban, architectural, landscape and ecological ideas driving it.

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Newcastle Full Day CPD Workshop - Monday 12 May 2014

  • May 12, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
  • A/91-95 Victoria Road Drummoyne NSW 2047
  • $95 Full Day

Newcastle Full Day CPD Workshop Monday 12 May 2014 Morning Session: 08:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Windows Automation - Past Present and Future by Ivan Kinsella 9:30 am - 9:40 am: Tea Break 9:40 ...

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Palimpsest: Sri Lanka by Channa Daswatte, Sri Lankan Architect

  • May 2, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, registration required

Channa Daswatte will trace a personal journey with the history and landscape of the country, mentors and inspirations in over 20 years of working as an architect in South Asia.

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Creative Coding

  • May 1, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, registration required

Creative coding is one of the core pillars of the Design Lab's research and teaching and is a rapidly growing area of application across a wide range of disciplines. But where does it fit into the bigger picture?

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Curatorial Q&A with Juliana Engberg

  • May 2, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Artspace, 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
  • Free, Bookings Essential

Emerging curators are invited to participate in an intimate session with Artistic Director, Juliana Engberg. Have your questions and notepads ready as Engberg describes the process of curating the 19th Biennale.

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exhibitions

We Love Sydney Town Hall

  • May 3, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street (cnr Druitt Street) Sydney 2000
  • Free

To help them prepare for a forthcoming exhibition, The City of Sydney wants you to tell them why the Town Hall is important to you and the community. Share your memories with a panel of experts. Be part of Sydney Town Hall’s history!

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courses

Production Design Fundamentals with Metro Screen

  • June 14, 2014 - July 5, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Metro Screen, Paddington Town Hall Paddington 2021
  • Cost: $500 (Early Bird Discount book by 26 May and save $50 use code DESIGN)

This course is aimed to provide participants with an interest in production design with a thorough overview of the role of the Production Designer and the Art Department – how their work is achieved and how it contributes to the finished project.

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Artist Talk: Janet Cardiff

  • April 30, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free

A talk on Cardiff and Miller's collaborative art practice with emphasis on their new commission for Sydney, City of Forking Paths which uses an iPod Touch or a downloadable app to visually navigate a route from Customs House through The Rocks.

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Talk: The Whys and Hows of Solar Power

  • May 8, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Green Living Centre, 218 King Street Newtown 2042
  • Free

Learn why we should use the power of the sun, which rebates are available and what the technical steps are to install it. You will have the chance to have a look at Solar Panel demonstrations and of course ask questions.

Parables of the Modern: Augmented Australia 1914-2014

Creative Director, Augmented Australia    

If you can experience this history through digital reconstructions, then physical distance becomes even more irrelevant. Unbuilt projects become parables of parables: stories of incomplete stories that held hopes for a modern Australia. This is the aim of the eleven historical projects of Augmented Australia 1914-2014, the Australian exhibit at this year’s International Architecture Biennale in Venice.

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AOS - Surry Hills Library, Architecture and Sustainable Housing

  • April 26, 2014
  • 2 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St | Surry Hills.

Curator: Carol MarraSpeaker: Matt Day Day Bukh Architects Matt's talk will focus on Day Bukh Architects' attempts to design pre-fabricated sustainable housing and how this relates to a society that lives in general in a house for no more than ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - The Hero Shot

  • Aug. 26, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Allen Jack + Cottier team - Intangible Moderator: Ben Farrar/Josh WrathallSpeakers: John Gollings Christophe Hurgon & Julien Alma (Doug+Wolf)With the growth of digital rendering and photography, visualisers now have more power than ever to create hyper-idyllic and/or realistic representations ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Internal + External Agency

  • Aug. 12, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • BVN-Donovan Hill, 255 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Tom RivardModerator: Dr Dagmar ReinhardtSpeakers: Ninotschka Titchkosky (BVN-Donovan Hill) Lucy Humphrey + Clare Mcaughn (Archrival)Beyond the standard architect's trope of client-brief-commission-execution, many practices are actively seeking out different methods to generate, procure and complete work, and this not always ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - On the Road - The Architects Office

  • July 29, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Hassell Studio, Lv2 Pier 8/9 Hickson Road, Sydney
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Allen Jack + Cottier team - Intangible Moderator: Bronwyn Litera/Adam HigginbothamSpeakers: Matthew Blain (Hassell) Representatives from Bates SmartThis talk will be held in the recently completed fit-out of Hassell's Sydney studio. The talk will introduce the conceptual and practical ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - 12 speakers with 12 minutes, NSW Architecture Awards Night

  • July 8, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Hosted by: Joe Agius (NSW Chapter President)Speakers: The list of presenters will be announced after the awards presentation night.Twelve 2014 NSW Architecture Award winning projects will be on show at this evening of fast paced presentations.

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Behind the Brick Façade

  • June 24, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Allen Jack + Cottier team - Intangible Moderator: Caroline KiteSpeakers: George Cunha (Arup)Much publicised and due to be completed this year, Frank Gehry's Dr Chau Chak Wing Building for the University of Technology, Sydney is a highly complex and ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Education & The City

  • June 10, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Tom RivardModerator: Rod SimpsonSpeakers: William Feuerman (UTS) Tom Rivard (Urban Islands)Too often university design studios produce formally resolved projects existing in isolation, independent of the context in which they exist, and mute on all those topics (economics, demographics, politics, ...

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - City to City

  • May 27, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Curator: Allen Jack + Cottier team - Intangible Moderator: Peter Poulet (NSW Government Architect)Speakers: Ben Hewett (SA Government Architect)Ben will critically reflect on the challenges of three and a half years in the role of South Australian Government Architect, looking ...

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continuing professional development

NSW Housing Code. Changes to Codes SEPP and the Housing Code as they apply to residential architecture.

  • June 12, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Presenter: Peter Smith, Director Smith & TzannesAs a follow up to the CPD session in February documenting changes to the Codes SEPP and the Housing Code (commenced on 22 February 2014), Peter Smith will expand on the implications of these ...

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ArchiTOUR: Tír na nÓg

  • May 29, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • 10 Mitchell Street McMahons Point

Tour leader: Drew Heath, Drew Heath ArchitectsWinner of the 2013 AIA Wilkinson Award, Tír na nÓg by architect and builder Drew Heath is "indeed the embodiment of an archetypal 'ruin' - multiple levels, overlapping spaces and lush vegetation, create a ...

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BCA Vol1 - Commercial building regulations, the EP&A Act and the Codes SEPP for Exempt and Complying development

  • May 22, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

The second of two seminars examining changes to the BCA and approvals legislation and their implications to architectural practice.Presenter: Steve Watson, Director Steve Watson & Partners Focusing on Volume One of the BCA, Steve Watson will discuss the interpretation of ...

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The Building Code of Australia: Volume Two - Residential

  • May 1, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Presenter: Allan Harriman Director BCA Logic.The first of two seminars examining changes to the BCA and their implications on architectural practice.Focusing on Volume Two, Allan Harriman will discuss the interpretation of recent and proposed changes through a series of case ...

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tours

The Rippon House

  • May 10, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wahroonga, NSW
  • General $30 Concession/Member $25

On this tour we are joined by Mike James, current owner of the Rippon House, who will discuss the design of his home, including the challenges and joys of living in such a unique space.

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The Rose Seidler House

  • May 10, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 71 Clissold Rd, Wahroonga, NSW
  • General $30 Concession/Member $25

On this tour, Sydney Living Museums portfolio curator Joanna Nicholas will discuss the privilege of caring for and interpreting Rose Seidler House.

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The Jack House

  • May 10, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Wahroonga, NSW
  • General $30 Concession/Member $25

On this tour we are joined by Annalisa Capurro, interior designer, writer and design educator at Design Centre Enmore, who is the current owner of the Jack House.

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The Marshall House

  • May 10, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Clontarf, NSW
  • General $30 Concession/Member $25

On this tour join author and guest curator Karen McCartney as she shares her experience of living in the Marshall House, her family home since 2000.

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Globalism: Our new common ground

  • May 1, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • Ritchie Theatre, Scientia Building, UNSW Kensington
  • Free

A discussion on holistic solutions for cities - including a case study of master planning Central Barangaroo. Presented by: Phil Enquist

competitions and awards

27 Smith Street: The Home of Tomorrow

  • June 2, 2014 - July 25, 2014
  • Online

27 Smith Street is an average suburban block awaiting a home. This competition will call on architects to design the home of tomorrow. Enter in one of two categories: professional or student.

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Throsby Park Open Day

  • May 4, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Throsby Park, Church Rd, off Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale
  • Free entry, no booking required

Discover the fascinating story of Throsby Park, a recently rescued rural property near Moss Vale in the southern highlands, New South Wales, Australia, and see what Sydney Living Museums has been up to.

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Elliott Ripper House

Christopher Polly Architect

The project presents an appropriately simple and direct extrapolation of an existing archetypal form within a sustainably modest footprint. It provides a significantly expanded series of interior volumes that strengthens connections to its setting and access to light and ventilation.

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ARCHITECTURAL EXCURSIONS: design, culture and the built environment (Set 1)

  • June 5, 2014 - June 26, 2014
  • 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
  • Instituto Cervantes, 22-24 City Rd, Sydney, NSW 2008 Australia

A series on design, culture and the built environment makes the cultural dimension of architecture accessible to an audience that is curious about the role of design in everyday life but has not been formally trained in the technical intricacies of architecture or its allied disciplines

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exhibitions

Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney

  • April 12, 2014 - Aug. 17, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets Sydney 2000
  • Exhibition is free with Museum Entry: Adults: $10 Concession: $5

Exploring the design & building of these houses, as well as the experiences of those who live in them, & illustrating the emergence of a distinctively Australian approach to home design, through photography, illustrations, 3D models & filmed interviews.

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festivals

Building Blocks

  • April 7, 2014 - April 11, 2014
  • 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Colonnade, 33 Alfred Street, Circular Quay Syndey 2000
  • Free

Led by Artistic Director Jess Scully, Building Blocks is a free, interactive, engaging pop-up experience that brings together one of Australia’s most distinctive street artists, Jumbo, colour masters Lymesmith, and local architecture firm Fearns Studio.

alterations & additions

Redhead Alterations

Bourne Blue Architecture

This site, in the coastal village of Redhead, had a small exiting seventies project home on it, with poor environmental performance and minimal connection to the substantial yard. This has been recycled and transformed. Read more about this project by Bourne Blue Architecture.

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Bronte Battle-Axe

Joanna Lukaszewicz Architect

Upon this once underutilized and awkward battle-axe block now stands a contemporary residence that fulfills the client’s brief and the needs of a family of five. It maximises the value and potential of this superb location. Read more about this project by Joanna Lukaszewicz Architect.

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The 2014 David Lindner Prize

  • March 11, 2014 - April 28, 2014
  • online

This prize aims to inspire graduates and emerging architects to engage in important and challenging design issues through research. To nominate for the prize entrants must submit a written proposal dedicated to encouraging new research on architecture in the public ...

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continuing professional development

NSW Housing Code

  • April 17, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
  • $75 Members & students | $110 non-members

Changes to Codes SEPP and the Housing Code as they apply to residential architecture. Presenter: Peter Smith Director Smith & Tzannes.

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workshop

Designing for Sustainable Change

  • April 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Harry Jensen Activity Centre, 17 Argyle Street, Millers Point
  • Cost $192.50 includes light lunch.

Topics to be covered in this workshop include significance-guided decision-making, sustainability and design considerations in common interventions, structural issues and solutions and the value of retaining authentic fabric. The presenters include Anne Warr, Caroline Pidcock, Simon Wiltshier and Alan Croker. ...

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ArchiFUN - Architectural Drawing Masterclass with David Holm

  • April 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011

David Holm guides and teaches this limited seated event starting at Tusculum for three weeks only! A tour around the city streets architectural drawing class for 2.5 hours. No IPADS, no APPS. Bring your sketch book.

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exhibitions

Master Plan for the Royal Botanic Garden & Domain

  • April 6, 2014 - May 4, 2014
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Lion Gate Lodge at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Have your say! Draft Master Plan concepts are now on public exhibition for review and comment until May 4 at Lion Gate Lodge at the gardens or online.

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2014 World Architecture Festival Awards

  • March 27, 2014 - May 30, 2014
  • online

The seventh edition of this popular international event will be held at the Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore from 1 to 3 October 2014. Last date for awards entries is Friday, 30 May.

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Architects in Conversation Rena Czaplinska-Archer, David Holm, Tone Wheeler

  • April 12, 2014
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Juncton
  • Free

This exhibition captures the way different architects utilize sketches and drawings at work and at play.

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Collins and Turner: Out of Normal

  • April 10, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, registration required

Collins and Turner will present recent and current work, including projects which explore an ongoing fascination with the potential for new and holistic relationships between architecture and landscape.

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Living Cities

  • April 29, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

Richard Goodwin explains the city using coral reefs as a typological model. Fundamental to this argument that a process of continuing transformation of existing structures within cities is more desirable than a modernist process that relies on “terrain vague.”

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Mind the Gaps – Density & Suburbia

  • April 8, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Member $10|Student Non Member $5*| Insitute Member Free

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.

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Dr Elizabeth Farrelly

  • Oct. 15, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington
  • FREE

The Utzon Lecture Series focuses on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment. Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Architecture and Morality: Geometries of virtue Dr Elizabeth FarrellyUNSW Built ...

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Barry Bergdoll

  • Sept. 17, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington
  • FREE

The Utzon Lecture Series focuses on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment. Wednesday, 17 September 2014 Architecture in the Museum: The Art of Advocacy Barry BergdollMeyer ...

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Professor John Tomaney

  • Sept. 3, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Keith Burrows Theatre, UNSW Kensington
  • Free

Focusing on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment.

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Annual Australian Institute of Building Address

  • Aug. 12, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington
  • FREE

The Utzon Lecture Series focuses on the presentation of ideas from leading contributors of international significance in the design, delivery and management of the built environment. Tuesday, 12 August 2014 Annual Australian Institute of Building Address with Lt General, Professor ...

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Ms Jennifer Westacott

  • July 30, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington
  • FREE

Cities, Competitiveness and Australia's Comparative Advantage - why we must get cities right in Australia.

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Bruce Judd

  • April 9, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington
  • FREE

Population ageing is an international phenomenon also occurring in Australia with major social and economic impacts. This lecture will explore its implications for the built environment.

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continuing professional development

Innovation Series: Sustainable Products and Materials

  • May 1, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 101 Chalmers St, Surry Hills, 2010
  • $79 GBCA Members, $109 Non- Members

The products and materials we choose can make the difference between a green building and a great green building. Join us for the next installment of our 'Innovation Series' as we look at sustainable products and materials.

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Audio Visual Technologies In The Workplace

  • April 10, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont
  • FREE

Don't miss out on this FREE event and gain CPD points! 1 Formal CPD Point and 1 Informal CPD Point An in-depth and informative presentation, high quality content targeting architects and designers who want access information relating to design and ...

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Alumni Award Winners: Elizabeth Carpenter, Jacqueline Connor & Julie Mackenzie

  • April 3, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, registration required

A talk about about what motivates them and key experiences in their practice. The talk is co-hosted with the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning’s Alumni Association.

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exhibitions

'Constructed' by Peter O'Doherty

  • March 18, 2014 - April 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • King St. Gallery, 177 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Bringing together a slice of Australian history: the old suburban fibro's, the solid brick homes of the 1940's & 50's the facades of apartment blocks with their balconies piled and stacked and landmarks and structures both present and past from the city of Sydney.

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exhibitions

'Constructed' by Peter O'Doherty

  • March 18, 2014 - April 12, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 177 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Bringing together a slice of Australian history: the old suburban fibro's, the solid brick homes of the 1940's & 50's the facades of apartment blocks with their balconies piled and stacked and landmarks and structures both present and past from the city of Sydney.

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conferences

International Conference with Exhibition S.ARCH “Sustainable Architecture”

  • May 14, 2014 - May 15, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Hyatt Regency Belgrade, Serbia

To ensure sustainable development for increasing population with growth rate of almost 3 humans every second the energy supply must be secured. The greatest source of energy for the future is continuing to use it more efficiently. In last 20 ...

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exhibitions

Drawn by Design – The Art of Architecture

  • March 25, 2014 - April 19, 2014
  • 11:55 p.m.
  • Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction
  • Free

A sketchbook in the hands of an architect is also the equivalent of a camera for a photographer or a journal for a writer. This exhibition captures the way different architects utilize sketches and drawings at work and at play.

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talks

Carmen Fiol Costa, Creating a New Civic District: Parc Central De Nou Barris, Barcelona

  • March 27, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, RSVP Required

The lecture will discuss how the urban space can be enhanced through architecture, while also outlining Carmen's practice’s ideas on public space and their focus on urban regeneration.

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Bushfire Resilience: Planning and Design

  • April 5, 2014
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre at University of Western Sydney, corner Science Road and Campus Drive, Richmond.
  • $5 donation

After the horror bushfires in the Blue Mountains last year, some people have decided to move away from the area, but most want to stay & rebuild to be safer & more environmentally friendly, as well as conform with the new regulations for building in bushfire zones.

competitions and awards

Home Design Magazine Green Interior Awards Australian Living

  • Dec. 3, 2013 - May 23, 2014
  • online

welcoming entries from interior designers, architects, interior stylists, interior consultants, building designers, sustainability consultants and homeowners.

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Liat Muller and Uri Reicher in Conversation

  • March 22, 2014
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 16–20 Goodhope Street Paddington

James Grose, National Director, BVN Donovan Hill & Gene Sherman, Executive Director, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in conversation with Tel Aviv-based architects Liat Muller & Uri Reicher of Sack and Reicher + Muller.

conferences

Beyond the Baseline, Green Cities 2014

  • March 18, 2014 - March 19, 2014
  • Grand Hyatt, Melbourne

Focusing on sustainability within the built environment, Green Cities’ exciting program features international keynote speakers, networking events, green building site tours and educational master classes.

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competitions and awards

2014 Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards

  • March 20, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Peppermint Bay, Tasmania
  • $99

Recognising and honoring the accomplishments of individuals who contribute to society through architecture and the built environment.

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Utopia Forgot, Learning From the Megastructure

This project proposes to reopen a conversation that was seemingly dismissed in the early 1970’s: that of the megastructure as a radical form of urbanism catalyzed by mobility and transportation, and its implications for Sydney in light of a number of recent urban proposals.

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exhibitions

Sophie Clague: "A Place to Stay"

  • March 23, 2014 - April 5, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Archive Space 5 Eliza Street Newtown, NSW 2042
  • Free

The show will hijack the visual language of renovation fetishism to subvert the perspective of 'the interior' into darkly absurd tableaux, expressing the anxiety of rental stress and increasingly squeezed urban living.

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Rebecca Noël Holmes: 'In Passing'

  • March 19, 2014 - April 6, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Chrissie Cotter Gallery Pidcock st Camperdown, NSW 2050
  • Free

This exhibition focuses on details that form the backdrop of daily routine, the streets and buildings so familiar that they go unnoticed. The works are inspired by daily scenes in Newtown and Sydney’s inner west.

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walks

City of Sydney Walking Tours: Pyrmont to Glebe

  • March 23, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Cathedral Square, College Street Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free

This walk as part of Art Month Sydney, discovers hidden treasures along the streets of Pyrmont and Glebe.

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City of Sydney Walking Tours: City & Sculpture Walk

  • March 22, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Harris Street Pyrmont, NSW 2009
  • Free

This walk as part of Art Month Sydney, uncovers interesting artworks in Sydney’s CBD, and then follows the path of the iconic Sydney Sculpture Walk.

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City of Sydney Walking Tours: Chinatown to Circular Quay

  • March 16, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • corner of Hay Street & Sussex Street Haymarket, NSW 2000
  • Free

This walk as part of Art Month Sydney, will take you to laneways where once-dark spaces have been lit with whimsical shapes, birdcalls, and pulsing homages to jazz musicians.

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Invitation for public comment on: Urban Renewal to Revitalise Newcastle City Centre

  • March 5, 2014 - April 4, 2014
  • Newcastle

The public is being invited to comment on amended planning controls that will help shape the Newcastle city centre and which highlight how transport infrastructure can support urban renewal.

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Sustainable Design

  • April 30, 2014 - May 20, 2014
  • 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney
  • $69 GBCA Members, $89 Non-Members

Interested in sustainable interior design and certification? Join the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Design Institute Australia (DIA) for an evening of sustainable design discussion and networking.

competitions and awards

2015 NSW Emerging Architects Prize

  • March 3, 2014 - April 11, 2014
  • online

Do you, a colleague of yours, or a uni friend deserve to receive the 2015 NSW Emerging Architects Prize? If so, Stage One nomination entries are closing 11 April in NSW! Nominate someone now!

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exhibitions

MAP - Morton House 'Open House' Day

  • April 6, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Forest Glen Rd Woodford
  • Free - Registration Essential

Morton House was designed and constructed by Deirdre and Ivor Morton in an organic modernist style, aligned with Griffin’s Chicago Prairie School influences. Please come along and enjoy this exciting program, numbers are limited!

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conferences

Leading Green Women - Perth

  • May 8, 2014
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Perth, Western Australia
  • $79 GBCA Members, $109 Non-Members

Join the Green Building Council of Australia for breakfast with an inspiring panel of leaders, as they explore how the emerging field of sustainability is providing unique opportunities for women to lead and succeed.

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talks

What are Architects on About?

  • March 20, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • LT101, New Law Building, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free, RSVP Required

A public lecture by internationally-acclaimed architect John Denton, director of Denton Corker Marshall - one of the most significant and successful Australian-owned architecture and design practices.

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National Trust Heritage Awards are open for submission

  • March 6, 2014 - April 1, 2014
  • Online
  • $65 Individual or Community, $98 Government or Corporation

The deadline for submissions has now been extended until April 1!

2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

Asst. Professor Rene van Meeuwen    

The exhibition in its entirety will be delivered via an App for smart devices in and around Venice during the Biennale. Using the latest in Augmented Reality technology participants will be able to inhabit the buildings while also engaging in high definition animations of key features of each of the designs.

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seminar

Regi(fru)stration Seminar

  • March 5, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculam, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free for members; $10 for non-members

If you're about to sit the upcoming exmination or are considering becoming a Registered Architect this year, this event could help.

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conferences

Making: 2014 National Architecture Conference

  • May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014
  • 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre, 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth WA

The 2014 conference will be a celebration of ideas, examining different approaches to achieving architectural excellence that challenge cultural, economic, social and political environments.

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Cinecity Architectural Film Project: MAKING

  • March 2, 2014 - April 4, 2014
  • midnight - 5 p.m.
  • perth cultural center
  • FREE

Call for 60 second Architectural Films. Deadline 4th April! Hurry, hurry!

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tours

Tank Stream Tours: April 2014

  • April 15, 2014 - April 16, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Tank Stream, Sydney Cove, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • General $35 Concession/Members $30

Available only twice a year this walk takes you through 60 metres of the tunnel that was built by convicts and stonemasons. Admission on the Tank Stream tour is by ballot registration. The ballot for the next Tank Stream tours will be open from February 5 until March 15!

competitions and awards

2014 Bates Smart Award

  • Feb. 17, 2014 - March 31, 2014
  • online
  • $60.00 (including GST)

The award aims to boost media coverage of architecture and interior design in Australia and encourage quality debate about current architectural issues around the world.

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2014 Houses Awards

  • Jan. 13, 2014 - March 28, 2014
  • online

Entries are now open for the 2014 Houses Awards, an annual program celebrating Australia’s best residential architecture. The last day to enter is Friday 28 March.

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Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 NSW Architecture Awards

  • Jan. 1, 2014 - March 11, 2014
  • online

Entries will close on Tuesday 11 March. Nominations are currently open for projects within New South Wales completed before January 2014.

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - The 'Non-Building'

  • March 25, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
  • Non Member $10 | Institute Members Free

A sneak peak at this year’s Venice Biennale project that will shed some light on how the architectural non-building maintains its integral role in delighting the senses.

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Housing + Constraints

  • March 11, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW 2011
  • Non Member $10 | Institute Members Free

This talk focuses on alternate visions of multi-unit residential development, and the practices and processes that manifest them.

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This Old House: Renovate, Revive, Respect

  • April 17, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Bookings essential, General $30 Concession/Members $25

Working with heritage buildings can be a daunting task; it requires love, patience, determination and understanding.

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IFAC’14

  • Aug. 11, 2014 - Aug. 20, 2014
  • Covarrubias, Burgos, (Spain)

IFAC is a space where exchange creative work and party atmosphere. 300 youngsters from all around the world with some relation to art and architecture whom will live together for 10 days, where debate, work and interchange experiences in a context of analysis and recovery of rural areas.

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Rudy Uytenhaak: Cities Full of Space

  • Feb. 27, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE

The lecture will address the problem of how to deal with explosive city growth as more people prefer to live in cities and larger spaces. Uytenhaak argues that we should invest in attractive ‘cities full of space’: intensive, sustainable land-use that provides people with access and proximity to opportunity.

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FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

  • Oct. 24, 2014 - Oct. 27, 2014
  • Christchurch, NZ

Imagining possible futures and our hunger for realising them are as old as human civilization. In the twenty-first century our collective futures in cities are a vital consideration for humanity and the planet. When is the future for our cities ...

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EOI - FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

  • Feb. 21, 2014 - Feb. 28, 2014
  • Online

Planning for FESTA 2014 is underway and we are seeking expressions of interest to participate in this year’s festival on the theme ‘The Future Will be Live’.

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exhibitions

Land Art: Nine Small Buildings

  • Feb. 13, 2014 - April 4, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, Wilkinson Building, The University of Sydney, Camperdown
  • FREE

A new exhibition at the University of Sydney’s Tin Sheds Gallery showcases the international, award-winning work of Denton Corker Marshall.

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tours

DARCH Newtown Small Bar Tour

  • Feb. 20, 2014
  • 6 p.m.
  • Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Young Henry's Tasting Bar, Cittavino, Earl's Juke Joint

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Between Green and Sustainable - Emerging Ideas for Asia and Australia

  • Feb. 27, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The University of New South Wales Kensington, New South Wales 2052. Chemical Sciences and Engineering Building Building F10, ChemSc M17
  • Free

Holcim Australia along with the University of New South Wales will host internationally known advocate for sustainable architecture, Dr Nirmal Kishnani for a key note presentation.

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Built for the Bush - The Green Architecture of Rural Australia

  • Feb. 15, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Rouse Hill House and Farm, 356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155

For Australia’s rural settlers the creation of simple, energy efficient homes was a matter of situational necessity with their limited access to materials, skills and resources. Today, architects recognize the conservation of energy as a global imperative.

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Architecture on Show - Central Coast

  • Feb. 21, 2014
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 155 Entrance Road, Erina
  • FREE

This year 'Architecture on Show' is also happening on the Central Coast! Join us to hear local architects talking about their projects and ideas for the community.

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Norman Park 1950's Renovation

Dion Seminara Architecture

This home started out as a small and dark 3 bedroom house and has been transformed into a stunning two level home that is now a feature home in the suburb.

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HafenCity Hamburg Strategies, Processes, Competitions, Implementation

  • Feb. 11, 2014
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • MUDD Studio Room 4030, Red Centre West Wing, UNSW Kensington

The lecture analyses the development strategies in one of Europe’s biggest projects of waterfront redevelopment, HafenCity Hamburg.

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tours

NSW Chapter presents a Hunter Region coach tour of two iconic early Blacket award winners:

  • April 5, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • Non Members $150 | Members $130

Australian Institute of Architects, NSW presents a coach tour of two iconic early Blacket award winners: Tocal College by Ian McKay and Phillip Cox, Architects in Association and The Rothbury Estate Winery by Allen. Jack & Cottier. Architects (Partner in Charge Keith Cottier).

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Architecture On Show: architecture and health

  • Feb. 22, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 405 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • FREE

The idea of “eliminating poverty” is a great goal, no one could disagree - what worries me is that politicians with money and charismatic rock stars make the words sound so, so easy. I don't have a bucket of money, a policy to release or a guitar but I do have an idea… it’s called Housing for Health.

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‘Women in Design’ Exhibition

  • Feb. 11, 2014 - Feb. 22, 2014
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • fortyfivedownstairs – 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
  • Free

An exhibition that profiles female creative leaders from the disciplines of architecture, furniture design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, textile design, visual art and inter-disciplinary design.

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Last call to enter AIDA 2014

  • Nov. 11, 2013 - Feb. 12, 2014
  • online

Entries for the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards close on 12 February for projects completed between 1 September 2012 and 31 December 2013.

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Heather and Ivan Morison: Sleepers Awake

  • May 17, 2014 - May 26, 2014
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Western Sydney Parklands, Bungarribee
  • Free

This is your chance to be a part of a unique event combining a beautiful landscape with the most ambitious temporary public art project ever seen in Western Sydney and an innovative community performance program. The closing date has been extended to 12 midnight (AEST) on 17.02.2014.

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courses

Assurance of Compliant Windows for Small Projects

  • Feb. 21, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street Rose Bay
  • $77.00

This practical hands-on seminar will demonstrate how to select windows that satisfies PCA. Two pathways will be presented and demonstrated.

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Fugitive Structures 2014

  • March 21, 2014 - Sept. 20, 2014
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16 - 20 Goodhope St, Paddington, NSW

The pavilion uses advanced computer design to fulfil a conceptual brief - of a built structure that uses the most progressive technology currently available.

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Refiguring Dystopia: Richard Goodwin 1991-2012

  • Feb. 7, 2014 - March 22, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Galleries UNSW, COFA Campus, Cnr Oxford Street & Greens Road, Paddington

Through sculptures, maquettes, videoed performances, photographs and drawings, audiences will engage with Goodwin’s poetically charged artworks that exist in the space where art and architecture meet.

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continuing professional development

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop - Saturday 10 May 2014

  • May 10, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
  • A/91-95 Victoria Road Drummoyne NSW 2047
  • $85 Full Day

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop Saturday 10 May 2014 BORA APAC Pty Ltd A/91-95 Victoria Road Drummoyne NSW 204 Morning Session: 08:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Building Boards In Lightweight Construction - Mark Pulman ...

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Brisbane Full Day CPD Workshop - Tuesday 18 February 2013

  • Feb. 18, 2014
  • 7:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Jephson Hotel Function Room 63 Jephson Street Toowong QLD 4066
  • $85 Full Day

Brisbane Full Day CPD Workshop Tuesday 18 February 2014 Session Time and Topics : 7:45am - 8:15am: Registration 8:15am - 9:15am: Noise Reduction - by Onofrio Ferrara 9:15am - 9:25am: Tea Break 9:25am - 10:25am: Zego Building Systems by Scott ...

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exhibitions

Architects of Air - Exxopolis

  • Jan. 3, 2014 - Jan. 27, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Standard $15, Insiders $12, Group of 4 $49

Architects of Air will take over the Opera House Forecourt this summer with a giant inflatable city like sculpture made up of a labyrinth of tunnels and spacious domes filled with a kaleidoscope of liquid light and colour.

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Modern Art Projects - Blue Mountains

  • Feb. 2, 2014
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Faulconbridge, Blue Mountains - Address supplied upon RSVP
  • FREE

Modern Art Projects (MAP) officially launches an open house program which explores the curation of contemporary art in unique domestic architecture and gardens. Up to 4 spectacular Blue Mountains residences will be opened between February and July 2014.

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symposium

The 4th International Utzon Symposium

  • March 7, 2014 - March 9, 2014
  • 6 a.m.
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Price varies - see website for more information

Bringing together leading academics, practitioners and students from across the globe, the Symposium will include keynote speakers from Asia, the USA, Europe and Australia & will be followed by a week-long Utzon Workshop.

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conferences

ArchiPRACTICE: Alts & Ads

  • Feb. 20, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $75 Members & students | $110 non-members

Examining the dark science of residential additions, subtractions, adaptations and modifications.

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ArchiPRACTICE: Changes to Codes SEPP and the Housing Code

  • Feb. 6, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $75 Institute Member & Student | $110 non-member

On 20 December 2013, a major suite of changes to the Codes SEPP and the Housing Code were gazetted. These changes will commence on 22 February 2014. Peter Smith will provide a detailed overview of the changes and their implications and what it means for architects, not just to make the approval process quicker, but also how to use the controls to achieve great architecture.

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ArchiBUSINESS: The Year Ahead

  • Jan. 30, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $75 Members & students | $110 non-members

Examining the political, cultural and economic trends and phenomena that will shape the 2014 architectural landscape.

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ArchiBUSINESS: Getting your Project Awards-Ready

  • Jan. 23, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $75 Members & students | $110 non-members

Gathering a group of experts from architectural photography, graphic design, public speaking as well as past winners and jury chairs, this seminar will focus on a set of best-practice approaches to the tricky task of getting your project awards-ready.

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7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

  • July 9, 2014 - July 11, 2014
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mantra on Salt Beach, Kingscliff, NSW
  • For cost see website

The Conference will examine the challenges, opportunities, trends and issues currently facing sector professionals. Delegates and presenters will examine how to plan for Healthy Cities, Sustainable Cities and Resilient Cities.

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Deerubbin Architecture Seminar

  • March 28, 2014 - March 30, 2014
  • Milson Island, Hawkesbury River, NSW
  • $630 + GST

A weekend residential seminar of good people and good architecture – staying all together, on the stunning Milson Island on the Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney. The theme will be ‘trace de la main’.

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AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship

  • Dec. 5, 2013 - Feb. 21, 2014
  • Online

Applications are now open for its $20,000 AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship, which funds overseas travel for recipients to undertake research in the field of domestic architecture, building and planning.

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exhibitions

Utzon's Opera House

  • Nov. 22, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2014
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • S.H. Ervin Gallery (National Trust Centre), Watson Road (entry from Argyle Street ) The Rocks 2000
  • Adult: $7, Concession: $5, Members: $4, children under 12 free

The exhibition includes images of the indigenous figure Bennelong, after whom the peninsula it stands on is named, works by some of Australia’s leading artists as well as original drawings and working models by Utzon.

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festivals

Lights of Christmas

  • Dec. 12, 2013 - Dec. 25, 2013
  • 7:30 p.m. - noon
  • St Mary's Cathedral, St Mary's Road, (cnr College Street) Sydney 2000
  • Free

The projections will illuminate the southern façade of the statuesque St Mary’s Cathedral that stands at 75 metres high and 33 metres wide, from 8.30pm, accompanied by a festive soundtrack.

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exhibitions

Touring the Past: Tourism and History in Australia

  • Sept. 2, 2013 - Feb. 14, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.
  • University of Sydney, 65 Parramatta Rd Camperdown 2006
  • Free

For well over a century Australians have learnt to be nostalgic about their past. This exhibition charts the way Australians began to discover they had a past worth visiting.

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tours

SAW Bike Tour: Five Suburb Sydney Derive

  • Jan. 12, 2014
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 a.m.
  • courtyard, Bonza Bikes, 30 Harrington Street The Rocks 2000
  • Adult: $90, Children: $80, Senior: $90, +$30 with bike hire (if req)

For decades, the suburbs immediately south and west of the city like Surry Hills, Redfern and Chippendale were a cultural no-mans land associated with pestilence, poverty and crime. In recent years, this part of Sydney has experienced a resurgance in ...

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walks

Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Jan. 26, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Free

An architect-led walking tour through Sydney, guided by the spirit of interwar modernity. We will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney from Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park to the great icon of modernity - the Sydney Harbour ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #5 - Modern Sydney

  • Jan. 8, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Free

An architect-led walking tour through Sydney, guided by the spirit of interwar modernity. We will trace a lazy path through the guts of Sydney from Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park to the great icon of modernity - the Sydney Harbour ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #3 - Harbourings

  • Jan. 15, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Adult: $45, Children: $35, Senior: $45

Getting beyond the postcard view of the city and its two shimmering icons, "Harbourings" reveals Sydney at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self-conscious and most corrupt.The route is diverse, spectacular and full of surprising contemporary projects in and ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon & The Sydney Opera House

  • Dec. 22, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Adult: $45, Children: $35, Senior: $45

Join us for in this in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, we will chart the development of Utzon's ideas and their realisation from the poetic simplicity of ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #1 - The City: Sydney

  • Jan. 22, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Adult: $45; Children: $35; Senior: $45

Trespassing joyfully across disciplines and genres as we seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes, "The City, Sydney" conjures a heady urban narrative revealing the historic, political and topographic forces lapping at Sydney like ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #1 - The City: Sydney

  • Jan. 5, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Adult: $45; Children: $35; Senior: $45

Trespassing joyfully across disciplines and genres as we seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes, "The City, Sydney" conjures a heady urban narrative revealing the historic, political and topographic forces lapping at Sydney like ...

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Sydney Architecture Walks #1 - The City: Sydney

  • Dec. 18, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet in foyer, Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney.
  • Adult: $45; Children: $35; Senior: $45

Trespassing joyfully across disciplines and genres as we seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes, "The City, Sydney" conjures a heady urban narrative revealing the historic, political and topographic forces lapping at Sydney like ...

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exhibitions

Rural Habitat

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free

The ‘Rural Habitat’ project celebrates cultural inheritance and respects the way of life of rural Mexicans. It seeks to improve their lives through constructive and culturally sensitive means, by encouraging rather than imposing ideas.

podcasts

ABC by Design - The panel: pop-ups

How has temporary and transient design transformed our urban landscapes. The 'pop-ups' —shops, spaces, restaurants, and markets—have altered the boundaries between architecture, art, and design, so our urban environment experience ...

podcasts

ABC by Design - The panel: Californian design

The Queensland Art Gallery (QAG) is currently running an exhibition of Californian design—it includes the first Barbie doll, classic Levi 501 jeans, and furniture by Charles and Ray Eames. Our ...

podcasts

ABC by Design - The conversation: Max Delaney

Design and architecture may seem to be under represented in art galleries but an exhibition opening soon at the National Gallery of Victoria is set to straighten the record about ...

podcasts

ABC by Design - The panel: design and divorce

Can bad design be held responsible for a relationship breakdown? Does it make a difference to a couple whether they live in a mansion, or a one-bedroom flat? Today we ...

podcasts

ABC by Design - The conversation: Rob Adams

Talking about the city of Melbourne—recognised as one of the world's most liveable, vibrant, and urbane cities. It's the product of many influences and the current growth in its large ...

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workshop

Re-casting Terra Nullius Blindness Workshop

  • Nov. 19, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Koorie Heritage Trust, 295 King Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
  • Free, limited places, registration required

This workshop aspires to advance understanding of indigenous Australian’s knowledge and cultural systems with regards to planning and design education and practice.

exhibitions

Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition

  • June 29, 2013 - Jan. 5, 2014
  • ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

‘Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition’ traces the life and work of this formidable design duo, whose influential designs are credited with “changing the way the 20th Century sat down” (The Washington Post).

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in-practice – Swinburne Interior Design Grad Exhibition 2013

  • Nov. 27, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013
  • noon - 5 p.m.
  • Level 1, 8 Martin Street, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182, Australia
  • Free

An exhibition presenting an insightful glance of Swinburne’s Interior Design students’ creative and professional approach to interior design, through the presentation of a comprehensive range of projects.

exhibitions

'Third Space' UNSW Interior Architecture Grad Exhibition

  • Nov. 25, 2013 - Nov. 29, 2013
  • High St , Kensington , NSW, 2052, Australia
  • Free

The exhibition’s identity of “THIRD SPACE” was born from the objective of the graduating project to re-purpose one of Sydney’s iconic buildings, the Bondi Pavilion, into a space that collectively represents a community as well as fosters strong community ties.

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exhibitions

Geometric Colour by Esther Stewart

  • Oct. 18, 2013 - Nov. 30, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 31 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

In this exhibition at Craft, artist and designer Esther Stewart has created a site-specific colour installation that responds to the architecture of the gallery space.

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exhibitions

Save the date - INDEX 2013 - UTS Architecture End of Year Show

  • Nov. 28, 2013 - Dec. 1, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 180 Burke Road, Alexandria
  • FREE!

The student production across all levels of the school will be showcased in turn of the century warehouse spaces in Mascot.

exhibitions

LuminoCity 2013

  • Nov. 18, 2013 - Nov. 29, 2013
  • Red Centre, West Wing, UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

LuminoCity is suited to all ages and walks of life, from industry professionals through to local community members who have an interest in the Built Environment.

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talks

Opening of LuminoCity 2013

  • Nov. 18, 2013
  • 5 p.m.
  • Keith Burrows Lecture Theatre, UNSW Kensington
  • Free, Registration required

Dean, Professor Alec Tzannes, invites you to the opening of LuminoCity and Launch of UNSW BE's two new schools: AGSU and ASA+D. Followed by a panel discussion: How does Sydney simultaneously grow and preserve its status as one of the most liveable cities in the world?

local government

Help guide the future of Circular Quay - a survey

Have your say! Please complete a short survey, the results of which will help Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority guide the future of Circular Quay.

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talks

'Architecture as Material Culture' a talk by Richard Francis-Jones

  • Nov. 14, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library
  • Free, RSVP essential

Richard will present a series of dialectics and explore, through an interweaving of theory and practice, the issues and challenges confronting our cites and communities.

competitions and awards

2014 Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarships in Architecture

  • Oct. 18, 2013 - Dec. 2, 2013
  • Online

Three scholarships worth $20,000 each are on offer to aspiring young architects who have a passion for travel in order to enhance their talents. Applications must be submitted online by 2 December.

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symposium

SAF13 - Affirmative Architecture

  • Nov. 8, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, Level 1, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • $100/day Adults | $50/day for students* (*Current Student ID is required)

Affirmative Architecture has been conceived as an annual event that seeks to define an emergent trend amongst young architects and designers to re-engage with the ability of architecture and the design process to make life better.

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talks

SAF13 - Drawing in the DARCH

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Grasshopper Bar, 1 Temperance Lane, Sydney NSW
  • Free, no bookings

Get your creative juices flowing at this hands on drawing event brought to you by Group D & EmAGN, the Emerging Architects & Graduates Network.

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talks

SAF13 - In Conversation with Richard LePlastrier - David Moore Photography Retrospective

  • Nov. 10, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free but booking essential

Join architect Richard Leplastrier in conversation with Mika Utzon Popov for a look at the David Moore Photography Retrospective celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Sydney Opera House.

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tours

Calling: A Sonic Tour of the Sacred and Suburb

  • Jan. 11, 2014 - Jan. 19, 2014
  • 5:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Auburn, Granville and Parramatta
  • $49+Bf

Commencing at sunrise with the Adhan (Islamic Call to Prayer) The Calling will physically and sonically immerse passengers in the built and aural architecture of selected mosques, churches and temples in the Western Sydney suburbs of Auburn, Granville and Parramatta.

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talks

SAF13 - The Politics of Memory: Artist Talk with Thomas Col

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Level 4 Courtyard, UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free

The city of collective memory is a living museum that presents the rich palimpsest of the past to its populace as they interact in daily life. The city becomes the essence of place, pulsing in a constant flux between storing and rewriting the fables of place.

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exhibitions

The Politics of Memory

  • Oct. 30, 2013 - Nov. 22, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • DAB LAB Research Gallery Level 4 Courtyard, UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free, no bookings

The city of collective memory is a living museum that presents the rich palimpsest of the past to its populace as they interact in daily life. The city becomes the essence of place, pulsing in a constant flux between storing and rewriting the fables of place.

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competitions and awards

DARCH Horse Awards

  • Oct. 28, 2013 - Nov. 22, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks CBD Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free

Now in its second year, the DARCH Horse Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions by non-architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment.

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talks

"Actor Networks" by Prof. Kas Oosterhuis

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • UTS, Architecture Foyer - Level 5 DAB

Kas is a director of the multidisciplinary design office ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd], where architects, visual artists, web designers and programmers work together and join forces, practicing the fusion of art, architecture and technique on a digital platform.

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festivals

SAF Kids at Parramatta

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Riverside Theatre Courtyard, Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

The Sydney Architecture Festival invites all kids big and small to join us at Riverside Theatre Courtyard for a fun filled day of drawing, walking, designing and building focusing on the heritage of Parramatta.

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SAF13 at Parramatta

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 9:55 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various venues around Parramatta
  • Free, no bookings

Parramatta comes alive on Saturday 2 November to celebrate the Sydney Architecture Festival and Parramatta’s Foundations Festival.

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talks

Bond Architecture Lecture Series: Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper

  • Nov. 1, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • Building 3B - University Way, Gold Coast QLD 4229 Australia
  • Free

Haig Beck and Jackie Cooper have collaborated as architectural editors, critics, writers and publishers. The output of 30 years of writing includes books, chapters, articles and critical reviews.

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SAF13 - Do Not Disturb: Toxic Urbanism and the Alexandra Canal

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Free

Nathan Etherington will present insight into the contemporary condition and architectural potential of the Alexandra Canal as part of a research project currently being conducted.

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Taking Art to the Streets - Parramatta Lanes Festival

  • Oct. 17, 2013
  • 7 p.m.
  • Batman Walk, Parramatta
  • Free

Join a group of artists and creative-thinkers as they chat about art in public space. What makes a piece of public art work? Is art meant for the streets?

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festivals

Parramatta Lanes Festival

  • Oct. 17, 2013 - Oct. 25, 2013
  • 4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Parramatta
  • Free

See small urban spaces transformed into craft beer gardens, espresso bars and walk through installations as chefs, bakers, cocktail makers, baristas, performers and designers take over Parramatta for 4 nights in October.

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talks

DARCH: Arena Calcetto at the Reservoir

  • Oct. 17, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Paddington Reservoir Gardens
  • Free

Join DARCH on Thursday the 17th of October for an evening of byo picnic-ing, fussball tournament and talk from Archrivals' Claire and Lucy for a talk about their installation.

symposium

Inside Out: The Dynamics of New Museum Architecture on Display

  • Nov. 19, 2013 - Nov. 20, 2013
  • EG02 (E-Block), College of Fine Arts, Corner of Greens Road & Oxford Street, Paddington
  • See website for price

A debate on the impact that architecturally significant art museums have on curatorial agendas, exhibition projects and audience engagement.

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talks

Alice Rawsthorn – Hello World: Where Design Meets Life

  • Oct. 26, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 140 George St, The Rocks, 2000
  • Adults $15.00, MCA Members and Concessions $10.00

Hear Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for the International Herald Tribune and author of the new book Hello World discuss the formidable challenges faced by designers in the 21st century.

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workshop

Essential Interior Timber Design Seminar

  • Nov. 14, 2013
  • 1:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St Potts Point NSW
  • Free

This free seminar will explore how timber may be used in interior applications. Presentations include winning projects in the interior categories for the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards.

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continuing professional development

Compromising Occupants' Health in Buildings

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street, Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • $77.00

Energy and aesthetics are becoming the focal point of building designers, builders and home owners, with little consideration to Indoor Air Quality. Conserving energy is important and so is occupant's health. There is mounting research and case studies undertaken verifying ...

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Gavin Perin on Fri 11th Oct 2013

  • Oct. 11, 2013
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

This lecture is likely to be an undisciplined polemic against the chicanery that sits behind architecture’s iconophobia. The hope being to find a way to reclaim the image as architecture’s base material.

websites

The Opera House Project

A rich, multi-media digital documentary with over 24 hours of content including more than 70 stirring original interviews, archival video footage, audio, written and 3D documentation can be experienced from today.

exhibitions

David Moore Photographic Exhibition

  • Oct. 20, 2013 - Jan. 26, 2014
  • Customs House
  • Free

Moore's meticulous application to documenting the construction process from the bones upward was passionate and committed: a kind of love affair in which his images reflect an awe and respect for Utzon's work.

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film

Autopsy on a Dream

  • Oct. 20, 2013
  • 9:25 p.m.
  • ABC1

John Weiley's long-lost 1968 film about the troubled birth of Danish architect Jørn Utzon's masterpiece, which has never been seen in this country will be broadcast by ABC TV on Sunday, 20 October.

tours

The Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary Tour

  • Oct. 1, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013
  • Sydney Opera House

This tour will take you beneath the famous sails of the Opera House to uncover its theatres, rare archival footage and the stories that span its incredible 40 year history.

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Open Door

  • Oct. 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Free

A chance to wander the world-renowned Concert Hall, with its warm wooden panelling and cathedral ceiling, and the intimate Joan Sutherland Theatre outside of normal business hours, when they're all yours.

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Architecture and Design Symposium

  • Oct. 25, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Check website for price

Perhaps no other modern building has so ambitiously, publically and controversially embodied the connection between architecture and design as vehicles of our cultural ambitions as much as the Sydney Opera House.

festivals

World Architecture Festival

  • Oct. 2, 2013 - Oct. 4, 2013
  • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

World Architecture Festival is the world's largest festival dedicated to celebrating and sharing architectural excellence from across the globe.

exhibitions

SAF13 - Expanded Architecture at The Rocks - Exhibition

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • Rocks Pop-Up Space, 136-138 Cumberland Street, The Rocks
  • RSVP essential - No high heels allowed in building

Expanded Architecture at The Rocks is collaborative teams of spatial art practitioners (artists and architects) in month long residencies at a Rocks Pop-Up Space, culminating in an exhibition of site specific works.

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walks

SAF13 - Neutral Bay as May Gibbs knew it

  • Nov. 8, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Hayes Street Ferry Wharf, Hayes Street, Neutral Bay
  • Ticketed, booking required

Dr Ian Hoskins will lead this walking tour looking at the remarkable architecture of lower Neutral Bay - the suburb that renowned children's book author and artist May Gibbs chose as her home in the 1920s.

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SAF13 - Street Camp Barangaroo

  • Nov. 8, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • noon - 5 p.m.
  • Barangaroo, Hickson Road, Millers Point
  • Free, no bookings

In the last instalment of Street Camp Sydney, Dutch design group FOUNDation Projects and Sydney's Make Space for Architecture set up camp in Barangaroo to talk urbanisation and gentrification, and what it means for the long term residents of this neighbourhood in transition.

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tours

SAF13 - Open Studio Tour - city area

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Darling Quarter Kiosk, Darling Quarter, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney
  • $60; students $54.

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talks

SAF13 - 2013 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Discover the practice of artist Melanie Smith who represented Mexico in the Venice Biennale in 2011. Smith discusses exploring cities, urbanism, art and architecture and the journey from her British upbringing to her current home in Mexico City.

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festivals

SAF13 - Beaux Arts Ball

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, Level 1, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • $15 adults, $12 Powerhouse Member and concession

Celebrate architecture with a Beaux Arts Ball inspired party. Deck yourself out in your favourite building and revel in all things architectural!

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talks

SAF13 - Public Sydney: Drawing the city

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Public Sydney: Drawing the City, celebrating the public buildings, rooms and spaces of central Sydney, and providing and unparalleled and in-depth look at the development and evolution of the city.

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walks

SAF13 - AAA Walk through Time

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Front Main Gate - Hyde Park Barracks, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

You will learn about the term adaptive reuse and how it saved the Queen Victoria Building from demolition in the 1970s.

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workshop

Want to install a green roof but don’t know where to start?

  • Oct. 12, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Coronation Centre Community Hall, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills , NSW, 2010
  • $30

Green roofs provide many benefits for you and your environment – they help to cool your home in summer & keep it warm in winter, clean the air, attract biodiversity, and of course, add beauty.

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talks

SAF13 - The Sydney University Wilkinson Lecture 2013: Professor Ian McDougall (ARM Architecture)

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • New Law Building Lecture Theatre 101, University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue #Level 3, Law School Building F10, Camperdown
  • Free, booking required

The 2013 University of Sydney Wilkinson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ian McDougall of ARM Architecture who will talk about recent projects by his practice ARM Architecture.

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exhibitions

SAF13 - Winning Architecture: an exhibition of the top projects in NSW this year

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Willoughby Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby
  • Free, booking required

An exhibition of all winning projects entered this year in the Australian Institute of Architect Awards. Opening event with Adam Haddow. Adam Haddow is director of SJB Architects whose winning design has transformed the Willoughby Incinerator. He is the overall chair of the five elected awards juries in NSW.

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SAF13 - Architecture on Show with Joe Agius and Jeff Morehem: Randwick

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tyree Energy Technologies, Building, Collaborative, University of New South Wales, Kensington
  • Free, booking required

A presentation by the winners of the 2013 Randwick urban design awards with Joe Agius, Cox Richardson Architects & Planners and Jeff Morehem, fjmt architects.

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SAF13 - Pop Ups, Laneways, Art and Our Living Spaces

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Boston Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney.
  • Free, no bookings

Have you seen how Sydney’s Laneways are changing? These spaces have curated public artwork, quirky Laneway bars, restaurants, coffee shops and pop-up bars. Hear from the people that have fostered an idea and created a movement.

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walks

SAF13 - AAA Twilight Walk

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House entrance, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
  • Special Sydney Architecture Festival price $20. Students $10.

Enjoy a leisurely 90 minute walk through this harbour city in the beautiful twilight during daylight saving months with a well-trained tour leader!

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talks

SAF13 - Robotised Architecture

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Goethe Institut Sydney, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra
  • Free, no bookings

The construction industry seems to be the last bastion of pre-industrialised one-off production, where every building is a prototype. Whilst this is required for land mark sites in urban context and for special purpose buildings, the efficiency and productivity of the construction industry is suffering.

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talks

SAF13 - Culture as Catalyst, Urban Development à la Française

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Alliance Française de Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Tim Williams will be presenting Culture as Catalyst, a talk about French urban development at the Alliance Française de Sydney.

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walks

SAF13 - Sydney Architecture Walks #1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • $45 / $35 concession (full time students only)

A walking tour focusing on the patterns and forces shaping Sydney, focusing on contemporary architecture. Led and organised by architects but aimed at the enthusiast!

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talks

SAF13 - Visualising [sub]urban communities: A talk with Alex Greenwich

  • Nov. 5, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
  • Free, no bookings

An official launch of the Visualising [sub]urban communities exhibition by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.

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talks

SAF13 - Your Community Your City at the Crypt

  • Nov. 4, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • The Crypt, St Patricks Church, Grosvenor Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Celebrating the contribution of the BHTS to thinking about critical aspects of shaping the city. Three BHTS Scholars talk about their scholarships – and how they have influenced their professional lives and thinking about the shape of our community, our city.

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SAF13 - Architecture on Show with Bruce Eeles: Modernist Architecture in Mosman

  • Nov. 4, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
  • Free, no bookings

An appreciation of early Modernist architecture in Mosman and how the work created by Bruce Eeles is a continuation and adaptation of this thread.

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Architecture on Show - Artists are Architects too ... with Rolfe Crystal

  • Nov. 20, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Artist's Lounge, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  • Free, booking required

Architect Rolfe Crystal from Architects of Arcadia was integrally involved in the restoration of this once grand homestead and will speak about the building, its history, and the challenges creating the current design.

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SAF13 - Architecture on Show at Hornsby: What Would My Architect Know?

  • Nov. 3, 2013
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Artist's Lounge, Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre, 25 Edgeworth David Avenue, Hornsby
  • Free, booking required

Representatives from local architectural firms will present an overview of the knowledge base of an architect and how this applies when working on a building project. An informal & fun fact-filled event that will provide a better understanding as to why an architect does what an architect does.

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walks

SAF13 - Sydney Architecture Walks #2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 3, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • $45 / $35 concession (full time students only)

This walking tour, led by architect & Utzon expert Eoghan Lewis, takes you into the visionary world of Opera House architect Joern Utzon.

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talks

SAF13 - Memory in Place-How can meaning and memories remain when ‘progress’ threatens to wipe them all away?

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove
  • Free, booking required

A key to engagement of the community in their locality when major changes are taking place, & a catalytic way of translating & using cultural, social & physical heritage to instil the transition process with significant purpose and meaning.

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conferences

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!

  • Nov. 7, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! November 7-9th 2013 Description: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic**, ...

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SAF13 - Super Sydney Colloquium

  • Nov. 9, 2013
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie St, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The Opera House Effect...It is 40 years since the inauguration of this transformational icon. How do we value it? What have we learned from it? Could we do it again?

competitions and awards

MADE by the Opera House: a Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange

  • Sept. 16, 2013 - Oct. 1, 2013
  • online

A new inaugural scholarship opportunity awarding 5 Australian & 5 Danish students AU$6,000 to attend a six-week program, collaborating on a multidisciplinary project in Denmark & Australia respectively.

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talks

SAF13 - Folly re-imagined George Street Gatehouse Open, Parramatta Park

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • George Street Gatehouse, O'Connell Street, (intersection George Street), Parramatta Park
  • Free, no bookings

A look into this intriguing building and the opportunity to talk to the team of experts that are reinventing this building for the future.

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tours

SAF13 - Sociopath: Spatial Experiments in Film

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Paramount Pictures Building, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills
  • Ticketed, booking required

A range of cinematic works by architects and spatial practitioners, exploring constructions of social space - and their influence on human behaviour.

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tours

SAF13 - AAA Castlecrag Walk

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Quadrangle Shopping Village, 100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
  • Special Sydney Architecture Festival price $25

This two hour walk is in one of Sydney’s most picturesque suburbs, perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Cove.

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tours

SAF13 - Pearls of Granville: A Tour of Architecture & Suburb

  • Nov. 2, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Granville Town Hall, Meet here to start Bus Tour, 10 Carlton Street, Granville
  • Tickets: $48 (includes lunch)/No concessions

A guided minibus tour (with iPad narrative) of the unique architecture and rich social history (from the late 1880s to the present) of Granville in Western Sydney.

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talks

SAF13 - Architecture on Show at Bondi with Philip Cox

  • Nov. 3, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Art Atrium, 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi
  • Free, booking required

Join Philip Cox for drinks and a talk about his 50 years of architectural practice.

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workshop

SAF13 - Ask an Architect

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Parramatta Library, 1B Civic Place, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

Free 20 minute consultations by a qualified architect on your special home renovation project. No obligations no charge. Bring a floor plan of your home. Registrations are essential.

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tours

SAF13 - Above, Below and Around

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rose Hill
  • Free, no bookings

Sydney Living Museums throws open the doors (and windows and cellars) of Elizabeth Farm.

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tours

SAF13 - AAA Walk through Time

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Front Main Gate - Hyde Park Barracks, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Special Sydney Architecture Festival price $20. Students $10.

Starting at the Hyde Park Barracks, one of Sydney’s oldest pieces of architecture by convict architect Francis Greenway, the journey looks at buildings that replaced brick with grander materials like sandstone, then granite, before moving into more modern materials like terracotta and finally of course concrete.

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SAF13 - AAA Sydney City Walk

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House entrance, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
  • Special Sydney Architecture Festival price $20. Students $10.

The walk showcases the City of Sydney's most important iconic buildings. Discover stories and design concepts behind the must see masterpieces in our city.

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SAF13 - Visualising [sub]urban communities

  • Nov. 2, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW
  • Free, booking required

The exhibition will demonstrate the capacity of architecture to act as an agent of change and assist the city in meeting the student aspirations for the realisation of good urban life for the diverse communities in Sydney.

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Utzon Lecture - Professor Satoshi Kose

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

Designing dwellings toward a highly aged society: Japanese experience as a forerunner.

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Utzon Lecture - Professor Susan Fainstein

  • Oct. 16, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

Within the global context of heightened competition among cities, approaches to urban development have been justified by their contribution to economic growth rather than to greater justice.

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Utzon Lecture - Professor George Galster

  • Sept. 25, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

A discussion on Professor George Galster's 2012 publication Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City.

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2013 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment

  • Sept. 21, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

Presented by Dr David Suzuki, a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation.

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SAF13 - User Generated Architecture - raumlabor berlin

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Darlington
  • Free, no bookings

The architecture collective raumlabor berlin work internationally at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention.

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SAF13 - User Generated Architecture

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Darlington
  • Free, no bookings

User Generated Architecture is comprised of two parallel projects, raumlabor berlin and Not Quite Square, that both explore the legacies of 1970s architecture.

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SAF13 - Esemplastic – moulding parts into one

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Grasshopper Bar, 1 Temperance Lane, Sydney NSW
  • Free, booking required

An investigation of UNSW Master of Architecture students who divided George Street into small precincts and analysed these precincts in regards to their challenges and missed opportunities.

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SAF13 - Open Studio Tour - Surry Hills Area

  • Nov. 1, 2013
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Open Practices various City Architectural offices
  • Ticketed, booking required

This tour gives you unique insight into an open studio; the teams' most important projects and a sneak peak into the work areas.

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SAF13 - Open Agenda

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location TBC
  • Free, no bookings

Open to recent graduates, the Open Agenda competition provides a new platform for discussion, through exhibition, lecture and publication, focused on developing the possibilities of speculative design research in architecture and the built environment.

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SAF13 - Rural Habitat

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St. Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Rural Habitat is an exhibition of photographs, multimedia and models of Mexican and rural indigenous communities within a purpose built pavilion on Customs House Square.

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SAF13 - Sydney Opera House 40th Anniversary: David Moore Photography Retrospective

  • Nov. 1, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St. Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

This year, the Sydney Opera House will celebrate four decades as an eminent national building and a valuable piece of cultural and tourism infrastructure.

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SAF13 - Model Practice: An Exhibition of Architecture Models

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Property Display Centre, Lumière Regent Place, Mezzanine Level 501 George St.
  • Free, no bookings

Model Practice is a rare glimpse into the world of the architect through the display of models. The Models will range from thinking or generative design idea models, to multiple iterations of a building or part of a building, to detailed final models.

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SAF13 - Blindfold Critique (a new way to see: Your Community – Your City) by Joshua David Lynch

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • Free, no bookings

We need new ways to look at our city and our architecture: often we are blind to what is there – because we cannot see beyond what architecture looks like and what it does.

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SAF13 - Super Sydney 2013

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • Free, no bookings

Welcome to Super Sydney 2013 Super Sydney is a project of the Sydney Architecture Festival. It is a voluntary community project that invites Sydneysiders to share their thoughts and ideas about what they consider to be important for the future of their metropolis.

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Surry Hills Library Architecture on Show: Architecture and Adaptation

  • Sept. 28, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 405 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Whether preserved by council heritage controls or for more pragmatic reasons - quality older building fabric is often the foil for new residential architecture. We find ourselves in the middle of a moment of contrast not of subtlety - where to next?

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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) Shanghai

  • Sept. 24, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute /HHT Member FREE

An outline of the new UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Asia & the first results of its application in India.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Rod Simpson - Strategic Urban Design: Planning & Remaking the City

  • Sept. 19, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2050
  • Free!

About the talk Calls for a greater emphasis on strategic planning beg the question of how the public can be better engaged, and how one possible future for a place can be compared to another. Rod Simpson will outline the ...

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Randwick Town Hall: Architecture On Show - Making Space

  • Sept. 12, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall. Corner Avoca and Frances St, Randwick
  • Free. RSVPs are required

Mary Ellen Hudson will be focusing on the award winning Mason Joseph House and the Chauvel House. While the outcomes of these projects are very different, the discussion will focus on how the design process and outcomes are influenced by the needs and wants of the client.

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Richfield Retirement Village

Finnis Architects Pty Ltd

The state and national award winning retirement village development in Richfield VIC by Finnis Architects, was well received by the residents as well as the UDIA.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Politics of Memory; Authenticity and the Artifice

The palimpsest of human inhabitation and its systems of interaction exist as a visceral membrane connecting the immediate moment with the greater milieu of the past and populace. Architecture and monument’s have a faculty of arranging the city’s artifacts and traditions as to provide important narratives outlining ‘what once was’ in an effort to define ‘who we are’.

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Andrew Burns: Crescent House

  • March 22, 2013 - Nov. 1, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 16 - 20 Goodhope Street, Paddington NSW 2021
  • FREE

The inaugural project in Fugitive Structures, a series of four annual invitation-only competitions aimed at emerging and mid-career architects who are asked to design a small-scale temporary pavilion for SCAF’s Zen garden.

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Olafur Eliasson: The cubic structural evolution project

  • Aug. 23, 2013 - Sept. 21, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 16 - 20 Goodhope Street, Paddington NSW 2021
  • FREE

A participatory art work in which viewers contribute to the construction of a Lego world. It is a work in which Eliasson encourages a very direct level of engagement. Viewers are able to actively guide their experience of the work as it organically takes shape over the duration of its installation.

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2013 Utzon Lectures - Professor Alan Peters

  • Sept. 4, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW, Ritchie Theatre in the Scientia Building, Lower Ground; Kensington, NSW
  • Free lecture - Registration is essential

Does too much urban planning result in higher housing prices or slower economic growth - a broader view.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Replica, Urtzi Grau

  • Aug. 30, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

FKAA is an architectural office of diffuse boundaries & questionable taste that explores the potential of copies to expand the limits of field rejecting originality as essential architectural value, & investigating positive disagreement as engine for the advancement in the discipline.

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AAA The Rocks Walk - Dec 7

  • Dec. 7, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

The Rocks, as Sydney's oldest suburb with all the heritage architecture, is now Sydney's major tourist destination. However, if you are someone who would love to know more about The Rocks than what the tourism industry has to offer, come ...

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AAA The Rocks Walk - Nov 9

  • Nov. 9, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

The Rocks, as Sydney's oldest suburb with all the heritage architecture, is now Sydney's major tourist destination. However, if you are someone who would love to know more about The Rocks than what the tourism industry has to offer, come ...

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AAA The Rocks Walk - Oct 12

  • Oct. 12, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

The Rocks, as Sydney's oldest suburb with all the heritage architecture, is now Sydney's major tourist destination. However, if you are someone who would love to know more about The Rocks than what the tourism industry has to offer, come ...

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AAA The Rocks Walk - Sept 21

  • Sept. 21, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

The Rocks, as Sydney's oldest suburb with all the heritage architecture, is now Sydney's major tourist destination. However, if you are someone who would love to know more about The Rocks than what the tourism industry has to offer, come ...

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AAA Redfern Walk - Nov 24

  • Nov. 24, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Redfern Walk - Oct 27

  • Oct. 27, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The AAA has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern where the participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving into a cultural hub and hot property prospect.

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AAA Redfern Walk - Sept 29

  • Sept. 29, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Redfern Walk - Aug 25

  • Aug. 25, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Castlecrag Walking Tour 1

  • Nov. 16, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Tour leader Ben Gerstel is a local architect who has developed two tours of Castlecrag that reveal the suburbs development from its earliest days as well as the most interesting architecture in its hilly streets by architects as familiar as Harry Seidler and little known as Hugh Buhrich.

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National Seminar Series - Managing Projects for Success

  • Sept. 10, 2013 - Oct. 3, 2013
  • Check website for location

This seminar will develop project planning and project management skills for architects to help them become “project leaders” and contribute to the success of their team, project delivery and sustainability of their practice.

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Perimeter Networking Series

  • Sept. 3, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Vic
  • Institute Member $30, A+ Member $28, Retired, Privileged or Graduate Member $15, Non-Member $53

The event will include a presentation/tour of the NCSS by Kristen Whittle of Bates Smart Architects, a CPD talk on ‘Daylight in Architecture – The Possibilities and Benefits’ by Antony Di Mase of Di Mase Architects, & lunch.

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AAA Castle Cove Walking Tour - Oct 26

  • Oct. 26, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Over the course of the walk, many buildings designed by different architects in different eras are presented, including works by Martin and King Architects, White Box Architecture, Harry Seidler & Associates, Marston Architects, Bruce Rickard and Luigi Roselli Architects.

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AAA Midle Cove Walking Tour - Sept 21

  • Sept. 21, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

On this two hour walk you will go back in time to see some of Sydney's best domestic architecture from the 1950's to today which includes houses by architects Neville Gruzman, Bruce Rickard, Sydney Ancher and Arthur Baldwinson.

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AAA Walk Through Time - Oct 3

  • Oct. 3, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

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AAA Walk Through Time - Sept 19

  • Sept. 19, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

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AAA Walk Through Time - Sept 14

  • Sept. 14, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

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AAA Walk Through Time - Sept 5

  • Sept. 5, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

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AAA Sculpture Walk - Nov 23

  • Nov. 23, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Sculpture Walk explores a number of Sydney's public art pieces and looks at how they contribute to the public realms and the way they relate to the surrounding architecture.

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AAA Sculpture Walk - Oct 26

  • Oct. 26, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Sculpture Walk explores a number of Sydney's public art pieces and looks at how they contribute to the public realms and the way they relate to the surrounding architecture.

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AAA Sculpture Walk - Oct 12

  • Oct. 12, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Sculpture Walk explores a number of Sydney's public art pieces and looks at how they contribute to the public realms and the way they relate to the surrounding architecture.

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AAA Sculpture Walk - Sept 14

  • Sept. 14, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Sculpture Walk explores a number of Sydney's public art pieces and looks at how they contribute to the public realms and the way they relate to the surrounding architecture.

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AAA Twilight Walk - Oct 9

  • Oct. 9, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sydney City

This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline.

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AAA Twilight Walk - Oct 23

  • Oct. 23, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sydney City

This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline.

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AAA Twilight Walk - Oct 16

  • Oct. 16, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sydney City

This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline.

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AAA Twilight Walk - Oct 2

  • Oct. 2, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sydney City

This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline.

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AAA Sydney City Walk - Sept 7

  • Sept. 7, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle in Sydney Harbour.

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AAA Sydney City Walk - Aug 31

  • Aug. 31, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle in Sydney Harbour.

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AAA Sydney City Walk - Aug 24

  • Aug. 24, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle in Sydney Harbour.

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AAA Sydney City Walk - Aug 17

  • Aug. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle in Sydney Harbour.

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URBAN IMPACTS: Andrew Maynard from Andrew Maynard Architects, Melbourne

  • Oct. 8, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

Andrew will discuss his practice and their work in the context of their city, as well as the work of other architects in the city who inspire him.

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The Creative Brunch

  • Sept. 22, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - noon
  • Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (Cnr Codrington Street), Sydney

This talk will explore the life of invention beginning with points of inspiration through to the realisation of a vision. Whether it be in art, architecture, acting or pioneering innovative cuisine, we will explore how these individuals think, problem solve, and persevere in their creative pursuits.

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Vorsprungarten

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 10-14 Darcy Street, Parramatta
  • Free

Escape the hubbub of the streets and delve into an immersive retreat, right in the heart of Parramatta. See how indigenous grasses and herbs transform this once dangerous alley by creating an oasis using roof-runoff to water a stacked 'rain-garden' ...

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Social Innovation Sydney Design Camp

  • Aug. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • COFA, Corner of Greens Rd and Oxford St, Paddington
  • Adult: $20, Concession: $10, Child: $10

Throw yourself into a full day workshop to learn and apply design skills to create innovative solutions to drive social change and kick-start social enterprises. The morning session includes a panel discussion and un-conference style problem and issue pitching session. ...

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Impatience Symposium

  • Aug. 15, 2013 - Aug. 16, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free

Fuelled by an urgency to act and impatient for results, the Impatience Symposium explores how design is aggressively pursuing and implementing change. Over two-days the symposium will bring to life the role of design within society and examine the social, ...

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EmAGN Presents: FOUNDATIONS - Sydney

  • Sept. 11, 2013
  • 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point, Sydney
  • Institute members: $30, Non-members: $130

Dreaming of starting your own practice? Learn what it takes to get out of the clouds and into the director’s chair.

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EmAGN Presents: FOUNDATIONS - Melbourne

  • Aug. 20, 2013
  • 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • AECOM, Level 45, 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • Institute members: $30, Non-members: $130

Dreaming of starting your own practice? Learn what it takes to get out of the clouds and into the director’s chair.

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Sydney Open Talks: Rooms in the House

  • Sept. 12, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
  • General: $30, Concession: $25, Series Ticket: $220

Bringing together renowned architects, eminent historians and insightful social commentators, this fascinating series of eight talks explores how the design, use and relationship of different rooms have changed over time.

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Out of Earth: Workshop and Exhibition

  • Aug. 17, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • EarthCare Centre, Cnr of Campus Drive and Science Rd Richmond
  • Free

Come along to our Out of Earth workshop and immerse yourself in earth building technology. See what you can do with earth. Learn what you can achieve with it. Play with it. Build with it.

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Design Better Public Gatherings

  • Aug. 14, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
  • Adult: $365, Concession: $300

A guide through strategies to create successful events by drawing on urban planning, place-making, anthropology, social history, psychology, event management, art history and community development principles – all backed by clear case studies.

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Ian Strange: Suburban

  • July 27, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets
  • Free

Since 2011 Strange has worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes.

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AAA Walks

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m.
  • 5 locations around Sydney
  • Adult: $30; Concession: $30; Student: $15

Take a guided stroll around Sydney and rediscover some of the city’s most important iconic buildings with the Australian Architecture Association walks.

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Buildscapes

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum; 500 Harris street, Ultimo NSW 200
  • Free with museum entry

Flex your creative muscle while building imaginary cities using beautiful geometric configurations made from slotted cardboard puzzle pieces. Inspired by George Nelson’s “jungle gym” structure for the American National Exhibition, Moscow.

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Kids Design Workshop - Spotted Bubble Lantern

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum; 500 Harris street, Ultimo NSW 200
  • Cost varies

In this fun drop in workshop you can make your own brightly coloured lantern to take home.

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Future City - Proto:capital

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Australian Institute of Architects; Tusculum; 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
  • Free

Walk the streets of the future Australian capital and into an urban laboratory and prototypical city for the nation. Travel through time as the city adapts for Australia’s second century.

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Grand Designs Live - Melbourne

  • Oct. 25, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Check website for price

Taking inspiration from the successful UK expo and TV series, and offering four home shows in one extraordinary event, Grand Designs Live is the place for ideas, tips and design advice for your own grand project.

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Grand Designs Live - Sydney

  • Oct. 18, 2013 - Oct. 20, 2013
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Check website for price

Taking inspiration from the successful UK expo and TV series, and offering four home shows in one extraordinary event, Grand Designs Live is the place for ideas, tips and design advice for your own grand project.

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Contemporary Architects 2013 Speaker Series

  • Sept. 4, 2013 - Sept. 25, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • James O Fairfax Theatre; National Gallery of Australia
  • Check website for price

Pritzker prize-winning architect Glenn Murcutt, 2013 Emerging Architect prize-winning architect Clare Cousins, Grand Designs Australia presenter Peter Maddison & the accomplished Renato D’Ettorre.

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Marrickville Library Architecture on Show: Affordable Housing

  • Aug. 14, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Herb Greedy Hall, Petersham Road, Marrickville
  • Free - registation required

A talk by Peter Lonergan and Diane Jones: Introduction by Michael Zanardo, Zanardo Studio.

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Urban Impacts: Emma Wiliamson - CODA Architects, Freemantle

  • Aug. 13, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia. This is the third of the four part series curated by Architect Sam Crawford.

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Essential Residential Timber Design Seminar

  • Sept. 5, 2013
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Parramatta
  • Free

This free seminar will explore how timber may be used to build residential timber buildings with presentations from industry experts.

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52 Suburbs Around The World

  • July 20, 2013 - Nov. 24, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney; Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free with museum entry (Adult $10 I Child/Concession $5 | Family $20 | Members free)

Photographer and blogger Louise Hawson, travelled to 10 countries, 14 cities and 52 suburbs to capture the unusual and lesser known neighbourhoods of famous cities.

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Architecture On Show: Architecture and Adaptation

  • Sept. 28, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW
  • Free

Join Architect Heidi Pronk as she discusses the process of identifying building fabric worthy of retention and capable of adaption, a requirement of practice in established inner city areas.

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Architecture On Show: Architecture and Light

  • Aug. 31, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

Join lighting designer Petra Kleegraefe and architect Carol Marra as they explore the interplay between people, light and architecture.

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2013 Marion Mahony Griffin talk - “The Magic of Australia”

  • Aug. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street, Canberra

Presented by Caroline Pidcock. The topic will include:Since Donald Horne described Australia as "the lucky country" is 1964, his negative inference has generally been ignored, with most Australians taking on the more positive idea of this country being gifted beyond ...

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Living Futures Institute Australia – Re-imagining our communities: sustainability and beyond

  • Aug. 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Theatre 22 Level 3 UTS Building 6, 702-730 Harris Street Broadway
  • Free

How do we build, design and innovate in a changing climate? How can we reconcile our relationship with the natural world and form resilient, regenerative communities?

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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - HARRY SEIDLER: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design

  • Aug. 27, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • FREE for Institute members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students payable at the door

An illustrated lecture that traces the life and work of architect Harry Seidler, his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia and explores long-lasting collaborations with leading creative figures of the 20th century.

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Randwick Town Hall: Architecture On Show

  • Aug. 8, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall, 30 Frances St, Randwick.

Speakers: Georgina Wilson and Luigi Rosselli; winners of the Randwick Urban Design Awards.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Raumlabor Berlin - Some ideas for better cities

  • Oct. 10, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

Title: Some IDEAS for better cities Speaker: Raumlabor Berlin About the talk The focus of raumlaborberlin's work is urban transformations and the relationships between private and public space. Leftover and difficult to handle urban situations attract us. Artistic and architectural ...

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Thursday Night Lectures - Andrew Burns - Orthodoxy and Alternatives

  • Sept. 5, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

Title: Orthodoxy and Alternatives Speaker: Andrew Burns About the talk In this wide ranging talk, Andrew Burns will identify and challenge a number of orthodoxies; legacies of uncritical attitudes towards modernism and heritage. These orthodoxies steal alternative futures and impose ...

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Thursday Night Lectures - Prof. Hisham Elkadi - RETHINKING CITIES: Wisdom of the Crowd

  • Aug. 22, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

About the talk In 1906 Francis Galton asked eight hundred people to estimate the weight of a slaughtered and dressed ox. Galton noticed that the median guess was accurate within 1% of the actual weight. Suroweicki (2004) argued that collective ...

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Thursday Night Lectures - Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders - Complicit Architectures

  • Aug. 8, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

Complicit Architectures Speaker: Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders About the talk Accomplice is a large-scale robotic art intervention, turning the walls of a gallery into a habitat for a colony of curious, social robots. Each robot is equipped with a ...

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Thursday Night Lectures - Xiangning Li - The Will to Resist: The Avant-Garde and Contemporary Chinese Architecture

  • Aug. 1, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

The Will to Resist: the Avant-garde and Contemporary Chinese Architecture Speaker: Prof. Xiangning Li, Tongji University, Shanghai About the talk Professor Li Xiangning challenges the belief that the search for quantity, speed, efficiency and ephemerality in Chinese construction, is to ...

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Art After Hours - Celebrity talks: Sydney moderns

  • July 31, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, entrance court
  • Free

Architecture can inform a city’s character. Architect Penelope Seidler reflects on how certain styles and distinctive buildings have shaped the city of Sydney.

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Kevin Mark Low, International Speaker Series - Perth

  • Sept. 12, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • State Library of Western Australia theatre, 25 Francis Street, Perth WA

Kevin Low will undertake a national tour as the next face of the renowned International Speaker Series.

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Kevin Mark Low, International Speaker Series - Melbourne

  • Sept. 11, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Treasury Theatre, Under the old Treasury Building, 20 Spring St, East Melbourne VIC

Kevin Low will undertake a national tour as the next face of the renowned International Speaker Series.

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Kevin Mark Low, International Speaker Series - Sydney

  • Sept. 10, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Nursing Theatre, University of Sydney, 88 Mallett Street, Camperdown NSW

Following on from his role as a keynote speaker for the 2013 regional conference in Cairns, Spirit of Place Kevin Low will undertake a national tour as the next face of the renowned International Speaker Series.

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EOI for the Creative Director Role for the 2015 National Architecture Conference

  • July 31, 2013 - Oct. 21, 2013
  • midnight - 5 p.m.
  • Australia

Inventive and enthusiastic individuals, practices, schools of architecture, or collaborative teams are encouraged to submit their expressions of interest.

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SAF13 - 2013 National Architecture Awards

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Studio, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

This years awards evening will be held at the Sydney Opera House as part of its 40th Birthday celebrations.

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Spirit of Place, 2013 Queensland Regional Architecture Conference

  • Sept. 5, 2013 - Sept. 7, 2013
  • Cairns, QLD

This conference will extend the ground covered by the 2012 National Architecture Conference, Experience, by focusing upon the unique opportunities commonly available to architects & practising regionally, responding to the unique ‘Spirit of Place’.

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Expanded Architecture at The Rocks - Call for Proposals & Papers

  • July 30, 2013 - Aug. 26, 2013
  • The Rocks, Sydney
  • FREE

Offering collaborative teams of spatial art practitioners (artists and architects) a month long residency in a Rocks Pop-Up Space, culminating in an exhibition, catalogue and symposium.

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AAA Self Drive tour: At home with the Architect

  • Aug. 24, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wahroonga, NSW
  • Check website for price

Go inside this award winning modernist home designed by architect Russell Jack (founding partner of Allen Jack + Cottier) in the late fifties.

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Sydney Design 2013 Hypothetical: Can clever design save the world?

  • Aug. 8, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Adult: $20 Concession: $16 Powerhouse Member: $16

Can design transform, replenish and restore the well-being of our world to create a cleaner, more beautiful and more functional society?

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Sydney Design 2013 International keynote lectures

  • Aug. 6, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 500 Harris St Ultimo 2007
  • Adult: $20 Concession: $16 Powerhouse Member: $16

Join two eminent architects as they discuss how designers can strengthen both the physical infrastructures of cities and cultural resilience of communities before and after natural disasters.

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3 x 3 x 3 Design Challenge

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Sept. 1, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Free with museum entry

The Powerhouse Museum has joined forces with socially responsible designers to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. You will be able to interact with their design solutions covering health, safety and urban living.

competitions and awards

Flinders Street Station Design Competition - The People’s Choice Award

  • July 23, 2013 - Aug. 5, 2013
  • online voting

Have your say on the future of Flinders Street Station! Six designs have been shortlisted – now they want your feedback.

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George Nelson: architect, writer, designer, teacher

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Jan. 31, 2014
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Free with museum entry

Explore the visionary work of George Nelson, one of the most influential figures in American design during the second half of the twentieth century.

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Architecture for Humanity - Sydney Chapter July Meeting

  • July 24, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 66 Oxford st, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
  • FREE

Architecture for Humanity - Sydney Chapter is hosting its July Meeting WHEN: Wednesday 24th, 18:30 WHERE: 66 Oxford st, Darlinghurst RSVP to afhsydney@gmail.com to get entry instructions to the meeting's venue JOIN US! t @AfH_Sydney e afhsydney@gmail.com w http://sydney.architectureforhumanity.org

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2014 Venice Architecture Biennale - Call to architects

  • July 19, 2013 - Aug. 14, 2013
  • Australia

Submit your unbuilt project and be a part of Augmented Australia and the 2014 Biennale. The team felix._Giles_Anderson+Goad will be selecting ten projects which best relate to the Koolhaas theme.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Agency, Joshua Prince-Ramus

  • July 22, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Joshua is Principal at REX, an internationally acclaimed architecture firm based in New York City, whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X).

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Bond Architecture Lecture: Owen and Vokes and Peters

  • July 26, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • University Way, Bond University, Gold Coast QLD 4229
  • FREE

Paul Owen and Aaron Peters of Brisbane based Owen and Vokes and Peters give the 7th talk in the 2013 public speaker series at the Bond University Soheil Abedian School of Architecture.

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Urban Islands 2013

  • July 8, 2013 - July 20, 2013
  • Location varies, please check website for details.

An independent studio open to all masters level architecture students nationally and internationally.

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Open House Melbourne Speaker Series 2 - Brand Through Spaces

  • July 23, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Functions on Chapel, The Old Prahran Town Hall

A rare opportunity to hear Melbourne’s top architects and designers explain the design concepts behind their built Melbourne work and to discover their favourite Melbourne building.

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Open House Melbourne

  • July 27, 2013 - July 28, 2013
  • VIC, Australia

Open House Melbourne returns in 2013 with access to a record 111 of Melbourne's most unique and interesting buildings, making the event the largest Open House program in Australia.

research

Industrial Heritage Adaptive Reuse Case Studies

The Heritage Council of Victoria presents 12 case studies & an issue paper to challenge & inspire us to make better use of the state's industrial heritage. Prepared by Justine Clark.

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The City of Sydney Renewable Energy Master Plan - On Exhibition

  • July 1, 2013 - Aug. 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various locations

A major part of helping the City meet its renewable energy targets is a $4.3 million project that will install solar panels on 30 sites.

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Sydney Design green roofs and walls forum

  • Aug. 3, 2013
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo

Join passionate sustainable architect Caroline Pidcock and our panel of green roofs and vertical garden advocates as they share their ideas, studies and inspiration for a greener city.

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Carlingford Display Village Tour

  • Aug. 3, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Cost: students $65 | members $75 | non-members $85 (excludes booking fee)

Join us as we wander the fascinating streets that formed the Carlingford Display Village and the Lend Lease Demonstration Village.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

List of BHTS Scholarship Recipients

Download the entire current list of Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Recipients.

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Australian lnstitute of Architects NSW Graduate & Student Awards Exhibition - Parramatta Library

  • July 5, 2013 - July 31, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - noon
  • Parramatta City Library Parramatta
  • FREE and bookings not required

A large photographic display of all the entries including prize winners.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Flores & Prats Architects

  • July 18, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Wilkinson Building | Lecture Theatre 1, 148 City Rd, Darlington Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning The University of Sydney
  • FREE!

Addressing the issue of social housing design & its capacity to generate a community among its inhabitants.

competitions and awards

Applications Open for 2013 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships

  • July 9, 2013 - July 31, 2013
  • online

Applications close 31 July 2013! Up to 6 Scholarships of $15,000 will be awarded to graduates of an architecture programme in NSW to undertake a course of study, research or project.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

A Case For A Sydney Architecture Agency

This report is a study for a new not-for-profit, Sydney-based agency that will promote architecture in the wider community.

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The Practice of Drawing Lines: Architecture and Art

  • Aug. 12, 2013 - Aug. 14, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007

The aim of the workshop is bring together, art and architectural historians and theorists, as well as architects and artists to conceptualize the role that the practice of drawing has played in the development of both art and architecture.

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Utzon Lecture and Annual AIB Address - Glenn Palin

  • July 31, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Please join us for the fourth installment of the 2013 Utzon Lecture Series: Smart is not enough: the future of leadership in construction.

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Mosman Library Architecture on Show: Modern to Mosman

  • July 29, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 605 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Free - registation required

The influence of the modern movement on the design of the contemporary Mosman house.

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Bond Architecture Lecture: Association for Robots in Architecture

  • July 12, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • University Way, Bond University, Gold Coast QLD 4229
  • Free

The association's goal is to make industrial robots accessible for creative industry, artists, designers and architects

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Parramatta Library Architecture on Show - SUBURBIA SO WHAT! Making the healthiest, most liveable places

  • July 24, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Civic Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Free - registation required

SPEAKER: David Bennett On Sustainability In Your Neighbourhood.

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ARCHITECTURE: Mid Century Modern 1930s to 1960s Modernist design

  • July 17, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
  • Free - registation required

Speakers: Bruce Eeles & Annalisa Capurro

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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - 12 speakers with 10 minutes

  • July 9, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • FREE for Institute members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students payable at the door

Next week's Tuesday@Tusculum we congratulate the winners and bring you award winners in a series of short presentations on their winning project. Hosted by Joe Agius; Presenters include Drew Heath, Huw Turner, Angelo Candelapas, Guy Lake, Madeleine Blanchfield, Shaun Carter, ...

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Urban Impacts Series

  • Aug. 13, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Buy one ticket – members $15, non-members $20

Beyond Site & Brief - a series of talks by interstate and overseas architects Presented by Emma WIlliamson; CODA Architects, Freemantle.Great projects respond to their urban context. They mend connections, create new ones, and become catalysts of urban life. These ...

conferences

Annual Country Division Conference

  • Oct. 1, 2013 - Oct. 5, 2013
  • Shoal Bay Resort and Spa in Port Stephens
  • Check website for price

The concept for this year’s conference is to follow a sequence of stages through a traditional architectural process from beginning to end, or from soup to nuts.

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Historic Gardens of New England Photographic Exhibition

  • July 2, 2013 - July 31, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Don’t miss a collection of fascinating photographs that track the history and evolution of gardens, great and small, ornamental and functional, right across Northern NSW.

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DOCOMOMO/Australia ICOMOS Sydney Talk Series: The Modern Movement in NSW

  • July 4, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern
  • Members $7, non-members $12 payable at the door.

This talk presents a newly completed report commissioned by the NSW Heritage Branch, a study of the Modern Movement in NSW, written by a team consisting of Roy Lumby, Colleen Morris and Peter Spearritt. Please note RSVP is essential as ...

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Open Agenda 2013 Competition: call for entries

  • April 26, 2013 - July 12, 2013
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • $50 entry fee

A unique annual architectural competition aimed at supporting the next generation of experimental architecture in Australia and NZ. Entry Registrations close 12 July!

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Street

  • June 1, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • Free

Nine Sydney photographers showcase their city in their own way utilising technology, from large format film to iPhone cameras, to capture the beauty and humour that exist in the familiar.

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Abstract Architecture

  • July 8, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
  • $30 incl GST

Part of the Kids@the Library series at the State Library NSW. Create your own abstract masterpiece using a combination of iPad digital media and the ‘aquarelle’ method.

alterations & additions

Table House, Balmain

Nick Bell D&A

This project by Nick Bell D&A is located within a conservation area on a small laneway in Balmain. It refurbishes the original cottage street façade, while the new addition is set back from the street and set down in level with a pitched roof.

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Public Sydney: Stop, Look, Live!

  • March 30, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, corner Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult: $20, Concession: $5, Family: $20

This exhibition celebrates the unusual stories of the city’s public spaces, its public buildings, parks and street corners.

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POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions

  • June 19, 2013 - July 20, 2013
  • 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012

An exhibition that investigates what constitutes a position in architecture today and how that might be generated through the architect's drawing.

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Landscape

  • July 27, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free; Bookings Essential

Identifying the elements that create a connection between architecture and landscape is an important step in the design process.

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Movement

  • June 29, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free; Bookings Essential

Dance. Drawing. Architecture. They are three different art disciplines, yet for Rena Czaplinska-Archer they are all related.

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Liveable Office Awards

  • June 10, 2013 - July 19, 2013
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney

Herman Miller announces the Liveable Office Awards. Projects must be based in Asia Pacific in the Commercial Business Category or the Small Business Category. Entries close July 19th!

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3rd annual Tom Bass Memorial Address

  • June 18, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • National Art School – Cell Block Theatre – Forbes St., Darlinghurst

The lecture will be on the subject of Sculpture and Architecture interestingly called:"When Sculpture Bites the Building" Presented by Professor Richard Goodwin. Goodwin is a specialist in art, architecture and urban design and Professor in the School of Art in ...

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To Float in a Strange Sky, Catherine Cloran

  • May 28, 2013 - June 15, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 2 Danks Street Waterloo NSW Australia 2017

This series of work reflects a continuing preoccupation with place and landscape, those places in city environments where human culture and the natural world intersect.

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Smart Blocks Launch Event

  • June 12, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, 235 Jones Street Sydney 2000
  • Free

The national program helps apartment owners and their managers save money by improving energy efficiency in apartment buildings.

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Digital City 2 - The Digital Layer of the City

  • June 9, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney , Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • All tickets $15 plus booking fee | Bookings essential through Oztix

Architect Nicole Gardner explains how digital technology can lead users to reinterpret the physical layer of the city.

research

Parlour Guides to Equitable Practice – call for feedback

We appreciate any input you may be able to offer - and please also pass this on to others who might be able to contribute.

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conferences

6th International Urban Design Conference

  • Sept. 9, 2013 - Sept. 11, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • Please refer to the Conference website

The conference "UrbanAgiNation" urbanisation | agitation | imagination will examine the Liveability, Productivity, Affordability and Efficiency of our Cities.

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Media Facade Exhibition 2013

  • May 22, 2013 - July 1, 2013
  • 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Free

Given that this is the first event of its kind in Australia, the Institute focused on giving visitors an overview of the best in media facades and media architecture.

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6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference

  • June 17, 2013 - June 19, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
  • From $900

National, State and Regional delegates exchange ideas, discuss Business, Government and Community initiatives and examine opportunities.

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Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion

  • July 19, 2013 - Sept. 20, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • University of South Australia, City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
  • Free

An Australian history of modernism, presenting a survey of Jubelin’s intricately sewn petit points of the past, alongside newly commissioned works inspired by architecture and the built environment.

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Simon Terrill: Crowd Theory Adelaide

  • May 3, 2013 - July 5, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • University of South Australia, City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
  • Free

Crowd Theory seeks to expand upon accepted definitions and perceptions of what it is that constitutes a ‘community’ and how this converges with the notion and implications of a ‘crowd’.

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designEX 2013

  • May 30, 2013 - June 1, 2013
  • 1 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Join designEX as they mark a quarter of a century working with the country’s best names and brands in design and architecture.

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Utzon Lecture Series - Architecture and justice: design meets the law

  • June 26, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

The design of justice environments may shape the way people think about the accessibility & fairness of it. It may also help to forge a sense of community & nation.

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CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade

  • July 6, 2013 - Sept. 1, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre 1 Powerhouse Road Casula NSW 2170
  • FREE

A bold & stimulating exhibition covering the breadth of design from data visualization to social robotics, presenting some of the most exciting ideas currently being explored by Australian designers.

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DesigNation

  • June 14, 2013 - Sept. 18, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Object: Australian Design Centre 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • FREE

Object Gallery has teamed up with international engineering and design firm ARUP to transform the inside of their gallery into a space where you can engage with design.

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Architecture Lecture: Virginia San Fratello

  • June 3, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Bond University, Robina QLD 4229
  • FREE

2013 SERIES THEME: "Discipline"The 2013 Bond Architecture Lecture Series is based on multiple notions of the word "Discipline" - which provides a framework each of our speakers will address through their particular form of practice and exemplary work. "Discipline" offers ...

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MAKE.PLAY Workshops

  • June 1, 2013 - June 29, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Object: Australian Design Centre 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • $25.00

1 June - 29 JuneJoin us on Saturdays in June for our latest round of Make.Play workshops. You can learn new skills and get creative in our workshops which include:Party pinatas with Kit Palaskas,Terrarium building with Stefanie Ingram,Zine making with ...

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continuing professional development

CPD Talk - Designing and Decorating Homes for Sale

  • Aug. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $25 Public, $15 AAA member, FREE AAA Volunteer Tour Leader & Corporate

Description This presentation will introduce what to do and what not to do when designing and decorating homes for sale. Outcomes from this CPD talk: learn to understand the market place learn what things buyers look for in a floor ...

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CPD Talk - The Process of Commissioning Public Sculpture

  • July 18, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $25 Public, $15 AAA member, FREE AAA Volunteer Tour Leader & Corporate

Description This presentation introduces the Process of Commissionng Public Sculpture to make commissioning Sculpture easier and simpler. Outcomes: You will gain an understanding of the process of commissioning sculpture and artworks as well as the steps taken in achieving the ...

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CPD Talk - Thermal Mass and Energy Efficient Design

  • June 20, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Unit 5, 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont
  • Public - A$25.00, AAA Member - A$15.00, AAA Volunteer/Corporate - 'FREE'

Description The thermal performance of typical Australian construction techniques from research undertaken at Newcastle University over the last 10 years will be discussed at this CPD Talk. Learning outcomes from this CPD talk will be: The thermodynamic principles of thermal ...

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Cinecity Architectural Film Project Screening

  • May 31, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • FEDERATION SQUARE MELBOURNE
  • FREE

25 x 1 minute architectural films exploring the theme material will screen on the Big Screen & Atrium Screen Federation Square Melbourne.

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What exactly is Chinese architecture? Common and uncommon observations triggered by Utzon’s China

  • May 22, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Chemical Sciences M17 Lecture Theatre, UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free Lecture - Registration is Essential

Utzon was obsessed with China’s past – its architecture and the way of life. A look at China’s architectural tradition and their contemporary relevance.

publications

Public Sydney: drawing the city

The publication celebrates the public buildings, rooms and spaces of central Sydney, providing an unparalleled and in-depth look at the development and evolution of the city.

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2013 Australia & NZ Student Architecture Congress

  • July 3, 2013 - July 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m.
  • Newcastle, Australia
  • Visit architecture.com.au/nexus for ticket prices. Early Bird registrations close Friday 24th May!

Aust. & int. speakers come together to present their experiences & thoughts on city & place making, associated experimental architecture, interdisciplinary practice & grassroots urban renewal.

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tours

September 2013 Japan Architecture Tour

  • Sept. 18, 2013 - Sept. 28, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tokyo
  • $4300AUD (conditions apply)

This 10-day Japan Architecture Tour will be an enriching architectural and memorable cultural experience conducted and guided by Architect, former Tokyo resident and Japan expert, Robert Day.

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Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

  • June 1, 2013
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford Street (near corner of Oatley Road)
  • FREE!

Twenty of Sydney’s leading green architects and home designers will provide free advice to the public at Speed Date a Sustainable Designer at the Paddington Town Hall on June 1.

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Metro Sydney, Chris Johnson

  • May 31, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

With a growing army of ageing baby boomers wanting to protect suburbia, Sydney needs a new swat squad of younger urban dwellers to support the new apartmentia.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Dale Jones-Evans

  • May 17, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

This talk and speculation looks at ‘things’ which have, do and may underpin the evolution of urbanism (and the metropolis).

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exhibitions

Façade

  • April 30, 2013 - May 19, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
  • Free

The exhibition will showcase a series of large format architectural stills, shot over the past 13 years at locations all over the world, showing at the newly opened BLACK EYE gallery.

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture Module 3: Residential Pt 2

  • June 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This third module on sustainability in architecture develops themes established in Module 2 with a focus on the role of active systems in residential architecture.Presented by David Bennett, Co-Chair of the NSW Chapter's Sustainability Committee.Note that completion of Module 1 ...

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 2: Residential Pt 1

  • June 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This second module to sustainability in architecture, introduces participants to the key factors that need to guide the practice of residential architecture in a world of finite resources and the increased pressure of exploding human population. What are the key ...

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conferences

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 1: The Big Picture

  • May 23, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This introductory module to sustainability in architecture, introduces participants to the key factors that need to guide the practice of architecture in a world of finite resources. What are the key drivers of change that will enable us to progress ...

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continuing professional development

The Architectural Media Landscape & how you make it work for you

  • June 18, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $55 to members| $110 non-members

A series of presentations by key protagonists from different corners of the world of architectural media; magazines, photography, blogging, editing and publishing. Where is media going? How do you get projects published? What works and what doesn't. Who is your ...

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Practice: Very Small: How being small can give you a strategic advantage

  • June 13, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $55 to members|$110 non-members

The first in a series of seminars that examines issues facing practices of a particular size. When is the right time to start your own practice? How do you consolidate it? How do you sustain it? When is the righ ...

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Adapt, Modify and Survive: A thoughtful approach to the business of architecture

  • May 16, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $65 members |$130 non-members

Alec Tzannes, Howard Tanner & Nick Tobias open up about their practice and discuss the strategies and tactics employed to not only survive but thrive. The presentations will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

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workshop

Heritage 101 Workshop

  • May 16, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • FREE

With expert advice and plenty of practical tips, the City of Sydney’s Heritage 101 workshop will guide you through the heritage restoration process step by step.

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talks

Sydney Ideas - Public Art Today: from Space Invaders to Place-makers

  • May 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The University of Sydney
  • Free with registration required

A lecture by Vivien Lovell, a visual arts curator with established expertise in commissioning art within the designed environment.

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talks

Idea Bombing Sydney

  • May 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 9A Elizabeth Bay Road
  • FREE

Part meet-up/pop-up bar/talk series, the first edition of Idea Bombing Sydney will be focusing on “How can your city inspire your creativity?” Featuring four speakers from different fields spanning architecture, art, food and wine.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Decorating the Duck

When the world is proliferated by sign and communication, is a billboard architecture or is architecture a billboard? A BHTS Report by Christian Williams.

exhibitions

Next Stop: 21st Century George Street

  • April 4, 2013 - May 3, 2013
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free

An exhibition of The Draft George Street Concept Design setting out the principles that will guide the future detailed design of George Street.

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continuing professional development

CPD Talk - Energy Efficient Lighting Controls

  • May 30, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $25 Public, $15 AAA member, FREE AAA Volunteer Tour Leader & Corporate

This CPD talk will focus on the importance of efficient design with regard to lighting control.You will gain an understanding of lighting controls both simple and more complex and be able to understand industry terminology for dimming commercial lighting. You ...

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Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop - Saturday 15 February 2013

  • Feb. 15, 2014
  • 8 a.m. - 4:10 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $85 Full Day

Sydney Full Day CPD Workshop Saturday 15 February 2014 Morning Session: 8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Design collaboration - integrating landscape into the built form by Adrian Swain 9:30 am - 9:40 am: Tea ...

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Sydney Half Day CPD Workshop May 7th

  • May 7, 2013
  • 5 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $60

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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URBAN IMPACT - Gregg Pasquarelli

  • May 17, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The AIA 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia with 5 speakers from key architectural practices.

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URBAN IMPACT - Rachel Nolan + Patrick Kennedy

  • May 14, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The AIA 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia with 5 speakers from key architectural practices.

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Residential drawing weekend at Riversdale with Rena Czaplinska-Archer

  • Aug. 23, 2013 - Aug. 25, 2013
  • Arthur Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon
  • See pamphlet for price

This drawing weekend is an opportunity to live and draw at Riversdale while immersed in Glenn Murcutt's architecture.

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talks

Open Agenda - Invitation

  • April 26, 2013
  • 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Object, Australian Design Centre, Gallery: 417 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Join us at Object Gallery on the 26th April to celebrate the winners of the 2012 Open Agenda Competition, to launch the 2011 and 2012 Open Agenda publications, and to launch the new Open Agenda for 2013.

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House in Bronte

Rolf Ockert Design

While the focus was naturally on the maximisation of the enjoyment of the majestic ocean views, it was in fact the suburban context that drove most of the major design decitions in this project by Rolf Ockert Design.

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Darling Point Penthouse

Christopher Polly Architect

The project embeds mechanisms of expansion, contraction and adaptability of space across the length and depth of a previously determined post-war plan layout of defined functions, reflecting an understanding of modern patterns of use.

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Haines House

Christopher Polly Architect

The project by Christopher Polly Architect provides a model for grafting a singular substantial volume to an existing single storey semi-detached dwelling enabling old and new fabric to enmesh a unique spatial sequence.

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talks

The Power Institute and Sydney Ideas - Thomas Demand's Pacific Sun

  • May 24, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • The Great Hall, The Quadrangle, the University of Sydney 2006
  • $25 adults/$17 concession/ Free for USYD Students, Saff, Alumni (must register online)

The Power Institute is proud to present in partnership with Sydney Ideas and the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney, a lecture by international guest speaker Michael Fried. In his lecture titled Thomas Demand's Pacific Sun, Fried will show Demand's ...

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Designing for Ageing and Liveability

  • April 29, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Student Lounge, Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052
  • Member $48, Retired/Graduate Members $24, SONA Member $12, Student Non-Member $24, Non-Member $84

This session will explore how neighbourhoods and housing diversity can cater for people’s housing needs over their lifetime.

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DARCH Q&A(rchitect) Forum

  • April 23, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point (Tusculum)
  • Institute members free, non-members $10 at the door

Penny Fuller, Stewart Hollenstein & a panel of emerging architects come together to talk about the different directions in their careers so far and the future of our profession.

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competitions and awards

Kerb Jounal Call for Submissions

  • April 11, 2013 - May 5, 2013
  • 10:29 a.m.
  • RMIT, Melbourne

The current topic is 'Responsive Practice, Adapted Modes' and will address the current issues unfolding within design discourse. We seek submissions documenting design projects and processes...

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Sydney – Bigger and Better, not Bigger and Bigger

  • May 24, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

A fundamental shift in thinking about Sydney is needed as it approaches a population of 7 million around 2051?

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exhibitions

People Building Better Cities, in Sydney

  • April 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Custom House (Level 1, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney) & the University of Sydney (Hearth, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road)
  • Free

The exhibition will exchange knowledge, build networks, and promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanisation and climate change.

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talks

NSS3: Daylight Design - Beyond the curtain wall

  • May 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • AECOM - Level 9, 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
  • Member $74, A+ Member $67, Non-Member $107, Grad Member $40, SONA Member $20, Student Non-Member $30

Area limits on external façade glazing and skylights in Section J of the BCA are making it increasingly difficult for architects to bring natural light into their buildings. With these limitations on glazed area, designers need to better understand daylighting ...

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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - Design Parramatta, New Ideas To Shape The City - 15 City Sites and 16 Projects

  • April 30, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute Member FREE

This presentation and discussion will provide an overview of the concepts, the process and how the project will be progressing from here.

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Public Sydney: Drawing the City, A special evening with the authors at Tusculum presented in association with the HHT

  • April 16, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute /HHT Member FREE

A follow-up talk at Tusculum on the book & exhibition launched last week at the Museum of Sydney

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Elements, Michael Holt and Marissa Looby

  • May 3, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Elements – singular, scalar building components, when individually assessed, may seem to be less than significant, but each is nevertheless essential to the physical nature of building.

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Perimeter Networking Series: Sustainability - A Life Cycle Thinking Approach

  • April 23, 2013
  • noon - 2:30 p.m.
  • Keast Park Community Pavilion, Nepean Highway, Seaford, VIC 3198
  • Member $30, Retired/Grad Members $15, SONA Member $8, Student Non-Member $15, Non-Member $53

A presentation of the Pavilion, which was awarded with a Commendation in the 2012 Victorian Architecture Awards in the Public Architecture – New category. Followed by a seminar on the importance of sustainability and how to make the right choices by using the ‘Life Cycle Thinking’ approach.

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The Retail Experience

  • April 16, 2013
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • NH Architecture - Level 7 Cannons House, 12-20 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000
  • Member $24, Retired/Grad Members $12, SONA Member $6, Student Non-Member $12, Non-Member $42

The nature of retail is changing with a strong structural shift towards online purchasing…how is the ‘built form’ manifestation of retail responding to this shift?

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workshop

Researching your house’s history

  • May 11, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Glebe Library, 186 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
  • FREE

Who lived in your house? This two-hour workshop presented by the City of Sydney History Unit gives you the tools to research the history of your house.

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talks

Architecture On Show: Architecture and Ecology

  • May 25, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • FREE

Environmental architecture has become widely accepted and sought after. However in the rush to compliance many have lost sight of the bigger picture, equating environmentalism with ecology.

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Architecture On Show: Architecture and Building

  • April 27, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • FREE

Two of the most important players when creating a piece of architecture are the architect and the builder. Christian Grennan discusses their relationship and ways of creating conditions that allow architecture to come to life.

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festivals

The Rocks Windmill

  • April 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Rocks
  • There are a few ticketed events- 90% of events are FREE

A four-storey windmill will stage a series of fascinating events exploring the history and culture of The Rocks through architecture and design, art, science and the imagination.

competitions and awards

Randwick City Urban Design Awards 2013

  • Feb. 26, 2013 - April 5, 2013
  • Randwick NSW
  • Free

The awards promote excellence in urban design and recognise the architects who have made an outstanding contribution to Randwick City’s built environment.

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North Balgowlah House

Bawtree Design

The house is located in a suburban setting amongst neighbouring houses built in the 60's and 80's project homes to the rear. The site is characterised by a large drop to the road on the south side, permitting a lovely outlook towards the eastern suburbs.

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competitions and awards

David Lindner Prize

  • March 25, 2013 - April 30, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW, 2011

Awarded to an individual whose submission generates ideas for solving real challenges facing our cities and towns, and contributes to the profession as well as the broader community.

exhibitions

Visionaries sought for 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale

  • March 21, 2013 - April 18, 2013
  • Online

Expressions of interest for the role of the 2014 Creative Director close 18 April 2013.

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talks

Parallel Connections

  • April 13, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 2 Chifley Plaza, Chifley Square, Sydney
  • Free. Bookings essential

An informal panel discussion exploring selected works from the Parallel Nippon exhibition, & finding connections between these projects and the work of 4 Sydney Architects.

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Tuesday @ Tusculum: UNESCO World Heritage Attuarif site in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

  • March 26, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute Member FREE

A presentation by Tasman Storey principal of Tropman and Tropman on the progress of a restoration project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Behind the Blinds

‘Behind the Blinds’ explores the temporal and spatial qualities of architecture old and new, as well as the inherent ironies born of this collision.

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MCA ON THE ROCKS – Ideas shaken and stirred

  • March 21, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • MCA, Veolia Lecture Theatre
  • $20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions, (online booking fees apply), includes a glass of wine

The panel explores stardom, public space, and architecture as they attempt to answer the question: Is bigger always better?

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Politics, Governance and Law. How the City became the Metropolis, Andrew Benjamin

  • March 22, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

This lecture continues the development of a philosophy of the city by tracing the movement from Aristotle to Justinian in which the city becomes the ‘metropolis’ through the universalisation and codification of law.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Robin Goodman - Planning for New Suburbs: is our current practice good enough?

  • May 23, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Less & less attention is often given to the public and community spaces available in new suburbs, and in particular to shopping centres.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Hannah Tribe - To think about the house is to think about the city

  • May 16, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Hannah Tribe will talk about the single residential work of her practice and how lessons learnt in that space may be applied at the city-making scale.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Playful City: Two Installations

  • May 9, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

This event will have two short talks exploring two playful installations for Sculpture by the Sea and Vivid light festival.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Andrea Lau & Jack Zhao: Small Multiples - City: Input / Output

  • May 2, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

People, events, places, and environments define a city, but if these are the city inputs, what are the outputs, how do we extract insights from them?

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Thursday Night Lectures - People Building Better Cities

  • April 18, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Who should be involved in city making and how?

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Thursday Night Lectures - Craig Roussac - The Fastest Way to Cut Building Emissions

  • April 11, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Craig Roussac will talk about his research on how we can empower building operators by giving them an unprecedented understanding of how their buildings use energy.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Dagmar Reinhardt - Breathing | In

  • March 21, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Dagmar Reinhardt will talk about the challenge of working with complex design frameworks that consider performance, interaction and experience.

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exhibitions

Kids Under Cover: 2013 'Cubby House Challenge'

  • March 20, 2013 - March 24, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
  • Free

Australia’s foremost architecture and building firms are creating diminutive designer digs to raise money for the country’s homeless and at-risk youth. Please get involved!

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Outside the Square

'Outside the Square’ is a study of the effects of the European square typology on surrounding neighbourhoods, advocating the implementation of the type within the City of Sydney.

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conferences

Transform: Altering the Future of Architecture

  • May 30, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Spring Street Conference Centre, Mezzanine Level, 1 Spring Street (Shell Building), Melbourne.
  • $65, concessions $40

If architecture was more inclusive would it also be in a stronger position? Parlour and the University of Melbourne invite you to participate in a day of discussion and debate about gender, agency and remaking the profession. Numbers are limited, so bookings are essential.

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workshop

Mudbrick & Earth Design

  • April 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Southern Highlands NSW
  • $545

Weekend Residential Workshop, Southern Highlands, April 27-28. Organised by Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary. 10 Formal CPD Points for participation in this Workshop.

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David Lindner Prize Launch

  • March 22, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Government Architect's Office, 2-24 Rawson Place Level 18, McKell Building Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2000
  • FREE

This prize will be Awarded for the first time in 2013 and is aimed to inspire graduates and emerging architects through research to engage in important and challenging design issues involving the public realm. RSVP by the 15th March, as numbers are limited.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: From Metropolis to Megacity - Sydney at 10 Million, Craig Allchin

  • March 15, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Sydney will have a population of around 7 million by 2050 and 10 million by 2100 if current growth rates continue. Architecture and design will play a crucial role in shaping Sydney into a megacity that is affordable, liveable and sustainable.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Urban Renewal and the Creative Industries

This report looks at strategies for urban renewal that spur off the creative or innovation industries as a catalyst for change.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Creativity Engine, Peter Childs

  • March 20, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

This presentation will explore the tensions involved with creativity, the value and use of creativity tools, and the importance of design in realising commercial potential.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Translocated making, Ashley Hall

  • March 13, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Translocated making explores how designers and makers can collaborate in experimental projects to liberate differences from diverse geographies using digital and analogue methods.

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continuing professional development

Architects & Sustainability: residential 1

  • March 21, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $55 non-members| Free - Institute Member

This module introduces participants to the key factors that need to guide the practice of residential architecture in a world of finite resources and the increased pressure of exploding human population.

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continuing professional development

NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • April 5, 2013
  • noon - 2 p.m.
  • TAS Chapter, 1/19a Hunter Street, Hobart

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • April 3, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • SA Chapter, 100 Flinders Street, Adelaide

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 26, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • NT Chapter, 1st Floor, 1 Shepherd St, Darwin

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 25, 2013
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • UWA, Weatherburn lecture theatre Mathematics Building, Fairway Entrance number 3, Perth

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 19, 2013
  • noon - 2 p.m.
  • ACT Chapter, 2A Mugga Way, Red Hill

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 21, 2013
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Newcastle Division Office, Shop 2, 149 King Street, Newcastle

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 18, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Treasury Theatre Lower Plaza, 1 Macarthur Street, Melbourne

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 13, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • QLD Chapter, Level 1, 70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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NSS2: Pricing Design Services and Writing Effective Fee Proposals

  • March 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Tusculum' 3 Manning St, Potts Point

Pricing Design ServicesArchitects are trained to price design services according to project costs resulting in competition on fee to win new work, bartering for position at the negotiation table and writing proposals that fail to capture the interest of their ...

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ArchiTRADES: Mechanical 101 - air-conditioning and ventilation

  • March 19, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Member $75, Non-member $150, A+ $65, Graduate $45,

This seminar will explain how to specify systems that complement the design considerations of orientation and flow-through ventilation.

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continuing professional development

ArchiTECH: Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct - Product and project collaboration

  • March 14, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Zumtobel Showroom, 333 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
  • FREE to members, $55.00 non-members. No parking available.

This project based seminar will feature JPW’s award-winning Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct. Manufacturers will present technical information on the products used and explain how they worked with the project team to deliver the project from brief. As this event is being held at the Zumtobel showroom, you will also have the opportunity of inspecting the very latest in lighting design.

daytime
continuing professional development

ArchiTECH: Optimum Fire Safety Design

  • March 12, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • FREE to members, $55.00 non-members.

This seminar will provide up-to-date information on building codes, standards and regulations to be aware of in the design phase of projects and solutions to the challenges posed by fire safety issues in Australia’s bushfire-prone environment.

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exhibitions

PARALLEL NIPPON: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996 – 2006

  • April 2, 2013 - May 1, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square Sydney
  • Free

Divided into four thematic areas, Urban, Life, Culture and Living, the exhibition features the works of Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Kenzo Tange, SANAA, and many more.

exhibitions

CINECITY Architectural Film Project, Call for Short Films

  • March 5, 2013 - May 31, 2013
  • Federation Square Melbourne
  • Free

We invite submissions of 60 second films exploring the architectural relationships between the material and immaterial, between the real and imaginary, between an idea and building.

nighttime
talks

2013 Utzon Lecture Series Launch / Sixth Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

  • March 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • Leighton Hall, Scientia, UNSW
  • Free

Dr. Alfonso Vegara Gómez - President Fundación Metrópoli, Madrid ‘Intelligent Territories: The 21st century city in Europe and Asia’

nighttime
workshop

DARCH presents: Business of Architecture Seminar

  • March 27, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Members $20, Non-members $30

During this round the table discussion you will be taken through building a Business Plan and the importance of Cash flow dynamics to your business.

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exhibitions

ARCHIZINES - Melbourne

  • Feb. 1, 2013 - March 28, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • RMIT Design Hub, Cnr Swanston & Victoria Street, Carlton VIC 3053.
  • Free

Archizines and its partner exhibition, Public Offer, have been designed by SIBLING Melbourne to inaugurate the brand new RMIT Design Hub by Sean Godsell Architects.

conferences

MATERIAL 2013 National Architecture Conference

  • May 30, 2013 - June 1, 2013
  • 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf 3006
  • See Website

The Conference will explore contemporary applications and ideas surrounding material in architecture and will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2013 in Melbourne.

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competitions and awards

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards

  • Feb. 11, 2013 - June 28, 2013
  • 12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Australia

The entries are now open. This year entries may be considered for seven Application Awards and various Recognition Awards.

competitions and awards

National Trust Heritage Awards

  • Feb. 26, 2013 - March 22, 2013
  • Online
  • $95 Corporation/ Government, $65 Individual /Community Group

The National Trust has announced that registrations are now open for the National Trust Heritage Awards 2013.

daytime
exhibitions

ARCHIZINES

  • April 4, 2013 - May 4, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010
  • Free

A showcase of new architecture fanzines, journals and magazines from around the world @ Object Gallery Surry Hills.

daytime
talks

Throsby Park Open Day

  • March 3, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Throsby Park, Church Rd, Moss Vale
  • Free

The day will include talks by curators, architects and gardeners highlighting the history of the property and some of the measures the Historic Houses Trust put in place to conserve the site.

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talks

Lacoste + Stevenson book launch

  • March 14, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Bartley Clubroom, Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand, Waratah Crescent, Rushcutters Bay Park
  • Free

With design by renowned creative studio Toko and contributions from French and Australian critics, the book unpacks the conceptual approach that has led to the practice’s award-winning designs.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Toilet Madam to the Rescue

To improve the housing for up to 100 million slum dwellers in India must be one of the most important contributions to the world's future that architects can make.

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talks

Top Ten Global Trends 2013

  • Feb. 28, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, 2000
  • $55 including all finger food and drinks

Top Ten Global Trends 2013 - Redefining how we live / work / eat / shop / stay and play Place Associates have gathered the most influential property and destination marketing examples from the past 12 months and have used ...

daytime
continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Sydney 9th March

  • March 9, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, 2000
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

daytime
continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Newcastle 5th March

  • March 5, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • 2 Yangan Drive, Beresfield, NSW, 2322
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

daytime
continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Brisbane 26th Feb

  • Feb. 26, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • 34 Goggs Road, Jindalee, QLD, 4074
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Sydney 20th Feb

  • Feb. 20, 2013
  • 2:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Kleenmaid Showroom, Level 2, Suite 3, 204 Botany Road, Alexandria, 2015
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Afternoon Session, $60 AUD Evening Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

daytime
continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Sydney 16th Feb

  • Feb. 16, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, 2000
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

alterations & additions

Mullumbimby House

Davis Architects

This project by Davis Architects was about connecting the existing re-located old Queenslander to it's immediate site and forming a design based around retaining and enhancing the existing weatherboard character of the house.

nighttime
exhibitions

Icons By Icons

  • Feb. 22, 2013 - March 28, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Free

An exhibition @ Tusculum of 24 seminal houses by 12 of Australia's best architects. Curated by Adjunct Professor Dale Jones-Evans.

competitions and awards

2013 NSW Architecture Awards

  • Dec. 12, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2013
  • Online
  • $515

Entries close 28 February!

competitions and awards

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2013

  • Nov. 1, 2012 - Feb. 20, 2013
  • online

Churchill Fellowships allow you to design your own research project, travel the world and further your knowledge in your chosen field, before returning to make a real contribution to Australian society. Entries close Feb. 20!

nighttime
tours

I Love Todd Sampson - Architectural Backstage Tour

  • Feb. 20, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Pier 2/3 Hickson Road Walsh Bay
  • $10 for AIA members, $20 for non members.

An invitation to the Architectural Backstage Tour of I Love Todd Sampson to be opened by Penelope Seidler.

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conferences

Green Cities 2013

  • March 6, 2013 - March 7, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australia’s premier built environment conference and expo, will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6-7 March.

nighttime
talks

The 2012 Venice Biennale … one last time..

  • Feb. 26, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute Member FREE

Curator Anthony Burke will join the NSW team for one last time on the Formations Rug as they recap, recount and reminisce.

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exhibitions

David Keeling - The Way We Live Now

  • Jan. 31, 2013 - Feb. 16, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 177 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
  • FREE

An exhibition that deals with our connection to the land through architecture, where and what we build, and the spaces and places we live in.

competitions and awards

Dulux Colour Awards 2013

  • Nov. 1, 2012 - Feb. 8, 2013
  • Online
  • Free

Entries close on February 8! If you have not yet entered, this is your chance to be recognised for your inspiring use of colour in design.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

A Social Perspective – Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

The report summarises the methods of communicating the experiences of attending the Venice Biennale and delivers insight into how the overall experience has contributed to the development of my understanding of architecture.

daytime
talks

Architecture and Children

  • Feb. 23, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • Free

Sarah Scott will be speaking about the possibilities, efficiencies and enrichment that architecture can offer to the world of early learning and children.

daytime
tours

Open House

  • Feb. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 25 Lincoln Street Stanmore
  • Free

Grennan Architecture opens the doors to one of their recently completed projects.

exhibitions

The Competitive Hypothesis

  • Jan. 22, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2013
  • 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012

An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition.

exhibitions

Emergency Shelter Exhibition Melbourne

  • May 1, 2013 - May 5, 2013
  • Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
  • Free! (donations are welcome)

This is an invitation to join us and your architectural peers, in Melbourne in May 2013 and contribute your innovative ideas to a global humanitarian challenge.

nighttime
talks

Regi(fru)stration Seminar 2013

  • Feb. 4, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Free for members of the Institute, $10 for non-members

A seminar where you can hear from those who run the registration process and those who have been through it.

daytime
festivals

Cementa_13

  • Feb. 1, 2013 - Feb. 4, 2013
  • noon
  • Kandos, NSW
  • FREE

Contemporary Arts Festival in context of an Industrial Town. 40 Artists over 4 days!

research

Parlour survey no. 2: And What About the Men

The first Parlour survey, ‘Where do all the women go?’ generated an enormous response. Now we want to know more about the men of Australian architecture. Who are they and what do they do? How are their roles and experiences similar and how are they different?

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Architecture of (Net) Zero Emissions Housing

The world faces a pressing challenge: maintaining and indeed improving standards of living and economic growth rates while reducing greenhouse gas emission and other negative environmental impacts.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

BuildAbility: the future of construction education

'BuildAbility' discusses the possibilities and prospects of improving and enriching the learning opportunities in construction, structures and fabrication being offered in Australian schools of architecture.

exhibitions

I Love Todd Sampson

  • Feb. 28, 2013 - March 10, 2013
  • Pier 2/3, Sydney, NSW

Can you support the major collaboration between experiential theatre company and Sydney’s architectural community for I Love Todd Sampson Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay for Art Month this February?

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Making Common Ground

The ability to work together even with the numerous structural obstacles and cultural barriers is a testimony of not only the success of the project but the meaning of common ground.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Finding Common Ground

Coming from a background of writing/producing radio content for a public audience, I found myself fixated upon the aspects of the Biennale that could reach beyond the profession.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

New (Media) Biennale

Professionalism has left us with the image of Venice Biennale as an intriguing event only for the lucky few and leaves the rest of the architectural field and public as the after thought.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

FORMIDABLÉ

The Architecture Biennale is a crazy all consuming beast, that will engulf your life for a short, very intense period of time in your life.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Representing the City

A critique on various exhibits concerned with a particular area of research: representation and its impact upon the form of the city.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

While sitting on the floors of a Palladian church, under a Santiago Calatrava bridge, or before a Peter Eisenman model, I learnt about the object by reimagining it with my pencil. My sketches are therefore more than a quick snapshot; they represent my process of discovery.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 17

  • March 17, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Mar. 13

  • March 13, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 10

  • March 10, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 6

  • March 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 3

  • March 3, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 27

  • Feb. 27, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 24

  • Feb. 24, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb 20

  • Feb. 20, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 17

  • Feb. 17, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 13

  • Feb. 13, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 10

  • Feb. 10, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 6

  • Feb. 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb 3

  • Feb. 3, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 30

  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan 27

  • Jan. 27, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Jan. 23

  • Jan. 23, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 20

  • Jan. 20, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 16

  • Jan. 16, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 13

  • Jan. 13, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Jan. 10

  • Jan. 10, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 6

  • Jan. 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 2

  • Jan. 2, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 20

  • March 20, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 27

  • March 27, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 30

  • Dec. 30, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Dec. 29

  • Dec. 29, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Dec. 22

  • Dec. 22, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 18

  • Dec. 18, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 16

  • Dec. 16, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

daytime
tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 12

  • Dec. 12, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

daytime
tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Dec. 9

  • Dec. 9, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

blogs

Decorating The Duck

When the world is proliferated by sign and communication, is a billboard architecture or is architecture a billboard?

podcasts

The Panel: Utopian Architecture

Since the end of the 19th century people have struggled to build better cities, free of the slums and smoke that were part and parcel of the industrial revolution. Architects ...

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Design Files: Bauhaus Movement

By Design's Colin Bisset looks at the history of the Bauhaus movement. Listen ABC Radio National's By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant ...

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In The Field - Visits Frank lloyd Wright's Famous Taliesin West

By Design visits Taliesin West in Arizona, the winter home and architectural school of US architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Listen ABC Radio National's By Design is a program about how ...

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In The Field - How Shopping Malls are Experimenting

Architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly and architect Tone Wheeler consider the design of shopping malls and the future of shopping on a visit to a new shopping complex at Rouse Hill ...

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Conversation: Rural Australian Homes

In Conversation By Design looks at a wide range of homes built in the Australian bush -- from the handmade and recycled to high-end architect-designed spaces. Guest:Leta KeensAuthor, Rural Australian ...

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In The Field - Explores Cancer and Design 'Cures'

In The Field visits the new Kinghorn Cancer Centre in Sydney. Here medical research and design are carefully considered. They want this interaction to achieve better medical outcomes and cures ...

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Conversation with Justin McGuirk

Justin McGuirk, UK-based curator and writer, and Swiss-based Urban Think Tank won the Golden Lion Award at this years' Venice Architecture Biennale. Have a listen.

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In The Field - High Rise Wooden Apartment Block

The world's tallest timber-constructed apartment block is about to open in Melbourne. When it's finished it will look pretty much like any other ten-storey building. But while it's still under ...

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The Panel: Fire Safety and Urban Living

Urban living is getting denser, so how safe are you if there is a fire? Hardly a week goes by when the news doesn't report a fire in a house, ...

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In The Field - Visits a Retirement Village

Architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly and architect Tone Wheeler discuss the role of retirement villages and put their cases for design change, and a change of thinking in our culture around ...

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The Panel: New Design for Prime Minister's House, The Lodge

In Washington, it's the White House. In London, it's Number 10 Downing Street. In Canberra, it's the Lodge -- the state-owned official residence that the leader of the government lives ...

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Conversation with John Wardle

Already one of Australian architecture's brightest stars, John Wardle is the winner of this year's Robin Boyd Award. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects, it's the nation's most prestigious ...

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In The Field - Sandstone Cliff House

As well as John Wardle's Robin Boyd Award for the Shearer's Quarters, this year's national architecture awards saw architect Fergus Scott, in collaboration with Peter Stutchbury Architecture, given a National ...

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Conversation with Conrad Hamann

The work of Melbourne architects Peter Corrigan and Maggie Edmond has shaped Melbourne. By Design talks with author and architect Conrad Hamann about the power and influence of this Australian ...

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In the Field In Melbourne

In The Field today takes you to an award-winning public housing development in the outer Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Six run-down old concrete houses have been replaced with 15 stylish, ...

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talks

DARCH presents: Fee Psychology & Fee Negotiation Seminars

  • Nov. 26, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Institute Members $30, Non members $40

Thinking of starting your own practice? These 2 seminars by Blue Turtle Management + Consulting, will cover understanding architectural fees and the business side of practice.

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Picture shows in the Marrickville and Newtown districts 1898-2012

  • Nov. 24, 2012
  • 10:15 a.m. - noon
  • Herb Greedy Hall, 79 Petersham Rd, Marrickville
  • Free

A discussion on movie theatres from 1898 until now by author Robert Parkinson.

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talks

Sydney Tales of Sunlight and Shadow: Thinking Cities

  • Nov. 23, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Rd, The Domain
  • $45 incl notes, coffee in intermission & wine after session

Delia Falconer asks - in an era of rapid globilization, is it meaningful to speak of an individual city?

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talks

Barangaroo: History and Development

  • Nov. 20, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Auditorium, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $32/$30 RAHS members. incl Morning Tea

Barangaroo is readying itself for development in the midst of controversy and debate. Dr. Shirley Fitzgerald explores the history of the site and relates it to Sydney's general history of planning - or lack of it.

public buildings

Hospitality Trade Training Centre, St Clare's High School, Taree

Austin McFarland Architects

This building was just awarded the AIA NSW Country Division Award for Non Residential Architecture. It demonstrates the architects' ongoing preoccupation with the use of ordinary materials in a way that's both reverential & innovative.

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Two International Guests: David Fixler & Peter Cox

  • Dec. 6, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Australian Institute of Architects,Tusculum. 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • $10 non members, $ 5 student non members

A talk on Modern Institutional Heritage & Energy Efficiency in Heritage and Traditional buildings.

courses

'Total Immersion' Architecture Student Summer School

  • Feb. 17, 2013 - Feb. 23, 2013
  • Pittwater YHA, North of Sydney
  • AUS$1485 ($1350 + GST) includes accommodation and food

Tutors: Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston. For a week, you live, eat, sleep, walk, talk, architecture in the superb landscape of the Kur-ing-gai National Park.

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exhibitions

INDEX 2012

  • Nov. 27, 2012 - Nov. 30, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • University of Technology Sydney 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo, 2007
  • FREE!

The faculty of Design, Architecture and Building will be transformed into a “vertical Street party” as INDEX 2012 takes over building six, showcasing projects from across all levels of the UTS School of Architecture in a curated exhibition.

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Surry Hills

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Corner of Belvoir and Buckingham Streets, Surry Hills
  • Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

From there you go on a two hour walk that contains outstanding examples of brick architecture, particularly the Railway Institute building through to the heights of modern gothic with John James unique Readers Digest building.Other highlights include turning an electricity ...

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talks

SAF12 Talk - Ask an Architect

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Ticketed, booking required

A Free consultation on your favourite topic - your home In conjunction with the Sydney Architecture Festival, Archicentre will be offering one-on-one appointments with an architect on Saturday 3rd November 2012 between 12.00 and 4.00pm. If you would like to ...

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talks

SAF12 Talk - ArchiCAREERS Day

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • noon - 3 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

The day is set aside to give students and parents the opportunity to hear from the four main architecture faculties and their staff. There will also be short talks given by the universities covering topics such as architecture and design ...

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Sydney City Walk

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle ...

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tours

SAF12 Tour - DARCH Small Bar Tour no. 8 - Darlinghurst

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • 97 Crown Street, Darlinghurst
  • FREE for members (Non-members pay $10)

Join us on Wednesday night for an evening of drinks + design as we visit the Darlinghurst's newest small bars.Bar 1: The Owl House - - - 6.30-7.30pm 97 Crown St Darlinghurst('Best Bar with Food' winner: 2012 SMH Good Food ...

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talks

Interstices 2012 Symposium

  • Nov. 28, 2012 - Nov. 30, 2012
  • 3 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 3 Manning St Potts Point
  • From $139

Registration for the AIA Interstices 2012 “Immaterial materialities – Materiality and interactivity in art and architecture” symposium, to be held at Tusculum, is now open.

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continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Brisbane

  • Nov. 13, 2012
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • The Jephson Hotel, 63 Jephson Street (Cnr Sherwood Road), Toowong QLD 4066, Australia
  • $80 AUD Full Day, $55 AUD Morning Session, $55 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Local Code / Real Estates

  • Oct. 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Local Code uses geospatial analysis to identify thousands of publicly owned abandoned sites in major US cities, imagining this distributed, vacant landscape as a new urban system.

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competitions and awards

SAF12 Photographic Competition - EmAGN 2012

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • UTS Architecture Warehouse, 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale, NSW
  • Members free, Non-Members $10

Last year, the premise to the competition was that architects see the city a bit differently and to provide an opportunity for our demographic to engage with the city and to exhibit their work in the public domain in order ...

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tours

SAF12 Sydney Open - Focus Tours

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • Ticketed, booking required

Saturday 3 November marks the next step in your big city romance as you head out on one of the Sydney Open Focus Tours. Led by the buildings' architects or owners, these tours are incredibly popular, so it's best to ...

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talks

SAF12 Talk - The Structural Core as Totem

  • Nov. 2, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio. The final talk in this week's series, "The Structural Core as a Totme: Reflections on Form and Symbol in the Architecture of ...

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tours

SAF12 Sydney Open - Night

  • Nov. 2, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • Free, no bookings

A behind the scenes access to five iconic buildings. Grab your friends or family for some Friday night fun with live music at those buildings.

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tours

SAF12 Sydney Open - City Pass

  • Nov. 4, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • City Pass - General: $40, Member/Concession: $30. Booking fees apply.

We open the doors of many Sydney buildings that are usually "off limits". Explore award-winning contemporary designs, much-loved heritage buildings & architectural icons.

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talks

SAF12 Talk - A look at the Museum of Contemporary Art

  • Nov. 1, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney
  • Free but booking required

7 months after the opening and over 500,000 visitors later, a discussion on how the new building works for visitors, artists and Museum staff.

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talks

SAF12 Talk - Architectural Advocacy: The Design-Density Challenge

  • Nov. 1, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

How can we improve our cities? Does densification really work? And what has infrastructure got to do with it? For a lively and outspoken take on these larger than life issues, come to the Architectural Advocacy Design and Density Challenge. ...

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SAF12 Talk - The Allegory of the Cave

  • Nov. 1, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio. Dr Sing D'Arcy will present "The Allegory of the Cave: Speculations between interior and landscpae for the Barangaroo Headland Cultural Facility" The ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - at Kogarah with Tone Wheeler

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Kogarah Town Square Library & Cultural Centre, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, NSW
  • Free, booking required

Tone Wheeler, architect and radio host of the 'The Homies" (fomerly the Woodies) will speak on How the Green Karma will Run Over the Brown Dogma - this is also the title of his latest publication.

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SAF12 Talk - Designer Suburbs at the Power House Museum

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St Ultimo
  • $10, booking required

In the 1950s, 60s and 70s architects like Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Graeme Gunn applied their talents to project homes, bringing high-end design to Australian suburbs. A new book, Designer Suburbs revisits the era of ...

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Twilight Walk

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the harbour city in beautiful twilight during daylight saving months with our well-trained tour leaders! This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We ...

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talks

SAF12 Talk - Planning an Enduring Legacy

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

The discussion panel will debate how regional Australia can profit from current resources and energy developments for a sustainable growth.

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SAF12 Talk - Ethnicity: Exploring Diversity in the Suburbs of Globalised Sydney

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio. The third talk in this series will be presented by Dr Dijana Alic titled "Ethnicity: Exploring Diversity in the Suburbs of Globalised ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Sustainability Ages

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain

A discussion on the history of the idea of sustainability. Sustainability. Has it all got too complicated? What does this term mean today? Guests in this discussion will look at the history of the notion of sustainable materials and building ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Nino Sydney on the 1960's Beachcomber House

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Nino Sydney is the architect responsible for the Beachcomber project homes designed in the 60's. He will speak about this important period of our housing history on the 50th anniversary of the Carlingford Display Homes Fair. Nino will be joined ...

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SAF12 Talk - Shanghai and Beyond, Australian Architects in China

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Lower ground, Chatswood Library, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
  • Free, booking required

In this illustrated talk, architect Anne Warr talks about her 7 years of living and working in Shanghai, her book "Shanghai Architecture", and the AIA tours she has been taking to China since she returned to live in Sydney in ...

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SAF12 Talk - House Buhrich 11 1972

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio with the second talk in the series being presented by Catherine Lassen. From 1968-72 Hugh Buhrich designed and built a house for ...

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workshop

SAF12 Workshop - Building Connections

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

As part of Sydney's annual Architecture festival the NSW Architects Registration Board in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art and supported by VADEA is offering Visual Arts teachers and their year 10 students a day to immerse themselves in ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - at Mosman Library with Luisa Manfredini

  • Oct. 29, 2012
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Mosman Library, 605 Military Road, Mosman
  • Free, booking required

Beyond the Boundary of the Heritage Mould - Breathing new life into Old Stones: Luisa Manfredini Architect, sole practitioner for 11 years has been working on alterations and additions to houses, specializing in contemporary additions to older houses. Luisa was ...

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SAF12 Talk - Connecting Sydney - joining the dots ...

  • Oct. 29, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

An exhibition and discussion on connecting Sydney. Bridging the mainland to the islands in the harbour. What are your thoughts on this latest thinking? Balmain to Cockatoo Island - joining the dots to create an accessible harbour. This idea has ...

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SAF12 Talk - The Afterimage of the City: Cartography and the Boundaries of Architecture, Landscape and Art

  • Oct. 29, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

As noted by historical geographer Denis Cosgrove, the city has a complex and reciprocal relationship with the map in that it is both recorded by the map, and simultaneously (though often incompletely) produced by it. The "designerly" drawing of the ...

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Redfern

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Clock Tower, Redfern Post Office 101-103, George Street Corner Redfern Street, Redfern
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

This two hour architecture walk explores the changing landscape of Redfern's built environment.This transformation is epitomised by the presence of award winning designer homes and commercial premises, state of the art community facilities and a potpourri of retro shops, cafes, ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - SHELTER - Relief Housing for communities devastated by disaster

  • Oct. 28, 2012 - Oct. 29, 2012
  • 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Martin Place, Cnr of Castlereagh and Pitt Streets SYDNEY
  • Free, no bookings

SHELTER : Relief housing to rebuild communities after disaster, is an event fundamentally focused beyond our boundaries, on the humanitarian cause of rebuilding communities devastated + displaced by disaster in the poorer, 3rd world regions of the world; Regions like ...

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tours

SAF12 Tour - Castle Cove Walking Tour

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Denawen Avenue Shops, Denawen Avenue, Castle Cove
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

You will walk through this suburb looking at architecture of the 60's through to the 2000's, discover how architects have changed and defined this picturesque suburb with water views to both sides. One of the first suburbs to incorporate a ...

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talks

SAF12 Architecture on Show - with special guests

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The Marrickville Town Hall. 96 Illawarra Road
  • Free, booking required

A panel of architectural thinkers on adaptive re-use and conservation of buildings in this Saturday Forum set in the Old Marrickville Town Hall.

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Sydney City Walk

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

This leisurely 2-hour walk examines and traces the development of our beautiful harbour city and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We will also visit different parts of the tank stream which attracted the first fleet to settle ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - I Love Todd Sampson

  • Oct. 26, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Hearth, School of Architecture, Wilkinson Building, City Road, Sydney University
  • Free, no bookings

The Living Room Theatre in collaboration with members of the Sydney Architectural Community I Love Todd Sampson - An Architectural Exhibit 2013 will be the biggest year yet for The Living Room Theatre with the epic I Love Todd Sampson ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibiton - Open Agenda 2012

  • Oct. 26, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Open Agenda is an annual competition aimed at supporting a new generation of experimental design and critical enquiry in Australian architecture. Open Agenda provides a new platform for discussion and is focussed on developing the potential of speculative design and ...

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tours

SAF12 Tour - Annual walking and drive tour, Open House by IWAN

  • Oct. 26, 2012
  • 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • $20. For locations and to reserver your spot- E: hhowardk@bigpond.net.au

Each year the IWAN network of architects plan a spring day out visiting the homes of winning architects. Open House projects yet to be announced. Drive to and walk through locations will be provided on application to organisers. Ticketed, booking ...

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SAF12 Tour - Open Studio

  • Oct. 26, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various venues around the Sydney CBD
  • Ticketed, booking required, $55

Visitors will enjoy unique access as they are taken behind the scenes in a large architectural practice. This popular annual Open Studio walking tour in the CBD will feature six large city architecture practices and international projects. Get in early ...

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talks

SAF12 Architecture on Show - Penrith Library with Nick Simitzis

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith

Nick Simitzis, a local architect, will talk about the benefits of using an architect for the design of a new house and or renovations.

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SAF12 Talk - Fugitive Structures

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16-20 Goodhope Street, Paddington
  • Free, no bookings

A short talk by Andrew Burns and Brook Andrew - introduction by James Grose SCAF has invited 'Fugitive Structures' shortlisted applicant Andrew Burns and artist Brook Andrew to discuss their recent collaborative project - Australia House. Designed as a gallery, ...

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SAF12 Talk - AAA Black Talk: Ken Yeang

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
  • Public $75 (Early Bird $60), AAA Members $50, Students $40

Dr Ken Yeang is the Chairman and Design Director of Llewlyn Davies Yeang (UK) and principal of its' sister company Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia), an International architecture firm with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, best known for designing innovative ...

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Twilight Walk

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the harbour city in beautiful twilight during daylight saving months with our well-trained tour leaders! This 90-minute walk examines and traces the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define our skyline. We ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - Sydney From All Angles

  • Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Rocks
  • Free, no bookings

AILA NSW is providing a fresh, lively and interactive way to relate to and engage with the City of Sydney, combining digital and physical media as a way to break down real or perceived barriers. It is only through the ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - Inter-action

  • Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 26, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

A Sydney Architecture Festival Event at Customs House Inter-action guest curated by Dr Anuradha Chatterjee under the creative direction of Jennifer Kwok includes a number os exciting Exhibitions located in the Customs House Forecourt, Ground Floor, and First Floor. Inter-action ...

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exhibitions

LuminoCITY

  • Nov. 15, 2012 - Nov. 22, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Pier 2/3 13 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Sydney
  • Free

UNSW Built Environment presents LuminoCITY, a forum to imagine, test and debate ideas about the future of the 21st century city. A week of events and exhibitions detailing the visionary work of UNSW FBE students, staff and affiliates who will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Novel Masonry Shells – Learning from the Gothic Master Builders

  • Oct. 10, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Philippe Block will be presenting.

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festivals

Palette of Urban Green at Verge Festival

  • Oct. 3, 2012 - Oct. 12, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Law School Lawns, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
  • Free

HY William Chan has transformed the Sydney Law School for the Verge Festival with the light installation Palette of Urban Green. The installation explores the issue of sustainable urbanisation in the architecture profession and juxtaposes the ever-changing relationship between the built and natural environment.

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exhibitions

SAF12 NSW Chapter 2012 Award Winners Exhibition

  • Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Parramatta Library, 1B Civic Place, Parramatta
  • Free, no bookings

The 2012 Winners of th Australian Institute of Architects, NSW Chapter Awards were announced on 28 June at Luna Park. The winning Awards Boards will be on display at Parracity Library for the duration of the Festival.

podcasts

NGA Contemporary Australian Architects 2012 Lecture Series

This NGA annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects. Available now for download.

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NGA Contemporary Australian Architects 2011 Lecture Series

This NGA annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects. Available now from iTunes for free download.

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competitions and awards

Transiting Cities Design Ideas Competition

  • Sept. 14, 2012 - Nov. 30, 2012
  • noon
  • morwell, victoria
  • Student $50, Group / Firm $75

How can we rethink, regenerate, rebrand, rework, reactivate cities dominated by singular economies for a vibrant and innovative future?

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: 'Media, Research, Building'

  • Oct. 3, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Stuart Harrison will talk through his media and practice work, which is anchored around ideas of engagement, the performative and the suburban.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

aestheticsRECYCLED

aestheticsRECYCLED was born out of an interest in the relationship between material and idea and their collective impact on environments.

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talks

The 2012 Walter Burley Griffin Memorial Lecture

  • Oct. 10, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • The National Gallery of Australia, ACT
  • Free

This year it is our pleasure to host Lucy Turnbull to present the 2012 Walter Burley Griffin Memorial Lecture. Her title for the paper will be 'Australian cities before and after Walter Burley Griffin'.

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tours

SAF12 Tour - 50th Anniversary of the Carlingford Display Homes Coach Tour with Stephen Batey

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • students $52 | members $72 | non-members $77

This fully guided luxury coach tour includes unprecedented project home access, an opportunity to meet one of the architects, AIA information booklet and architectural style reference guide, morning tea and a gourmet picnic pack with wine. May of this year ...

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Tuesday @ Tusculum: What's your architecture?

  • Oct. 9, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute Member FREE

What's your architecture, the multifaceted career path that is an architecture degree. The Photographer; The Journo; The Artists; The Builder Brett Boardman, David Neustein, Tom Rivard & Michael Lewarne, Drew Heath, hosted by Shaun Carter, the architect, structural engineer, Tone ...

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April 2013 Japan Architecture Tour

  • April 11, 2013 - April 20, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tokyo, Japan. Kyoto, Japan
  • $4300AUD (conditions apply)

This 10-day Japan Architecture Tour will be an enriching architectural and memorable cultural experience conducted and guided by Architect, former Tokyo resident and Japan expert, Robert Day.

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AS Hook Address by Gold Medal winner, Lawrence Nield

  • Oct. 23, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, Registration a must

The address provides insight into the life, work and principles of this years RAIA Gold Medallist and the state of the profession. This years winner, Lawrence Nield will deliver the address.

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online

Object's Design Emergency Pozible Campaign

  • Sept. 17, 2012 - Nov. 5, 2012
  • noon - noon
  • 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills NSW 2010

Object: Australian Design Centre today launched a Pozible crowd funding campaign to raise $20,000 to develop a digital strategy for Design Emergency. For more information, please click here. Design Emergency is Object's outreach education program, striving to create a generation ...

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competitions and awards

DARCH Horse Awards

  • Sept. 12, 2012 - Oct. 19, 2012
  • noon - noon
  • 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Entry is FREE

A new initiative, the DARCH Horse Awards have been developed to recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions by non-Architects in the pursuit of a high quality built environment.

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tours

DARCH Small Bar Tour 7

  • Sept. 19, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 152 Clarence Street Sydney
  • FREE

Bar 1: Baxter Inn - 152 Clarence Street 6.30-7.30pm …free drink on arrival! Bar 2: Spooning Goats - 32 York Street 7.45-8.30pm Bar 3: Uncle Ming's -55 York Street 8.45pm onwards …don't miss the late night dumplings! Join us on ...

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EOI: New Student Accommodation, University of Sydney

  • Sept. 7, 2012 - Sept. 19, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • City Road, Camperdown

This EOI is to identify those architectural design firms and individuals that the University wishes to invite to submit proposals for each of their upcoming residential projects.

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Volunteer at Sydney Open, 2-4 November

  • Sept. 12, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs

The success of Sydney Open is made possible through volunteers. Can you spare a half or full day to promote your city’s special architecture? Would you like to gain an insight into how successful cultural events are run?

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competitions and awards

Curry Stone Design Prize Presentations at the GSD

  • Nov. 16, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Harvard GSD, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Free

Curry Stone Design Prize Presentations at the GSD Free to the public. RSVP: events@currystonedesignprize.com

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Curry Stone Design Prize Awards Ceremony

  • Nov. 15, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Harvard GSD, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Free

Curry Stone Design Prize Awards Ceremony Free to the public. RSVP: events@currystonedesignprize.com

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Tuesday @ Tusculum: Bangladeshi architects in Australia (BaA) Bringing Architects Together

  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $10 Non Member | $5 Student Non Member | Free Institute Member

A weeklong festival of Architecture in Australia with Architects from Bangladesh The party from Bangladesh are guests of the Institute as they travel from Melbourne on the final leg of this forum from Bangladesh. Guest speakers include: Hon. High Commissioner ...

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Nov. 21

  • Nov. 21, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Nov. 7

  • Nov. 7, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 25

  • Nov. 25, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 11

  • Nov. 11, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sep. 23

  • Sept. 23, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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SAW2 - Utzon - Nov. 14

  • Nov. 14, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW2 - Utzon - Oct. 14

  • Oct. 14, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Nov. 17

  • Nov. 17, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Oct. 7

  • Oct. 7, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Sept. 8

  • Sept. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Nov. 28

  • Nov. 28, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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exhibitions

Exhibition: Sybil Curtis, 'Cylinders, Cones and Spheres'

  • Sept. 11, 2012 - Sept. 29, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Brenda May Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo NSW 2017
  • Free

"Among the artists I most admire is Cézanne...I have found real structures that are in fact made from these simple geometric shapes." Sybil Curtis, 2011

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Public Lecture, Panel Discussion and Book Launch: ‘Architectural Projections’ by Andrew Benjamin

  • Sept. 10, 2012
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Andrew Benjamin will present his latest book ‘Architectural Projections’ and there will be a panel discussion for responses to the publication with speakers including Charles Rice and Tarsha Finney.

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Tuesday @ Tusculum: СУПРЕМАТИЗМ. (SupreMatiSM) + alienation of utopian Architecture!

  • Sept. 4, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 | Student Non Member $5| Institute Member Free

A short talk and installation by Sanaz Hosseinabadi with an introduction by Professor Alec Tzannes, Dean, Faculty of Built Environment | University of New South Wales. The final culmination of a research topic-symbolism and belief system in applied geometry in ...

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continuing professional development

Zen of Design

  • Nov. 10, 2012 - Nov. 11, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
  • Southern Highlands NSW
  • Starting from $245

In this weekend workshop you will learn the fundamental theory and practice of Zen as applied to building design.

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Bondi

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Seagull Room, Bondi Pavilion Queen Elizabeth Drive Bondi Beach, Bondi
  • Entry is by donation - $5 minimum, booking required,

Architects Peter Colquhoun and Neil Durbach talk about their involvement in one of the largest fundraising and building projects in the Bondi area.

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walks

SAF12 Tour - Art, Place and Landscape

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Bridge St, Sydney
  • $35/$25 concession

This tour examines the city through its evolving attitude to the design of it's public domain and the elements that they contain; art, architecture and landscape.

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Harnessing the Architect’s Potential for Expanded Agency within Contemporary Design and Development Practices

Architects have changed how they think about their role in, and influence on, the built environment but this is not reflected in the policies regulating Australian architectural practice. Our project ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - 80 years of The Sulman Architectural Medal

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2017
  • members FREE/non members $10, booking required

THE SULMAN MEDAL is now in its 80th year. The immediate past Government Architect, Peter Mould provides a fascinating insight as he takes us through the 80 years of this often controversial award through photographs of each winning project.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth, the plasticity of practice

  • Aug. 8, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Creative Directors of the Australian exhibit at the 13th Venice International Architecture Biennale will discuss the opening essay of the exhibition catalogue Formations: the plasticity of practice.

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SAF12 Talk - Short and Sharp at the Crypt

  • Nov. 2, 2012
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Crypt, St Patricks Church, Grosvenor Street, Sydney
  • FREE, booking required

A taste of the 2012 Venice Biennale through the eyes of the BHTS student recipients who recorded their experiences through drawing, movie making, vlogging, blogging, tweeting, & other social media.

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Women: Take on Design Talk Series - Talk 1 by Archrival

  • July 18, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Object Gallery, 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, AU
  • Public $35 / AAA Members $25 / Students & Seniors $30

Women: Take on Design promises to be a fascinating insight into some of the current thinking about design, with the emphasis on celebrating the unique contributions that women make to design.

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Design Parramatta

  • June 20, 2012 - July 4, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Parramatta
  • FREE

Multi disciplinary teams of urban designers, architects, landscape architects and artists are invited to participate in a 6 week event to design 15+ concepts for Parramatta’s public spaces, streets and lanes in a creative review of the city’s CBD.

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Architecture on Show: Reinterpreting Community

  • June 30, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
  • FREE

Silvester Fuller’s Dapto Anglican Church Auditorium is a reinterpretation of the traditional church with a focus on the broader community.

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Architecture on Show: Filling in the Gaps

  • July 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
  • FREE

Now more than ever, with space at a premium in the city, the challenge is to make the most of the little space we have.

competitions and awards

Planning Excellence 2012 NSW Awards

  • June 1, 2012 - Sept. 28, 2012
  • Sydney

The Awards for Excellence Program recognises innovation, leadership and excellence in the planning profession, stimulates the public awareness of excellent projects and emphasises the importance of good planning in the community. The 2012 Award categories have been designed to respond ...

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SPUN 2012 Inaugural Architecture Awards

  • June 15, 2012 - Aug. 15, 2012
  • Sydney

To enable small practice architects to showcase their expertise and receive public and professional recognition of their work, SPUN (Small Practices Upper North) Architects Network Upper North District of NSW has launched its inaugural SPUN 2012 Architecture Awards on 15 ...

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Australian Timber Design Awards 2012

  • Feb. 13, 2012 - June 29, 2012
  • online
  • Entry costs $295 (includes GST)

There's still time to get your entry in for the Australian Timber Design Awards, but don't delay: Entries close 29 June 2012.

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conferences

Built Environment Meets Parliament 2012

  • June 26, 2012 - June 27, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Parliament House in Canberra
  • Varies

The 2012 BEMP summit will focus on community consultation, digital tools and the opportunities for the built environment professions to use new technology in innovate and exciting ways. Summit sessions will ask: what’s the next big revolution in building cities?

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continuing professional development

Worth Keeping? Valuing Recent Architecture - NSW Refuel

  • June 21, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
  • Member $75, Non member $150, A+ $65, Graduate $45, SONA $40

Outgoing National President Brian Zulaikha said the Exhibition Centre ‘is too young to achieve heritage status’ in a letter to the Sydney Morning Herald last week. Is he right? How young is too young? How do we determine what buildings to keep – and when?

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Free Webinar - Building a Sustainable House to Suit Your Site

  • June 15, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - noon
  • Online
  • Free

An outstanding sustainable owner-built home on Sydney's northern beaches is the subject of a free webinar on building a house to suit your site, June 15 from 11am-noon.

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exhibitions

Repowering Sydney Exhibition 14 - 17 June at Customs House

  • June 14, 2012 - June 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney
  • Free

An Urban Design and Architecture exhibition exploring the means of alternative electric power generation for the Central Business District.

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Sustainable Design Principles Event (NSW)

  • July 5, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Living Tiles Showroom, 133 Victoria Road, Rozelle

Learn about environmentally responsible design from keynote speaker Mark Curzon, Associate Director of Architectus and Project Leader for 1 Bligh Street, Sydney.

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continuing professional development

Reducing Carbon Emissions - CPD event

  • June 27, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

The Reducing Carbon Emissions website was developed by the NSW ARB as a free online resource to encourage architectural practices in Australia to improve their energy efficiency. Speakers: Caroline Pidcock & Allison Earl

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tours

DARCH Small Bar Tour 13th June

  • June 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Surry Hills
  • Free

Surry Hills 'State of Origin' Small Bar Tour BAR 1 - Button Bar (6:30 - 7:30pm)BAR 2 - Tio's Cerveceria (7:45 - 8:45pm)BAR 3 - 4Fourteen (9pm onwards)

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Pyrmont: Parks Apartments and Change

  • June 23, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Meeting place: To be confirmed when booking.
  • $25/$15 AGHS Members incl light refreshmens

A gentle guided walk around Pyrmont's changing northern end to find out more about this dynamic suburb so close to Sydney.

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Living and Lodging in the City

  • June 6, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Auditorium, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $9/$7 RAHS members

Dr Lisa Murray will share with us some of her most recent research on lodgers in Redfern and surrounding suburbs.

articles

Designing Women, Architecture Isn’t Always An Equal Opportunity Profession

This article by Cathleen McGuigan, Editor in Chief of Architectural Record, discusses how in her opinion, architecture is still a tough profession for women

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Urban Conversations: Triumph of the City

  • June 20, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • City Recital Hall Angel Place, 2 Angel Place Sydney
  • Free

Sydney is one of the world’s great global cities. For a city of this size, the distribution of housing, jobs, infrastructure and transport networks can’t be left to chance.

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City Talks 2012 - Smart Sydney

  • May 28, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • State Theatre, 49 Market Street Sydney 2000
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

How Do We Create An Environment For Inspiration and Innovation? Sydney is bursting with talented, creative and forward-thinking people. How can we harness the energy of government, education, businesses, media, and creative thinkers to create space for innovation? Chris Anderson, ...

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Creativity For Good (Vivid Sydney)

  • May 30, 2012
  • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • The Vivid Ideas Exchange (The Lounge)
  • Invite Only

How can the creative industries contribute to social enterprise and community building? A networking event to connect Sydney artists and creative practitioners with cultural change agents, to increase the impact of the creative sector in society.

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The Electric Canvas at Customs House (Vivid Sydney)

  • May 25, 2012 - June 11, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Free

From the same magicians who wowed everyone last year comes another stunning state-of-the-art 3D-mapped projection. The Electric Canvas returns to Customs House continuing to raise the benchmark for large scale projections. Animation sequences will transform this sandstone building every night ...

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Vivid Sydney Festival

  • May 25, 2012 - June 11, 2012
  • Sydney
  • Varies

Sydney has once again been transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas as Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark. On now until 11 June 2012.

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Urbanscreen (Germany) - Lighting the Sails (Vivid Sydney)

  • May 25, 2012 - June 11, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Free

WORLD PREMIERE, SYDNEY EXCLUSIVE This year, Vivid LIVE has commissioned multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN to create a new projected artwork, transforming Sydney Opera House with their reinterpretation of the sails - Vivid LIVE's most public event. URBANSCREEN have ...

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The Gold Medal Address at the Vivid Ideas Exchange

  • May 29, 2012
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Vivid Ideas Exchange (The Forum)
  • Non-members - $30.00, Members - Free

2012 Gold Medal Tour is proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Architect's Principal Corporate Partner BlueScope Steel. The Gold Medal is the highest honour given by the Australian Institute of Architects to one of its members, in recognition of ...

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DARCH Gold Medal Lunch with Lawrence Nield

  • May 30, 2012
  • 1 p.m.
  • Bodhi Restaurant, Lower Mezzanine Cook and Philip Park, 2-4 College Street, Sydney
  • Free

A lunch for a small group of emerging architects and graduates to meet the AIA's 2012 Gold Medallist, Lawrence Nield.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Left-overs and in-betweens

A study of urban spaces, some ideas from Japan, and eleven themes for an urban sensibility Australian cities face some significant densification in the next half century - issues which ...

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exhibitions

TOHOKU – Through the Eyes of Japanese Photographers

  • June 8, 2012 - June 21, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
  • FREE

Explore this rare and emotive portrait of Northern Japan through the works of 10 renowned photographers. Together as a collection, they represent the varied faces of Tohoku.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Reframing Architecture, by John Choi

  • May 30, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Level 5 School of Architecture – UTS Faculty of DAB (Building 6), 702 – 730 Harris St, Broadway 2007
  • FREE

A discussion of the design strategies extending beyond the normal parameters of problem solving to bring forth architecture’s capacity to pose issues, value & meaning.

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SAF12 Exhibition - BE | XSECTION | beyond boundaries

  • Oct. 29, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW
  • Free, no bookings

Beyond Boundaries seeks to form connections; encouraging celebration, enjoyment and investigation of architecture that is outward focussed and collaborative.

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Parlour: women, equity, architecture

PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Role of Architects in Indian Slum Renewal Through the Use of Spatial Information Technologies

Blog of a trip to India in early 2012 by Chris Johnson to research the role of women architects in driving slum renewal in India. The research is a the result of a BHTS Scholarship from the NSW ARB.

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competitions and awards

NSW Awards Presentation Evening

  • June 28, 2012
  • 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Luna Park, Crystal Palace Ballroom
  • Dinner Package $185 |Cocktail Package $95|Student non member $60|Sona member $25

The 3 nominations for the Premier’s Award were chosen by the NSW Government architect from the 167 projects entered across all the categories - for their social or community focus.

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South East Asia Property Awards 2012

  • Nov. 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Shangri-La Hotel - Singapore
  • Early bird rates at US$3,000 for a table of 10 (normal rates US$4,000)

Now in its second year, the 2012 South East Asia Property Awards celebrate the best of the best in the region’s luxury residential property sector.

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TIME FOR DRAWING - Time for coming to our senses, time for experiencing architecture.

  • May 15, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Members Free | Non members $10 | Student non members $5

A talk by Rena Czaplinska"I believe that to build a life sustaining society we need to use our minds and we need to use our creative intuition. Fundamental to this approach is to work from direct experience allowing time and ...

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Australian Creative Directors of the Venice Architecture Biennale, Anthony Burke and Gerard Reinmuth, with TOKO

  • May 16, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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WORKac, in conversation with Sam Spurr and David Burns of N.

  • May 16, 2012
  • 10 a.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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Broached Commissions. Lou Weis, Trent Jansen and Adam Goodrum

  • May 15, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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Rotor, in conversation with Sam Spurr and David Burns of N.

  • May 15, 2012
  • 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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Stefan Sagmeister, in conversation with Sam Spurr and David Burns of N.

  • May 15, 2012
  • 10 a.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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Ilse Crawford, in conversation with Sam Spurr and David Burns of N.

  • May 14, 2012
  • 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

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Alice Rawsthorn, in conversation with Sam Spurr and David Burns of N.

  • May 14, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

7 conversations with leading local and international design thinkers explores the relationship between emotion and design practice

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Spatial experience, Narrative and Architecture’

A project that explores the relationship between the disciplines of Film, Art and Architecture, the various ways they intersect, and the various practitioners who work in this discipline of the in-between.

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70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses

  • May 17, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Esteemed architects Peter Tonkin and Timothy Hill discuss the relationship between the architect and owner and the linking of the building to its site, materials and architectural detailing.

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Sustaining Culture in Japanese Architecture: Preservation, Relocation and Adaptive Re-Use

  • May 18, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Japan Foundation, Sydney (Multipurpose Room), Level 1 Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
  • Free (bookings essential: reception@jpf.org.au / 02 8239 0055)

Dr. Eugenie Keefer Bell, from University of Canberra, will discuss examples of sustainable architecture based on her research in Japan.

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exhibitions

PhotoGraff exhibition by Jason Wing & Garry Trinh

  • May 8, 2012 - May 26, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction
  • Free

PhotoGraff brings together the work of Sydney-based artists Garry Trinh and Jason Wing, collaborating as active observers of the brilliance of our physical surroundings.

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A Brief History on the Chair, Talk by Alan Boyd & Alex Ritchie

  • May 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Level 1, 69 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria 2015
  • Early Bird Price $25 exp 14 May, All Members and Guests $35

Terence Conran once commented that he thought that you would unlikely be a successful Architect or Designer unless you designed a "classic" chair.

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Time for Drawing

  • Aug. 3, 2012 - Aug. 5, 2012
  • Riversdale Boyd Education Centre, Bundanon, NSW
  • $600 ($520 students) Early bird rate $650 ($570 students) After earlybird • Earlybird 8th June 2012

Residential drawing workshop with Rena Czaplinska at Riversdale Boyd Education Centre in Bundanon. This workshop will attract 5 formal CPD points for architects.

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Wollombi Drawing Weekend

  • May 18, 2012 - May 20, 2012
  • Wollombi, Hunter Valley
  • $350 includes 2 night accommodation in Barnstay, tuition, materials and model fees

Residential drawing workshop with Rena Czaplinska in Wollombi, Hunter Valley 18-20th May 2012. This workshop will attract 5 Formal CPD credit points for architects.

competitions and awards

Open Agenda Competition 2012

  • March 31, 2012 - May 27, 2012
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007

Open to recent graduates, Open Agenda is focused on developing the possibilities of design research in architecture and the built environment.

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conferences

5th Healthy Cities Conference: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities

  • June 6, 2012 - June 8, 2012
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Geelong, VIC
  • Full Registration: $950.00 Day Registration: $550.00

A discussion of causes, effects & solutions relating to population health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, urban design...

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Aformal Architecture by Jonathan Solomon

  • May 18, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007

This lecture explicates a spatial logic for the city of Hong Kong through architectural products that can be explained neither by mainstream understandings of formal or informal processes, and explores the consequences for public space in a dense city.

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Design with Landscape: Bruce Mackenzie in conversation with John McInerney

  • May 3, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • West Esplanande Manly NSW 2095
  • Free

Celebrated Manly landscape architect Bruce Mackenzie is our special guest in MAG&M's occasional talks series, Local +/or General. Bruce will discuss his distinguished career with Cr John McInerney (City of Sydney) and his new book, Design With Landscape. Bruce's is ...

competitions and awards

ASI NSW & ACT Steel Design Awards 2012

  • Jan. 1, 2012 - May 4, 2012
  • midnight - 5 p.m.
  • L13, 99 Mount St, North Sydney NSW 2060

The ASI Steel awards are offered every 2 years. They are designed to highlight the high standards of design and execution achievable with steel as the prime building material. They showcase the versatility of steel and the Australian steel industry's ...

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conferences

5th International Urban Design Conference

  • Sept. 10, 2012 - Sept. 12, 2012
  • 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Early Bird Member rate $790.00 closes 18th July

The 5th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne from Monday the 10th to Wednesday 12th of September 2012. The International Urban Design Conference was established in 2007. Since then over 390 ...

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exhibitions

Art + Architecture 2012, The Greening of Sydney - Parks / Cycle Ways / Rain Gardens

  • April 26, 2012 - May 19, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • 82-84 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016
  • Free

This exhibition at the Boutwell Draper Gallery, will present selected projects by 12 Sydney Architectural Companies.

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talks

Make-Space for Architecture | Open Conversation - MCA

  • May 3, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • L5 Architecture Studios, Building 6 702 Harris St, Ultimo.
  • Free

A panel of architects & writers will participate in this open discussion on the manner in which both the profession & the community "consume / critique" architecture in Sydney.

research

Climate-adaptive Architecture

As a result of a Churchill Fellowship and ongoing research Carol Marra argues for architecture that not only designs with climate but that adapts to climatic conditions during the course ...

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Art House

Marra + Yeh Architects

With an unconventional brief in the form a poem and a small budget, Marra + Yeh Architects restricted the architectural interventions with each intervention having a great effect. The result is one of a delightful and purposeful architecture but also one grounded in sustainable principles.

talks

7 Kinds of Happiness, designEX 2012 Speaker Series

  • May 14, 2012 - May 16, 2012
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre

Challenging the presenters & attendees, the program asks: Is personal happiness a design problem? Can designers create happiness? What kind of objects and places make us most happy?

festivals

International Festival of Art & Construction

  • May 31, 2012 - Aug. 12, 2012
  • Villarino de los Aires Spain
  • Normal fee 210€ Up to June 1st or up to fill the placement.

IFAC is the International Festival of Art & Construction. 200 people from Europe will live and work together for 10 days in August, in a creative space, to debate, work and exchange experiences, through 20 different workshops. It is located ...

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talks

Panel Discussion: Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

  • May 10, 2012
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • RMIT Building 50, Orr St, Carlton, VIC
  • Entry by gold coin donation. Refreshment provided.

What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John ...

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talks

International Planned Capitals: The art of City Design

  • May 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Coombes Lecture Theatre ANU, fellows road acton
  • Adults $20 Concession $15

Canberra and the planned capitals movement. Speaker Pre-eminent Griffin scholar Professor James Weirick (UNSW).

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conferences

Gregarious Too: 5GenChurch

  • May 8, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
  • 10 Clanwilliam Street, Willoughby
  • Adults $45.00

GREGARIOUS TOO: 5GenChurch half day seminar will help communities to successfully plan, undertake and utilise buildings and resources. We will firstly understand what makes each generation tick then we will explore the concepts of building & adapting the infrastructure that ...

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talks

International Planned Capitals: China's Canberra

  • May 7, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Finkle Theatre, John Curtain School of Medical Research ANU 131 Garran Road
  • Adults $20 Concession $15

The past and future of Changchun, an exploration of the city of Changchun whose design was modelled on Canberra.

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Responsive Architectural Systems

  • April 24, 2012
  • 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

What are the implications of a responsive architecture that might begin to ‘know’ and ‘care’ about us, that might start, in very primitive ways, to be alive?

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exhibitions

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

  • June 23, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • Customs House Library, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • FREE, registration essential as limited spots available

Twelve leading NSW sustainable architects and building designers will be available to homeowners at Speed Date a Sustainable Designer, in Sydney on June 23.

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Open Conversation – Is Architecture in Crisis?

  • April 22, 2012
  • 3 p.m.
  • 47 George St, The Rocks

Thinkers, writers, teachers and practitioners come together in this Sunday afternoon round table conversation to discuss architectural culture and practice in Sydney.

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exhibitions

Kaldor Public Art Project 25: Thomas Demand's 'The Dailies'

  • March 23, 2012 - April 21, 2012
  • noon
  • The Commercial Travellers Association, MLC Centre, Martin Place, Sydney
  • Free

For the 25th Kaldor Public Art Project, Thomas Demand presents a new series of images, The Dailies, within the unique environment of the MLC Centre designed by Harry Seidler in the mid 1970s.

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continuing professional development

New Futures for Heritage Buildings: Responsible Adaptation, Additions & Reuse

  • June 7, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • NSW Chapter 'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street, POTTS POINT, SYDNEY
  • Member $72.00, Non Member $105.00, A+/Practice Member $ 65.00 for full price list please see website

A show of relevant examples of adaptive re-use, and also of new architecture in historic precincts, and a discussion of the principles behind their success.

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competitions and awards

Kerb Journal 20 // Call for Submissions

  • March 30, 2012 - May 4, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • RMIT University, 124 La Trobe Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000
  • Free

Kerb Journal is currently seeking submissions for the 20th edition ‘Speculative Stories: Narratives in Landscape Architecture’, due for launch in August 2012.

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RTC 2012 Australasia

  • May 24, 2012 - May 26, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, NSW, Australia
  • $1,650

BRIDGING THE DIVIDE EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL Revit Technology Conference RTC is a unique, independent conference covering all things Revit / BIM and the whole ecosystem that supports it and that goes to ensuring your success in the marketplace. No other event ...

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Cove House

FROM architecture

The arrangement of this house by FROM Architecture, follows existing rock formations that protrude the steep site & therefore a pavilion style, mass construction, architecture results.

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exhibitions

Huihai Xie - Dialogue

  • April 10, 2012 - May 5, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
  • Free

An exhibition at Art Atrium by the 2006 & 2003 Archibald Prize Finalist Huihai Xie. The exhibition will be officially launched by Professor Philip Cox AO on Saturday 14 April 2.30–4.30pm.

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talks

Q&A(rchitect) Forum

  • April 11, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum Auditorium, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • RAIA members free, $10 non-members at the door

Entries are now open for the 2012 NSW Emerging Architect Prize and DARCH is having a chat about our profession with our brightest thinkers and makers. Don't miss it @ Tusculum April 11!!

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: The Aesthetic and Functionality of Windows and Doors in Steel

  • Oct. 9, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • see link below

The design potential of adaptable window and door elements and the aesthetic value of using steel as a material when selecting windows and doors for our project. Learning outcomes: - Features and benefits of specifying windows and doors in steel ...

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: Shading innovations

  • Sept. 11, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • see link below

This presentation will focus on shading innovations and passive solar design principles. Passive design is practiced throughout the world and has been shown to produce buildings with low energy costs, reduced maintenance, and superior comfort. This presentation will also focus ...

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: Introduction to Environmental rating schemes and materials

  • Aug. 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

With new environmental rating tools being developed regularly, how can architects and specifiers understand let alone choose an ecolabelling program, a building product, or a green building? This workshop is aimed at providing a broad overview of environmental rating systems ...

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: Artistic Expression in Timber Flooring

  • July 10, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

This presentation will focus on what Parquetry flooring is and how it can be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of residential and commercial buildings. Learning outcomes: - Reasons to consider parquestry as a flooring choice - Understand the flooring ...

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AAA CPD talks series: Sustainability in Business

  • June 12, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

Customers and clients are increasingly expecting to see businesses taking steps towards sustainability - understand how to implement sustainability in your business, and leave with an action plan to start making improvements in your business. Learning outcomes: - An understanding ...

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AAA CPD talks series: Custom Art Glass

  • May 8, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

This presentation will outline the various surface and image techniques and will highlight how the use of textures in glass with light sources can accentuate the features of existing structures ensuring a cost effective mode of privacy. Learning outcomes: - ...

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Intensive CPD workshop

  • April 28, 2012
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • Full day $60, Morning session $45, Afternoon session $45

In House Group 3 aims to connect like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architectural firms. Some of our clients ...

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talks

Sydney Open: lecture series - Portable

  • June 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

Portable houses in all their variety, fully pre-fabricated or merely pre-cut - not to mention tents or transportable buildings - have been a continuous part of Australian housing history. Their materials have included oilcloth, papier mâché, slate, zinc, timber and ...

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Project home

  • June 7, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

The environmental and urban failings of Australian project homes, on average the largest new homes in the world, are central elements of this debate.

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Terrace

  • May 31, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

A focus on the history of the terrace in the English and international context and a comparison with the development of the terrace in Australia.

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Beach shack

  • May 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

The Australian beach shack represents the finest South Sea traditions of architecture without architects. The Australian beach shack that Bogle describes is a self-supporting collage of found objects and materials assembled with an innate system of reasoning; the first priority ...

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Mansion

  • May 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

Charles Pickett will look at the Australian desire to dwell in excess, tracing the history of the big house from the colony to contemporary Australia.

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Villa

  • May 10, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

Presented by Scott Carlin, Curator, Historic Houses Trust and Philip Goad, Professor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne Lecture series Join us for a special series of lectures exploring historical and contemporary perspectives in architecture, heritage, design and development. ...

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Planning Sydney Series

  • April 16, 2012 - April 20, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney 2000
  • Free, bookings essential

The series of talks, as part of the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival, celebrates the theme of Amazing Stories: Innovation & Invention, by considering Sydney itself as an invention and examining the innovative creation of this city. 16-20 April

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Apartment

  • May 3, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

As Australia’s most populous city, and arguably the one blessed with the greatest natural beauty, we have a responsibility to investigate more compact living environments.

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Sydney Open: lecture series - Bungalow

  • April 26, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40 | Member/conc $35 per lecture

This talk as part of the Sydney Open talks series, traces the development of the bungalow in NSW in the twentieth century. Architects attending can claim informal CPD points.

residential

Mosman House

John Burgess Architects

The Mosman residence is located in a suburban setting characterised by sloping & terraced sites offering the potential for dramatic views of the city. The site is bounded on 3 sides by heritage listed buildings, so an appropriate response to context was an important design influence.

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conferences

2012 National Architecture Conference - Experience

  • May 10, 2012 - May 12, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

In 2012, for the first time in more than twenty years, the conference is to be held in Brisbane, and the theme is: Experience.

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talks

Geometries of the gaze by Michael Tawa

  • April 17, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Free

This talk will speculate on: How does architecture offer itself to view? What does it show? How does it frame particular kinds of looking and to what ends?

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Revitalising Newcastle

  • April 3, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Many discussions, reports, studies and consultations to date have achieved very little in resolving a strategy that will be the catalyst for the revitalisation of Newcastle...

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Longueville House

John Burgess Architects

This residence by John Burgess Architects is located in a leafy suburban setting with the rear of the site fully exposed to the densely vegetated nature reserve. The site falls significantly to the rear of the block & the residence responds by stepping down the slope in a number of levels.

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courses

Revit Architecture Introduction

  • April 10, 2012 - April 12, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 255-259 Pacific Hwy, North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • $1000, excl. GST

The course is focused on providing students with plenty of hands-on experience on Autodesk Revit, learning the basic layout of the screen, tools and 3d model creation.

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continuing professional development

Nice Plan, Pity About the Place

  • May 8, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library
  • $450

This workshop will focus on the development of new places and the challenges involved in establishing self sustaining communities with a ‘sense of place’.

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Architecture on Show: Bennet and Trimble - Projects

  • May 26, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non-members

Sydney architecture duo Bennett and Trimble practice architecture and urbanism. This talk will present a range of their projects.

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Architecture on Show: Small Spaces / Big Ideas

  • April 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non-members

Living small has become a necessary and logical way of life. Sydney Architects Christopher Polly and Sam Crawford will each present a range of their practices’ projects that explore the possibilities of small spaces.

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Architects in Conversation at Art Atrium - Richard Goodwin & David Holm

  • April 1, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
  • Free

Join Goodwin & Holm as they discuss the inspiration behind their works & the different ways they utilize drawings & sketches at work & at play.

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NSW architecture awards presentation to jury days

  • March 30, 2012 - March 31, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

See first-hand the entries in the Australian Institute of Architect’s 2012 NSW Architecture Awards. Architects will present their entries in 5 minute intervals to the awards jury.

alterations & additions

North Avenue House, Leichhardt

Rolf Ockert Design

The site is located in a heritage conservation area that is fiercly protected by council. Being in one of the few streets in the Inner West that are still largely original in their streetscape any alteration or addition was bound to be somewhere between controversial & impossible.

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tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Sept. 16

  • Sept. 16, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW2 - Utzon

  • April 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 25, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • April 15, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Oct. 3

  • Oct. 3, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW3 - Harbourings

  • April 22, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • May 20, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • April 1, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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festivals

The Queensland Heritage Festival Gala Dinner

  • March 18, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 123 Eagle Street, Rugby Quay, Brisbane, QLD
  • $195

The National Trust of Queensland on ICOMOS Day the 18th April 2012 is hosting a Gala Dinner to celebrate the launch of the 2012 Heritage Festival. Ian Healy is the Master of Ceremonies and Prof Peter Coldrake AO (the Chair ...

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • March 18, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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SAW3 - Harbourings

  • March 17, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Architect as Artisan and World Citizen, by Steve Badanes

  • March 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Highlighting stories & images from 40 years of design/build with the Jersey Devil group, in collaboration with students in underserved communities.

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exhibitions

Trace: Christina Waterson

  • March 15, 2012 - May 12, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Pin-up Project Space, The Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood 3066
  • Free

'Trace' exhibition maps and connects the underlying conceptual ideas that thread through the practice of Brisbane-based architect and artist Christina Waterson. On now at Pin-up Project Space in Melbourne until May 12!

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UTS DAB Lab Exhibition: Collaboration Design and Country, by Jacqueline Gothe

  • March 8, 2012 - March 30, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

An opportunity to reflect on & share the process & the result of the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council Biodiversity Strategies Media Project.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Francois Roche

  • March 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

The blur between what machines are supposed to do, and the anthropomorphic psychology we intentionally project on to them, creates a spectrum of potentiality, both interpretative and productive.

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Nelson Street development

Nick Bell D&A

This development by Nick Bell D&A provides an example of how sensitive modernist development can make a positive contribution to a conservation area.

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Richard Johnson

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Deo Prasad

  • Sept. 19, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Weiss & Manfredi

  • Aug. 22, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Mr Greg Deas, Lend Lease

  • July 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - The Future of Industrial Design

  • June 20, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

by Oliver Kratzer, National President Design Institute of Australia; Mark Armstrong, Blue Sky Creative; Brandon Gien, Good Design Australia; Professor Dr Sam Bucolo, QUT.

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor James Weirick

  • May 23, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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Great women in conversation

  • March 27, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Institute members free | non members $10 | students $5

Four inspirational women with extraordinary careers come together in conversation at Tusculum. Don't miss this very special evening with four leaders in their field.

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Timber Triumphs

  • March 20, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Institute members free | non members $10 | Students $5

Architects Timothy Moon and Clinton Murray discuss recent award winning timber projects at Tusculum on March 20: Escarpment House and AIIM Processing and Devices Building.

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David Boyle, recent residential projects

  • March 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Instiute memebrs free | non members $10 | Students $5

David will present a selection of houses located on the Central Coast and Sydney during this talk at Tusculum. His residential projects have been widely published and awarded.

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Hiroshi Sambuichi

  • March 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre M17
, Chemical Sciences
 UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

On 21 March, Built Environment will be hosting the second lecture in its 2012 Utzon Lecture Series. The lecture is being given by award-winning Japanese architect Hiroshi Sambuichi of Sambuichi Architects (Hiroshima).

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - The Fifth Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

  • March 14, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Leighton Hall, Scientia. UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

How do we know when a city is truly sustainable? Is it even possible for cities in a global age to be so? How can professional practices retool to be sustainable urbanisms?

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exhibitions

Ashley Frost 'Urban Patinas' exhibition

  • April 24, 2012 - May 19, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Stella Downer Fine Art, 2 Danks St, Waterloo, NSW, 2017
  • Free

To ASHLEY FROST cities are curious and vibrant places, sites of modernity and the cradle of contemporary life. Fascinated by intersections, where the city's periphery converges with the inner suburbs and the moment where day ends and night begins, he ...

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tours

Small Bar Tour: Part 5 Redfern

  • March 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 107 Regent St Chippendale, NSW
  • Free

Following the great success of our last four small bar tours, join DARCH once again for an evening of drinks and design as we visit three of the newest and hippest small bars in Redfern.

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The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Theatre

  • May 22, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Australian Museum, 6 College Street, SYDNEY (Enter on William Street side)
  • Australian Museum Members $20, non-Members $30

Archaeologist Craig Barker introduces the role of theatrical performance in ancient Greek culture. Using the architectural remains of ancient theatres, he will examine the spaces used for performance...

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UTSpeaks: Shapeshifters - the new creatives

  • March 7, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Great Hall, level 5, UTS Tower

Can a holistic, trans-disciplinary approach to creativity improve our ability to solve problems, collaborate and share knowledge? How should we translate creative thinking into doing?

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Drawn by Design - The Art of Architecture

  • March 13, 2012 - April 7, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 181 Old South Head Road, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
  • FREE

Art Atrium will host the exhibition ‘Drawn by Design – The Art of Architecture’ focusing on drawings and sketches by Australian architects as part of the Art Month program in March 2012.

residential

Constable Residence

Suters Architects

The design of this residence in the Hunter Valley by Suters Architects, has effectively delivered a dual purpose building for private and invited public use, within an operating vineyard.

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courses

Russian Treasure House

  • April 12, 2012 - May 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 160 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042
  • $209.00

Since the 19th century, in every area of art – painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music – Russia was in the forefront, bringing to the world dramatically new concepts of beauty.

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Bede and His World Revisited: Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Britain

  • April 10, 2012 - May 29, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 160 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042
  • $264.00

The artistic achievement of the golden age of Northumbria in the areas of architecture, manuscript illumination, sculpture and music, will be examined in depth.

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University Preparation: Art History and Film Studies

  • Feb. 29, 2012 - Sept. 19, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 160 Missenden Road, Newtown NSW 2042
  • $900.00

Classical Antiquity through to the 21st Century. There is a strong focus on the interpretation of individual art works, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and architecture.

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Australia House – a survey of contemporary practice

  • Feb. 28, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The Australian Institute of Architects, Tusculum. 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • FREE

The competition brief was to provide a space in which Australian artists can work, live and display art. A selection of entrants will present their proposals this Tuesday @ Tusculum Talk.

festivals

Melbourne Open House 2012

  • July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
  • Melbourne Victoria
  • Free

Melbourne Open House (MOH) 2012 unlocks the city's significant buildings for the fine people of Melbourne (and her visitors) to explore. It's a rare opportunity to discover the often-hidden wealth of design, architecture, engineering and historic gems nestled around the ...

exhibitions

WOHA. Breathing Architecture. Exhibition

  • Dec. 2, 2011 - April 29, 2012
  • Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany

Share in WOHA's excitement as they exhibit their broad array of works at the acclaimed Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM)! Running from 2 December 2011 - 29 April 2012, their first monographic exhibition will feature concepts of open structures which embrace aspects ...

residential

Balonne River House

Fulton Trotter Architects

The Balonne River House is a five bedroom home situated on a long, narrow five acre block fronting the Balonne River, just off the main highway leading into St George. The clients have a long standing connection to Fulton Trotter, ...

conferences

Think Green Cities 2012

  • March 5, 2012 - March 7, 2012
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Free

The conference, will bring together the industry’s leading green thinkers, experts & manufacturers for three days of green building conversation, innovation and collaboration.

residential

Elsmore, Bronte

Joanna Lukaszewicz Architect

ELSMORE is one of the premier properties in the beachside suburb of Bronte. It comprises a two storey heritage listed residence and a separate cottage, sited in an elevated, corner position. The project by Joanna Lukaszewicz Architect, involved the addition of a third storey and an infinity edge swimming pool.

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Randwick Residence

CKDS Architecture

The project by CKDS Architecture has been designed as a modern addition that contrasts the existing semi-detached residence. The addition provides an interesting architectural presentation, whilst also creating fantastic light filled internal spaces that bring the external environment deep within the residence.

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ROUND III: Architectural Practice + Work/Life. Professional Practice Seminar Series

  • March 7, 2012
  • noon - 2 p.m.
  • Austral Showroom, 50 Carrington St Wynyard
  • FREE

Round III will focus on the mechanics of Maternity/Paternity leave and how to achieve an elegant return.

talks

Pop Sydney Sussex Lane

  • March 5, 2012 - March 6, 2012
  • Sussex Lane, Sydney, NSW
  • FREE!

The City of Sydney is creating a smarter, more sustainable Sydney, and they want to share their plans with you. For two days only Sussex Lane will be transformed into a great, green oasis in the heart of Sydney.

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fastBREAK: U-Turn

  • Feb. 24, 2012
  • 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Transport Gallery, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • $10

An insight into five individuals who have transformed their careers and henceforth their lives, over breakfast at the Powerhouse Museum. Speakers include Robert Beson, the director of AR-MA.

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The Middle of East. Old + New

  • Feb. 21, 2012 - March 30, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10, Student Non Member $5, Institute Member Free

An exhibition of over 50 photographs by Marc Stringa in the atrium at Tusculum, presenting a glimpse into the extraordinary changes occurring in the Middle East region.

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A Return to the Trees, Strings Attached

  • May 17, 2012 - May 19, 2012
  • 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 245 Wilson St Eveleigh (cnr. Codrington St)
  • Adult: $30, Concession: $20

Carriageworks presents: A Return to the Trees, Strings AttachedA highly stylised, apocalyptic vision of the future of the city from Sydney based emerging physical theatre company, Strings Attached. A Return to the Trees leaps from a scaffold of dance tradition ...

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CPD Talks Series - Managing Stress and Pressure for Peak Performance

  • April 10, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 2 Crewe Place at the corner of Rothschild ave in Rosebery NSW
  • Public: $40, AAA Member: $35

This workshop is based on original field research within the industry which identified 9 themes that are vital in creating effective teams. Learning Outcomes: There's a massive difference between merely coping with, and managing stress. This workshop aims to help ...

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CPD Talks Series - Green Roofs & Green Walls in Australia

  • Feb. 22, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South, Corner Crewe Pla and Rothschild Avenue, Rosebery.
  • Public: $40, AAA Member: $35

This presentation will focus on the benefits of installing and maintaining a successful Green Roof or Green Wall specific to the Australian conditions. Learning Outcomes: Why install a Green Roof or Green Wall. Outline of the benefits of installing a ...

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CPD Talks Series - Unleash the Power of LinkedIn

  • Feb. 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney Design School, Level 1, 51A Hume Street, Crows Nest. Street parking available or park in Hume Street Car Park.
  • Public: $40, AAA Member: $35

Signing up to LinkedIn and making connections is one thing, using your LinkedIn profile to increase exposure and actively grow your business is something else altogether. Learning Outcomes: Apply tips to optimise your LinkedIn Personal Profile Apply tips to optimise ...

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City Conversations 2012: Headland Park - Barangaroo in conversation with Peter Walker

  • Feb. 21, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall (Entry via Druitt Street), 483 George Street Sydney 2000
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

Peter Walker, internationally renowned landscape architect, will talk about the designs for Barangaroo’s Headland Park.

teaching and learning

Building Connections

Building Connections is a multi layered resource aimed at supporting the teaching of architecture units as part of the Visual Arts Syllabus Stage 6.

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designEX 2012

  • May 14, 2012 - May 16, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • Free to trade if they pre-register. $25 at door

Australia’s leading design and architecture event, designEX presents the best in contemporary and classic designs, surface finishes for interiors and exteriors and the latest architectural products.

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AIA Internatio​nal Speaker Series - Alberto Campo Baeza, Perth

  • March 8, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Octagon Theatre, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley WA 6009
  • Varies

One of the world’s most prominent architects, Madrid-based Alberto Campo Baeza, will visit Australia as a guest of the AIA International Speaker Series.

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AIA Internatio​nal Speaker Series - Alberto Campo Baeza, Melbourne

  • March 7, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Spot Basement Theatre, University of Melbourne, 198 Berkeley Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Varies

One of the world’s most prominent architects, Madrid-based Alberto Campo Baeza, will visit Australia as a guest of the AIA International Speaker Series.

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AIA Internatio​nal Speaker Series - Alberto Campo Baeza, Sydney

  • March 6, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Footbridge Theatre, University of Sydney, Level 4 Holme Building, Science Road, University of Sydney NSW 2006
  • Varies

One of the world’s most prominent architects, Madrid-based Alberto Campo Baeza, will visit Australia as a guest of the AIA International Speaker Series.

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Eco-Challenge Home - Free Community Workshop

  • Feb. 25, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • Free

A free community workshop to learn valuable tricks on how to turn your home into an energy efficient, eco-friendly and healthy environment.

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exhibitions

Jon Tarry: Arrival and Departure

  • Feb. 16, 2012 - March 17, 2012
  • noon - 6 p.m.
  • Pin-up Project Space, The Compound Interest, 15-25 Keele St, Collingwood 3066
  • Free

Exhibition previews by appointment from 9 February Opening night Thursday 16 February, 6 - 9 pm, all welcome A selection of the artworks are available for purchase (POA) On arrival in Melbourne and encountering the emptiness of the waiting gallery ...

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Emergency Shelter Exhibition Brisbane

  • July 17, 2012 - July 20, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • King George Square Brisbane QLD
  • Free! (donations are welcome)

Australian and International architects have taken action, creating an exhibition highlighting the need for emergency shelters in disaster zones and bringing awareness to the public about the role of the design and construction industry in the aftermath of natural disasters. ...

research

Suburban Adaptation

Trina Day investigates an alternative strategy to accommodating increased population.

exhibitions

The Mad Square: Modernity in German art, 1910–37

  • Nov. 25, 2011 - March 4, 2012
  • National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Adults: $18 / Concession: $12 / NGV-members: $9

This major international travelling exhibition of the Art Gallery of New South Wales presents three decades of German modernism, leading up to and following the turbulent Weimar Republic. From 25th Nov 2011 to 4 Mar 2012 it also stops over ...

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Neues Bauen International 1927/2002

  • Feb. 3, 2012 - March 2, 2012
  • Australian Academy of Design, 220 Ingles Street, Port Melbourne VIC 3207
  • Free entry

Bauhaus and Beyond: The move towards architectural modernism started in the 1920s in Germany. It was a protest against the imitation of historical styles that had predominated until the end of World War I. The new architectural forms were to ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Architecture Foundation Exchange, Summary and Consideration of a Local Architecture Foundation

In 2011, an exchange programme took place between a group of emerging British & Australian practices, conducted by the Architecture Foundation, London.

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Table of Knowledge

  • March 13, 2012 - Feb. 24, 2012
  • 8 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
  • 245 Wilson St Eveleigh (cnr. Codrington St)
  • Adult $45, Conc. $30, Student Rush $20

In February 2008, the independent Commission Against Corruption began investigating allegations of corruption involving local developers and former staff of Wollongong Council. Exposing sexual obsessions, envelopes full of cash, and a secret cabal of powerful men that met regularly around ...

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Drawing Paris

  • Feb. 7, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Alliance Francaise, L13, 257 Clarence St. Sydney
  • Free

"drawing paris: the visions of paris...and their resonance to a haping of sydney" David Holm, ArchitectCox Richardson

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Regi(fru)stration Seminar 2012

  • Feb. 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Free for members of the Institute, $10 for non-members

A seminar where you can hear from those who run the registration process and those who have been through it.

competitions and awards

Dulux Colour Awards 2012

  • Jan. 31, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2012
  • Online
  • Free

Entries close on 10 February! If you have not yet entered, this is your chance to be recognised for your inspiring use of colour in design.

competitions and awards

Dulux Colour Awards 2012

  • Jan. 31, 2012 - Feb. 10, 2012
  • Online
  • Free

Entries close on 10 February! If you have not yet entered, this is your chance to be recognised for your inspiring use of colour in design.

exhibitions

Venice Architecture Biennale 2012

  • Aug. 29, 2012 - Nov. 25, 2012
  • Giardini and Arsenale, Venice, Italy

13th International Architecture Exhibition. Common Ground The Biennale will be held in Venice, at the institutional venues of Giardini and Arsenale, from August 29th to November 25th, 2012 (with preview dates on August 27th-28th). The title chosen by the International ...

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The ARCHIZINES World Tour

  • Jan. 27, 2012 - Feb. 23, 2012
  • SpazioFMG, Via Bergognone 27, Milan, Italy

Following the critcally-acclaimed launch in London, the ARCHIZINES exhibition opens on January 27, at Milan's SpazioFMGperl'Architettura. The touring exhibition, initiated in collaboration with the Architectural Association School of Architecture celebrates the best new architecture fanzines, magazines and journals from around ...

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continuing professional development

Murcutt Masterclass Stormtech Scholarship

  • July 8, 2012 - July 22, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Boyd Education Centre, 170 Riversdale Road, Tapitallee, NSW
  • 50% of $6,600

Only FOUR PLACES LEFT on the Twelfth Glenn Murcutt International Master Class 08 - 22 July 2012 Australia. Hurry hurry!

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continuing professional development

Rick Joy Master Class Blue Mountains

  • March 10, 2012 - March 16, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 336 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW 2785
  • $3,300 inc GST

Arizona architect Rick Joy will join Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston for a one-week residential Architecture Master Class at Jemby Rinjah Lodge at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.

competitions and awards

Houses Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - July 27, 2012
  • Online

The entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today. Entry submissions accepted from 16 January 2012 until 30 March 2012.

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Australian Interior Design Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - April 27, 2012
  • Online

Any Australian-based design professional may enter, including interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, architects and all other design professionals. Entry submissions will be accepted until 14 February 2012.

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Houses Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - July 27, 2012
  • Level 6, 163 Eastern Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

The entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today. Entry submissions accepted from 16 January 2012 until 30 March 2012.

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festivals

Join us for the Melbourne Open House Bowls & BBQ Fundraiser

  • Feb. 5, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • Dudley St West Melbourne Victoria 3003
  • Entry is $20 per person and $50 for families (2 Adults & 2 Kids), includes BBQ, bowls

MOH is a not-for-profit organisation and your support will contribute to its growth and sustainability.

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DECORATION + DESIGN

  • Feb. 1, 2012 - Feb. 3, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Exhibition Centre
  • Free

This Fair gives interior designers, decorators, architects, furniture and furnishing buying groups and retailers the opportunity to learn the latest industry developments and network with their peers.

competitions and awards

Australian Interior Design Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - April 27, 2012
  • Level 6, 163 Eastern Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Any Australian-based design professional may enter, including interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, architects and all other design professionals. Entry submissions will be accepted until 14 February 2012.

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conferences

BPB 2012 Consultation Sessions

  • Feb. 13, 2012 - March 9, 2012
  • 10 a.m.
  • Varies

A busy month of consultation on the future scope of the certification system from 13 February to 9 March in 12 locations across NSW.

competitions and awards

WAN AWARDS 21

  • Jan. 1, 2012 - Feb. 29, 2012
  • www.worldarchitecturenews.com
  • The entrance fee is £50 GBP

About the awards The WAN AWARDS 21 for 21 category is a major international competition now in its second year, an initiative aiming to highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st Century. Outstanding, ...

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AA INFLOATABLES Summer school - Open for Registration

  • Feb. 6, 2012 - Feb. 17, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007

Using Sydney as our testbed, we will develop floatable prototypes and experiment with their potential use in different scenarios. Registration closes end of January.

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talks

Architecture on Show: Living for the Future

  • March 31, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non members

Join Caroline Pidcock, of Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability, as she explores what we should be doing as architects and citizens to make the most of a low carbon future.

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Architecture on Show: Young Innovative Practices

  • Feb. 25, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non-members

This talk will feature young practitioners taking a different route into the world of architecture, finding interesting possibilities, technological advantages and forming innovative practices in the process.

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Sydney Festival exhibition - Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion - films and public talks

  • Jan. 14, 2012 - Jan. 28, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Public talks and rare films about modernist art and architecture to celebrate the exhibition Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion.

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Ma: Space between here and there

  • Jan. 20, 2012 - Feb. 16, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
  • Free

In this exhibition, Yuria Okamura, explores the relationship between interior and exterior spaces, the ideas of perception and illusion, and the physical and abstract world.

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Sydney Festival exhibition - Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion

  • Jan. 7, 2012 - March 31, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • The University of Sydney, NSW 2006

Art face-to-face with architecture, celebrating the University of Sydney’s significant – though often overlooked – modernist architecture.

residential

Alexandria Residence

DAVIS ARCHITECTS

The brief called upon the need to expand and transform a single storey run down cottage whilst maintaining the character of the existing streetscape and urban frame work.

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb. 19

  • Feb. 19, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 22

  • Jan. 22, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 8

  • Jan. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 5

  • Feb. 5, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 15

  • Jan. 15, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 16

  • Feb. 16, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 1

  • Feb. 1, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 18

  • Jan. 18, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 11

  • Jan. 11, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW..

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 21

  • Dec. 21, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 8

  • Feb. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon - Dec 18

  • Dec. 18, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

podcasts

The art of city making - how imagination and creativity play their part

Hear the views of Charles Landry, Urbanist; Dr James Bradfield Moody, Executive Director, Development -CSIRO; Jess Scully, Director - Creative Sydney; Emile Sherman, Producer - See-Saw Films; Roderick Simpson, Associate ...

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Mobilising communities & citizens - Dynamic action in a world of social change

Hear the views of Clover Moore MP; Brett Solomon, Executive Director of Access Now; Anna Rose, Co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition; Darryl Nichols, Executive Director of ...

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Sydney: creative, vibrant, sustainable Fostering a green cultural precinct at Walsh Bay

Hear the views of Clover Moore MP; Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton; Craig Allchin, Director, Six Degrees Architects; Lisa Havilah, CEO, CarriageWorks; and Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company ...

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From Chicago to Canberra: the origins of architectural modernism

The modernist style of the American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin is known to many Australians because of their work in Canberra David Theodore Van Zanten believes ...

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Architectural photographer John Gollings in conversation

John Gollings has won a reputation as one of Australia's pre-eminent architectural photographers since he took his first photograph at age 11. Few people have studied our built environment, the ...

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An extended conversation with Glenn Murcutt

In 2002, Glen Murcutt won the very significant Pritzker Prize for architecture, the first and still the last Australian to do so. This is what the jury said about him: ...

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NSW Planning Laws undergoing major changes: Tim Moore

Tim Moore is the Co-Chair of Urban Planning NSW, currently working on major changes to the NSW Planning Laws. This is the first radical change since the laws were enacted. ...

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Rachel Neeson, AIA 2011 Robin Boyd winner, shows By Design the winning house

Architect Rachel Neeson takes By Design's Janne Ryan on a tour of the four-level family house in Castlecrag on Sydney Harbour that won her firm the Australian Institute of Architect's ...

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Conversation: Philip Cox on future of Australian cities

Philip Cox talks to By Design about the shifting dreams we have when it comes to architecture, and about his vision for Australian cities. A fascinating reflection by one of ...

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Australian architecture: an encyclopedic look

Behind the images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to the natural ...

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Women in architecture

Only about a quarter of the registered architects in Australia are women. The number of women practising architecture is much smaller than the number who qualify. Then the numbers drop ...

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Architectural Competitions

If you want a big new public building, how do you find someone to build it? One way is to hold a competition: invite architects from all over the country, ...

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Woolsheds

Woolsheds represent one of the most iconic forms of Australian vernacular architecture. In our conversation corner today we meet photographer Andrew Chapman, a man who has roamed Australia in search ...

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Building the New Deal

First there was the Depression, then there was Franklin Roosevelt's answer to it: the New Deal. Many of those who worked for the New Deal believed that they were building ...

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Jan Gehl on planning for a burgeoning population

As the world population clock ticks over to 7 billion, we all face concerns about how we will eat and live together. Urban consultant Jan Gehl is particularly interested in ...

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Iconic Aussie houses from the 70s 80s and 90s.

A collaboration between an architect and a client to create a perfectly tailored home that speaks of the owner is a luxury not many Australians have experienced. The stories of ...

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Conversation with Julia Peyton-Jones, Serpentine Gallery

London's Serpentine Gallery puts experimental architecture on display each year through its Serpentine Pavilion project, a temporary structure that showcases the ideas of some of our most challenging and interesting ...

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Living small

Australian houses are the largest in the world -- the average new dwelling is 253 square metres, with most new houses well over 400 square metres. We did a quick ...

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$1,000 House project

And small houses is the topic of the day, it seems, because our next guest Tony Ciochetti has initiated a very challenging project to build houses for $1,000. In Australia ...

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Streetworks: Reimagining underutilised urban spaces

In Trends this week we look at how cities around the world are moving toward installing little interventions that reclaim underutilised spaces, transforming them into places that invite public participation ...

podcasts

Conversation: Density happening in the suburbs

The discussion about density in cities is moving to the suburbs. In Melbourne research done at Monash University shows suburbs becoming smarter, denser and showing the way forward. A new ...

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Making NYC denser and greener

Jeffrey Shumaker has a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of New York City. The plans there are to increase the population of New York by one million, but ...

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Why media is essential for urban growth. Bart Lootsma on cities.

Bart Lootsma is a historian, critic and curator of architecture, design and the fine arts. We have invited him to talk about urbanism and to get an insight into his ...

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What we want in a home

The housing priorities of Australians are changing, with more people valuing aspects of where they live than a big garden or a large block. A study from the Grattan Institute ...

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Garden Cities

English Garden Cities is a new book about a phenomenon that extends far beyond the shores of England. Sunshine, which is now a suburb of Melbourne, was designed in the ...

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Animal architecture

Throughout the centuries there have been castles and monuments, great and small, for animals as diverse as goats and guinea pigs, deer and dogs, cows and bees, pigs and horses, ...

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Conversation: Clover Moore on cities

Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore gives us an insight into the future of cities in Australia and, in particular, how Sydney is shaping up. What are the challenges and how ...

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festivals

UTS Discover Architecture Summer School

  • Jan. 9, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
  • $599 includes GST and Material Costs

Come and experience the unique studio culture of UTS's School of Architecture and, with the help of UTS staff and students, learn how to see the city through the eyes of an architect.

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talks

Emergency Architects Australia Talk for Darch Members

  • Dec. 9, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • HASSELL, L2, 88 Cumberland Street Sydney
  • Free, RSVP necessary by Dec 5

Listen to EAA derector Richard Briggs discuss the details of how to deliver landmark architecture in one of the remotest parts of the world.

websites

Forecasting demand for architecture

ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies.

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exhibitions

Resucitate - University of Newcastle Exhibition

  • Dec. 2, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • Paddington Town Hall, cnr Oxford and Oatley Road Paddington
  • Free

This years exhibition is titled "Resuscitate", as many projects address urban renewal through the innovative reuse of derelict buildings and neglected sites.

tours

Emergency Architects Australia Solomon Islands Trip

  • Jan. 8, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2012
  • Solomon Islands
  • $3500 ex Brisbane

An opportunity to travel to The Solomon Islands to participate in the delivery of village latrines over a 2 week period.

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competitions and awards

The Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship

  • Nov. 23, 2011 - Jan. 27, 2012
  • 3:53 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Level 15, 20 Bond Street, Sydney NSW 2000

A program which awards funding to talented Australians so they can explore and develop their artistic gifts either abroad and/or interstate. Scholarships are each worth $20,000!!

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conferences

Strawbale Design

  • March 17, 2012 - March 18, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Southern Highlands NSW Australia
  • Full/Student

Design & build with strawbales, weekend residential workshop, 11 formal hours for registered architects as a CPD activity.

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talks

Home Automation

  • Dec. 13, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney Design School, Level 1, 51A Hume Street, Crows Nest.
  • Non-members $40, AAA Members $30

Home Automation made easy. Learning Outcomes: Scope and specifications for audio visual and automation Energy management the modern home Future proof for your project Presenter: Slade Hedderman Presentation Duration: 1 Hour (1 Formal CPD Point) Parking Details: Street parking available ...

podcasts

2011 Utzon Lecture Series: "Islamic Architecture"

Islamic Architecture and Decoration March 2011 Professor Peter Mould is a graduate of the University of New South Wales. He is a practising architect and worked in the private sector ...

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2011 Utzon Lecture - Glenn Murcutt Interview

Tune in to hear / watch Alan Saunders, ABC Radio interview Professor Glenn Murcutt AO, Professor UNSW Built Environment about his life and work. Intoduction by Professor Alec Tzannes, Dean ...

continuing professional development

eClassroom.com.au - Online Continuing Education

The first service in Australia and New Zealand dedicated to providing online learning and distance education to architects, landscape architects, designers and planners.

continuing professional development

The Architecture of Zero Net Emissions Housing CP1110

  • Nov. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2012
  • Sydney
  • EARLYBIRD SPECIAL $49.95 - Save $10: Ends 30 Nov

Caroline Pidcock, director of Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability, explains what is involved in achieving ‘net zero emissions housing.’

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Codes SEPP - NSW Housing Code AW1112

  • Nov. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2012
  • Sydney
  • EARLYBIRD SPECIAL $74.95 - Save $15: Ends Dec 15

An overview of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) inclusive of the changes brought in February 2011.

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competitions and awards

EmAGN* Sydney Photographic Competition

  • Dec. 10, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • FraserStudios Studio 10, 10-14 Kensington Street, Chippendale NSW 2008
  • FREE for RAIA member, $10 for non-members

Emerging architects see the city a bit differently... This is your opportunity to go out, photograph what you see, and present your images and thoughts over some drinks - all in one day.

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talks

Architecture, Photography, Landscape, Image

  • Dec. 1, 2011
  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Barbican Gallery, London

As part of the exhibition OMA / Progress, Elias Redstone hosts a conversation with Dutch photographer Bas Princen about how architecture is communicated. Princen is known for capturing contemporary transformations of the urban landscape, using photography to research, document and ...

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talks

Friday Late at the Victoria & Albert Museum:

  • Nov. 25, 2011
  • 8 p.m.
  • Victoria & Albert Museum, London

To mark the transfer of the ARCHIZINES collection of international architecture fanzines, magazines and journals to the National Art Library at the V&A, Elias Redstone will host a conversation about the role independent publishing plays in celebrating overlooked and underappreciated ...

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walks

Sydney Architecture Walks – SAW 1 - The City, Sydney - Dec 14

  • Dec. 14, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult: $35; Children: $25; Senior: $25

Join us as we seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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walks

Sydney Architecture Walks – SAW 1 - The City, Sydney - Nov 30

  • Nov. 30, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Meet at the Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult: $35; Children: $25; Senior: $25

Joyfully trespassing across disciplines and genres as we seek out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes, "The City, Sydney" conjures a heady urban narrative revealing the historic, political and topographic forces lapping at Sydney like ...

exhibitions

Curating Cities: Exhibition

  • Nov. 17, 2011 - Dec. 18, 2011
  • Ground floor, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Free

The exhibition launches a 5-year research project, founded in the idea of deploying art and design to curate (literally ‘care for’) the city. It focuses on the use of creative strategies to meet the challenges of creating eco-sustainable urban environments.

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talks

Short Black Talk - Coca-Cola Place (Formerly the ARK)

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 40 Mount Street, North Sydney
  • $40 (Members) $50 (Non-Members)

Paul Reidy, Principal with Rice Daubney gives a talk on Coca-Cola Place. Architecturally sophisticated, it is representing ‘World Leadership' in sustainable design.

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walks

AAA Twilight Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Dec. 7, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the harbour city in beautiful twilight during daylight saving months. We examine many of the buildings in the Central Business District and trace the development of modernism and the high rise tower. From Harry Seidler's ...

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walks

AAA Twilight Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Nov. 30, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the harbour city in beautiful twilight during daylight saving months. We examine many of the buildings in the Central Business District and trace the development of modernism and the high rise tower. From Harry Seidler's ...

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walks

AAA Twilight Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the harbour city in beautiful twilight during daylight saving months. We examine many of the buildings in the Central Business District and trace the development of modernism and the high rise tower. From Harry Seidler's ...

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exhibitions

UNSW Architectural Computing Grad Exhibition

  • Nov. 17, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • TAP Gallery, 279 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
  • Free

UNSW Faculty of Built Environment Graduate Exhibitions are a chance for final year students to showcase their works to industry, peers, family and friends.UNSW BE Graduate Exhibitions are a chance for final year students to showcase their works to industry, ...

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exhibitions

INDEX 2011

  • Dec. 2, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 50 Kensington St, Chippendale 2008
  • FREE

INDEX 2011 is the University of Technology's School of Architecture curated End of Year Exhibition. It is a review of the year's critical thinking and speculation on architecture and the City.

competitions and awards

The Qantas Spirit of Youth Awards 365 - Architecture and Interior Design

  • Nov. 8, 2011 - Sept. 7, 2012
  • http://www.soya.com.au/

SOYA 365 offers architects and Interior Designers aged 18 - 30 the chance to leap to the next level.

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2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture: Antimonuments and Subsculptures

  • Dec. 5, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Studio, Sydney Opera House
  • $15/$10 MCA Members & Concessions

Hear Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer speak about his recent interactive installations in public spaces.

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Smart Green Apartments: Free City of Sydney Forum @ the Powerhouse Museum

  • Nov. 26, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Free

Hear how others have influenced and driven change in their buildings to achieve sustainable outcomes.

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Green Roofs Australasia

Website info on Green Roofs in Australia and the upcoming Sydney conference and about the key speakers who specialise in green roof achitecture, design and sustainability.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: As yet untitled, Adrian Lahoud

  • Nov. 11, 2011
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

This, his final lecture will propose an idea of architecture and architectural education as political practice.

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conferences

Green Roofs Australasia - 5th National Conference

  • Nov. 9, 2011 - Nov. 12, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Australian National Maritime Museum. 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
  • $200 - $600

Planting on roofs and walls is one of the most innovative, sustainable and rapidly developing disciplines in architecture, landscape design, urban environmental planning, ecology and horticulture.

exhibitions

Public Exhibition Sydney Interim Waste Strategy

  • Nov. 3, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2011
  • Town Hall House, City of Sydney
  • Free

Automated Waste if adopted will over time "re-wire" the City's buildings to vacuum collect waste and recycling, eliminating banks of garbage bins and changing vehicle collection.

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conferences

Curating Cities: Sydney to Copenhagen Conference

  • Nov. 22, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Barnet Long Room, Level 1, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • $69.00

The conference will address the demands on the cultural sector in the face of climate change; namely the need to develop sustainable cities and raise questions about the role of public art in urban ecology.

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City Conversations: How the Carbon Price affects you

  • Nov. 9, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney (Entry via Druitt Street)
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

We’ve invited small and big business leaders, policy makers and the experts to explain how a price on carbon works and how it affects you.

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exhibitions

Broached Colonial Commissions

  • Nov. 11, 2011 - Nov. 20, 2011
  • noon - 6 p.m.
  • The Former Paramount Pictures Building, 80 Commonwealth St., Surry Hills

Broached Commissions initiates bespoke made and limited edition design collections, each collection based on a different event in Australian history. By fusing the depth of history with cutting-edge design, the company creates new work that embodies a story of Australian ...

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PICNIC in the PARK for members and their families

  • Nov. 6, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m.
  • Marshmallow Park, Glen Osmond Road, Adelaide
  • Free BYO

Join us to celebrate the finale of Architecture Week and how great we are with an informal Picnic In The Park. A chance to share an afternoon with friends, families and colleagues. Pack yourself a picnic and a bottle of ...

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tours

Great Music in Great Spaces

  • Nov. 4, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Adelaide
  • FULLY BOOKED

The Australian Institute of Architects - SA Chapter is collaborating with Soundstream in a series highlighting the parallel creative processes of architecture and music. See and hear Adelaide's architecture from a new perspective, as we visit buildings within the Adelaide ...

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talks

Shaping Adelaide, Then and Now - Architecture Week

  • Nov. 3, 2011
  • 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • North Terrace, Adelaide
  • FULLY BOOKED

An opportunity to share an evening of reflecting on the achievements of our Distinguished Members along with sharing plans and inspirations for the future of South Australia.

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Women In Profile Breakfast - Architecture Week

  • Nov. 1, 2011
  • 7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • 100 Flinders Street, Adelaide
  • Members - $12.50, A+ Members - $10.00, SONA - $7.50, Non Members - $20.00

Join Dimitty Andersen - Dimitty Andersen Architects and Rachel Hurst - Senior Lecturer, Uni SA to share snapshots of some of their projects and defining career moments as female Architects. Katie Lawson - Walter Brooke will also provide a presentation ...

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Byron Bay Community Primary School

Space Studio Pty Ltd

The administration office - nicknamed the tree house - is raised on pilotti to create a covered outdoor learning space below, thus retaining playground space whilst creating a new outdoor facility and visually placing the school director in the heart of the school.

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talks

John Choi: On Architecture

  • Nov. 26, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members; $10 for non-members; Bookings Essential

John Choi, director of Sydney based practice Choi Ropiha Fighera will present a lesson on architecture in what will be the last Architecture On Show talk for 2011. Don't miss it!

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The Art of City Making, How immagination and creativity play their part

  • Nov. 2, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

Charles Laundry has inspired people to change the way they think about cities around the world. He's a passionate defender of the role immagination and creativity plays in the development of cities and in invigorating local economies. He'll be joined ...

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talks

Day Lecture: The Circus in Sydney

  • Dec. 7, 2011
  • 1 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $7.00 members, $9.00 non-members

A regular circus venue was not available until October 1850 when the Royal Australian Equestrian Circus was opened in York Street. With the discovery of gold, the early circus troupes followed the people onto the diggings. The visits of large ...

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Evening Lecture: Getting to the other side: crossings of the Parramatta River & Toongabbie Creek

  • Nov. 29, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $8.00 Includes light refreshments on arrival.

The Parramatta River is a navigable arm of Port Jackson as far inland as the city of Parramatta. Because of the relative fertility of the arable land along its banks and further up where it was called Toongabbie Creek, both ...

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talks

Modernism in the bush, the inter-war heritage of a country town

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $29, Afternoon tea supplied

WEA/RAHS Lecture Series: Afternoon session Join historian Ian Willis on a journey to discover how a small country town on the Cumberland Plain coped with the challenges prompted by the motor car, air travel, the telephone, electricity, movies, the wireless ...

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Transformation in the city, Sydney’s 19th century suburban expansion

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $29, Morning tea supplied

WEA/RAHS Lecture Series: Morning session Lesley Muir will take you from the 1870s, when Sydney's colonial past was still very much in evidence, through the transformation of the 1880s, when a speculative real estate boom changed the city's appearance forever. ...

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Day Lecture: An Illustrated History of Sydney Harbour

  • Nov. 2, 2011
  • 1 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $7.00 members, $9.00 non-members

Sydney Harbour was the source of spiritual and physical sustenance to the clans who lived around the waterway for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans. The Gadigal and others were displaced by another 'saltwater' people - the British ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

BHTS List of Themes and Projects

Download the list of themes and projects researched by the BHTS recipients over the years.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Byera Hadley Biography

Download the Biography of Byera Hadley.

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talks

Architecture On Show at Mosman Library with Paul Berkemeier

  • Oct. 31, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Mosman Library, 605 Library Walk, Military Road, Mosman
  • Free, no bookings

Paul Berkemeier is the national councillor, honorary treasurer & chair of the NSW education committee for the Australian Institute of Architects. Paul has written numerous feature articles and critiques of buildings and urban projects for Architecture Australia, Architecture Review, The ...

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exhibitions

Architecture On Show: ARTICHOKE: The Making of a Design Magazine

  • Oct. 31, 2011 - Nov. 15, 2011
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Celebrating the evolution of Artichoke, this exhibition charts the magazine's 12 year history.

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Bike Tank #8: Design-Eat-Think for your City

  • Oct. 30, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • UTS Architecture Warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
  • Free, booking required

Cycle into Sydney's favourite think-and-design event where we are prototyping solutions for making cities more human. For this special instalment of BikeTank we will build Density-Vitality Models for Sydney's favourite suburbs. Be prepared to get your hands dirty [making stuff] ...

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ArchiCareers day October 29 at Tusculum & book bazaar

  • Oct. 29, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

This is a day long event held at Tusculum for both tertiary students and secondary students from years 10,11 and 12. Register your interest via email to Dominique Kelaher here. Please specify if you are a University or High School ...

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where to next > careers seminar

  • Nov. 2, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • level 4, 54 foveaux street, surry hills
  • FREE

This seminar is aimed for that next step in your architectural career.

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exhibitions

After Images: Imprints of Japan by Australian Architects Auction

  • Oct. 28, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Boutwell Draper Gallery, 82-84 George Street, Redfern
  • Free, no bookings

After Images is an exhibition and auction of sketches to support Japan's recovery from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in March. It includes works by Richard Leplastrier, John Wardle, Sean Godsell, Tadao Ando, Philip Cox, Alex Popov, Tom Heneghan, Peter ...

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Architecture In Storage

  • Oct. 28, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Powerhouse Discovery Centre: Collection Stores at Castle Hill, Powerhouse Discovery Centre: Collection Stores at Castle Hill, Castle Hill
  • Ticketed, booking required

Come behind-the-scenes to view highlights of the Powerhouse Museum's extensive, world-class collection of models stored at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre, Castle Hill.

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Ann Lewis Contemporary Art Address - Julia Peyton-Jones

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Studio, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required, Adults $15; Concessions $10

Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of London's Serpentine Gallery, gives the MCA's annual contemporary art address entitled The Next Renaissance? in honour of the late Ann Lewis AO. Julia Peyton-Jones studied painting at the Royal College of Art, London, and worked as ...

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Architecture On Show at Penrith Library with James Stockwell

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penrith Library
  • Free, booking required

AOS - Penrith Oct 27 - Award winning young architect, James Stockwell will speak on 'Combewood to Kinetic' - An evolution of climatic architecture. Unique architecture derived from a closer look at geology and climate.Combewood is an historic building in ...

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Architecture On Show at Marrickville Library with Shaun Carter

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Marrickville Town Hall Cnr Marrickville and Petersham Roads, Marrickville
  • Free, no bookings

Architecture on Show will feature around Sydney with many local councils and libraries. Shaun Carter from Carterwilliamson Architects will be speaking for Architecture on Show. Visit the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival website for more events.

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Architecture On Show at Woollahra: Celebrating Heritage Architecture

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Woollahra Council Chambers, Mansfield Room. 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.
  • Free, booking required

In association with the Sydney Architecture Festival, Woollahra Council invites residents to join Australia's leading architects as they share their design secrets and take you inside some of the most stunning heritage properties in Sydney's east. The evening will be ...

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Max Dupain - Conversations

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

'In Conversation' will explore the professional relationship and the friendship that developed between Harry Seidler and Max Dupain; how the two bounced ideas off each other on how to take good architectural photographs by taking advntage of light, angles and ...

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The Architectural Advocacy Challenge for Design & Density

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • UTS Architecture Warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
  • Free, no bookings

Why are so few modern heritage places included on the World Heritage List? What is listed internationally? What isn’t?

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Architecture On Show at the Bowen Library Maroubra with Rachel Neeson

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Randwick - Bowen Library Maroubra
  • Free, no bookings

The Castlecrag House is a major alterations and additions project. The clients had a long association with the site as the existing house was built by 'Grandfather'. Particular components of the existing house were retained partly for their capacity to ...

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Laneways, Small Bars and the Ingredients of Success in the Fine Grain of Cities

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free, no bookings

Craig Allchin, Director Six Degrees and Adjunct Professor of Architecture, UTS will discuss this topic as part of the Powerhouse Museum's Sydney Architecture Festival Talks Program. Craig Allchin is an architect and urban planner. During the 1990s he worked on ...

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Architecture On Show at Kogarah Town Square Library with Anthony Nolan

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Kogarah Town Square Library
  • Free, no bookings

Our house is a fairly unremarkable freestanding double brick house with tile roof on a modestly sized relatively flat site, located within Marrickville in Sydney. When we purchased it we did all of the usual things, such as ripping up ...

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Australian Architecture Association Bar Tour

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Australian Architecture Association Tours, meet Entrance Customs House
  • $20 Ticketed, booking required

Especially for the Sydney Architecture Festival, the Australian Architecture Association is offering their very popular Bar Tour. Take a walk through some of Sydney's best bar interiors including Cafe Sydney, Wine Odyssey, Establishment and the Ivy with our President, Kate ...

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Sustaining Remembrance - Sydney's Anzac Memorial Building in the 20th & 21st Centuries

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • The Royal Australian Historical Society, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Speaker Darren Mitchell will look at the importance of Sydney's Anzac Memorial Building in the 20th and 21st Centuries. Introduction: Professor Richard Waterhouse. Visit the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival website for more events.

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Architecture on Show - Parramatta City Library with Nick Simitzis and Nicolas Tedesco

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Parramatta City Library
  • Free, no bookings

NICK SIMITZIS is a graduate from the University of Newcastle and has over 30 years' experience in architecture and the construction industry. He has worked overseas throughout Asia, the South Pacific and Zimbabwe, as Architect and Project Coordinator for an ...

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Future Framing; Developing Sydney’s Creative Crescent

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free, no bookings

Hear how the Powerhouse and its neighbourhood are being transformed. Anthony Burke will talk about the changing face of the Ultimo/Broadway precinct - what some have referred to as Sydney's creative crescent as the UTS Master plan, Powerhouse Museum Building ...

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Architecture On Show at the Stanton Library North Sydney with Alex Kibble

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Stanton Library North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Alex Kibble discusses the sustainable benefits of adaptive reuse and the generation of meaningful projects that are responsive to human activity. Case studies will include several North Sydney houses as well as Nutcote; Canberra Glassworks - an award winning adaptive ...