318 items tagged “heritage”

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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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If These Walls Colud Talk at Hyde Park Barracks Museum

  • Aug. 17, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • General $20, Concession/Members $15

Explore the marks and details left behind by the former occupants of our fascinating places.

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If These Walls Could Talk at Susannah Place Museum

  • Aug. 3, 2014
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Susannah Place Museum 58–64 Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • General $20, Concession/Members $15

Explore the marks and details left behind by the former occupants of our fascinating places.

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If These Walls Could Talk at Justice and Police Museum

  • July 27, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Justice & Police Museum Corner Albert and Philip Streets, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • General $20, Concession/Members $15

Explore the marks and details left behind by the former occupants of our fascinating places.

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The Architect's Eye

  • Sept. 6, 2014
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Meroogal Corner West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra, NSW 2541
  • General $20, Concession/Members $15

Join architect Nick Powell on a revealing tour around our beautiful 19th-century property Meroogal.

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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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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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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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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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'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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'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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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!

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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!

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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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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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2014 Dulux Colour Awards

  • Jan. 1, 2014 - Feb. 6, 2014
  • Australia

Less than a month to go! Have you entered the 2014 Dulux Colour Awards?

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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2013 NSW Architecture Awards

  • Dec. 12, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2013
  • Online
  • $515

Entries close 28 February!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture 2012

  • Aug. 30, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • National Museum of Australia, Canberra
  • $20 members / $25 non-members

In the centenary year of the Griffins’ winning design for Canberra, join conservation planner Sheridan Burke as she reflects on Canberra in relation to recent listings of modern heritage places through the World Heritage Convention.

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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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conferences

SAF12 Talk - The Third Landscape Forum

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Darlington
  • FREE, booking required

Concurrently to the exhibition, a public program will encourage discussion around industrial heritage, urban planning and sustainability. On this Saturday!

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SAF12 Tour - Utzon

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Bridge St, Sydney
  • $35/$25 concession

An in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon.

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Architect and Urban Designer Keith Pike in Conversation

  • Aug. 10, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Level 1 Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney 2000
  • Free (Bookings essential)

Born and raised in Australia, Keith Pike first travelled to Japan at age 19 to explore his Japanese roots. With Dr. Ian McArthur, he discusses the aesthetic principles he discovered through his heritage and how they inform his works.

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SAF12 Tour - This Modern Life

  • Oct. 26, 2012
  • 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Blues Point Reserve, Blues Point Rd, Blues Point
  • FREE, booking required

North Sydney is home to some of the earliest, most interesting an controversial flats in Australia. This foreshore walk begins at Blues Point Tower with a discussion of Harry Seidler's modernist vision for McMahons Point and ends at the Quarterdeck in Kirribilli, built on the site of Edmund Barton's home.

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SAF12 Talk - The Great Arch

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

To mark this 80th anniversary year of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Stanton Library is hosting a talk by author Vicki Hastrich about her novel The Great Arch.

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SAF12 Tour - Coal Loader Centre of Sustainability

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 2 Balls Head Road, Waverton
  • FREE, booking required

A walk through North Sydney Council's award winning Coal Loader Centre of Sustainability at Balls Head, Waverton. The complex is an excellent example of both adaptive reuse and the promotion of sustainable technologies.

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Invitation to book launch: 'Accommodating Australians Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing' by Prof Patrick Troy AO

  • Aug. 1, 2012
  • 5:30 p.m.
  • University of New South Wales
  • FREE

In a special event at UNSW, Professor Patrick Troy AO, Adjunct Professor in the City Futures Research Centre, will launch his new book Accommodating Australians: Commonwealth Government Involvement in Housing.

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Sustainable Architecture - Lessons from the Past

  • Aug. 6, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 76 Wingewarra Street Dubbo
  • FREE

Energy-efficient strategies that were practised in traditional rural architecture are reappearing in contemporary sustainable architecture - how far have we come?

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competitions and awards

Flinders Street Station Design Competition

  • July 10, 2012 - Aug. 1, 2012
  • 6 a.m. - noon
  • Flinders St Station, Melbourne

The Victorian Government has today launched the international design competition for the redesign of Melbourne CBD landmark, Flinders Street Station.

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Women: Take on Design Talk Series - Talk 4 by Annalisa Capurro

  • Aug. 8, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Object Gallery, 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, AU
  • Public $35 / AAA Members $15 / Students & Seniors $20

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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talks

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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tours

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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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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exhibitions

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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courses

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.

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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tours

UK Field Tour - 13th-18th May 2012

  • May 13, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • London
  • From AUD$3,680 per person Twin Share - single and double occupancy rates available (see website)

Exclusive access to a range of prominent and iconic wood construction buildings and the people who were involved. This tour attracts UP TO 20 CPD POINTS!!

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Florence Taylor: architect, editor, businesswoman

  • March 8, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free

This talk by Dr. Bronwyn Hanna describes the humble beginnings, courageous career and mixed legacies of Florence Taylor, Australia's first professionally qualified, practising woman architect. Taylor was also an engineer, town planner, journalist, publisher, social climber and rightwing feminist. A ...

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tours

UK Field Tour - 13th-18th May 2012

  • May 13, 2012 - May 18, 2012
  • 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • London
  • From AUD$3,680 per person Twin Share - single and double occupancy rates available (see website)

Exclusive access to a range of prominent and iconic wood construction buildings and the people who were involved. This tour attracts UP TO 20 CPD POINTS!!

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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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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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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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walks

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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walks

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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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 ...

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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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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 ...

festivals

2012 National Trust Heritage Festival

  • April 14, 2012 - April 29, 2012
  • NSW, Australia
  • Free

Be a part of the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival: In what will be the 32nd year of the National Trust Heritage Festival, we hope to see another year of fantastic community-hosted events held across metropolitan and regional NSW from ...

festivals

2012 National Trust Heritage Festival Registrations

  • Oct. 20, 2011 - Nov. 11, 2011
  • NSW, Australia
  • Free

By registering your event, you ensure that you are a part of this dynamic and exciting Australia-wide celebration of Australia’s built, cultural and natural heritage.

competitions and awards

2012 National Trust Heritage Awards

  • Oct. 20, 2011 - Feb. 6, 2012
  • NSW, Australia
  • $65 - $98

The National Trust Heritage Awards offer a unique opportunity to showcase individuals, organisations, government departments and community groups who have completed a project that promotes the conservation of Australia's environmental, built or cultural heritage. Now in its nineteenth year, the ...

heritage

Maitland Regional Art Gallery

Paul Berkemeier Architect in association with Barry McGregor & Associates

The redeveloped Gallery is the cornerstone of the planned re-emergence of Maitland's High Street as its civic core. Read more about this project by Paul Berkemeier Architect.

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Camperdown House_1

carterwilliamson architects

The block was nestled in a street largely Victorian in character. Addressing the street was crucial, the new home needed to acknowledge and respond sympathetically to its surrounds, yet be distinctly recognisable as a modern addition to the streetscape.

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Q Station Wharf Wander

  • Oct. 18, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m.
  • North Sydney
  • $36 members $40 non-members. Cost includes private tour and morning tea

This fascinating morning tour for National Trust members and friends features the Wharf area of the former Quarantine Station on Sydney’s North Head.

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tours

Newtown Tour

  • Oct. 15, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Newtown
  • $30 includes afternoon tea

Newtown Tour Saturday 15 October at 1:30pm. Meet at St Stephens Anglican Church, 189 Church Street, Newtown at 1.30pm. St Stephen's Anglican Church (1849) is a landmark Newtown building. Its picturesque church grounds include a historic cemetery which is a ...

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walks

Historic Walk of Manly

  • Sept. 15, 2011
  • 9:40 a.m.
  • Manly
  • $40 NT members, $44 non-members

An interesting guided walk of Manly by National Trust of Australia, which will give you an insight into significant historical events and people since British settlement in 1788.

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Inner West Architects Network Spring Houses Tour

  • Oct. 28, 2011
  • 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sydney, NSW 2000
  • $10, booking required

Join the Inner West Architects Network on their Spring Houses Tour which will include projects from Sam Crawford, Tom Ferguson and Carter Williamson.

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talks

Preserving the Heritage – Enabling a Modern Lifestyle

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean St, Woollahra, Sydney
  • Free, RSVP by 25 October

Why are so few modern heritage places included on the World Heritage List? What is listed internationally? What isn’t?

alterations & additions

Skylight House

Chenchow Little

In this house, the architects Chenchow Little, aimed to investigate an alternate spatial model for a terrace house, whilst still retaining the traditional form and street façade.

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tours

Egyptian Room Tour

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Egyptian Room, Royal Arch Masonic Temple, 23-25 New Canterbury Road, Petersham
  • $7 (+$10 for booklet on the frieze - optional)

Uncover the Scrolls of Ani, originally found at Thebes in 1888 and written 3,400 years ago, in the elaborate friezes of the Egyptian Room of the Royal Arch Masonic Temple in Petersham. This little known treasure originally formed part of ...

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tours

A Walking Tour of Milton Terrace

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 11 a.m.
  • The Royal Australian Historical Society, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Join us for a one off opportunity to tour Milton Terrace, Millers Point. Members of the Royal Australian Historical Society will lead this exciting tour as a follow on to that talk presented by Hector Abrahams on Tuesday 11 October. ...

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Multi-layered Learning in a Digital Collaboration Studio - Jim Plume

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • UNSW City Campus, Level 6, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

A key purpose of current university education is preparing students to take a leading role in the adoption of new digital technologies, while contributing in a constructive way within a project team to address particular client requirements. In this talk, ...

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tours

Kirkbride Buildings Tour

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Sydney College of the Arts Rozelle, Balmain Rd, Rozelle
  • Free, booking required

In 1873, the NSW Colonial Government bought the 104.5 acre Callan Park Estate as a site for a new lunatic asylym to be designed according to the enlightened views of the American physician and advocate for the mental ill, Dr ...

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tours

Female Orphan School Precinct Tour

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - noon
  • University of Western Sydney, Parramatta Campus
  • Free, booking required

The Female Orphan School precinct is of outstanding cultural and historical significance. As the first purpose built orphan school in the colony, it is a milestone in the establishment of Australian social welfare and education policies. The original buildings, constructed ...

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exhibitions

Seeing the Light: photographs of North Sydney's churches and chapels

  • Oct. 19, 2011 - Oct. 30, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Don Bank Museum, 6 Napier Street, North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Seeing the Lights is a contemporary pictorial record of the historic churches in the North Sydney area by photographer Tony Peri. Built in the 19th and 20th Centuries, these churches reflect several different architectural styles. They still occupy an important ...

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Living In a World Heritage – Berlin Housing Estates 1913-1934 - Exhibition

  • Oct. 19, 2011 - Oct. 28, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Free, no bookings

Six housing estates of Berlin Modernism (1913-1934) are to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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ArchiTHEORY

  • Aug. 4, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Place, Potts Point, 2011
  • Non member $40, Member $20, discount for members $10

ArchiTHEORY:Function/form as Integrated Diversity and Diverse Integrations - Elizabeth Bay House This talk, the last in John Gamble's series, brings together ideas discussed in 'Part 2: Enclosed Habits' of David Leatherbarrow's book 'The Roots of Architectural Invention' and an analysis ...

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exhibitions

The Rocks Pop Up Project

  • July 4, 2011 - Nov. 18, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • The Rocks

Four buildings / six months / limitless thinking Feel the pulse of a new level of artistic energy in The Rocks as an ever-changing mix of creative minds take up residence in four vacant heritage buildings. Where: 47 George Street, ...

public spaces

Fig Tree Theatre Refurbishment

Stukel Stone

The Fig Tree Theatre is located on the Kensington campus of UNSW. It completes a trio of buildings which are listed as a historically significant conservation area.

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festivals

Sydney Design 2011

  • July 30, 2011 - Aug. 14, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Visit website for details

An annual event produced by the Powerhouse Museum in association with more than 60 cultural institutions, organisations and individuals. The program includes exhibitions, workshops, master classes, talks, installations and tours...

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tours

Vaucluse House Centenary Breakfast

  • Aug. 21, 2011
  • 8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Vaucluse House, Wentworth Road, Vaucluse NSW 2030
  • Members $39.00, General $49.00

Today we expect Sydney Harbour foreshores to be publicly owned and accessible. However, by the early 1900s, much of the south side of the harbour was in private hands, having been granted to individual citizens in the colony's early days. ...

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exhibitions

World Heritage in Japan: a photographic exhibition

  • June 16, 2011 - July 15, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square, Sydney
  • Free

The Japan Foundation presents a photographic exhibition featuring a collection of stunning images from World Heritage sites in Japan.

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2011 Parramatta Lecture Series: The Legacies of John Harris

  • Sept. 3, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Northcott Conference and Function Centre, 1 Fennell St, North Parramatta
  • Adults $15, Members $10

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trust's first property purchase, this series will explore Experiment Farm Cottage, the property, its history, those involved with it and how they influenced the development of NSW.

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2011 Parramatta Lecture Series: Changing Landscape of Harris Park

  • June 25, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Northcott Conference and Function Centre, 1 Fennell St, North Parramatta
  • Adults $15, Members $10

'The Changing Landscape of Harris Park', presented by Colleen Morris, a landscape historian. Colleen was the historical researcher for the 2000/1 interpretations of Experiment Farm Cottage and its gardens. She will talk on her findings and the way Harris' property ...

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tours

University of Sydney, Residential Colleges

  • July 31, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • University of Sydney
  • $30

'Looking at Architecture' with the National Trust Women's Committee. This event is open to members and friends. A rare opportunity to visit four residential colleges within the University of Sydney, to appreciate their history, their 19th century architecture, their setting ...

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Walking through History: free walking tours of Ultimo College

  • May 3, 2011 - Dec. 6, 2011
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • The Muse, Building C, Ultimo College, Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
  • FREE

The tour is filled with interesting facts and anecdotes of the times, of politics and past students. It also explains how the uses of the buildings have changed & how the campus has grown.

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architecture on show - reinventing heritage

  • April 30, 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

Three speakers – an architectural historian and two leading Sydney architects – will address the changing definition of heritage.

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festivals

National Trust Heritage Festival 2011

  • April 2, 2011 - April 17, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • NSW, Australia

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Amazing Stories’ and it will be celebrated at hundreds of fantastic events across metropolitan and regional NSW.

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tours

Capitol Theatre Guided Tours

  • April 4, 2011 - Sept. 26, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • 13 Campbell Street SYDNEY NSW 2000
  • Adults $23.50, Concession $18.50, Children $14.50, Schools $12.50. Groups cheaper.

Would you like to find out more about the fascinating history and unique architecture of the Capitol Theatre? Book a tour!

residential

Transformer House

Breathe Architecture

The brief for this project by Breathe Architecture, was to design a new sustainable dwelling at the rear of an existing small terrace house site in Brunswick. At 50m2, this became the smallest sub-division in The City of Moreland.

heritage

Wahroonga Preparatory School

GGF Architects

Nestled between the St Johns Uniting Church Group, a highly significant State Heritage listed group of buildings, the design is a contemporary interpretation of the stain-glass windows of the Church, achieved by the multi-coloured panels that envelop the building.

public buildings

Willoughby Uniting Church

NBRS+PARTNERS

The new Willoughby Uniting Church has created a space for contemporary worship in a setting that expresses a church community spanning over 130 years. The new facilities have been woven seamlessly onto a heritage listed chapel and a victorian manse ...

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • Jan. 30, 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 entry in the Museum of Sydney

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
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • March 27, 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 entry in the Museum of Sydney

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
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • Feb. 13, 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 entry in the Museum of Sydney

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
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 30, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 23, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 16, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 9, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 2, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 23, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 16, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 9, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 2, 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 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

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 26, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 19, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 12, 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.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 5, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Jan. 4, 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

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 19, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 12, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 5, 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.

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Jan. 29, 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.

alterations & additions

Kiama Library

Fulton Trotter Architects

The popular library and Kiama Family History Centre have shared the confines of the brick building since 1989 and desperately needed to extend.

nighttime
talks

Is Heritage a dirty word in the 21st century?

  • Nov. 17, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney
  • General:$30 Conc./Members HHT:$25

What is the future of the past in the 21st century and beyond? Leading figures in heritage management and conservation will discuss the social, economic and cultural roles of heritage in contemporary Australia, and the associated challenges, threats and opportunities.

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 24, 2010
  • 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; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 17, 2010
  • 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; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 10, 2010
  • 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; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Jan. 26, 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 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; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 27, 2010
  • 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.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 20, 2010
  • 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.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 13, 2010
  • 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.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 6, 2010
  • 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.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

daytime
walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Oct. 30, 2010
  • 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.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • Nov. 28, 2010
  • 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

Join us on this stroll around Sydney's spectacular harbour edge, from Circular Quay, through the city's great depository of memory, The Rocks, up Observatory Hill to Walsh Bay. The route is diverse, spectacular and full of surprising recent projects as ...

podcasts

Auckland's new prison: right in the centre of the city

The new Mt Eden prison in Auckland, part of an upgrade of the historic prison complex, is creating a controversy because of the way it is designed, and its central ...

podcasts

Town squares & public spaces: learning from Italy

Anyone who has been to Italy takes home a very romantic idea about village squares; those wonderful spaces where people, young and old, sit in the shade of olive trees ...

daytime
festivals

SAF 2010 - Painting The Rocks

  • Aug. 7, 2010 - Nov. 28, 2010
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Bridge & Philip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult $10 Child/Concession $5 | Family $20 | Members free

Against the backdrop of slum clearances, wharf rebuilding and debates about working-class living conditions, a group of artists set out to capture 'Old Sydney' before it disappeared in the city's transition to a modern metropolis. The first decades of the ...

nighttime
festivals

SAF 2010 - The Female Orphan School at Parramatta

  • Oct. 21, 2010
  • 6 p.m.
  • Tea Room & Courtyard, Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
  • $30.00

The Female Orphan School is the oldest three storey brick building in Australia, dating from 1813-18. The project involved the conservation and adaptation of the complex to provide exhibition spaces and meeting rooms for the University of Western Sydney and ...

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talks

What Sydney can learn from Italy

  • Oct. 28, 2010 - Oct. 28, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 2 Hill St, Surry Hills, NSW 2010

2 part series of talks celebrating Italy and design uniting aspects of relevance to sydney, its design community and the general public, david holm, principal architect woodhead Talk 1 30th september 2010 6-8pm "the 2010 venice biennale : what's new? ...

heritage

North Sydney House

liquidARCHITECTURE

The dwelling, a heritage listed Victorian semi-detached terrace house, was largely un-modernised, with pokey and impractical living spaces. A number of the original features were in good condition but parts of the house were decrepit and in need of attention. ...

blogs

Japan Architecture Tours Blog

Architect Robert Day conducts guided architecture tours of Japan. Visit the Japan Architecture Tours blog to find out that latest about his next tour in October 2010 and to view ...

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talks

Building Sydney

  • Aug. 5, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets Sydney
  • General $25 | Conc./Member $20

Did Lachlan Macquarie really have a grand vision for Sydney? He appointed the first government architect and oversaw the construction of 271 miles of road and more than 200 structures. In this talk, historian Dr James Broadbent and government architect ...

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exhibitions

New Ideas

  • July 28, 2010 - Aug. 8, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Government House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Exhibition: FREE Design Forum: General $35, Concession and HHT members $30, Students $20

New Ideas is an exhibition of new media works exploring the history of Government House, Sydney and the themes of heritage conservation and historic interiors. Artists from School of Media Arts, UNSW and d/Lux/ MediaArts have created site specific artworks ...

nighttime
talks

Carlo Scarpa and the Italian Museum

  • July 20, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Corner of Bridge and Phillip Streets Sydney
  • FREE

a lecture by Arch. Alba Di Lieto dedicated to the Architect Carlo Scarpa Carlo Scarpa (Venice, 1906 - Sendai Japan, 1978) was one of the main protagonists of 20th century European architecture. This lecture will focus on the work method ...

nighttime
talks

Concert Hall Acoustics by Dr Leo Beranek

  • Aug. 19, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Cnr Bridge and Macquarie Streets
  • Free, RSVP essential

About the lecture: Dr Beranek will briefly cover the history of Western music and concert halls, the background to the physical determination of the behaviour of sound in rooms, the principal acoustical attributes of concert halls as well as look ...

nighttime
talks

TNL: Place and Identity: Norwegian Contemporary Architecture Now

  • July 29, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Lecture: And where did you say you were from...? Place and Identity: Norwegian Contemporary Architecture Now An understanding of local conditions is central to creating architecture anywhere in the world. But this focus has a flipside: If we connect the ...

research

"I love this place because ..." community perceptions of the Built Environment

The National Trust of Australia (NSW) launched "I love this place because…", funded by the NSW Architects Registration Board, on 30 June 2008. People of all ages across Australia were ...

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talks

Sustainable Architecture - Lessons from the Past

  • June 30, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, Corner Baylis & Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
  • Free

"In this new environmentally aware age, the low-energy solutions of the 19th-century rural home are being reappraised. The advantages of traditional building materials have been recognised, water is again being treated like a precious commodity, and passive shade, ventilation and ...

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conferences

Green Building and Design Conference 2010 - Greening the Existing Building Stock

  • Sept. 3, 2010 - Sept. 4, 2010
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Conference fees (GST incl.): Full fee $1045, Students $330, Online attendance: $770

Friday 3rd - Saturday 4th September 2010State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Meet the challenge of transforming our existing buildings for a sustainable Australia. At the 8th annual Green Building and Design Conference, you will network with experts, expand your knowledge ...

public spaces

88 George

Terroir

This project involved the careful contemporary refurbishment of a significant State heritage listed building at 88 George. The new works consists of three parts: a new foyer to the office building; internal refurbishment works to the office levels; and the ...

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conferences

Visions of Sydney Symposium

  • May 20, 2010
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney
  • General $90 Concession/Members $75

How have visions of Sydney shaped the city? This one-day history symposium and public lecture will explore 200 years of urban planning, from Macquarie to Moore. Prominent historians Dr Shirley Fitzgerald, Dr Grace Karskens, Professor Robert Freestone and Dr Paul ...

daytime
walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Nov. 19, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

A 2-hour walk showcasing more than 10 representative pieces of architecture in the Sydney Central Business District. Sydney's CBD from Martin Place down to Circular Quay changed dramatically after World War II. We examine many of the buildings in the ...

daytime
walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Nov. 26, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

A 2-hour walk showcasing more than 10 representative pieces of architecture in the Sydney Central Business District. Sydney's CBD from Martin Place down to Circular Quay changed dramatically after World War II. We examine many of the buildings in the ...

daytime
walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

  • Dec. 3, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Customs House, Circular Quay
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

A 2-hour walk showcasing more than 10 representative pieces of architecture in the Sydney Central Business District. Sydney's CBD from Martin Place down to Circular Quay changed dramatically after World War II. We examine many of the buildings in the ...

daytime
walks

AAA Surry Hills Walk

  • Dec. 11, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Corner of Belvoir and Buckingham Streets Surry Hills
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Surry Hills Walk starts by visiting a crossroads that is edged by an almost complete history of Surry Hills building types from the tiniest terrace houses, through factory buildings to funky warehouse conversions to contemporary apartment buildings. From there you ...

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walks

AAA Walk Through Time

  • July 30, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Hyde Park Barracks, Macquarie Street
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

Being a relatively young city it is possible to take a walk through 200 years of Sydney's architectural history in a two hour tour of the central business district. Starting at the Hyde Park Barracks, one of Sydney's oldest pieces ...

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tours

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Open Day

  • April 17, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church, Cnr Johnston and Collins Sts, Annandale, Sydney
  • Free but donations welcome

Hunter Baillie Memorial Presbyterian Church Open Day is one of the many events of the 2010 National Trust Heritage Festival. In its 30th year we invite you to celebrate our rich built, cultural and natural heritage by being part of ...

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tours

Architecture of Faith: Chinese Sydney

  • April 24, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000

The 'Joss' Houses of Sydney and The Secret Revolutionary Societies of China The Yiu Ming Temple in Retreat Street Botany and the Sze Yup Temple in Glebe have served the Chinese communities of Sydney for close to a century. Both ...

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continuing professional development

Postgraduate Information Night: Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, University of Sydney

  • April 20, 2010
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Hearth, Lvel 2, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • This is a free event

The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning is holding an information night on Tuesday 20th of April, from 5.30pm. This is your opportunity to join fellow students and professionals in discovering the range of graduate study options on offer from ...

heritage

ANZAC Memorial

Government Architect's Office

Equitable access and the enduring promise 'Lest We Forget' were motivations for the Trustees of the 1934 Art Deco ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park to undertake recent restoration and adaptation works at this magnificent commemorative place. With bountiful stairs but ...

continuing professional development

Three memorials - Peter Tonkin

  • Aug. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $59.95

This is an online event: Recorded live in the offices of Tonkin Zulaika Greer, Peter Tonkin describes the intricate process of the design of meaningful commemorative artworks. He presents three well-known memorials, designed by his firm, TZG. All three commissions ...

continuing professional development

AAA Short Black - Richard Johnson

  • Feb. 14, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011
  • Sydney
  • $59.95

This is an online event: Richard Johnson has been involved in some of the most significant architectural interventions within the city of Sydney: the First Government House Site, the Sydney Hilton refurbishment and Westpac Place. Through these architectural examples, he ...

continuing professional development

The Vancouver Experience

  • Feb. 14, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011
  • Sydney
  • $59.95

This is an online event: Vancouver, Canada is a rapidly growing city that has successfully developed with the involvement of citizens in both planning and delivery, and received the label of being the most liveable city in the world.

talks

AAA Black Talk - Elias Torres

  • Aug. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $159.95

This is an online event: Elias Torres has made his mark in Spain, particularly in public works, for thirty years. In this Australian Architectural Association Black Talk 4 he exhibits an array of his works, from a series of private ...

continuing professional development

2010 eClassroom Compliance Package

  • Aug. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $479.00

This is an online event. This package of seven courses (10 Hours) provides the opportunity for full compliance for your Formal CPD requirements for the 2010 registration year. It provides a mix of CPD addressing the current issues, spread across ...

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tours

House Inspections in the Southern Highlands

  • April 22, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Southern Highlands, NSW
  • Members $30, non-members $40

Join the Southern Highlands Branch Committee as we visit wonderful art deco and inter-war homes in the Southern Highlands. Maps and information on all homes will be distributed and morning tea served at Chelsea Park. Tickets will not be issued ...

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talks

2010 Parramatta Lecture Series - ‘Lachlan Macquarie’s Public Works’

  • March 20, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Northcott Conference and Function Centre, 1 Fennell St, North Parramatta
  • Members $10, Non-members $15

In the bicentennial year of Lachlan Macquarie's governorship, The Friends of Old Government House will present a series of lectures on life in NSW during the Macquarie years 1810-1821. Set against world and local events of 1815-16, Ralph Hawkins will ...

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walks

Greenway and Macquarie

  • Feb. 20, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • The Mint, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Adults $30 Conc/Member $25

A walking tour exploring the buildings of Francis Greenway, discussing aspects of his work and his career as Governor Macquarie's Civil Architect. The tour visits a wing of the 'Rum' Hospital (1811-1816, now The Mint), Hyde Park Barracks (1817), St ...

daytime
walks

Secrets of Darlinghurst - Walking tour

  • Feb. 13, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Darlinghurst
  • Members $29 General $39

Join social historians Janet Morice and Andrew Starr as they lead a revealing visit to one of Darlinghurst's mansions, John Verge's Barham house (1836), now SCEGGS Darlinghurst, and have morning tea inside on the verandah. We then move deeper into ...

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This old organic house

Adam Goodheart sees converting his beautifully designed 200-year-old house in Maryland, USA, to run on fossil fuels rather like installing an 8-cylinder engine in a horse-drawn cart. He feels such ...

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Designs for colonial NSW

In the early days of the NSW colony, and in the early part of the 20th century, two Australians built two wonderful houses inspired by their collections. Find out more ...

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The making of Chicago

This year marks the one hundredth anniversary of American architect Daniel Burham's master plan for the city of Chicago. The detailed plan for a monumental lakefront metropolis of boulevards, parks ...

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Sydney Government House's 130 rooms: an insider's tour

Today we take you on an insider's tour of the 130 rooms - many of which are open to the public - in NSW's Government House in Sydney. Find out ...

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Travels in the History of Architecture

A new book, Travels in the History of Architecture, ranges, in many very interesting ways, from the ancient Egyptians to the Modernists. The author, Robert Harbison, studied in the USA ...

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Conserving the past

We all have a stake in the past and in its tangible preservation, and we trust professionals to preserve our cultural heritage for the future. However, the concept and practice ...

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Stonehenge gets an addition!

We begin this week's show in the English county of Wiltshire at one of the most famous historical sites in the world, Stonehenge. Speculation on the reason this ancient circle ...

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New 21st century youth hostel accomodation

Many of you have probably stayed in a youth hostel on your travels around the world and Australia. Perhaps you do this quite regularly and know that the world of ...

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Public space and women in Egypt

Over the past few decades, public space in Egypt has become a combative zone for women; with both local and foreign women subjected to verbal and physical harassment on the ...

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Iconic houses

What makes a house iconic? There are certain houses in the world that have become famous, not for who lives there or for their history, but purely for the brilliance ...

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Museum of Sydney

The Museum of Sydney is on the site of Australia's first Government House, built in 1788 as a home and office for the colony's Governor, Arthur Phillip. The museum forecourt, ...

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Powerhouse Museum

The Powerhouse Museum, part of the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, presents exhibitions and programs based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories ...

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Historic Houses Trust

The Historic Houses Trust is a statutory authority within Communities NSW. It is one of the largest state museums in Australia and is entrusted with the care of key historic ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Development of architecture in Central and Eastern Europe after the dissolution of the communist bloc.

Ksenia Totoeva 2006 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category . This paper is the result of an investigative study of the development of recent architecture in Central and ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Lithuanian Architecture

Gintas Fraser 2000 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into Lithuanian architecure throughout history. Lithuanian architecture through the ages ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Quasiperiodic Tilings

Andrew Willes 2007 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study architectural tilings in Persia. Quasiperiodic Tilings There are a diverse ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Modernising the Modernists

David McGirr 2004 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study to investigate and analyse current and recent international examples of ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Drawing on drawing in architectural education

David Holm 2003 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into secular and non-secular Italian architecture to explore and encourage ...

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Built for the Bush: green architecture for rural Australia

  • April 10, 2010 - July 18, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Museum of the Riverina, Cnr Baylis & Morrow Street, Wagga Wagga
  • Free

Built for the Bush explores some of the energy efficient features of Australia's 19th century country homes and the reappearance of many of these traditional practices in contemporary green architecture. For Australia's rural settlers the creation of simple, energy efficient ...

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200 YEARS OF HERITAGE REVIVED- Working with Heritage

Blackmore Design Group

Two heritage terraces and an opportunity for a unique infill gave Blackmore Design Group the challenge of working in one of Australia's most significant conservation areas with a team dedicated to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse and contemporary urban interpretation. As ...