549 items tagged “housing”

publications

A Plan for Growing Sydney

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

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Introduction to Natural Building Concepts and Workshops

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

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

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Festival of Urbanism

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

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

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Hear Alternate Voices and be heard on harbour renewal

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

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

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exhibitions

OPEN AGENDA 2014 Exhibition

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

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

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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 - Our Houses with Peter Stutchbury and Graham Nottle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustaining Sydney

Prof Ken Maher    

Sydney is at an interesting time in its evolution, with many major urban regeneration projects now under way. Significant and ambitious plans are under preparation to shape key government land holdings through Urban Growth NSW, including the strategically important Bays Precinct. These projects have the potential to transform our city for better or worse. Making the right decisions now is critical to the city as a whole.

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tours

ArchiTOUR: Multi-Unit Residential Tour

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

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

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film

Movie Club: Australian Architecture

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

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

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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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The NOLA Home Show

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

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

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Urban Areas in Flux: Surry Hills at Street Level

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

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

competitions and awards

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

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

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

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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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Dream Home, Small Home

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

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

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AOS: RANDWICK Landscape and architecture

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

How landscape architecture and architecture interact and are interdependent.

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AOS: PARRAMATTA The Architects Chair

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

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

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AOS: SURRY HILLS Architecture and Scale - Small is beautiful

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

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

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 3 - Residential part 2

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

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

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Sustainable Design Principles Event 2014

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

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

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AOS: NORTH SYDNEY In conversation- Downsize with style

  • Sept. 5, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • North Sydney Community Centre, 220 Miller Street North Sydney

Empty nesters planning to downsize often go through difficult times letting go of their family home and sentimental items attached to it.

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AOS: MARRICKVILLE Medium Density Housing in Marrickville

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

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

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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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BUNKERED

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

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

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Architecture on Show: Architecture and Sustainability

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

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

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conferences

Affordable Housing Development Summit

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

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

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Australian Universal Design Conference

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

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

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Hot Modernism: Building modern Queensland 1945–75

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

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

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Cemintel 9 Dots Award

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

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

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Growing up - residential living done right

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

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

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Architecture on Show - Architecture by Boat

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

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

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Site Tour: Affinity Village, WA

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

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

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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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Rural Architecture - Designing Residences for the Australian Ladscape

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

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

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documentary

Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture

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

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

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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.

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MAP - Open Day - Beachcomber House

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

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

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

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

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

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MAP - BLACKMODULAR

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

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

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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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Byron Bay House

John Burgess Architects

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

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Speed Date a Sustainable Expert

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

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

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Melbourne Indesign 2014

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

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

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Living in Iconic Houses

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

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

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seminar

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

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

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

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The City – Becoming and Decaying, Urban photography by OSTKREUZ

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

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

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Inventing the Site - Creating a Symbolic Urban Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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Talk: The Whys and Hows of Solar Power

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

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

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AOS - Surry Hills Library, Architecture and Sustainable Housing

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

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

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

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

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

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ArchiTOUR: Tír na nÓg

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

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

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The Building Code of Australia: Volume Two - Residential

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

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

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The Rippon House

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

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

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The Rose Seidler House

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

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

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The Jack House

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

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

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The Marshall House

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

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

competitions and awards

27 Smith Street: The Home of Tomorrow

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

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

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Throsby Park Open Day

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

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

residential

Elliott Ripper House

Christopher Polly Architect

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

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Iconic Australian Houses: An Exhibition by Karen McCartney

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

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

alterations & additions

Redhead Alterations

Bourne Blue Architecture

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

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Bronte Battle-Axe

Joanna Lukaszewicz Architect

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

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continuing professional development

NSW Housing Code

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

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

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2014 World Architecture Festival Awards

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Mind the Gaps – Density & Suburbia

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

This talk looks at new housing typologies, affordability, multi generational living, community facilities and infrastructure, treating the suburbs not as an endless land bank, but as part of an integrated and porous city with both density and open space.

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Bruce Judd

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

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

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exhibitions

'Constructed' by Peter O'Doherty

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

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

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

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

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

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Utopia Forgot, Learning From the Megastructure

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

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exhibitions

Sophie Clague: "A Place to Stay"

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

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

exhibitions

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

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

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

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MAP - Morton House 'Open House' Day

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

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

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talks

What are Architects on About?

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

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

competitions and awards

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!

competitions and awards

2014 Houses Awards

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

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

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Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 NSW Architecture Awards

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Housing + Constraints

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

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

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This Old House: Renovate, Revive, Respect

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

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

festivals

EOI - FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

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

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

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Land Art: Nine Small Buildings

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

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

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Built for the Bush - The Green Architecture of Rural Australia

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

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

residential

Norman Park 1950's Renovation

Dion Seminara Architecture

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

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HafenCity Hamburg Strategies, Processes, Competitions, Implementation

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

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

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Architecture On Show: architecture and health

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

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

competitions and awards

Last call to enter AIDA 2014

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

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

competitions and awards

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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exhibitions

Modern Art Projects - Blue Mountains

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

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

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conferences

ArchiPRACTICE: Alts & Ads

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

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

competitions and awards

AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship

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

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

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exhibitions

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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Rural Habitat

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

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

podcasts

ABC by Design - The panel: design and divorce

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

podcasts

ABC by Design - The conversation: Rob Adams

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

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Opening of LuminoCity 2013

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

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

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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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SAF13 - Do Not Disturb: Toxic Urbanism and the Alexandra Canal

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Free

Nathan Etherington will present insight into the contemporary condition and architectural potential of the Alexandra Canal as part of a research project currently being conducted.

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workshop

Essential Interior Timber Design Seminar

  • Nov. 14, 2013
  • 1:15 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St Potts Point NSW
  • Free

This free seminar will explore how timber may be used in interior applications. Presentations include winning projects in the interior categories for the 2013 Australian Timber Design Awards.

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continuing professional development

Compromising Occupants' Health in Buildings

  • Nov. 8, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street, Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • $77.00

Energy and aesthetics are becoming the focal point of building designers, builders and home owners, with little consideration to Indoor Air Quality. Conserving energy is important and so is occupant's health. There is mounting research and case studies undertaken verifying ...

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walks

SAF13 - Neutral Bay as May Gibbs knew it

  • Nov. 8, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Hayes Street Ferry Wharf, Hayes Street, Neutral Bay
  • Ticketed, booking required

Dr Ian Hoskins will lead this walking tour looking at the remarkable architecture of lower Neutral Bay - the suburb that renowned children's book author and artist May Gibbs chose as her home in the 1920s.

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exhibitions

SAF13 - Winning Architecture: an exhibition of the top projects in NSW this year

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Willoughby Incinerator Art Space, 2 Small Street, Willoughby
  • Free, booking required

An exhibition of all winning projects entered this year in the Australian Institute of Architect Awards. Opening event with Adam Haddow. Adam Haddow is director of SJB Architects whose winning design has transformed the Willoughby Incinerator. He is the overall chair of the five elected awards juries in NSW.

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SAF13 - Architecture on Show with Joe Agius and Jeff Morehem: Randwick

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tyree Energy Technologies, Building, Collaborative, University of New South Wales, Kensington
  • Free, booking required

A presentation by the winners of the 2013 Randwick urban design awards with Joe Agius, Cox Richardson Architects & Planners and Jeff Morehem, fjmt architects.

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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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conferences

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!

  • Nov. 7, 2013 - Nov. 9, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
  • Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE! November 7-9th 2013 Description: On November 7-9th, 2013, your favorite humanitarian design and resiliency conference presented by Architecture for Humanity is back for another round of innovative panel discussions, workshops, Design Open Mic**, ...

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tours

SAF13 - AAA Castlecrag Walk

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Quadrangle Shopping Village, 100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag
  • Special Sydney Architecture Festival price $25

This two hour walk is in one of Sydney’s most picturesque suburbs, perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Cove.

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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 - Ask an Architect

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Parramatta Library, 1B Civic Place, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

Free 20 minute consultations by a qualified architect on your special home renovation project. No obligations no charge. Bring a floor plan of your home. Registrations are essential.

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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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talks

Utzon Lecture - Professor Satoshi Kose

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

Designing dwellings toward a highly aged society: Japanese experience as a forerunner.

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Utzon Lecture - Professor Susan Fainstein

  • Oct. 16, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

Within the global context of heightened competition among cities, approaches to urban development have been justified by their contribution to economic growth rather than to greater justice.

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exhibitions

SAF13 - User Generated Architecture - raumlabor berlin

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Darlington
  • Free, no bookings

The architecture collective raumlabor berlin work internationally at the intersection of architecture, city planning, art and urban intervention.

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SAF13 - User Generated Architecture

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 15, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tin Sheds Gallery, 148 City Road, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Darlington
  • Free, no bookings

User Generated Architecture is comprised of two parallel projects, raumlabor berlin and Not Quite Square, that both explore the legacies of 1970s architecture.

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SAF13 - Open Agenda

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Location TBC
  • Free, no bookings

Open to recent graduates, the Open Agenda competition provides a new platform for discussion, through exhibition, lecture and publication, focused on developing the possibilities of speculative design research in architecture and the built environment.

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SAF13 - Rural Habitat

  • Nov. 1, 2013 - Nov. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St. Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Rural Habitat is an exhibition of photographs, multimedia and models of Mexican and rural indigenous communities within a purpose built pavilion on Customs House Square.

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talks

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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Randwick Town Hall: Architecture On Show - Making Space

  • Sept. 12, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall. Corner Avoca and Frances St, Randwick
  • Free. RSVPs are required

Mary Ellen Hudson will be focusing on the award winning Mason Joseph House and the Chauvel House. While the outcomes of these projects are very different, the discussion will focus on how the design process and outcomes are influenced by the needs and wants of the client.

multiple occupancy

Richfield Retirement Village

Finnis Architects Pty Ltd

The state and national award winning retirement village development in Richfield VIC by Finnis Architects, was well received by the residents as well as the UDIA.

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2013 Utzon Lectures - Professor Alan Peters

  • Sept. 4, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW, Ritchie Theatre in the Scientia Building, Lower Ground; Kensington, NSW
  • Free lecture - Registration is essential

Does too much urban planning result in higher housing prices or slower economic growth - a broader view.

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AAA Redfern Walk - Nov 24

  • Nov. 24, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Redfern Walk - Oct 27

  • Oct. 27, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The AAA has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern where the participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving into a cultural hub and hot property prospect.

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AAA Redfern Walk - Sept 29

  • Sept. 29, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Redfern Walk - Aug 25

  • Aug. 25, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Sydney City

The Australian Architecture Association has launched a new architectural walking tour in Redfern. Developed with the support of the City of Sydney's Local Community Grants Program, participants are treated to an insight into how Redfern has developed and is evolving ...

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AAA Castlecrag Walking Tour 1

  • Nov. 16, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Tour leader Ben Gerstel is a local architect who has developed two tours of Castlecrag that reveal the suburbs development from its earliest days as well as the most interesting architecture in its hilly streets by architects as familiar as Harry Seidler and little known as Hugh Buhrich.

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AAA Castle Cove Walking Tour - Oct 26

  • Oct. 26, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

Over the course of the walk, many buildings designed by different architects in different eras are presented, including works by Martin and King Architects, White Box Architecture, Harry Seidler & Associates, Marston Architects, Bruce Rickard and Luigi Roselli Architects.

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AAA Midle Cove Walking Tour - Sept 21

  • Sept. 21, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sydney City

On this two hour walk you will go back in time to see some of Sydney's best domestic architecture from the 1950's to today which includes houses by architects Neville Gruzman, Bruce Rickard, Sydney Ancher and Arthur Baldwinson.

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talks

Sydney Open Talks: Rooms in the House

  • Sept. 12, 2013 - Oct. 31, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000
  • General: $30, Concession: $25, Series Ticket: $220

Bringing together renowned architects, eminent historians and insightful social commentators, this fascinating series of eight talks explores how the design, use and relationship of different rooms have changed over time.

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exhibitions

Ian Strange: Suburban

  • July 27, 2013 - Sept. 15, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets
  • Free

Since 2011 Strange has worked with a film crew and volunteers in Ohio, Detroit, Alabama, New Jersey, New York and New Hampshire to create, photograph and film seven site specific interventions incorporating suburban homes.

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AAA Walks

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 17, 2013
  • 10 a.m.
  • 5 locations around Sydney
  • Adult: $30; Concession: $30; Student: $15

Take a guided stroll around Sydney and rediscover some of the city’s most important iconic buildings with the Australian Architecture Association walks.

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Grand Designs Live - Melbourne

  • Oct. 25, 2013 - Oct. 27, 2013
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Check website for price

Taking inspiration from the successful UK expo and TV series, and offering four home shows in one extraordinary event, Grand Designs Live is the place for ideas, tips and design advice for your own grand project.

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Grand Designs Live - Sydney

  • Oct. 18, 2013 - Oct. 20, 2013
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Check website for price

Taking inspiration from the successful UK expo and TV series, and offering four home shows in one extraordinary event, Grand Designs Live is the place for ideas, tips and design advice for your own grand project.

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Marrickville Library Architecture on Show: Affordable Housing

  • Aug. 14, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Herb Greedy Hall, Petersham Road, Marrickville
  • Free - registation required

A talk by Peter Lonergan and Diane Jones: Introduction by Michael Zanardo, Zanardo Studio.

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Urban Impacts: Emma Wiliamson - CODA Architects, Freemantle

  • Aug. 13, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia. This is the third of the four part series curated by Architect Sam Crawford.

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Essential Residential Timber Design Seminar

  • Sept. 5, 2013
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Parramatta
  • Free

This free seminar will explore how timber may be used to build residential timber buildings with presentations from industry experts.

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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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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - HARRY SEIDLER: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design

  • Aug. 27, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • FREE for Institute members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students payable at the door

An illustrated lecture that traces the life and work of architect Harry Seidler, his key role in bringing Modernism and Bauhaus principles to Australia and explores long-lasting collaborations with leading creative figures of the 20th century.

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Randwick Town Hall: Architecture On Show

  • Aug. 8, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Malabar Room, Randwick Town Hall, 30 Frances St, Randwick.

Speakers: Georgina Wilson and Luigi Rosselli; winners of the Randwick Urban Design Awards.

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competitions and awards

SAF13 - 2013 National Architecture Awards

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • Studio, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

This years awards evening will be held at the Sydney Opera House as part of its 40th Birthday celebrations.

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tours

AAA Self Drive tour: At home with the Architect

  • Aug. 24, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Wahroonga, NSW
  • Check website for price

Go inside this award winning modernist home designed by architect Russell Jack (founding partner of Allen Jack + Cottier) in the late fifties.

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Sydney Design 2013 International keynote lectures

  • Aug. 6, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 500 Harris St Ultimo 2007
  • Adult: $20 Concession: $16 Powerhouse Member: $16

Join two eminent architects as they discuss how designers can strengthen both the physical infrastructures of cities and cultural resilience of communities before and after natural disasters.

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3 x 3 x 3 Design Challenge

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Sept. 1, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Free with museum entry

The Powerhouse Museum has joined forces with socially responsible designers to solve some of society’s most pressing problems. You will be able to interact with their design solutions covering health, safety and urban living.

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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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Carlingford Display Village Tour

  • Aug. 3, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Cost: students $65 | members $75 | non-members $85 (excludes booking fee)

Join us as we wander the fascinating streets that formed the Carlingford Display Village and the Lend Lease Demonstration Village.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Flores & Prats Architects

  • July 18, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Wilkinson Building | Lecture Theatre 1, 148 City Rd, Darlington Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning The University of Sydney
  • FREE!

Addressing the issue of social housing design & its capacity to generate a community among its inhabitants.

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Mosman Library Architecture on Show: Modern to Mosman

  • July 29, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 605 Military Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Free - registation required

The influence of the modern movement on the design of the contemporary Mosman house.

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Parramatta Library Architecture on Show - SUBURBIA SO WHAT! Making the healthiest, most liveable places

  • July 24, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Civic Pl, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Free - registation required

SPEAKER: David Bennett On Sustainability In Your Neighbourhood.

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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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exhibitions

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.

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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talks

Smart Blocks Launch Event

  • June 12, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, 235 Jones Street Sydney 2000
  • Free

The national program helps apartment owners and their managers save money by improving energy efficiency in apartment buildings.

exhibitions

designEX 2013

  • May 30, 2013 - June 1, 2013
  • 1 Convention Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, 3006, Australia

Join designEX as they mark a quarter of a century working with the country’s best names and brands in design and architecture.

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continuing professional development

CPD Talk - Designing and Decorating Homes for Sale

  • Aug. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $25 Public, $15 AAA member, FREE AAA Volunteer Tour Leader & Corporate

Description This presentation will introduce what to do and what not to do when designing and decorating homes for sale. Outcomes from this CPD talk: learn to understand the market place learn what things buyers look for in a floor ...

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conferences

2013 Australia & NZ Student Architecture Congress

  • July 3, 2013 - July 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m.
  • Newcastle, Australia
  • Visit architecture.com.au/nexus for ticket prices. Early Bird registrations close Friday 24th May!

Aust. & int. speakers come together to present their experiences & thoughts on city & place making, associated experimental architecture, interdisciplinary practice & grassroots urban renewal.

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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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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Metro Sydney, Chris Johnson

  • May 31, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

With a growing army of ageing baby boomers wanting to protect suburbia, Sydney needs a new swat squad of younger urban dwellers to support the new apartmentia.

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture Module 3: Residential Pt 2

  • June 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This third module on sustainability in architecture develops themes established in Module 2 with a focus on the role of active systems in residential architecture.Presented by David Bennett, Co-Chair of the NSW Chapter's Sustainability Committee.Note that completion of Module 1 ...

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Sustainability in Architecture: Module 2: Residential Pt 1

  • June 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This second module to sustainability in architecture, introduces participants to the key factors that need to guide the practice of residential architecture in a world of finite resources and the increased pressure of exploding human population. What are the key ...

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workshop

Heritage 101 Workshop

  • May 16, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • FREE

With expert advice and plenty of practical tips, the City of Sydney’s Heritage 101 workshop will guide you through the heritage restoration process step by step.

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Sydney Half Day CPD Workshop May 7th

  • May 7, 2013
  • 5 p.m. - 8:40 p.m.
  • Actiu Showroom Unit 5 37-69 Union Street Pyrmont 2009 Australia
  • $60

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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URBAN IMPACT - Gregg Pasquarelli

  • May 17, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The AIA 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia with 5 speakers from key architectural practices.

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URBAN IMPACT - Rachel Nolan + Patrick Kennedy

  • May 14, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $20 | Institute Member $15

The AIA 2013 Interstate Speaker series will focus on the Urban Impacts of architectural projects around Australia with 5 speakers from key architectural practices.

residential

House in Bronte

Rolf Ockert Design

While the focus was naturally on the maximisation of the enjoyment of the majestic ocean views, it was in fact the suburban context that drove most of the major design decitions in this project by Rolf Ockert Design.

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Darling Point Penthouse

Christopher Polly Architect

The project embeds mechanisms of expansion, contraction and adaptability of space across the length and depth of a previously determined post-war plan layout of defined functions, reflecting an understanding of modern patterns of use.

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Haines House

Christopher Polly Architect

The project by Christopher Polly Architect provides a model for grafting a singular substantial volume to an existing single storey semi-detached dwelling enabling old and new fabric to enmesh a unique spatial sequence.

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talks

Designing for Ageing and Liveability

  • April 29, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Student Lounge, Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer Building, University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3052
  • Member $48, Retired/Graduate Members $24, SONA Member $12, Student Non-Member $24, Non-Member $84

This session will explore how neighbourhoods and housing diversity can cater for people’s housing needs over their lifetime.

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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.

competitions and awards

Randwick City Urban Design Awards 2013

  • Feb. 26, 2013 - April 5, 2013
  • Randwick NSW
  • Free

The awards promote excellence in urban design and recognise the architects who have made an outstanding contribution to Randwick City’s built environment.

residential

North Balgowlah House

Bawtree Design

The house is located in a suburban setting amongst neighbouring houses built in the 60's and 80's project homes to the rear. The site is characterised by a large drop to the road on the south side, permitting a lovely outlook towards the eastern suburbs.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Hannah Tribe - To think about the house is to think about the city

  • May 16, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Hannah Tribe will talk about the single residential work of her practice and how lessons learnt in that space may be applied at the city-making scale.

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exhibitions

Kids Under Cover: 2013 'Cubby House Challenge'

  • March 20, 2013 - March 24, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • 9 Nicholson St Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
  • Free

Australia’s foremost architecture and building firms are creating diminutive designer digs to raise money for the country’s homeless and at-risk youth. Please get involved!

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Mudbrick & Earth Design

  • April 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Southern Highlands NSW
  • $545

Weekend Residential Workshop, Southern Highlands, April 27-28. Organised by Gudhara Holistic Sanctuary. 10 Formal CPD Points for participation in this Workshop.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: From Metropolis to Megacity - Sydney at 10 Million, Craig Allchin

  • March 15, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Sydney will have a population of around 7 million by 2050 and 10 million by 2100 if current growth rates continue. Architecture and design will play a crucial role in shaping Sydney into a megacity that is affordable, liveable and sustainable.

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exhibitions

PARALLEL NIPPON: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996 – 2006

  • April 2, 2013 - May 1, 2013
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square Sydney
  • Free

Divided into four thematic areas, Urban, Life, Culture and Living, the exhibition features the works of Kengo Kuma, Tadao Ando, Toyo Ito, Kenzo Tange, SANAA, and many more.

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competitions and awards

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards

  • Feb. 11, 2013 - June 28, 2013
  • 12:01 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
  • Australia

The entries are now open. This year entries may be considered for seven Application Awards and various Recognition Awards.

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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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Lacoste + Stevenson book launch

  • March 14, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Bartley Clubroom, Reg Bartley Oval Grandstand, Waratah Crescent, Rushcutters Bay Park
  • Free

With design by renowned creative studio Toko and contributions from French and Australian critics, the book unpacks the conceptual approach that has led to the practice’s award-winning designs.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Toilet Madam to the Rescue

To improve the housing for up to 100 million slum dwellers in India must be one of the most important contributions to the world's future that architects can make.

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continuing professional development

Intensive CPD workshop Brisbane 26th Feb

  • Feb. 26, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • 34 Goggs Road, Jindalee, QLD, 4074
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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Intensive CPD workshop Sydney 20th Feb

  • Feb. 20, 2013
  • 2:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Kleenmaid Showroom, Level 2, Suite 3, 204 Botany Road, Alexandria, 2015
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Afternoon Session, $60 AUD Evening Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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Intensive CPD workshop Sydney 16th Feb

  • Feb. 16, 2013
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney, 2000
  • $85 AUD Full Day, $60 AUD Morning Session, $60 AUD Afternoon Session

In House Group 3 aims to connect with like-minded people in the design and building industry. Over the past two years we have been running free formal CPD point presentations designed for medium to large Architecture firms. Last year we ...

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Mullumbimby House

Davis Architects

This project by Davis Architects was about connecting the existing re-located old Queenslander to it's immediate site and forming a design based around retaining and enhancing the existing weatherboard character of the house.

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Icons By Icons

  • Feb. 22, 2013 - March 28, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Free

An exhibition @ Tusculum of 24 seminal houses by 12 of Australia's best architects. Curated by Adjunct Professor Dale Jones-Evans.

competitions and awards

2013 NSW Architecture Awards

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

Entries close 28 February!

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exhibitions

David Keeling - The Way We Live Now

  • Jan. 31, 2013 - Feb. 16, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 177 William Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
  • FREE

An exhibition that deals with our connection to the land through architecture, where and what we build, and the spaces and places we live in.

competitions and awards

Dulux Colour Awards 2013

  • Nov. 1, 2012 - Feb. 8, 2013
  • Online
  • Free

Entries close on February 8! If you have not yet entered, this is your chance to be recognised for your inspiring use of colour in design.

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tours

Open House

  • Feb. 2, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 25 Lincoln Street Stanmore
  • Free

Grennan Architecture opens the doors to one of their recently completed projects.

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Emergency Shelter Exhibition Melbourne

  • May 1, 2013 - May 5, 2013
  • Federation Square, Melbourne, VIC
  • Free! (donations are welcome)

This is an invitation to join us and your architectural peers, in Melbourne in May 2013 and contribute your innovative ideas to a global humanitarian challenge.

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festivals

Cementa_13

  • Feb. 1, 2013 - Feb. 4, 2013
  • noon
  • Kandos, NSW
  • FREE

Contemporary Arts Festival in context of an Industrial Town. 40 Artists over 4 days!

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Architecture of (Net) Zero Emissions Housing

The world faces a pressing challenge: maintaining and indeed improving standards of living and economic growth rates while reducing greenhouse gas emission and other negative environmental impacts.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Making Common Ground

The ability to work together even with the numerous structural obstacles and cultural barriers is a testimony of not only the success of the project but the meaning of common ground.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 17

  • March 17, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 10

  • March 10, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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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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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 3

  • March 3, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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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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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 24

  • Feb. 24, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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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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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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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 10

  • Feb. 10, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb 3

  • Feb. 3, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 30

  • Jan. 30, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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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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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 20

  • Jan. 20, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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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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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 13

  • Jan. 13, 2013
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 6

  • Jan. 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 2

  • Jan. 2, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 20

  • March 20, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 27

  • March 27, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 30

  • Dec. 30, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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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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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 18

  • Dec. 18, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 16

  • Dec. 16, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 12

  • Dec. 12, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

podcasts

The Panel: Utopian Architecture

Since the end of the 19th century people have struggled to build better cities, free of the slums and smoke that were part and parcel of the industrial revolution. Architects ...

podcasts

Conversation: Rural Australian Homes

In Conversation By Design looks at a wide range of homes built in the Australian bush -- from the handmade and recycled to high-end architect-designed spaces. Guest:Leta KeensAuthor, Rural Australian ...

podcasts

Conversation with Justin McGuirk

Justin McGuirk, UK-based curator and writer, and Swiss-based Urban Think Tank won the Golden Lion Award at this years' Venice Architecture Biennale. Have a listen.

podcasts

In The Field - High Rise Wooden Apartment Block

The world's tallest timber-constructed apartment block is about to open in Melbourne. When it's finished it will look pretty much like any other ten-storey building. But while it's still under ...

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The Panel: Fire Safety and Urban Living

Urban living is getting denser, so how safe are you if there is a fire? Hardly a week goes by when the news doesn't report a fire in a house, ...

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In The Field - Visits a Retirement Village

Architecture critic Elizabeth Farrelly and architect Tone Wheeler discuss the role of retirement villages and put their cases for design change, and a change of thinking in our culture around ...

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The Panel: New Design for Prime Minister's House, The Lodge

In Washington, it's the White House. In London, it's Number 10 Downing Street. In Canberra, it's the Lodge -- the state-owned official residence that the leader of the government lives ...

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Conversation with John Wardle

Already one of Australian architecture's brightest stars, John Wardle is the winner of this year's Robin Boyd Award. Awarded by the Australian Institute of Architects, it's the nation's most prestigious ...

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In The Field - Sandstone Cliff House

As well as John Wardle's Robin Boyd Award for the Shearer's Quarters, this year's national architecture awards saw architect Fergus Scott, in collaboration with Peter Stutchbury Architecture, given a National ...

podcasts

In the Field In Melbourne

In The Field today takes you to an award-winning public housing development in the outer Melbourne suburb of Dandenong. Six run-down old concrete houses have been replaced with 15 stylish, ...

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talks

Conversations across borders - Jenny Officer with Sam Crawford

  • Nov. 20, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum. 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Members Free | Non-members $10 | Student non-members $5 on the door

A series of presentations by interstate guest architects brought to you by Sam Crawford and the Institute of Architects. Our guest speaker in November is Jennie Officer from Officer Woods.

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JOHN WARDLE & guests in conversation

  • Nov. 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum. 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Members Free | Non-members $10 | Student non-members $5 on the door

Join our award winning special guest, Melbourne based architect, John Wardle in an informal conversation with Adam Haddow, Joe Snell and friends at a special edition of Tuesdays@Tusculum next week.

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walks

SAF12 Walk - Surry Hills

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Corner of Belvoir and Buckingham Streets, Surry Hills
  • Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

From there you go on a two hour walk that contains outstanding examples of brick architecture, particularly the Railway Institute building through to the heights of modern gothic with John James unique Readers Digest building.Other highlights include turning an electricity ...

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SAF12 Talk - Ask an Architect

  • Nov. 3, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Ticketed, booking required

A Free consultation on your favourite topic - your home In conjunction with the Sydney Architecture Festival, Archicentre will be offering one-on-one appointments with an architect on Saturday 3rd November 2012 between 12.00 and 4.00pm. If you would like to ...

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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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talks

SAF12 Talk - Architectural Advocacy: The Design-Density Challenge

  • Nov. 1, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

How can we improve our cities? Does densification really work? And what has infrastructure got to do with it? For a lively and outspoken take on these larger than life issues, come to the Architectural Advocacy Design and Density Challenge. ...

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SAF12 Talk - Designer Suburbs at the Power House Museum

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St Ultimo
  • $10, booking required

In the 1950s, 60s and 70s architects like Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Graeme Gunn applied their talents to project homes, bringing high-end design to Australian suburbs. A new book, Designer Suburbs revisits the era of ...

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SAF12 Talk - Ethnicity: Exploring Diversity in the Suburbs of Globalised Sydney

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio. The third talk in this series will be presented by Dr Dijana Alic titled "Ethnicity: Exploring Diversity in the Suburbs of Globalised ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Nino Sydney on the 1960's Beachcomber House

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, no bookings

Nino Sydney is the architect responsible for the Beachcomber project homes designed in the 60's. He will speak about this important period of our housing history on the 50th anniversary of the Carlingford Display Homes Fair. Nino will be joined ...

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SAF12 Talk - House Buhrich 11 1972

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio, Ground Floor, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio with the second talk in the series being presented by Catherine Lassen. From 1968-72 Hugh Buhrich designed and built a house for ...

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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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walks

SAF12 Walk - Redfern

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Clock Tower, Redfern Post Office 101-103, George Street Corner Redfern Street, Redfern
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

This two hour architecture walk explores the changing landscape of Redfern's built environment.This transformation is epitomised by the presence of award winning designer homes and commercial premises, state of the art community facilities and a potpourri of retro shops, cafes, ...

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - SHELTER - Relief Housing for communities devastated by disaster

  • Oct. 28, 2012 - Oct. 29, 2012
  • 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Martin Place, Cnr of Castlereagh and Pitt Streets SYDNEY
  • Free, no bookings

SHELTER : Relief housing to rebuild communities after disaster, is an event fundamentally focused beyond our boundaries, on the humanitarian cause of rebuilding communities devastated + displaced by disaster in the poorer, 3rd world regions of the world; Regions like ...

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tours

SAF12 Tour - Castle Cove Walking Tour

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Denawen Avenue Shops, Denawen Avenue, Castle Cove
  • Ticketed, booking required, Public $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

You will walk through this suburb looking at architecture of the 60's through to the 2000's, discover how architects have changed and defined this picturesque suburb with water views to both sides. One of the first suburbs to incorporate a ...

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Penrith Library with Nick Simitzis

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith

Nick Simitzis, a local architect, will talk about the benefits of using an architect for the design of a new house and or renovations.

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - Inter-action

  • Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 26, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney, 31 Alfred St, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

A Sydney Architecture Festival Event at Customs House Inter-action guest curated by Dr Anuradha Chatterjee under the creative direction of Jennifer Kwok includes a number os exciting Exhibitions located in the Customs House Forecourt, Ground Floor, and First Floor. Inter-action ...

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tours

SAF12 Tour - 50th Anniversary of the Carlingford Display Homes Coach Tour with Stephen Batey

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • students $52 | members $72 | non-members $77

This fully guided luxury coach tour includes unprecedented project home access, an opportunity to meet one of the architects, AIA information booklet and architectural style reference guide, morning tea and a gourmet picnic pack with wine. May of this year ...

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competitions and awards

EOI: New Student Accommodation, University of Sydney

  • Sept. 7, 2012 - Sept. 19, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • City Road, Camperdown

This EOI is to identify those architectural design firms and individuals that the University wishes to invite to submit proposals for each of their upcoming residential projects.

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Volunteer at Sydney Open, 2-4 November

  • Sept. 12, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • Sydney CBD and surrounding suburbs

The success of Sydney Open is made possible through volunteers. Can you spare a half or full day to promote your city’s special architecture? Would you like to gain an insight into how successful cultural events are run?

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Nov. 21

  • Nov. 21, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Nov. 7

  • Nov. 7, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 25

  • Nov. 25, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 11

  • Nov. 11, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sep. 23

  • Sept. 23, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike)

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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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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Tuesday @ Tusculum : 2012 Houses Awards: The stories behind awarded designs

  • Aug. 28, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 | Student Non Member $5| Institute Member Free

The Australia House competition, organized by the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial in Japan, drew 154 entries from a vast array of practitioners and students from Japan, Australia and beyond.

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SAF12 Bike Tour - Five Suburb Sydney Derive

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington St, The Rocks
  • $90 / $80 concession with your own bike. (bike hire available for an additional $30).

'Dérivistes' or 'drifters' seek to experience bizarre encounters in unfamiliar places and left-over city spaces.

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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 Architecture on Show - Alts and Adds at Parracity Library

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Parramatta Library, 1B Civic Place, Parramatta
  • Free, booking required

Making the best of the space at your place - alterations and additions to your home. Sam Crawford will be discussing additions and alterations to your home and how to make the most of your home when the family continues to grow.

residential

Possum Creek House

Space Studio Pty Limited

The location of the site at the top of Pine Mountain in the Byron hinterland affords the house a 360 degree aspect, with optimum solar orientation.

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Architecture on Show: Sustainability

  • Aug. 25, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
  • FREE

Dunn & Hillam will talk about how built-in sustainability is the only way - without add-ons and offsetting - describing how basic principles of science are used to heat & cool buildings, and how using your library can be the best thing you do for your planet.

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Architecture on Show: International Projects

  • Sept. 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library 405 Crown Street Surry Hills
  • FREE

Andrew Burns will present his recently completed projects in Japan, London and the Hawkesbury River, exploring the relationship between landscape and geometry to create community, as a response to cultural context.

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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?

podcasts

Urban Conversations

A world-renowned urban economist showed how well-planned cities can make us “richer, smarter, greener, healthier and happier” in the department’s inaugural Urban Conversations event.

residential

Balmain House_2

Carterwilliamson Architects

The project was an alterations and additions to an 1860’s workers cottage in Sydney’s Inner West. Preserving and restoring the integrity of the existing cottage as part of the streetscape and the eclectic, urban fabric of Balmain was key to the development of the site.

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festivals

Grand Designs Live

  • Oct. 5, 2012 - Oct. 7, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Adult 28.50, student 23.50, children 15 and under FREE

A home show like no other, Grand Designs Live is returning to Sydney for its second year in October and will launch for the first time in Melbourne in September.

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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.

competitions and awards

SPUN 2012 Inaugural Architecture Awards

  • June 15, 2012 - Aug. 15, 2012
  • Sydney

To enable small practice architects to showcase their expertise and receive public and professional recognition of their work, SPUN (Small Practices Upper North) Architects Network Upper North District of NSW has launched its inaugural SPUN 2012 Architecture Awards on 15 ...

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Australian Timber Design Awards 2012

  • Feb. 13, 2012 - June 29, 2012
  • online
  • Entry costs $295 (includes GST)

There's still time to get your entry in for the Australian Timber Design Awards, but don't delay: Entries close 29 June 2012.

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Pyrmont: Parks Apartments and Change

  • June 23, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Meeting place: To be confirmed when booking.
  • $25/$15 AGHS Members incl light refreshmens

A gentle guided walk around Pyrmont's changing northern end to find out more about this dynamic suburb so close to Sydney.

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Living and Lodging in the City

  • June 6, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Auditorium, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $9/$7 RAHS members

Dr Lisa Murray will share with us some of her most recent research on lodgers in Redfern and surrounding suburbs.

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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.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Left-overs and in-betweens

A study of urban spaces, some ideas from Japan, and eleven themes for an urban sensibility Australian cities face some significant densification in the next half century - issues which ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Role of Architects in Indian Slum Renewal Through the Use of Spatial Information Technologies

Blog of a trip to India in early 2012 by Chris Johnson to research the role of women architects in driving slum renewal in India. The research is a the result of a BHTS Scholarship from the NSW ARB.

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competitions and awards

South East Asia Property Awards 2012

  • Nov. 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Shangri-La Hotel - Singapore
  • Early bird rates at US$3,000 for a table of 10 (normal rates US$4,000)

Now in its second year, the 2012 South East Asia Property Awards celebrate the best of the best in the region’s luxury residential property sector.

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70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses

  • May 17, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Esteemed architects Peter Tonkin and Timothy Hill discuss the relationship between the architect and owner and the linking of the building to its site, materials and architectural detailing.

residential

Art House

Marra + Yeh Architects

With an unconventional brief in the form a poem and a small budget, Marra + Yeh Architects restricted the architectural interventions with each intervention having a great effect. The result is one of a delightful and purposeful architecture but also one grounded in sustainable principles.

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exhibitions

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

  • June 23, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • Customs House Library, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • FREE, registration essential as limited spots available

Twelve leading NSW sustainable architects and building designers will be available to homeowners at Speed Date a Sustainable Designer, in Sydney on June 23.

residential

Cove House

FROM architecture

The arrangement of this house by FROM Architecture, follows existing rock formations that protrude the steep site & therefore a pavilion style, mass construction, architecture results.

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: Artistic Expression in Timber Flooring

  • July 10, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

This presentation will focus on what Parquetry flooring is and how it can be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of residential and commercial buildings. Learning outcomes: - Reasons to consider parquestry as a flooring choice - Understand the flooring ...

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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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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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Longueville House

John Burgess Architects

This residence by John Burgess Architects is located in a leafy suburban setting with the rear of the site fully exposed to the densely vegetated nature reserve. The site falls significantly to the rear of the block & the residence responds by stepping down the slope in a number of levels.

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Architecture on Show: Small Spaces / Big Ideas

  • April 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non-members

Living small has become a necessary and logical way of life. Sydney Architects Christopher Polly and Sam Crawford will each present a range of their practices’ projects that explore the possibilities of small spaces.

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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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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • April 15, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Oct. 3

  • Oct. 3, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • May 20, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • April 1, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

  • March 18, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

residential

Nelson Street development

Nick Bell D&A

This development by Nick Bell D&A provides an example of how sensitive modernist development can make a positive contribution to a conservation area.

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talks

2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Mr Greg Deas, Lend Lease

  • July 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

Built Environment 2012 Utzon Lecture Series Built Environment's Utzon Lecture Series was officially launched in 2010 by Jan Utzon, former UNSW student and son of the renowned Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Held on a regular basis at the UNSW's Kensington ...

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Timber Triumphs

  • March 20, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • Institute members free | non members $10 | Students $5

Architects Timothy Moon and Clinton Murray discuss recent award winning timber projects at Tusculum on March 20: Escarpment House and AIIM Processing and Devices Building.

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David Boyle, recent residential projects

  • March 13, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Instiute memebrs free | non members $10 | Students $5

David will present a selection of houses located on the Central Coast and Sydney during this talk at Tusculum. His residential projects have been widely published and awarded.

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Constable Residence

Suters Architects

The design of this residence in the Hunter Valley by Suters Architects, has effectively delivered a dual purpose building for private and invited public use, within an operating vineyard.

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talks

Australia House – a survey of contemporary practice

  • Feb. 28, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • The Australian Institute of Architects, Tusculum. 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • FREE

The competition brief was to provide a space in which Australian artists can work, live and display art. A selection of entrants will present their proposals this Tuesday @ Tusculum Talk.

festivals

Melbourne Open House 2012

  • July 28, 2012 - July 29, 2012
  • Melbourne Victoria
  • Free

Melbourne Open House (MOH) 2012 unlocks the city's significant buildings for the fine people of Melbourne (and her visitors) to explore. It's a rare opportunity to discover the often-hidden wealth of design, architecture, engineering and historic gems nestled around the ...

residential

Balonne River House

Fulton Trotter Architects

The Balonne River House is a five bedroom home situated on a long, narrow five acre block fronting the Balonne River, just off the main highway leading into St George. The clients have a long standing connection to Fulton Trotter, ...

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.

residential

Randwick Residence

CKDS Architecture

The project by CKDS Architecture has been designed as a modern addition that contrasts the existing semi-detached residence. The addition provides an interesting architectural presentation, whilst also creating fantastic light filled internal spaces that bring the external environment deep within the residence.

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talks

Eco-Challenge Home - Free Community Workshop

  • Feb. 25, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • Free

A free community workshop to learn valuable tricks on how to turn your home into an energy efficient, eco-friendly and healthy environment.

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exhibitions

Emergency Shelter Exhibition Brisbane

  • July 17, 2012 - July 20, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • King George Square Brisbane QLD
  • Free! (donations are welcome)

Australian and International architects have taken action, creating an exhibition highlighting the need for emergency shelters in disaster zones and bringing awareness to the public about the role of the design and construction industry in the aftermath of natural disasters. ...

research

Suburban Adaptation

Trina Day investigates an alternative strategy to accommodating increased population.

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continuing professional development

Murcutt Masterclass Stormtech Scholarship

  • July 8, 2012 - July 22, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Boyd Education Centre, 170 Riversdale Road, Tapitallee, NSW
  • 50% of $6,600

Only FOUR PLACES LEFT on the Twelfth Glenn Murcutt International Master Class 08 - 22 July 2012 Australia. Hurry hurry!

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continuing professional development

Rick Joy Master Class Blue Mountains

  • March 10, 2012 - March 16, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 336 Evans Lookout Road, Blackheath, NSW 2785
  • $3,300 inc GST

Arizona architect Rick Joy will join Richard Leplastrier, Peter Stutchbury and Lindsay Johnston for a one-week residential Architecture Master Class at Jemby Rinjah Lodge at Blackheath in the Blue Mountains.

competitions and awards

Houses Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - July 27, 2012
  • Online

The entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today. Entry submissions accepted from 16 January 2012 until 30 March 2012.

competitions and awards

Australian Interior Design Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - April 27, 2012
  • Online

Any Australian-based design professional may enter, including interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, architects and all other design professionals. Entry submissions will be accepted until 14 February 2012.

competitions and awards

Houses Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - July 27, 2012
  • Level 6, 163 Eastern Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

The entries provide a unique insight into contemporary residential design and the contribution Australia’s architects and designers make to enhancing the way we live today. Entry submissions accepted from 16 January 2012 until 30 March 2012.

competitions and awards

Australian Interior Design Awards 2012

  • Jan. 25, 2012 - April 27, 2012
  • Level 6, 163 Eastern Road, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Any Australian-based design professional may enter, including interior designers, interior decorators, interior architects, architects and all other design professionals. Entry submissions will be accepted until 14 February 2012.

residential

Alexandria Residence

DAVIS ARCHITECTS

The brief called upon the need to expand and transform a single storey run down cottage whilst maintaining the character of the existing streetscape and urban frame work.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb. 19

  • Feb. 19, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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walks

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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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 8

  • Jan. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

Getting beyond the post–card view of the city and its two shimmering icons, SAW 3 reveals the city at her rawest and most spectacular, her most self–conscious and most corrupt.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 5

  • Feb. 5, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 15

  • Jan. 15, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80. (+$30 if you need a bike). Includes free mini-city SAW guide.

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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walks

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.

podcasts

Rachel Neeson, AIA 2011 Robin Boyd winner, shows By Design the winning house

Architect Rachel Neeson takes By Design's Janne Ryan on a tour of the four-level family house in Castlecrag on Sydney Harbour that won her firm the Australian Institute of Architect's ...

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 ...

podcasts

Jan Gehl on planning for a burgeoning population

As the world population clock ticks over to 7 billion, we all face concerns about how we will eat and live together. Urban consultant Jan Gehl is particularly interested in ...

podcasts

Iconic Aussie houses from the 70s 80s and 90s.

A collaboration between an architect and a client to create a perfectly tailored home that speaks of the owner is a luxury not many Australians have experienced. The stories of ...

podcasts

Living small

Australian houses are the largest in the world -- the average new dwelling is 253 square metres, with most new houses well over 400 square metres. We did a quick ...

podcasts

$1,000 House project

And small houses is the topic of the day, it seems, because our next guest Tony Ciochetti has initiated a very challenging project to build houses for $1,000. In Australia ...

podcasts

What we want in a home

The housing priorities of Australians are changing, with more people valuing aspects of where they live than a big garden or a large block. A study from the Grattan Institute ...

websites

Forecasting demand for architecture

ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies.

tours

Emergency Architects Australia Solomon Islands Trip

  • Jan. 8, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2012
  • Solomon Islands
  • $3500 ex Brisbane

An opportunity to travel to The Solomon Islands to participate in the delivery of village latrines over a 2 week period.

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conferences

Strawbale Design

  • March 17, 2012 - March 18, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Southern Highlands NSW Australia
  • Full/Student

Design & build with strawbales, weekend residential workshop, 11 formal hours for registered architects as a CPD activity.

continuing professional development

The Architecture of Zero Net Emissions Housing CP1110

  • Nov. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2012
  • Sydney
  • EARLYBIRD SPECIAL $49.95 - Save $10: Ends 30 Nov

Caroline Pidcock, director of Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability, explains what is involved in achieving ‘net zero emissions housing.’

continuing professional development

Codes SEPP - NSW Housing Code AW1112

  • Nov. 1, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2012
  • Sydney
  • EARLYBIRD SPECIAL $74.95 - Save $15: Ends Dec 15

An overview of State Environmental Planning Policy (Exempt and Complying Development Codes) 2008 (the Codes SEPP) inclusive of the changes brought in February 2011.

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talks

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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talks

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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talks

Architecture On Show at Woollahra: Celebrating Heritage Architecture

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Woollahra Council Chambers, Mansfield Room. 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.
  • Free, booking required

In association with the Sydney Architecture Festival, Woollahra Council invites residents to join Australia's leading architects as they share their design secrets and take you inside some of the most stunning heritage properties in Sydney's east. The evening will be ...

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talks

Architecture On Show at the Bowen Library Maroubra with Rachel Neeson

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Randwick - Bowen Library Maroubra
  • Free, no bookings

The Castlecrag House is a major alterations and additions project. The clients had a long association with the site as the existing house was built by 'Grandfather'. Particular components of the existing house were retained partly for their capacity to ...

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talks

Architecture On Show at Kogarah Town Square Library with Anthony Nolan

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Kogarah Town Square Library
  • Free, no bookings

Our house is a fairly unremarkable freestanding double brick house with tile roof on a modestly sized relatively flat site, located within Marrickville in Sydney. When we purchased it we did all of the usual things, such as ripping up ...

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talks

Architecture On Show at the Stanton Library North Sydney with Alex Kibble

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Stanton Library North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Alex Kibble discusses the sustainable benefits of adaptive reuse and the generation of meaningful projects that are responsive to human activity. Case studies will include several North Sydney houses as well as Nutcote; Canberra Glassworks - an award winning adaptive ...

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exhibitions

Grand Designs Australia Live

  • Oct. 21, 2011 - Oct. 23, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydeny Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
  • Ticketed, booking required

podcasts

Shrinking homes and tiny houses

For decades houses have been getting bigger: we've all heard of McMansions. But are things changing?

residential

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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continuing professional development

Specification of Concrete Polishing

  • Oct. 18, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 61-63 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria, 2015 NSW
  • Free

An in depth perspective on how Concrete Polishing works, Environmental benefits, Specification and Design ideas for Floors, Bench tops, Vanities, Fireplaces etc. Concrete By Design is a pre-eminent polish concrete company with offices in Sydneyand Brisbane as well as contracts ...

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A conversation with Arie van der Neut, Director HDVN Architects

  • Sept. 1, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St Potts Point NSW
  • A+ and SONA members $15.00, Institute members $30.00, Student non-members $25.00, Non-members: $65.

Arie van der Neut, Director of The Netherlands’ 2010 Architecture Firm of the Year HDVN Architects, will visit Sydney for a talk at Tusculum, TODAY, Don't miss it!!

residential

Castlecrag House

Neeson Murcutt

There was a desire in the brief to retain a sense of the original in the proposal for the new. Materials, elements and ‘moments’ of the existing house had to be translated into the new design without becoming kitsch or overly sentimental. Read more about this project by Neeson Murcutt.

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tours

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?

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To give an air of restfulness? The legacy of Sydney Edwardian architect Edward Jeaffreson Jackson

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

The English-born and trained architect Edward Jeaffreson Jackson (1862-1952) claimed to have introduced the now ubiquitous red terracotta roof tile to Sydney. He made an important contribution to the development of Australia's "Federation-style" architecture as exponent of English-Revivalism in the ...

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

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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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 ...

talks

Australian Houses of the 1950s & 1960s

  • Oct. 21, 2011 - Oct. 22, 2011
  • Museum of Sydney, Corner Phillip & Bridge Streets, Sydney
  • Ticketed, booking required

Join leading experts and commentators to explore the architecture and design of Australia's 1950s and 60s houses. We will discuss the emergence of the modern Australian house, interior design and icons of the period and the challenges and opportunities posed ...

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Affordable Housing - The Way To The Future

  • Oct. 20, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra, NSW 2025
  • Free, booking required, RSVP by 18 October

Australia is facing a massive housing affordability crisis. Close to half a million low income families were said to be in "housing stress". Australia currently has a housing stock deficit estimated to be in excess of 180,000. This number is ...

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exhibitions

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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Bruno Taut: Master Architect in Colourful Berlin - Exhibition

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

Bruno Taut is one of the most eminent architects of German Modernism. On the occasion of his 125th birthday, the Berlin Werkbund dedicated this exhibition of his projects to him. Bruno Taut's residential settlements in Berlin set architectural and urban ...

continuing professional development

Inspirational & Technical Timber Presentations

The Timber Development Association is offering a selection of in-house presentations to inspire building professionals in the use of timber for residential, commercial and infrastructure projects.

competitions and awards

2011 Australian Timber Design Awards, People's Choice Award

  • July 22, 2011 - Oct. 1, 2011
  • PO Box 154, St Leonards, NSW 1590

View all entries into the 2011 Australian Timber Design Awards and cast your vote! Online voting now open!

festivals

2011 Sydney Architecture Festival

  • Oct. 20, 2011 - Oct. 31, 2011
  • Sydney
  • Varies

Architecture comes alive for the annual Sydney Architecture Festival! Mark the dates in your diary!

residential

Petersham House

Sam Crawford Architects

This project by Sam Crawford Architects is a great example of how dedicated and engaged clients, together with a challenging set of site constraints, make for both a rewarding design process and outcome.

nighttime
talks

Surry Hills Warehouse Conversions: HPM Factory Project + Strelein Warehouse

  • July 26, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksWinter 11 INTRODUCTION: Kieran McinerneySPEAKER: Chris HaughtonTwo warehouse conversion projects at very different scales, one residential and one commercial. Haughton Design will present their redevelopment of the former HPM factory to create a fashion school, ...

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sept. 18

  • Sept. 18, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Aug. 21

  • Aug. 21, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80

The Situationalist International drifted through the city randomly, deliberately disrupting familiar ways of experiencing the city; organised spontaneity. 'Dérivistes or 'drifters' seek to experience bizarre encounters in unfamiliar places and left-over city spaces. We will explore Sydney tangentially, beginning with ...

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sept. 4

  • Sept. 4, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80

Projects on the tour include recent works by PTW, Seidler Associates, Rod Simpson, TZG, JPW, Smart Design, BVN, Mac Interactive, Engelen Moore, 6 Degrees, Dom Alvaro, Neeson Murcutt and FJMT.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Aug. 7

  • Aug. 7, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80

The Situationalist International drifted through the city randomly, deliberately disrupting familiar ways of experiencing the city; organised spontaneity. 'Dérivistes or 'drifters' seek to experience bizarre encounters in unfamiliar places and left-over city spaces. We will explore Sydney tangentially, beginning with ...

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - July 24

  • July 24, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • General $90, Concession $80

The Situationalist International drifted through the city randomly, deliberately disrupting familiar ways of experiencing the city; organised spontaneity. 'Dérivistes or 'drifters' seek to experience bizarre encounters in unfamiliar places and left-over city spaces. We will explore Sydney tangentially, beginning with ...

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competitions and awards

2011 Newcastle Division Architecture Awards Dinner

  • July 29, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Noah's On The Beach, Cnr Shortland Esplanade & Zaara Street Newcastle NSW 2300
  • Tickets $100 per person

The 2011 Newcastle Division Architecture Awards regonises the best in design excellence within the diverse area of the Newcastle Division. The awards cover architecture completed within the last three years from the sunny coastal shores of the Central Coast, out ...

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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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NextGen Symposium: The Next generation of Affordable Housing

  • Aug. 8, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Bon Marche Studio, UTS, Level 1, Bldg 3, 755 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007
  • Free

The ‘NextGen’ initiative investigates options for the next generation of affordable or social urban Australian housing within the context of the global housing affordability crisis.

podcasts

Keep the walls AND put the dunny outside!

In the face of an ever increasing desire for bigger houses, a case for the miniature and for keeping the walls in our houses, and putting the bathrooms and toilets outside.

podcasts

Eco-Cubby: Teaching children sustainable design

Eco-Cubby is a workshop program for children that places architects and designers in schools to promote the concept of sustainable design.

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continuing professional development

Where Are We? An Update on the Sustainable Housing Industry

  • July 29, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 5 Strickland Street Rose Bay NSW 2029
  • $75.00 (discounts available)

You will hear ... Insights into the current and future sustainable housing practices nationally and globally. This educational and inspiring seminar will use case studies as a backdrop. Cameron will identify the problems that need to be addressed and the ...

festivals

2011 Sydney Architecture Festival Launch

  • Aug. 4, 2011
  • Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle

Launch of 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival at Sydney College of the Arts coinciding with the launch "Neues Bauen International 1927/2002" For more information on Bauhaus and Beyond go to www.goethe.de/Australia or http://sydney.edu.au/sca/. Visit the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival website for ...

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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. ...

residential

Small House

Woods Bagot

Winner of the 2011 Architecture Awards by the Australian Institute of Architects in the Residential Architecture-Houses and Small Project Architecture categories!

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Harry Seidler - Transforming Sydney

  • June 21, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney
  • FREE - No Booking Required

Colin Griffiths will draw on his working relationship with Harry Seidler to discuss the extensive body of work that garnered Seidler national and international recognition. Accompanied by photography by Max Dupain & Seidler.

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competitions and awards

2011 NSW Architecture Presentation/Awards Evening

  • July 1, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sydney Hilton, 488 George Street
  • Cocktail Ticket $95, Dinner Ticket $175

Come and celebrate the best of architecture in NSW at the official presentation of the 2011 Architecture Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Sydney Hilton, 488 George Street, on Friday 1 July. Doors open at 5.30pm for drinks ...

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tours

2011 Awards Houses Tour

  • July 16, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • Non Member $150, Student Non Member $120, Members $120, Sona Member $90

The only tour for this year, featuring houses entered into the Architecture Awards Program for 2011.

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2011 Gold Medal Tour Presentation

  • June 15, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • Non Member $30, Student Non Member $15, Members FREE

Awarded annually since 1960, the Institute's Gold Medal is the architectural profession's highest accolade. The 2011 Gold Medal recognises Graeme Gunn, a Melbourne-based architect known as 'being a fighter for better housing for all Australians' and for working consistently to ...

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exhibitions

The Housing Project Exhibition

  • July 20, 2011 - Aug. 27, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Compund Interest: Centre for The Applied Arts, 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood, Melbourne
  • Free

An exhibition and installation engaging with issues of urban design, density and housing that will open at Pin-up Architecture & Design Project space as part of the State of Design Festival.

podcasts

Micromansions: The Hutwheels Project

A podcast looking at a new push to encourage people to downsize into smaller homes, and an interesting project to reinvent the mobile home as an affordable and sustainable housing form.

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NSW Government Planning & Infrastructure - Draft Policies on Exhibition

  • March 3, 2011 - May 31, 2011
  • 23-33 Bridge Street, Sydney NSW 2000

With the bulk of new homes needed to accommodate Sydney's growth to be built in existing urban areas, the Department of Planning has released two new draft publications for comment: Centres Design Guidelines & Good Design for Medium Density Living. ...

residential

Balmain House

TFAD Pty Ltd

This project was for the renovation of a single storey semi-detached cottage in Balmain. The design has maximised the amount of space available on a small site and provided a light and breezy house which has excellent connection and relationship to the exterior.

podcasts

Floating Architecture

Following the Queensland floods, By Design discussed how we can better design our cities to hold back the waters. Waterstudio.NL is a Netherlands architectural firm that specialises in floating structures to counter concerns about floods.

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talks

Sustainable Lessons from the Vernacular (Lessons from the Past)

  • May 3, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Library Plaza, 170 George Street, Liverpool
  • Free

To coincide with Liverpool Regional Museum hosting of the Built for the Bush Exhibition, Tone Wheeler from Environa Studio will talk about sustainable design practices.

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Built for the bush: the green architecture of rural Australia

  • April 2, 2011 - May 12, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • The Liverpool Regional Museum, corner of the Hume Highway and Congressional Drive, Liverpool

Explores the energy efficient features of Australia’s 19th century country homes and the reappearance of many of these traditional practices in contemporary green architecture.

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Hamilton Courtyard House

Gunn Dyring Architects

Melbourne architect Graeme Gunn was presented with prestigious 2011 AIA Gold Medal. Read about one of his most recent projects, Hamilton Courtyard House, completed with practice partner Sophie Dyring.

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Hillside Pavilions at The Ecovillage

degenhartSHEDD

This home is designed to fit to the contour of its hillside site as a glove would fit to a hand. Streetscape is a vertually non-existent concept for this site, being accessed by a narrow driveway that deptly winds its ...

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Ecovillage Co-housing

degenhartSHEDD

This project has not been constructed, but it is designed to contribute to the streetscape of its small hamlet through a very articulated street presentation, expressing the separate bedroom pavilions that form a fundamental characteristic of this project. Two of ...

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talks

In Detail: DPR House. Marsh Cashman Koolloos

  • May 17, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksAutumn 11 SPEAKER: Mark CashmanINTRODUCTION: Angel Roumeliotis, ArtetechneThe conceptual framework for this house was one of house as landscape. We set out to design a house that would have a typography and where activities and ...

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The Camperdown Project: Delivering Sydney's First Common Ground Model Project

  • May 10, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksAutumn 11 SPEAKER: James Sandwith - Project Architect HASSELLINTRODUCTION: Kristen Saul - Senior Planner, HASSELL The Camperdown Project Common Ground Model will provide a contemporary building for the accommodation of people affected by or at ...

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Houses: Part 2

  • April 19, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksAutumn 11 SPEAKERS: Tom Ferguson - Tom Ferguson Architects, Justin Noxon - Noxon Giffen Architects, John Rose & Lachlan Rowe - Tanner ArchitectsINTRODUCTION: Matt Reynolds Continuing our exploration of the Great Australian Dream we consider ...

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1 Yagoi Hamlet, Ecovillage

degenhartSHEDD

1 Yagoi sits mid-way up a hill at the Valley Terraces, Ecovillage, being serviced by a one-lane kerbless road that provides access to only about four homes. The streetscape presentation is evident from the main road long before this small ...

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Pobblebonk Place, The Ecovillage

degenhartSHEDD

The house is perched like a bird with outstretched wings on the side of a gentle hill, with a magnificent backdrop of native forest behind.

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Broken Ridge

John Burgess Architects

The Broken Ridge residence is located in a curvaceous rural landscape. The property is not visible from the road and enjoys full north orientation and sweeping views of rainforrest clad hills to the east. This context of space and light ...

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CODA

STANISIC ASSOCIATES

CODA has an iconic presence in the urban setting due to its distinctive curved form, environmental metallic louvre screen which wraps around the street edge and the cantilevered, wing-like, floating roof. The building design focuses on passive design principles to ...

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EMERALD

STANISIC ASSOCIATES

A residential redevelopment of the former industrial site in Zetland, consisting of 7 individual buildings sited around a central courtyard.

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Redefining the Inner City Typology

Architects Johannsen + Associates

In keeping with the street character the street front of this development appears as a modest infill of the traditional terrace typology, but unexpectedly proves to be a series of light and airy contemporary spaces.

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ALISON ROAD

STANISIC ASSOCIATES

The proposed multi-unit project contributes to its context by responding to the existing urban and landscape setting.The site is located on the eastern side of Alison Road, opposite the green open space of Royal Randwick Racecourse. Its area is 1,550 ...

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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.

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festivals

Melbourne Open House 2011

  • July 30, 2011 - July 31, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Melbourne Victoria
  • Free

Melbourne Open House (MOH) 2011 unlocks the city's significant buildings for the fine people of Melbourne (and her visitors) to explore. It's a rare opportunity to discover the often-hidden wealth of design, architecture, engineering and historic gems nestled around the ...

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Small site, big house!

Trevor Hall Architects

A small disused single storey commercial building in Surry Hills is turned into a house, a studio and a garage. Given the size of the structure the design becomes increasingly critical. There is no space to spare!

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Bond Apartments, Mosman

Blackmore Design Group

Bond is an example of urban consolidation in a prestige area of Sydney, exemplifying the potential to successfully merge low scale heritage items with high density living - an ever-growing necessity in suburbs surrounding the Sydney CBD.

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exhibitions

LAVA 'Home of the Future' Exhibition

  • March 16, 2011 - April 4, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
  • FREE

LAVA 'Home of the Future' An exhibition of recent work by the Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (LAVA). On Wednesday 16th March 2011 from 7 - 9pm, at the UTS Architecture, Kensington St Warehouse, 50 Kensington St Chippendale (corner Outram St) ...

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Euryalus House

Luigi Rosselli Architects

The plan of this house has two distinct wings and a narrow connection between the two. The larger wing is rectangular and rationally planned, the shorter wing is the more irregularly shaped curved section of the house. The front and ...

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Curraghbeena House

Luigi Rosselli Architects

The L-shaped contemporary addition to Curraghbeena House embraces the core of the original building's rooms over 3 storeys to the south, the road alignment to the west and the foreshore building line to the east. The majority of the large ...

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Murra Murra

Luigi Rosselli Architects

Boasting one of the most scenic settings in Sydney, the site of Prince Henry at Little Bay is loaded with history. Firstly as a significant aboriginal site; since the 1880s an important coastal hospital with a rich legacy collection of ...

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Trends: Australian houses getting bigger

Architect Adam Haddow has been around the world on a Churchill scholarship looking at the size of houses. He has found that houses in Australia are getting bigger. They are, ...

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Conversation: theatrical houses move us on from open plan

French-born, Sydney-based architect Guy de Compiegne has some interesting ideas that we haven't really explored at all on By Design. That is, how the entertaining space in our houses is ...

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Ewingsdale Residence

Zaher Architects

This project was an alteration and addition to an existing house. The site is a 2 acre block in a suburban setting called Ewingsdale ( 5 Minutes from Byron Bay ). The existing house is a double storey brick veneer ...

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Art + Architecture 11

  • Feb. 10, 2011 - Feb. 26, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 82-84 George Street Redfern, Sydney 2016
  • FREE

Art + Architecture 11 Home - Real And Ideal 19 Artists From Boutwell Draper Gallery + 19 Sydney Architects

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Surf Road

Nick Bell D&A

The project is located on a steep slope on the downhill side of the road. Contextually this results in buildings presenting little to the street except roofs, garages and landscaping. Whilst working within the same restrictive parameters the project seeks ...

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talks

Architecture On Show - LIVE at Surry Hills!

  • Feb. 26, 2011
  • 2 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members; $10 for non-members

The terrace house presents a unique architectural challenge. Despite the limitations, it is a building type where architects can often create surprising spatial combinations and a small paradise.

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Avalon Granny Flat

Heine Architects Pty Limited

I offer this building as an efficient use of space, as an example of the useful recycling of a building and the successful application of the recent NSW Government's Affordable Housing initiative. The original building was an illegal flat in ...

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Parkview, Wheller Gardens

Fulton Trotter Architects

The new Parkview facility is an aged care residential building sited in the middle of Wheller Gardens Aged Care campus in Chermside, Brisbane.

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Erksineville house

Andrew Burns Architect

Beyond the front door the dwelling is transformed, with an unexpected presence of gardens throughout...The design was generated through detailed conversations with the clients about how they would imagine their lifestyle being in the new house...

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Dulwich Hill Residence

Davis Architects

The main Challenge was how to access north sun into the living areas on a south facing block. This was achieved through large angled light scoops.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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R House, Coogee

Rolf Ockert Design

Designing on a small site in this wonderful location brought with it major challenges. Having been tightly restricted by the small site, the immediately adjoining, terrace-like neighbours and the height restrictions, the house is a box.

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John Birmingham on home

John Birmingham made his name as a writer with stories of home, or rather homes, having lived in far too many of them with more flat-mates than is really necessary or probably safe.

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At-risk youth building their own house

What's special about this house is that it is being built by a group of 'at risk' young men who are gaining a trade along the way and potentially the keys to their very first home. This project -- Affordable Housing for Life -- is funded by the federal government and Marist Youth Care.

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Living in density in Greater Sydney

  • Dec. 2, 2010
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 377–383 Sussex Street, Sydney
  • $35.00 (waged) and $10.00 (unwaged)

This half-day seminar aims to bring together a group of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of living in greater density – and what this means for households on low incomes.

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Reincarnated McMansions

  • Nov. 28, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Coorner of Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • General: $10, Conc: $5

Reincarnated McMansion aims to audit, dismantle and rebuild an existing McMansion to create two or three new homes, applying best practice environmentally sustainable design principles.

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By Design at Home

No matter where we find ourselves, we make a home. A place we are cocooned. A place where we can dream. Five thoughtful Australians discuss house, home and shelter.

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conferences

Green Cites 2011

  • Feb. 27, 2011 - March 2, 2011
  • 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Melbourne, VIC 3000

Green Cities 2011 is back with a fresh new approach. Whether you are new to green building or have been committed for years, Green Cities has the essentials for green buildings and sustainable communities.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: 'Gehry Partners: New Work' by Craig Webb

  • Oct. 28, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway 2007
  • FREE

'Gehry Partners: New Work' Presented by Craig Webb, partner who will be discussing the recent work completed by Gehry Partners including the new Apartment tower in Manhattan '8 Spruce' (pictured). Gehry Partners, led by Frank Gehry, are currently working on ...

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PRC Current Thinking Seminar

  • Oct. 27, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • New Law Building Foyer, The University of Sydney
  • Free, RSVP essential

International Forum on Post Disaster Planning from New Orleans and Kobe to Victoria and Haiti Join Ed Blakely, Honorary Professor of Urban Policy at the US Studies Centre, and a panel of experts as they discuss key issues in the ...

#1 Achieving Density

Tim Williams, Architect    

Surely we should be achieving Greater Density Now, not when we have used up all the easy land and have no choice...

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On a shoot with architectural photographer Jon Linkins

By Design visits the prize-winning Donovan Hill-designed Z House in Brisbane with photographer Jon Linkins. We wanted to see how a professional architectural photographer interprets and interacts with a house. ...

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festivals

SAF 2010 - Boomburbs: Andrew Merry

  • Oct. 16, 2010 - Feb. 13, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Cnr Bridge & Philip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult $10 Child/Concession $5 | Family $20 | Members free

One of the biggest challenges facing Sydney is housing its growing population, predicted to rise from 4.5 million to 6 million by 2036. The dream of home ownership is strongly desired, if increasingly unobtainable for many. Over 200,000 new homes ...

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SAF 2010 - Inner West Residential Tour

  • Nov. 5, 2010
  • 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Inner West, Sydney
  • $30.00

Organised by the Inner West Architects Network, this Spring Houses Tour is an exploration of architectural house design, just to the west of the Sydney CBD. A showcase of modernism in an inner city tableau, this tour will look at ...

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SAF 2010 - Architect Designed Project Homes

  • Oct. 27, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free with Museum entry ($10 adult/$6 concession/Powerhouse members free)

Tone Wheeler & Ken Woolley The interface between professional design and popular buildings is one of the most contentious areas of architectural history. During the 1960s and 1970s some of Australia's best-known architects applied their talents to small project homes. ...

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SAF 2010 - Reincarnating McMansions

  • Oct. 24, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free with Museum entry ($10 adult/$6 concession/Powerhouse members free)

Australian cities are notable for an unsustainable combination of cheap energy, suburban sprawl and big houses. The Reincarnated McMansion project seeks to act as a catalyst for a new, greener and more sustainable approach to suburban redevelopment that goes beyond ...

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continuing professional development

Five Keys to a Sustainable Home Seminar

  • April 14, 2011 - April 29, 2011
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • $70

WHAT TOPICS DOES THE SEMINAR COVER?> Five keys to a sustainable home> Budgeting for a sustainable build> Construction methods> Future proofing WHY ATTEND?> See a truly sustainable home in all its glory!> Learn the keys to designing and constructing a ...

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SAF 2010 - Sydney Open

  • Nov. 6, 2010 - Nov. 7, 2010
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney
  • $40/$30

Sydney Open is a biennial architectural event staged by The Historic Houses Trust and supported by City of Sydney in which 70 buildings of significance, either heritage or newly designed, are opened for the general public to enjoy. Highlights include ...

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SAF 2010 - Home Stories

  • Oct. 23, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Government House, Sydney
  • $45.00, $40.00 (concession)

Six well-known Australians - Richard Leplastrier, David Clark, Ruth Ritchie, John Birmingham, Larissa Behrendt and Tim Ross will discuss house, home and shelter. From a wide-range of professions, including literature, architecture and government, our panel of erudite commentators will each ...

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Introduction to CoHousing

  • Sept. 25, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 7 New Street, Lawson - Mavis Wood Hall, Mid Blue Mountains Community Centre
  • Free

This new sustainable and intentional neighbourhood initiative in the Blue Mountains, based on a collaborative model, is well established in Northern Europe and the US. The social, environmental and economical benefits of such a development has proven to be significant ...

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exhibitions

From Form To Formless Curated by Patrick Keane

  • Sept. 16, 2010 - Oct. 17, 2010
  • 8 a.m.
  • The Red Room, Ground Floor Customs House Sydney
  • Free

FROM FORM TO FORMLESS exploring non linear spaces over five decades, Customs House - exhibits, reviews and celebrates an unlocked undercurrent in Australian architecture. Curated by Patrick Keane for Customs House Sydney, the exhibition focuses specifically on projects demonstrating innovative ...

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conferences

FORUM: "Melbourne's Urban Growth Boundary"

  • Sept. 9, 2010 - Sept. 9, 2010
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • RMIT bld50, 11 Orr Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria
  • gold coin donation

The Victorian State government recently announced that Melbourne's urban growth boundary will be expanded, an increase roughly equivalent to four times the size of Philip Island, that is expected to accommodate 134,000 new houses (that's about 3.1 dwellings per hectare, ...

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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. ...

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2010 Sydney Architecture Festival

  • Oct. 20, 2010 - Nov. 7, 2010
  • 6 a.m.
  • Sydney
  • Varies

The 4th Sydney Architecture Festival invites residents to engage with the built environment with an event program that will feature an informative and entertaining program of architectural talks, exhibitions, films, outdoor architecture installations, boat, bicycle and walking tours, and children's ...

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talks

TNL: Building Schools in Uganda: The complex role of the foreign architect

  • Sept. 2, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Ben Slee, Architect Introduction: Anna Rubbo, FADP About the talkThis talk will focus on my experience of building two schools in Uganda and some of the lessons learned. It will highlight the challenges of designing at a distance, and the ...

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TNL: The long history of planning and why this matters in New South Wales

  • Aug. 26, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Alan Peters, FADPIntroduction: John McInerney, City of Sydney CouncillorCo-hosted with the Planning Research Centre About the talkPlanning gets bad press in New South Wales. Yet Sydney regularly features on lists of the best places in the world to live, more ...

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SRD Change10 - Sustainable Design workshops

  • Aug. 7, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • pyd building, 197 Young Street Waterloo NSW 2017 #201
  • free

Sustainable Design workshops Graduates Talk Sustainability Saturday August 7 10:30 -15:00 10:30- 11:00 Free Style on SRD, Change exhibition series. Greg Campbell 11:00- 11:30 'Agri-Housing/ Precinct'; Empowerment through the production of food. Gilo Holtzman 11:30- 12:15 Sustainable Fashion, Fashion ecologic. ...

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SRD Change10 Graduate Sustainable Design Exhibition

  • Aug. 2, 2010 - Aug. 15, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 197 young street waterloo, NSW 2017
  • free

FRESH IDEAS and solutions to creating our sustainable future...SRD Change 10 : Graduate Sustainable Design Exhibition "The SRD Change exhibition, now in its 7th year, is growing to a whole new level… presenting an impressive 'snap shot' of the future, ...

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talks

TNL: Metamorphoses: Concepts and Constructions

  • Aug. 19, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Speakers: Chris L. Smith, Sarah Benton, Ross Anderson, FADPIntroduction: Terry Smith, Visiting Professor FADPAbout the talkThe mythic stories of Ovid's Metamorphoses are a song to transformation and change. This talk accompanies an exhibition in the Tin Sheds Gallery of 15 ...

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TNL: On the Hallucinatory Function of Architecture

  • Aug. 12, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Title: On the Hallucinatory Function of Architecture: Histories of Architecture in Walter Benjamin's ArcadeSpeaker: Terry Smith, University of PittsburghIntroduction: Gevork Hartoonian, University of CanberraAbout the talkBenjamin's Arcades Project is a labyrinthine archive of data, images andinterpretations of Paris, to him ...

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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tours

Sustainable House Day

  • Sept. 12, 2010
  • 6 a.m.
  • Australia Wide
  • FREE

Some of Australia's greenest homes will open their doors to the public for the ninth annual Sustainable House Day on Sunday 12 September - showcasing the country's most environmentally sustainable and innovative homes that invest in renewable energy, recycling and ...

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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 ...

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conferences

3rd International Urban Design Conference

  • Aug. 31, 2010 - Sept. 1, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National Convention Centre, Canberra
  • Starts from $790.00

Join us for the 3rd International Urban Design Conference being held from 30th August to 1st September 2010 at the National Convention Centre- Canberra. "Designs On Our Future" What impact will the debate over sustainable population for Australia have on ...

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continuing professional development

Energy Code Compliance in Buildings (BCA Section J) short course

  • Aug. 5, 2010 - Aug. 29, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • $1920.00

This short course offers an understanding of the regulatory framework that applies to the energy efficient design of commercial buildings in Australia. Participants attending the 6 day short course will attract 10 formal points of CPD. Course Outline Day 1 ...

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National Population Summit

  • July 20, 2010
  • 8:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Casula Powerhouse, 1 Casula Road, Casula

Councillor Alison McLaren President of the Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils Ltd Invites you to attend the National Population Summit "Managing population growth is a key factor in maintaining Australia's economic and social prosperity, now and for the future. ...

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tours

Houses Tour

  • July 24, 2010
  • 8:15 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSw 2011
  • $90 for student $120 for member and $150 for non members

Our next houses tour is a full day tour featuring houses entered into this years awards and will be held on Saturday July 24. This will be an amazing tour, visiting four homes including "The Leichhardt House" by Terroir, 'Glebe ...

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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 ...

residential

Harpa Apartments, Little Bay

Architects Johannsen + Assoicates

Responding to its unique coastal setting and heritage-listed neighbours of the former Prince Henry Hospital, this boutique apartment development establishes a high quality precedent in the emerging residential village developed and master planned by Landcom. Harpa achieves a relaxed, environmentally ...

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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 ...

podcasts

Making waves: Chicago's Aqua Tower

In Chicago a new 82-storey apartment building called Aqua Tower has captured the city's imagination and that of architecture commentators around the world. Rather than a uniform glass tower of ...

residential

Five Winds, Northbridge

Architects Johannsen + Associates

The original house was named Five Winds which we took as a clue that the site experienced wind from every direction. This is due to the site's exposed and elevated position on the southern side of the Northbridge peninsula. The ...

continuing professional development

Reflections on the Homegame

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

This is an online event: 100 Years of Works outside the Modernist Mindset Rex Addison was asked by Architecture Australia in 2004 to design a page to be made into a poster to mark 100 years of publication. Rex made ...

continuing professional development

Passive Solar Design

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

This is an online event: This talk by Caroline Pidcock succinctly outlines her understanding of the principals of Passive Solar Design and demonstrates how these are applied in the real world. Firstly, the fundamentals of the science of passive solar ...

continuing professional development

Retro-fitting for Accessibility

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

This is an online event: Jane Bringolf is the Executive Director of Independent Living Centre, NSW. In this presentation Jane explores the social and design history of housing for people with a disability and sets out the new concept of ...

continuing professional development

Development Planning with Bushfire Constraints

  • Sept. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $89.95

This is an online event: Rod Rose outlines the information Planners and Architects require to effectively address bushfire concerns in approving and building developments. After providing an overview of the relevant legislation, which has resulted in bushfire issues being a ...

continuing professional development

SPECIAL! Wild about Harry

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

This is an online event: Henry Feiner, a partner at the firm of Harry Seidler and Associates, presents a tribute to Australia's most influential architect, Harry Seidler. By referring to a diverse selection of Seidler's architecture, from residential houses to ...

continuing professional development

Public Melbourne

  • Sept. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $119.95

This is an online event: Professor Rob Adams works at the City of Melbourne where he has, for the last twenty years, led a program on the urban design of the city. He has been instrumental in transforming the city ...

continuing professional development

Australian New Urbanism in Practice - Wendy Morris

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

This is an online event: Wendy Morris has been integrally involved in New Urbanism since its inception in the early 1990s. New Urbanism encourages urban planning which is diverse in use and population, is scaled for the pedestrian but capable ...

continuing professional development

3 IN A POCKET - Rex Addison

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

This is an online event: "The influences and thoughts behind the design and construction of three buildings, sited side by side, in a back pocket of land in the Brisbane suburb of Taringa." Rex Addison's architecture demonstrates construction ingenuity, sensitivity ...

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 3

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

This is an online event: This is the third of three seminars on the life, work and influences of Sydney Ancher as an architect. These seminars are live presentations by the Historic Houses Trust and Docomomo (Documentation and Conservation of ...

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 2

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

This is an online event: This is the second of three seminars about the life, work and influences of Sydney Ancher as an architect. These seminars are live presentations by the Historic Houses Trust and Docomomo (Documentation and Conservation of ...

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 1

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

This is an online event: These seminars are live presentations by the Historic Houses Trust and Docomomo (Documentation and Conservation of the Modernist Movement) in Australia, recorded at the Rose Seidler House in Sydney, Australia, during August 2005. The trilogy ...

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Access, Equity and Design: Michael Fox AM

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

This is an online event: Michael Fox, Director of Access Australia, is an architect and internationally recognised leader in the field of access and equity. This course outlines the legal and technical requirements regarding access to and within the built ...

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Tranquility of Space - Mark Cashman

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

This is an online event: Mark Cashman begins by examining an article on Great Australian Places appreciated by a range of people, postulating unifying architectural qualities that may evoke a rapport from disparate individuals. He then draws parallels with his ...

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Assemblage: Virginia Kerridge - Architect

  • Feb. 28, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2011
  • Sydney
  • $59.95

This is an online event: Virginia Kerridge's work is inspiring in its beautiful combination of materials and harmonious integration with site. Virginia describes the manner in which painting and sculpture, particularly the work of Andy Goldsworthy, have influenced her architecture. ...

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Common History: Bud Brannigan - Architect

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

This is an online event: A number of themes consistently re-emerge and contribute to the richness of the architectural work of Bud Brannigan. Bud describes the manner in which these themes of; consideration of site, application of grids, structural clarity, ...

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On edge | Off centre : Paul Fairweather

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

This is an online event: Coastal architectural design involves a distinctive combination of environmental, political and economic concerns and for this reason is uniquely challenging. Paul Fairweather describes a diverse range of coastal architectural designs, undertaken by his practice, Fairweather ...

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Dreamscapes and Cities of the Imagination: Chris Elliott

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

This is an online event: Chris Elliott views the architectural competition process as a catalyst in the promotion of fresh thought. His rich body of competition work is original in its dreamlike aesthetic yet pragmatic and cutting-edge in its environmental ...

continuing professional development

Suburban Wipeouts: Tone Wheeler

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

This is an online event: Tone Wheeler explains how some current perceptions of sustainability are flawed. By utilizing the Aristotelian division of matter into earth, air, fire and water, the subject of sustainability in house design is simplified. Issues of ...

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SUSTAINABILITY CONFERENCE

  • May 21, 2010 - May 22, 2010
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Mona Vale
  • TBA

This conference is for any business that wants to find out how to make their business greener and more sustainable.The conference will cover the following areas: What your business needs to do to keep your business plan on track. What ...

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The Glass House

Witty, wealthy and extremely talented, Philip Johnson was one of the greatest architects America has produced. He helped establish modernism in the United States, was the founding curator of architecture ...

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Transforming Australia's Cities

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

This is an online event: Prof Rob Adams uses Melbourne as a case study to explain how existing infrastructure can be adapted to accommodate a growing population and to produce a more sustainable, liveable and economically viable future.

continuing professional development

People Cities = Sustainable Cities

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

This is an online event: Jan Gehl, one of the worlds most eminent urban planners, highlights the often absurd design issues in our cities and he provides logical solutions to those problems.

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.

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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 ...

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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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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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Turramurra Park House

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The existing dwelling was a single-storey brick bungalow elevated above the street, with a cramped plan which under-utilised the opportunities of the sloping site. The clients therefore desired the reworking of the floor plan to create a spacious, open plan ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Informalism

Hugo Moline 2006 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Recent Graduate Category. The practices of architecture, planning and design, through the formal production of space, have forever been used to ...

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Where to domestic architecture?

By Design investigates the future direction of residential architecture with Australian architects Timothy Hill and Kerstin Thompson and Americans Andrew Freear - co-director of Rural Studio which designs and builds ...

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Special Houses: Tom Uren

And today we introduce you to a regular spot where we will take you through some of Australia's special houses - houses that tell personal stories about the occupants, and ...

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Warehouse Conversion

By Design's December house of the month is a Melbourne warehouse conversion by and for architect Janet McGaw. The warehouse was originally a baker's horse and cart factory in Melbourne's ...

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Home of the Month - Peter McIntyre's house

Peter McIntyre's River House in Kew is situated on a densely forested block between a steep incline and a bend in the Yarra river. Built in 1955, the house is ...

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Building Yimin

For many years the makers of the popular building block Lego produced a box of plastic bricks that came complete with a fold-out town plan. The plan had roads and ...

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Estates: an intimate history

Whatever housing commission buildings are like in Australia, they tend to be not quite as bad or as numerous as the 'estates' that became part of British life in the ...

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Listeners' Houses

Some of our listeners have sent us photos of their houses in response to recent stories. Here are just a few examples. 10 March 2007 Listen ABC Radio National's By ...

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Project homes in property boom areas

A report by the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has highlighted the boom areas for property development across Australia. You can download this report by clicking on the website below. One ...

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Frank Moorhouse on objects of domestic desire

Author Frank Moorhouse says he has lived in over 50 houses and apartments, but each time he moves he takes with him a number of personal objects that he says ...

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A new house for the suburbs

Rachael Neeson and Nick Murcutt recently won the Wilkinson Award, awarded by the NSW Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA), for the best house in NSW. What's ...

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How developers have historically shaped our cities

Developers seem to be one step ahead of us all. They have shaped most of our cities and then offered up the houses, or urban development, for us to purchase. ...

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Trends: legislation to enforce green housing

Tim Redway, chief marketing officer for AV Jennings, one of Australia's largest home builders, is seeking national government legislation to enforce green standards when all new houses are built. And ...

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The Castle

This short feature explores how, over the course of 14 days, 24 architecture students from the University of Tasmania's School of Architecture and Design created The Castle. The Castle is ...

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The Klein Bottle House

By Design has been running a series on the houses that are finalists for the Robin Boyd Award - this award is for the best residential house in Australia, given ...

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Dubai

Dubai. Part of the United Arab Emirates, perhaps ten years ago you might never have heard of it. Today that's unlikely since we are talking about the fastest growing city ...

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New rural architecture

The price of coastal land has put the dream of an architect-designed house on the beach far out of the reach of most Australians. But indications are that Australians are ...

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Hand-made houses, preferably without a loan

Earlier this year By Design received a wonderful letter from listener Maree Fowler, who has lived on the far north coast of NSW for 35 years. She started her letter ...

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Tallest private house in Australia

This 10-storey house in rural NSW is, we believe, the tallest private house in Australia. Building a house can be a very passionate experience, one that fulfills many personal dreams. ...

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Rethinking the suburb

Melbourne University recently hosted an Ideas festival which looked, among other things, at the future of the Australian suburbs. Among the speakers asking whether it was time for Australia to ...

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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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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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1970 Avalon home renovation by Jansen Design & Architecture

Jansen Design & Architecture

The project was designed by: Architect: Emile Jansen FRAIA & FNIFI Jansen Design & Architecture PHONE 02 99187800 Before renovations This 1970 brick house had various ad hoc additions made to it over the years, so although the house was ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

4 unités LC - Fragments of a radiant dream

Isabelle Toland 1999 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study and exhibition into space and form in architectural models. Vive ...

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TESTING: Making Architecture

  • Oct. 12, 2009
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point 2011
  • $10 Non Members, $5 Student Non Member Free Institute Members

Two of Sydney's leading architect / builders, Drew Heath and Clinton Cole, will present their recent work, and consider the challenges of this form of practice. Speakers: Drew Heath and Clinton Cole. Introduction:Andrew Burns.

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Howard + Chairudin House

FROM architecture

This new house in Erskineville sits on a long and narrow site - a pre-existing "night soil lane", and abuts 7 neighbouring lots, one house, 4 brick outhouses, a shed and a garage. It exists in a Heritage Conservation Area ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Affordable Housing

Michael Zanardo 2003 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Graduate Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into methods of delivery of affordable housing in Sydney by ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Origins of Modernity in Berlin

Philip Nobis 2005 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into the origins of Modernity through Berlin. Origin of modernity ...

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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 ...