415 items tagged “sustainability”

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talks

AOS: Hornsby: Our Heritage vs Progress

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

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

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AOS: Hornsby: Sustainability and the home

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

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

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conferences

IABSE Conference Geneva 2015

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

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

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exhibitions

UNSW Graduate Regional Studio - RISE

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

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

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HotHouse WATER

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

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

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

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

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

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City of Sydney Water Efficiency Grants for Apartment Buildings

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

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

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workshop

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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exhibitions

EcoXpo: The Pinnacle Event of Sustainabilty

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

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

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festivals

Festival of Urbanism

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

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

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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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Sydney Architecture Festival 2014

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

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

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SAF14 - The Anganwadi Project

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

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

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

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

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

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festivals

Open House Hobart

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

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

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exhibitions

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

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

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

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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.

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SAF14 - The Anganwadi Project - Exhibition and opening talk

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

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

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continuing professional development

Hobart Half Day - Full Day Formal CPD Workshop

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

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

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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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Perth

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

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

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Brisbane

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

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

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Melbourne

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

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

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2014 International Speaker Series - Simone Carena, Sydney

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

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

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exhibitions

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 ...

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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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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exhibitions

Interchanging: Future designs for responsive transport environments

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

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

competitions and awards

2015 Leadership in Sustainability Prize

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

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

festivals

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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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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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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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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tours

Site Tour: Affinity Village, WA

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

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

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tours

Site Tour: The Library at The Dock, VIC

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

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

festivals

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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talks

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.

heritage

Blandford Avenue

Nick Bell D&A

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

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Light Rail - Local Community Forums

  • June 30, 2014 - July 9, 2014
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Sydney, NSW
  • Free

Come along to one of the below information nights to find out more: Surry Hills and Moore Park Community Forum - Information NightDate: Monday 30 June 2014, 6:30pm to 8:00pm (registration from 6:00pm)Venue: Surry Room, Level 1, Adina Hotel, 359 ...

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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 ...

residential

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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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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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

residential

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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workshop

Designing for Sustainable Change

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Living Cities

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Mind the Gaps – Density & Suburbia

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

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

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continuing professional development

Innovation Series: Sustainable Products and Materials

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

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

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conferences

International Conference with Exhibition S.ARCH “Sustainable Architecture”

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

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

competitions and awards

Home Design Magazine Green Interior Awards Australian Living

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

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

conferences

Beyond the Baseline, Green Cities 2014

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

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

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Sustainable Design

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

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

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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

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.

competitions and awards

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.

festivals

FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

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

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

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EOI - FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

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

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

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Between Green and Sustainable - Emerging Ideas for Asia and Australia

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

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

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exhibitions

Built for the Bush - The Green Architecture of Rural Australia

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

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

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symposium

The 4th International Utzon Symposium

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

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

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conferences

7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

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

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

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

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.

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talks

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

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

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

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The Politics of Memory

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

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

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Alice Rawsthorn – Hello World: Where Design Meets Life

  • Oct. 26, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • 140 George St, The Rocks, 2000
  • Adults $15.00, MCA Members and Concessions $10.00

Hear Alice Rawsthorn, design critic for the International Herald Tribune and author of the new book Hello World discuss the formidable challenges faced by designers in the 21st century.

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workshop

Want to install a green roof but don’t know where to start?

  • Oct. 12, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Coronation Centre Community Hall, Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills , NSW, 2010
  • $30

Green roofs provide many benefits for you and your environment – they help to cool your home in summer & keep it warm in winter, clean the air, attract biodiversity, and of course, add beauty.

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workshop

Out of Earth: Workshop and Exhibition

  • Aug. 17, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • EarthCare Centre, Cnr of Campus Drive and Science Rd Richmond
  • Free

Come along to our Out of Earth workshop and immerse yourself in earth building technology. See what you can do with earth. Learn what you can achieve with it. Play with it. Build with it.

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Design Better Public Gatherings

  • Aug. 14, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd, Campbelltown
  • Adult: $365, Concession: $300

A guide through strategies to create successful events by drawing on urban planning, place-making, anthropology, social history, psychology, event management, art history and community development principles – all backed by clear case studies.

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talks

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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talks

2013 Marion Mahony Griffin talk - “The Magic of Australia”

  • Aug. 15, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • Shine Dome, Australian Academy of Science, Gordon Street, Canberra

Presented by Caroline Pidcock. The topic will include:Since Donald Horne described Australia as "the lucky country" is 1964, his negative inference has generally been ignored, with most Australians taking on the more positive idea of this country being gifted beyond ...

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talks

Living Futures Institute Australia – Re-imagining our communities: sustainability and beyond

  • Aug. 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Theatre 22 Level 3 UTS Building 6, 702-730 Harris Street Broadway
  • Free

How do we build, design and innovate in a changing climate? How can we reconcile our relationship with the natural world and form resilient, regenerative communities?

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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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exhibitions

The City of Sydney Renewable Energy Master Plan - On Exhibition

  • July 1, 2013 - Aug. 6, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Various locations

A major part of helping the City meet its renewable energy targets is a $4.3 million project that will install solar panels on 30 sites.

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talks

Sydney Design green roofs and walls forum

  • Aug. 3, 2013
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo

Join passionate sustainable architect Caroline Pidcock and our panel of green roofs and vertical garden advocates as they share their ideas, studies and inspiration for a greener city.

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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competitions and awards

Liveable Office Awards

  • June 10, 2013 - July 19, 2013
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney

Herman Miller announces the Liveable Office Awards. Projects must be based in Asia Pacific in the Commercial Business Category or the Small Business Category. Entries close July 19th!

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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.

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conferences

6th International Urban Design Conference

  • Sept. 9, 2013 - Sept. 11, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • Please refer to the Conference website

The conference "UrbanAgiNation" urbanisation | agitation | imagination will examine the Liveability, Productivity, Affordability and Efficiency of our Cities.

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conferences

6th Making Cities Liveable Conference, in conjunction with the Sustainable Transformation Conference

  • June 17, 2013 - June 19, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Novotel Melbourne St Kilda
  • From $900

National, State and Regional delegates exchange ideas, discuss Business, Government and Community initiatives and examine opportunities.

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 - Thermal Mass and Energy Efficient Design

  • June 20, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Unit 5, 37-69 Union Street, Pyrmont
  • Public - A$25.00, AAA Member - A$15.00, AAA Volunteer/Corporate - 'FREE'

Description The thermal performance of typical Australian construction techniques from research undertaken at Newcastle University over the last 10 years will be discussed at this CPD Talk. Learning outcomes from this CPD talk will be: The thermodynamic principles of thermal ...

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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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workshop

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

  • June 1, 2013
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford Street (near corner of Oatley Road)
  • FREE!

Twenty of Sydney’s leading green architects and home designers will provide free advice to the public at Speed Date a Sustainable Designer at the Paddington Town Hall on June 1.

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Metro Sydney, Chris Johnson

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

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

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture Module 3: Residential Pt 2

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

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

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continuing professional development

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 2: Residential Pt 1

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

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

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conferences

Sustainability in Architecture: Module 1: The Big Picture

  • May 23, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • $35 to members|$85 non-members

This introductory module to sustainability in architecture, introduces participants to the key factors that need to guide the practice of architecture in a world of finite resources. What are the key drivers of change that will enable us to progress ...

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workshop

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 ...

residential

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.

residential

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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exhibitions

People Building Better Cities, in Sydney

  • April 12, 2013 - May 12, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Custom House (Level 1, 31 Alfred Street, Sydney) & the University of Sydney (Hearth, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road)
  • Free

The exhibition will exchange knowledge, build networks, and promote dialogue on the challenges of inclusive urbanisation and climate change.

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talks

NSS3: Daylight Design - Beyond the curtain wall

  • May 7, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • AECOM - Level 9, 8 Exhibition St, Melbourne 3000
  • Member $74, A+ Member $67, Non-Member $107, Grad Member $40, SONA Member $20, Student Non-Member $30

Area limits on external façade glazing and skylights in Section J of the BCA are making it increasingly difficult for architects to bring natural light into their buildings. With these limitations on glazed area, designers need to better understand daylighting ...

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Perimeter Networking Series: Sustainability - A Life Cycle Thinking Approach

  • April 23, 2013
  • noon - 2:30 p.m.
  • Keast Park Community Pavilion, Nepean Highway, Seaford, VIC 3198
  • Member $30, Retired/Grad Members $15, SONA Member $8, Student Non-Member $15, Non-Member $53

A presentation of the Pavilion, which was awarded with a Commendation in the 2012 Victorian Architecture Awards in the Public Architecture – New category. Followed by a seminar on the importance of sustainability and how to make the right choices by using the ‘Life Cycle Thinking’ approach.

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Architecture On Show: Architecture and Ecology

  • May 25, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills
  • FREE

Environmental architecture has become widely accepted and sought after. However in the rush to compliance many have lost sight of the bigger picture, equating environmentalism with ecology.

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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talks

Thursday Night Lectures - Craig Roussac - The Fastest Way to Cut Building Emissions

  • April 11, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Craig Roussac will talk about his research on how we can empower building operators by giving them an unprecedented understanding of how their buildings use energy.

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workshop

Mudbrick & Earth Design

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

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

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talks

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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competitions and awards

2013 Australian Timber Design Awards

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

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

competitions and awards

National Trust Heritage Awards

  • Feb. 26, 2013 - March 22, 2013
  • Online
  • $95 Corporation/ Government, $65 Individual /Community Group

The National Trust has announced that registrations are now open for the National Trust Heritage Awards 2013.

competitions and awards

2013 NSW Architecture Awards

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

Entries close 28 February!

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conferences

Green Cities 2013

  • March 6, 2013 - March 7, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australia’s premier built environment conference and expo, will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6-7 March.

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.

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 6

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

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

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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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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 27

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

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

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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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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 13

  • Feb. 13, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

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

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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.

daytime
walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan 27

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

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

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 16

  • Jan. 16, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.

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

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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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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Dec. 22

  • Dec. 22, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

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

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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

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

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 ...

podcasts

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 ...

podcasts

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

Two International Guests: David Fixler & Peter Cox

  • Dec. 6, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Australian Institute of Architects,Tusculum. 3 Manning Street Potts Point
  • $10 non members, $ 5 student non members

A talk on Modern Institutional Heritage & Energy Efficiency in Heritage and Traditional buildings.

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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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SAF12 Talk - Planning an Enduring Legacy

  • Oct. 31, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

The discussion panel will debate how regional Australia can profit from current resources and energy developments for a sustainable growth.

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - Sustainability Ages

  • Oct. 30, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Meeting Room, Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street, Balmain

A discussion on the history of the idea of sustainability. Sustainability. Has it all got too complicated? What does this term mean today? Guests in this discussion will look at the history of the notion of sustainable materials and building ...

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SAF12 Talk - AAA Black Talk: Ken Yeang

  • Oct. 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Eastern Avenue Auditorium, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney
  • Public $75 (Early Bird $60), AAA Members $50, Students $40

Dr Ken Yeang is the Chairman and Design Director of Llewlyn Davies Yeang (UK) and principal of its' sister company Hamzah & Yeang (Malaysia), an International architecture firm with its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, best known for designing innovative ...

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exhibitions

LuminoCITY

  • Nov. 15, 2012 - Nov. 22, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Pier 2/3 13 Hickson Road Walsh Bay Sydney
  • Free

UNSW Built Environment presents LuminoCITY, a forum to imagine, test and debate ideas about the future of the 21st century city. A week of events and exhibitions detailing the visionary work of UNSW FBE students, staff and affiliates who will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Novel Masonry Shells – Learning from the Gothic Master Builders

  • Oct. 10, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Philippe Block will be presenting.

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festivals

Palette of Urban Green at Verge Festival

  • Oct. 3, 2012 - Oct. 12, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Law School Lawns, Eastern Avenue, The University of Sydney
  • Free

HY William Chan has transformed the Sydney Law School for the Verge Festival with the light installation Palette of Urban Green. The installation explores the issue of sustainable urbanisation in the architecture profession and juxtaposes the ever-changing relationship between the built and natural environment.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

aestheticsRECYCLED

aestheticsRECYCLED was born out of an interest in the relationship between material and idea and their collective impact on environments.

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continuing professional development

The Design and Specification of an office fit out using contemporary and sustainable furniture

  • Oct. 4, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • TCW Level 1 69-73 O'Riordan Street Alexandria 2015 Australia
  • FREE

This presentation will be for those specifying furniture with a preference for environmentally friendly design and materials. 2 Formal CPD Points

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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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tours

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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tours

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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tours

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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tours

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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tours

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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conferences

SAF12 Talk - The Third Landscape Forum

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

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

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SAF12 Architecture on Show - at Bowen Library with Terry Bail

  • Oct. 27, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra
  • Free, booking required

Join local sustainable architect Terry Bail from Archology as he talks about the many fascinating projects in sustainability thinking and design undertaken in the Randwick council area.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Everday Extreme

This report summarises the activities that took place during the 2011 New Architects Exchange: Australia_UK and identifies key opportunities to take home from the program.

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - SWISS POSITION – 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building

  • Oct. 26, 2012 - Nov. 2, 2012
  • 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Level 4, 125 York Street, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

This exhibition presents the architectural and engineering achievements of the past 20 years from the perspective of gifted photographers. The 33 exhibits explore different angles with regard to construction, materials, ecology and protection of the environment, while at the same time underlining their uniqueness.

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tours

SAF12 Tour - Coal Loader Centre of Sustainability

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

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

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continuing professional development

National Seminar Series Climate Driven Design: Energy Efficiency by Degrees by John Maitland, Director, Energy Architecture

  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • NSW Chapter ‘Tusculum’ 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Varying

This seminar will examine the principles of energy efficiency in relevant climates. The relationships between efficiency and star ratings, and buildings and the human body, will be explored, including a discussion on the impact of human behaviour.

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continuing professional development

National Seminar Series Climate Driven Design: Energy Efficiency by Degrees by John Maitland, Director, Energy Architecture

  • Sept. 17, 2012
  • 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Travelodge, Corner King and Steel Sts, Newcastle, NSW
  • Varying

This seminar will examine the principles of energy efficiency in relevant climates. The relationships between efficiency and star ratings, and buildings and the human body, will be explored, including a discussion on the impact of human behaviour.

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talks

Talks: Public Sydney

  • Aug. 7, 2012 - Sept. 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Single Lecture - General $40, Concession/Member $35. Series ticket $240

Our latest series of talks focuses on how Sydneysiders use their city, exploring themes such as play, meet, green and trade.

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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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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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Women: Take on Design Talk Series - Talk 2 by Caroline Pidcock

  • July 25, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Object Gallery, 417 Bourke Street Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, AU
  • Public $35 / AAA Members $15 / Students & Seniors $20

Women: Take on Design promises to be a fascinating insight into some of the current thinking about design, with the emphasis on celebrating the unique contributions that women make to design.

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online

Free Webinar - Building a Sustainable House to Suit Your Site

  • June 15, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - noon
  • Online
  • Free

An outstanding sustainable owner-built home on Sydney's northern beaches is the subject of a free webinar on building a house to suit your site, June 15 from 11am-noon.

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Sustainable Design Principles Event (NSW)

  • July 5, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Living Tiles Showroom, 133 Victoria Road, Rozelle

Learn about environmentally responsible design from keynote speaker Mark Curzon, Associate Director of Architectus and Project Leader for 1 Bligh Street, Sydney.

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continuing professional development

Reducing Carbon Emissions - CPD event

  • June 27, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Auditorium, Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

The Reducing Carbon Emissions website was developed by the NSW ARB as a free online resource to encourage architectural practices in Australia to improve their energy efficiency. Speakers: Caroline Pidcock & Allison Earl

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Urban Conversations: Triumph of the City

  • June 20, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • City Recital Hall Angel Place, 2 Angel Place Sydney
  • Free

Sydney is one of the world’s great global cities. For a city of this size, the distribution of housing, jobs, infrastructure and transport networks can’t be left to chance.

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Vivid Sydney Festival

  • May 25, 2012 - June 11, 2012
  • Sydney
  • Varies

Sydney has once again been transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas as Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark. On now until 11 June 2012.

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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - BE | XSECTION | beyond boundaries

  • Oct. 29, 2012 - Nov. 4, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW
  • Free, no bookings

Beyond Boundaries seeks to form connections; encouraging celebration, enjoyment and investigation of architecture that is outward focussed and collaborative.

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conferences

5th Healthy Cities Conference: Working Together to Achieve Liveable Cities

  • June 6, 2012 - June 8, 2012
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Geelong, VIC
  • Full Registration: $950.00 Day Registration: $550.00

A discussion of causes, effects & solutions relating to population health, sustainability, natural resource management, transport, urban design...

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Climate-adaptive Architecture

As a result of a Churchill Fellowship and ongoing research Carol Marra argues for architecture that not only designs with climate but that adapts to climatic conditions during the course ...

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exhibitions

Speed Date a Sustainable Designer

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

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

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continuing professional development

New Futures for Heritage Buildings: Responsible Adaptation, Additions & Reuse

  • June 7, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • NSW Chapter 'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street, POTTS POINT, SYDNEY
  • Member $72.00, Non Member $105.00, A+/Practice Member $ 65.00 for full price list please see website

A show of relevant examples of adaptive re-use, and also of new architecture in historic precincts, and a discussion of the principles behind their success.

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continuing professional development

AAA CPD talks series: Shading innovations

  • Sept. 11, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • see link below

This presentation will focus on shading innovations and passive solar design principles. Passive design is practiced throughout the world and has been shown to produce buildings with low energy costs, reduced maintenance, and superior comfort. This presentation will also focus ...

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AAA CPD talks series: Introduction to Environmental rating schemes and materials

  • Aug. 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

With new environmental rating tools being developed regularly, how can architects and specifiers understand let alone choose an ecolabelling program, a building product, or a green building? This workshop is aimed at providing a broad overview of environmental rating systems ...

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AAA CPD talks series: Sustainability in Business

  • June 12, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • FREE

Customers and clients are increasingly expecting to see businesses taking steps towards sustainability - understand how to implement sustainability in your business, and leave with an action plan to start making improvements in your business. Learning outcomes: - An understanding ...

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Intensive CPD workshop

  • April 28, 2012
  • 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Soho Annex South Corner Crewe Pl & Rothschild Ave Rosebery Sydney 2018 Australia
  • Full day $60, Morning session $45, Afternoon session $45

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

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Planning Sydney Series

  • April 16, 2012 - April 20, 2012
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Customs House Library, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney 2000
  • Free, bookings essential

The series of talks, as part of the 2012 National Trust Heritage Festival, celebrates the theme of Amazing Stories: Innovation & Invention, by considering Sydney itself as an invention and examining the innovative creation of this city. 16-20 April

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conferences

2012 National Architecture Conference - Experience

  • May 10, 2012 - May 12, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

In 2012, for the first time in more than twenty years, the conference is to be held in Brisbane, and the theme is: Experience.

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Revitalising Newcastle

  • April 3, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Many discussions, reports, studies and consultations to date have achieved very little in resolving a strategy that will be the catalyst for the revitalisation of Newcastle...

residential

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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continuing professional development

Nice Plan, Pity About the Place

  • May 8, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library
  • $450

This workshop will focus on the development of new places and the challenges involved in establishing self sustaining communities with a ‘sense of place’.

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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.

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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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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Oct. 3

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

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

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Architect as Artisan and World Citizen, by Steve Badanes

  • March 21, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Highlighting stories & images from 40 years of design/build with the Jersey Devil group, in collaboration with students in underserved communities.

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Deo Prasad

  • Sept. 19, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

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

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exhibitions

2012 Utzon Lecture Series - The Fifth Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

  • March 14, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Leighton Hall, Scientia. UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

How do we know when a city is truly sustainable? Is it even possible for cities in a global age to be so? How can professional practices retool to be sustainable urbanisms?

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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.

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 ...

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Think Green Cities 2012

  • March 5, 2012 - March 7, 2012
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • Free

The conference, will bring together the industry’s leading green thinkers, experts & manufacturers for three days of green building conversation, innovation and collaboration.

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Pop Sydney Sussex Lane

  • March 5, 2012 - March 6, 2012
  • Sussex Lane, Sydney, NSW
  • FREE!

The City of Sydney is creating a smarter, more sustainable Sydney, and they want to share their plans with you. For two days only Sussex Lane will be transformed into a great, green oasis in the heart of Sydney.

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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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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!

competitions and awards

WAN AWARDS 21

  • Jan. 1, 2012 - Feb. 29, 2012
  • www.worldarchitecturenews.com
  • The entrance fee is £50 GBP

About the awards The WAN AWARDS 21 for 21 category is a major international competition now in its second year, an initiative aiming to highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st Century. Outstanding, ...

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Modupod Flexible Learning Environment

NBRS+PARTNERS

MODUPOD is a visionary deign idea for relocatable educational facilities. The reuse and relocatability of the components and forms makes it fully sustainable through flexible geometry, easy assemblage and dismantelling capabilities.

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exhibitions

EVERGREEN

  • Jan. 27, 2012 - March 25, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 417 Bourke St SURRY HILLS 2010
  • FREE

EVERGREEN: fresh sustainable fashion presents a new generation of designers who are changing the look and feel of eco-fashion with innovative and beautiful designs. While sustainability is a lifestyle choice on the lips of many Australians, it is yet to ...

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Architecture on Show: Living for the Future

  • March 31, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non members

Join Caroline Pidcock, of Pidcock Architecture and Sustainability, as she explores what we should be doing as architects and citizens to make the most of a low carbon future.

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Alexandria Residence

DAVIS ARCHITECTS

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb. 19

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

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 22

  • Jan. 22, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 8

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

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

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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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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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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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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

Mobilising communities & citizens - Dynamic action in a world of social change

Hear the views of Clover Moore MP; Brett Solomon, Executive Director of Access Now; Anna Rose, Co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition; Darryl Nichols, Executive Director of ...

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Making NYC denser and greener

Jeffrey Shumaker has a leading role in reducing the carbon footprint of New York City. The plans there are to increase the population of New York by one million, but ...

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conferences

Strawbale Design

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

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

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talks

Energy Efficient Lighting

  • Nov. 30, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • TCW, Showroom 24, Level 1, 69-73 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria, NSW, 2015, Australia
  • Non-members $40, AAA Members $30

This event will outline the choice of energy efficient light sources and how they work in application. Learning Outcomes: Understanding the variety of energy efficient light sources Learning the technical measurements of efficiency and how this works in application. Roadmap ...

continuing professional development

The Architecture of Zero Net Emissions Housing CP1110

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

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

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Curating Cities: Workshop

  • Nov. 21, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Library Community Meeting Room, Level 2, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay
  • $55

Farmacy AgBag Workshop Become a uFarmer! A workshop with artist/engineer/activist/experimenter extraordinaire, Natalie Jeremijenko to create your very own AgBag. Learn about xClinic's Farmacy, a distributed urban farm aimed at encouraging urban food production, diversifying food systems and improving environmental health. ...

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Curating Cities: Exhibition

  • Nov. 17, 2011 - Dec. 18, 2011
  • Ground floor, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • Free

The exhibition launches a 5-year research project, founded in the idea of deploying art and design to curate (literally ‘care for’) the city. It focuses on the use of creative strategies to meet the challenges of creating eco-sustainable urban environments.

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Short Black Talk - Coca-Cola Place (Formerly the ARK)

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 5:45 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • 40 Mount Street, North Sydney
  • $40 (Members) $50 (Non-Members)

Paul Reidy, Principal with Rice Daubney gives a talk on Coca-Cola Place. Architecturally sophisticated, it is representing ‘World Leadership' in sustainable design.

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Smart Green Apartments: Free City of Sydney Forum @ the Powerhouse Museum

  • Nov. 26, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street Ultimo 2007
  • Free

Hear how others have influenced and driven change in their buildings to achieve sustainable outcomes.

websites

Green Roofs Australasia

Website info on Green Roofs in Australia and the upcoming Sydney conference and about the key speakers who specialise in green roof achitecture, design and sustainability.

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Public Exhibition Sydney Interim Waste Strategy

  • Nov. 3, 2011 - Nov. 30, 2011
  • Town Hall House, City of Sydney
  • Free

Automated Waste if adopted will over time "re-wire" the City's buildings to vacuum collect waste and recycling, eliminating banks of garbage bins and changing vehicle collection.

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conferences

Curating Cities: Sydney to Copenhagen Conference

  • Nov. 22, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Barnet Long Room, Level 1, Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • $69.00

The conference will address the demands on the cultural sector in the face of climate change; namely the need to develop sustainable cities and raise questions about the role of public art in urban ecology.

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City Conversations: How the Carbon Price affects you

  • Nov. 9, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lower Town Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney (Entry via Druitt Street)
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

We’ve invited small and big business leaders, policy makers and the experts to explain how a price on carbon works and how it affects you.

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Architecture On Show at Penrith Library with James Stockwell

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penrith Library
  • Free, booking required

AOS - Penrith Oct 27 - Award winning young architect, James Stockwell will speak on 'Combewood to Kinetic' - An evolution of climatic architecture. Unique architecture derived from a closer look at geology and climate.Combewood is an historic building in ...

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Architecture On Show at 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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Architecture on Show - Parramatta City Library with Nick Simitzis and Nicolas Tedesco

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Parramatta City Library
  • Free, no bookings

NICK SIMITZIS is a graduate from the University of Newcastle and has over 30 years' experience in architecture and the construction industry. He has worked overseas throughout Asia, the South Pacific and Zimbabwe, as Architect and Project Coordinator for an ...

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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

WHEN2050 at Sydney College of the Arts

  • Oct. 22, 2011 - Oct. 29, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney College of the Arts Rozelle, Balmain Road, Rozelle
  • Free, no bookings

WHEN2050 allows visitors to interact with 3D projections of future architectural designs and become immersed in a virtual world of students' visions for sustainable living. This year's MacICT Virtual World project highlights the work of Year 10 students from Dulwich ...

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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

Design, sustainability and the urmadic university

A group of design experts and students gathered together recently to discuss why, despite an increasing focus on sustainability, it seems like the world is actually becoming less sustainable by the day.

podcasts

Sustainability toolkit

What does the concept of sustainability mean? And why is it becoming more important in modern cities? Researchers at RMIT University, in partnership with the UN Global Cities Program, are ...

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Sustainable Urban Regeneration in Practice - Public Lecture by Adjunct Professor Helen Lochhead

  • Oct. 18, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • Free

The built environment is one of the largest contributors to GHG emissions. More than 60% of the buildings that will exist in 2050 already exist today. As such the Government Architects Office has been undertaking sustainable regeneration projects for some ...

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conferences

4th International Urban Design Conference

  • Sept. 22, 2011 - Sept. 23, 2011
  • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 158 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise QLD
  • Starts from $790 Member Early Bird

The theme Resilience in Urban Design, is a chance to reinforce and highlight these resilient solutions for our citywide planning, design & infrastructure - to be able to successfully address emerging challenges.

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continuing professional development

Ignite the Possible at the University of Sydney's Graduate Options Expo

  • Sept. 22, 2011
  • 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • University of Sydney, Camperdown campus
  • Free

At GO you can talk, listen, read, and take home all the information you’ll need to make your decision about postgraduate study at the University of Sydney.

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People, Planet, Profit - Practical Corporate Sustainability

  • Nov. 9, 2011
  • 7:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 69 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria 2015
  • Non-Members $90

Hosted By: NSW Business Chamber09 November 2011 7:30 AM - 11:00 AMDoors open 7:15 AM Location: Tables, Chairs and Workstations, Showroom 24, Level 1, 69 O'Riordan Street Alexandria, 2015 Region: Sydney - Metro Type: Seminar, Networking Maximum attendees: 120 This ...

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State of the City 2011 - Sustainable Sydney 2030

  • Aug. 31, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
  • Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney, 2000
  • Free, no bookings

Bold ideas and good governance are helping us improve the city’s economy, environment and culture – that’s the essence of our Sustainable Sydney 2030 plan. Hear the Lord Mayor explain.

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exhibitions

Urbanition, 2011 Sister City Biennial (San Francisco - Sydney)

  • Aug. 4, 2011 - Sept. 3, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh NSW 2015
  • Free

Selected artists have been asked to create works addressed to the Mayors of San Francisco and Sydney that propose visionary solutions to making each city more humane, green and livable.

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Specifying Sustainable Paints

  • Sept. 27, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 51A Hume St, Crows Nest 2065 NSW
  • Free

Specifying Sustainable Paints - Using Coatings to Increase Building Energy Efficiency and Improve Indoor Air Quality Presenters Names:Colour Designer and Colour Therapist -Jacquelene SymondDirector of GreenPainters - Warren Jack This is a two part presenation from which 1 formal CPD ...

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Water wise gardens and rainwater tanks

  • Sept. 19, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2017
  • Free, bookings essential

This workshop is delivered with leading industry experts providing information, resources and practical tools to create a more sustainable City.

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Going Solar Workshop

  • Aug. 15, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills
  • Free, bookings essential

Want to go solar but not sure how or where to start? Come and find out at this FREE City of Sydney workshop.

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.

nighttime
talks

The Hanging Cloud: Lightweight Living for Barcelona

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Cervantes Institute, 22-24 City Road, Chippendale
  • Free, booking required

Marinel Dator and Katie Yeung describe their winning scheme for the Barcelona 2011 ideas competition. The competition brief brazenly asked for the insertion of a one hundred metre, zero-ecological impact tower within the historical Gothic quarter of Barcelona. The desiner's ...

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talks

Sustainable Housing

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Kogarah Town Square Library & Cultural Centre, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah, N.S.W., 2217
  • Free, no bookings

As part of Architecture on Show for the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival, architects Adrian Ball and Anthony Nolan will look at the issue of Sustainable Housing. Visit the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival website for more events.

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exhibitions

UNSW Built Environment Interdisciplinary STREETWORKS Competition Student Project - Installation

  • Oct. 19, 2011 - Nov. 2, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Barrack Street, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

"STREET WORKS is a competition to explore the possibilities of free and creative uses of public space. An initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW, STREET WORKS invites you to re-imagine underutilised spaces in the City of ...

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exhibitions

Sydney Architecture Festival at Sydney College of the Arts

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Road, Rozelle
  • Free, booking required

A day of tours, workshops, public talks, demonstrations, exhibitions and much more.

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exhibitions

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, UNSW & City of Sydney Streetworks Exhibition

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Barrack Street, Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

"STREET WORKS is a competition to explore the possibilities of free and creative uses of public space. An initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW, STREET WORKS invites you to re-imagine underutilised spaces in the City of ...

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exhibitions

UNSW Built Environment Interdisciplinary STREETWORKS Competition Student Project - Exhibition

  • Oct. 19, 2011 - Oct. 30, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW
  • Free, no bookings

See all the creative ideas to form places for people, as well as promote dialogue as to the city we wish to inhabit.

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.

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!

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exhibitions

Plant a Pinwheel!

  • Aug. 8, 2011 - Aug. 13, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Sam Crawford Architects, Level 5, 68 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
  • $10 per session or $30 for 5 sessions. Free for asylum seekers and refugees.

Please join us at Sam Crawford Architects during Sydney Design (August 8-13), to Plant a Pinwheel in Taylor Square! Plant a Pinwheel uses a simple craft technique to engage and connect with an otherwise disconnected community in our city. The ...

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talks

New Territory Design Research Discussion: Design: Cool & Hot...or not?

  • Aug. 11, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • COFA lecture theatre: EGO2 Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road Paddington, NSW
  • FREE

In this panel discussion, design practitioners and professionals discuss the role of design in a global environment facing potentially catastrophic challenges. Are designers and design adding to the problem or part of the solution? This series of talks asks you ...

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talks

New Territory Design Research Discussion: Design: Cool & Hot...or not?

  • Aug. 4, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • COFA lecture theatre: EGO2 Cnr Oxford Street and Greens Road Paddington, NSW
  • FREE

In this panel discussion, design practitioners and professionals discuss the role of design in a global environment facing potentially catastrophic challenges. Are designers and design adding to the problem or part of the solution? This series of talks asks you ...

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.

daytime
talks

On Architecture: James Stockwell

  • July 30, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown Street Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members, $10 for non-members

James Stockwell, winner of the 2008 Wilkinson Award for the Residential Buildings and 2009 National Architecture Award, will present a lesson on architecture.

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conferences

Experimental Arts Double Conference

  • Aug. 17, 2011 - Aug. 20, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • John Niland Scientia Building, University of New South Wales, NSW 2052
  • $160/$95 Standard; $100/$65 Student (Main Conference); $80/$45 (Postgraduate Conference)

What is experimentation? What makes art 'experimental'? What are the results of aesthetic experiments and why do we need them? Could artists invent new modes of experimentation with/for science? What are the differences between experiments and inventions; experiments and failures; ...

podcasts

Trends: Sydney CBD businesses go 70% green

Major property owners in Australia have joined forces to reduce the CBD carbon emissions by 70% by 2030.

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.

podcasts

Trends: Sustainable Kitchen Design

A look at advances in a very particular aspect of kitchen design, the growing awareness of creating sustainable kitchens

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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 ...

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talks

Handmade Timber House

  • July 30, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • Cnr Worrigee & West Sts, Nowra NSW 2541
  • General $35 Conc/Member $30

Listen to talks by timber and woodworking experts and see woodwork made by Kenneth McKenzie, who project managed the building of Meroogal.

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festivals

Sydney Design 2011

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

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

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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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conferences

Wood Solutions 2011 - Seminar - Adelaide

  • Sept. 5, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The Intercontinental Adelaide, North Terrace, South Australia, 5000
  • Professional Member $395, Non Professional Member $595

WoodSolutions 2011 - Seminars For Architects. Engineers. Developers. Builders. Building Designers. Be informed and inspired - the one-day program will feature leading International and Australasian architects and engineers speaking on topics ranging from reducing carbon footprints, sustainable designs, new concepts ...

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conferences

Wood Solutions 2011 - Seminar - Sydney

  • Sept. 6, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sydney Marriott Hotel, College Street, Sydney, 2000
  • Professional Member $395, Non Professional Member $595

Be informed and inspired - the one-day program will feature leading International and Australasian architects and engineers.

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conferences

Wood Solutions 2011 - Seminar - Melbourne

  • Sept. 8, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • The Windsor Hotel, Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000
  • Professional Member $395, Non Professional Member $595

WoodSolutions 2011 - Seminars For Architects. Engineers. Developers. Builders. Building Designers. Be informed and inspired - the one-day program will feature leading International and Australasian architects and engineers speaking on topics ranging from reducing carbon footprints, sustainable designs, new concepts ...

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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tours

Ausgrid Learning Centre Site Tour (formerly Energy Australia)

  • June 21, 2011
  • 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • 48 Holker Street, Silverwater NSW
  • $80 Member, $100 Non Member

The Centre was awarded a 6 Star Green Star – Education Design v1 rating in June 2010. Join DEM Architects and Brookfield Multiplex as they go inside this new energy efficiency education facility.

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competitions and awards

Key to the Key competition

  • May 16, 2011 - June 7, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National

Key to the Key Design For Lockwood Competition With your imagination being the only limit, the theme for the 2011 Design for Lockwood competition is Key to the Key. Any member of the design community is eligible to enter, including ...

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competitions and awards

Key to the Key competition

  • May 16, 2011 - June 7, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • National

The theme for the 2011 Design for Lockwood competition is Key to the Key. Any member of the design community is eligible to enter, including architects, industrial designers, interior designers and students. Entries close Tuesday 7 June 2011.

daytime
talks

Leading Green Thinkers - Seizing our Sputnik moment

  • June 7, 2011
  • 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • 101 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Member $75 / Non Member $90/ Includes Stand up Breakfast

A special event with international sustainability champion Rick Fedrizzi, as he discusses the importance of strong leadership in stimulating significant industry and social change.

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conferences

GBCA Summit Sydney

  • May 26, 2011
  • 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sydney NSW 2000
  • Day pass: $680.00 Member, $980.00 Non Member, Half day pass also available

The summit will deliver a state-specific program to advance your green building expertise. With a CPD-approved course list addressing your priorities, it helps you keep pace with industry needs.

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talks

Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP) 2011

  • June 21, 2011 - June 22, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Parliament House
  • $550.00 for Full Summit Registration/$450.00 for Summit Only Registration/ $170.00 for AAUD Dinner

An annual summit which facilitates conversation between parliament and industry leaders and explores issues that influence national prosperity.

daytime
talks

Eco Choices for Home Renovators

  • May 21, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Brown St Community Hall, behind Newtown Library. 8 Brown St Newtown 2042
  • Free. Bookings are essential.

This workshop helps you find out what to look for when choosing products and materials, explore the principles of passive design and be inspired by creative ideas for renovating.

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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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exhibitions

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.

nighttime
talks

ARK. The first Completed 6 Star High-Rise Office Building in NSW

  • April 12, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksAutumn 11 SPEAKER: Paul Reidy, Director of Design, Rice Daubney We all agree on the need for sustainable buildings but how do we continue to deliver long term sustainability on speculative office developments built for ...

public buildings

Varsity Lakes Community Limited Sports House

degenhartSHEDD

This project is all about contributing to the public domain on a philosophical as well as physical level, as it is a community project that forms the jewel-in-the-crown for the non-for-profit organisation, Varsity Lakes Community Limited. Physically, it is located ...

residential

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 ...

commercial

Blackmores Campus Warriewood

Watermark Architecture & Interiors Pty Ltd, Blackmores

An award winning project that maintains a sensitive balance between the building & the environment. It meets the ongoing operational requirements of Blackmores, but also reflects their brand, company ethos and culture in a highly sustainable and healthy environment.

residential

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.

commercial

ERA

STANISIC ASSOCIATES

Read about this Stanisic Associates project currently shortlisted for the 2011 Architecture Awards by the Australian Institute of Architects in the commercial, urban design and sustainable architecture category.

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continuing professional development

Building Products Life Cycle Inventory Seminar - Adelaide

  • April 28, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Adelaide
  • Free

Adelaide Building Sector The Building Products Innovation Council is Australia's peak body representing the building materials sector. We provide a unified and coordinated approach to the rapid pace and expanding scope of regulatory change in the Australian building industry and ...

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continuing professional development

Building Products Life Cycle Inventory Seminar - Hobart

  • April 13, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Hobart
  • Free

Hobart Building Sector The Building Products Innovation Council is Australia's peak body representing the building materials sector. We provide a unified and coordinated approach to the rapid pace and expanding scope of regulatory change in the Australian building industry and ...

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continuing professional development

Building Products Life Cycle Inventory Seminar - Perth

  • April 7, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Perth
  • Free

Perth Building Sector The Building Products Innovation Council is Australia's peak body representing the building materials sector. We provide a unified and coordinated approach to the rapid pace and expanding scope of regulatory change in the Australian building industry and ...

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talks

Bike City Forum - planning a liveable city

  • April 13, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Fort Scratchley Function Centre, Newcastle East
  • $30 standard, $10 concession

The forum will address integration of cycling in the built environment and the key role that cycling can play in providing practical urban transport, reducing impact on our environment and improving health for all ages. Guest speakers include two of ...

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continuing professional development

Building Products Life Cycle Inventory Seminar - Sydney

  • April 11, 2011
  • 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Gordon
  • FREE

Sydney Building Sector (Seminar 2) The Building Products Innovation Council is Australia's peak body representing the building materials sector. We provide a unified and coordinated approach to the rapid pace and expanding scope of regulatory change in the Australian building ...

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continuing professional development

All the Way with Section J

  • March 30, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Cnr King & Steel Street Newcastle NSW 2300
  • Members $50, Non-members $75 - other discounts apply

The seminar highlights the key considerations for architects arising from the new more stringent energy efficiency requirements for external glazing in the BCA2010 Section J.

residential

Transformer House

Breathe Architecture

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

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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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talks

Materials: Objects: Environments

  • May 19, 2011 - May 20, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
  • Standard $49.00, Student $39.00, Early Bird Standard $39.00, Early Bird Student $29.00

What is ecological thinking and how does it transform the way we understand materials, objects and environments?

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conferences

Climate Change + Sustainable Populations

  • April 30, 2011
  • 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Berida Manor, 6 David Street, Bowral
  • $150 members, $240 non members

All day mini conference focusing on how architects can help mitigate climate change as well as sustainable living.

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talks

Angkor and the debate on sustainable low-density urbanism

  • March 22, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Foyer, Sydney Law School, Sydney Law School F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney.
  • FREE, no booking or registration required

How might we gauge the implications of the profoundly different past from the unknown future of sustainable urbanism?

nighttime
talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture - The Future of Sustainable Design: What's Next? by Paul Stoller

  • March 23, 2011
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Paul Stoller will reflect on where the industry stands and will discuss emerging trends that will drive the next generation of Green design and development.

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conferences

Solutions Technology Day 2011

  • April 6, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW
  • FREE

Discover how the latest Building and Infrastructure software and hardware solutions can turn your challenges into opportunities.

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exhibitions

Greenhouse by Joost

  • Feb. 13, 2011 - March 27, 2011
  • 9 a.m.
  • Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney 2000

Greenhouse by Joost is an ingenious eco-friendly cafe built using recycled materials. Its water is collected on site, waste is recycled, ingredients are grown on the roof and even the generator runs on cooking oil.

podcasts

Pop-up Greenhouse by Joost

At Sydney's Circular Quay, sitting opposite the Opera House, a rather interesting temporary restaurant has popped up right on the foreshore of Sydney's historic harbour. This 120-seat restaurant is called ...

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talks

ArchiTECH

  • Feb. 17, 2011
  • 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW 2010
  • FREE for members, $35 non members

ArchiTECH Thursday 17 February - Environmental responsibility - FREE for members In order to produce an ESD specification, appropriate design decisions must first be made. A non-sustainable design cannot be transformed into a sustainable one just by specifying. It is, ...

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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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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • March 27, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • Feb. 13, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 30, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 16, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 9, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • March 2, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 16, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 9, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Feb. 2, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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talks

Designing with Mudbrick and Cob

  • March 26, 2011 - March 27, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tallong, NSW, Australia
  • $575 (earlybird $525 by 28 January)

A workshop introducing the principles of mudbrick, cob and other forms of earth construction, developing an understanding and appreciation for the use of unfired earth as a building material and tool for design.

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talks

Designing with Solar Technology

  • March 12, 2011 - March 13, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Tallong, NSW, Australia
  • $575 (earlybird $525 by 28 January)

A weekend residential workshop is for designers, alternative technology enthusiasts and those interested in sustainable design offering an overview of how solar energy is harnessed in nature and introduing some of the latest solar technology innovations available around the planet.

podcasts

Future food: urban agriculture

Three perspectives on food, our urban environment and future tastes. With guests: architect CJ Lim, Jeb Brugmann, author of Welcome to the Urban Revolution, and 'design evangelist' Paul Bennett.

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talks

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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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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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 24, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 17, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Nov. 10, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

daytime
walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

  • Jan. 26, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

This walking tour trespasses joyfully across disciplines and genres, seeking out the architecture and public art that materialises contemporary conditions and attitudes; projects that respond to the culture, history and environment of Sydney and not just imported formulaic codes. As ...

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings

  • Nov. 28, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

#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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festivals

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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festivals

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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SAF 2010 - Achieving Urban Density

  • Nov. 1, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Alliance Francaise Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • FREE

As Sydney continues to grow, the issue of density becomes more important and working out how to most efficiently accommodate ever-more people in urban areas is extremely difficult. 'Achieving Density' will study current residential densities in Sydney and discuss ways ...

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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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festivals

SAF 2010 - Le Grand Pari(s)

  • Nov. 29, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Alliance Francaise Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney

Design led solutions for a post Kyoto metropolis. Tim Williams takes us through a themed appraisal of the important proposals developed by 10 multi-disciplinary teams engaged to ponder the future of Paris.

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festivals

SAF 2010 - Green Roofs Grand Scale

  • Oct. 26, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Law Theatre, University of New South Wales
  • $20 at the door

Paul Kephart (Director / Founder 'Rana Creek Living Architecture', USA) Green Roof Designer, Biologist, Restorative Ecologist. Paul is an international leader in the design and installation of green roofs on any scale. William McDonough (Cradle to Cradle) engaged Paul to ...

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festivals

SAF 2010 - Ballast Point Park Tour

  • Oct. 30, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Cnr Wharf Road and Ronald Street, Birchgrove
  • Free - Limited to 25 per tour

This multi award winning 2.5ha post industrial waterfront park is located on a contaminated former lubricant production site on the Birchgrove Peninsula in the inner reaches of Sydney harbour. The site's richly layered history included occupation by indigenous people, construction ...

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continuing professional development

Get One-on-one tips from a Green Star Certified Assessor at this free Green Star Certification workshop Perth 27 October

  • Oct. 27, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - noon
  • Perth WA 6000

Are you involved in a Green Star registered project? Would you like to improve your submission and avoid the common mistakes? This workshop is design to show you from a Green Star Assessor view what makes a winning Green Star ...

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continuing professional development

Learn about the Green Star Office Interiors Tool - Perth 28 October

  • Oct. 28, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Perth WA 6000

Thinking about greening your office interior? Working on a Green Star Office Interiors project? Want to market your sustainable design skills? The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has recently updated its Office Interiors Course to teach you how to ...

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continuing professional development

Learn about the Green Star Office Interiors Tool - Melbourne 19 October

  • Oct. 19, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Melbourne, VIC 3000

Thinking about greening your office interior? Working on a Green Star Office Interiors project? Want to market your sustainable design skills? The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has recently updated its Office Interiors Course to teach you how to ...

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Green Star Foundation Course Hobart - 30 November

  • Nov. 30, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • HOBART, TAS 7000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Tuesday 30 November - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Canberra- 16 November

  • Nov. 16, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • CANBERRA ACT 2600

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Tuesday 16 November - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Melbourne - 25 October

  • Oct. 25, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • VIC 3000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Monday 25 October- register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new case ...

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continuing professional development

Master Class Conference - 19, 25 and 28 of October

  • Oct. 19, 2010 - Oct. 28, 2010
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • NSW 2000

The GBCA's master classes are designed to provide a greater level of skill to committed green building practitioners. We're pleased to bring a variety of new courses and old favourites to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Green Star site tours will ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Perth- 19 October

  • Oct. 19, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Perth WA 6000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Tuesday 19 October - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Sydney- 14 October

  • Oct. 14, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • NSW 2000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Thursday 14 October - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Adelaide- 12 October

  • Oct. 12, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Adelaide 5000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Tuesday 12 October - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course in Brisbane - 30 September

  • Sept. 30, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Brisbane QLD 4000

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Wednesday 29 September - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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continuing professional development

Green Star Foundation Course Melbourne - 29 September

  • Sept. 29, 2010 - Sept. 29, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

The next Green Star Foundation Course is scheduled for Wednesday 29 September - register today to ensure your place in our new course. This course has replaced the Green Star Accredited Professional Course, and includes a revised interactive curriculum, new ...

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talks

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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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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competitions and awards

2010 AA Prize for Unbuilt Work

  • Oct. 8, 2010
  • 5 p.m.
  • Australia wide
  • FREE

Call for Entries The AA Prize for Unbuilt Work seeks challenging, inventive and rigorous speculations on the futures of architecture. The 2010 theme is Sustainable Futures. How might we make "sustainable" buildings, environments and practices in 2020? In 2050? What ...

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festivals

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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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 ...

tours

Audio Design Museum

  • July 30, 2010 - Oct. 10, 2010
  • Sydney
  • FREE

Goodbye gallery, hello city! No gallery space could ever be big enough to capture the creativity of an entire city. That's why Object is doing away with the concept of a conventional design museum. We'll let the city be the ...

festivals

PARK(ing) Day

  • Sept. 17, 2010
  • Australia
  • FREE

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event aimed at raising awareness of how urban public space is allocated and used by exploring its potential. Originally created by Rebar, a San Francisco art and design collective, PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 ...

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talks

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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exhibitions

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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Pencil Frenzy

  • Oct. 2, 2010 - Oct. 10, 2010
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Object Gallery, 417 Bourke St, Surry Hills
  • Free.

Claire McCaughan & Felicity Gartelmann of Sam Crawford Architects are installing Much Lead at Object Gallery in October and they need your pencils! Much Lead is inspired by the old school pencil and they are looking for designers, artists, makers, ...

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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 ...

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UTSpeaks: To Survive Ourselves - What must individuals, industry and communities do to safeguard a sustainable future?

  • Aug. 3, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Great Hall, Level 5, UTS Tower Building Broadway, Sydney
  • Free - includes complementry drinks - Please register by 2 August

Are we at a major tipping point in the experience of humanity on Earth, one that requires a world-wide re-think on how we run our economies, our lifestyles, ourselves? How much should we blame governments for the failure of the ...

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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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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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HotHouse: Cultural Ecology and Sustainable Urban Environments

  • July 27, 2010 - July 28, 2010
  • 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room, Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Full $185 / Concession $130 for 2 days

HotHouse brings together designers, artists, curators, creative thinkers, academics, philosophers, urban planners, architects and users of city space in a quest to develop inspiring models for sustainable urban transformation. The objective of HotHouse is to cultivate a new cultural ecology ...

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exhibitions

POST CARBON FUTURES

  • June 17, 2010
  • 6 p.m.
  • Frasers Studios
  • FREE!

Third Year Architecture at UTS has explored the possibilities of making a carbon neutral city and what that means for Sydney. Through various different explorations and design outcomes a large number of permutations occurred. They will be exhibited, questioned and ...

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conferences

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

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

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

public spaces

88 George

Terroir

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

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Un-extruding the Tower

David Ostinga 2006 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category. In the course of the 20th century the tower quickly became focused on a narrow band of innovation, that ...

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Visions of Sydney Symposium

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

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

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On Openness by Shanaka Fernando

  • May 6, 2010 - May 6, 2010
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • RMIT bld50, 11 Orr Street, Carlton 3053, Victoria
  • gold coin donation

As Lentil As Anything's Abbotsford premises faces closure, and in the wake of the recent documentary The Naked Lentil looking at the restaurant, there has been a strong interest taken by the public in the operations of this social enterprise. ...

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walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

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

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

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walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

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

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

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walks

AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk

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

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

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AAA Surry Hills Walk

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

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

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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TNL: The Architecture of Zero Emission Housing

  • May 13, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • This is a free event

Caroline will talk about the issues that are emerging from her Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship research, which is looking at "The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing". She has recently completed the first stage of her travels and will talk about ...

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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 ...

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competitions and awards

Proposition 2065

  • April 1, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum 1-3 Manning St, Potts Point, 2011

Architectural Review Australia launches the third in their series of national architecture ideas competitions, Proposition 2065. You are invited to a briefing on the competition at one of the following dates. If you are unable to attend any of these ...

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2010 Utzon Lecture Series

  • Sept. 15, 2010
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • UNSW Faculty of Built Environment [Red Centre Theatre G001], Kensington NSW
  • FREE

The Utzon Lectures incorporate a wide range of subject matter and will include research themes and debates. The focus is on the design, construction and management of more sustainable cities and elements of cities, such as infrastructure and architecture. The ...

public buildings

Narooma NPWS Office

Government Architect's Office

PROJECT DESCRIPTIONNarooma's new Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) office and community facility provides a contemporary addition to the built fabric of the town centre. The one storey facility accommodates 30 staff from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, ...

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Aboriginal Health College

Government Architect's Office

CLIENT BACKGROUND Operating since 1985, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AHMRC) is the peak representative body of Aboriginal communities on Aboriginal health matters in NSW. It has more than 60 member organisations, comprised of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health ...

podcasts

After the Glass House: Philip Johnson's follies

Last week on the program we went inside the Glass House, one of the most influential houses in 20th century architecture, designed in 1949 by one of America's greatest architects, ...

continuing professional development

AAA Black Talk 5 - Jean Nouvel

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

This is an oline event: Jean Nouvel heads an international architectural practice, yet his architecture is sensitive and poetic and speaks to the subtlety of each specific site. In this Australian Architectural Association Black Talk 5, Nouvel describes his architectural ...

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

Recycle-Reuse-Recover-Retrofit-Reduce

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

This is an online event: In this course Bernard provides a refreshing and persuasive argument about the implementation of sustainable design and identifies the issues that architects, planners and designers can and should address. He describes the current status of ...

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

Planning and Development by CORE VALUES - Liam Proberts

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

This is an online event: Without a logical design method, the infinite number of contributing factors that require consideration when planning a region or city can seem overwhelming. Liam Proberts, of Fairweather Proberts Architects, outlines a simple but effective method ...

continuing professional development

Vertical Green - Inevitable Gestures in Modern Cities: Vladimir Sitta

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

This is an online event: The design philosophy of landscape architect Vladimir Sitta, from design group Room 4.1.3, is based on the premise that the Earth's surface is a non-renewable resource. Cities should be self-sustaining. They should restore the natural ...

continuing professional development

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 ...

continuing professional development

Three memorials - Peter Tonkin

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

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

continuing professional development

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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conferences

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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exhibitions

Australian Achievment in Architecture Awards

  • March 18, 2010
  • 6 p.m.
  • Brisbane- Gallery of Modern Art

The announcement of next year's winner of Australia's Gold Medal for Architecture will headline a new annual awards event being introduced by the Australian Institute of Architects. Placing the achievements of people in architecture more firmly into the spotlight, the ...

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continuing professional development

AS 1428.1-2009 workshop

  • March 4, 2010
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 37 Arcadia Road, Galston
  • $160.00 inc GST

'We have organised a seminar to update ourselves on the revised ' Australian Standard 1428.1- 2009 Design for access and mobility. Part 1: General requirements for access-New building work ' Every Architect should become familiar with the revised requirements in ...

public buildings

Surry Hills Library & Community Centre

fjmt | Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp

Community hybrid: equity, aspiration and sustainabilityThis project is prominently located in the heart of Surry Hills, an inner-city suburb whose community is characterised by a diversity of age, income and cultural backgrounds. The architectural context is also diverse: residential apartments, ...

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The Watercube - National Aquatics Centre, Beijing

CSCEC + PTW + CCDI and ARUP

CSCEC + PTW + CCDI and ARUP won the International Design Competition for the Beijing 2008 Games Aquatic Centre. The scheme meets international standards for competition and maximises social and economic benefits. In addition to being an aquatic competition venue ...

talks

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

AAA Short Black - Richard Johnson

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

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

continuing professional development

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.

talks

AAA Black Talk - Elias Torres

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

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

continuing professional development

2010 eClassroom Compliance Package

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

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

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 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

The Architecture of Zero Emissions Housing

Caroline Pidcock 2009 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category As we move to a low carbon future, we must all find better ways of living in our world ...

podcasts

This old organic house

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

podcasts

Council House Two

If you've been into Melbourne's central business district lately then you might have noticed a rather odd looking building next to the town hall. It has bright yellow towers on ...

podcasts

Green Roofs

The abandoned and vacant roof surface can be transformed into a wonderful new garden. The benefits of green roofs are many - greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system ...

podcasts

Conversation with Rob Adams

In this segment By Design invites guests to raise ideas they want to talk about, rather than respond to events raised by the media. Last year Rob Adams produced a ...

podcasts

Agoradynamics: restoring public space

What determines the fate of our cities? Is it policy and infrastructure or is it our attitudes and desires? Bob Perry, an architect and a director of SCAPE, a consultancy ...

podcasts

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 ...

podcasts

Renew Newcastle

In a situation that may soon confront many Australian city centres, Newcastle has over a hundred vacant buildings in its two main streets. Renew Newcastle is an initiative to rejuvenate ...

podcasts

How our habits stand in the way of climate change solutions

Today we turn to our daily habits. Our thoughts might be with climate change -- but our actions? Elizabeth Shove was a very popular guest when she first appeared on ...

podcasts

Trends and Products: doubling city sizes with almost no extra land

Rob Adams is a regular on By Design - a man who knows how to put the case for making cities sustainable, and a man able to read the political ...

podcasts

The Garbage Warrior

For 40 years, New Mexico-based architect Michael Reynolds has been teaching the world how to live sustainably, promoting a holistic way of living that involves natural and recycled materials, renewable ...

podcasts

Desiging a new town in PNG

Imagine a job designing a town on the side of a mountain, where you could literally live in the clouds among spectacular surroundings. The mountain is in Papua New Guinea ...

nighttime
talks

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.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Seeking sustainability - Ecologically sustainable development in world architecture

Jennifer Phelan 2001 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into ecologically sustainable development in world architecture. Seeking Sustainability Ecologically ...

residential

Stirling St Redfern

mac-interactive architects

This new build house in Redfern for a young family sits on a site that was formally occupied by a 2 storey weatherboard cottage that was actually 2 separate houses - each only 2.7m wide! The ceiling heights and tiny ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Modernising the Modernists

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

residential

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 ...

public spaces

Theoretical Community Gathering Place

FROM architecture

This design for a Community Gathering Place was a response to a Japanese design competition that was calling for ideas of how to create a Community Gathering Place that could adapt to the changing needs of an evolving community as ...

public spaces

Turruwul Park upgrade

HASSELL in association with City Projects

Turruwul Park is located in the south Sydney suburb of Rosebery and is a valuable park for the surrounding inner city residents. As part of the City of Sydney Council's commitment to deliver innovative improvements to their public parks, HASSELL ...

public buildings

Epping to Chatswood Rail Link

HASSELL

Our brief was to design "the next generation of transportation excellence". We sought to create safe, efficient and inviting rail stations that seamlessly fuse architecture and engineering into a series of memorable transport nodes that capture the spirit and excitement ...

daytime
continuing professional development

BUILDING GREEN - a small commercial

  • Aug. 31, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • 9:03 a.m.
  • sydney
  • $59.95

This is an online event: The architectural firm of Eeles Trelease has a history of environmentally sustainable design. However, a new level of sustainability is achieved in their design for the commercial building located in Double Bay. Architects, Bruce Eeles ...

daytime
exhibitions

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 ...