510 items tagged “urbandesign”

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Tunnel Design and Construction Asia 2015

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

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

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Prof. Hyungmin Pai: The Status of Things

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

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

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Steven Liaros: Future Cities

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

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

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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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Regenerating Sydney, Why Now? Zunz Lecture Series

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

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

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HotHouse WATER

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

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

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

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

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

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Festival of Urbanism

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

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

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Hear Alternate Voices and be heard on harbour renewal

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

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

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exhibitions

OPEN AGENDA 2014 Exhibition

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

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

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Alejandro Quincoces and Carlos Morago Exhibition

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

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

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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 - Dream Discotheques for Parramatta: An Exhibition of Design Ideas

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

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

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SAF14 - 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 Randwick: Residential/small scale/local

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

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

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

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

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

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SAF14 - Architecture on Show in Hornsby: Future Cities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sustaining Sydney

Prof Ken Maher    

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

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tours

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

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

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

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SAF14 - Growing a Greater Sydney - Connecting People and Places

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

The keynote event of the 2014 Sydney Architecture Festival.

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Urban Areas in Flux: Surry Hills at Street Level

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

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

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AOS: PARRAMATTA The Architects Chair

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

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

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

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

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

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Tim Williams on Sydney: The Great Inversion

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

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

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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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Sydney Connected: What Connects you to the City?

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

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

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Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture

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

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

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Urban Islands 2014

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

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

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Envisioning Historical Place

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

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

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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 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

de-Relics: Architectures of Industrialisation

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

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Architecture on Show: Architecture & Urbanity

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

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

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The City – Becoming and Decaying, Urban photography by OSTKREUZ

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

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

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Inventing the Site - Creating a Symbolic Urban Landscape

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - City to City

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

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

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Globalism: Our new common ground

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

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

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

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

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

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2014 World Architecture Festival Awards

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Living Cities

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

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

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Tuesdays@Tusculum - Mind the Gaps – Density & Suburbia

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

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

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UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Bruce Judd

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

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

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

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

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

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Utopia Forgot, Learning From the Megastructure

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

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

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

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

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.

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FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

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

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

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EOI - FESTA 2014 'The Future Will Be Live'

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

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

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HafenCity Hamburg Strategies, Processes, Competitions, Implementation

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

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

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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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7th Making Cities Liveable Conference 2014

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

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

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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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ABC by Design - The panel: pop-ups

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

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ABC by Design - The conversation: Rob Adams

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

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Re-casting Terra Nullius Blindness Workshop

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

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

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LuminoCity 2013

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

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

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Opening of LuminoCity 2013

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

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

local government

Help guide the future of Circular Quay - a survey

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

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SAF13 - Drawing in the DARCH

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

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

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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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SAF Kids at Parramatta

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

The Sydney Architecture Festival invites all kids big and small to join us at Riverside Theatre Courtyard for a fun filled day of drawing, walking, designing and building focusing on the heritage of Parramatta.

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

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

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

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SAF13 - Public Sydney: Drawing the city

  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Level 1, Stanton Library, 234 Miller Street, North Sydney
  • Free, no bookings

Public Sydney: Drawing the City, celebrating the public buildings, rooms and spaces of central Sydney, and providing and unparalleled and in-depth look at the development and evolution of the city.

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SAF13 - The Sydney University Wilkinson Lecture 2013: Professor Ian McDougall (ARM Architecture)

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6:15 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • New Law Building Lecture Theatre 101, University of Sydney, Eastern Avenue #Level 3, Law School Building F10, Camperdown
  • Free, booking required

The 2013 University of Sydney Wilkinson Lecture will be delivered by Professor Ian McDougall of ARM Architecture who will talk about recent projects by his practice ARM Architecture.

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

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

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

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SAF13 - Pop Ups, Laneways, Art and Our Living Spaces

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Boston Gateway Building, 1 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay, Sydney.
  • Free, no bookings

Have you seen how Sydney’s Laneways are changing? These spaces have curated public artwork, quirky Laneway bars, restaurants, coffee shops and pop-up bars. Hear from the people that have fostered an idea and created a movement.

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SAF13 - Culture as Catalyst, Urban Development à la Française

  • Nov. 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Alliance Française de Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Tim Williams will be presenting Culture as Catalyst, a talk about French urban development at the Alliance Française de Sydney.

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SAF13 - Visualising [sub]urban communities: A talk with Alex Greenwich

  • Nov. 5, 2013
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
  • Free, no bookings

An official launch of the Visualising [sub]urban communities exhibition by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.

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SAF13 - Memory in Place-How can meaning and memories remain when ‘progress’ threatens to wipe them all away?

  • Nov. 2, 2013
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove
  • Free, booking required

A key to engagement of the community in their locality when major changes are taking place, & a catalytic way of translating & using cultural, social & physical heritage to instil the transition process with significant purpose and meaning.

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conferences

Design Like You Give a Damn: LIVE!

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

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

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SAF13 - Visualising [sub]urban communities

  • Nov. 2, 2013 - Nov. 10, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UNSW Built Environment Red Centre Gallery, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington NSW
  • Free, booking required

The exhibition will demonstrate the capacity of architecture to act as an agent of change and assist the city in meeting the student aspirations for the realisation of good urban life for the diverse communities in Sydney.

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Utzon Lecture - Professor Satoshi Kose

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

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

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Utzon Lecture - Professor Susan Fainstein

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

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

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Utzon Lecture - Professor George Galster

  • Sept. 25, 2013
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • Free

A discussion on Professor George Galster's 2012 publication Driving Detroit: The Quest for Respect in the Motor City.

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exhibitions

SAF13 - User Generated Architecture - raumlabor berlin

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

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

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SAF13 - User Generated Architecture

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

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

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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) Shanghai

  • Sept. 24, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute /HHT Member FREE

An outline of the new UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Asia & the first results of its application in India.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Rod Simpson - Strategic Urban Design: Planning & Remaking the City

  • Sept. 19, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2050
  • Free!

About the talk Calls for a greater emphasis on strategic planning beg the question of how the public can be better engaged, and how one possible future for a place can be compared to another. Rod Simpson will outline the ...

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2013 Utzon Lectures - Professor Alan Peters

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

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

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URBAN IMPACTS: Andrew Maynard from Andrew Maynard Architects, Melbourne

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

Andrew will discuss his practice and their work in the context of their city, as well as the work of other architects in the city who inspire him.

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exhibitions

Vorsprungarten

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 10-14 Darcy Street, Parramatta
  • Free

Escape the hubbub of the streets and delve into an immersive retreat, right in the heart of Parramatta. See how indigenous grasses and herbs transform this once dangerous alley by creating an oasis using roof-runoff to water a stacked 'rain-garden' ...

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workshop

Impatience Symposium

  • Aug. 15, 2013 - Aug. 16, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building, 702-730 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free

Fuelled by an urgency to act and impatient for results, the Impatience Symposium explores how design is aggressively pursuing and implementing change. Over two-days the symposium will bring to life the role of design within society and examine the social, ...

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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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exhibitions

Future City - Proto:capital

  • Aug. 3, 2013 - Aug. 18, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Australian Institute of Architects; Tusculum; 3 Manning Street, Potts Point.
  • Free

Walk the streets of the future Australian capital and into an urban laboratory and prototypical city for the nation. Travel through time as the city adapts for Australia’s second century.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Raumlabor Berlin - Some ideas for better cities

  • Oct. 10, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

Title: Some IDEAS for better cities Speaker: Raumlabor Berlin About the talk The focus of raumlaborberlin's work is urban transformations and the relationships between private and public space. Leftover and difficult to handle urban situations attract us. Artistic and architectural ...

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Thursday Night Lectures - Andrew Burns - Orthodoxy and Alternatives

  • Sept. 5, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Wilkinson Building, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • FREE!

Title: Orthodoxy and Alternatives Speaker: Andrew Burns About the talk In this wide ranging talk, Andrew Burns will identify and challenge a number of orthodoxies; legacies of uncritical attitudes towards modernism and heritage. These orthodoxies steal alternative futures and impose ...

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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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Sydney Design 2013 International keynote lectures

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

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

competitions and awards

Flinders Street Station Design Competition - The People’s Choice Award

  • July 23, 2013 - Aug. 5, 2013
  • online voting

Have your say on the future of Flinders Street Station! Six designs have been shortlisted – now they want your feedback.

talks

Urban Islands 2013

  • July 8, 2013 - July 20, 2013
  • Location varies, please check website for details.

An independent studio open to all masters level architecture students nationally and internationally.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Flores & Prats Architects

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

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

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

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

SPEAKER: David Bennett On Sustainability In Your Neighbourhood.

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Urban Impacts Series

  • Aug. 13, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning St, Potts Point
  • Buy one ticket – members $15, non-members $20

Beyond Site & Brief - a series of talks by interstate and overseas architects Presented by Emma WIlliamson; CODA Architects, Freemantle.Great projects respond to their urban context. They mend connections, create new ones, and become catalysts of urban life. These ...

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Public Sydney: Stop, Look, Live!

  • March 30, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, corner Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adult: $20, Concession: $5, Family: $20

This exhibition celebrates the unusual stories of the city’s public spaces, its public buildings, parks and street corners.

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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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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.

publications

Public Sydney: drawing the city

The publication celebrates the public buildings, rooms and spaces of central Sydney, providing an unparalleled and in-depth look at the development and evolution of the city.

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2013 Australia & NZ Student Architecture Congress

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

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

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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.

exhibitions

Next Stop: 21st Century George Street

  • April 4, 2013 - May 3, 2013
  • Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000
  • Free

An exhibition of The Draft George Street Concept Design setting out the principles that will guide the future detailed design of George Street.

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URBAN IMPACT - Gregg Pasquarelli

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

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

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URBAN IMPACT - Rachel Nolan + Patrick Kennedy

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

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

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Sydney – Bigger and Better, not Bigger and Bigger

  • May 24, 2013
  • 1 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

A fundamental shift in thinking about Sydney is needed as it approaches a population of 7 million around 2051?

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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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Tuesday@Tusculum Talk - Design Parramatta, New Ideas To Shape The City - 15 City Sites and 16 Projects

  • April 30, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non Member $10 , Student Non Member $5, Institute Member FREE

This presentation and discussion will provide an overview of the concepts, the process and how the project will be progressing from here.

competitions and awards

Randwick City Urban Design Awards 2013

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

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

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David Lindner Prize

  • March 25, 2013 - April 30, 2013
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point, NSW, 2011

Awarded to an individual whose submission generates ideas for solving real challenges facing our cities and towns, and contributes to the profession as well as the broader community.

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Thursday Night Lectures - Robin Goodman - Planning for New Suburbs: is our current practice good enough?

  • May 23, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Less & less attention is often given to the public and community spaces available in new suburbs, and in particular to shopping centres.

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Thursday Night Lectures - People Building Better Cities

  • April 18, 2013
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, NSW 2006
  • Free

Who should be involved in city making and how?

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Outside the Square

'Outside the Square’ is a study of the effects of the European square typology on surrounding neighbourhoods, advocating the implementation of the type within the City of Sydney.

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

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

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

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Urban Renewal and the Creative Industries

This report looks at strategies for urban renewal that spur off the creative or innovation industries as a catalyst for change.

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exhibitions

PARALLEL NIPPON: Contemporary Japanese Architecture 1996 – 2006

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

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

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2013 Utzon Lecture Series Launch / Sixth Annual Paul Reid Lecture in Urban Design

  • March 6, 2013
  • 6 p.m.
  • Leighton Hall, Scientia, UNSW
  • Free

Dr. Alfonso Vegara Gómez - President Fundación Metrópoli, Madrid ‘Intelligent Territories: The 21st century city in Europe and Asia’

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Lacoste + Stevenson book launch

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

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

competitions and awards

2013 NSW Architecture Awards

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

Entries close 28 February!

exhibitions

The Competitive Hypothesis

  • Jan. 22, 2013 - Feb. 15, 2013
  • 97 Kenmare Street, New York, NY 10012

An exhibition examining the politics behind the architecture competition.

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 17

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Mar. 13

  • March 13, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Mar. 10

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 6

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

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 3

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 27

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 24

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

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb 20

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 17

  • Feb. 17, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 13

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 10

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 6

  • Feb. 6, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb 3

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 30

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

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan 27

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Jan. 23

  • Jan. 23, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 20

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 16

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 13

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Jan. 10

  • Jan. 10, 2013
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 6

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 2

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

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Mar. 20

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

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

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Mar. 27

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

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

daytime
tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 30

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

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

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SAW2 - Utzon - Dec. 29

  • Dec. 29, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Dec. 22

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

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

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SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 18

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Dec. 16

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

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

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tours

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 12

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

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

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tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Dec. 9

  • Dec. 9, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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talks

Barangaroo: History and Development

  • Nov. 20, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • Auditorium, History House, 133 Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • $32/$30 RAHS members. incl Morning Tea

Barangaroo is readying itself for development in the midst of controversy and debate. Dr. Shirley Fitzgerald explores the history of the site and relates it to Sydney's general history of planning - or lack of it.

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UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Local Code / Real Estates

  • Oct. 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • Free

Local Code uses geospatial analysis to identify thousands of publicly owned abandoned sites in major US cities, imagining this distributed, vacant landscape as a new urban system.

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talks

SAF12 Talk - The Allegory of the Cave

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

The University of New South Wales will run their hugely successful Lunchtime Lectures at Austral Bricks Design Studio. Dr Sing D'Arcy will present "The Allegory of the Cave: Speculations between interior and landscpae for the Barangaroo Headland Cultural Facility" The ...

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talks

SAF12 Talk - Planning an Enduring Legacy

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

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

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SAF12 Talk - Connecting Sydney - joining the dots ...

  • Oct. 29, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free, booking required

An exhibition and discussion on connecting Sydney. Bridging the mainland to the islands in the harbour. What are your thoughts on this latest thinking? Balmain to Cockatoo Island - joining the dots to create an accessible harbour. This idea has ...

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talks

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.

podcasts

NGA Contemporary Australian Architects 2012 Lecture Series

This NGA annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects. Available now for download.

podcasts

NGA Contemporary Australian Architects 2011 Lecture Series

This NGA annual lecture series showcases the latest work of renowned Australian architects. Available now from iTunes for free download.

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competitions and awards

Transiting Cities Design Ideas Competition

  • Sept. 14, 2012 - Nov. 30, 2012
  • noon
  • morwell, victoria
  • Student $50, Group / Firm $75

How can we rethink, regenerate, rebrand, rework, reactivate cities dominated by singular economies for a vibrant and innovative future?

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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

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 25

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Nov. 11

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sep. 23

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

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

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tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Nov. 14

  • Nov. 14, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Oct. 14

  • Oct. 14, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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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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SAW3 - Harbourings - Oct. 7

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

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Sept. 8

  • Sept. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

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

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SAW3 - Harbourings - Nov. 28

  • Nov. 28, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25

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

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talks

SAF12 Talk - MS4A Open Conversation - Darling Harbour: Public Space, Private Interest

  • Oct. 29, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Ticketed, booking required

Make-Space for Architecture (MS4A) is pleased to announce the second event in our series of open conversations - Darling Harbour: Public Space, Private Interest.

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Marion Mahony Griffin Lecture 2012

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

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

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walks

SAF12 Tour - Art, Place and Landscape

  • Oct. 28, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, Bridge St, Sydney
  • $35/$25 concession

This tour examines the city through its evolving attitude to the design of it's public domain and the elements that they contain; art, architecture and landscape.

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SAF12 Bike Tour - Five Suburb Sydney Derive

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

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

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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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exhibitions

SAF12 Exhibition - The Third Landscape

  • Oct. 24, 2012 - Nov. 17, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 148 City Rd, Darlington
  • Free, no bookings

The Third Landscape exhibition and public program will explore the changing urban landscape, in particular Sydney and its current condition.

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A New Planning System for NSW

  • Aug. 14, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Members Free | Non-members $10 | Student non-members $5 on the door

The NSW government’s Planning System Review Green Paper proposes changes that could dramatically improve the environment within which architects work. Can it also deliver more sustainable, amenable and beautiful cities and towns?

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festivals

SAF12 Opening Event - SuperSydney

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
  • Free, no bookings

SUPERSYDNEY will examine metropolitan challenges by inviting the people of Sydney to contribute their visions, concerns and dreams for the future of their city and presenting them in a conversational event. SUPERSYDNEY creates a platform to give voice to the people of Sydney.

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walks

SAF12 Tour - The City: Sydney

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Sydney
  • $35/$25 concession

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

podcasts

Building Blocks

Building Blocks is a radio program aired as part of FBi Radio's 'Canvas' broadcast. It focuses on architecture and public spaces in Sydney.

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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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Tuesday @ Tusculum

  • July 24, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Austral Bricks Design Studio
  • Non Member $10 | Student Non Member $5| Institute Member Free

Winners of Australia’s most prestigious urban design award, the Australia Award for Urban Design, were recently announced as part of Built Environment Meets Parliament. This year, three awards were won by firms from NSW. This special Tuesdays@Tusculum will shine the spotlight on each of the winning firms and projects.

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Tuesdays @ Tusculum

  • July 17, 2012
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Non-member $10 | Student non-member $5| Institute member Free

Conversations across borders Sam Kebbell of Kebbell Daish (Wellington, New Zealand) is the guest of Sam Crawford & the Institute and will be joined by Adam Haddow (SJB Architects), Annabel Lahz (Lahznimmo Architects) and journalist David Neustein to discuss and debate the silent conversation taking place within the architectural language of our cities.

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.

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competitions and awards

Flinders Street Station Design Competition

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

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

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Audio Architecture

  • July 25, 2012 - July 29, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Southbank VIC 3006
  • FREE

Audio Architecture is a free Talks Program and 24hr Design Camp for students and graduates of art, design and architecture on the theme of cities and sound.

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online

Design Parramatta

  • June 20, 2012 - July 4, 2012
  • 1 p.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Parramatta
  • FREE

Multi disciplinary teams of urban designers, architects, landscape architects and artists are invited to participate in a 6 week event to design 15+ concepts for Parramatta’s public spaces, streets and lanes in a creative review of the city’s CBD.

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Architecture on Show: Filling in the Gaps

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

Now more than ever, with space at a premium in the city, the challenge is to make the most of the little space we have.

competitions and awards

Planning Excellence 2012 NSW Awards

  • June 1, 2012 - Sept. 28, 2012
  • Sydney

The Awards for Excellence Program recognises innovation, leadership and excellence in the planning profession, stimulates the public awareness of excellent projects and emphasises the importance of good planning in the community. The 2012 Award categories have been designed to respond ...

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conferences

Built Environment Meets Parliament 2012

  • June 26, 2012 - June 27, 2012
  • 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Parliament House in Canberra
  • Varies

The 2012 BEMP summit will focus on community consultation, digital tools and the opportunities for the built environment professions to use new technology in innovate and exciting ways. Summit sessions will ask: what’s the next big revolution in building cities?

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exhibitions

Repowering Sydney Exhibition 14 - 17 June at Customs House

  • June 14, 2012 - June 17, 2012
  • 6 p.m.
  • Customs House Sydney
  • Free

An Urban Design and Architecture exhibition exploring the means of alternative electric power generation for the Central Business District.

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tours

Pyrmont: Parks Apartments and Change

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

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

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talks

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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The Gold Medal Address at the Vivid Ideas Exchange

  • May 29, 2012
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
  • The Vivid Ideas Exchange (The Forum)
  • Non-members - $30.00, Members - Free

2012 Gold Medal Tour is proudly supported by the Australian Institute of Architect's Principal Corporate Partner BlueScope Steel. The Gold Medal is the highest honour given by the Australian Institute of Architects to one of its members, in recognition of ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Left-overs and in-betweens

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

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

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

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

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exhibitions

PhotoGraff exhibition by Jason Wing & Garry Trinh

  • May 8, 2012 - May 26, 2012
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Art Atrium 181 Old South Head Road Bondi Junction
  • Free

PhotoGraff brings together the work of Sydney-based artists Garry Trinh and Jason Wing, collaborating as active observers of the brilliance of our physical surroundings.

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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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conferences

5th International Urban Design Conference

  • Sept. 10, 2012 - Sept. 12, 2012
  • 6 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Melbourne VIC 3000
  • Early Bird Member rate $790.00 closes 18th July

The 5th International Urban Design Conference will be held at the Hilton on the Park in Melbourne from Monday the 10th to Wednesday 12th of September 2012. The International Urban Design Conference was established in 2007. Since then over 390 ...

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exhibitions

Art + Architecture 2012, The Greening of Sydney - Parks / Cycle Ways / Rain Gardens

  • April 26, 2012 - May 19, 2012
  • noon - 4 p.m.
  • 82-84 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016
  • Free

This exhibition at the Boutwell Draper Gallery, will present selected projects by 12 Sydney Architectural Companies.

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Panel Discussion: Public Art, Spatial Practices and the City

  • May 10, 2012
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • RMIT Building 50, Orr St, Carlton, VIC
  • Entry by gold coin donation. Refreshment provided.

What role and form does Public Art have in the City and its future/s? In imagining the city, ideas of community and culture, and their dynamic interrelations, can be obscured within a focus on physical and built forms. Artist John ...

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talks

International Planned Capitals: The art of City Design

  • May 14, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Coombes Lecture Theatre ANU, fellows road acton
  • Adults $20 Concession $15

Canberra and the planned capitals movement. Speaker Pre-eminent Griffin scholar Professor James Weirick (UNSW).

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International Planned Capitals: China's Canberra

  • May 7, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Finkle Theatre, John Curtain School of Medical Research ANU 131 Garran Road
  • Adults $20 Concession $15

The past and future of Changchun, an exploration of the city of Changchun whose design was modelled on Canberra.

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talks

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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continuing professional development

Nice Plan, Pity About the Place

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

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

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Architecture on Show: Bennet and Trimble - Projects

  • May 26, 2012
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
  • Free for Library & AIA members / $10 for non-members

Sydney architecture duo Bennett and Trimble practice architecture and urbanism. This talk will present a range of their projects.

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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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tours

SAW2 - Utzon - Sept. 16

  • Sept. 16, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • April 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 25, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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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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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour

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

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

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talks

2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor Richard Johnson

  • Oct. 24, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

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

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2012 Utzon Lecture Series - Professor James Weirick

  • May 23, 2012
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • UNSW Kensington Campus
  • FREE

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

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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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Suburban Adaptation

Trina Day investigates an alternative strategy to accommodating increased population.

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talks

Florence Taylor: architect, editor, businesswoman

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

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Feb. 19

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

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 22

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

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

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walks

SAW3 - Harbourings - Jan. 8

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Feb. 5

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

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

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Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Jan. 15

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

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 16

  • Feb. 16, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Feb. 1

  • Feb. 1, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 18

  • Jan. 18, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Jan. 11

  • Jan. 11, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25.Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW..

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney - Dec. 21

  • Dec. 21, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide.

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

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon - Feb. 8

  • Feb. 8, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon - Dec 18

  • Dec. 18, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

podcasts

The art of city making - how imagination and creativity play their part

Hear the views of Charles Landry, Urbanist; Dr James Bradfield Moody, Executive Director, Development -CSIRO; Jess Scully, Director - Creative Sydney; Emile Sherman, Producer - See-Saw Films; Roderick Simpson, Associate ...

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Sydney: creative, vibrant, sustainable Fostering a green cultural precinct at Walsh Bay

Hear the views of Clover Moore MP; Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton; Craig Allchin, Director, Six Degrees Architects; Lisa Havilah, CEO, CarriageWorks; and Rafael Bonachela, Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company ...

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NSW Planning Laws undergoing major changes: Tim Moore

Tim Moore is the Co-Chair of Urban Planning NSW, currently working on major changes to the NSW Planning Laws. This is the first radical change since the laws were enacted. ...

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Australian architecture: an encyclopedic look

Behind the images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to the natural ...

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Jan Gehl on planning for a burgeoning population

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

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Conversation: Density happening in the suburbs

The discussion about density in cities is moving to the suburbs. In Melbourne research done at Monash University shows suburbs becoming smarter, denser and showing the way forward. A new ...

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Making NYC denser and greener

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

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Why media is essential for urban growth. Bart Lootsma on cities.

Bart Lootsma is a historian, critic and curator of architecture, design and the fine arts. We have invited him to talk about urbanism and to get an insight into his ...

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Garden Cities

English Garden Cities is a new book about a phenomenon that extends far beyond the shores of England. Sunshine, which is now a suburb of Melbourne, was designed in the ...

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Conversation: Clover Moore on cities

Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore gives us an insight into the future of cities in Australia and, in particular, how Sydney is shaping up. What are the challenges and how ...

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festivals

UTS Discover Architecture Summer School

  • Jan. 9, 2012 - Jan. 20, 2012
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
  • $599 includes GST and Material Costs

Come and experience the unique studio culture of UTS's School of Architecture and, with the help of UTS staff and students, learn how to see the city through the eyes of an architect.

exhibitions

Curating Cities: Exhibition

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

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

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2011 Lloyd Rees Memorial Lecture: Antimonuments and Subsculptures

  • Dec. 5, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Studio, Sydney Opera House
  • $15/$10 MCA Members & Concessions

Hear Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer speak about his recent interactive installations in public spaces.

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conferences

Green Roofs Australasia - 5th National Conference

  • Nov. 9, 2011 - Nov. 12, 2011
  • 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • The Australian National Maritime Museum. 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney.
  • $200 - $600

Planting on roofs and walls is one of the most innovative, sustainable and rapidly developing disciplines in architecture, landscape design, urban environmental planning, ecology and horticulture.

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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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talks

The Art of City Making, How immagination and creativity play their part

  • Nov. 2, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney
  • Tickets are FREE and ESSENTIAL

Charles Laundry has inspired people to change the way they think about cities around the world. He's a passionate defender of the role immagination and creativity plays in the development of cities and in invigorating local economies. He'll be joined ...

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Modernism in the bush, the inter-war heritage of a country town

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $29, Afternoon tea supplied

WEA/RAHS Lecture Series: Afternoon session Join historian Ian Willis on a journey to discover how a small country town on the Cumberland Plain coped with the challenges prompted by the motor car, air travel, the telephone, electricity, movies, the wireless ...

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talks

Transformation in the city, Sydney’s 19th century suburban expansion

  • Nov. 23, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • $29, Morning tea supplied

WEA/RAHS Lecture Series: Morning session Lesley Muir will take you from the 1870s, when Sydney's colonial past was still very much in evidence, through the transformation of the 1880s, when a speculative real estate boom changed the city's appearance forever. ...

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talks

Architecture On Show at Mosman Library with Paul Berkemeier

  • Oct. 31, 2011
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Mosman Library, 605 Library Walk, Military Road, Mosman
  • Free, no bookings

Paul Berkemeier is the national councillor, honorary treasurer & chair of the NSW education committee for the Australian Institute of Architects. Paul has written numerous feature articles and critiques of buildings and urban projects for Architecture Australia, Architecture Review, The ...

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talks

Bike Tank #8: Design-Eat-Think for your City

  • Oct. 30, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • UTS Architecture Warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
  • Free, booking required

Cycle into Sydney's favourite think-and-design event where we are prototyping solutions for making cities more human. For this special instalment of BikeTank we will build Density-Vitality Models for Sydney's favourite suburbs. Be prepared to get your hands dirty [making stuff] ...

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talks

The Architectural Advocacy Challenge for Design & Density

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - noon
  • UTS Architecture Warehouse, 50 Kensington St, Chippendale
  • Free, no bookings

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

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talks

Laneways, Small Bars and the Ingredients of Success in the Fine Grain of Cities

  • Oct. 26, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free, no bookings

Craig Allchin, Director Six Degrees and Adjunct Professor of Architecture, UTS will discuss this topic as part of the Powerhouse Museum's Sydney Architecture Festival Talks Program. Craig Allchin is an architect and urban planner. During the 1990s he worked on ...

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Future Framing; Developing Sydney’s Creative Crescent

  • Oct. 25, 2011
  • 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Target Theatre, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St, Ultimo
  • Free, no bookings

Hear how the Powerhouse and its neighbourhood are being transformed. Anthony Burke will talk about the changing face of the Ultimo/Broadway precinct - what some have referred to as Sydney's creative crescent as the UTS Master plan, Powerhouse Museum Building ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships 60th Anniversary

2011 celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the scholarship first being awarded.

podcasts

The value of green space

As our cities continue to spread there's increasing pressure on the number of parks and other green spaces. But what are the benefits of urban green spaces when it comes ...

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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Mass urbanisation: why do we flock together?

We know we've already entered the era of mass urbanisation and we often hear about the negatives. So what propels more and more of us to live in the urban ...

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exhibitions

Boyd's Error: Planning's Curse - Presented by Rijavec Architects

  • Nov. 3, 2011 - Nov. 26, 2011
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Pin-up Gallery, Centre for The Applied Arts - 15-25 Keele Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066
  • Free

Presented by Rijavec Architects, this is an ambitious exhibition that aspires to change the way in which we perceive Australian urbanism.

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talks

Community + Space = Innovation

  • Oct. 12, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown Street, Newtown, 2042
  • Free. Bookings essential.

What if…empty spaces were given to the community to transform into positive public space? This talk unpacks this idea, takes it out of the art world and into the real world.

podcasts

Conversation: Building the Future with architect Gerard Reinmuth

There is a lot of discussion in architectural circles about generational change - how to make opportunity for a young generation not getting the chances they should. Gerard Reinmuth puts ...

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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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exhibitions

Sketching The Gamut - Exhibition

  • Oct. 24, 2011 - Oct. 29, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 60 Hutchinson St, St Peters. NSW. 2204
  • Free

Sketching The Gamut will include: a one week exhibition (during October, beginning the week of the 24th), a bicycle tour of The Sydney Green Ring (over two days and in four stages of the Sydney Green Ring will be held ...

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competitions and awards

Sketching The Gamut - Call for Proposals

  • Sept. 5, 2011
  • 5 p.m.
  • 60 Hutchinson St, St Peters. NSW. 2204
  • Free

ARTcycle Inc. ATVP and INDEX. are currently seeking proposals for artworks to be included in a one week exhibition in October at INDEX. Art Space. Ends TODAY!

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talks

A conversation with Arie van der Neut, Director HDVN Architects

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

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

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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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talks

Relating Energy Policy and Urban Form - Associate Professor Harry Margalit

  • Oct. 27, 2011
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • UNSW City Campus, Level 6, 1 O'Connell Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Using current models of urban consolidation and their purported efficiency of energy use, Harry Margalit will outline some relationship between energy policy and urban form. The presentation sketches the orders of magnitude of urban energy requirements, and their necessary infrastructure, ...

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Cultural Building’s Genealogy of Originality

  • Aug. 10, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Level 5 Architecture Studios – Faculty of DAB (Building 6), 702 – 730 Harris St, Broadway 2007
  • Free

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Cultural Building's Genealogy of Originality: The Individual, the Unique and the Singular. By Dr Pavlos Philippou Dr Pavlos Philippou will be presenting the public lecture: Cultural Building's Genealogy of Originality: The Individual, the Unique and the ...

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talks

Le Grand Paris – An Update

  • Oct. 24, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Alliance Francaise, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Thanks to a Byera Hadley Scholarship, Tim Williams went to investigate the outcomes of the the Grand Paris Consultation.

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The Future of Penrith/Penrith of the Future - A symposium spectacular

  • Oct. 22, 2011
  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Macquarie St, Sydney
  • Free, booking required

Penrith City Council, in partnership with Landcom, Penrith Panthers and C3West partners Penrith Performing & Visual Arts and the Museum of Contemporary Art have commissioned internationally renowned French art and urban design collective Campement Urbain to engage Penrith City communities ...

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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

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

A Preview of Campement Urbain - The Future of Penrith/Penrith of the Future - a C3West Project

  • Oct. 20, 2011
  • 5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest, 86 River Road, Emu Plains
  • By Invitation Only

A preview of Campement Urbain The Future of Penrith/Penrith of the Future will be held at Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest. Visit the 2011 Sydney Architecture Festival website for more events.

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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.

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exhibitions

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

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

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

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exhibitions

Bruno Taut: Master Architect in Colourful Berlin - Exhibition

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

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

competitions and awards

Street Works

  • July 22, 2011 - Aug. 26, 2011
  • Sydney
  • FREE

STREET WORKS is a competition to create temporary installations that transform under-utilised public spaces into vibrant places. An initiative of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) NSW, STREET WORKS invites you to re-imagine spaces in the City of Sydney ...

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talks

Ideas + Propositions: Welsh + Major

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

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksWinter 11 SPEAKERS: David Welsh + Chris Major Welsh and Major, Greenway award winners in 2009 have to date produced a series of elegant, smaller scale works that compress space and sculpt light. Enriched by ...

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talks

Win, Lose, Draw – The Architectural Competition

  • Aug. 16, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point
  • Free

Australian Institute of ArchitectsTuesday Night TalksWinter 11 INTRODUCTION: Philip ThalisSPEAKERS: David Stevenson and Thierry Lacoste, Michael Zanardo and Shaun Carter, Tom Rivard The architectural competition as a procurement tool has justifiably fallen into disrespect in Australia of late. However, looking ...

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sept. 18

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Aug. 21

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Sept. 4

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - Aug. 7

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

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

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tours

Five Suburb Sydney Derivé: Bike Tour - July 24

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

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

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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

Which urban plan works best for today: French or English?

Should urban planning in Australia to become more 'French', than 'English'?

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talks

Strategic Planning for Contemporary Urban Regions: The case of Milan by Prof. Alessandro Balducci

  • July 8, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 702 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free

Illustrating the case of a strategic plan for the urban region of Milan, one of the most dynamic European cities.

exhibitions

NOW and WHEN - post Venice touring - Victoria

  • Aug. 20, 2011 - Sept. 18, 2011
  • Festival Office: The Mining Exchange, 12 Lydiard North St, Ballarat VIC 3350

Australia's exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale will be appearing at a number of Australian and overseas locations throughout 2011. The exhibition, which closed in Venice last year after a three month run, attracted a record 93,000+ visitors to ...

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NOW and WHEN - post Venice touring - Sydney

  • July 2, 2011 - Sept. 25, 2011
  • Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, 417 Bourke St Surry Hills NSW

Australia's exhibition at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale will be appearing at a number of Australian and overseas locations throughout 2011.

podcasts

Architecture in Uniform

The Second World War was a key moment in the modernisation of architecture, both the theory and the practice. This is the subject of a new book, Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War.

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Designing Grand Cities: what we can learn from Paris

In the late 90s, the French government announced a visionary consultation to completely re-imagine Paris as a sustainable 21st century metropolis.

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exhibitions

UTS DAB LAB Gallery Exhibition: LuminoCity, by Linda Matthews

  • June 1, 2011 - July 1, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway NSW 2007
  • FREE

Linda Matthews' exhibition, LuminoCity explores the potential for CCTV cameras to be adapted as a contemporary design tool by manipulating the diffraction patterns inherent in CCTV technology. The exhibition proposes contemporary urban façade designs that exploit the duality of virtual ...

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exhibitions

The Housing Project Exhibition

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

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

exhibitions

NSW Government Planning & Infrastructure - Draft Policies on Exhibition

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

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

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: Generic Specificity, by Mark Lee

  • May 23, 2011
  • 7 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway 2007
  • FREE

A lecture on GENERIC SPECIFICITY - Five Points for an Architecture of Approximation by Mark Lee, the principal of the award winning, LA based firm Johnston Marklee & Associates.

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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.

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continuing professional development

Planning Skills Bootcamp - Young planners' PD workshop & retreat

  • May 5, 2011 - May 6, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • PIA members/students: $190; $230 others

A number of excellent speakers and organisations will present at this 2-day forum, aimed at planners in their first years of professional practice. Day rates available. Includes a half day workshop, on renewing our neighbourhoods, open to all planners, led ...

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continuing professional development

Our Neighbourhood - Shaping its Future

  • May 5, 2011
  • 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sydney Olympic Park
  • $55.00 PIA member/student; $85.00 non-member

This half-day workshop, case study & panel discussion, open to all planners, is run in conjunction with the NSW Young Planners Bootcamp. It includes: The Strategic Context:Do we really need urban renewal in Sydney? And if so, why, where and ...

competitions and awards

NOW and WHEN school competition at Object Gallery

  • May 31, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2011
  • Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, 417 Bourke St Surry Hills NSW

NOW AND WHEN AUSTRALIAN URBANISM is Australia's entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale. The exhibition highlights six interesting urban and outback regions as they are 'NOW' before dramatically representing the 17 futuristic urban environments imagining a 'WHEN' we reach 2050 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

the left-behind project

'the left-behind project' is a study of the latent potential of 'left-over' spaces in our cities. it employs multiple techniques from drawing, photography, film and writing to develop a possible paradigm for remobilizing these spaces for the growth of our urban environments.

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talks

UTS Architecture Public Lecture: 'Islands and Paradigms: on unorthodox ways to read the city' by Teresa Stoppani

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

'Islands and Paradigms: on unorthodox ways to read the city' The city can be defined as an 'island' if we consider the island in relation to the nature of its edges, as a mutable space that constantly negotiates relationships. Space ...

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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.

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Le Grand Pari(S)ydney

Tim Williams was awarded a Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship for 2011 to continue his research on Le Grand Pari(s). You can follow Tim's trip to Paris on his blog.

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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

The University of Newcastle Lecture Series - Paul Berkemeier

  • April 6, 2011
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Cnr King and Steel Street Newcastle NSW
  • $15 for Members, $25 for non-members, Students free

The topic for discussion is "From East Darling Harbour to Barangaroo: Lessons for the development of a city". Paul Berkemeier will talk about the ideas that underpinned the winning scheme.

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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?

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talks

CITYTALKS2011 Fostering a green cultural precinct at Walsh Bay

  • March 8, 2011
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Centennial Hall, Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
  • FREE & ESSENTIAL

CITYTALKS2011 invites Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, Co-Artistic Directors of Sydney Theatre Company, to share their ideas on fostering a green and vibrant cultural precinct at Walsh Bay.

podcasts

City Vision 2040

Strategic planning should begin with having a vision about how you want a place to be in 30 or 40 years, rather than continuing to replicate what has happened in the past

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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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

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

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

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

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

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

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

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

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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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 26, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 19, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 12, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • March 5, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Jan. 4, 2012
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free mini-city guide from SAW.

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 19, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 12, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Feb. 5, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Jan. 29, 2011
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

‘Utzon’ is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.

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

Book Launch: Ground Truthing by Paul Carter

  • Dec. 6, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW
  • free

book launch the launch of Paul Carter's new book Ground Truthing: Explorations in a Creative Region gleebooks 6:00 for 6:30 pm, Monday 6 December 2010 Upstairs at 49 Glebe Point Road Glebe NSW 2037 Launched by Michael Tawa Professor of ...

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talks

Wilkinson Lecture – Creative Regions: the demiurge of public space

  • Dec. 2, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney, Darlington, NSW
  • Free, RSVP essential

'A new breed of architect is emerging,' we are told 'that has no truck with concepts that have defined architecture for millennia—such as inertia, stasis and muteness.'

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Living in density in Greater Sydney

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

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

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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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AD Post-traumatic Urbanism Book Launch

  • Nov. 11, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • 3 Manning St, Potts Point, NSW
  • FREE

The book launch of the Post-traumatic Urbanism issue of Architectural Design (AD) will be launched by Adrian Lahoud, Charles Rice and Anthony Burke.

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continuing professional development

Visions of Sydney

  • Nov. 25, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Sydney

What vision do prominent architects have of the future of our city? What sort of built environment do we want? How dense should it be? What infrastructure do we need?

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tours

SAW Bicycle Tour - An Urban Derive

  • Nov. 7, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • $85/$75 conc. +$25 if you need a bike

The Situationalists International drifted through the city randomly; not simply a stroll but a deliberate disruption of ways of walking in and experiencing the city; organised spontaneity. 'Dérivistes or 'drifters' seek to experience bizarre encounters in unfamiliar places and left-over ...

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tours

SAW Bicycle Tour - An Urban Derive

  • Oct. 30, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • 30 Harrington Street, The Rocks
  • $85/$75 conc. +$25 if you need a bike

Following in Situationalists International footsteps, this bicycle tour will skirt Sydney’s quiet industrial western edge before trespassing through the back streets of the Inner City plucking out the most interesting and provocative urban and residential projects along the way.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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walks

SAW1 - The City, Sydney

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

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

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

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 27, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

'Utzon' is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 20, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

'Utzon' is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 13, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

'Utzon' is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Nov. 6, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

'Utzon' is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

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walks

SAW2 - Utzon

  • Oct. 30, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney. cnr Bridge and Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25. Ticket includes free entry in the Museum of Sydney

'Utzon' is at once an in-depth and textured portrait of enigmatic Danish architect Jørn Utzon, as well as the story of the 20th centuries most ambitious architectural project.Discussing the sources of the young architect's deepest inspiration, his working methods and ...

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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 ...

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

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

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

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Barrangaroo Panel Discussion at the Postgraduate Information Night

  • Nov. 4, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

This unique event features an opportunity to hear from staff across a number of our programs as they tackle one of the biggest issues in Sydney's built environment: Barrangaroo. Right now it seems everybody has an opinion about the Barangaroo ...

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TNL: Activators

  • Nov. 4, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • Free

From urban planning schemes and buildings to installation work and objects with new materials, the relationship between the human body, technology and nature form the background for a new production of space. Highlighting the variety of scales on which his ...

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TNL: The life and death of public architecture

  • Oct. 21, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Speaker: Hamish Lyon, NH Architecture, MelbourneIntroduction: Sandra Kaji O'Grady, FADP About the talkIs contemporary Public Architecture defined by function, type or ownership? Does Public Architecture even exist anymore? Or has it been replaced by seamless commercialism camouflaged beneath the privatised ...

podcasts

Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers is one of the world's most celebrated living architects and our guest this week on By Design. For half a century he has been an extraordinary figure in ...

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exhibitions

Open Agenda Exhibition

  • Oct. 19, 2010 - Jan. 30, 2011
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 31 Alfred St Circular Quay 2000
  • Free, no bookings

Open Agenda: Speculative Architecture and Design ResearchCustoms House exhibition opening as part of Sydney Architecture Festival, October 2010 Open Agenda is an annual competition initiated in 2010 by the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney aimed at ...

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

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

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Town squares & public spaces: learning from Italy

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

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Peter Cook and the vision of Archigram

Sir Peter Cook was a founding member of Archigram, one of the most revolutionary and strangest architectural collectives the world has ever seen. During the 1960s, Archigram designed a series ...

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festivals

SAF 2010 - AAA Walking Tours

  • Oct. 23, 2010 - Nov. 6, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
  • Sydney
  • $30.00, $15.00 for students

Sydney City Walk, 23, 30 October & 6 November 10.00am-12 Noon Sydney City walk focuses on high-rise development since WW11. You will learn who designed Sydney's tallest skyscraper. You will learn what a curtain wall is. You will learn why ...

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SAF 2010 - Circle of Design Walking Tour

  • Oct. 20, 2010 - Nov. 7, 2010
  • Object Gallery, St Margarets, 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

The Object Circle of Design Walking Tour guides children and their parents or teachers through some of the laneways of Surry Hills and major thoroughfares of Taylor Square and Oxford Street. Being launched for the 2010 Sydney Architecture Festival, the ...

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SAF 2010 - The Shape of Things to Come - Sydney in 2030

  • Oct. 20, 2010 - Nov. 30, 2010
  • 8 a.m.
  • Customs House, Sydney
  • FREE

The year is 2030. The architecture students of 2010 are now the established practitioners of today. Key planning, transportation, environmental and cultural changes have been implemented. The metro carriages are due for replacement, Central Park's tri-generation plant is operational, the ...

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SAF 2010 - AILA Harbour Cruise

  • Oct. 23, 2010
  • 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • The Commissioners Steps, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • $50 non-members & $40.00 AILA members (includes finger food)

‘CRUISE’ landscape architecture from the Harbour as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival. Enjoy a relaxing and informative Saturday afternoon cruising around Sydney Harbour’s recently upgraded harbour parks.

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SAF 2010 - Sydney Architecture Walks - SAW 1

  • Oct. 20, 2010 - Oct. 27, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Museum of Sydney, cnr Bridge & Phillip Streets, Sydney
  • Adults $35, Concession $25 (includes free entry to 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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SAF 2010 - The Life and Death of Public Architecture

  • Oct. 21, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m.
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, Sydney University, 148 City Road, Sydney
  • FREE

Hamish Lyon, Architect, Melbourne Introduction: Sandra Kaji O'Grady Is contemporary Public Architecture defined by function, type or ownership? Does Public Architecture even exist any more? Or has it been replaced by seamless commercialism camouflaged beneath the privatised politics of western ...

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festivals

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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talks

UNSW Built Environment Utzon Lecture Series: Healthy Built Environments = Healthy Cities

  • Oct. 13, 2010 - Oct. 13, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Faculty of Built Environment, Red Centre West Wing, Ground Floor, UNSW, Kingsford, NSW
  • FREE

Synopsis: Australia today faces epidemics of obesity, chronic diseases (including heart disease, lung disease and cancers) and depression. The cost of the obesity epidemic alone has been estimated at more than $20 billion per annum. This is leading to more ...

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festivals

SAF 2010 - NOW + WHEN Australian Urbanism

  • Oct. 20, 2010
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
  • Free with Museum entry ($10 adult/$6 concession/Powerhouse members free)

Australia at the Venice Biennale Richard Goodwin, Richard Goodwin Architects and Russell Fortmeyer, Arup The twelfth Venice Architecture Biennale, opening late August, is the major international exhibition for 2010. The Australian Pavillion will exhibit Designs for Australia's Cities 2050+ A ...

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festivals

SAF 2010 - Faces in the Street

  • Oct. 22, 2010
  • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Barnet Long Room, Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

What are the stories behind the carved faces on Sydney's sandstone buildings? Who are they and what do they represent? NSW Government Architect Peter Mould will present an illustrated talk focusing on the sculptures that adorn many of the city's ...

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SAF 2010 - AAA Harbour Cruise

  • Nov. 6, 2010
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Eastern Pontoon, Circular Quay, Sydney
  • $46.00

The only architecture cruise in Sydney led by Nic Hollo. The cruise not only examines buildings along the shoreline but also highlights some of the underlying characteristics that give Sydney its sense of place. Sydney architect, Michael MacCormick will lead ...

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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 - 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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talks

What Sydney can learn from Italy

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

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

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talks

TNL: Migration, Diversity and the City

  • Sept. 23, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

International migration and ethnic diversity are integral aspects of globalisation. Immigrants make up 1 in 10 of the populations of the richest countries and much more in some - nearly a quarter of the Australian population were born overseas. Our ...

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exhibitions

UTS DAB Lab Gallery: Interior Urbanism / Portman Space

  • Sept. 8, 2010 - Oct. 1, 2010
  • 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • 702-730 Harris St, Broadway 2007

INTERIOR URBANISMPORTMAN SPACEBy Charles Rice & Alina McConnochie Opening Wednesday September 8, 6 - 8pm Charles Rice and Alina McConnochie's exhibition 'Interior Urbanism / Portman Space' opens at DAB LAB on Wednesday 8 September. The show explores the work of ...

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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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talks

Trying to nail jelly to the wall: where in the brain is creatvity?

  • Sept. 9, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Creativity is the fountainhead of human civilizations. All progress and innovation depend on our ability to change existing thinking patterns, break with the present, and build something new. Progress, however, in any field of science, depends on a clear conception ...

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talks

Community and Incarceration

  • Oct. 1, 2010 - Oct. 1, 2010
  • 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Catholic Institute of Sydney, 99 Albert Rd, Strathfield NSW 2135
  • $10 at door

Community and Incarceration: The Architecture of Alienation and the Politics of Redemption. This Public Lecture will be the keynote address of the Biennial Conference in Philosophy, Religion and Culture - "Creation, Nature and the Built Environment". The speakers will raise ...

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competitions and awards

Randwick City Urban Design Awards 2010

  • Sept. 24, 2010
  • 5 p.m.
  • Randwick, NSW
  • FREE

Randwick City Council's 2010 Urban Design Awards are now open for nominations, seeking Inspirational building design that enhances the urban environment of Randwick City. The Urban Design Awards are open to registered architects who have been involved in an approved ...

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conferences

Creative Innovation 2010

  • Sept. 8, 2010 - Sept. 10, 2010
  • 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • From $30.00

Creative Innovation 2010 is the place to learn from world changing innovators, futurists, inspired thinkers and curious souls gathered together in an interactive community. It's a place to learn techniques and strategies, unlock and share ideas and gain empowering experiences. ...

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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

Kino Loves Object

  • Sept. 6, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
  • 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills 2010
  • $15 Tickets at the door, including snacks and drinks

Kino is a monthly event that has taken place in Sydney since November 2006. Participants make films specifically for Kino then present the work to a sold-out audience. Each film is therefore a world premiere! The event includes music, giveaways, ...

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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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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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talks

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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talks

TNL: The Style of Choice

  • Aug. 5, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • 148 City Road, Darlington, The University of Sydney
  • Free

Speaker: Bart Lootsma, Leopold- Franzens University, InnsbruckIntroduction: Matthew Chan, Principal, Scale ArchitectureAbout the talkNotwithstanding the ambitious motto of the Expo in Shanghai, the exhibition itself is the ultimate proof of Rem Koolhaas' dictum that "The style of choice is postmodern, ...

blogs

Japan Architecture Tours Blog

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

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tours

Sustainable House Day

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

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

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exhibitions

The Future of Penrith / Penrith of the Future

  • July 15, 2010
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • Panthers World of Entertainment, Mulgoa Rd, Penrith

Official launch of the C3 West project in Penrith: International art collective Campement Urbain has been commissioned to develop the second stage of their proposal The Future of Penrith / Penrith of the Future, in collaboration with Penrith City Council, ...

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talks

TNL: Place and Identity: Norwegian Contemporary Architecture Now

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

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

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conferences

3rd International Urban Design Conference

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

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

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exhibitions

Architecture without Paper

  • June 8, 2010 - July 15, 2010
  • 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • 22-24 City Road, Chippendale NSW 2008 / Sydney
  • FREE

Architecture without Paper is an extraordinary selection of works in audiovisual format, shown at the 11th Venice International Architecture Exhibition. The exhibition, organized by the Spanish Ministry of Housing and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, representes 15 architecture ...

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National Population Summit

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

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

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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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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 ...

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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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 Sydney City Bar Tour

  • May 3, 2010
  • 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • customs house sydney
  • Adults $30, Students $15, AAA Members Free

A 2-hour exploration of the contemporary interior architecture of Sydney's bars. Come and see some of our current best designed, and most atmospheric clubs and bars, and hear more about how, and where, and what, the Sydney Bar Scene will ...

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AAA Walk Through Time

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

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

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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talks

The Character of Melbourne's Intensification by Ian Woodcock

  • April 8, 2010 - April 8, 2010
  • 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • RMIT bld50, Orr Street, Carlton, Melbourne
  • $2.00

After almost a decade, Melbourne has little to show for Melbourne 2030, the much-lauded aspirational policy that sought to make the metropolis more sustainable by intensification of land-use in activity centres and transit corridors, linked by improved public transport. While ...

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talks

PRC Sunset Seminar: Dorte Ekelund speaking on Planning Australia's Major Cities

  • March 14, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • The Hearth, Level 2, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • This is a free event. RSVP required.

As an expression of the Federal Government's renewed commitment to involvement in the growth and form of Australia's major cities, the Major Cities Unit of Infrastructure Australia has been established. Major cities play a key role in continued economic growth ...

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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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talks

Planning for Sex Work

  • April 1, 2010
  • 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • ALT1, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, The University of Sydney
  • This is a free event

About the talk:The inclusion or exclusion of sex work and red-light districts in cities and urban areas continues to challenge urban planners. This talk by Professor Hubbard will engage with on-going debates about the regulation of sex work in the ...

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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 ...

heritage

ANZAC Memorial

Government Architect's Office

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

public buildings

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

Bronx Zoo, New York: the latest in zoo design

Zoo design is undergoing some major changes. One of the best worldwide is in New York, the Bronx Zoo. The Science Show's Lynne Malcolm takes By Design on an insider's ...

podcasts

Learning from old houses

Finally this week, we're looking to the past to ask this question: what can Australia's oldest houses teach us about a more environmentally friendly way of building our homes today? ...

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, ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Re-Imag(in)ing the City

Joshua Morrin 2005 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into this report is a comparative study between two cities, ...

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

Retro-fitting for Accessibility

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

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

continuing professional development

Development Planning with Bushfire Constraints

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

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

continuing professional development

SPECIAL! Wild about Harry

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

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

continuing professional development

Public Melbourne

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

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

continuing professional development

Australian New Urbanism in Practice - Wendy Morris

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

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

continuing professional development

3 IN A POCKET - Rex Addison

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

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

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 3

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

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

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 2

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

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

continuing professional development

Sydney Ancher 'An Australian Modernist' Part 1

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

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

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

Access, Equity and Design: Michael Fox AM

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

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

continuing professional development

Tranquility of Space - Mark Cashman

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

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

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

Assemblage: Virginia Kerridge - Architect

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

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

continuing professional development

Common History: Bud Brannigan - Architect

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

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

continuing professional development

AAA Black Series presents: Ricardo Legorreta

  • Sept. 30, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010
  • Sydney
  • $129.95

This is an online course: Recorded live at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in October 2005, this presentation is the third in the Australian Architectural Association Black Series of invited guest presentations. Internationally acclaimed architect, Ricardo Legorreta begins with a ...

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

Dreamscapes and Cities of the Imagination: Chris Elliott

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

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

continuing professional development

Suburban Wipeouts: Tone Wheeler

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

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

daytime
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 ...

nighttime
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 ...

daytime
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 ...

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.

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 ...

podcasts

Imagining the Gold Coast

Today we visit one of Australia's favourite playgrounds, the Queensland Gold Coast. The first major boom in Gold Coast apartment construction happened in the 1970s, when more than 20 major ...

podcasts

TRENDS - Design-led tourism

In this week's Trends & Products spot, the trend we're looking at is design-led tourism. Australian cities are competing harder than ever to attract increasingly design-savvy tourists and shoppers. And ...

podcasts

Solitude and the city

If you live in one of Australia's larger cities, it might seem that you are never alone. Surrounded by colleagues in the workplace and by strangers in the street, for ...

podcasts

Building Yimin

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

podcasts

Estates: an intimate history

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

podcasts

Corners

Corners ... You'll find them in every city in the world. Like little punctuation marks throughout the urban fabric, they can stop you in your tracks or lead to chance ...

podcasts

Perth: Town or City?

Charles Landry's business is in ideas and he has just finished a seven-week project in Perth, as thinker-in-residence, advising on directions for Perth - part of a Creative Capital initiative ...

podcasts

What's a public building nowadays?

The Sulman Award for Public Architecture, usually given out each year by the NSW Chapter of the RAIA (Royal Australian Institute of Architects), was not awarded this year because the ...

podcasts

By Design in Berlin

Paul Barclay, host of Australia Talks on Radio National takes a trip around the architecture of contemporary Berlin with Ben Allen, an architect and resident of Berlin. 15 September 2007 ...

podcasts

How developers have historically shaped our cities

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

podcasts

Brazil

Think of the architecture of Brazil and if anything springs to mind it is the architecture of the country's capital Brasilia. Like Canberra, Brasilia was built from scratch, beginning in ...

podcasts

Melbourne versus Sydney as design capitals

Cities such as Melbourne and Sydney have had annual editions of the Good Food Guide for some years -- and other cities also have guides to eating out. But design ...

podcasts

Human scale urban design

When is the last time you came into the centre of your city, just to hang out? Well if you're in Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth, it might have been quite ...

podcasts

Technology and poetics

Tom Leslie raises a question that comes up more and more in the world of design. What happens when technology gets out of hand, where despite the good intentions of ...

podcasts

London under Boris

On May 3, when Boris Johnson arrived at City Hall to sign the official acceptance of the office of Mayor of London, he stood up to make a speech, tripped ...

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

Design against crime

The prevention of crime through good design has been around for a long time. Iron Age forts in Southern England are surrounded by complicated tracks and ridges. These are not ...

podcasts

Circular Quay - Gateway to Sydney

By Design presents the headline forum from the 2008 Sydney Architecture Festival, Circular Quay - Gateway to Sydney, recorded at the Sydney Opera House. Former prime minister Paul Keating talks ...

podcasts

Dubai

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

podcasts

Town Squares

Beijing has Tiananmen Square, London has Trafalgar Square and New York has Times Square -- which isn't really a square at all. But is there still room and need for ...

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

The making of Chicago

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

podcasts

Grids: they're eveywhere

Emblematic of modernity, the grid gives form to everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to Mondrian paintings and bits of computer code. But the grid has a history that long ...

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

Travels in the History of Architecture

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

podcasts

Rethinking the suburb

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

podcasts

Richard Ackland on what's wrong with Sydney's CBD

Richard Ackland is a lawyer and journalist, and he recently wrote a commentary about Sydney in the Sydney Morning Herald...and more specifically about the state of Sydney's CBD. And here ...

podcasts

Conversation with Lend Lease's David Hutton

As you walk around your city, wherever you are in Australia or around the world, you will notice the skyline constantly changing. But it seems to take forever, years even, ...

podcasts

Perth: growing pains

The current population of Perth is around one-point-five million. By 2050 that figure is expected to double. To house those extra residents the city will need to build 700,000 new ...

podcasts

Walter & Marion

In 1912 an American architect Walter Burley Griffin was announced as the winner of the international design competition for the new Australian capital to be built on a sheep paddock ...

podcasts

The High Line

This week's show is all about cities and a highlight is a visit to New York's Highline, a former elevated freight railroad running two kilometres along the lower west side ...

podcasts

Cultural Planning

This week in our trends spot, we're exploring cultural planning -- something that began in Australia in the early 90s at about the same time community based arts programs were ...

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 ...

podcasts

Public space and women in Egypt

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

blogs

ArchiDose

A web page devoted to contemporary architectural works and books on architecture. www.archidose.org Daily dose http://archidose.blogspot.com/

podcasts

Humanitarian Design

Emily Pilloton is a driven, passionate young designer who started Project H Design - a non profit organisation providing design solutions for humanitarian needs. The San Francisco based designer uses ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

A study of support-based housing and community participation in the Million Houses Programme

Sonya Redman 2005 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into support based housing and community participation in Sri Lanka. ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Making Transformations: Place and the Pacific Tide

Faith Halliday 2004 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into various architectural vernaculars along the Pacific rim. Making Transformations: ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

4 unités LC - Fragments of a radiant dream

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

podcasts

Murcutt and Malouf in conversation

We're delighted to present a unique conversation between two greatly celebrated Australians, Glenn Murcutt and David Malouf. Glenn Murcutt is Australia's most internationally famous architect. He's won the Pritzker, which ...

podcasts

Conversation with Richard Francis-Jones, architect

Prominent Australian architect Richard Francis-Jones talks about the ideas that interest him and drive his design practice. He talks to By Design about how architecture is changing and its major ...

public spaces

TKTS, New York

Choi Ropiha, Perkins Eastman, PKSB Architects

TKTS was opened in October 2008. It was a project that began nine years earlier with an international competition to re-design the existing TKTS booth at the centre of Times Square. While the competition brief simply requested designs for a ...

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 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Architectural games in the city of light

Julien Gouiric 2002 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into whether an architectural concept can maintain its integrity in ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Temporary Interventions: Planning with the informal

Katie Hepworth 2004 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Graduate Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into interesting urban environments focussing on informal strategies, not to ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Alt_Shift City

Mathew Chan 2001 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Graduate Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into architecture's capacity to reclaim a determined role in 'making ...

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 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Landless People United

Adriano Pupilli 2001 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Student Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into urban poor community development and the professional support process. ...

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 ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Envisioning Gateway and 3 Economies of Urban Ecologies

Tse-Hui Teh 2004 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category. This paper is the result of an investigative study into what defines urban design, through the study of Gateway, ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Designing Limits : Tourism + Public Space

Rachel Neeson 2002 Recipient - Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship Architect Category The Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarships (BHTS) are awarded each year to graduates and students from NSW schools of architecture ...

Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship

Origins of Modernity in Berlin

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