Archinect - News 2016-05-26T18:43:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149946994/from-sundlaugs-to-rockpools-and-the-basin From sundlaugs, to rockpools and The Basin Nam Henderson 2016-05-24T00:07:00-04:00 >2016-05-24T00:12:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6p/6punct6j79wwck6f.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>These public pools, or sundlaugs, serve as the communal heart of Iceland, sacred places whose affordability and ubiquity are viewed as a kind of civil right....The pool is Iceland&rsquo;s social space: where families meet neighbors, where newcomers first receive welcome, where rivals can&rsquo;t avoid one another.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Dan Kois considers how&nbsp;communal pools and the sociability of soaking, are "<em>a key to Icelandic well-&shy;being.</em>"&nbsp;</p><p>On a related note, Dan Hill recently published an <a href="https://medium.com/@cityofsound/the-pool-as-piazza-e580577810f7" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">essay</a>&nbsp;reflecting on&nbsp;<em>&lsquo;The Pool&rsquo;</em>, a book published as part of&nbsp;The Australian pavilion for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. The interviews collected&nbsp;therein he finds, make&nbsp;a case for the pool as the authentically antipodean contribution to urbanism, a distinctly Australian public place, the country&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>piazza</em>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal Justine Testado 2016-04-29T18:21:00-04:00 >2016-05-06T00:30:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Stephen Ashton, Howard Raggatt, and Ian McDougall have left a lasting impression in the Australian contemporary architecture scene since they founded Ashton Raggatt McDougall in 1988. Since then, ARM has built projects that the Australian Institute of Architects describes as &ldquo;some of the most extraordinary [if not sometimes controversial] buildings in the short post-colonial history of [the] country.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>ARM's contentious body of work recently earned them the 2016 Gold Medal in the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards. Here's a glimpse of their work:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bc/bcgqs90z9it28o2k.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9b/9bxnnw1ol2eiv4s5.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rgk5vqaem6v862z.jpg"><br><em>Photos by John Gollings.</em></p><p>Find out more <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4855/national-culture-builders-arm-architecture-wins-the-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry Jørn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-29T16:52:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:42:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nmam93yewwjfl6lu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Utzon] wrote to his idol, boldly sending his designs of the Opera House and asking Le Corbusier to contribute in the form of &ldquo;decoration, carpets and paintings&rdquo;. His idol wrote back, and by October 1960 the young Utzon was the proud owner of a striking tapestry [...] The piece is now hanging behind glass in the far end of the Utzon-designed western foyer: a holding place while the Opera House continues the &ldquo;decade of renewal&rdquo; that will lead up to its 50th anniversary in 2023.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Another look at the tapestry, as it was hung in J&oslash;rn Utzon's home in Denmark:</p><p><img alt="" src="http://blog.2modern.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Jorn-Utzon-LeCorbusier-Tapestry_2Modern.jpg"></p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83759456/the-sydney-opera-house-by-j-rn-utzon-celebrates-its-40th-anniversary" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Sydney Opera House by J&oslash;rn Utzon Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/83269/j-rn-utzon-dead-at-90" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon dead at 90</a></li><li><a title="Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100055321/rare-film-of-le-corbusier-in-his-paris-home-and-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rare film of Le Corbusier in his Paris home and studio</a></li><li><a title="Le Corbusier in Color" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57812993/le-corbusier-in-color" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Le Corbusier in Color</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149934857/kengo-kuma-to-design-major-sydney-library Kengo Kuma to design major Sydney library Nicholas Korody 2016-03-15T17:21:00-04:00 >2016-03-17T23:30:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ql/ql64s3vl7x0vp9gw.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A striking circular building at Darling Harbour will house a new City of Sydney library for the area&rsquo;s existing and incoming residents, following an agreement with Lendlease. The six storey community and retail centre, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, will be built by developer Lendlease at Darling Square.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Office of the Mayor of Sydney announced that the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will design a new multi-use building at Darling Square that will include a two-level library. The developer Lendlease will build the timber-swathed structure.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nh/nh50x0ped0yhp6ts.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;I am very pleased that the City has reached an in-principle agreement with Lendlease for two floors of the fabulous Kengo Kuma building," states Lord Mayor Clover Moore. "The contemporary library will include a flexible space for seminars and workshops, with technology to support entrepreneurs and innovators."</p><p>Specifically, these "flexible spaces" will include an "Innovation Exchange Program" for start-ups, and a "makerspace," or facility for experimentation with robotics and emerging manufacturing technologies &ndash; a new mainstay for many libraries. Pending planning approval, two floors will also be dedicated to a for-profit childcare center.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6w4igs0ma4h1kvkg.jpg"></p><p>The current plan, pending its approval by municipal council, would be for the City of Sydney to lease the 2,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147293715/australian-architects-mourn-the-loss-of-paul-pholeros-renowned-housing-equality-advocate-for-aboriginal-communities Australian architects mourn the loss of Paul Pholeros, renowned housing equality advocate for Aboriginal communities Justine Testado 2016-02-03T21:05:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T21:06:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Healthabitat, the non-profit Paul Pholeros co-founded,] developed a model called Housing for Health...working with Aboriginal communities, conducting a survey of all housing and completing urgent repairs using mainly local Indigenous contractors, and adding whatever upgrades or repairs they can afford until the money runs out. The organisation has improved more than 8,000 houses &ndash; a third of Australia&rsquo;s Indigenous-controlled housing stock &ndash; and with them the lives of 55,000 people.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw &amp; BVN</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147267936/mindscraper-high-rise-educational-facility-renderings-in-sydney-unveiled-by-grimshaw-bvn Mindscraper: high-rise educational facility renderings in Sydney unveiled by Grimshaw & BVN Julia Ingalls 2016-02-03T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-02-03T13:46:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Parramatta, a suburb of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sydney</a>, Australia, will be the recipient of New South Wales' first high-rise educational facility, courtesy the firms <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22827902/grimshaw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Grimshaw</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/63715960/bvn-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BVN</a>. Based on the "Schools-within-Schools" pedagogical model, where learning is "delivered in stages rather than via age groups," the school will educate up to 3,000 students (2,000 at the high school level, 1,000 at the primary level) in its 14 storeys, as well as the adjacent four storey curving primary school. A kit of parts furniture methodology and a flexible approach to spatial layouts will enable a far more fluid and customized learning experience for the students.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ia/iacpyh1zim4emsv2.jpg"></p><p>In a press release, Grimshaw partner Andrew Cortese stated that &ldquo;The school buildings act as the social infrastructure for the transformation of individuals and their communities through learning, inclusivity and outreach, with wellbeing&nbsp;and playfulness arising out of the integration of the physical and the environmental."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/31/31l4kxkiygpooinc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0f/0fo2ehohrvg3hs8t.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7w/7wqvzcvvlv453vnj.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5n/5nu7kvr4rs8wl3b1.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/140536291/take-a-peek-inside-the-mesmerizing-hotel-hotel-the-2015-world-interior-of-the-year Take a peek inside the mesmerizing Hotel Hotel, the 2015 World Interior of the Year Archinect 2015-11-06T20:35:00-05:00 >2015-11-17T21:32:21-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2g/2g3oq6ikuyaa4t7o.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Floating fragmented pieces of reclaimed timber energize the lobby space of the charmingly named Hotel Hotel, located in the blossoming precinct of NewActon in Canberra, Australia. Designed by Australian practice March Studio, the hotel was recently named World Interior of the Year at the INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands.</p><p>Coinciding with the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/140535483/oma-ole-scheeren-big-dinelljohansson-among-top-winners-at-world-architecture-festival-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World Architecture Festival</a>, INSIDE highlights the most outstanding projects in the international interior design scene. This year's competition started out with over 100 nominations that were narrowed down to nine category winners. After the nine teams vied for the overall-winning title in one final round of presentations, Hotel Hotel scored the prize at the end of the day.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l0/l0eqg1j5hi2pwk1q.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eukxdkxxcfv5qqk0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jv/jv1vhesenucnhh3j.jpg"></p><p>Hotel Hotel is part of a wider scheme that includes offices, private residential apartments, cafes, and a cinema. A grand staircase at the center of the two-floor hotel draws in guests to the building's other main areas, which feature more rec...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138435290/photos-and-video-of-amanda-levete-s-mpavilion Photos (and video) of Amanda Levete's MPavilion Julia Ingalls 2015-10-07T20:40:00-04:00 >2015-10-23T21:27:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/94cgv7bcdw5zybhj.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2015 pavilion, founded and commissioned by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, was designed by AL_A, the studio of award-winning British architect Amanda Levete. The pavilion is made up of 13 large and 30 smaller petal-like shades, supported by four metre high columns.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Made from carbon fiber poles and roof petals, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124892554/amanda-levete-picked-to-design-melbourne-s-mpavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amanda Levete's newly opened MPavilion</a> (which runs through February 7th, 2016) also has an acoustic component, courtesy composer&nbsp;Matthias Schack-Arnott of Speak Percussion.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/75/75yipqawmzt6ryma.jpg"></p><p>"Sunset Ritual," as the L.E.D. lighting and music show is known, welcomes the night in Melbourne, Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/co/co34vgpaijv02qfs.jpg"></p><p>Check out a far more swooping, aurally pleasing view of the MPavilion in this video:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/137280876/new-study-suggests-aboriginal-collective-memory-reaches-back-more-than-7-000-years New study suggests Aboriginal collective memory reaches back more than 7,000 years Nicholas Korody 2015-09-22T19:53:00-04:00 >2015-09-28T22:16:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ba/ba081bf7305209f6b82e4cf988db386f.jpg" width="514" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Aboriginal society has preserved memories of Australia&rsquo;s coastline dating back more than 7,000 years [according to] Professor of Geography Patrick Nunn... [His] study looks at Aboriginal stories from 21 places around Australia&rsquo;s coastline, each describing a time when sea levels were significantly lower than today... present sea levels in Australia were reached 7,000 years ago and as such any stories about the coastline stretching much further out to sea had to pre-date that time.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/135269008/australia-s-biggest-bike-lane-skeptic-plans-to-remove-a-popular-sydney-cycleway Australia's "biggest bike-lane skeptic" plans to remove a popular Sydney cycleway Justine Testado 2015-08-27T15:33:00-04:00 >2015-08-27T15:34:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gta4n2g3138hzq39.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Duncan Gay, self-described as 'the biggest bike-lane skeptic', and the] NSW government [are] about to get rid of a much-loved and much-used AU$5M protected cycleway in Sydney&rsquo;s city centre...Gay&rsquo;s move seems to go against the flow, with cycling increasingly feted as a potential congestion and pollution game changer in major cities around the world...But he is not alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previous bike-lane news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128648270/copenhagen-tops-list-of-the-20-most-bike-friendly-cities" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Copenhagen Tops List of the 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131869805/as-bicycle-ownership-in-north-korea-rises-pyongyang-introduces-bike-lanes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As bicycle ownership in North Korea rises, Pyongyang introduces bike lanes</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124745474/la-gets-its-first-parking-protected-bike-lanes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LA Gets its First Parking-Protected Bike Lanes</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98147614/bike-lanes-don-t-cause-traffic-jams-if-you-re-smart-about-where-you-build-them" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bike Lanes Don&rsquo;t Cause Traffic Jams If You&rsquo;re Smart About Where You Build Them</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113031751/archinect-s-lexicon-bike-wash" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Lexicon: "Bike-Wash"</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/134729252/melbourne-is-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fifth-consecutive-year Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for fifth consecutive year Alexander Walter 2015-08-20T15:24:00-04:00 >2015-08-25T18:23:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In any event, it's as you were for the "haves" at the top of list, with Melbourne taking the top spot for a fifth year running, with Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Adelaide/Calgary (tied at 5) completing the top five most livable cities in 2015. [...] these cities have "relatively few challenges to living standards," and enjoy a good infrastructure, healthcare system and a low murder rate. Unsurprisingly, Damascus remains the least livable city, with Syria embroiled in a bloody civil war.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Other articles related to <em>liveability</em> on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134719585/think-you-live-in-a-nice-county-find-out-where-it-stands-on-the-nationwide-natural-amenities-index" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Think you live in a nice county? Find out where it stands on the nationwide Natural Amenities Index.</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108103352/planning-for-local-and-liveable-neighbourhoods-in-melbourne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in Melbourne</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115580917/is-jan-gehl-winning-his-battle-to-make-our-cities-liveable" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/134268384/will-california-s-drought-turn-the-state-into-something-like-the-australian-outback Will California's drought turn the state into something like the Australian outback? Nicholas Korody 2015-08-14T16:23:00-04:00 >2015-08-16T12:19:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m6/m6tuw7h8bq6t44d6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California has water resources that Australia does not have... Even assuming the forecasts of climate change in California are correct, it is not correct to say California&rsquo;s climate is likely to become drier overall&mdash;more like Australia&mdash;so much as it is to say that our dry periods may be longer, and our wet periods may be &ldquo;flashier&rdquo; and more intense. The policy prescriptions that flow from that, then, make a discussion about adopting &ldquo;the Australian model&rdquo; a complete non-sequitur.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For related coverage of the drought in California, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/134052824/coating-the-la-reservoir-in-shade-balls-will-save-300m-gallons-of-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Coating the LA reservoir in "shade balls" will save 300M gallons of water</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133130715/will-turning-california-farmland-into-residential-development-help-save-water" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will turning California farmland into residential development help save water?</a></li><li><a title="A portrait of Fairmead, California: where water goes to crops first, and residents second &ndash; if at all" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132888101/a-portrait-of-fairmead-california-where-water-goes-to-crops-first-and-residents-second-if-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A portrait of Fairmead, California: where water goes to crops first, and residents second &ndash; if at all</a></li><li><a title='As a "last resort" in historic drought, Santa Barbara dusts off its desalination plant' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132659521/as-a-last-resort-in-historic-drought-santa-barbara-dusts-off-its-desalination-plant" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As a "last resort" in historic drought, Santa Barbara dusts off its desalination plant</a></li><li><a title="Combating drought conditions, California issues stark landscaping restrictions" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132426477/combating-drought-conditions-california-issues-stark-landscaping-restrictions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Combating drought conditions, California issues stark landscaping restrictions</a></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/f8/f8xfni2nf4bnpbd6.jpg"></a></p><p><em>Have an idea for how to address the drought with design? Submit your ideas to the&nbsp;<a href="http://dryfutures.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Dry Futures competition</a>!</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark Justine Testado 2015-07-29T18:51:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T20:38:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At what cost? The LAVA plan could be difficult to manage structurally, cost a significant amount of money and see Sirius occupants relocated anyway. But it could also be a more sustainable option than knocking down and rebuilding.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6o/6o5lhzvmnvggp7l7.jpg"><br><em>SIRIUS in 2014.</em></p><p>Alas, the curse of the "brutalist eyesore" continues with the <a href="http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/insidethecollection/2013/05/sirius-on-the-rocks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic SIRIUS apartment building</a> in Sydney, designed by architect Tao (Theodore) Gofers in 1978-79. Adding a third option to the demolish-preserve debate that typically ensues, local architecture firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/52226868/lava-laboratory-for-visionary-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAVA</a> proposed the addition of "clip-on" curved balconies as an amenity upgrade that the firm says would spruce up the building's appearance while also preserve the original structure.</p><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a title="Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132873614/art-college-professor-suggests-makeover-for-brutalist-boston-city-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art college professor suggests makeover for brutalist Boston City Hall</a></p><p><a title="Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130791045/paul-rudolph-s-government-center-won-t-be-saved-despite-preservationist-pleas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Rudolph's Government Center won't be saved, despite preservationist pleas</a></p><p><a title="Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121446283/now-sitting-empty-brutalist-berkeley-art-museum-building-faces-unclear-future" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Now sitting empty, brutalist Berkeley Art Museum building faces unclear future</a></p><p><a title="Brutalism's Bullies" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/101803501/brutalism-s-bullies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brutalism's Bullies</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/131793502/tree-hugging-in-the-modern-age Tree-hugging in the modern age Alexander Walter 2015-07-13T13:13:00-04:00 >2015-07-17T22:40:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j5/j5t54wxy3gkanbsh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The city of Melbourne assigned trees email addresses so citizens could report problems. Instead, people wrote thousands of love letters to their favorite trees.</p></em><br /><br /><p>One tree letter excerpt reads: <em>"My dearest Ulmus," the message began.&nbsp;&ldquo;As I was leaving St. Mary&rsquo;s College today I was struck, not by a branch, but by your radiant beauty. You must get these messages all the time. You&rsquo;re such an attractive tree.&rdquo;</em></p><p>Related Archinect news in the trees-are-friends genre:&nbsp;</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131562508/it-s-official-trees-are-good-for-your-health" target="_blank">It's official: trees are good for your health</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130810350/the-public-life-of-the-world-s-celebritrees" target="_blank">The public life of the world's celebritrees</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/125279560/new-york-city-s-tree-species-mapped" target="_blank">New York City's tree species mapped</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/128174402/sanaa-chosen-to-design-nsw-art-gallery-expansion SANAA chosen to design NSW Art Gallery expansion Justine Testado 2015-05-27T14:04:00-04:00 >2015-06-01T22:57:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f4/f47uh0s9v943veh4.jpg" width="514" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/97140/sanaa-wins-2010-pritzker-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pritzker Prize laureates</a> Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of <a href="http://archinect.com/sanaa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SANAA</a> were revealed today as the winners of an international competition to design the AUD$450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, the expansion will upgrade the existing building into a global cultural landmark that connects the Gallery, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain, the city, and Sydney Harbor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6t/6tad9rkjhl8se86x.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/re/reet7agafg2ylj3j.jpg"></p><p>SANAA scored the commission out of <a href="http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media-office/architects-shortlisted-sydney-modern-project/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">12 notable shortlisters</a> like Kengo Kuma, David Chipperfield, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to name a few.</p><p>SANAA incorporated the gallery site's surrounding topography and climate in their design, which features cascading platforms of sandstone and glass. The expansion will double the size of the 23,000 sq.m. gallery and will include new educational facilities, spaces for live performances and films, open exhibition spaces, and reintroduce natural day...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/126073578/primary-school-kids-could-design-australia-s-next-national-park-via-minecraft Primary school kids could design Australia's next national park via Minecraft Justine Testado 2015-04-24T20:50:00-04:00 >2015-04-24T21:22:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2vzv0vcwu964h9q.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Australia&rsquo;s next national park could be designed on the video game Minecraft &ndash; and by primary school children &ndash; if a new venture by the [NRAMLR] goes to plan. In a move worthy of Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation, pupils from the Adelaide Hills area have been invited to design their 'perfect national park' using the block-building game, with $8.9m allotted to bring the winning student&rsquo;s design to life.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/124969651/get-lectured-abedian-school-of-architecture-15 Get Lectured: Abedian School of Architecture '15 Justine Testado 2015-04-10T12:56:00-04:00 >2015-04-13T19:22:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/72/722ycu0pvi0bovna.jpg" width="514" height="728" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's poster comes from the Abedian School of Architecture at the Bond University in Australia with their 2015 lecture series.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming events only. Free + open to the public. Refreshments at 6:15 pm; lectures take place at 6:30 pm in the Abedian School of Architecture Building.</p><p><em>Apr 13</em><br><strong>Juhani Pallasmaa</strong> - Helsinki, Finland</p><p><em>May 28</em><br><strong>Neil Durbach</strong> / Durbach Block Jaggers - Sydney, NSW</p><p><em>July 16</em><br><strong>Adrian Carter</strong> / Abedian School of Architecture</p><p><em>Aug 13</em><br><strong>David Erdman</strong> / davidclovers - Hong Kong</p><p><em>Sept 10</em><br><strong>Rachel Neeson</strong> / Neeson Murcutt - Sydney, NSW<br>Present...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123915840/melbourne-tower-to-display-weather-data-via-led-animations-on-its-fa-ade Melbourne tower to display weather data via LED animations on its façade Justine Testado 2015-03-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-03-29T13:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5q/5qvdjlbbo03fypuq.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 40-storey building at 888 Collins Street, in Victoria Harbour, will interpret real-time weather data from the Bureau of Meteorology and will transmit the next day's forecast every half-hour. However, rather than showing the weather report in numbers and with a temperature display [lighting designer] Canadian-born Bruce Ramus said it would be more of an abstract representation and reflection of the environment of Docklands.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Checking the weather forecast on your smartphone is <em>so</em> pass&eacute;. The <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106435/woods-bagot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Bagot</a>-designed apartment tower will show off a flashy accessory that gives real-time weather data, conceived by lighting designer <a href="http://ramus.com.au" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bruce Ramus</a>. Completion of the 40-story building is scheduled for 2017.</p><p>Related:</p><ul><li><a title="KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122679179/kkt-architects-envision-tornado-shaped-tower-for-downtown-tulsa" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KKT architects envision tornado-shaped tower for downtown Tulsa</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121598884/a-new-use-for-the-eiffel-tower" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Use for the Eiffel Tower</a></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115502137/the-all-glass-photon-space-could-help-us-get-our-daily-dose-of-sunlight-and-then-some" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The all-glass Photon Space could help us get our daily dose of sunlight, and then some</a></p></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/123301464/peter-stutchbury-receives-2015-gold-medal-in-australia-achievement-in-architecture-awards Peter Stutchbury receives 2015 Gold Medal in Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2015-03-20T12:49:00-04:00 >2015-03-20T13:18:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kehldl90btq7gre.jpg" width="514" height="612" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Peter Stutchbury's 34 years of architectural practice reached a milestone in winning the 2015 Gold Medal in the Australia Achievement in Architecture Awards during a March 19 evening ceremony at the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, the national awards recognize respected practitioners, up-and-coming architects, academics, and students for their exemplary contribution to the profession in various disciplines.</p><p>Like a token of national pride, the achievement award recognizes the recipient's ongoing contribution to advancing architecture through practice, teaching, and participation in professional activities and organizations.</p><p>The jury described Stutchbury as "mastering the art of creating architecture that speaks of the place it inhabits &ndash; buildings that are environmentally sustainable, culturally specific and locally embedded."</p><p>More about Stutchbury below:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ymnhg9ta9yas7yth.jpg"></p><p>&lsquo;Since establishing his own practice in 1981, Stutchbury and his firm have rece...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121222398/apec-announces-expedited-international-registration-among-architects-in-canada-australia-and-new-zealand APEC announces expedited international registration among architects in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-20T21:01:00-05:00 >2015-02-21T17:28:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pmgv7k3afxz6q8cj.jpg" width="514" height="298" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now licensed architects in Canada, New Zealand and Australia will have a much easier time becoming registered in any of those countries. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, or <a href="http://www.apecarchitects.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">APEC</a>, just announced its Architect Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) among the registration boards of the three countries, so that architects with at least seven years of &ldquo;senior experience&rdquo; in one country can have their registration expedited in another. Representatives from the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities (CALA), the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) and the New Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB) signed the MRA on February 21 at the New Zealand Parliament.</p><p>The Government to Government Trans-Tasman MRA already entitled New Zealand architects to registration in Australia (and vice versa). Meanwhile Canada is having it large, as it is already part of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/115137911/ncarb-announces-reciprocity-program-across-the-us-canada-and-mexico" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a similar MRA with the U.S. and Mexico</a>.</p><p>Read the full press release, drafted by CALA, AACA and NZRAB, <a href="https://www.nzrab.org.nz/Editable/Assets/Newslink2015/AU_Canada_NZ_APEC_MRA_Press_Statement_18_2_15.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/119964830/gehry-s-crumpled-paper-bag-opens-at-sydney-s-university-of-technology Gehry's "crumpled paper bag" opens at Sydney's University of Technology Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-04T13:09:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:59:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o5/o5tl87qxopjuvh74.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dr Chau Chak Wing building, which will house a new business school in the inner-city campus, is being hailed as a masterpiece to rival the Sydney Opera House [...] Traditional lecture halls have been replaced with undulating walls, circular classrooms and a grand chrome-silver staircase. [...] &ldquo;The 19th-century buildings in Sydney are the most accessible. They have a humanity while the modern buildings tend to be cold and off-putting,&rdquo; Gehry said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113498244/frank-gehry-at-uts-a-first-look-inside-dr-chau-chak-wing-building Frank Gehry at UTS: a first look inside Dr Chau Chak wing building Alexander Walter 2014-11-12T14:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-03T12:14:59-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c6/c635a2b92d4070b425a0682da198ea11.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry courts curves and controversy, and the deputy vice-chancellor of UTS admits to a degree of trepidation. A first look inside reveals whether those fears were justified [...] The city&rsquo;s first building by the controversial architect is part of a larger $1.1bn masterplan for the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), but is already attracting a lot of attention.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/113430740/the-house-of-mirrors-reinvents-the-australian-beach-hut-with-a-hint-of-mirror-magic The House of Mirrors reinvents the Australian beach hut with a hint of mirror magic Justine Testado 2014-11-11T17:02:00-05:00 >2014-11-11T18:33:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jo/jo20nwqufzownqw0.jpg" width="514" height="346" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At first glimpse, the House of Mirrors looks like a misplaced stack of wiry boxes randomly cast away along the Australian coast. Up close, the cubical structure further engages passersby as its steel frame draws them right to its mirrory middle, which appears to float inside as it reflects its coastal surroundings.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The House of Mirrors by London and Melbourne-based design studio <a href="http://www.seeneon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NEON</a> was recently displayed at the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2014, a large public outdoor exhibition that takes place along the Bondi to Tamarama shoreline in Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4f/4f9n10bi9xhs16sl.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0eq106lag2hvxdlu.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/pa36ex0c77o55a3u.jpg"></p><p>For more details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_house_of_mirrors_reinvents_the_australian_beach_hut_with_a_hint_of_mirr/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113125755/winners-of-the-2014-australian-national-architecture-awards Winners of the 2014 Australian National Architecture Awards Justine Testado 2014-11-07T18:17:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T18:17:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uc/uccogqvojag6kivq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some great-looking projects in Australia were announced as the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Awards on November 6 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, this year's results were geared toward community-based projects. Out of 153 qualified projects, 43 awards and commendations were given to 36 projects across 12 national categories.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a few of this year's winning projects:</p><p>National Award for Commercial Architecture &ndash; 8 Chifley Square by Lippmann Partnership/Rogers Stirk Harbour &amp; Partners (NSW).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mg/mgg33t92h23a97dz.jpg"></p><p>National Award for Interior Architecture &ndash; Garangula Gallery by Fender Katsalidis Mirams Architects (NSW)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yo/yo5awt2h77hf0lqh.jpg"></p><p>National Commendation for Public Architecture &ndash; South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute by Woods Bagot (SA).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/be/be1nbblifpr7sf1u.jpg"></p><p>The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture &ndash; Houses (New) &ndash; House at Hanging Rock by Kerstin Thompson Architects (Vic).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ne/nevwkfpy2crfnss0.jpg"></p><p>See the full winners list and more photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_2014_national_architectur/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113124951/ateliers-jean-nouvel-s-one-central-park-wins-ctbuh-best-tall-building-worldwide-2014 Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s One Central Park wins CTBUH Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014 Justine Testado 2014-11-07T18:02:00-05:00 >2014-11-13T19:17:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/g0/g0qml8h9yv0gcb9t.jpg" width="514" height="629" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To say the least, it's been a great year for Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects' One Central Park in Sydney, Australia...After the Best Tall Building regional winners presented their projects one last time to the jury (chaired by architect Jeanne Gang), One Central Park was announced as the overall winning Best Tall Building Worldwide 2014 during the Awards Ceremony and Dinner in Crown Hall.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k7/k7xmwijub3ipicur.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70ayy35p31llelnw.jpg"></p><p>IIT Dean of Architecture Wiel Arets (left) presents the team from One Central Park with the Best Tall Building Worldwide trophy.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pz6u9710bhihhgv1.jpg"></p><p>Learn more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ateliers_jean_nouvels_one_central_park_wins_ctbuh_best_tall_building_worldw/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/110410415/a21studio-5468796-cook-robotham-and-others-win-big-at-this-year-s-world-architecture-festival a21studio, 5468796, Cook Robotham and others win big at this year's World Architecture Festival Justine Testado 2014-10-03T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-10-03T14:03:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7p/7p7vc6cnaio6ksc4.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The World Architecture Festival 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands closed on a festive note with the final top-prize winners being announced during a gala dinner and awards ceremony on October 3...The WAF "super jury" awarded the overall winning World Building of the Year award to The Chapel in Vietnam designed by Vietnamese architecture firm a21studio. Three projects in Victoria, Canada, Australia, and China also won major top awards, and two Inaugural Prizes were given.</p></em><br /><br /><p>World Building of the Year: The Chapel, Vietnam, designed by a21studio</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v6/v6hany9y9sm5fend.jpg"></p><p>Future Project of the Year: Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada, designed by 5468796 Architecture + number TEN architectural group</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8bwq5j3gtr2hvlh.jpg"></p><p>Landscape Project of the Year: National Arboretum Canberra, Australia, designed by Taylor Cullity Lethlean and Tonkin Zulaikha Greer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1h/1hox5tp2qysohdzp.jpg"></p><p>Small Project of the Year: The Pinch, China, designed by Olivier Ottevaere and John Lin, The University of Hong Kong</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n9/n9n3zquct3tzleno.jpg"></p><p><strong>INAUGURAL PRIZE WINNERS</strong><br>Colour Prize: Departments of Law and Central Administration, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, designed by Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wi/wi01jp3a7q4iwdq1.jpg"></p><p>Wood Excellence Prize: Alex Monroe Studio, Snowfields, UK, designed by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gx/gxi4dnkgip8ppxos.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about each project on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a21studios_the_chapel_in_vietnam_wins_the_waf_world_building_of_the_year_20/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109814027/an-illustrated-history-of-canberra-the-australian-capital-designed-by-american-architects An illustrated history of Canberra, the Australian capital designed by American architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-25T20:13:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T23:27:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2rgm9pcov989twd.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Cartoonist and journalist <a href="http://elerimai.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eleri Mai Harris</a> tells&nbsp;the story of Canberra's creation by architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin (who also happened to be married to one another, and worked with Frank Lloyd Wright).</p><p>Read the piece in full, gorgeous watercolor on <em>Medium</em>:&nbsp;<a href="https://medium.com/re-form/the-utopian-city-that-wasnt-fba57df43875" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Utopian City That Wasn't:&nbsp;How two American architects won a competition to design Australia&rsquo;s capital in 1912</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/109761741/3xn-designs-sydney-high-rise 3XN Designs Sydney High Rise stm@3xn.dk 2014-09-25T12:34:00-04:00 >2014-10-01T21:58:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qm/qmcfgumsh79ed36r.jpg" width="514" height="813" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>AMP Capital has named 3XN as the architect for the 49-story, 102,000sm 50 Bridge Street tower and master plan for the Quay Quarter Sydney (QQS) precinct. 3XN was selected via a multi-stage international competition, the fourth it has won this year, which included two Prtizker Architecture Prize-winning firms. Construction on this important new addition to the Sydney skyline is slated to begin in 2018.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/p1/p1c15wr20yu7ue7p.jpg"></p><p>The 50 Bridge Street "Quay Quarter Tower" represents the first major project designed by a Danish architect in Sydney since J&oslash;rn Utzon designed the landmark Opera House in 1973,</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q6/q6ns6ljb3do1nw45.jpg"></p><p>3XN's innovative design, already well-received by the community, will revitalize AMP Capital-s site, located close to the Opera House, into a vibrant destination for international and local businesses. The bold new tower will engage in an open dialogue with the skyline while also integrating itself into community life at the street level.</p><p>Louise Mason, AMP Capital Managing Director Office &amp; Industrial, said, "AMP ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108251176/sydney-s-nsw-gallery-announces-jurors-for-museum-expansion-competition Sydney's NSW Gallery announces jurors for museum expansion competition Alexander Walter 2014-09-05T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T13:23:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/76/76fd7acaac14dc13627e7945ec764c8e.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's rare for an Australian gallery to extend the call for an architect beyond local boundaries. But that's exactly what the Art Gallery of NSW has done in their national and international callout for the Gallery's transformation into 'an art museum for the 21st century'. As part of the Sydney Modern Project, The Art Gallery of NSW has announced the jurists to decide the architectural practice that will be responsible for the Gallery&rsquo;s transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"The jury members include Gallery Director, Michael Brand as well as Kathryn Gustafson, Michael Lynch, Toshiko Mori, Glenn Murcutt, Juhani Pallasmaa and Hetti Perkins."</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108103352/planning-for-local-and-liveable-neighbourhoods-in-melbourne Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in Melbourne Alexander Walter 2014-09-03T15:24:00-04:00 >2014-09-04T12:44:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sp/spmqtqu3wucjkcgr.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Melbourne is now a more expensive place to live than New York. The increasing cost of living, and in particular, the cost of housing risks seriously undermining the city&rsquo;s liveability. Plan Melbourne, the new metropolitan strategy for the city, recognises that housing affordability is one of the pressing issues facing Melburnians. The strategy offers a set of concepts aimed at shaping the city&rsquo;s future and &ndash; the government hopes &ndash; addressing housing affordability and choice.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106959605/melbourne-named-world-s-most-liveable-city-for-fourth-consecutive-year" target="_blank">Melbourne named world&rsquo;s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year</a></p>