Archinect - News 2017-05-29T02:09:14-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/150007040/duality-tension-elegance-in-the-ivanhoe-house Duality + tension = elegance in the Ivanhoe House Julia Ingalls 2017-05-11T18:03:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T18:04:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/6k/6kfycrwx43bhnjn7.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>How does one maintain excitement while embodying elegance? The artful tension of the Ivanhoe House, as designed by Billy Kavellaris of the Australian firm KUD, is an excellent example. Located in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe, the single-story 370 square meter house initially engages visitors with its unusual aesthetics and then creates settings that are elegant without ever becoming staid. "The house is a clever orchestration of balancing tension that has created wondrous moments throughout. Ivanhoe house can be read as a conversation of dualities, of heavy and lightness, public and private and of light and darkness," as the architect explains in his project description.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ho/hofvsvmcc5mqy9lx.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/px2lgakhpe6o9n15.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dr/dr2eomfkuvoroetq.jpg"></p><p>This conversation starts with the imposing rectilinear entryway, which combines weighty solidity with the allure of a luxurious glassed-in portico. During the day, the entryway resembles a black void, but at night with the lights on, it becomes a vividly lit domestic portal. The mass of the entryway is echoed by a...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150005052/get-lectured-abedian-school-of-architecture-17 Get Lectured: Abedian School of Architecture '17 Justine Testado 2017-04-28T13:33:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T18:36:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cp/cpdpswaru2az522z.jpg" width="650" height="919" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Spring 2017.<em>&nbsp;Get Lectured&nbsp;</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. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Check out what upcoming lectures the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/abedian" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bond University Abedian School of Architecture</a>&nbsp;has in store throughout 2017.</p><p><strong>May 18</strong><br>Lance Herbst / Herbst Architects, New Zealand</p><p><strong>July 27</strong><br>Creative Practice Seminar: Bob Sheil / Director, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL</p><p><strong>Sept 14</strong><br>Andrew Maynard / AIA QLD Chapter, Soutbank; Austin Maynard Architects, Melbourne</p><p><strong>Oct 6</strong><br>Queensland Housing Seminar<br>Poole / Andresen / Clare</p><p><strong>Nov 16</strong><br>Hannah Tribe / Tribe Studio Architects, Sydney</p><p>All talks are free admission and open to the public. To r...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150004609/brutalist-sydney-map-celebrates-the-city-s-concrete-heritage Brutalist Sydney Map celebrates the city's concrete heritage Alexander Walter 2017-04-25T21:03:00-04:00 >2017-04-25T21:12:39-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sq/sqgn1p5y3fuiyrkv.jpg" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The family of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/928702/brutalist-map" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Brutalist Maps</em></a> architectural guide books just welcomed its newest member into this world and extends the reach to Australia: <em>Brutalist Sydney Map</em>&mdash;launched this week by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Glenn Harper of <a href="https://www.instagram.com/Brutalist_Project_Sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">@Brutalist_Project_Sydney</a> and Senior Associate Architect at <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/46114/ptw-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PTW Architects</a>&mdash;helps concrete aficionados locate and learn more about landmark buildings designed by Marcel Breuer, Herbert Beckhard, Harry Seidler &amp; Associates and many others.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/lq/lq5hspr5tlssslfe.jpg"></p><p><em>"The guide features fifty of the most significant examples of Brutalist architecture in the city and suburbs of Sydney. Celebrated buildings such as the Sirius Apartments (likely to be sold without heritage listing) by Tao Gofers and the former NSW Housing Commission, Sydney Town Hall by Anchor Mortlock and Woolley, and Bidura Children&rsquo;s Court (now sold and likely to be demolished) by former NSW Government Architect are included alongside lesser known structures such as Buhrich House II by the &eacute;migr&eacute; architects Hugh an...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/150000655/schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-state-library-victoria-2020-redesign schmidt hammer lassen's State Library Victoria 2020 redesign Justine Testado 2017-03-31T19:43:00-04:00 >2017-04-06T13:18:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tz/tzots85r0styxwqp.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's been almost a year since schmidt hammer lassen and Architectus' team won the competition to redevelop the State Library Victoria in Melbourne, Australia's oldest and busiest public institution...&lsquo;Our concept provides a strong 'design line' that will act as a framework to guide present and future works,&rsquo; Morgen Schmidt says.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2y/2yb0ngvq1rmaatk7.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e1/e1p75v3se65rzeix.jpg"><em>Courtesy of schmidt hammer lassen.</em></p><p>Read more about the project <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5545/state-library-victoria-reveals-schmidt-hammer-lassen-s-vision-2020-redesign" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149992929/naomi-milgrom-appoints-oma-s-rem-koolhaas-david-gianotten-for-fourth-mpavilion Naomi Milgrom appoints OMA's Rem Koolhaas, David Gianotten for fourth MPavilion 2017-02-20T23:52:00-05:00 >2017-02-25T22:27:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ax/axna0rlw9udj7mo5.jpg" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In pavilions you can test things you cannot do within buildings -Rem Koolhaas</p></em><br /><br /><p>Naomi Milgrom has appointed high-profile architects Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Netherlands-based architecture firm OMA to design the fourth MPavilion temporary culture venue for Melbourne. MPavilion is Australia&rsquo;s leading architectural commission and design event conceived and created by the Naomi Milgrom Foundation in 2014. Every year,&nbsp; one new temporary pavilion, designed by a leading international architect, is erected in Melbourne&rsquo;s historic Queen Victoria Gardens.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r1/r137z8jxvffi9k3m.jpg"></p><p>Rem Koolhaas, founder of OMA and winner of the 2000 Pritzker Prize, is a controversial architect known for his large-scale projects such as CCTV "Pants Building" in Beijing and De Rotterdam "Vertical City" pictured above. On this year's appointment, Ms. Milgrom said &ldquo;Rem Koolhaas is one of the world&rsquo;s most provocative and influential architects. His contribution to the cultural landscape as an urban thinker together with OMA&rsquo;s multi-disciplinary approach to architecture reflects MPavilion&rsquo;s desire to inspire d...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149991222/got-wood-meet-australia-s-tallest-proposed-timber-building Got wood? Meet Australia's tallest (proposed) timber building Julia Ingalls 2017-02-09T13:48:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T13:48:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z5/z52zq6nomdonwn7h.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Combine cross laminated timber, glue laminated timber, and the desire to connect with nature while providing ample creative working space, and you have the 5 King Tower, a 52-meter timber structure with the strength of concrete and steel (but a much smaller carbon footprint).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wd/wdqcb4x58a0ni3w9.jpg"></p><p>The 5 King tower, designed by architects Bates Smart, is the latest in a series of proposed timber towers all around the world, and would be the tallest such building of its type in Australia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ab/ab6c363cuqlcg4ag.jpg"></p><p>Located in Brisbane, the tower would use glass facades to let in natural light, and also place a big emphasis on sustainable features, incorporating elements for&nbsp;rainwater harvesting and optimized air conditioning.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/an/an4u477ajnlov63a.jpg"></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149987448/woods-bagot-to-design-australia-s-aud-1-85-billion-world-trade-center Woods Bagot to design Australia's AUD $1.85 billion World Trade Center Julia Ingalls 2017-01-19T18:35:00-05:00 >2017-01-19T18:35:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gw/gwbvwmgusucjlgoa.jpg" width="650" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>World Trade Centers aren't just for the northern hemisphere anymore: Perth, Australia will become the recipient of a two-towered, $1.85 Australian dollar World Trade Center designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106435/woods-bagot" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Woods Bagot</a>. The uneven towers (one tops out at 36 stories, the other 75) still need official approval by the State Government, which plans to thoroughly vet both the proposal and the backers themselves in the more severe sounding Stage Two section of the process. However, by virtue of clearing Stage One, things are looking good for the buildings (and, let's face it, for Woods Bagot).</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149976883/take-a-look-at-the-2016-australian-national-architecture-award-recipients Take a look at the 2016 Australian National Architecture Award recipients Justine Testado 2016-11-04T18:29:00-04:00 >2016-11-09T00:12:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/jg/jgc9vckakjxftzdi.jpg" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Australian Institute of Architects celebrated the winners of the 2016 National Architecture Awards during an evening award ceremony in Sydney...Starting out with nearly 900 entries, 79 were shortlisted. The expert jury then gave honors to 40 projects based throughout Australia, with several of the winners receiving multiple recognitions.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here are some of this year's winners:</p><p>EDUCATIONAL: The Daryl Jackson Award &ndash; University of Queensland Oral Health Centre (QLD) by Cox Rayner Architects with Hames Sharley and Conrad Gargett Riddel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fx/fxidcznn7vd111aj.jpg"></p><p>INTERIOR: The Emil Sodersten Award &ndash; Canberra Airport Hotel (ACT) by Bates Smart.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m3/m3it8vychg2n88c9.jpg"></p><p>INTERNATIONAL: The J&oslash;rn Utzon Award &ndash; Australian Pavilion, Venice (Italy) by Denton Corker Marshall.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3a/3awu2y7qxzlhw8i6.jpg"></p><p>PUBLIC: The Sir Zelman Cowen Award &ndash; Geelong Library &amp; Heritage Centre (VIC) by ARM Architecture.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/k7/k75srecdnmcnakmt.jpg"></p><p>RESIDENTIAL - HOUSES (NEW): The Robin Boyd Award &ndash; Indigo Slam (NSW) by Smart Design Studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/be/be03u1ic8xp5u6d9.jpg"></p><p>SUSTAINABLE: The David Oppenheim Award &ndash; Tonsley Main Assembly Building and Pods (SA) by Woods Bagot and Tridente Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dr44xan1sntmvo.jpg"></p><p>(cover image)&nbsp;RESIDENTIAL - Houses (Alterations and Additions): The Eleanor Cullis-Hill Award &ndash; Jenny's House (TAS) by Rosevear Stephenson.</p><p>Find the full list of winners <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5273/winners-revealed-in-2016-australian-national-architecture-awards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Previously on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943004/ashton-raggatt-mcdougall-wins-2016-australian-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins 2016 Australian Gold Medal</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 A...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149970283/the-fight-for-sydney-s-brutalist-public-housing-landmark-continues The fight for Sydney's brutalist public housing landmark continues Alexander Walter 2016-09-23T14:13:00-04:00 >2016-09-27T23:39:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/tw/tw1facngkzywlb4e.jpg" width="650" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Protesters gathered in Sydney&rsquo;s historic Rocks district on Saturday to rally against the New South Wales government&rsquo;s plans to sell off the Sirius building &ndash; which contains 79 social housing tenants &ndash; to developers for more than $100m. The 1970s Brutalist building was nominated for heritage listing by the NSW National Trust in 2014 but the government has refused to grant it, saying the proceeds from the sale are needed to build more public housing elsewhere in Sydney</p></em><br /><br /><p>Quartz also <a href="http://qz.com/788466/save-our-sirius-construction-workers-are-refusing-to-tear-down-a-brutalist-architecture-landmark-in-australia/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reported</a> that Australia&rsquo;s largest construction union Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) and the Unions NSW have called their members to refuse any participation in demolition work of the structure.</p><p><em>&ldquo;The Sirius building is not only an important piece of architectural history&mdash;it is one of the last areas of public housing in the district,&rdquo; explained Rita Mallia, president of the CFMEU in a Sept 16 statement.</em></p><p>Learn more about the case in this <a href="https://www.change.org/p/save-our-sirius-an-architectural-treasure-and-rare-symbol-of-the-triumph-of-little-people-over-powerful-lobby-groups-sirius-enables-the-continued-inclusion-and-contribution-of-people-with-disability-and-elderly-in-their-community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">change.org petition</a> and on the cause's website <a href="http://saveoursirius.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">saveoursirius.org</a>.</p><p>Previously in the Archinect news: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149968544/sydney-architect-petitioning-against-the-illegal-use-of-the-title-architect-in-australia Sydney Architect petitioning against the illegal use of the title ‘architect’ in Australia Alexander Walter 2016-09-14T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-16T03:56:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dt/dtald3r5says2d8c.jpg" width="598" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sydney architect Robert Harwood is apparently fed up with being compared on price point and capability to building practitioners who aren&rsquo;t registered architects. The director of Harwood Architects and founder of My Architect is petitioning the Australian Institute of Architects CEO Jennifer Cunich to do more to protect the architecture profession from non-architects passing off their work and capability as that of an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Harwood is particularly concerned with non-architects using the title &lsquo;architect&rsquo; in their name or the words &lsquo;architectural services&rsquo; in advertising."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/136880453/new-york-man-tries-to-weasel-out-of-architectural-malpractice-suit-with-i-m-not-an-architect-defense" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New York man tries to weasel out of architectural malpractice suit with "I'm not an architect" defense</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128095662/college-wins-5-5mm-lawsuit-against-firm-for-use-of-unlicensed-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">College wins $5.5MM lawsuit against firm for use of unlicensed architects</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113496632/the-nyt-s-interview-with-karim-rashid-unlicensed-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The NYT's interview with Karim Rashid, unlicensed architect</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149957866/tour-zaha-hadid-s-stacked-vases-tower-in-australia Tour Zaha Hadid's "stacked vases" tower in Australia Julia Ingalls 2016-07-14T12:49:00-04:00 >2016-07-17T23:35:30-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z9/z9rqjgvna40va8b5.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Imagine blending the veiny facade of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/63273060/gehry-s-8-spruce-street-wins-emporis-skyscraper-award" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8 Spruce Street</a> and the jaunty offset of the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/85537199/so-il-and-gensler-to-design-creative-cultural-incubator-for-new-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Museum</a> with Zaha Hadid's signature grace, and you might get something like the 54-story, 70,000 square meter 600 Collins Street, a tower that is reminiscent of a stacked series of ridged vases. The four principal segments of the tower each denote a different part of the program while simultaneously integrating access to public transit and creating civic space.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/vt/vt2t0yxrhklo71t2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qqq7kc74gi6g2e1.jpg"></p><p>&ldquo;The design has been defined by Melbourne&rsquo;s rich and diverse urban landscape, reinterpreted in a contemporary solution driven by the logical division of its overall volume that will enhance the city&rsquo;s public realm with generous communal spaces,&rdquo; said Zaha Hadid Architects&rsquo; Michele Pasca di Magliano. &ldquo;We are honored to be working with our partners in Melbourne to deliver this project for the city.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p9/p95ppzz56csz1myd.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5c/5cktx3oe8mm6msrx.jpg"></p><p>Here's a video showing site context:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950626/sydney-s-revamped-kensington-street-wins-good-design-award Sydney's revamped Kensington Street wins Good Design award Julia Ingalls 2016-06-09T18:27:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T20:04:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/79/79itx6gkxoehpij4.jpg" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Juxtaposed by modern architecture on the western side of the street, the circa 1842 working class terrace facades on the eastern side have been retained and restored in line with strict heritage conditions. &ldquo;Kensington Street&rsquo;s integration with the Central Park precinct was of great consideration. We wanted to celebrate its difference in vernacular to the rest of the contemporary precinct but wanted to integrate it with quality landscaping and other infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Until several architectural firms were charged with restoring and revamping it, Kensington Street in Sydney's Chippendale area was a former bustling industrial zone fallen to ruin. Now the street (or at least, the design firms responsible for its transformation, including <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/people/41425733/turf-design-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turf Design Studio</a>,&nbsp;Tonkin Zulaikha Greer, and Paul Davies &amp; Associates) has won the "Architectural Design" prize in the Good Design awards, which is marking its 58th year.</p><p>All the Sydney news that's fit to link to:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934857/kengo-kuma-to-design-major-sydney-library" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kengo Kuma to design major Sydney library</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950257/j-rn-utzon-s-saga-with-the-sydney-opera-house-coming-to-the-big-screen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's saga with the Sydney Opera house coming to the big screen</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133044789/just-add-balconies-sydney-deliberates-future-of-brutalist-housing-landmark" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just add balconies? Sydney deliberates future of brutalist housing landmark</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950257/j-rn-utzon-s-saga-with-the-sydney-opera-house-coming-to-the-big-screen Jørn Utzon's saga with the Sydney Opera house coming to the big screen Julia Ingalls 2016-06-08T13:12:00-04:00 >2016-06-16T00:16:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fr/frt7tigshmpqvj3b.jpg" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With the working title Utzon, The Man Behind the Opera House, the film will tell the story of Danish architect J&oslash;rn Utzon, who was just 38 years old and relatively unknown when he won the international competition to design an opera house on Sydney&rsquo;s Bennelong Point in 1957... The Sydney Opera House was completed by Australian architect Peter Hall &ndash; a handover which ostracised Hall from the architectural community, and which his family believe led to his ruin.</p></em><br /><br /><p>With a screenplay by&nbsp;Oscar-nominated Petter Skavlan, the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148971922/the-dessau-bauhaus-documentary-now-available-on-youtube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">film</a> promises to get into some thorny emotional terrain. As producer Jan Marnell explains, &ldquo;We have a world wonder. We have its creator &ndash; who wasn&rsquo;t allowed to see his dream fulfilled. We have creativity versus bureaucracy and political manoeuvring ranging from friend to foe. We have an outstanding architect with streaks of megalomania and genius, and his vengeful opponents who plot to get him out of the country. What do they want? In the end, they want to take back what they believe should have been theirs in the first place.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ag/agjx55azuyw15n0g.jpg"></p><p>What else is going on with the Sydney Opera house?</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149937067/j-rn-utzon-s-final-touch-to-the-sydney-opera-house-a-le-corbusier-tapestry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">J&oslash;rn Utzon's final touch to the Sydney Opera House: a Le Corbusier tapestry</a></li><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/149935804/archinect-sessions-58-last-week-s-architecture-news-when-it-wasn-t-so-depressing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions #58: Last week&rsquo;s architecture news. When it wasn&rsquo;t so depressing.</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149950019/nearly-a-quarter-of-the-great-barrier-reef-has-been-killed-by-warming-oceans Nearly a quarter of the Great Barrier reef has been killed by warming oceans Nicholas Korody 2016-06-07T13:49:00-04:00 >2016-06-07T13:52:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qi/qi3s1hcdkotyx70g.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Surveys have revealed that 93% of the almost 3,000 individual reefs have been touched by bleaching, and almost a quarter &ndash; 22% &ndash; of coral over the entire Great Barrier Reef has been killed by this bleaching event... Since tourists usually go diving and snorkelling in the middle and southern sections, there are plenty of spectacular corals for them to see there. But they shouldn&rsquo;t be fooled by that &ndash; the reef is in the midst of a major environmental catastrophe.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Many scientists are now saying it is almost too late to save it. Strong and immediate action is required to alleviate water pollution and stop the underlying cause: climate change."</em></p><p>For other news from the front lines of our warming planet, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943477/america-s-first-climate-refugees-head-for-higher-ground" target="_blank">America's first "climate refugees" head for higher ground</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149943500/the-uae-might-build-an-artificial-mountain-to-increase-rainfall" target="_blank">The UAE might build an artificial mountain to increase rainfall</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146194305/last-year-was-the-warmest-since-at-least-1880" target="_blank">Last year was the warmest since (at least) 1880</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143667350/what-the-paris-agreement-means-for-architecture" target="_blank">What the Paris Agreement means for architecture</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149948178/dispatch-from-the-venice-biennale-brazilian-togetherness-chinese-traditions-and-australian-lidos Dispatch from the Venice Biennale: Brazilian togetherness, Chinese traditions and Australian lidos Ed Frith 2016-06-01T14:58:00-04:00 >2016-06-03T00:58:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/du/dufzftg4zia75tw5.jpg" width="650" height="476" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This year's Biennale has tried to raise fundamental issues around the role of the architect through social and economic issues. Challenges of social inequality, housing, urbanisation, are found across the world but perhaps they are nowhere more apparent than in the cities of Brazil.</p><p>The Curator of the Brazilian Pavilion, Washington Fajardo&mdash;architect, planner, government and advisor to the Rio de Janeiro Mayor&mdash;aimed to "present the stories of people who struggle for and effect change in the face of institutional passivity in the nation's big cities." These are often platitudes but in the Brazilian show there is a depth and reality that may not be at first apparent, it is a serious show dealing with serious issues. Through the title, "Juntos [Together]",&nbsp;the pavilion exhibits a number of projects across Brazil. One example being <a href="http://programavivenda.com.br/#main_header" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Programme Vivenda</a>, a government supported program in S&atilde;o Paulo that brought about small changes through a DIY support program for favelas. At the same time, th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149947979/making-bricks-from-cigarette-butts-could-drastically-reduce-environmental-cost Making bricks from cigarette butts could drastically reduce environmental cost Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-05-27T15:06:00-04:00 >2016-06-02T23:23:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30k38khw7c17a74r.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>adding butts can cut the energy needed to fire bricks by up to 58 per cent. Fired-clay bricks incorporated with cigarette butts were also lighter with better insulation properties &ndash; meaning reduced household heating and cooling costs. Importantly, bricks incorporated with 1 per cent cigarette butts maintained properties very similar to those of normal bricks.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads &amp; structures" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944693/new-glow-in-the-dark-cement-could-illuminate-roads-structures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads &amp; structures</a></li><li><a title="UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window</a></li><li><a title="MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy</a></li><li><a title='How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/127790631/how-smart-tintable-glass-will-reduce-our-needs-for-air-conditioning" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How "smart" tintable glass will reduce our needs for air conditioning</a></li></ul> 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/650x/6p/6punct6j79wwck6f.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/650x/mo/mo5vgp45f45di987.jpg" width="650" height="433" 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/650x/nm/nmam93yewwjfl6lu.jpg" width="594" height="350" 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/650x/ql/ql64s3vl7x0vp9gw.jpg" width="650" height="455" 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/650x/pf/pfmun4o194sbknj0.jpg" width="620" height="396" 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/650x/y1/y178wdleyujsg2ee.jpg" width="650" height="366" 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/650x/2g/2g3oq6ikuyaa4t7o.jpg" width="650" height="592" 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/650x/94/94cgv7bcdw5zybhj.jpg" width="650" height="390" 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/650x/ba/ba081bf7305209f6b82e4cf988db386f.jpg" width="650" height="538" 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/650x/gt/gta4n2g3138hzq39.jpg" width="650" height="390" 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/650x/5q/5qd29h4nmycap13z.jpg" width="650" height="374" 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/650x/m6/m6tuw7h8bq6t44d6.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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/650x/66/66jgnj56wkrnu8wm.jpg" width="650" height="434" 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/650x/j5/j5t54wxy3gkanbsh.jpg" width="650" height="488" 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>