Review: hope and aspiration at the National Architecture Awards
Architects around the country are still abuzz, discussing the outcomes of the Australian National Architecture Awards, announced last Thursday.
The burglar as an architecture critic?
What occupation would be opposite to that of an architect? The answer might seem easy: a demolisher, someone who knocks buildings down. But there is another possibility: what if the opposite of an architect was a burglar?
The return of the breeze block
Breeze blocks are having a moment in the sun. Having been painfully hip in the architecture of the 1950s and 60s, they were used so extensively, in both houses and commercial buildings, that they became ubiquitous anywhere in the world where it was hot – including throughout Australia.
Architecture is a performed art – and the Eames House is a pretty good show
It’s a strange feeling when you finally get to see, in person, a building that you’ve been thinking and reading about for years. That happened recently for Naomi Stead with the house of Charles and Ray Eames, in Los Angeles.
Getting away with it: Ashton Raggatt McDougall wins the Gold Medal
ARM's contentiousness usually has to do with their refusal to pursue architectural good taste as an end in itself. Likewise, its refusal to fetishise craftedness, or beauty, indeed its cheerful embrace of ugliness and unconventional building form.
Future forecasting: landscape architects might save the world
An expert review of the Inaugural Festival of Landscape Architecture uncovers some of the misconceptions about landscape architects.