Architecture on Show is a four-part curated series of talks presented by the Inner West Council in association with the Australian Institute of Architects. Hosted by the Marrickville Library and History, this year’s event will open on Wednesday 3 August with Infrastructure in the city: integrating large-scale projects with fine grain communities.
The talk series will continue in the following months with The Marrickville Medal: winning projects on Wednesday 7 September; Details of Housing: Designing apartments to become homes on Wednesday 5 October; and Think Small V3.0: Public Domain in Marrickville (Wednesday, 2 November).
The first in the talk series, Infrastructure in the city: integrating large-scale projects with fine grain communities, will explore how architecture can benefit infrastructure projects. Architects Craig Allchin and Olivia Hyde will discuss Sydney’s infrastructure networks, and how design can create a better interface between the community and its infrastructure, particularly in the public domain.
The Marrickville Medal: winning projects session will see award-winning architects discuss projects featured in this year’s Marrickville Medal for Conservation, which celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of Marrickville's rich cultural and architectural heritage.
The third in the series, Details of Housing: Designing apartments to become homes will explore the design features that can make denser forms of housing great places to live in as well as provide for great amenity. Architect Rob Burton will review common and alternative approaches to increased housing density in transitional suburbs such as Marrickville, highlighting key design components for more socially integrated redevelopment.
The final event in the 4-part talk series, Think Small V3.0: Public Domain in Marrickville will further investigate the value of thoughtful and clever design in making sure urban streets and parks are safe and vibrant places.
The Architecture on Show series is curated and introduced by local architects, Sam Rigoli and Michael Zanardo and Casey Bryant.