Following on from our special issue on the elements of architecture (AR135–Elements), online editorial assistant, Annabel Koeck, takes a look at curtain wall. Annabel is an Australian graduate architect currently working in London.
World Architecture Day celebrations
Dean Dewhirst’s new book, From the Ground Up: 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture, to be launched as part of the World Architecture Day celebrations, features leading Australian architectural practitioners, who reveal what drew them to the profession.
Invisible Cities – The Last Remnant of Modernism
London Design Festival
The London Design Festival is an annual design event, conceived by Sir John Sorrell and Ben Evans. The event promotes London’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators. Genevieve Murray reviews this year’s festival for ADR.
Twelve international architects compete to design Sydney Modern
Renzo Piano and Herzog & de Meuron are among the list of globally acclaimed architects vying for a chance to create a dynamic new hub for Sydney’s art scene.
Inaugural National Building Design Awards
Gerard Smith Design bagged the top prize – National Building Design of the Year Award – for its project River House in the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
Zaha Hadid designs five wooden towers to house Cambodian genocide institute
The project will serve as Cambodia’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history and a leading centre for genocide studies in Asia.
Red Architecture wins top New Zealand prize for Modern Barn Form
The project houses a private residence and garage within two ‘crisp barn-like forms’ clad in vertical run steel and recycled bricks taken from the devastation caused by the Christchurch earthquakes.
Full Circle Red, Karen Woodbury Gallery
Named for both a primary artwork and a return to Marion Borgelt’s exploration of red and black that marked her work of a decade ago, the exhibition is far from restricted.