AR132 – Residential
Issue 132 of Architectural Review Asia Pacific analyses, critiques and explores the design approaches from various architects – all with the same proviso: to enact good living conditions.
Inside issue 79: the IDEA winners
This issue of Inside covers projects that deal with the revitalisation of existing structures, and also features all the winners of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).
Residential architecture, in the wider discipline, is heralded as the point of pure experimentation; an opportunity to inform design ideology, to encounter generative possibilities and to create prototypical exploration at the smaller scale of the built environment. Taken in isolation, projects such as Peter Eisenman’s House series, Philip Johnson’s Glass House, Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower, Glenn Murcutt’s Magney House or Rem Koolhaas’ Y2K project are single projects that inform a larger debate – they are test beds. Interestingly, Koolhaas’ Y2K was never realised but mutated into the instantly recognisable Casa da Música; Eisenman’s series is all but demolished; and Nakagin continues its own battle against the wrecking ball in a bid for salvation as the signature of an architectural movement that has defined a generation in Japan.
AR’s annual residential issue never ceases to analyse, critique and explore the design approaches from various architects – all with the same proviso: to enact good living conditions. A presupposition derivative of the notable architects from Australia spanning eras, such as Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler, the aforementioned Murcutt, Peter Corrigan and John Wardle to name a few. But – on a similar vein to AIA Victorian Chapter President Jon Clements’ recent speech at the 2013 Victorian Architecture Awards – in the contemporary discipline, is this enough to advance a profession?
• On the cover: Cowshed House, Sydney by Carterwilliamson Architects
• Balmain House by Fox Johnston Architects (review: Craig Johnson)
• Stone House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects (review: Ha Leviet Ashui)
• Cowshed House by Carterwilliamson Architects (review: Lucy Humphreyy)
• Split House by Neri&Hu Architects (review: Austin Williams)
• Lavender Bay Boatshed by Stephen Collier Architects (review: Leon van Schaik)
• Pile House by Pencil Office (review: Narelle Yabuka)
• Moor St House by Andrew Maynard Architects (review: Mat Ward)
• House on a Stream by Architecture Brio (review: Ian Nazareth)
• Lali Gurans Orphanage and Learning Centre by MOS Architects, a report by Aleksandr Bierig
• ‘Remote, in More Ways Than One’, by Sarah Lynn Rees
• ‘The End of Prefabrication’, by Chris Knapp
• Robert McGauran (McGauran Giannini Soon Architects)
• Neil Durbach (Durbach Block Jaggers Architects)
• Nonda Katsalidis (Fender Katsalidis Architects)
• ‘The Meeting of East and West: Kikutake and Le Corbusier’, by Michael Holt
• ‘Volume Housing’, by Diego Ramirez-Lovering
Plus: One to Watch – MAKE architecture studio; Alysia Bennett on How to Make a Japanese House, and Melonie Bayl-Smith on A Topology of Everyday Constellations
The annual IDEA winners issue of Inside celebrates all of the winners and highly commended projects of the 2013 Interior Design Excellence Awards. The second half of the magazine is devoted to the awards and stands as an extraordinary showcase of the year’s most outstanding interior and object designs, as determined by a panel of industry professionals.
Inside has always played its part in supporting young talent and new Australian initiatives, and as such this issue includes a profile on Sydney designer, Nicholas Gurney, and two stories about new Australian furniture brands, Anomaly and Dessein. It also features the work of highly respected international designers, and what better time to delve into the practice of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec than on the occasion of a major retrospective of their work.
This issue also covers the European design fairs, including highlights from the London Design Festival, and unearths a number of designers at Paris Design Week whose work responds to nature with sensitivity and originality.
Though covering a range of typologies, the projects in this issue share a common bond in that each deals with the revitalisation of existing structures. HASSELL’s reworking of the Park Royal hotel in Darling Harbour, Woods Bagot’s rejuvenation of the Raheen Library at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne and Landini Associates’ fitout for the T2 Headquarters, contained within a Collingwood warehouse, each speak of the challenges and triumphs of working with existing building stock.
In this issue of Inside Interior Design Review:
- Raheen Library by Woods Bagot
- Park Royal by Hassell
- T2 Headquarters by Landini Associates
- In review: Domestic Renewal
- In review: 15 Colour Series by Joanna Lamb
- Initiative: Dessein
- Profile: Nicholas Gurney
- Practice: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
- Initiative: Anomaly
- Industry: Green scene
- Special report: Paris Design Week
- Special report: London Design Festival