Station to Station
University of Queensland doctoral student, Andrew Steen, analyses the recent Flinders Street design competition from an oblique angle.
Kerstin Thompson, principal of Kerstin Thompson Architects, discusses the firm’s civic architectural projects for the Metropolitan Fire Brigade and the Victoria Police.
Andrew Feeney: Community Economy
Much of the criticism levelled at the way our cities are developing has become fixated on form. Andrew Feeney asks: is this a case of treating the symptom rather than the cause?
Informing Design: Alan Pert on health architecture
Director of the Melbourne School of Design and principal at NORD, Alan Pert, reviews Alan Dilani’s recent lecture ‘New Directions in Health Architecture – A Salutogenic Approach’.
Anna Tweeddale: The ‘I’ in Crisis
The notion of ‘crisis’ has been a persistently popular obsession of late, not least in architecture circles. But, as Anna Tweeddale wonders, in all this existential handwringing, just whose crisis are we really talking about?
Barriers of Entry: Michael Holt on architectural criticism
AR editor Michael Holt reflects on two recent panel events in Melbourne and Sydney surrounding criticism in the contemporary architecture discipline, featuring US architecture and design critic Alexandra Lange.
The Case for Fiction Architecture
Simon Thornton of Thornton Architecture designed the Milk Carton Extension featured in AR 124. The extension was designed according to the principles of Thornton’s patented brand of ‘fiction architecture’ – a design philosophy espousing the value of make-believe. Here Thornton explains its mechanics.
Opinion: Lou Weis on MADA
Lou Weis looks at why Monash Uni’s Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture is so successful and talks with the Dean, Shane Murray, about the importance of trans-disciplinary practice.