Reconceptualising the design studio for today’s students
How do educators design the collaborative studio environment to suit 21st century practice? A topical article by Dr Nicki Wragg, senior lecturer in design at Swinburne University of Technology.
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Emptying the void
Twin Peaks returns to television screens in 2016; who can forget its bizarre closing sequences? But where did David Lynch get his inspiration and how does it tie to architecture?
Cultural ribbon or coastal connections?
The City of Sydney’s program of design excellence forums recently focused on cultural precinct planning. With three of the city’s iconic beaches currently undergoing renewal, what is the role of the seaside CBD in the context of Sydney’s cultural identity? Written by ADR’s contributing online editor, Sara Anne Best.
Youth and success in architecture
At 43, Sou Fujimoto is the youngest architect to author a Serpentine Pavilion. Will his talk in Sydney inspire encouragement and support to the emerging generation of architects?
The Graduate of Architecture
Are design tools and technologies at the behest of the graduate or are they its downfall? Will architecture practices further succumb to the need for speed? Annabel Koeck responds to Joanne Taylor’s article on ‘Design Tools and the Urgency of Architecture’.
Will the study of architecture become unaffordable?
The deregulation and subsequent increase in university course fees delivers a profound challenge to the architecture profession. Will future architectural students be able to absorb the increased cost of education, or will many decide that the return on investment is financially unaffordable?
Cities need policy, not just charity
The recently launched Foundation for Australian Architecture seeks to promote innovation and technical excellence in the architecture industry. However, its success looks uncertain considering the Australian government has left the funding of this body to the generosity of patrons, trusts and grants.