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.
Design tools and the urgency of architecture
One of our contributing online editorial assistants navigates software in an attempt to unearth new possibilities for architectural practice.
Building Cultural Memory
British practice Haworth Tompkins recently completed the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, UK. It is a project with significant socio-cultural heritage and its restoration is integral to preserving legacy.
Tolerance and customisation: A question of value
With the devaluation of digital fabrication owing to its overuse, it is the responsibility of designers to reintroduce value into designs by synthesising multiple and complementary sources through innovative methods.