Open House Melbourne announces July program
With over 105 buildings available for self-guided tours and a variety of free talks tours and events, the Open House Melbourne weekend is a rare opportunity to hear about the creative process behind some of Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.
Is there a consistent connection between the silently beautiful but bold Nordic architectural design gestures, and the way in which the mind can be freed to creatively innovate? ADR contributor Bronwyn Marshall unpacks the enduring appeal of Nordic design.
Key projects from the Architecture Awards season
Still buzzing from the Victorian, Tasmanian, Queensland and last night’s NSW awards? We recap the major projects to watch for at the National Awards in November.
AR book review: Mongrel Rapture
Sneak a peek inside the AIA award-winning Mongrel Rapture, with AR’s exclusive review of the 1616-page monograph dedicated to the important and highly influential practice, Ashton Raggatt McDougall (ARM).
Howard Raggatt speaks on Mongrel Rapture: ARM’s award-winning text
“Yes, it’s a monograph but it’s also a manifesto of sorts,” says Howard Raggatt about ARM’s 150,000 word tome of biblical proportions, which took out the Bates Smart State Award for Architecture in the Media at last week’s Victorian Architecture Awards.
High density simulating quality living conditions
There is an increased responsibility for the architecture and design community to replicate ideal living conditions in multiresidential apartments, as a way to bridge the gap in quality between high density accommodation and traditional housing.
VCAT approves 50-storey Bates Smart skyscraper
Capitol Grand, the tallest skyscraper outside of the city centre of Melbourne, has been approved for construction by VCAT. Designed by Bates Smart Architects, the 50-storey tower will house 450 residential apartments.
SelgasCano’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Post-reveal, the Pavilion this year has been described as “closer in spirit” to Zaha Hadid’s inaugural tent, suggesting a progression in design lineage on the exhibit’s 15th anniversary.
Moreau Kusunoki Architectes to design Guggenheim Helsinki
An enigmatic Paris-based architecture practice has been announced as the firm to helm the design of the Guggenheim Helsinki.
Nan Tien Institute and Cultural Centre
Woods Bagot’s Nan Tien Institute and Cultural Centre, designed for the ambitious Taiwanese Fo Guang Shan Buddhist order, is the first building in what is proposed to be an extensive new university campus for Wollongong.