Q+A: prefabricated building with Modscape
There has been a recent surge in popularity for prefab construction, yet the technique still polarises the architecture and design community, carrying the stigma of a ‘quick-fix’ production line solution. We speak with Jan Gyrn from Modscape about shifting attitudes towards modular building.
Australian practices take over WAF and INSIDE
The 2015 finalists for the World Architecture Festival (WAF) and the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors have just been announced, with Australian practices well represented across both prestigious international shortlists.
Australian architectural standards – how do we measure up?
“We don’t have the same kind of structured internship following graduation that a number of countries offer,” says Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA) CEO Kate Doyle.
John Gollings – a life through the lens
In the world of photography there is one man who is recognised and celebrated as arguably the best architectural photographer in Australia. Who is this icon? It is, of course, Mr John Gollings.
Sylvia Walton Building
‘The revolution in architecture brought us freedom but robbed us of taste,’ wrote Roy Simpson of Yuncken Freeman Architects. So what would Simpson think of the addition to ‘his’ Sylvia Walton Building by Lyons Architecture?
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
Beverly Hills welcomes a new addition to its exclusive ZIP code, with SPF:a’s recent transformation of a historic building into the new Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
The Avenue, Melbourne
Elenberg Fraser’s recently completed Avenue apartment building, on the corner of Chapel Street and Alexandra Avenue, has a striking purity, with its gentle, curved surface offering a soft visual gateway into South Yarra.
Zaha Hadid brings starchitecture to Brisbane and the Gold Coast
Following Brisbane City Council’s recent approval for three towers in Toowong by Zaha Hadid, this week, the prolific architect reveals plans for a second project – a pair of towers at Mariner’s Cove on the Gold Coast
Vertical Glass House gives a view of the sky
Along the west bank of Shanghai’s Huangpu River stands a 13.5-metre concrete tower. Yung Ho Chang and Atelier FCJZ’s Vertical Glass House is an inward-looking residence, both physically and metaphysically.
Archiblox brings modular to Avalon
Modular homes and buildings have experienced a local surge in recent years, with architects and builders alike turning to prefabricated solutions to facilitate speedier, more cost-effective builds.