Australian architecture, the outgoing US President and Zaha Hadid’s ‘Potato’ – Peter Bennetts reflects on the Ninth World Architecture Festival in Berlin for ADR.
Renowned Australian architect Peter Corrigan AM passed away on Thursday 1 December. Corrigan “challenged the orthodoxy of the architectural establishment in Australia with his provocative ideas.”
The debate: insourcing versus outsourcing
To insource or outsource: that is the question. John Wardle and Lindsay Urquhart Riba debate the pros and cons.
Watch: Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place
“The ensuing story of the project is one that goes to show that architecture isn’t just grand edifices, but rather, at best, it can change the way people think and can bring people together. It shows you what great architecture can do.” Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place will air on ABC TV on December 6 at 9.30pm.
WAF 2016 recap: a return to Europe
Beyond the vitreous layers that shield our homes, contemporary glass is taking on a dynamic new dimension. Stephen Todd writes for MEZZANINE.
Brain trust: why is architecture a male-dominated industry?
AR asks a panel of experts in the industry to respond to the question: architecture has long been a male dominated industry. Why do you think this is and is it changing?
Matt Gibson A+D announced as winner of Miele ‘Forever Better’ competition
The team at Matt Gibson A+D has been announced as the winner for the Miele Immer Besser design competition, with their proposal for an ultra-flexible apartment space.
The beauty and benefits of adaptive re-use
With rising development pressures in our cities, it’s imperative to consider sustainability and continue to reuse and refurbish existing building stock. Hamilton Wilson writes for ADR.
Sewage pumping station restored as possible eatery
“As far as we know, it’s the only pumping station in Australia that has been preserved for this type of use.” Hector Abrahams of HAA discusses the revitalisation of Sydney’s first sewage pumping station.
Architectus and Jean Nouvel’s $700 million tower gets approval
The project, developed by Sterling Global, will feature an internal arcade wrapped in digital art installations, brimming with cultural curiosities including galleries, a bar, restaurants, retail spaces and a public book exchange.