Beyond ruin porn: what’s behind our obsession with decay?
The interest in documenting abandoned buildings with crumbling structures and desolate atmospheres has been a subject of much debate recently. An article by Shayari De Silva.
Medical Science 2 at the University of Tasmania
Lyons Architecture’s innovative window system at MS2 UTAS provides conceptual links to the landscape of Hobart while supporting critical thought for the researchers within the building. This project was featured in AR135–Elements.
Ardmore Residence, Singapore
We look at one of UNStudio’s recent projects in Singapore – the Ardmore Residence. The landscaping of this 36-storey luxury residential tower has given the city a character akin to a large park.
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?
2014 BDAV Building Design Awards
We look at three projects that have been nominated for this year’s Building Design Association of Victoria (BDAV) People’s Choice Award.
The Architect’s Architect
In a continuation of his ongoing series on New Zealand architecture, Jack Davies explores local architect Sam Kebbell’s practice, teaching and recent studies.
Genial minds make the MADE program
Applications for the 2015 Multidisciplinary Australian Danish Exchange by the Opera House are now open. Contributing online editorial assistant, Sara Anne Best, speaks to last year’s inaugural recipients about their time in Denmark and the value of learning to work collaboratively.
Woods Bagot’s SAHMRI project achieves LEED Gold rating
SAHMRI was the first iteration in ‘from concept to completion’. It was showcased in both AR130–Pawn and AR134–Authority, also appearing as a featured video.
BI’s first print edition – ‘FREE: Architecture on the Loose’
AR editor, Michael Holt, and AR contributing editor (Australia), Marissa Looby, are published as part of BI’s first publication, Free. Their essay is ‘The Cannibalisation of Architecture’.
James Corner’s essay on the New York High Line
An excerpt from The Landscape Imagination: The Collected Essays of James Corner 1990–2010 by James Corner.