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.
Soheil Abedian School of Architecture
Renowned architectural designer and theorist, Sir Peter Cook (Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau) designed the Abedian School of Architecture. The project was featured in AR134–Authority.
100 Skyring features 206-metre long artwork
The project is Charter Hall’s $175 million development at the gateway to the Gasworks precinct in Brisbane.
Urban by Nature
This research exhibition presents not only the latest building and technological renderings, but also an academic agenda with new solutions and strategies developed for the long-term.
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’.
Robin Gibson and Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct
Robin Gibson was Queensland’s most influential modern architect and that influence was exerted by his design for the riverside Cultural Precinct at the heart of modern Brisbane. But do the buildings perform to Gibson’s intentions? The author asked three expert users for their judgement of the buildings and their public reception, thirty years later.
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?
The canary sings – architectural practices concerned about the 2014 Federal Budget
The Association of Consulting Architects (ACA) surveyed architects to find out what does the budget mean for practices and the profession? The results reveal a strong concern about the future.
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.
Memorialising the Griffins at Canberra
The centenary of Walter and Marion Griffin’s arrival down under makes it timely to (re)consider erecting a memorial to the city’s authors at the national capital, Australia’s greatest achievement in landscape architecture.