Interview: David Burney
AR editor, Michael Holt, speaks with David Burney, the Commissioner for the New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC). Burney is this week speaking at the University of Melbourne’s Festival of Ideas 2013.
Astley Castle in Warwickshire wins 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize
Astley Castle in Warwickshire wins 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize for Witherford Watson Mann Architects.
National Arboretum Canberra
A collaborative venture between Tonkin Zulaikha Greer and Taylor Cullity Lethlean, the National Arboretum in Canberra is an ambitious landscaping project complemented by elegant, disciplined architecture.
Under construction: Bond University Architecture School
Chris Knapp examines the construction of the four scoops in Cook Robotham Architecture Studio’s Soheil Abedian School of Architecture, currently under construction at Bond University in Queensland.
Grieve Gillett and Cox Richardson Architects combines the restoration of a Heritage-listed asylum administration building with a new addition to deliver a series of state-of-the-art film and production studios in Adelaide.
Precinct Energy Project
Designed by PHTR Architects, this cogeneration plant introduces a new type of public building to Dandenong and forms part of the city’s revitalisation under the guidance of Places Victoria.
Behind its contradictory facade treatments, this fifth addition to the Jacksons Landing development in Sydney’s Pyrmont, designed by Tony Caro Architecture, delivers considered spatial arrangements and highly detailed finishes.
Should the spatial organisation of the domestic interior reflect the city, or the private lives of its owners? In its design for the Jingumae House, Japan-based architecture studio, MIKAN, provides this family with a space in which to retreat from the urban fabric of Tokyo.
China Wood Sculpture Museum
Designed by MAD Architects, this amorphous, stainless-steel clad cultural building – an exterior shell that forms part of a masterplan for a new town in Harbin, China – speaks of the challenges of delivering cultural buildings in Chinese cities.
Omnipod, Avalon City Retreat
A collaborative project from Rosevear Architects and developer Brett Torossi, this prefabricated, modular dwelling – perched on top of a vacant eight-storey office block in Hobart – explores ideas of adaptable inner-city living.