Wang Shu: “Memory is deeper than symbols”
In February Chinese architect Wang Shu was honoured as the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate. AR speaks to Shu about his unique philosophy of ‘amateur architecture’ and how tradition and memory can inform the making of contemporary Chinese architecture.
Healthabitat vs the Myth of Indigenous Housing
‘Housing’ in Australia means different things to different people – for many Indigenous communities, it barely means survival let alone a ‘roof over one’s head’. Justine Clark reports on the work of Healthabitat, a company providing better housing for disadvantaged communities.
Report: Melbourne Architecture Annual (MAA) 2012
This year’s Melbourne Architecture Annual centred around the theme of ‘Community & Architecture’ to coincide with Federation Square’s 10th Birthday. Jo Leeder shares her MAA experience.
The Evolution of Federation Square
In 2002 Melbourne’s Federation Square opened amid considerable public controversy. Celebrating its 10th Birthday this weekend, we look at how Federation Square has transformed Melbourne’s public culture over the years.
Interview: Walter G
Established in April 2011 by Sydney-based friends, Lauren Bennett and Genevieve Fennel, textile company Walter G is founded on a passion for textiles and a love of storytelling.
Re-Make/Re-Model: Turning Dead Office Space into Living Housing
For FAT Architecture and Adaptable Futures, the solution to UK housing shortages is to repurpose tall buildings, reconnecting with a modernist ideal: discovering new forms of living through architecture.
Heatherwick on Heatherwick
It’s been a bumper year for Thomas Heatherwick and his studio, with exhibitions, book retrospectives, Olympic cauldrons and the closing address at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore.
What is it about underpasses that is so appealing to architects and theorists alike? From psychogeography to ‘terrain vague’, Naomi Stead takes a closer look at the underbelly of infrastructure.