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AR 127: The Residential Issue

Oct 3, 2012
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Now on sale – AR 127: The Residential Issue

The annual Residential Issue of AR is always a favourite with readers. In 2012, while debates about high-density living and residential sprawl continue to ripple through public life, there appears a crisis of confidence in the property market. Thankfully, architects have not lost the faith, and this issue of AR looks at a number of projects and issues on the residential theme.

  • On the cover: Lollipop House, in Yongin, by Moonbalsso

Project reviews:

  • ‘Perpetual Performance’: Tokyo’s Garden & House, by Ryue Nishizawa (review: Christian Dimmer)
  • ‘Return to the Suburbs’: Brisbane’s Bisley Place, by James Russell Architect (review: Stuart Harrison)
  • ‘Wide Angle’: Auckland’s House for Five, by RTA Studio (review: Andrew Barrie)
  • ‘Controlled Moments’: Sydney’s Kharkov, by Collins and Turner (review: Craig Johnson)
  • ‘Poetic Ordinary’: Melbourne’s Queensberry Street House, by Robert Simeoni Architects (review: Maitiú Ward)
  • ‘Tropical Expression’: Singapore’s Winged House, by K2LD Architects (review: Patrick Bingham-Hall)
  • ‘Fantasy is Reality’: Yongin’s Lollipop House, by Moonbalsso (review: Jinyoung Lim)
  • ‘Angular Drama’: Melbourne’s Blurred House, by Bild Architecture (review: Toby Horrocks)

Features:

  • ‘Healthabitat vs the Myths of Indigenous Housing’ by Justine Clark
  • ‘Re-Make/Re-Model: Dead Office into Living Housing’ by Charles Holland (FAT Architecture) & Robert Schmidt III (Adaptable Futures)
  • ‘Deviant Domestic: Serial Killers at Home’ by Will Wiles

Interviews:

  • Wang Shu, ‘Memory is deeper than symbols’, by Anna Tweeddale

Plus: Christopher Polly in ‘One to Watch’ by Phillip Arnold; ‘Green Design’s Evil Twins’ by Tone Wheeler; and Russell Fortmeyer looks at Asia’s urban super-density and the problems of Chinese urbanism.

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