Launceston Architecture Week

September 17, 2009

Talks from Andrew Maynard and Jimmy Lim, workshops and an architectural ‘cake-off’.

*Tuesday 22 September*

*Greenstar Workshop*
Cimitiere House in Launceston is a new commercial office building designed by Glenn Smith Associates. This session will examine the architecture of the building and the intrinsic environmentally sustainable design features. It will also examine the process of obtaining Greenstar accreditation for a commercial office building.
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Seminar Room, 4.30pm

*Architecture ‘cake-off’ competition*
You have seen the Sydney Opera House and perhaps even touched it, but do you know what it tastes like? An architecture design competition like no other as design skills are used to create culinary delights in the form iconic architectural cakes. Open to students and professionals alike, competitors are asked to design, bake and present their creations at the Architecture ‘Cake-Off’ where the creations will be tasted and judged to find out which creation takes the cake!
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Old Learning Hub, 6pm

*Thursday 24 September*

Demystifying the process of becoming a registered architect with the Board of Architects
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Lecture Theatre, 3pm

*Andrew Maynard: Kick flips, headshots and other architectural adventure*
It has been 10 years since Andrew left Tasmania to travel, work
and eventually setup his own design firm in Melbourne. Though
greatly affected by the usual architectural protagonists, Andrew
has always been resistant to drawing on these influences, instead
preferring to draw inspiration from pursuits he enjoyed before his
indoctrination into architecture. In his talk Andrew will describe how growing up as a skater in Launceston was the catalyst that shaped his firm Andrew Maynard Architects and its work.
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm

*Friday 25 September*

*Detailing Workshop*
A part drawing and part hands on workshop that allows 1:1 scale
exploration and designing of architectural details.
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Workshop, 3pm

*Jimmy Lim, Architect*
Jimmy Lim is an internationally renowned Malaysian Architect,
recognised for his contribution to sustainable architecture. He
has long fought for sustainability, producing work of the highest
design quality, long before the importance of sustainability was
understood. His work is focused on economising the earth’s
resources and he suggests that to be sustainable in architecture
we must exercise frugality. He uses sensitive and innovative
design principles and building techniques, frugality in usage of
energy and building materials. He uses, by choice, local and
indigenous renewable building materials that are easily accessible and re-useable. The University of Tasmania recently awarded Jimmy an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his contribution to sustainable architecture.
*Where* UTAS School of Architecture & Design, Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm

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