2014 Architecturally Designed Houses of Brisbane

The culmination of a year in architecture results in the National Architecture Awards, this year to be held in Darwin on the 29th of October. To celebrate, we thought it would be nice to reflect on some of the stand-out residential architecture in Brisbane that has made an impact.   No. 5 Highgate Hill House […]

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Visual Acoustics

Narrated by Dustin Hoffman, VISUAL ACOUSTICS celebrates the life and career of Julius Shulman, the world’s greatest architectural photographer, whose images brought modern architecture to the American mainstream. Shulman, who passed away in 2009, captured the work of nearly every modern and progressive architect since the 1930s including Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, John Lautner […]

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Architect of Dreams

Ian Athfield is New Zealand’s most well known and beloved architects. This documentary (link below) called ‘ Architect of Dreams’ is a wonderful and inspiring look into the life and work of a man that clearly thinks differently to most. In March of this year I attended an architectural conference on the Hawkesbury River, NSW. Ath […]

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Why Architects Dream Big—and Crazy

Can you really build farms on top of offices, in skyscrapers that look like they’ve been chopped into? Maybe not, but such outlandish designs profoundly influence how our cities will be built. The high-density future of cities around the world, rendered crisply in photo-realistic drawings and computer models, will be one of massive skyscrapers performing […]

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Trusting in Ordinary Practice

We love the work of OVP. Theirs is a humble authentic architecture, it stands out in a world where ‘the spectacular’ is too often the dominant pursuit.  Thanks to Design On-line for this insightful post. Words by Paul Owen, Director or Owen Vokes Peters “Beautiful ideas can be derived from simple, honest work—and innovation can be discovered […]

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C-House: New Directions in Sub-tropical Architecture

In the 90’s this master piece was realized. A young, and somewhat unknown Donovan Hill, received the commission that would put them on the map. The result of almost 9 years of attention produced the C-House. It has won almost every award an Australian house can receive but more importantly, it changed the way residential […]

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Silver City Museum – An Un-built work by Glenn Murcutt

Glenn Murcutt’s work has captivated me over the years. His attention to detail is phenomenal, he leaves nothing unchecked. I have spent countless hours with magnifying glass in hand looking at his working drawings, this exercise never gets old. It seems the more you look at them the more you learn. As a designer, there […]

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Murcutt Lecture: Thinking Drawing/Working Drawing – For an architecture of response, not imposition

Glenn delivers yet another inspirational talk about his beloved craft. What an honor it is to have teachers with such drive and passion in our life time. Soak it up people, this is gold! 2013 Public Lecture Series – GLENN MURCUTT

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Frank Gehry – Louis Vuitton Foundation Building

Never afraid of unconventional shapes and design techniques, Frank Gehry has wow’ed the world again with a stunning geometrically complex building for the Louis Vuitton Foundation. The images being published so far are a strong indication that it will not disappoint. The building is due to open late 2014. Enjoy! The new museum for the foundation […]

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Another Stutchbury Masterpiece

On the back of his already astonishing body of work we get to see yet another cracker house by Peter Stutchbury! The aptly named ‘Wing House’ with its unique roof lines and raw material palette commands incredible views out over Wategos Beach, Byron Bay. Oh…what lucky clients. Well done Peter and team, this one is […]

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