Metal that breathes

Architect Doris Kim Sung asks: Why can’t building materials be more adaptable? Why can’t they function more like clothing, or even human skin? Having studied biology at Princeton University intending to go to medical school, Sung applies principles of biology to her work as an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Southern California. […]

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Glenn Murcutt – Early Insights

A 54 minute documentary on Australia architect Glenn Murcutt. Writer/director Peter Hyatt follows Murcutt to Sydney, Northern Australia, Papua New Guinea and Finland to observe his architecture and contribution to Green design well before sustainability became a catchphrase. Glenn Murcutt – Touch The Earth Lightly from Peter Hyatt on Vimeo.Comments comments

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RMIT Design Hub opens

The long-awaited Design Hub at RMIT University by Sean Godsell and Peddle Thorp Architects opens on 9 November 2012. Melbourne’s new Design Hub by Sean Godsell and Peddle Thorp Architects has opened at RMIT University, heralding a new era not only in design innovation, but cross-disciplinary collaboration and the exhibition of design. The building has […]

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A beautiful look at Queensland Architecture

HEAT is a Queensland based organisation that promotes our states wonderful architecture. The below short films have come out of this initiative and have been seen around the world, including the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale. Enjoy! Shot and produced by Alex Chomicz. www.alexchomicz.com  Comments comments

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Donovan Hill Architects – A Tribute

This small clip is a tribute to Brisbane’s best architectural firm. Donovan Hill’s body of work has had the greatest influence on me in my career, it continues to inspire. Theirs is an architecture that delivers craft and spatial autonomy in such beautiful ways. Please see their website at www.donovanhill.com.au for more images. Thanks to Willis Lim for […]

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Quote of the day 15/10

In times of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future while the learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. – Eric HofferComments comments

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The World’s First Bio-Façade Ready to Grow

Architecture that literally grows has grown as a green building concept, though it still generally sees sporadic moments in the sun but no real mainstream uptake. The notion of bio-architecture, or growing structures or features of structures has always been a green building ideal. Like many other innovative concepts, however, it has never caught on […]

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State of origin

Timothy Hill, John Macarthur and Naomi Stead in conversation about the promotion of Queensland architecture. The view from 111 Eagle Street by Cox Rayner Architects down Elizabeth Street towards South Bank and further inland. Image: Christopher Frederick Jones What happens when a state government body appoints an “ambassador” for architecture who is also a phenomenally popular […]

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One-of-a-kind bench by architect Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry has an innate ability to combine function with sculpture. This beautiful bench for Emeco exemplifies his mastery in industrial design. It would seem that there is no industry his hand cannot dramatically impact.     Emeco, the premier manufacturer of aluminum chairs and contemporary furniture design company, and renowned architect Frank Gehry, have […]

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