The value of good design

12/10/2011

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Recently the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) instigated and are promoting a great brochure on the value of good design. It is worthy of a read. The question is, how do we let the public and commercial sectors know about this?

The compete document can be found here.

How would you like your architecture?

12/07/2011

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You may pick two.

I recently found graphic designer Colin Harman who has created these fantastic Venn diagrams for his profession (how would you like your graphic design?). I saw this as totally appropriate for our industry and asked if he could make a small change. He was more than happy and sent some of these posters for myself and a few colleagues. If you are keen to get your hands on one of these puppies then contact him through his website.

Venice Biennale pavilion ‘Open’ competition

05/07/2011

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We need an open competition for a new Australian Venice Biennale Pavilion. If you have not already signed this petition, please do. Go to the OpenHaus site and follow the instructions.

A big thank you to Phillip Cox for the temporary pavilion, I am sure he is looking forward to seeing the results.

Archibald 2011

29/06/2011

The 2011 Archibald Prize comes to Victoria and is showing at the Tarrawarra Museum of Art from 02 July. Also worth a read is an excellent review by Panfilocastaldi.

John Coetzee by Adam Chang

Peoples choice winner, John Coetzee by Adam Chang

Victorian Architecture Awards 2011

23/06/2011

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The exhibition of entries is running for this week only until Sunday 26 June. Go take a look at Thousand Pound Bend Gallery located at the rear of 361 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne.

Opening hours:

Mon – Fri from 8am to 7pm
Sat & Sun from 11am to 7pm

Richard Leplastrier awarded an AO

14/06/2011

Richard Leplastrier awarded an AO for distinguished service to architecture, particularly through the application of environmentally sensitive design, and as an educator and mentor.

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Shaun Gladwell Stereo Sequences

02/06/2011

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Shaun Gladwell’s commissioned show at ACMI, Stereo Sequences.