Video: ‘Straight & True’ Teaser

Originally conceived as a feature documentary series, ‘Straight and True’ explores the exciting period of Australian architectural history known as the Modernist era. This is the story of how a generation of young architects and their clients attempted to change the way we live in line with a stronger more defined sense of the Australian environment and lifestyle. It is also a cultural critique examining why Australians on the whole rejected this incredible leap forward. In other words a cultural look at the Australian psyche and it’s general apathy towards design and a fear of change.

Due to the multi-layered nature of this project, both visually and thematically and its immense scope (covering mid-century domestic architecture in every major Australian city) they have decided to change its shape from linear documentary to a multi-platform transmedia project. They are currently in talks with several digital content creators to find the perfect partnership to help realise this new shape.

If you have any questions or you think you might have visual material that could contribute to this project, please email Richard Raber and Naomi Bishops of Trace Films at: info@traces.net.au.

Bluetrain / Studio Equator

© Andrew Wuttke

Architects: Studio Equator
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Andrew Wuttke

Precinct Energy Project / Peter Hogg + Toby Reed Architects

© John Gollings

Architects: Peter Hogg + Toby Reed Architects
Location: Dandenong, Australia
Project Architect: Peter Hogg
Design Architect: Toby Reed
Project Team: Toby Reed, Peter Hogg, Marcus Fajl, Ming Lie, Fairlyn Wiyono
Photographs: John Gollings

James Cook University / Wilson Architects + Architects North

© Christopher Frederick-Jones

Architects: Wilson Architects + Architects North
Location: Townsville QLD,
Wilson Architects Team: Hamilton Wilson, Shaun Purcell, Sarah Russell, Boon Tan, Janelle Gildea, Alisha Renton, Sasha Hakimian, John Thong
Team: David Stefanovic, Selma Okanovic, Amanda Kempthorne
Year: 2013
Photographs: Christopher Frederick-Jones

Moor Street Residence / Andrew Maynard Architects

© Peter Bennetts

Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: , VIC, Australia
Design Team: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Bennetts

The Cairns Institute – James Cook University / Woods Bagot + RPA Architects

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Architects: Woods Bagot + RPA Architects
Location: , Australia
Area: 4,000 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Woods Bagot + RPA Architects

Fonda Windsor / Techne Architects

© Tom Blachford

Architects: Techne Architects
Location: VIC 3181, Australia
Design Team: Justin Northrop, Alex Lake, Steve McKeag, Melita Kei, Bianca Baldi
Graphic Designer: Golden Hen
Construction: Project Group
Area: 310.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tom Blachford

Nott Street / Plus Architecture

© Dianna Snape

Architects: Plus Architecture
Location: Nott Street, VIC, Australia
Year: 2012
Photographs: Dianna Snape

Fitzroy House / Techne Architects

© Shannon McGrath

Architects: Techne Architects
Location: Fitzroy, VIC, Australia
Area: 350 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Shannon McGrath

The Mullet / March Studio

© John Gollings

Architects: March Studio
Location: Melbourne VIC,
Area: 320 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: John Gollings

The Sunshine Beach House / Wilson Architects

© Brent Hardcastle

Architects: Wilson Architects
Location: , Queensland, Australia
Design Team: Phillip Lukin, Stefan Pirie, Hamilton Wilson, Sarah Russell
Year: 2012
Photographs: Brent Hardcastle

Lodge on the Lake Exhibition

The winning entry. Image © Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts, Jack Davies

In light of the strong responses to their Lodge on the Lake competition, organized in collaboration with the University of Canberra and won by Henry Stephens, Nick Roberts and Jack Davies in May, the Gallery of Australian Design is hosting an of the submissions to the competition, including models of the entries created specially created for the .

Venice Biennale 2014: Australia to Showcase 11 Unbuilt Projects

Tower Skin. Image ©

Australia’s creative team for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennalefelix._Giles_Anderson+Goad, has announced 11 unrealized projects that will be showcased as part of the Augmented Australia 1914-2014 . Ranging from an inner-city cathedral to a treetop activist shelter, the country-wide selection of projects will be brought to life using three-dimensional augmented models, images, voice overs and animations.

Castlecrag Residence / CplusC Architectural Workshop

© Murray Fredericks

Architects: CplusC Architectural Workshop
Location: NSW, Australia
Area: 237 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Murray Fredericks

Lion / PCG

Courtesy of PCG

Architects: PCG
Location: Murray Rose Avenue, Sydney Olympic Park NSW,
Area: 12,500 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Courtesy of PCG

Sydney Cruise Terminal / Johnson Pilton Walker Architects

© Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff

Architects: Johnson Pilton Walker Architects
Location: , Australia
Client: Sydney Ports Corporation
Area: 4,600 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Brett Boardman & Ethan Rohloff

The Opera House Project: Telling the Story of an Australian Icon

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To coincide with the 40th anniversary of the completion of Danish architect Jørn Utzon‘s Sydney Opera House, The Opera House Project takes you on a journey from the project’s inception in 1954 – known as Design 218 – to the completed masterpiece up to 2012, and all the personal, political and technical struggles that the designers were faced with. As expressed by Sam Doust, writer and director of the project, the epic journey is based on an “aspiration to perfection” and then the “failure to achieve it”.

The Sydney Opera House: Celebrating 40 Years

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Today is the 40th anniversary of the completion of the Sydney Opera House, the symbol of Australia. Since its opening in 1973, the Opera House has welcomed over 65 million people to more than 80,000 memorable events. To celebrate, an Anniversary program will run from mid to late October, with concerts, tours, exhibitions, and cake! A true masterpiece that continues to redefine the ambitions of Australia, the Opera House is part of an incredible story, a work of architecture that belongs to everyone.