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Download High Resolution World City Maps for CAD

12:00 - 12 April, 2017

Mapacad is a website that offers downloads of .dwgs of dozens of cities. With 200 metropolises in their database, the founders have shared a set of their most-downloaded cities.  

The files contain closed polyline layers for buildings, streets, highways, city limits, and geographical data--all ready for use in CAD programs like Autocad, Rhino, BricsCad and SketchUp. 

Crown 515 / Smart Design Studio

20:00 - 10 April, 2017
Crown 515 / Smart Design Studio, Courtesy of Smart Design Studio
Courtesy of Smart Design Studio

Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio Courtesy of Smart Design Studio +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Crown St, Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Project Team

    William Smart, Glenn O’loughlin, Peter Badger, Anna Chan, Ronald Wibisono, Jolyon Sykes, Nicole Leuning

  • Project Year

    2017

Dolls House / Day Bukh Architects

17:00 - 6 April, 2017
Dolls House / Day Bukh Architects, © Katherine Lu
© Katherine Lu

© Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu © Katherine Lu +14

Mosman House / Rolf Ockert Design

19:00 - 31 March, 2017
Mosman House / Rolf Ockert Design, © Luke Butterly
© Luke Butterly

© Luke Butterly                © Luke Butterly                © Luke Butterly                © Luke Butterly                +39

Allen Key House / Architect Prineas

17:00 - 20 March, 2017
Allen Key House / Architect Prineas, © Chris Warnes
© Chris Warnes

© Chris Warnes © Chris Warnes © Chris Warnes © Chris Warnes +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Eva-Marie Prineas
  • Area

    220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

580 George Street Lobby Upgrade / fjmt

17:00 - 20 February, 2017
580 George Street Lobby Upgrade / fjmt, © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman               © Brett Boardman               © Brett Boardman               © Brett Boardman               +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    HSBC Centre, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Area

    3800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO

08:00 - 23 January, 2017
How to Change Cities With Culture: 10 Tips Using UNESCO, "The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine
"The Old Bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina / Photo: ru.wikipedia.org". Image Courtesy of Strelka Magazine

This article, written by Svetlana Kondratyeva and translated by Olga Baltsatu for Strelka Magazine, examines the most interesting cases of the role of culture in sustainable urban development based on the UNESCO report.

UNESCO published the Global Report on Culture for Sustainable Urban Development in the fall of 2016. Two UN events stimulated its creation: a document entitled Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which emphasizes seventeen global goals for future international collaboration, was signed in September of 2015 at the Summit in New York. Habitat III, the conference held once in twenty years and dedicated to housing and sustainable urban development, took place in Ecuador in October of 2016. The question of culture’s role in urban development, and what problems it can solve, was raised at both events. To answer it, UNESCO summarized global experience and included successful cases of landscaping, cultural politics, events, and initiatives from different corners of the world in the report.

TRIAS Proposes Museum to House Jørn Utzon Archive in Sydney

14:00 - 13 January, 2017
TRIAS Proposes Museum to House Jørn Utzon Archive in Sydney, Courtesy of TRIAS
Courtesy of TRIAS

TRIAS has created a speculative museum proposal for the MA | UA (Museum of Architecture | Utzon Archive), a permanent exhibition space for Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s archive in Sydney, Australia.

Jørn Utzon’s archive is buried in boxes and basements across Sydney. This rich body of knowledge—of original drawings, prototypes, photographs and models—is a valuable public resource, alive with thoughts and experiments. Yet, it remains inaccessible and intangible to most.

Courtesy of TRIAS Courtesy of TRIAS Courtesy of TRIAS Courtesy of TRIAS +18

House 33.2 / Grafika

20:00 - 18 December, 2016
House 33.2 / Grafika, © Grafika
© Grafika

© Grafika © Grafika © Grafika © Grafika +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Gorgi Gulevski
  • Area

    110.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!"

09:30 - 14 December, 2016
Interview with Neil Durbach: “You Don't Want to do the Same Thing Again; You Want to do Better!", Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts
Holman House (2004). Image © Peter Bennetts

Alongside Camilla Block and David Jaggers, Neil Durbach of Durbach Block Jaggers has carved out a unique place in Australian architecture. Known primarily for their carefully sculpted modernist houses, the firm's architecture is simultaneously rich in architectural references and thoroughly original. In this interview, the latest in Vladimir Belogolovsky's “City of Ideas” series, Durbach explains the true inspirations behind their work, why these inspirations have little to do with the public descriptions of their projects, and why for him, the intention of all of his architecture “is to win Corb’s approval.”

Vladimir Belogolovsky: You came to Australia while the Sydney Opera House was still under construction. Does this mean you were here even before going to the US?

Neil Durbach: Yes, I first came to Australia as an exchange student while still in high school.

VB: So you have seen the Opera under construction then. How special was that? Did that building change anything in particular in you?

ND: Well, at that time I wanted to be an artist. A friend took me on a boat to see it. It was kind of staggering... And I thought – you know, this is much more interesting than art. And I felt – maybe architecture is what I should pursue.

Commonwealth Place (2002). Image © John Gollings North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (2013). Image © John Gollings Roslyn Street (2009). Image © Anthony Browell UTS Thomas St Building (2014). Image © Anthony Browell +42

Power Lane House / CHORDstudio

21:00 - 11 November, 2016
Power Lane House / CHORDstudio, © David Yeow
© David Yeow

© David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow © David Yeow +34

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Amy Clark
  • Area

    255.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Seaforth House / IAPA Design Consultant

17:00 - 26 October, 2016
Seaforth House / IAPA Design Consultant, © ZENG Zhe
© ZENG Zhe

© ZENG Zhe © ZENG Zhe © ZENG Zhe © ZENG Zhe +28

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Architect in Charge

    Paul Bo Peng, Jessica Paterson
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Challenger / Woods Bagot

19:00 - 21 September, 2016
Challenger / Woods Bagot, © Trevor Mein
© Trevor Mein

© Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein © Trevor Mein +14

  • Interiors Designers

  • Location

    5 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
  • Area

    9000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Art Installation in Sydney Marks the Footprint of 19th Century Destroyed Palace

16:00 - 17 September, 2016
Art Installation in Sydney Marks the Footprint of 19th Century Destroyed Palace, Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects
Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects

Kaldor Public Art Projects, in collaboration with artist Jonathan Jones, has created barrangal dyara (skin and bones), the first Kaldor Public Art project to be produced together with an Aboriginal artist in the Royal Botanic Garden of Sydney, Australia. Inspired by the history of the 19th century Garden Palace building, which originally stood in the Royal Botanic Garden from 1879 to 1882 before burning to the ground, the artwork marks the original footprint of the building with a sculptural installation of 15,000 white shields spanning 20,000 square meters. 

Where the Garden Palace’s dome once crowned the city, a dynamic meadow of kangaroo grass now disrupts the garden’s formal European design.

Eight Aboriginal language soundscapes, which were developed with communities throughout south-east Australia, are installed throughout the site.

Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects Courtesy of Kaldor Public Art Projects +6

Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project / Turf Design Studio, Environmental Partnership, Alluvium, Turpin+Crawford, Dragonfly and Partridge

17:00 - 23 August, 2016
Sydney Park Water Re-Use Project / Turf Design Studio, Environmental Partnership, Alluvium, Turpin+Crawford, Dragonfly and Partridge, © Ethan Rohloff Photography
© Ethan Rohloff Photography

© Simon Wood © Adam Hunter © Ethan Rohloff Photography © Simon Wood +31

Architensions Shortlisted for Civic Center Design Using Local Vegetation in Sydney, Australia

16:00 - 20 August, 2016
Architensions Shortlisted for Civic Center Design Using Local Vegetation in Sydney, Australia, Courtesy of Architensions
Courtesy of Architensions

New-York-based studio Architensions has released the design for its shortlisted project, Rising Ryde, for the Ryde Civic Center in Sydney, Australia. In an effort to embrace local communities and contexts, the project is conceived as a hill-shaped building covered in local vegetation and it aims to prioritize people through its complex system of social connections and interactions with nature.

Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions Courtesy of Architensions +10

Hidden House / Jackson Clements Burrows

17:00 - 18 August, 2016
© John Gollings
© John Gollings

© John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings +18

  • Location

    Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
  • Area

    350.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work

17:00 - 12 August, 2016
Vic's Meat Office Fit-out / Those Architects + End of Work , © Brett Boardman
© Brett Boardman

© Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman © Brett Boardman +29

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sydney NSW, Australia
  • End of Work Team

    Geordie McKenzie, Justin Smith, Goran Momircevski
  • Those Architects Team

    Simon Addinall, Ben Mitchell
  • Client

    Vic's Meat
  • Area

    650.0 sqm
  • Photographs