THE MATERIAL CITY: DENSITY AND DESIGN IN CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN ARCHITECTURE
Proudly presented by Brickworks Building Products, The Material City explores contemporary architecture in the context of increasing urbanisation.
Curated and edited by Ron Ringer, the material city showcases 50 exemplary projects that address this growth and change within Australian cities. These case studies demonstrate how local architects are responding to and facilitating urban densification in the context of Australia and the particularities of each location. They also highlight the nuances in Australian architecture and represent the ingenuity and creativity of the architecture industry.
Featuring a large cross-section of buildings, the case studies span a range of scales and project types and use a multitude of materials. These buildings are designed for living, working and relaxation, as well as supporting activities within the urban context. This includes multi-residential and mixed-use developments, commercial buildings, health and education facilities, a gallery, pool, shops and various forms of infrastructure.
The 50 case studies are accompanied by magnificent colour photography by many of Australia’s best architectural photographers, as well as drawings and descriptions of each project detailing the design, materials and urban context. This is followed by a collection of 18 essays exploring the urban condition, including Adam Haddow’s praise of infill, and Stefan Mee’s discussion of ideas for a ‘history of place.’
TitleThe Material City
PublisherDry Press Publishing