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Garden Wall Pavilion / Retallack Thompson & Other Architects

19:00 - 5 June, 2019
Garden Wall Pavilion / Retallack Thompson & Other Architects, © Peter Bennetts
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His & Her House / FMD Architects

19:00 - 29 May, 2019
© Derek Swalwell
© Derek Swalwell

© Peter Bennetts © Derek Swalwell © Peter Bennetts © Peter Bennetts + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Category

  • Lead Architect

    Fiona Dunin
  • Design Team

    Alice Edmonds, Robert Kolak, Joe Dalgleish, Andrew Carija
  • Area

    158.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Local House / MAKE Architecture

17:00 - 26 May, 2019
© Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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15 Projects of Steel Stealing the Show

07:30 - 24 May, 2019
15 Projects of Steel Stealing the Show , © Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The use of steel in architecture is considered as one of the most innovative construction developments in history, allowing architects to create structures in scales they never thought they could. Fast-forward a few centuries, and steel remains as one of the most crucial materials in architecture. But there is a lot more to the material than just tensile strength and durability, some architects were well-aware of steel's potential and transformed it into lighting fixtures, facades, decorative elements, and finishes.

Here are 15 projects where architects looked beyond steel as structural support and explored its diverse possibilities in architecture.

© Ket Kolektif © Markus Hattwig © Juan Alberto Andrade © Edmon Leong + 16

Urban Farming: Food Production in Community Parks and Private Gardens

06:00 - 18 May, 2019
Urban Farming: Food Production in Community Parks and Private Gardens, Casa Torre / Andrew Maynard Architects. Image © Peter Bennetts
Casa Torre / Andrew Maynard Architects. Image © Peter Bennetts

As urban dwellers become more aware of the environmental impacts of food production and transportation, as well as the origin and security of what they consume, urban agriculture is bound to grow and attract public and political eyes. Bringing food production closer, in addition to being sustainable, is pedagogical. However, generally with small size and other restrictions, the concerns of growing food in cities differ somewhat from traditional farming.

Urban gardens can occupy a multitude of places and have varied scales - window sills and balconies, slabs and vacant lots, courtyards of schools, public parks and even unlikely places, such as subway tunnels. They can also be communitarian or private. Whatever the case, it is important to consider some variables:

No Restaurante Tuju, projeto de vapor arquitetura + Garupa Estúdio, todos o paisagismo é feito com espécies comestíveis. Image © Pedro Napolitano Prata Cortesia de US Department of Agriculture Planter Box House / Formzero. Image © Ameen Deen Urban Farming: Food Production in Community Parks and Private Gardens + 19

Doubleground Pavilion / Muir + Openwork

00:00 - 15 May, 2019
Doubleground Pavilion / Muir + Openwork, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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  • Architects

  • Location

    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
  • Category

  • Lead Architect and Landscape Architect

    Amy Muir and Mark Jacques
  • Design Team

    Amy Muir, Mark Jacques, Alessandro Castiglioni, Benjamin Kronenberg, Elizabeth Herbert, Jack Stirling, Marijke Davey
  • Area

    145.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2018
  • Photographs

Bosske Reimagines the Australian Dairy Farm with a Robotic Creamery

05:00 - 10 May, 2019
Bosske Reimagines the Australian Dairy Farm with a Robotic Creamery, The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts
The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts

Bosske Architecture has designed a new dairy farm facility with a robotic creamery in Northcliffe, Australia. Made for Bannister Downs Dairy, the project creates a ‘grass-to-gate’ facility for the family run, vertically integrated producer. The project was designed to showcase innovation in dairy production and ethical milking practices by opening its doors for public viewing and education.

The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts The Creamery, Bannister Downs Dairy. Image © Peter Bennetts + 9

How to Implement Passive Solar Design in Your Architecture Projects

04:00 - 10 April, 2019
How to Implement Passive Solar Design in Your Architecture Projects, Conservatory. Image © Onnis Luque
Conservatory. Image © Onnis Luque

Although the sun is almost 150 million kilometers away, this star has had the most impact on our planet. But while some are busy chasing the sun for sun-kissed skin, architects are all about creating sun-kissed spaces.

In definition, “passive solar energy is the collection and distribution of energy obtained by the sun using natural means”. The simple concept and process of implementing passive solar energy systems have provided buildings with heat, lighting, mechanical power, and electricity in the most environmentally-conscious way possible.

In this article, we will provide you with a complete guide of implementing passive solar systems in your designs.

Triple-Glass Facade. Image © Adrien Buchet Passive Office Building in Belgium . Image Courtesy of Neutelings Riedijk Architects Maison + Agence. Image © Philippe Ruault Sun Rain Room. Image © Edmund Sumner + 27

Hawthorn East House / STAR Architecture

18:00 - 22 March, 2019
Hawthorn East House / STAR Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
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M House / MAKE Architecture

17:00 - 9 March, 2019
M House / MAKE Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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House in Silhouette / Atelier red+black

17:00 - 28 February, 2019
House in Silhouette / Atelier red+black, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color

06:00 - 19 January, 2019
7 Architects Who Weren't Afraid to Use Color, La Muralla Roja. Image © Gregori Civera
La Muralla Roja. Image © Gregori Civera

Interior of Casa Gilardi. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ACasa_Liraldi_Luis_Barrag%C3%A1n.JPG'> Wikimedia user Ulises00</a> licensed under <a href=' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain'>Public Domain</a> Casa Batlló. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Barcelona_Casa_Batll%C3%B3_DachterrasseKamine.jpg'>Wikimedia user M.Stallbaum</a> licensed under <a href='https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain'>Public Domain</a> St. Coletta School / Michael Graves. Image Courtesy of Michael Graves Café l'Aubette. Image © <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Strasbourg_Cin%C3%A9_Bal_de_l%27Aubette_janvier_2014-17.jpg'>Wikimedia user Claude Truong-Ngoc</a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en'>CC BY-SA 3.0</a> + 22

Some architects love color, some are unmoved by it, some hate it, and some love to dismiss it as too whimsical or non-serious for architecture. In an essay on the subject, Timothy Brittain-Catlin mentions the “innate puritanism among clients of architecture,” architects and their “embarrassment of confronting color,” and how “Modernism tried to ‘educate out’ bright colors.” So, while the debate on color in architecture is far from being a new one, it is not finished, and probably never will be.

In today’s world where the exhausted stereotype of the no-nonsense architect clad in black still persists, and while we quietly mull over the strange pull of the Cosmic Latte, there are some architects who haven’t been afraid of using broad swathes of color in their work at all. Read on for a list of 7 such exemplary architects both from the past and the present.

Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section

04:00 - 9 January, 2019
Retail Stores Under 100 Square Meters: Examples in Plan and Section, © Fabián Dejtiar
© Fabián Dejtiar

Designing commercial spaces has historically been a challenge. In these environments, spatial distribution plays a fundamental role, even more so if we have a few extra square meters. With this being said, the study of these spaces in plan and section can be a great starting point. It not only allows us to analyze the logistics and circulation of customers but also helps us find efficient variations and innovations that will enable your store to stand out from the others.

Below, we've selected a series of 25 examples in plan and section that can help you understand how different architects faced the challenge.

The 50 Most Inspiring Architecture Photographs of 2018

09:00 - 30 December, 2018
Courtesy of JAJA Architects
Courtesy of JAJA Architects

© Mario Wibowo © Quang Dam Courtesy of Klein © Iwan Baan + 53

Because, for all the inspirational works across the world, we would be lost without the photographers dedicated to sharing this inspiration with us. Here we present to you the 50 most influential architectural photographs of the year.

Untitled 01 / bagnoli

20:00 - 28 November, 2018
Untitled 01 / bagnoli, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • Category

  • Architect’s Firm

    bagnoli
  • Area

    180.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

First Lessons House / Ray Dinh Architecture

17:00 - 29 October, 2018
First Lessons House / Ray Dinh Architecture, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts

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Spotlight: Peter Cook

15:00 - 22 October, 2018
Spotlight: Peter Cook, BIX Communicative Display Skin for the Kunsthaus Graz, 2003; View from Schlossberg. Image © Harry Schiffer / realities:united
BIX Communicative Display Skin for the Kunsthaus Graz, 2003; View from Schlossberg. Image © Harry Schiffer / realities:united

As one of the founding members of Archigram, the avant-garde neo-futurist architecture group of the 1960s, the British architect, professor, and writer Sir Peter Cook (born 22 October 1936) has been a pivotal figure within the global architectural world for over half a century; one of his most significant works from his time with Archigram, The Plug-In City, still invokes debates on technology and society, challenging standards of architectural discourse today.

Plug-In City. Image © Peter Cook via the <a href='http://archigram.westminster.ac.uk/'>Archigram Archival Project</a> Abedian School of Architecture / CRAB Studio. Image © Peter Bennetts Departments Of Law And Central Administration / CRAB Studio. Image © Ronald Kreimel CLT Innovation Center for the Arts University Bournemouth / CRAB Studio. Image Courtesy of CRAB Studio + 25

SkyPlay: North Perth School of Learning / Tom Godden Architects & Matthew Crawford Architects

20:00 - 6 October, 2018
SkyPlay: North Perth School of Learning / Tom Godden Architects & Matthew Crawford Architects, © Peter Bennetts
© Peter Bennetts