[GOLD MEDAL SERIES] • Peter Wilson • A review of recent projects in Korçë, Albania and how a series of small-scale interventions and large-scale thinking can impact on a provincial centre in an emerging European country. • Next Friday 26 July at 12.30pm @ the Institute. • Register now via 🔗 in bio!
SuperStudio, the 2-day National design competition is BACK this year, taking place 3 – 4th August. • In groups of 3, you’ll spend a weekend coming up with a conceptual design response to the brief given to all teams across the nation! • Registrations are now open and it’s free for SONA members! • *We recommend joining as a group of three, or alternatively join in yourself and we’ll pair you up with other students. Not a SONA member? Join SONA today to take part in the competition!
PROGRAM LIVE! #linkinbio • 200 buildings, 1200 tours and 45 special events! • Melbourne is our city and it’s open. • This year, for the 12th annual Open House Melbourne Weekend we welcome 200 buildings on 27+28 July, including 73 new sites to explore. • See the full building list – plus all other July (and August) events – now live on the website. • Tag #OpenCity19 and tell us what you’re excited to explore! • • • #openhousemelbourne #OHMWeekend #citymaking #takeownership #publicspace #melbournearchitecture #australianarchitecture #johnwardlearchitects #dentoncorkermarshall #studiopayne
[HERITAGE] • Sanitarium Health Food Company and Signs Publishing Company • Designed by Edward F Billson, the Signs Publishing Company and Sanitarium Health Food Company buildings, Warburton, were built for the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1936. The two buildings although largely performing different functions, comprise an integrated industrial complex. The Publishing Company produced packaging for health food products in addition to church publications. • The Warburton buildings are important early examples of modern architecture in Victoria influenced by the contemporary European models. In particular they draw heavily on the personal style of Dutch architect WM Dudok which had in turn developed through the influence of the De Stijl movement and the work of Walter Gropius. • The buildings were distinguished in 1940 when they won that year's Royal Victorian Institute of Architects Street Architecture Award, the first awarded to a building outside the metropolitan area. • Pictures: 1. image: Sanitarium Health Food Company & Signs Publishing Company 2008, Victoria Heritage Database 2. image: Sanitarium Health Food Company & Signs front view 1981, Victoria Heritage Database
CPD: Indigenous Culture and Architecture • We recently had the pleasure of joining Jefa Greenaway, Director, Greenaway Architects, Kim Bridgland, Director, Edition Office and Dr. David O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Technology, University of Melbourne for three fascinating and unique presentations on Indigenous culture and architecture. • Thank you to our wonderful speakers and Chair, Tanya Banagala - Graduate of Architecture, K20 Architecture. • Jefa will also be speaking at Gasworks for Inside Art and Architecture on Thursday 18 July at 6pm. Be sure to check it out, 🔗 in bio.
[GOLD MEDAL SERIES] • Peter Wilson • “Acupuncture in Albania or making it up as you go along" • A review of recent projects in Korçë, Albania and how a series of small-scale interventions and large-scale thinking can impact on a provincial centre in an emerging European country. • Friday 26 July at 12.30pm • Register now via 🔗 in bio!
[COMMON GROUND] • A gathering for young built environment professionals. Young urban planning, architecture and landscape architecture professionals will come together at the Melbourne Brickworks Design Studio to find out what we have in common, and what sets our city apart. • Join the Emerging Architects and Graduates Network(EmAGN), AILA Fresh and the Victorian Young Planners for drinks and finger food as we break down some walls, and build some bridges. • All proceeds from this event will be donated to Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia • This event is proudly sponsored by Brickworks • Thursday 1 August at 6.00pm • Register via the 🔗 in bio.
[CPD] • Daniel Flood: The real, the illustration and the photo-real • This seminar will look at what forms the nature of image/immersion/narrative expectation as well as how changing technology has reformulated these expectations of the past century. • Speaker: Daniel Flood, Managing Director - FloodSlicer Pty Ltd • Thu 8 Aug, 12.00pm @ the Institute • To register see the 🔗 in bio!
[HERITAGE] • Heidelberg Town Hall • During the 1930s Heidelberg experienced rapid suburbanisation and population growth. Officially opened in 1937, the building complete with extensive office space for council staff, chambers and a public hall, met the need for a large civic centre. • Two architectural firms, Peck & Kemter and AC Leith & Bartlet drove the design. Arguably, the building is one of the most eloquent expressions of the inter-war brick Moderne style in Victoria. It is also a landmark for the surrounding suburbs, located on high ground it can be viewed from close and distant vantage points. The interior boasts a rich Art Deco style including extensive use of Australian native timber. • In 1939, the building won the Victorian Institute of Architects Street Architecture medal. The Institute commented on the strong character of the building and commended the texture and colour of the brick elevations. • Image 1+2: Heidelberg Town Hall 1983, John T Collins, State Library of Victoria Image 3: Heidelberg Town Hall 2008, Victorian Heritage Database
[RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN] • We’re proud to announce our National Council has unanimously voted to commence a Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). We believe that the future of the profession is secured through knowledge development and transfer, the implementation of best practice in governance and the community valuing architects as leading professionals. • The RAP program provides a framework for organisations to support the national reconciliation movement. • We are committed to helping create a country in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians participate in opportunities and expectancies afforded to all Australians. We are working to help arrive at a day when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, histories and connectedness to Country are reflected in the built environment of our cities, regions and towns. We add our efforts to an inclusive process of reconciliation for all Australians with positive benefits for everyone. We support the maintenance, respect, celebration and growth of some of the world’s oldest, richest, and most distinctive Indigenous cultures. • #NAIDOC2019 #NAIDOCWeek #VoiceTreatyTruth #reconciliationaus #naidoc 📷 overlay: Profile Image Frame facebook.com/NAIDOC
Research in Practice – Research Models • Research Models will investigate how allocation of resources to research can be foundational for a company. Representatives from three practices working at different scales, Bree Travena – Arup, Michaela Sheahan – Hassell and Nicholas Braun – Sibling, will each present case studies on how research has been embedded within their own organisations. • Following the case study presentations, a panel discussion moderated by Kirsten Day will explore questions around the importance of research within practice. • Thu 18 July at 12.30pm • Register via 🔗 in bio
NAIDOC WEEK: 7 to 14 July 2019 • Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together for a shared future. • This theme acknowledges that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have always wanted an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy. • ‘Awaken' depicts an early dawn light rising over Uluru, symbolising a spiritual and unbroken connection to the land. The circles at the base of Uluru represent the historic gathering in May 2017 where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders adopted the Uluru Statement from the Heart. Artwork by Charmaine Mumbulla, the winner of the prestigious National NAIDOC poster competition for 2019. • Image and text: National NAIDOC Committee
This year the 2019 Victorian Architecture Awards shortlisted projects were acknowledged based on the Registered Aboriginal Parties that they are located within or where it is known that a project worked with a Traditional Owner Group not yet recognised as a RAP. • In 2020 submitting practices will be asked to confirm the Country that their project is located within. The countries for 2019 include: • IMAGE 1 - WOI WURRUNG IMAGE 2 - GUNAIKURNAI IMAGE 3 - BUNURONG IMAGE 4 - WATHAURUNG IMAGE 5 - MARTANG IMAGE 6 - DJA DJA WURRUNG IMAGE 7 - YORTA YORTA IMAGE 8 - BOON WURRUNG AND WOI WURRUNG • Images: by Toby McElwaine, MUIR Architecture • Thank you to Aboriginal Victoria and Sarah Lynn Rees for their advice and guidance.
Have you seen the photos from the 2019 Vic Architecture Awards Night yet? • Head to our Facebook page for all photos, see 🔗 in bio. • Pictured: • 1. 2019 Victorian Architecture Medal Project team and clients for Parliament Members’ Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design, Jill Garner, Victorian Government Architect, The Office of the Victorian Government Architect – prize partner, Amy Muir – Victorian Chapter President • 2. Rodney Eggleston, March Studio – 2019 Victorian Emerging Architect Prize recipient, Alastair Baldwin, AWS – prize partner, Amy Muir – Victorian Chapter President, Louis Nuccitelli, RMIT University – recipient of the 2019 Graduate Prize. • 3. Victorian Chapter team • Thanks to @lillie_thompson for all the snaps! Furniture by @lenfurniture • #VicAwards19 #architecture
[ARCHITECT VICTORIA] • With thanks to our Gold Patron, Professor Carey Lyon. Patrons allow us to continue providing and publishing a place for professional discourse. • We are thankful for your support. • Photographer: Emma Phillips
The 2019 Victorian Architecture Medal – Parliament of Victoria Members' Annexe by Peter Elliott Architecture + Urban Design. Proudly supported by prize partner The Office of the Victorian Government Architect. Photograph by John Gollings. #VicAwards19 #Architecture #Design #ArchitectureAwards #VicArchitectureMedal