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Education design cannot be overlooked when we think about the future of our built environments. From architecturally inspired schools, to the break down of physical barriers to learning – the way we design our education facilities says a lot about what we care about in society.
We catch up with Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Director and FRONT Featured Speaker Peter Tonkin to discuss the evolution of Australian architecture, adaptive reuse, and why preserving our built environment is more critical than ever.
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Inner city Melbourne has many beautiful locales and highly sought after suburbs in which people want to live, but few are so pretty as the beachside suburb of Elwood. An established suburb, Elwood has become a hub for those who appreciate parklands and the beach while still wanting to immerse themselves in the social interaction to be found at nearby cafes, restaurants and speciality shops. And the Elwood House is the perfect example of this suburb’s popularity.
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Moshe Safdie should need no introduction. He is a stalwart of the industry with megastructures dotted all around the world. Michael Smith of The Red and Black Architect sat down with Moshe Safdie when he was recently in the country for the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.
Remember Japanese capsule hotels? Although Tokyo is still littered with them, many conjure up a kitsch fad that has passed its heyday. Faced with the task of renovating one, Schemata Architects embraced a no-nonsense retro aesthetic to unite the two activities of sleeping and steaming.
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With a jam-packed May turning into an even bigger June, it has been a busy two months with outstanding industry happenings. Raj Nandan, Indesign Media’s founder and publisher, thinks the A&D community should give itself a firm pat on the back.