To the architecture community, Di Stasio is an institution. And now a new venue, designed by HASSELL, brings restaurant, art gallery and homage to brutalism alive at Di Stasio Città.
The High Court and the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra are arguably two of the finest buildings in Australia – both were designed by Col Madigan.
Brisbane’s m3architecture found the University of Queensland’s brutalist School of Architecture building had its problems but also the potential to transform itself and embrace its beautiful landscape.
In the mid-1960s, he was the first Australian architect to achieve a high level of international recognition, especially in North America where he was seen as an American architect working in the then fashionable ‘brutalist’ style. But John Andrews has at times been less comfortable in Australia where several signature buildings have been treated with less respect than they deserve. Indesign thought it time to celebrate one of the icons of Australian architecture.