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  • From the Chapter Chair

    November 7, 2018
    Greetings to all International Institute members around the world. For those members based in the UAE regions, I hope to see you at the 14 November Dubai Boarding Pass event being held during the 2018 Dubai Design Week festivities. We are delighted to also welcome and extend a warm thank you to our event partner Schiavello ...
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    Le Corbusier – What moves us?

    October 3, 2018
    Le Corbusier – What moves us? Report by International Chapter Council Vice President, Janine Campbell   Australian Architect and Urban Designer, Glenn Harper recently presented a paper at the international conference ‘Le Corbusier – What moves us…?’. This took place at Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark on 19-20 November 2015. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Swiss Architect’s ...
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    International Member Profile: Nikki South

    October 3, 2018
    Nikki South is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects with projects in Sydney, Germany, UK, Hong Kong and now Lisbon. Leaving a large Sydney practice behind and starting her own office gave Nikki the opportunity and flexibility to explore working in different countries. In Germany, Nikki collaborated with Munich based architect Juergen Rauch ...
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    International profile: GreenhilLi

    October 3, 2018
    What brought you to Singapore, how long have you been in practice there? Nigel arrived to work on Circle Line in 2001 and Sau Kei relocated from Sydney in 1997 after being offered a job just before the Olympic boom. We’ve been working in Singapore since, mostly on transit architecture, apart from 1 year in 2004 spent ...
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    International profile: Jean Francois Milou

    October 3, 2018
    What brought you to Singapore, how long have you been in practice there? In 2007, my studio in Paris won the international competition to design the National Gallery Singapore. I felt that with a project of this scale, around 60, 000 square metres and a budget of over 500million SGD, it was essential to set up ...
  • From the Chapter Chair

    October 3, 2018
    Greetings to all International Institute members around the world. It is with great pleasure that we announce and welcome our newly appointed International Chapter Councillor, Nick Derickx from Singapore. Nick is a most enthusiastic and highly qualified Australian architect who will bring new energy and enthusiasm to the Chapter. He has filled a casual vacancy on ...
  • From the Chapter Chair

    September 3, 2018
    Dear colleagues and fellow Australian architects it is with great sadness that we hear of the sudden and sad passing of Kerry Hill LFRAIA. A true ambassador and icon of Australian architecture and leader in promoting the ‘Australian Style’ in his work internationally and in Australia. His legacy is clearly evident and seen in his ...
  • 2018 International Chapter Architecture Award winners

    July 23, 2018
    Congratulations to the winning projects announced at the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2018 International Chapter Architecture Awards held in Singapore on Friday 20 July. Media Release can be viewed here.    Full list of winners:    Commercial Architecture   Commendation – Kampung Admiralty by WOHA Kampung Admiralty by WOHA. Photo: Patrick Bingham-Hall     Interior Architecture   Award – Australian Embassy Bangkok by BVN Australian Embassy Bangkok. Photo: ...
  • View from London

    July 8, 2016
    Dik Jarman Aff RAIA Brexit emotions have rolled over the UK in the past days like a slow relentless tsunami. Sitting in my office in the Midlands it feels as if everything will be rearranged by this decision and the general mood is currently one of loss rather than the excitement of a new beginning. Even though ...
  • View from Singapore

    May 19, 2016
     Justin Hill FRAIA Normally buoyed by a healthy property market, with many new condominiums on the go at any one time, things are slowing in Singapore. We are no longer running out of sand, concrete and piling rigs (as we did during the rapid roll-out of two large casino developments in recent years). Word on the ...
  • The International Chapter

    August 11, 2015
    At the Special General Meeting held in Canberra on Friday 31 July, the special resolution to amend the Institute’s Articles of Association, as advertised, was passed. As such, what has formerly been known as the International Area Committee, will henceforth take the name of the “International Chapter”. It is important to note, however, that the ...
  • LÖWENBRÄUAREAL, Zürich, Switzerland

    March 21, 2015
    Janine Campbell RAIA   Project: LÖWENBRÄUAREAL, Zürich, Switzerland Architects: GIGON/GUYER and atelier ww Brewery manufacturers in recent years have relocated from the outskirts of cities leaving large districts of sites ripe for urban rejuvenation, such as Sydney`s Carlton United Brewery development designed by Jean Nouvel Zürich`s famous Löwenbräu brewery area is now also under development, and until recently, was a makeshift ...
  • What’s happening in New York

    February 12, 2015
    Grant Marani FRAIA New York is in the midst of a construction boom that will significantly reshape the ever-changing Manhattan skyline. Downtown, redevelopment at the World Trade Center continues with the completion of the 1,776-foot ‘One World Trade Center’, designed by David Childs of SOM, and Fumihiko Maki’s ‘Four World Trade Center’; ‘Three World Trade Center’, ...
  • Architecture should serve the people

    February 12, 2015
    Steven Smit RAIA. In October 2014 the Chinese president Xi Jin Ping commented on ‘strange’ Chinese architecture in a speech to Chinese professionals active in the cultural fields (‘art should serve the people’). What he probably means is less waste, fewer frivolous building designs and more responsibility exercised by designers and building approval bodies. The speech has started ...
  • From the Chair

    October 24, 2014
    Dik Jarman Aff RAIA There isn’t just a certain type of person who leaves their country to explore the world in search of new professional experiences and opportunities as these journeys start from all walks of life; but there are definitely certain aspects of personality that one must have to continue on this journey successfully for ...
  • Jury Chair Debrief – Peter Wilson

    August 1, 2014
    Peter Wilson Aff RAIA and 2013 Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medallist, shares his experience on International Awards Jury. The jury process was as international as the submissions for the international Awards. By necessity submitted material was circulated digitally for pre selection. This from my experience simulates closely the procedure for spatially focused juries where, in a ...
  • UIA Durban 2014

    May 8, 2014
    Architecture Otherwhere is the theme that will be both defined and studied at the profession’s next global event – UIA Durban 2014. Held triennially, the congress takes place at Durban’s International Convention Centre (ICC) from 3-7 August 2014, when approximately 6000 delegates are expected to descend on Durban from around the globe. It is the third time ...
  • John Wardle chats to our Singapore members

    March 28, 2013
    By Fiona Nixon. On the evening of Friday March 15th the Institute hosted a talk by John Wardle in Singapore. More than 40 members and friends were inspired by a broad survey of John’s work, such as custom-made ‘breakfast in bed’ trays given to employees for Christmas; immaculate houses and thoughtful institutional buildings; and high-rise office towers ...
  • What’s going on in Hong Kong

    November 25, 2012
    By Ronald Lu. A new Chief Executive for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region was sworn into office in July this year.  The new Chief Executive, Leung Chun Ying (or better known as CY Leung), studied valuation and estate management at Bristol Polytechnic in the UK, and was the president of Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors ...
  • From the Chair

    November 7, 2012
    The International Area Committee has undergone considerable change and is moving forward. October is when the International Area Committee (IAC) conducts its annual face to face meeting, immediately following the elections of new members. This year the meeting was held in Singapore prior to the 2012 World Architecture Festival (which was well attended by Australian architects ...
  • Jorn Utzon Award for International Architecture event at SPACE

    November 6, 2012
    An event took place at SPACE in Singapore to congratulate the five finalists of the Jorn Utzon Award. The certificates were presented by National President Shelley Penn and Chair of the International Area Committee, Hank Koning. The event also marked the release of the ‘A Series’ short films by Creative Agent, Lindy Johnson and Filmmaker, Alex ...