2012-08-10_One To One Project Drinks

The One To One Project is a networking and creative collaboration between students and architects. Given one day and a pile of junk, teams will design and construct a full scale installation in the UTS Warehouse.

Built on the success of lasts year’s inaugural One to One to project expanded nationally this year. Both Sydney and Perth undertook the challenge to build a fully functioning bar in just one day.
With a huge uptake from students and professionals alike this year’s Sydney event saw 60 participants in 10 teams completely transform the UTS warehouse. Upon opening to the public the bar served over 400 patrons.  

Supported by Hays Recruiting, JDH Architects, Hassell, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, LMD Building Services, Australian Living, Godfrey Hirst, Interface, Locker Group, Reverse Garbage, Plastix, Better Tiles, Corian.
For a review of the days festivities please check out the article on Architecture AU: http://architectureau.com/articles/oneone/
Or join the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/onetooneevent
See the Flyer 
View the Photo Gallery on Flickr

2012-08-29_Archrival at the Venice Architecture Biennale

Claire McCaughan and Lucy Humphrey are working on a project for the Australian Pavilion with their organisation Archrival, and wanted to extend an invitation to the EmAGN network to be involved. This is a special invitation to be part of Archrival’s Global Workshop: an experimental sub-project for their installation ‘Arena Calcetto’ at the Australian Pavilion, 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Archrival is 1 of 6 teams exhibiting in the Australian pavilion under the theme ‘Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture‘. They have created an installation with a series of tall timber structures sited amongst the trees in the entry forecourt of the pavilion. It is a bold, site-specific work with a playful twist – the structures house beautifully made custom fussball tables which can be used!

Archrival is now inviting architects, artists, designers and other creative ‘makers’ to create custom fussball player objects for the installation.
Arena Calcetto explores the theme of ‘Formations’ and was conceived to represent Archrival’s practice ideals; to engage a wide number of collaborators and to create new connections between the audience, exhibitors and curators at the Biennale. Archrival would especially love to be able to involve emerging architects from around Australia in this project. Archrival is asking for the submission of an individual player or a team of 11 players. They have prepared a detailed design brief and have provided base design templates to work with:
Download the Design Brief here
Download the Player Templates here
+ more information at  http://www.archrival.org/global-workshop.html

The deadline for submissions is 14th August, and for Sydney-siders, Archrival is holding fortnightly workshops in Surry Hills to create the objects and the next one is July 23. This is a unique chance to be involved and to create new work to exhibit with Archrival in the Australian exhibition.

2012-08-10_One To One Project

DARCH & SONA would like to extend an invitation to all practicing architects to be a part of 1:1, a fun, fast paced day of creative collaboration between architecture professionals and architecture students.

Following the success of last year’s event, 1:1 is now national. With Perth and Adelaide now involved in the project, we are hoping to make it bigger and better this year!

1:1 is a chance to get your hands dirty for a day. Teams will be divided into a mix of professionals and students, and in one day, using a set brief, some recycled materials, skills, experience and imagination, help convert a warehouse into a fully functioning bar. Teams are welcome to exchange, purge and scavenge their given materials to bring together a collection of built installations that will form a space open up to viewing by the public over a few Friday drinks.

We are interested in hearing from practicing architects keen to join the 1:1 team for this year’s event. It will be held on Friday 10th August at The UTS Warehouse, Chippendale. For further information please see the flyer.

To register please email: Denise McMaster: denise_mcmaster@hotmail.com



If you have been thinking of starting the registration process to become a real architect this event could help.
DARCH with EmAGN is holding a Regi(fru)stration seminar where you can hear from those who run the process and those who have been through it:

Kate Doyle, Registrar of the NSW Architects Registration Board,
Eva-Marie Prineas, examiner with the NSW ARB,
Tony Kemeny, Convenor of the PALS course, and
Joe Loh and Jo Bastian who have recently passed. 
6.30pm Monday 9th July with refreshments afterwards

Tusculum, 3 Manning Street, Potts Point

Free for members of the Institute or $10 for non-members paid at the door

To RSVP please email darch@architecture.com.au
Proudly sponsored by Kingspan Insulated Panels.

Congratulations to Tania Gordon From Boddam Wetham on winning the lucky door prize of a copy of Construction Industry Terminology!

See the flyer
See the Photo Gallery on Flickr  
See Kate Doyle’s presentation

2012-06-28_NSW Chapter Architecture Awards

Last opportunity to attend the 2012 NSW Chapter Architecture Awards!

A special ticket price of $60 is now available for graduates and emerging architects up to 10 years from graduation to gather on the mezzanine. Cocktails, canapés and food are included as well as ferry transfers. 

The night will include the presentation of the 2012 NSW Emerging Architect Prize.
It is an opportunity to join your colleagues, see the entries exhibited, hear the awards announcements, and enjoy the night.

Thursday 28 June from 5.30pm, Luna Park Crystal Palace Ballroom.

For more information and to book now visit
https://www.architecture.com.au/eregister?4053 (Select DARCH mezzanine option)

2012-04-03_NSW Emerging Architect Prize Call For Entries

Entries are open from now until 30 April 2012 for the NSW Chapter’s Emerging Architect Prize. The Emerging Architect Prize acknowledges an individual emerging architect’s contribution to architectural practice, education, design excellence and community involvement, which advances the profession’s role in the public arena. Previous winners were Tamara Donnellan in 2010 and Matt Chan in 2011. The prize will be presented at the NSW Architecture Awards and the recipient will have the opportunity to give a public talk. Recipients at Chapter level will then be judged by the National Jury for presentation at the Achievement in Architecture Awards 2013.

For more information go to the Institute website


2009-09-28_DARCH Bar Architecture and Film, Music, Illustration, Literature

To coincide with the 2009 Sydney Architecture Festival, DARCH held a series of four dinners with talks interspersed between the courses at Number One Wine Bar. The architects and non-architects started the discussion on architecture and the arts around long communal tables with Tony Bilson’s French bistro inspired food.

Monday 28th September- Architecture and Film

Siouxzi Mernagh, writer and film maker, Jason McDermott, researcher at UTS, Rachael Brown, film maker

Tuesday 29th September- Architecture and Illustration

Marcus Trimble, architect at Supercolossal, Rachel Walls, multimedia artist, Adam Russell, architect at DRAW

Wednesday 30th September- Architecture and Music

Melonie Bayl-Smith, architect at Liquid Architecture, Esteban Ensausti architect at Lend Lease and Karen Lemon

Thursday 1st October- Architecture and Literature

Eoghan Lewis of Supple Studio and Sydney Architecture Walks, and Richard Leplastrier, architect and teacher, as well as Tony Bilson with Brian Zulaikha

Supported by Number One Wine Bar and Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.

Visit the Photo Gallery on Flickr
See the flyer