On Saturday over 30 emerging architects & graduates braved Sydney Train’s trackwork to make their way out to Barangaroo South to attend our tour lead by the ever-so-knowledgeable Avtar Lotay of Richard Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP). At one of the pop-up waterside venues Avtar and his team took us through a presentation focused on the design and planning of Barangaroo (minus the politics). What was clear was the amount of design detail and thought put into the development by RSHP both at a macro and micro scale. We later meandered through Barangaroo’s streets to experience for ourselves the intended views and connections between city and harbour, and the intersections between public & private through the lobby spaces.
We’d like to thank the team at RSHP for sharing so much insight and knowledge on this tour, the team at Lendlease for letting us use the pop-up space and carry out this tour, and all the participants who attended.
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As the Australian Institute of Architects 2012 Gold Medallist, Lawrence Nield gave an address at the MCA 7.30pm Tuesday 29th May as part of the Vivid Ideas Exchange.
The following day DARCH held a lunch for a small group of emerging architects and graduates to meet him and gain insights into his career, supported by Bluescope Steel with EmAGN. 1pm Wednesday 30th May, Bodhi Restaurant, Lower Mezzanine Cook and Philip Park, 2-4 College Street, Sydney.
Entries are now open for the 2012 NSW Emerging Architect Prize and we are having a chat about our profession with our brightest thinkers and makers. How have they found opportunities in their careers? What needs to change for us and the next generation of architects to succeed?
Hosted by Peter Salhani, NSW Architecture Bulletin Editor, with Matt Chan of Scale Architecture, James Sandwith of Hassell Studio & EAA, Genevieve Murray of hungerford+edmunds, Marcus Trimble of Bennett and Trimble, Hannah Tribe of Tribe Studio, Andrew Donaldson of Architect Marshall
For our fifth small bar tour we went to Chippendale and Redfern. We were hosted by the owners and designers of Freda’s, The Dock and Dryland to hear about and experience the cultural shift in the city that has started with the changes in liquour licensing.
Following the successful EmAGN Sydney one day photographic event held in December, DARCH launched two exhibitions of the images in February: at Wholemeal Café at Taylor Square and on the hoardings along Broadway at the Frasers Central Park site. We held a breakfast launch at the café on 22nd February, with thanks to the NSW Chapter, and a drinks launch near the hoardings at the Clare Hotel on 23rd February.
Congratulations again to the winners Felix Rasch of Choi Ropiha Fighera, Stefanie Hughes and Miki McBride of SJB Architects and Barbara Busina.
Supported by Frasers Property Central Park and the Wholemeal Café, EmAGN, and the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter.
DARCH began 2012 with a very well attended Regi(fru)stration seminar on 13th February before the PALS Course and the APE. Over 150 people keen to find out the official and unofficial information on the somewhat daunting registration process heard NSW Architects Registration Board State Convenor Ian McCaig, examiner Melonie Bayl-Smith, Tony Kemeny of the PALS course, and Jo Bastian and Miriam Green, who registered recently, speak and take questions on all aspects of the process and the profession.
EmAGN the National Emerging Architects and Graduates Network of the Australian Institute of Architects initiated a new one day photographic competition: EmAGN Sydney, held on 10th December at Fraser Studios.
The premise was that architects see the city a bit differently. The aim was to provide an opportunity for our demographic to engage with the city and to exhibit their work in the public domain in order to stimulate discourse about our city and how we see it. The images responded to this brief:
The Australian ugliness is bigger and better here… There is beauty to be discovered here, natural and artistic, the trouble is that it must be discovered.
Robin Boyd: The Australian Ugliness 1960
Supported by EmAGN, the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter, Fraser Studios and the Wholemeal Cafe