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Our Houses: A conversation between architects and their clients

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Our Houses: A conversation between architects and their clients

October 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm | $25 Go behind the scenes to hear about how two Melbourne-based architects and their clients have worked to negotiate issues of site, climate, sustainability, history and context to create homes that reflect the way we live today. Westgarth House by Kennedy Nolan Architects Rachel Nolan of Kennedy Nolan Architects, together with her client Bella Stagoll, will share the transformation of an Edwardian weatherboard house into an award-winning home (including winner of the House in a Heritage Context category in the 2014 Houses Awards). M House by Make Architecture Melissa Bright of Make Architecture shares her latest project – the adaption and extension of an existing cottage in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to become a delightful house that suits the needs of a growing family. Melissa’s clients, Anna Peeters and Lloyd Pereira, will join her in telling the story of their home. Purchase your tickets now Tickets include a copy of Houses magazine   Details Organizer Date: October 26, 2014 Houses Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Phone: 03 8699 1000 Cost: $25 Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Presentations, Talks Website: architecturemedia.com/houses/ Venue Design Hub, RMIT University Building 100 Presented by Event...

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2014 Gold Medal Talk

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2014 Gold Medal Talk

October 30 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free – $70 Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been selected as the 2014 recipients of the Australian Institute of Architects’ highest honour, the Gold Medal. At this event Harris and Welke will give an insight into their successful and outstanding careers and share their thoughts on the current state of architecture in Australia. Welke and Harris have an ability to enthuse, educate, convince and change people’s views on architecture – and it is these talents, combined with their exceptional portfolio of projects and commitment to the role of the profession as an agent of change, that make them outstanding recipients of the Institute’s most important prize, the Gold Medal. This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne. Tickets Free for members of the Australian Institute of Architects $70 non-members Book or purchase your tickets now   Details Organizer Date: October 30, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Phone: 03 8620 3866 Cost: Free – $70 Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Presentations Website: www.architecture.com.au/vic Venue Deakin Edge, Federation Square Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne,...

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Raising the Green Bar: How can Melbourne learn from nature?

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Raising the Green Bar: How can Melbourne learn from nature?

October 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free – $20 Jane Toner, architect, Australia’s first Biomimicry Specialist and founder of BiomimicrySwarm Australia will chair this cross-disciplinary panel of expertise to discuss what Melbourne can learn from nature about creating a sustainable and generous city. This event will be one of a trilogy of MA|A events being presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, DesignInc and BiomimicrySwarm Australia themed around the Essential Elements of Biomimicry which are: Reconnection, Ethos and Emulation. The other events in this series are an Emulation workshop: How would Nature solve sustainable design challenges in Melbourne? (31/10/14) and a Reconnection deep time walk: Biomimicry Nature Walk through Time (1/11/14). Biomimicry is an emerging discipline in which the functional strategies used by biological forms, processes and systems are emulated in abstracted design strategies to generate innovative sustainable design solutions for human design challenges. With our three events our aim is to attract, connect and inspire a diverse community interested in the elegant survival strategies Nature has evolved over 3.8 billion years. Speakers: Leigh Baker, Director, Balance 3 Ed Cotter, Head of BioRegional Australia Neville Cowland, Architecture and Sustainability Director, NOW Architecture Suzette Jackson, Director, Innate Ecology Jeff Robinson, Global Sustainability Leader,Aurecon Stephen Webb, Director, Design Inc This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne    The Raising the Green Bar series is proudly sponsored by: Tickets Institute Members: Free General: $20 Concession: $10 Book your tickets now Details Organizer Date: October 29, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Phone: 03 8620 3866 Cost: Free for members Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Talks Website: architecture.com.au/vic Venue Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne,...

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Victorian Architecture Awards Exhibition of Winners

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Victorian Architecture Awards Exhibition of Winners

October 27 @ 10:00 am – November 2 at 5:00 pm | Free Melburnians will have the opportunity to view Victoria’s best examples of architecture from the past year at the 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards Exhibition of Winners. Announced in June, the Victorian Architecture Awards recognise excellence in design. Only those projects reaching the highest design standards receive the ultimate accolade of an Award. All 29 projects from 12 different categories, from public architecture to commercial to residential, will be displayed in The Atrium, providing an excellent snapshot of the best of Victorian architecture over the past year. The exhibition will also include entrants from the Public – New category. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite public project, with the most popular project to win the inaugural People’s Choice Prize. This is a free event open to all members of the public. The exhibition will be on display from: Monday 27 October – Sunday 2 November Details Organizer Date: October 27, 2014 10:00 am Australian Institute of Architects Time: 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Phone: 03 8620 3866 Cost: Free Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Exhibitions Website: architecture.com.au/vic Venue The Atrium, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000...

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Refuel CPD Seminar: Knowledge to Scale

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Refuel CPD Seminar: Knowledge to Scale

October 27 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | $12 – $84 The ‘Knowledge to Scale’ panel discussion will showcase how Melbourne architects work across the different scales of the built environment,from new multi-storey residential towers and major commercial and institutional buildings to the scale of laneway shops and restaurants – each in their own way contributing to the nature and scale of the city’s fabric. Drawing upon Melbourne architects working at these different scales, this forum will reveal some of the processes, considerations and knowledge involved in creating and delivering upon new spaces and buildings for the city environment, , including Sneakerboy and Gazi, the collaborative project – RMIT’s New Academic Street project, alongside projects that featured in this year’s Victorian Architecture Awards program – the National Australia Bank (NAB), Commercial Architecture award winner, and Albert Tower, commended for the Residential Architecture Multiple Housing category. Speakers: Rodney Eggleston, Director, March Studio Nik Karalis, Director, Woods Bagot Carey Lyon, Director, Lyons Paul Minifie, Directors, Minifie van Schaik Architects Belinda Nincevic, Senior Associate, Rothe Lowman Chair: Jill Garner, Associate Victorian Government Architect, OVGA The ‘Knowledge to Scale’ forum will be run as an informal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event and will be held in the Australian Institute of Architects’ new building, 41EX – an innovative 5 star commercial office building located in Melbourne’s CBD. This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne. Tickets A+ Member $44 Member $48 Retired Member $24 Graduate Member $24 SONA Member $12 Non-Member $84 Student Non-Member  $24 Purchase your tickets now   Details Organizer Date: October 27, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Time:6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Phone: 03 8620 3866 Cost: $12 – $84 Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Forum, Presentations Website: architecture.com.au/vic Venue 41X, Phone:03 8620 3866, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000...

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How would Nature solve sustainable design challenges in Melbourne?

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How would Nature solve sustainable design challenges in Melbourne?

October 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm | $30-$50 Participants will collaborate to explore strategies from Nature inspiring solutions to design challenges. This is the second session in our three-part Biomimicry themed series. Through a series of design exercises, participants will work collaboratively to explore strategies from Nature that can inspire solutions to challenges faced in Melbourne. Participants will practice finding natural models to meet specific functions and learn how deep patterns found in Nature can be applied to evaluate sustainable design outcomes. What can we learn from hummingbirds about evolved communications? What can clams teach us about joining systems? How do humpback whales inspire wind turbine design? This event will be one of a trilogy being presented by the Australian Institute of Architects, DesignInc and Biomimicry Swarm Australia themed around Biomimicry. The other events in this series are a moderated panel discussion with Melbourne’s leading thinkers on the Ethos of Sustainability: Raising the Green Bar: How can Melbourne learn from nature? (29/10/14) and a Reconnection deep time walk: Biomimicry Nature Walk through Time (1/11/14). BiomimicrySwarm Australia is a collective seeking to create a buzz about biomimicry’s potential to inspire innovation by asking “how would nature do that?” We humbly seek to better understand the organisms that call Australia home, and to learn from them how to better adapt to life in this beautiful, challenging country. With our three events in MA|A and Melbourne Knowledge Week, our aim is to attract, connect and inspire a diverse community interested in the elegant survival strategies Nature has evolved over 3.8 billion years. This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne. Tickets $50 General $30 Concession Buy your tickets now   Details Organizer Date: October 31, 2014 BiomimicrySwarm Australia, Time: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm DesignInc Melbourne, and Cost: $30 – $50 Australian Institute of Architects Event Category:Workshops Venue DesignInc Melbourne GPO Building, Level 2, 350 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC,...

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Innovation through Architecture – An open studio walking tour

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Innovation through Architecture – An open studio walking tour

October 31 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm | $50-$70 In collaboration with the Victorian chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, Melbourne Architours are curating a bespoke architour of the most innovative architectural practices, taking tour attendees behind the scenes to selected architectural offices to witness innovation as it happens. Atendees will be privy to a short talk by staff of the practice demonstrating how each firm operates to encourage innovation and foresight in their design work, plus a tour around the office workplace to learn how spatial dynamics shapes their practice. We will be visiting the following practices, all located within the Hoddle Grid: ARM, BKK, Molecule and JCB This is a premium ticketed all-day event with a maximum of 25 attendees. Please note: restrictions may apply to photography/filming within the offices. Tour details: Meet: Architext Cafe, Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 Time: 10am-4.30pm Date: Friday October 31st, 2014 Group size: 25 people maximum Look for us with the Melbourne Architours bags – please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure a prompt departure. We will finish at 4.30pm at one of the above practices in the city. Wear walking shoes and bring water/sunglasses/umbrella. Any questions and feedback can be sent to melb@architours.com.au. We look forward to having you on the tour This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne. Purchase your tickets now   Details Organizer Date: October 31, 2014 Architours Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Phone: 0430 389 740 Cost: $50 – $70 ( Ticket information ) Email: melb@architours.com.au Event Category Tours Website: architours.com.au Venue 41X, Phone: 03 8620 3866, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000...

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World Architecture Day Celebration

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World Architecture Day Celebration

October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Free – $40 The Australian Institute of Architects Vic Chapter and Member Services Committee will host a World Architecture Day (WAD) celebration on the Friday evening within MA|A. The event will celebrate Melbourne and Australian architecture including the buildings, faces and practices that play a role in shaping our built environment. The event will include the announcement of the People’s Choice Prize for the most popular new public building from 2014, as voted by the public. Another major focal point of the evening is the launch of From the Ground Up: Twenty stories of a life in architecture. Challenging, inspiring and highly entertaining, on the night you’ll hear personal anecdotes from leading architects featured in the book. Author Dean Dewhirst will also reveal his motivation to write a book that adds a uniquely human take on achieving success in the world of architecture. Over two years in the making, it seems fitting to showcase it on World Architecture Day. More at twentystories.com.au This is a free event for members and friends of the Australian Institute of Architects, but pre-bookings are essential. Institute Members: Free Non-Members: $40 Book your tickets now Following the World Architecture Day Event the celebrations will continue at La Chinesca. All attendees of the World Architecture Day Celebration will receive a free glass of champagne on arrival thanks to Kingston. Details Organizer Date: October 31, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Phone: 03 8620 3866 Cost: Free – $40 Email: vic@architecture.com.au Event Category: Celebration, Talks Website: architecture.com.au/vic Venue 41X, Phone: 03 8620 3866, 41 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000...

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Biomimicry Nature Walk through Time

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Biomimicry Nature Walk through Time

November 1 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm | $10-$20 Jane Toner, Architect and Australia’s first Biomimicry Specialist, will guide participants on a 4.5 billion year walk through Earth’s history to explore our connection with the natural world. An ecologist and an expert on indigenous culture will accompany Jane to share their knowledge as we walk through the Botanical Gardens. Biomimicry is an emerging discipline in which the functional strategies used by biological forms. processes and systems are emulated in abstracted design strategies to generate innovative sustainable design solutions to solve human design challenges. The walk will start at the Federation Bells at Birrarung Marr and proceed along the Yarra River and then through the Botanical Gardens, finishing at the Melbourne Observatory. The intent is to demonstrate the brief period of time that humans have been present on Earth relative to the scale of “Life” and to seek inspiration from our “elders” about living elegantly on this planet. The distance of the walk will be scaled to correlate to the time scale of Earth, with major events in the time line of evolution – from Life’s emergence from the primordial soup 3.8 billion years ago to our emergence as a species 200,000 years ago – marked by a stop and quick discussion. Presented by the Australian Institute of Architects (Victorian chapter), DesignInc and Biomimicry Swarm Australia, this event is one of a trilogy themed around the Essential Elements of Biomimicry, which are: Reconnection, Ethos and Emulation. The other events in this series are a moderated panel discussion with Melbourne’s leading thinkers on the Ethos of Sustainability: Raising the Green Bar: How can Melbourne learn from nature? (29/10/14) and an Emulation workshop: How would Nature solve sustainable design challenges in Melbourne? (31/10/14) This event is part of Melbourne Knowledge Week 27 October – 2 November 2014, proudly presented by the City of Melbourne Tickets General $20 Concession $10 Purchase your tickets now Details Organizer Date: November 1, 2014 BiomimicrySwarm Australia Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Facebook: BiomimicrySwarm Australia Cost: $10 – $20 Event Category:Tours Venue Federation Bells, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne, Victoria 3000...

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Making culture: Stories of a life in architecture

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Making culture: Stories of a life in architecture

November 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Free Architecture, in subtle but crucial ways, reflects the values of its creators. The buildings that surround us are not just about style or taste, but are alive with ideas about culture, identity and what it means to be in this part of the world. Join five of Australia’s leading architects as they discuss their personal stories, shared in the newly released book From the Ground Up: 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture. What is it that drew them to architecture? How have they made a life for themselves in this intensely demanding calling? What drives them on? This event, the first in a nationwide series of talks, will reveal the very human influences shaping our buildings, our cities and our societies. Speakers include: Lindsay & Kerry Clare – Co-founders & Directors, Clare Design Richard Kirk – Founder, Richard Kirk Architect Nik Karalis – Director & Global design Intelligence Leader, Woods Bagot Kristen Whittle – Director, Bates Smart Dean Dewhirst – Author of the book and Director of Maven Group Mat Ward – Editor and Publisher, Uro Publications Advanced bookings to this FREE event can be made below. Book your tickets now Details Organizer Date: November 1, 2014 Maven Group Time: 03:00 pm – 4:30 pm Cost: Free Event Categories: Forum, Talks Venue Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne,...

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BLOCKS for Little Architects

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BLOCKS for Little Architects

November 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am | Free The Member Services Committee from the Victorian Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects will hold an interactive building workshop for children aged 5-10. Attending children and their families will transform Deakin Edge into a room of masterpieces, as they build the “City of the Future” using building blocks. Their creations will be based on architecture from entries to the 2014 Victorian Architecture Awards and other notable Melbourne buildings. Architects and Committee members will be on hand to provide a tutorial and assist in the building. Date: Sunday November 2 Time: 10am-11:30am Venue: Deakin Edge, Federation Square This is a free event but pre-registration is essential. Limited tickets are available. This event has now booked out.  Details Organizer Date: November 2, 2014 Australian Institute of Architects Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am www.architecture.com.au/vic Cost: Free Event Category: Workshops Venue Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne,...

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