National events, speakers, conferences & exhibitions
Events on this page include the National Conference, Venice Biennale, and other conferences, exhibitions and forums.
Elsewhere on the site you can find information for:
2014 Regional Speaker Series Kunle Adeyemi
Nigerian architect Kunle Adeymi is founder and principal of NLÉ, an architecture, design and urbanism practice, based in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. Kunle will tour Australia in November and will be focusing his presentations on designing in regional locations.
Tuesday 25th November
Deakin University Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong VIC
To book click here
Wednesday 26th November
Griffith University Gold Coast Campus
Southport BC, QLD
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Thursday 27th November
Australian Institute of Architects- NSW Chapter
'Tusculum' 3 Manning Streetm Potts Point NSW
To book click here
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2014 International Speaker Series
Simone Carena, MOTOElastico – Italy/Seoul
Simone Carena, architect from Italy/Seoul, will visit Australia in October as part of the 2014 International Speaker Series!
Simone Carena is co-founder of MOTOElastico, one of the leading architecture offices in Korea.
Based at the most controversial frontier of Asia, MOTOElastico is a groundbreaking firm with projects published internationally. The field of exploration is vast and uncharted: architecture, interiors, design, exhibition, media, art. The 'moto-elastico' bounces between Korean know-how and the Italian why-not, between design and construction, investment and profit, dream and reality, learning and sharing, tradition and innovation, technological development and environmental sensibility. Each MOTOElastico project is carefully developed in order to produce unique landmarks deeply rooted in the 'superlocal' culture.
Monday 20 October, 6.30-9pm
Austral Bricks Showroom
490 Swan Street, Richmond VIC
Online registrations have now closed. Tickets will be available at the door.
Tuesday 21 October, 6.30-9pm
Queensland Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects
70 Merivale Street, South Brisbane QLD
To book, click here
Thursday 23 October, 6.30-9pm
NSW Chapter - Australian Institute of Architects
'Tusculum' 3 Manning Street, Potts Point NSW
To book, click here.
Friday 24 October, 6-8.30pm
University of Western Australia, Murdoch Lecture Theatre
Arts Building UWA Crawley Campus
To book, click here.
|Membership Type || Price |
|Institute Member || $60 |
|A+ Institute Member || $45 |
|Institute Member – Graduate, Retired, Affiliate || $40 |
|SONA Member || $20 |
|Student Non Member || $55 |
|Non Member || $80 |
The Architext bookshop are supplying copies of Simone Carena's publication 'Borrowed City' for purchase, at a special discounted rate for attendees! Pre-order your copy today and pick it up on the night using this form. It is also very likely there may be the opportunity to have it signed by Simone himself on the night!
2.0 formal CPD points are available with the Simone Carena International Speaker Series, to claim these points attendees will be required to complete all of the following questions; please print these as copies will not be available on the night.
1. What in the presentation challenged you to think about architecture and its practice differently?
2. What are some implications of these for the practice of architecture broadly?
3. What impact will the material raised in the session have on your work place and the future practice of architecture
4. What is the difference between the “Borrowed City” and the Rented City?
5. Explain an effective method of reusing building materials
6. In your view, what will be needed to make more good spaces in high density cities?
CPD Leaning Outcomes - After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Analyse examples of adaptation and reuse in building designs
- Describe some of the philosophies behind documenting and decoding a sustainable society, as in the “Borrowed City” research
- Justify the use of waste products as effective, innovative and culturally significant building materials
- Understand an architect’s relationship with geography from the search for the “genius loci” to the dynamics of exploration
The International Speaker Series is proudly sponsored by Austral Bricks.
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This conference will bring tropical architects from both Indonesia and Northern Australia together to discuss our unique ways of building, different approaches to using the land and how architects can lead the shaping of healthier, more urbane, sustainable tropical cities. It will bring neighbours together culturally, through tropical architecture, and is guaranteed to be a unique and highly enjoyable conference.
The AusIndoArch: Tropfix conference is to be held on 7 and 8 November 2014 in Darwin.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch.
National Architecture Awards
Recognising outstanding achievements and excellence in architecture, the National Architecture Awards is a spectacular occasion of celebration and networking. It is the night-of-nights of Australian architecture, celebrating the best and boldest designs of the year in Australia's most celebrated work of architecture!
The 2014 National Architecture Awards will be held on 6 November 2014 in Darwin, NT. For more information click here.
To view the media release announcing the shortlist for the 2014 National Architecture Awards, please click here.
The 2013 National Architecture Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House in collaboration with the 40th anniversary of the Opera House. To view the winners of the 2013 National Awards view the media release.
2014 Gold Medal Tour
Phil Harris and Adrian Welke, co-founders of Troppo, have been awarded the 2014 Gold Medal at the Australian Achievement in Architecture Awards!
Driven by a desire to produce socially responsible architecture, the pair founded Troppo in Darwin in 1980, and have since grown the practice to include offices in Perth, Adelaide, Townsville and Byron Bay cultivating a portfolio of over 2500 projects ranging from tiny remote buildings to full-scale city design. Their ethos epitomises the importance of building for place and people: producing work that is sympathetic to the land, using locally relevant materials to create settings that work for the informal Australian lifestyle.
'Troppo's work pioneers a unique and special Australian approach to architecture: irreverent but sophisticated, inventive with a tinge of larrikin spirit. In 34 years of practice they have evolved an architecture that deals with the heat, the rain, the place and subtleties of climate, while understanding and reviving the lessons of the Top End's important history and legacy of projects,' Paul Berkemeier, National President and Jury Chair said.
Click here to view the full 2014 Gold Medal Jury citation.
Photo by David Sievers
The 2014 Gold Medal Tour will take place on the following dates:
Saturday 28 Jun
Gold Medal Talk – Darwin
Thursday 25 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Perth
To register for the Perth Gold Medal talk please click here.
Monday 29 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Hong Kong
Tuesday 30 Sep
Gold Medal Talk – Kuala Lumpur
Wednesday 1 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Singapore
Tuesday 7 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Brisbane
To register for the Brisbane Gold Medal talk please click here.
Wednesday 8 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Townsville
Thursday 9 Oct
EmAGN Presentation – Newcastle
Friday 10 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Sydney
To register for the Sydney Gold Medal talk please click here.
Saturday 11 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Adelaide
To register for the Adelaide Gold Medal talk please click here
Wednesday 29 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Canberra
To register for the Canberra Gold Medal talk please email the ACT Chapter.
Thursday 30 Oct
Gold Medal Talk – Melbourne
To register for the Melbourne Gold Medal talk please click here.
The AS Hook address will take place at the AusIndoArch conference in Darwin on Friday November 7. For more information visit http://wp.architecture.com.au/ausindoarch/.
Registration for all Gold Medal talks will be available online soon.
And remember... this talk is FREE to Institute members, so spread the word!
The Gold Medal Tour is proudly supported by the Institute’s Principal Corporate Partner, BlueScope.