Launceston Architecture Week
An exciting array of activities and talks has been planned for Launceston Architecture Week over 3 days from Tuesday 22nd to Friday 25th September, based at the School of Architecture & Design.
Tuesday 22 September at 4.30 pm
Architecture ‘Cake-Off” Competition
Tuesday 22 September at 6.00 pm
Thursday 24 September at 3.00pm
Kick flips, headshots and other architectural adventure
Thursday 24 September at 5.30 pm
Friday 25 September at 3.00pm
architect, imaginer, conceptioneer
Friday 25 September at 5.30 pm
Please support these events where you can.
Thanks to SONA, EmAGN, DArchSide, UTAS and Mike Wilkinson (our Northern Representative on Chapter Council) for organising this fantastic program.
Kick flips, headshots and other architectural adventure.
It has been 10 years since Andrew left tasmania to travel, work and eventually set up his own design firm in Melbourne. Though greatly affected by the usual architectural protagonists, Andrew has always been resistant to drawing on these influences, instead preferring to draw inspiration from pursuits he enjoyed before his indoctrination into architecture. In his talk Andrew will describe how growing up as a skater in Launceston was the catalyst that shaped his firm Andrew Maynard Architects and its work.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
12.30pm to 2.00pm
Chapter Office, 1/19a Hunter Street Hobart
INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECT IN HOBART
architect, imagineer, conceptioneer
Jimmy Lim is an internationally renowned Malaysian Architect recognised for his contribution to sustainable architecture. He has long fought for sustainability, producing work of the highest design quality, long before the importance of sustainability was understood.
Jimmy Lim‘s work is focused on economising the earth's resources and he suggests that to be sustainable in architecture we must exercise frugality. He uses sensitive and innovative design principles and building techniques, frugality in usage of energy and building materials. He uses, by choice, local and indigenous renewable building materials that are easily accessible and re-useable.
Jimmy Lim is also concerned with built heritage and he has long campaigned for its conservation.
He is determined to safeguard the natural environment through sensitive and innovative planning and balancing between built and natural environment thereby, providing development without sacrificing nature.
He also explores the architectural frontier, investigating new directions, and energy efficient architecture. His own work is characterised by its innovative use of timber and materials, energy conservation and heritage qualities.
The University of Tasmania recently awarded Jimmy with an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of his contribution to sustainable architecture.