Architecture almanac celebrates five years charting Australia’s most inspiring projects

INSPIRE 2014, published by the Australian Institute of Architects, marks the halfway point in a ten-year survey of the best Australian architecture and is now available for purchase.

Launched in 2010, the INSPIRE series is a beautifully produced record of the annual Chapter and National Architecture Award winners.

‘We are immensely proud of this series, through which we aim to inspire interest and passion in architecture, as well as to encourage and support Australian architects,’ Institute CEO, David Parken, said.

Since 1981 the National Architecture Awards have honoured Australia’s most extraordinary architectural offerings – public experiences, residential delights and commercial innovations. Chosen by peers, the winning projects stand out for their masterful use of materials, challenging of boundaries and respect for the people who inhabit our built environment.

In 2014, the National Architecture Awards program showcased an inspiring collection of architectural works that delivered far more than their brief requirements to make generous contributions to the public realm and civic life.

Award winning projects that embraced this theme included GASP! Stage 02 in Hobart, the Prince Alfred Park + Pool upgrade in Sydney and The Commons – a new benchmark for apartment living – in Melbourne.

These are just some of the projects captured in the 284 pages of INSPIRE 2014 featuring sketches, images and insights – a concept through completion showcase of Australia’s best architectural works.

INSPIRE 2014 is available from Architext. Previous editions are also available for purchase. Visit architecture.com.au/inspire for more information.