It’s that time of year again with the 2013 Presentations to Juries for the RAIA Victorian Architecture Awards taking place on the 23rd and 24th March and has been the case I will take the opportunity to compile a list of the projects I believe are worthing having a look at on these days. Again this year the presentations will be held at Monash University’s Faculty of Art and Design Building G.
Whilst I may be not spending that much time in my home town of Melbourne at the moment the release of the program of the Melbourne International Film Festival is always something that I look forward to. As has been my want in the three years or so of this blog I look to highlight some of the films that may be of interest to architects and designers. And with a scheduled visit to scheduled between the film festival dates of the 2nd of August to the 19th of August I should be able to fit in a film or two.
There were plenty of sharp suits and elegant dresses as the architects of Canberra put on their best threads for the 2012 ACT Architecture Awards held last night at the very swish Hyatt Hotel Canberra. The big winners on the night were Collins Caddaye Architects who took out the major prize of the night – The Canberra Medallion – with their St Gregory’s Hall project in Queanbeyan.
So I have been in Canberra for almost four weeks now and whilst I am still getting used to the slower speed of life in the nation’s capital something unexpected in the world of architecture has grabbed my attention. It wasn’t a visit to the National Portrait Gallery or the National Gallery of Australia or even the still controversial National Museum of Australia but the actions of a small group of architects and designers called canberra lab.
It’s that time of year again with the 2012 Presentation to Juries for the AIA Victorian Architecture Awards taking place this weekend as I did last year I will take the opportunity to compile a list of the projects I believe are worthing having a look at on Saturday. Again this year the presentations will be held at Monash University’s Faculty of Art and Design Building G and again like last year I am not sure if I will be in attendance as it clashes with a wedding that I have to attend. This year will be an interesting one for the awards as there appears to be no real standout public building, apart from say the Royal Children’s Hospital, so it will be interesting to projects grab the eye of the judges.
With it being Movember and all and also the fact that I myself am participating in this worthwhile charity I thought it would be a great opportunity to take a look at some architects who sported and still are sporting moustaches during their careers.
Last Sunday was Sustainable House Day in Melbourne and seeing that it was nice day out I thought I would check out some of the houses that were open to the public.
The Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2011 was on over the last few weeks. I managed to pop down and have a look last Friday just before it finished and took these photos.
Friday night saw the opening of the exhibition of entries for the 2011 Electrolight LightCycle competition held at the Donkey Wheel House. For those who don’t know LightCycle is a sustainable light fixture design competition run by Electrolight where entrants are given a new LED light-bulb and are asked to create a light fixture that is beautiful while embodying the principles of environmental sustainability. Here are some of the entries that grabbed my attention and managed to be photographed using my iPhone.
With the Melbourne International Film Festival about to kick off tomorrow, it’s again time to take a look at the films that may be of interest to the architectural/design types out there.