Natural Artifice – Day Two

What is with architects and symmetry? Whilst the speakers were different on Day 2 of the 2011 National Architecture Conference they very much continued on a theme from the first day of speakers. Like the day before we started off with those working in the digital architectural realm who were followed by some Latin American landscape architects. After lunch we were again treated to an entertaining Iberian and finished the day off with a master in his field. Not that I am complaining because as I noted to a friend afterward they were no real misses in the whole conference.

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Natural Artifice – Day One

If one rocked up to the first day of the 2011 AIA National Architecture Conference expecting to be eased into proceedings they would have been in for a shock as the conference kicked off with a bang.

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Choose your own speaker

Following rapidly after the recently completed Australian Institute of Architects National Conference extra/ordinary in Sydney came the announcement that Angelo Candalepas along with staffers, Andrew Scott and David Neustein would be the creative directors for next year’s conference to be held in Melbourne and entitled natural artifice.

There’s not much to see on their website at the moment apart from their request to help them choose their tenth international speaker. I’ll have to  think long and hard about this one although I already like the suggestion of German de Sol and Smiljan Radic both from Chile but that’s probably more to do with my latinophilic obsession than anything else.