Archive 2008

Exclusive building tour: 77 King Street

77 King Street - Exclusive New Building Tour
Exclusive new building tour - 77 King Street - 12:30pm Tuesday 6 May, book online

The AAA’s second exclusive building tour is of 77 King Street that has been given a new façade and refurbished floors. Burley Katon Halliday reworked this aging 70s commercial building together with Built. On the top of the 23 level building is a double height floor, opening onto spacious balconies overlooking the city.

David Katon, one of Sydney’s leading designers will lead this one off tour of the soon to be completed building and will explain the inspiration for the multi-faceted façade, how the floor plate was extended around the perimeter and give an insight into the unusual restroom finishes.

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AAA fundraiser is BLUE

Join us for Blue. AAA Cocktail Fundraiser, Tuesday 17 June, For tickets click here
The AAA’s annual fundraiser is called BLUE.

This year two of Sydney’s design leaders Sam Marshall and Liane Rossler are opening their distinctive house in Sydney’s Queens Park for the event on Tuesday 17 June.

Funds raised will go to the ‘First teach the young to do no harm’ campaign to establish a curriculum to teach Australian children about sustainable architecture, our architectural heritage and the design process.

23 drawings have been donated by some of Australia’s leading architects.

They include some real collectables, for instance Penelope Seidler has kindly donated one of the late Harry Seidler’s last drawings of the Ian Thorpe Aquatic centre.

Pritzker prize winner Glenn Murcutt has provided a sketch of a new house and Richard Johnson this year’s RAIA gold medallist had contributed a detailed pencil drawing.

The other drawings are from: Angelo Candalepas, Nick Hollo, Lawrence Nield, Camilla Block, Colin Madigan, Lindsay Clare, Donovan Hill, Neil Durbach, Sean Godsell, Alex Popov, Peter Stronach, Peter Stutchbury, Peter Tonkin, Stephen Varady, Colin Griffiths, Gerard Reinmuth, Abbie Galvin, Richard Goodwin, Pem Gerner and James Grose.

The AAA thanks Vince Frost of Frost Design for providing pro-bono design services associated with BLUE.

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Architecture cards for sale

AAA Box Set The successful BLUE fundraiser on 17 June saw the launch of a new box of cards (pictured right) produced by AAA with the generous assistance of Frost Design.

The idea for these cards arose when some of Australia’s leading architects donated drawings and images to assist the annual fundraiser.

By reproducing the images we are able to extend the fundraising effort aimed at developing a curriculum to teach Australian children about sustainable architecture, our architectural heritage and the design process.

There are 24 cards in the box with drawings and images from: Glenn Murcutt, the late Harry Seidler, Angelo Candalepas, Richard Johnson, Nick Hollo, Lawrence Nield, Camilla Block, Lindsay Clare, Donovan Hill, Neil Durbach, Sean Godsell, Alex Popov, Peter Stronach, Peter Stutchbury, Peter Tonkin, Stephen Varady, Colin Griffiths, Terroir, Abbie Galvin, Richard Goodwin, Col Madigan, Pem Gerner and James Grose.

Boxes can be purchased for $65.00 (+ $10 Postage and handling) each by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 02 9211 2021.

All proceeds from the sale of these cards goes to the AAA Fund established when the AAA was included on the Federal Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations, the only architecture organisation represented in the cultural sphere.

Black Talk 5 - Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel: Black Talks

Jean Nouvel, one of the world’s leading architects and winner of the 2008 Pritzker Architecture prize, will give the next AAA Black talks.

He will be talking at the NIDA Theatre in Sydney on Thursday 9 October and in the RMIT Capitol Theatre in Melbourne on Friday 10 October.

Talking about his current work, Mr Nouvel will show the ‘iconic tower’ he has designed for Fraser Property’s Broadway site in Sydney, that includes innovative green walls that will help transform the Sydney skyline.

Acknowledged by the Pritzker jury for his ‘courageous pursuit of new ideas and his challenge of accepted norms in order to stretch the boundaries of the field,’

My interest has always been in an architecture which reflects the modernity of our epoch as opposed to the rethinking of historical references. My work deals with what is happening now – our techniques and materials, what we are capable of doing today.’
- Jean Nouvel

Book your ticket now:

Sydney – Thursday 9 October
Melbourne – Friday 10 October