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NSW: AAA Walks in the Australian Heritage Festival 2017

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In May the Australian Architecture Association will taking part in The Australian Heritage Festival, one of the nations biggest annual community-driven heritage festivals. This year the AAA will help festival participants to discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Saturday 13 May or Wednesday 17 May, to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.

The 20th Century brought us influences from the overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism. We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it. 

Looking at the Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The Australian Heritage Festival 2017 was officially launched at Government House, Canberra on Tuesday 18 April. Organised by the Australian Government in association with the National Trust, the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is 'Having a Voice' and recognises the many narratives that have shaped NSW.

NSW’s contribution to the festival sees over 500 events, 330 event organisers and up to 200,000 visitors each year attend the state’s celebration of heritage. Click here to check out the events taking place over the festival.

TOUR DETAILS:

Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Dates:
Saturday 13 May 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Senoirs) / $15 (Students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the Saturday tour or click here to join the Wednesday tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: The Nightingale Wing of the Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest hospital
  • Logo Source: The Australian Heritage Festival website

 

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Riverview

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 28 May. Visit 'Riverview House' a brick residence designed by Bennett and Trimble Architects for a young family.

Looking to create a home that connects spaces both visually and spatially, the architects designed the two storey residence around an internal courtyard. The internal spaces are orientated to capitalise on daylighting and the roof is deliberately angled to maximise access to the north.

ABOUT BENNETT AND TRIMBLE 

Bennett and Trimble is a small architecture and urban design practice based in Sydney. The partnership between Matthew Bennett and Marcus Trimble, established in 2009, undertakes work on a broad range of projects, from master planning through to alterations and additions.

Matthew and Marcus have been the recipients of prestigious scholarships, fellowships and design medals. Their designs have been published both nationally and internationally.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Riverview, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 28 May 2017
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the architects and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited.

Book your place on the tour, click here.

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AAA Announces September QLD Residential Bus Tour

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Don't miss out on securing your tickets for one of the Australian Architecture Association's most popular tours - the AAA Sunshine Coast Residential Bus Tour.

Taking place the first weekend of September, this years tour promises to provide another fascinating insight into the latest contemporary home design in Queensland.

Enjoy architect guided visits to private residences designed by such firms as Robinson Architects and Bark Design Architects.

More information will be released about the tour over the coming months.

TOUR DETAILS

Date: Saturday 2 September 2017

Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tickets: $195 (public) / $185 (AAA Members)

A full lunch is provided on the day bus tour.

Note: As a bonus for tour attendees, a special Self Drive tour is being organised for Sunday 3 September.

The AAA recommends you book your accommodation in Noosa and flights early. When arranging departures - book an evening flight on Sunday.

Numbers are limited, so book now! Click here to secure your place on the tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: Visualisation of a rammed earth home in Eumundi currently under construction, designed by Robinson Architects
  • Image 2: Visualisation of a two bedroom eco-cabin currently under construction, designed by Robinson Architects
  • Images Source: Robinson Architects

Book a Private Tour With the AAA

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On a recent private tour arranged for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Group, participants declared that no visit to Sydney is complete without a AAA tour!

Whether you are looking to discover the history of how our built environments developed, discover places you never knew existed, further your professional development or are looking for a great way to team build with your employees, a private tour is a great option.

Our talented group of trained architectural guides are able to tailor tours to fulfill the particular interests of participants.

Contact the AAA email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore how we can inspire you.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Group enjoy a walking tour of Sydney City with AAA tour leader and interior designer Stephen Dwyer

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