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AAA Partner eClassroom Releases Two New Talks

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Two outstanding talks are now available on the website of AAA partner eClassrooms.

The first features the AAA Short Black Talk by architect Ian McDougall of Melbourne firm ARM. Held in August 2016 as a Strategic Partner for Melbourne Indesign: The Event, Ian discussed the design of ARM Architecture’s additions to the Shrine Of Remembrance in the Kings Domain Melbourne.

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The second talk features the AAA Black International Architect Talk by Julian Lipscombe, Director of UK firm Bennetts Associates. Held in July 2016 at AAA sponsor Austral Bricks - Brickworks Sydney CBD Design Studio, the presentation, entitled "THE IMPERATIVE OF PLACE: An Evolution in Approach', explored the question - 'What role is there for a distinctive 'Sense of Place' in the seemingly inexorable tide of globalisation sweeping through architecture in the built environment?".

Julian discussed in detail two of the firms current projects, the HS2 Manchester Piccadilly SRF and Jaguar Land Rovers' major renovations to its base of operations in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

If you unable to attend the inspirational talks, this is a great opportunity to find out what you missed! For professionals looking to gain formal continuing professional development, eClassroom is a an entertaining way to fulfill your requirements.

Click here to experience online the AAA Short Black Talk by architect Ian McDougall.

Click here to experience online the AAA Black International Architect Talk by Julian Lipscombe.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: HS2 Manchester Piccadilly SRF designed by Bennetts Associates (Images supplied by Bennetts Associates) 
  • Image 2: Ian McDougall leading the tour through one of the courts in The Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne, designed by ARM (Photographed by Annette Dearing)

New on eClassroom - AAA Black Talk

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An outstanding talk is now available on the website of AAA partner eClassrooms.

eClassroom is now featuring the AAA Black International Architect Talk by Julian Lipscombe, Director of UK firm Bennetts Associates.

Held in July 2016 at AAA sponsor Austral Bricks - Brickworks Sydney CBD Design Studio, the presentation, entitled "THE IMPERATIVE OF PLACE: An Evolution in Approach', explored the question - 'What role is there for a distinctive 'Sense of Place' in the seemingly inexorable tide of globalisation sweeping through architecture in the built environment?".

Julian discussed in detail two of the firms current projects, the HS2 Manchester Piccadilly SRF and Jaguar Land Rovers' major renovations to its base of operations in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

If you were unable to attend the inspirational talk, this is a great opportunity to find out what you missed! For professionals looking to gain formal continuing professional development, eClassroom is a an entertaining way to fulfill your requirements.

Click here to experience online the AAA Black International Architect Talk by Julian Lipscombe.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: HS2 Manchester Piccadilly SRF designed by Bennetts Associates (Images supplied by Bennetts Associates)

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Erskineville

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 26 March. Discover the charms of the inner west surburb Erskineville as you explore additions and alterations made to a terrace, designed by heritage experts Hector Abrahams Architects.

As the residence was not heritage listed - yet forms part of an area containing contributing buildings within the Burren Estate Heritage Conservation Area, the practice was able to embrace fresh contemporary design and explore how it can mesh with a traditional building typology.

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ABOUT HECTOR ABRAHAMS ARCHITECTS

Hector Abrahams has been working as an architect for almost 30 years. Before establishing his own practice in 2012 he was a partner with the respected heritage architecture practice Clive Lucas Stapleton & Partners.

Hector Abrahams Architects have gained a reputation for creating additions and new buildings that engage seamlessly with their surroundings and are a pleasure to occupy. Their ethos is that old buildings have to be understood, kept well and made liveable and workable for people in today’s world.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Erskineville, 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 26 March 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.

NSW: AAA First Woollahra Walk Sold Out!

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The inaugural AAA Woollahra Walk was launched in February this year and what a great success it was! The walk was sold out. We had a group of 20 enthusiastic people who were not scared of the rain and boy did it rain. Luise Elsing, a Councillor from Woollahra Council, was invited to launch the walk. Afterwards, she complimented us on how wonderful the walk was despite the weather.

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The AAA has not ventured into this part of Sydney before. Between Woollahra and Paddington, there is a lot to see. The housing stock is very varied between the old terrace houses, new infill housing and architect designed, free standing houses.

The walk started at the Phoenix Hotel which is located close to Sid Einfield Drive at the top of Ocean Street. The walk took in many wonderful houses and a variety of buildings including a , church, a synagogue, shops and even the building which featured in that wonderful Australian soapie, Number 96. This was a blast from the past for many of the attendees as they did not know that the building was located in Woollahra.

People who came on the walk were not be disappointed as they saw the early work of some of Sydney’s well known architects like Glenn Murcutt, Alex Tzannes and Don Gazzard to name a few. A lot of these houses have played an important role in the history of domestic architecture in Sydney.

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Since this was the launch of the AAA Woollahra Walk, it finished back at the Phoenix Hotel for a well deserved drink and something to eat and hear some encouraging words from Luise Elsing. Also, to get out of the rain!

The next Woollahra Walk takes place in May.

TOUR DETAILS:
Location: Meet at the Phoenix Hotel, 1 Moncur Street, Woollahra NSW 2025
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
Date: Saturday 6 May 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Senoirs & students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the tour.

  • Article: Ben Gerstel
  • Image 1: Residence designed by Grove Architects http://www.grovearchitects.com.au/
  • Image 2: Ben Gerstel introduces Woollahra councillor Luise Elsing, who officially launched the Woollahra Walk
  • Image 3: Residence designed by Glenn Murcutt
  • Photographer: Vanessa Couzens

NSW: Join the AAA on a Walk Through Redfern

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This Sunday experience the Australian Architecture Associations' walking tour of the urban village, Redfern. From an area known more for industry and public housing, the introduction of new government business schemes, changes to the demographic and the real estate pressures of its inner city location, Redfern is fast becoming home to a generation of cultural creatives. 

This two hour architecture walk explores the changing landscape of Redfern's built environment.This transformation is epitomised by the presence of award winning designer homes and commercial premises, state of the art community facilities and a potpourri of retro shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

TOUR DETAILS:

Meeting Point: the Clock Tower at Redfern Post Office, 101-103 George Street (corner Redfern Street), Redfern, NSW 2016
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 19 March 2017
Tickets: $25 (public) / $20 (Seniors / Students) / AAA Members Free
Please note: Students to present Student ID on the day.

Click here to book your place on the tour.

  • Article Text: AAA Redfern Walk
  • Image: Residence designed by Ian Moore Architects
  • Photographer: Vanessa Couzens