NSW: Join the Last Walking Tour For 2016

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This weekend the last AAA walking tour for 2016 takes place. To celebrate another year providing unique architectural walking tours the Australian Architecture Association is offering tickets for half price. Explore the inner northern suburb McMahons Point with an experienced AAA volunteer guide.

Discover the area’s colourful history and landmarks. You will be shown a wonderful variety of housing types including the well known and controversial Blues Point Tour, which was recently featured on ABC TV in ‘Streets Of Your Town’ and ‘Harry Seidler: Modernist’. Experience a new perspective on the city from a lookout once utilised by famous landscape painter Lloyd Rees.

Location: Meet at Blues Point Hotel, 116 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point NSW 2060
Time: 2pm - 4pm
Date: Saturday 10 December 2016
Tickets: $10 (Public) / $10 (Senoirs & students) / AAA Members Free

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

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: Blues Point Hotel
  • Image Source: Australian Architecture Association

Discover Brickworks Building Products Inex Boards

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Brickworks Building Products is one of the nation’s leading providers of building products. It’s brand Austral Bricks is a proud supporter and sponsor of the Australian Architecture Association.

One of the newest range of Brickworks Building Products is Inex Boards.

These boards are made from pure, natural mineral magnesite. They are low in carbon, high performing and their flexural strength is equal to most timbers. These boards can either be used for floor or wall panel systems and come in different sized panels and a number of attractive finishes.

Inex Boards products have a high strength and are light weight. They can be utilised to form the substrate for floor finishes such as vinyl, carpet and timber. The boards have tongue and groove edges and can be used both in and outdoors. They also cover the complete bushfire BAL levels from BAL 12.5 up to flame zone. They are recyclable and non –toxic.

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Inex Boards also make a variety of decking products. Inex Decking is a decking product that looks like conventional timber decking and has rounded edges. Inex Maxideck is a product 5mm x 120mm thereby reducing installation time. Inex Lamideck can be used for lightweight pedestrian walkways and lightweight bridges. It’s concentrated liveload is up to 13kN and a uniformly distributed load up to 75 Pa.

Discover the possibilities for your next building project by clicking here to visit the Inex Boards website.

  • Article: Ben Gestel
  • Image 1: Inex Wallboard installed in the Archiblox Carbon Positive Prefab designed by architects Bill and Christine McCorkell (Photographer: Tim Ross)
    Images Source: Inex Boards
  • Image 2: Inex Decking
    Image Source: Twitter

NSW: AAA Announces A New Tour of Woollahra

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The Australian Architecture Association has some exciting new walking tours in the pipeline for 2017.

The new year program kicks off on Saturday 11 February with a brand new AAA walking tour exploring the architecture of Woollahra. 

Wandering through leafy streets laid down upon lands once inhabited by first nation peoples the Cadigal clan - tour participants will discover some of the numerous architect designed residences located in the area.

AAA volunteer tour guide and registered architect Ben Gerstel, will facilitate your experience of both exceptional and controversial buildings of the early to late twentieth century and how design has evolved within the area into the twenty-first century.

Featured on the tour are designs by well known Australian architects such as Don Gazzard, Neville Gruzman, Glen Murcutt and Alex Tzannes, as well as gems designed by less recognised architects. 

Don’t miss out on joining the launch of the tour, save the date Saturday 11 February 2017 in your calendars now! Tour details will be announced in 2017.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: Residence designed by Don Gazzard
  • Image Source: Design In Steel, 1976

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Balmain

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The first NSW At Home with the Architect for 2017, will take place on Sunday 5 February.

Visit a brand new townhouse development designed by SHED Architects. Comprising of three very different and compact dwellings wrapped around a small courtyard, the homes are designed with the intent to create a contemporary and exciting scheme that would integrate into the eclectic and smallā€scale fabric of Balmain.


SHED Architects was established in 2012 by UK trained architect Chris Haughton.

In collaboration with Associate Terence Yong and Project Leader Joshua Downie, the small practice’s work has been recognised with design and industry awards for its boutique hotel and commercial office projects.

The practice undertakes work in a variety of sectors including residential, hospitality and commercial.

They have been published in both print and internet media and have been recognised for their environmentally conscious approach to design as well as their sensitive adaptive re-use of heritage buildings.


Location: Balmain, 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 5 February 2017
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

You won’t want to miss out on joining the first At Home With the Architect tour for 2017! Book now by clicking here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: 3D Visualisations of the Balmain development
  • Project Credits:
    Project Architect: Terence Yong
    Interior Design: Cressida Kennedy of Space Control Design
  • Images Source: SHED Architects website

The Perfect Christmas Gift For Design Enthusiasts

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The Christmas season is upon us and it is time to find those last minute gifts for your loved ones. The AAA limited edition boxed set of cards is the perfect gift for the architectural enthusiasts in your life. All proceeds from the sale of the cards goes to the AAA's educational fund used for programs promoting architecture.

With 24 cards of varying sizes printed with drawings by 23 of Australia’s most loved Architects, such as Glenn Murcutt and Harry Seidler, this is the perfect gift for Christmas or a birthday. (The cards also look great arranged and framed for display on the wall).

These cards are now available for online order for $75, while AAA members enjoy a special price of $60 including postage (NB: Australia only / see overseas costs when ordering). Not only will your loved one be thrilled, you will have supported the Australian Architecture Association Fund which is used to support design education initiatives.

Click here to order your limited edition set now!

Note: Order before Monday 12 December 2016 for delivery by Christmas.

  • Image 1 (left - top): The AAA Limited Edition boxed set of postcards
  • Image 2 (right): Peter Tonkin, Watercolour on paper. View of Amsterdam Canal
  • Image 3 (left - bottom): Glenn Murcutt, Pen on Butter Paper. Sketch of a new house near Wagga Wagga with details of the sky.