NSW: Next AAA Residential Bus Takes Place December

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Discover the latest in contemporary home design with the NSW AAA Residential Bus Tour. The final tour for 2016 takes place on Saturday 3 December 2016.

Enjoy a full day exploring the insides and outsides of architect designed residences. Meet the architects who worked on the houses to learn first hand the different ways homes are designed and constructed to satisfy the needs of their clients and respond to the surrounding environment.

Be inspired by the creativity of architects such as Architect Prineas, Marston ArchitectsStephen Collier Architects and Mark Szczerbicki Design Studio

TOUR DETAILS

Date: Saturday 3 December 2016
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tickets: $195 (public) / $175 (AAA Members)

A delicious meal is included in the price of the tour and is great opportunity to get to know like minded design enthusiasts as well as some of the architects in a relaxed setting.

Tickets will sell out fast, so book now to learn how the designs evolved. Click here to secure your place on the tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: The Breeze Block House designed by Architect Prineas
  • Image 2: D House designed by Marston Architects
  • Photographer: Katherine Lu

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Seaforth

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect, visits a sustainable residence in Seaforth designed by Environa Studio. The 100% off-the-grid self-sufficient suburban home utilised “Project home processes” to keep costs down, yet deliver a one-off architect designed, high finish house.

The architecture of the home is intentionally kept modest to fit with its surroundings and offers an example of how sensitive sustainable design can be realistically incorporated into an urban environment. The residence is representative of a solution that the architect describes as “…the way of the future” - where design increasingly needs to address environmental issues instead of continuing to follow redundant stylistic fashions.

ABOUT ENVIRONA STUDIO

Environa Studio is a Surry Hills based practice that was founded in 1986. The firm, headed by principal architects Tone Wheeler and Jan O’connor, integrates architecture, interiors and landscape design to achieve innovative sustainable projects and has undertaken projects in a variety of sectors including urban design, civic and commercial design, and group and individual housing.

Social and environmental responsibility is at the core of the design studio’s ethos where the principles “Long life, loose fit, low impact” drive their design of practical and liveable environments for their clients.

Environa Studio is a winner of multiple design competitions and industry awards and has been published extensively in leading design journals. The firm has also made a significant contribution to Australian building and sustainability regulations and architectural education.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Seaforth, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00pm - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the architect Tone Wheeler and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Seaforth Residence designed by Environa Studio
  • Images Source: Environa Studio

VIC: At Home With the Architect Visits Elsternwick

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This month's VIC At Home with the Architect, visits a compact residence in Elsternwick designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Architects that was awarded a commendation in the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 Victorian Architecture Awards. On Sunday 23 October, tour participants will be able to explore the interiors and exteriors of the ‘Hiding House’ as the architect explains its design.

Built on a ‘battle-axe’ shaped block that was once a suburban tennis court, the design of the two storey residence was inspired by the clients desire for tranquility and seclusion from the street and a need for privacy from the site’s 11 surrounding neighbours.

The home is composed of a series of interlocking rooms and gardens that create spatial variety, while allowing the house to adapt to changing needs. Doors and windows slide open and closed, revealing views and protecting privacy.

ABOUT JACKSON CLEMENTS BURROWS ARCHITECTS

Melbourne based firm Jackson Clements Burrows Architects was founded in 1998 by Tim Jackson, Jon Clements and Graham Burrows.

The practice undertakes projects across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial, institutional, interior and urban design. The collaborative design-focused studio has a reputation for creating innovative architecture driven by environmentally sustainable design principles.

Jackson Clements Burrows' work has been recognised through numerous design and industry awards and has been published in leading Australian and international design journals.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Elsternwick, VIC
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 12.00pm - 1.30pm
Date: Sunday 23 October 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the architect and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

NSW: AAA To Take Part in the Surry Hills Festival

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On Saturday 24 September the Australian Architecture Association (AAA) is taking part in the Surry Hills Festival and inviting design enthusiasts to join a special tour raising funds for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC).

Join a tour developed by AAA President and architect Tone Wheeler. Explore the history of local building types from tiny terraces to factory buildings and get an insight into Surry Hills’ public housing architecture, now increasingly juxtaposed with trendy living quarters.

TOUR DETAILS:

TOUR 1
Meeting Point: Ward Park Info Stall
Time: 11.00am-12.00pm
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Cost: $10 donation to SHNC

TOUR 2
Meeting Point: Shannon Reserve Info Stall
Time: 12.30pm-1.30pm
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Cost: $10 donation to SHNC

TOUR 3
Meeting Point: Ward Park Info Stall
Time: 2.00pm-3.00pm
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Cost: $10 donation to SHNC

TOUR 4
Meeting Point: Shannon Reserve Info Stall
Time: 3.30pm-4.30pm
Date: Saturday 24 September 2016
Cost: $10 donation to SHNC

Please note - numbers are limited for each tour. Arrive at the meeting point early to secure your position in the tour.

ABOUT THE SURRY HILLS FESTIVAL

The Surry Hills Festival returns with Spring for another fabulous celebration in and around Ward Park and Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, laneways, pop up spaces, and great venues and creative outlets across Surry Hills. Experience the fascinating heritage, creativity and innovation of this unique urban enclave. With great food and produce, art, design, live music, entertainment and more, there is something for everyone.

Book now or click here to find out about the events taking place over the day.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: AAA Surry Hills Walk

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Balmoral

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This month's NSW At Home with the Architect visits Balmoral House, an award winning residence designed by Melbourne based Clinton Murray Architects in association with Sydney based architectural practice Polly Harbison Design. On Sunday 28 August, tour participants will be able to explore the interiors and exteriors of Balmoral House as Clinton Murray explains its design.

Inspired by the client’s love of artistic experimentation and sculptural forms, Balmoral House is a union of engineering and architecture, comprising carefully arranged concrete forms that are stacked and arrayed across the site to respond to views, sun and privacy.

Located in an area typically dominated by high fences and intercoms, Balmoral House is deliberately designed to connect with the community, allowing passers-by to touch and feel the building and look through to framed views over the beach and to the harbour beyond.

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ABOUT CLINTON MURRAY

Clinton Murray grew up in Ballarat and studied Architecture at Deakin University in Geelong. Working as a sole practitioner between 1996 and 2008, he completed the design and construction of a series of houses predominately along Australia’s east coast.

In 2008 he joined the multi-disciplinary architecture and engineering consulting group S2F (SKM/Jacobs) where he was appointed Design Director.

In 2015 Clinton resumed his private practice Clinton Murray Architects. Based in Melbourne the firm is currently working on a range of projects in Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia.

TOUR DETAILS
Location: Balmoral 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 August 2016
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet architect Clinton Murray and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.