Save 20% on the first AAA Castlecrag walk for 2016

Castlecrag tour

Come and join us on the first AAA walking tour for 2016.

One of our most popular walks is the AAA Castlecrag walking tour 1 which is being offered for the first time in January.

Castlecrag is one of Sydney’s most picturesque suburbs, perched on a rocky peninsula surrounded by the sparkling waters of Middle Cove and is only a 15 minute drive from the CBD.

Discover the many Walter Burley Griffin pathways winding down and through Castlecrag, leading to many architectural gems both new and heritage listed.  Enjoy this 2 hour walk with a knowledgeable AAA tour guide.

Don’t miss out, book now!

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AAA Residential Bus Tour - Sydney

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Explore some of the Sydney’s most interesting new and renovated contemporary residential architecture. The next AAA Residential Bus Tour takes place on Saturday 21 November. Hear about the design process from the architects of the houses and see firsthand the value of good design.

Practices featured on the day include: Bijl Architecture, Connor + Solomon Architects, Ben Gerstel Architecture, Jorge Hrdina Architects and Marston Architects.

This is an all day bus tour with lunch provided.

Tour Details:

Date: Saturday 21 November 2015

Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tickets: $195 (Public) / $175 (AAA Members)

Don't miss out on securing your place on the tour tickets sell out fast! Click here.

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  • Article: Annette Dearing
  • Images: Castle Cove House by Marston Architects (provided by the Vivianne Marston)

Victoria: Last Chance To Get Tickets For Villa Marittima By Architect Robin Williams

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Time is running out to get tickets to explore an award winning residence at St Andrews Beach on the Mornington Peninsula. The AAA'S Victorian At Home With the Architect open house series explores the home of architect Robin Williams on Sundey 8 November. Meet Robin Williams and discover how the interiors and exteriors of the Villa Marittima were designed and constructed.

The Australian Architecture Association’s Victorian At Home With the Architect is partnering this month with the Robin Boyd Foundation and taking part in their open house series ‘Awards 2015: Redesigning the Family Home’. Two private architect designed homes will be opened this month with Villa Marittima debuting at the beginning of the month and Hills Plain House designed by Wolveridge Architects as the finale at the end of the month.

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Villa Marittima was designed by Robin Williams in 2014 and was the recent winner of the Australian Institute of Architects (Victoria) 2015 Architecture Award for Residential Architecture - Houses (New). Villa Marittima has also been short listed in the Australian Institute of Architects National Residential Architecture - Houses (New) award. Winners of the National Architecture Awards as judged by the National Jury will be announced on the 5 November. In the lead up to the Jury selection the residence has just received the 2015 National Architecture Awards People’s Choice Award.

Commenting on Robin William’s design the Jury stated “This home presents a memorable series of living experiences which arise from unique architectural responses to site, brief and the surrounding landscape.”

An unconventional experiment in applying a Japanese inspired aesthetic of simplicity with ramped and horizontal interconnecting spaces, the design of the translucent polycarbonate clad home focuses on maximising light and the creation of visual and spacial links with water and the surrounding beauty of the landscape.

Robin Williams runs his own practice Robin Williams Architect (RWA) and was a former Local Government Architect / Planner at the City of Fitzroy.

At Home With the Architect Tour Details:
Location: St Andrews Beach, Mornington Peninsula
Please note that the address will only be sent to ticket holders in the days preceding the tour.
Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm
Date: Sunday 8 November 2015
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this unique home, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

For more information about the Robin Boyd Foundation ‘Awards 2015: Redesigning the Family Home’ click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Villa Marittima 2014 - sourced from Robin Williams Architect 
  • Photographer: Dean Bradley

Keep Architecture Open 2015

Donate Now and Be Rewarded!

Since 2004, our program of walks, talks and tours enhanced public understanding and appreciation of architecture.   We have conducted over 1200 walks, about 50 talks and opened 250 homes for the Australian public.

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Our weekly architecture walks OPEN architecture to everyone.  Conducted by our dedicated volunteers, we explain architectural design with minimum jargons so everyone can understand the thought process behind the pieces of architecture around us.    Our core group of 25 trained volunteer guides are passionate about architecture and form the backbone of our association.  

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Our Black Talks, Short Black Talks and other special talks bring local and international architects to our capital cities, OPENing our audiences' minds to the lastest trends in architectural design.   Our past speakers include international Pritzker Prize Laureates as well as award winning local architects. 

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Our Bus Tours and At Home with the Architect series OPEN private homes to the public.  Not only one can experience the well designed spaces, we also have the architect there most of the time to show our participants around and explain the design.

Our target is to raise over $10,000.  This will help us continue our current program of walks, talks and tours for the general public in 2016.  If we can raise $20,000, we will be able to expand our program in NSW and other states. Since 2014 we have developed a small program with the assistance of a passionate volunteer architect in Victoria, however, we need your support to sustain this program and grow in more states.

Please OPEN your wallet, support this fundraising campaign and help "Keep Architecture Open" to everyone!  In appreciation of your help, we have put together some great rewards for your support of the "Keep Architecture Open" campaign!  The Rewards include our popular walks and tours, books and magazines, memberships and a framed drawing!

Click here and show your support!