Discover Sydney's CBD on the Twilight Tour

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Wind down from a day at the office and enjoy an evening stroll, learning about architecture in Sydneys central business district. On Wednesday 23 October, experience the city as it’s wreathed in the glow of twilight.

Over the 90 minute tour your AAA trained tour guide will walk you through the development of Sydney and the evolution of skyscrapers which define the Sydney skyline.

We examine many of the buildings in the Central Business District and trace the development of modernism and the high rise tower. 

From Harry Seidler's iconic Australia Square tower that dominated the cityscape in the late 60's to more recent additions such as Sir Norman Foster's Deutsche Bank and 1 Bligh Street, a 6 Green Star rated office building, the highest rating that can be achieved in Australia under the Green Building Council of Australia's measurement standards for a sustainable building are just some of the buildings you will be visiting.

As we walk, many of these Sydney icons start to put on their night-time glittering look and you will find out how much lighting can beautify the city at night!

TOUR DETAILS:

Meeting Point: Entrance to Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay NSW 2000
Date: Wednesday 23 October 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Tickets: $30 (Public) / $25 (Concession) / Free (AAA Members)

Numbers are limited. Click here - to secure your place on the tour.

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  • Image 1: Sydney City Skyline (Photographer: Vincent Lam)
  • Image 2: Australia Square Tower, designed by Harry Seidler (Photographer: Vanessa Couzens)

Last Days of the AAA Fundraising Campaign

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We are in the final days of the Australian Architecture Association's annual Keep Architecture Open fund Raising campaign. This is your last chance to enjoy one of the fabulous rewards we have on offer for your generous donation.

As a not for profit organisation, run predominately by a group of committed volunteers, the AAA depends on the support of our members and the wider community of design enthusiasts to meet our operational costs for continuing to open the doors on architecture.

We are passionate about promoting and educating people about the value of architecture and design. We believe that the more you know and appreciate about design, the greater your say in the way our environment is shaped for the better.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE AAA?

You can simply donate to our campaign by clicking here.

Or you can enjoy a variety of rewards for your generosity.

For instance check out the rewards listed below, which are just some of the great ways we would like to thank you for your continued support.

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Give the gift of books to someone you love.

Enjoy a $ 150 voucher to use at The Architect’s Bookshop in Surry Hills.

Located on Crown Street in Surry Hills, this bookstore is the ultimate retail destination for architects, designers and design enthusiasts.

In addition to your gift voucher, you will also receive two tickets to either the AAA Ultimo Walk or Chippendale Walk.

Follow the instructions below to claim this reward.

 

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Enjoy a private tour led by local architect Ben Gerstal for up to four people to a contemporary house in Castlecrag by Engelen Moore. 

The discreet street presence disquises the proportions and design of the house, however, upon entry, three connected pavilions are revealed, creating courtyards in between. You will see the use of ‘the pod’ celebrated in bright red in contrast to the neutral and natural surroundings. 

Available dates and time:

  • 3pm Saturday 12 October 2019
  • 3pm Saturday 19 October 2019, OR
  • 3pm Saturday 2 November 2019

Follow the instructions below to claim this reward.

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Reward yourself with an original artwork by Australian print artist Craig Couzens.

‘Metropolis I’ is a collagraph print that explores how individual form unites to create the rich tapestry of a city. This is an anonymous city, yet its layered skyline evokes a sense of familiarity. We ‘read’ the city in its context with nature, in this case how the brilliant light of a sunset picks out individual details.

Craig Couzens is a print artist based in the regional NSW city Wagga Wagga.

Passionate about elevating the profile of fine art printing, his work is produced using archival inks and paper.

Craig’s work has been exhibited in a number of public group shows, as well as in successful solo exhibitions in 2017, 2018 and an upcoming solo exhibition on 25 October 2019. His work is included in numerous private collections in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.

Artwork Details:

  • Artwork Name: ‘Shadows and Shapes’ (U/P) Edition of 3 (signed by the artist)
  • Art Type: Collagraph type
  • Printed on Fabriano paper (230gsm)
  • Print Size: H 220mm, W 350mm
  • Framed Size: H 440mm, W 520mm

Archival inks

  • Artist: Craig Couzens
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Notes for abbreviations:

  • U/P = Artist proof

 

HOW TO CLAIM A REWARD

To claim one of our rewards click here to visit our Keep Architecture Open 2019.

Scroll down the page to see what rewards are currently on offer.

Click on the offer you want and then click on the link called: Purchase this Reward.

 

Thank you
With your help - we look forward to reaching our target of $12000.

Iconic Buildings of the 20th Century Talks - Centre Pompidou

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On Thursday 26 September 2019, don't miss the final talk in the AAA 'Iconic Buildings of the 20th Century' series. Hosted by Brickworks Studio, you will be enthralled as Tone Wheeler, architect and President of the Australian Architecture Association, reveals the story of how the Centre Pompidou was conceived and executed. 

CENTRE POMPIDOU

The most visited building in Paris, in a city that boasts the Louvre, the Musee d”Orsay and the Musee du Quai Branly. In fact the most popular museum in the world!

So everyone knows the Centre Pompidou, colloquially known as Beaubourg, right? Wrong, and more than most could believe.

In this talk we go back to the competition (Tone has a copy of the original brief) and look at the ideas of the time.

Did you know that a now well-known Australian architect came second? And what bought Renzo Piano from Italy and Richard Rogers from London together to create a building that many believe is a turning point in Modernism?

Not just an ‘inside-out’ building, not just a great place to see Paris, and not just a backdrop to the most lively space in Paris, it is a formative work of art, a tour-de-force of architecture.

Come and hear the background to this extraordinary building that will give you a completely different perspective on this great site.

TALK 3 DETAILS: CENTRE POMPIDOU

Time: 6.00pm (6.30pm start) - 8.15pm
Date: Thursday 26 September 2019
Location: Brickworks Design Studio, 2 Barrack Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: $55 Earlybird (public) / $60 (public) / $50 (AAA Members)

Drinks and canapes will be served before the talk commences.

Don't miss out on the final in this series of popular talks.

Click here to buy your ticket for the Centre Pompidou Talk.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens / Tone Wheeler
  • Image 1: Centre Georges Pompidou, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers
  • Image: Supplied by Tone Wheeler

Support the AAA Fundraising Campaign

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Support the Australian Architecture Association's annual Keep Architecture Open fund Raising campaign.

As a not for profit organisation, run predominately by a group of committed volunteers, the AAA depends on the support of our members and the wider community of design enthusiasts to meet our operational costs for continuing to open the doors on architecture.

We are passionate about promoting and educating people about the value of architecture and design. We believe that the more you know and appreciate about design, the greater your say in the way our environment is shaped for the better.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT THE AAA?

You can simply donate to our campaign by clicking here.

Or you can enjoy a variety of rewards for your generosity.

For instance check out the rewards listed below, which are just some of the great ways we would like to thank you for your continued support.

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Enjoy online learning about architecture and design with eClassroom.

With your eClassroom CPD Voucher can choose from over 120 formal online continuing professional development (CPD) courses and packages up to the value of $250.

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Hardson High Pressure Cleaning can help you refresh the look of your home with a House soft wash and/or pressure cleaning of hard surfaces to the value of $ 500.

 

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This rare 400 page hardcover illustrated book is still sealed in its original plastic wrapping and is a great investment for your architectural library.

 

HOW TO CLAIM A REWARD

To claim one of our rewards click here to visit our Keep Architecture Open 2019.

Scroll down the page to see what rewards are currently on offer.

Click on the offer you want and then click on the link called: Purchase this Reward.

 

Thank you
With your help - we look forward to reaching our target of $12000.

This Month At Home Visits Darlington

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This month At Home visits 'Welcome to the Jungle House', an inner city residence recently shortlisted for the 2019 World Architecture Festival.

Situated in Darlington, an inner-city heritage conservation area typified by late Victorian row terrace housing and post-industrial warehouse conversions, the home was designed to celebrate the Sydney climate and push the boundaries of sustainable living.

Meet the architect Clinton Cole, Managing Director of CPlusC Architectural Workshop and learn about how the home was designed, as you explore its interiors and exteriors.

The Jungle House story begins with the purchase of a two-storey shop top house in disrepair and close to collapse, occupying a 90sqm triangular site.

The original spackled rendered masonry façade had cultural and streetscape significance to the local heritage conservation area and its necessary reconstruction was managed under strict heritage controls.

A black photovoltaic panel array signals the new addition to the original northern façade, harnessing sunlight throughout the day, acting as a billboard for the sustainability attributes of the architecture and starkly contrasting the original rendered heritage facade.

Design Statement exerpt by Clinton Cole, director of CplusC Architectural Workshop, "Le Corbusier famously said almost 100 years ago, that 'A house is a machine for living in'. If we are to survive the next 100 years a house must be 'a machine for sustaining life' and it must promote those values in its architectural expression to the public who largely consume architecture through the media where image is everything.

The rooftop is constructed of steel planter beds which provide deep soil for native plants and fruit and vegetables. The garden beds are irrigated from the fishpond providing nutrient rich water created by the edible silver perch (fish).

ABOUT CPLUSC ARCHITECTURAL WORKSHOP

Architect and builder, Clinton Cole, founded CplusC Architectural Workshop in 2005.

Based in Darlington, the practice specialises in the design and construction of expertly detailed, luxurious and sustainable homes.

Winner of multiple design and construction industry awards, CplusC offer both architectural and construction services. The practice believes in great architectural ideas, efficient construction systems, holistic sustainable project development and exceptional value for service. 

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Darlington, 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 22 September 2019
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)
Note: Early bird tickets are available up Sunday 15 September 2019.

Click here and book now before the tour is full!

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