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NSW: Sydney Indesign Walk Through Redfern This Saturday

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This year sees the return to Sydney Indesign - the Event. Sydney Indesign 2017 takes place in Alexandria and Waterloo on Friday 11 August and Saturday 12 August.

Get set for a super cool program of design events – from talks to launches, famous faces, competitions, collaborations, and installations. This year the AAA is partnering with Sydney Indesign and offering an opportunity to explore the urban village of 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, Redfern Post Office, 101-103 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Saturday 12 August 2017
Tickets: $25 (public) / $20 (Seniors / Students) / AAA Members Free
Please note: Students to present Student ID on the day.

Numbers are limited on this tour, click here now to secure your tickets.

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  • Article Text: Vanessa Couzens & AAA tour text
  • Image: National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
  • Photographer: Vanessa Couzens
  • Logo Source: Sydney Indesign

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Riverview

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 28 May. Visit 'Riverview House' a brick residence designed by Bennett and Trimble Architects for a young family.

Looking to create a home that connects spaces both visually and spatially, the architects designed the two storey residence around an internal courtyard. The internal spaces are orientated to capitalise on daylighting and the roof is deliberately angled to maximise access to the north.

ABOUT BENNETT AND TRIMBLE 

Bennett and Trimble is a small architecture and urban design practice based in Sydney. The partnership between Matthew Bennett and Marcus Trimble, established in 2009, undertakes work on a broad range of projects, from master planning through to alterations and additions.

Matthew and Marcus have been the recipients of prestigious scholarships, fellowships and design medals. Their designs have been published both nationally and internationally.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Riverview, 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 May 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.

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Book a Private Tour With the AAA

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On a recent private tour arranged for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Group, participants declared that no visit to Sydney is complete without a AAA tour!

Whether you are looking to discover the history of how our built environments developed, discover places you never knew existed, further your professional development or are looking for a great way to team build with your employees, a private tour is a great option.

Our talented group of trained architectural guides are able to tailor tours to fulfill the particular interests of participants.

Contact the AAA email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to explore how we can inspire you.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Group enjoy a walking tour of Sydney City with AAA tour leader and interior designer Stephen Dwyer

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits a Residence in Haberfield

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 30 April. Discover the Federation era suburb of Haberfield, as you explore additions and alterations designed by Sam Crawford Architects. The original Federation Style house was built in 1914 and sits within the Conservation Area of Haberfield, an original 'garden suburb' now part of the Register of the National Estate of Australia.

A problematic 1990's addition has been removed and spacious and contemporary living spaces added: open plan kitchen, living & dining room, media room and attic conversion. Graceful curves of off-form concrete are revealed in views through and past the original building, opening to a minimalist courtyard garden and extension to the rear.

A low-ceilinged garage in the corner of the very large block has been repurposed into a vaulted cabana space, deliberately contained to create a sanctuary and recreation area adjacent to the pool.

ABOUT SAM CRAWFORD ARCHITECTS

Sam Crawford Architects is a prolific small architectural practice based in the inner-west of Sydney, that was established in 1999.

With over 200 successfully completed projects, the firm has an established reputation for design excellence in residential, cultural and public projects. 

Sam Crawford Architects has been the recipient of multiple state and national institute and industry architecture awards. Their designs have been featured in magazines and books both nationally and internationally. They have also been recognised in numerous local, state and national awards from the Australian Institute of Architects, Australian Timber Design Awards, Local Government Heritage, Conservation and Urban Design and industry awards and commendations.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Haberfield, 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 30 April 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.

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NSW: AAA Takes Part in the Australian Heritage Festival 2017

 

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In May the Australian Architecture Association will take part in The Australian Heritage Festival, one of the nations biggest annual community-driven heritage festivals. This year the AAA will help festival participants to discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Saturday 13 May or Wednesday 17 May, to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.

The 20th Century brought us influences from the overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism. We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it. 

Looking at the Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The Australian Heritage Festival 2017 will be officially launched at Government House, Canberra on Tuesday 18 April. Organised by the Australian Government in association with the National Trust, the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is 'Having a Voice' and recognises the many narratives that have shaped NSW.

NSW’s contribution to the festival sees over 500 events, 330 event organisers and up to 200,000 visitors each year attend the state’s celebration of heritage. Click here to check out the events taking place over the festival.

TOUR DETAILS:

Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Dates:
Saturday 13 May 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Senoirs) / $15 (Students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the Saturday tour or click here to join the Wednesday tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: The Nightingale Wing of the Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest hospital
  • Logo Source: The Australian Heritage Festival website