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Reward Yourself With Lego Architecture

This week we've added some new Lego Architecture rewards to entice architects, designers or the design enthusiast looking to indulge their inner child!

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This Lego Architecture model is in it's original sealed box and has never been assembled.

LEGO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Few one-room homes are as strikingly modern and instantly recognizable as the Farnsworth House™, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

This single-story steel structure with floor-to-ceiling glass walls was meant to open a minimalist interior to nature in an extreme way. Construction took place from 1945–1951 on a 60-acre estate beside the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, where it still stands today.

The assembled Farnsworth House model is over 11.9” (30.4cm) wide on a base with printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and history.

  • Architectural replica of the real-world Farnsworth House™
  • Booklet included with details on design and history. (English language only)
  • Measures 2.6" (6.6cm) tall, 11.9" (30.4cm) wide and 6.7" (17.6cm) deep

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $300 Lego Architecture 21009 Farnsworth House reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

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This Lego Architecture model is in it's original sealed box and has never been assembled.

LEGO PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Introducing the world-renowned Sydney Opera House™. This masterpiece of expressionist architecture is the vision of young Danish architect, Jørn Utzon, whose unique interlocking vaulted ‘shell’ design beat 933 competitors from 28 countries to win an international design competition held by the New South Wales government in 1959. Combined with the beautiful setting of Sydney Harbour, the opera house has become a true symbol of late modern architecture and one of the most iconic buildings of the 20th century.

This LEGO® Architecture series interpretation of the Sydney Opera House was designed by US architect Adam Reed Tucker in collaboration with the LEGO design team.

  • Interpretation of real-world architectural landmark Sydney Opera House™
  • Booklet included with details on design and history (English language only. Other languages available for download)
  • Collect the entire landmark series
  • LEGO® Architecture inspires future architects, engineers and designers as well as architecture fans around the world using the LEGO brick as a medium for reproducing esteemed structures
  • Measures 2.8” (7 cm) tall, 6.3” (16 cm) wide and 4.4” (11.2 cm) deep

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $250 Lego Architecture 21012 Sydney Opera House reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

3 Weeks To Go - Donate to the AAA

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The Australian Architecture Association aims to raise $15000 and needs your support. 

With only three weeks to go you won't want to miss out the great rewards on offer for donating to the Australian Architecture Association's annual 'Keep Architecture Open' operations fund raising campaign.

Click here, to visit our donation page and take your pick of rewards, including a weekend getaway, original art works, lego architecture, books, AAA memberships and continuing professional development talks.

We are looking to raise $15,000, which will be used to help us continue to deliver and develop our unique program of architectural walks, tours and events.

As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on your continuing support to help us provide unique opportunities to learn about architecture and the built environment and keep opening the doors on contemporary design.

We aren't just asking you to give away your money! Instead the AAA wants to reward you for your generous donation to our annual appeal. Each week of the campaign we have been adding new treats to tempt you!

Don't want to claim a reward? Just want to make a donation? Please follow the link below and donate as little as $20 to our campaign.

 

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At Home With The Architect Visits Redfern

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In October, At Home With the Architect visits The Fern, Australia's first Passivhaus certified apartment building. Located in Redfern, the eco-apartments were designed, developed and constructed by Steele Associates.

The Fern comprises of eleven - one bedroom apartments that have been designed following the principles of the voluntary Pasive House (Passivhaus) standard for energy efficiency.

The tour will be led by architect/builder Oliver Steele, director of Steele Associates.

Take this opportunity to ask all the curly questions; how do you cost effectively to create a thermal break in a concrete balcony? What are the practical considerations for Passive House on such a tight inner city site? See the rooftop plant and solar spaces.

Steele Associates pushed numerous boundaries on this project, with triple glazing, heat recovery ventilation, waxed concrete walls, and all sorts of other weird and wonderful things, said Oliver Steele.

ABOUT STEELE ASSOCIATES

Oliver Steele is both an architect and licenced builder. He established Steele Associates in 1998 and his company is based in Alexandria NSW.

The practice specialises in sustainable design, development and construction.

Oliver explains his companies ethos, 'Our vision is simple: to redefine sustainable property development and lead the market to set new benchmarks in eco-living...We believe eco-friendly design isn’t a nice-to-have – it’s fundamental to our survival. We also know it doesn’t have to cost more, and offers a far better quality of life.'

Steele Associates has received numerous design and construction industry awards and has been featured in national and international publications.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Redfern 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 October 2018
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

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

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  • Article: Annette Dearing & Vanessa Couzens
    Images: The Fern, Redfern NSW
    Images Source: Steele Associates

At Home With The Architect Visits Newtown

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This month 'At Home With The Architect' invites you to meet architect Jason Blake, of Jason Blake Architecture and explore his renovation and additions to a Victorian terrace residence in Newtown. Taking place on Sunday 23 September you'll discover that good things do come in small packages!

Sitting on a site under 130 square metres in size, the challenge was to design a home which incorporated contemporary interiors, natural daylighting and spaces that 'feel' generous yet are efficient.

The design of the second level addition of a bedroom and ensuite along with rear living and kitchen spaces, intentionally utilises different construction to visually differentiate between what is old and what is new. The historical character of the residence from the street is not compromised.

Jason described the project as 'an eight year labour of love' and the home reflects a strong influence of Japanese architecture and craftsmanship. The residence incorporates clever 'borrowed' spaces and attention to detail, in particular in it's carpentry.

ABOUT JASON BLAKE ARCHITECTURE

Jason Blake Architecture is a small studio practice based in the inner west suburb Marrickville and was established by Jason Blake in 2000.

The firm undertakes all types of residential building, including detached houses, terraces, semi-detached houses, and apartments. Their work has been featured in publications and TV programs and has also been the recipient of architectural and industry awards.

Jason is also a licenced builder and in 2011 established JBA Construct which allows the practice to provide a full service from design right through to construction delivery.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Newtown, 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 23 September 2018
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this private residence, numbers are limited.

Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Newtown residence designed by Jason Blake Architecture (Photographer: Vanessa Couzens)

 

Reward Yourself With A Mini-break

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You won't want to miss out on this fabulous reward, a luxury weekend getaway in country Victoria along with two tickets for any of the AAA's unique architectural walking tours.

Hepburn at Hepburn is an adult's only retreat that sets the precedent in five star accommodation with modern technology, distinctive architecture and sophisticated design that is captured in the 14 opulent villas.

North west of Melbourne the historic town of Hepburn Springs is located in the middle of one of Australia's largest concentrations of mineral springs. Indulge yourself by tasting the health-giving waters, enjoy one the luxury spas or delight your taste buds at one of the decadent food and wine establishments.

Check out Hepburn at Hepburn by visiting http://www.hepburnathepburn.com.au/

Please note booking will be subject to availability.

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $790 Getaway + Walks reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.