Archive 2005

Ricardo Legorreta Black talk on eClassroom

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Ricardo Legorreta’s insightful Black talk was recorded by eClassroom in partnership with AAA. So for all those who missed out, the erudite Mr Legorreta is available at the touch of a mouse.

In his Black talk, Ricardo Legorreta revealed his deep appreciation of traditional Mexican architectural elements and culture. He also showed through his work his thoroughly modern sense of design reflecting the early training with Mexican master Luis Barragan.

Underlying this he had a strong and emotive message about the role of architecture in today’s world – that message alone makes this recording more than worthwhile for anyone intereted in expanding their knowledge and understanding of architecture.

This is the first partnership between AAA and eClassroom and if successful will become a model for coverage of future Black talks. AAA members will recieve a $25 cash back off the eClassroom purchase price if they indicate their membership number when ordering online at

The future of Black

We here at the AAA are busy scheming, planning and dreaming of future speakers for our Black international speaker series. Amongst the animated discussion an idea bubbled up:

Ask the people…

And so that is what we are doing. We’ve knocked up a quick survey form and we’d love to have your input. Nominate the top ten people you would like to hear speak about architecture in Australia.

As a sweetener — anyone who sends in us their form before December 16 will be in the draw to win a signed copy of El Croquis 120: David Chipperfield 1998-2004: Dense Minimalism.

Download the survey