Archive 2007

Sydney tours in October

Midweek tours of Sydney architecture are being offered for the first time by the AAA during October.

Starting at Customs House, Circular Quay, these tours are being held on Wednesdays departing at 3.00pm.

Book now for the Wednesday tours on 10, 17 or 24 October by downloading the booking form.

Sydney Architecture Tours in November

Summer’s here and the daylit evenings are with us. So a leisurely stroll after work is a pleasant way to learn more about the city’s architecture.

Twilight walks are held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 6.00pm starting on 6 November through to 5 December.

The popular Harbour Edge Walk that explores the buildings beside the water is being held on Sundays at 2.00pm on 11 and 18 November.

All the city based walking tours go from Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay. Download a booking form here.

Newcastle Open Sunday 18 November

The first Newcastle Open has been organised by the AAA Tour Leaders and will be held on Sunday 18 November from 9am-5pm.

20 of Newcastle’s most interesting modern and contemporary buildings will be open and available to be toured for two hours with one of the AAA guides.

Amongst those open are a trio of highly distinctive buildings in Civic, including the classical art deco Town Hall, University House by Emile Sodersten and the circular Administration Building designed by Romberg Boyd Wilson & Suters.

Also open will be rarely seen private houses and apartments.

Numbers are limited.

Cost: $25.00 – day pass, $5.00 students, AAA members free

Bookings call: 02 4925 2265 or 0417 087 209

Collect tickets and programmes from the Lock-Up, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle. More details here.

Time to give

Architecture tours as presents
What about including a residential tour voucher in your favourite person’s Christmas stocking, or give them a ticket to an architecture harbour cruise in the New year.

For friends who enjoy architecture, put one of our new red tickets inside their Christmas card, you only pay for two walking tours, they receive three which they can use throughout 2008.

Download an order form or call 02 8297 7283 to buy your gift.

Glenn Murcutt Folio
The Murcutt folio
This year’s GG (generous gesture) comes from 01 Edition publisher Liisa Naar who is offering a $200 donation to AAA from the $1650 cost of each Glenn Murcutt, Architect folio sold through the AAA in December.

The Murcutt folio has been described by Architecture Australia as ‘an exquisite object, the texts erudite and the photographs sumptuous’. This is the special gift for a special person in your life. There are only 1,000 numbered copies available worldwide and a display copy is available at the AAA office if you want to drop in to see one before making a decision.

Download a pdf of the brochure and order form here and call 02 8297 7283 if you want to arrange a viewing.

Sydney Design Guide
Sydney Design Guide
A new guide to Sydney Design is being launched this week, and it too is a limited edition undertaking.

AAA has provided the Sydney Architecture tour narrated by Vincent Lam, chair of the AAA Volunteer Tour Leaders and his deputy David McCrae.

The special offer for AAA members is a discounted price of $30.00 – this would make another great gift for all those lovers of design.

Click here to purchase your copy.

AAA Donation
Finally in the spirit of giving, why not make a donation to the AAA Fund to enable the AAA programme to expand its programme into schools.

Click here to make a donation.