Archive 2011

Special Offers for Sydney Design 11

sydneydesign11As part of Sydney Design 11 we will be running a number of architecture tours and this year we are offering special discounts to go on these tours.

Starting on Saturday 30 July with the AAA Sydney City Architecture Walk, looking at some of Sydney's modern high rise buildings including Deutsche Bank Place, Aurora Place and Governor Philip Tower. Learn why Australia Square is round. Don't miss out, book now....

Also on Saturday 30 July there is Walk through Time, a two hour walk with Vincent Lam, a trained AAA volunteer guide. Starting at Hyde Park Barracks, one of Australia's oldest public precincts. On This tour you will learn who Sydney's first architect was, his passage to Australia in chains and his skills in designing finely detailed brick buildings.

Tuesday 2 August - Sydney City Bar Tour. Join our AAA guides on a two hour walk going inside some of the city's bars and discover how design has been critical in redefining the bar experience in Sydney's CBD.

Saturday 6 August, walk with tour guide Vanessa Couzens, exploring the architectural history of Sydney, as revealed by its' artworks. Discover how sculpture can enrich the experience of architecture and public space with the Sculpture of the City Architecture Experience.

Go to the Sydney Design 2011 website and find out about many other exciting events during the festival.  Interior Designer and Design Educator, Annalisa Capurro, recipient of  the inaugural SIDA Foundation Professional Development Scholarship (who also volunteers for the AAA), will give a free talk on about her research on Mid-Century Modernism in Los Angeles, Palm Springs and Chicago.