Archive 2012

The Perfect Gift for Design Enthusiasts

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The Christmas season is fast approaching and it is time once again, to start looking for gifts for all your loved ones. The AAA limited edition, boxed set of architect cards, is the perfect gift for the architectural enthusiasts in your life.

With 24 cards of varying sizes printed with drawings by 23 of Australia’s most loved Architects, such as Glenn Murcutt and Harry Seidler, this is the perfect gift for Christmas or a birthday. (The cards also look great arranged and framed for display on the wall).

These cards are now available for online order for $75, while AAA members enjoy a special price of $60 including postage (NB: Australia only / see overseas costs when ordering). Not only will your loved one be thrilled, you will have supported the Australian Architecture Association Fund which is used to support design education initiatives.

Click here to order your limited edition set now!

(Please note that orders for christmas delivery will need to be made by 10 December 2012)

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Image: Peter Tonkin, Watercolour on paper. View of Amsterdam Canal

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Image: Richard Goodwin, Photographic and drawing collages on paper. From the artists own collection.

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Image: Terroir, Computer rendering on photographic paper. View of the National Library of the Czech Republic competition entry.

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Image: Harry Seidler, Pen on Butter Paper. One of Harry Seidler's last sketches of details for the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

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Image: Glenn Murcutt, Pen on Butter Paper. Sketch of a new house near Wagga Wagga with details of the sky.

 

The Perfect Gift for Design Enthusiasts

cards

The Christmas season is fast approaching and it is time once again, to start looking for gifts for all your loved ones. The AAA limited edition, boxed set of architect cards, is the perfect gift for the architectural enthusiasts in your life.

With 24 cards of varying sizes printed with drawings by 23 of Australia’s most loved Architects, such as Glenn Murcutt and Harry Seidler, this is the perfect gift for Christmas or a birthday. (The cards also look great arranged and framed for display on the wall).

These cards are now available for online order for $75, while AAA members enjoy a special price of $60 including postage (NB: Australia only / see overseas costs when ordering). Not only will your loved one be thrilled, you will have supported the Australian Architecture Association Fund which is used to support design education initiatives.

Click here to order your limited edition set now!

(Please note that orders for christmas delivery within Australia will need to be made by 13 December 2013)

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Image: Peter Tonkin, Watercolour on paper. View of Amsterdam Canal

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Image: Richard Goodwin, Photographic and drawing collages on paper. From the artists own collection.

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Image: Terroir, Computer rendering on photographic paper. View of the National Library of the Czech Republic competition entry.

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Image: Harry Seidler, Pen on Butter Paper. One of Harry Seidler's last sketches of details for the Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre.

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Image: Glenn Murcutt, Pen on Butter Paper. Sketch of a new house near Wagga Wagga with details of the sky.

 

McMahons Point Walk

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The Australian Architecture Association is pleased to announce the addition of a brand new walk to our tour program, the McMahons Point Walk. Developed by one of our experienced AAA volunteer guides, the walk will be officially launched on Saturday 8 December 2012.

McMahons Point is a small lower north shore peninsula jutting into Sydney Harbour, flanked on the west by Berrys Bay, on the east by Lavender Bay and terminated at the tip by Blues Point..  The history of this suburb started in the late 1800's.  It was a popular place to catch a ferry to the city before the Harbour Bridge came along.

This suburb was known for its boat building and maritime activities. Now, it is predominantly a residential suburb, made up of a variety of housing stock from small stone cottages, terrace houses to high rise apartments, all enjoying outstanding views of the harbour.

Blues Point Tower designed by the late Harry Seidler in 1961, is a well known landmark for McMahons Point. It was Australia's tallest residential building until 1970.

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If you are a local or visitor to Sydney, don't miss this opportunity to wander through McMahons Point and enjoy it's architectural delights.  This new tour will showcase a wonderful variety of housing types which are waiting to be discovered.

The very first McMahons Point Walk will be our last scheduled walk of the year.   To celebrate the launch and the completion of our 2012 program, we will hold a special launch event with drinks and refreshments at a nearby venue after the end of the tour.  To secure your ticket for this walk and the launch event, book early!

 

Time For Drawing: Drawing Workshop

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For the creatively inclined, AAA member Rena Czaplinska-Archer is conducting a weekend drawing workshop in Wollombi, the Hunter Valley. Taking place from 6pm on Friday 16 to 4pm on Sunday 18 November 2012, the workshop will be presented in association with Sculpture in the Vineyards.

Through the medium of drawing, beginners as well as experienced drawers, are invited to escape the tensions of daily life, awaken the senses and fine tune their perception while exploring of the world around around them.

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Rena is a practicing architect and educator in design and drawing at the University of Sydney. As a lifetime student of art, her teaching method called 'Embodying Vision' is inspired by Anna Halprin's Art/Life Process and other somatic practices including Feldenkreis, yoga, BMC, CI and Continuum.

The weekend promises to be inspiring, so don't miss out as numbers are limited. The cost of the workshop of $320 ($290 for students) includes two nights accommodation. If you wish to obtain further information or participate, go the Time For Drawing website.

University of Sydney - 2012 Architecture Graduate Exhibition

Want to see a preview of the future of design in Australia? The University of Sydney would like to extend an invitation to Australian Architecture Association members and e-news subscribers to attend the 2012 Architecture Graduate Exhibition 'Transform'. The opening for the exhibition takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 29 November at the Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, Darlington.

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