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March - At Home With the Architect Review

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Project: Iron Maiden House by CplusC Architectural Workshop.

Location: Longueville, NSW

In March, as part of AAA’s monthly initiative ‘At Home with the Architect’, we visited Iron Maiden House by CplusC Architectural Workshop. 

A unique project and built form set amidst a suburb known for its traditional large homes, the tour provoked surprise and wonder in attendees once they had passed through the sandstone walls. 

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The client brief for the project was to design and create a home for a family of five, one that was not dissimilar to the subtropical climates of Asia where the family had been residing. The clients wanted to challenge traditional notions of suburban residential design and living in many aspects, in a home that utilised passive design principles to heat and cool the building. The resulting home is spacious and supportive with a connection to the outdoors that is both enviable and awe-inspiring. 

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The tour attendees were guided through the home by Managing Director, Clinton Cole who graciously answered multiple questions about the intricacies of dealing with council on such a unique site and design, architectural detailing, functionality and practicality of living in such an open home. The home is inextricably linked to the outdoors, there is no escaping the changes in the climate with many attendees curious about preventing insects (namely mosquitoes) and the rain from entering the home, and how to maintain the central linear pond that flows from the front gate through the home. 

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The aim of the ‘At Home with the Architect’ tours is to allow attendees to immerse themselves in architecture that is ‘liveable’. It provides a platform to ask those burning questions of the architect and experience buildings and spaces that are often quite different from the traditional notions of the residential design yet equally habitable. 

Stay tuned for next months tour...

  • Article: Trina Kazi
  • Images: Iron Maiden House by CplusC Architectural Workshop (Photographer: Vanessa Couzens)

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NSW: AAA Residential Bus Tour Takes Place May

 

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Secure your place on the first AAA Residential Bus Tour taking place on Saturday 5 May. Don't miss out on discovering some of the latest contemporary residential architecture in Sydney.

On this all day bus tour you will explore the exteriors and interiors of contemporary Sydney homes and meet their architects, including Drew Heath Architects, Jorge Hrdina Architects and Utz Sanby Architects.

Learn first hand the different ways houses are designed and constructed. This is a great opportunity to see privately owned architect designed homes that aren't normally open to the public.

A delicious lunch at a restaurant is provided as part of the tour and you'll enjoy the chance to relax with fellow design enthusiasts, discussing what you've seen.

TOUR DETAILS:

Date: Saturday 5 May 2018
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tickets: $195 (public) / $180 (AAA Members)

Hurry tickets will sell out fast, so book now! Click here to secure your place on the tour.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
    Image: 'Palm Beach House', designed by Utz Sanby Architects (Photographer: Walters Media)

 

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Home design is a leading national magazine featuring profiles on residential architecture and building design, interior design, decorating, kitchens and bathrooms, smart homes and outdoor living from Australia and around the world.

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The AAA Wishes You a Merry Christmas

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The Australian Architecture Association would like to wish our wonderful supporters and volunteers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We've had another eventful year and remain committed to continuing to make architecture and design accessible for everyone.

This year we opened the doors on some fantastic houses, with our series 'At Home With the Architect' and our AAA Residential Bus Tours.

We've continued to expand on our series of architectural walking tours, adding the Woollahra Walk to our program and look forward to continuing to reveal even more architectural delights next year.

We would like to extend our thanks everyone who has joined our tours. We've enjoyed meeting you and hope we will see you again in the New Year.

The AAA would particularly like to thank the architects, designers and clients who have graciously shared their homes and their enthusiasm for design.

A deeply felt thankyou to our financial supporters - our loyal AAA members and sponsors Austral, Universal Magazines and Natspec. We've also partnered with some fantastic organisations this year, such as Sydney Indesign, MAAS and eLearning. To those who donated to our annual fundraising campaign, Keep the Doors Open On Architecture 2017, your support ensures that we can continue to help people understand the value of good design and how it shapes our cities.

To our AAA volunteers, your commitment to sharing architecture and design continues to be an inspiration, thankyou for your support this year.

Have a happy and safe season everyone.

Best wishes from the Australian Architecture Association.