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NSW: Last Chance to Book Residential Bus Tour

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It's your last chance to book tickets for the AAA Residential Bus Tour taking place on Saturday 29 July. Don't miss out on discovering some of the latest contemporary residential architecture in Sydney. Design practices showcasing their latest projects include Carter Williamson ArchitectsMark Szczerbicki Design StudioBijl Architecture and Bennett & Trimble Architects.

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On this all day bus tour you will explore the exteriors and interiors of the homes and meet the architects to 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.

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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.


Date: Saturday 29 July 2017
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tickets: $195 (public) / $175 (AAA Members)

Hurray tickets will sell out fast, so book now!

Click here to secure your place on the tour.

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NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Castlecrag

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 30 July, visiting a new home in Castlecrag, designed by Porebski Architects.

Designed to respond to its location within the Walter Burley Griffin conservation area, the Castlecrag residence has been conceived as a twenty-first century reinterpretation of houses designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin.

The brief for the architects was to design a home that would comfortably accommodate a multi-generational family. The original childhood residence of one of the owners, was demolished to build a residence that would more suitably address the north - south orientation of the property and maximise access to natural light in the living areas, while maintaining privacy from the surrounding neighbours.

The final result is a house with strong horizonal forms that sits on a stone podium and has a centralised courtyard. The palette of materials is kept restrained, utilising concrete brick, off-form concrete, timber and copper.


Porebski Architects is a small architecture practice based in Chippendale.

Founding Director Andre Heyko-Porebski has been in architectural practice in Australia for over five decades. His early residential projects, Kurraba Point House, completed in 1964 and Maley House in Castlecrag, completed in 1972, are regarded as fine examples of the development of Sydney modernism.

Andre's son Alex Heyko-Porebski and daughter Victoria D'Alisa continue the firms tradition of creating innovative, bespoke residential, commercial and educational projects.


Location: Castlecrag, NSW
Please note that the address and meeting point will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 30 July 2017
Tickets: $30 (Early Bird) / $40 (Public) / $25 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to meet the architects and experience this privately owned residence, numbers are limited. Book your place on the tour, click here.

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QLD: AAA Sunshine Coast Residential Bus Tour

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Don't miss out on securing your tickets for one of the Australian Architecture Association's most popular tours - the AAA Sunshine Coast Residential Bus Tour.

Taking place the first weekend of September, this years tour promises to provide another fascinating insight into the latest contemporary home design in Queensland.

Design practices taking part in the day include Bark Design ArchitectsTeeland Architects,  Robinson Architects and Sparks Architects. Meet the designers and discover first hand how the houses were designed and constructed.

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Date: Saturday 2 September 2017
Time: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Tickets: $195 (public) / $185 (AAA Members)

A full lunch is provided on the day of the bus tour.

Note: As a bonus for tour attendees, for an extra $20 a special Self Drive tour is being organised for Sunday 3 September.

The AAA recommends you book your accommodation in Noosa and flights early. When arranging departures - book an evening flight on Sunday so you don't miss out on the special self-drive tour!

Numbers are limited, so book now! Click here to secure your place on the tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image 1: 'Tinbeerwah House' Tinbeerwah QLD, designed by Teeland Architects (Image source: Teeland Architects)
  • Image 2: 'Tent House' Eumundi QLD designed by Sparks Architects (Image source Sparks Architects; Photographer: Christopher Frederick Jones)
  • Image 3: Visualisation of a two bedroom eco-cabin currently under construction, designed by Robinson Architects (Image source: Robinson Architects)

Grand Designs Australia On Sale Now

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Grand Designs Australia showcases exciting houses from the Australian and UK TV shows along with projects by Australian homeowners, architects, builders, renovators, owner-builders and designers.

Hosted by Peter Maddison, Grand Designs Australia TV Series tells the stories of new home and the people who are building them. The popular series charts the process of elaborate design projects undertaken by self builders.

Grand Designs Australia is an information-packed magazine reaching consumers who are looking for a publication to provide them with advice and information when researching their home project. 

The perfect inspiration for home builders, renovators and decorators, subscribe to the bi-montly magazine by clicking here.

NSW: Sydney Indesign Walk Through Redfern This Saturday

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This year sees the return to Sydney Indesign - the Event. Sydney Indesign 2017 takes place in Alexandria and Waterloo on Friday 11 August and Saturday 12 August.

Get set for a super cool program of design events – from talks to launches, famous faces, competitions, collaborations, and installations. This year the AAA is partnering with Sydney Indesign and offering an opportunity to explore the urban village of Redfern.

From an area known more for industry and public housing, the introduction of new government business schemes, changes to the demographic and the real estate pressures of its inner city location, Redfern is fast becoming home to a generation of cultural creatives. 

This two hour architecture walk explores the changing landscape of Redfern's built environment.This transformation is epitomised by the presence of award winning designer homes and commercial premises, state of the art community facilities and a potpourri of retro shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.


Meeting Point: The Clock Tower, Redfern Post Office, 101-103 George Street, Redfern NSW 2016
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Saturday 12 August 2017
Tickets: $25 (public) / $20 (Seniors / Students) / AAA Members Free
Please note: Students to present Student ID on the day.

Click here to book your place on the tour.

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  • Article Text: Vanessa Couzens & AAA tour text
  • Image: National Centre of Indigenous Excellence
  • Photographer: Vanessa Couzens
  • Logo Source: Sydney Indesign