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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.

TOUR DETAILS

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

NSW: At Home With the Architect Visits Balmain

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This months NSW At Home with the Architect, takes place on Sunday 25 June. Visit 'Screen House' designed by Carter Williamson Architects in Balmain.

The residential project comprising of alterations and additions to a weatherboard cottage, is named for its bespoke black perforated screens. These have been designed from a photographic image taken and loved by the clients.

The modest traditional street facade conceals a dramatic contemporary transformation to the interiors and rear outdoor spaces, that are designed to accommodate a growing family and facilitate a sense privacy for the inhabitants.

ABOUT CARTER WILLIAMSON 

Carter Williamson Architects is a small award winning architecture practice based in Summer Hill, established by Shaun Carter in 2004.

The practice works across a wide range of project types including, residential, commercial and retail spaces. They have also completed projects in the cultural sector - including photographic exhibitions, architectural festivals and set design, as well as the humanitarian fields through the design of sustainable flat-pack housing prototypes.

TOUR DETAILS

Location: Balmain, 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 25 June 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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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.

Home Design includes a comprehensive editorial overview of the best houses, apartments, interiors and products from around Australia blended with an international flavour of overseas architecture and products.

Be inspired and informed on the latest thinking in design, subscribe to the bi-monthly magazine by clicking here.

NSW: AAA Walks in the Australian Heritage Festival 2017

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In May the Australian Architecture Association will taking part in The Australian Heritage Festival, one of the nations biggest annual community-driven heritage festivals. This year the AAA will help festival participants to discover two hundred years of Sydney’s built history on the Walk Through Time tour. Join an Australian Architecture Association trained tour guide on Saturday 13 May or Wednesday 17 May, to discover how architecture has helped shape the landscape of the city.

Starting at one of the oldest remaining buildings of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks, you will look at Sydney's humble start as a convict colony and how the architecture became more and more decorative during the Victorian period.

The 20th Century brought us influences from the overseas such as Beaux-Arts, Art Deco and modernism. We will show you post-war development of modernist thinking and the way post-modernism reacted against it. 

Looking at the Sydney Hilton and the Queen Victoria Building, you will discover how architects converted existing buildings and gave them a breath of new life.

Throughout the two hours, you will appreciate masterpieces of different architectural styles by different architects and witness how technological advances, economic and political forces shaped our city.

ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL

The Australian Heritage Festival 2017 was officially launched at Government House, Canberra on Tuesday 18 April. Organised by the Australian Government in association with the National Trust, the 2017 Australian Heritage Festival theme is 'Having a Voice' and recognises the many narratives that have shaped NSW.

NSW’s contribution to the festival sees over 500 events, 330 event organisers and up to 200,000 visitors each year attend the state’s celebration of heritage. Click here to check out the events taking place over the festival.

TOUR DETAILS:

Location: Meet at Hyde Park Barracks, in front of the main gate, 12 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Time: 10.00am - 12.00pm
Dates:
Saturday 13 May 2017
Wednesday 17 May 2017
Tickets: $25 (Public) / $20 (Senoirs) / $15 (Students) / AAA Members Free

Don’t miss out click here to secure your place on the Saturday tour or click here to join the Wednesday tour.

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  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Image: The Nightingale Wing of the Sydney Hospital - Australia's oldest hospital
  • Logo Source: The Australian Heritage Festival website