Support Week 2 of Keep Architecture Open 2018

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Last week the Australian Architecture Association announced the launch of our annual 'Keep Architecture Open' fund raising campaign. 

We are looking to raise $15,000, which will be used to help us continue to deliver and develop our unique program of architectural walks, tours and events.

As a not-for-profit organisation we rely on your continuing support to help us provide unique opportunities to learn about architecture and the built environment and keep opening the doors on contemporary design.

We aren't just asking you to give away your money! Instead the AAA wants to reward you for your generous donation to our annual appeal. Each week of the campaign we will be adding new treats to tempt you!

This week we are adding the below rewards:

02A getaway

You won't want to miss out on this weeks fabulous reward, a luxury getaway in country Victoria along with tickets for AAA walking tours.

Hepburn at Hepburn is an adult's only retreat that sets the precedent in five star accommodation with modern technology, distinctive architecture and sophisticated design that is captured in the 14 opulent villas.

North west of Melbourne the historic town of Hepburn Springs is located in the middle of one of Australia's largest concentrations of mineral springs. Indulge yourself by tasting the health-giving waters, enjoy one the luxury spas or delight your taste buds at one of the decadent food and wine establishments.

Check out Hepburn at Hepburn by visiting

Please note booking will be subject to availability.

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $790 Getaway + Walks reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page. 

02C toy

The ultimate gift for budding architects or the design enthusiast looking to indulge their inner child! This Lego Architecture model is in it's original sealed box and has never been assembled.


2009 marks the 50th anniversary of one of New York City’s best-known museums, the Solomon R. Guggenheim®. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, one of the greatest architects of the 20th century, the museum opened just six months after he passed away.

This intricately built LEGO® model, co-developed and designed by architect Adam Reed Tucker, celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s innovative vision and organic architectural style. 

The assembled Solomon R. Guggenheim museum model stands 4" (102 mm) tall on a gray and black base with 

printed name label and includes a booklet with facts about the building, its construction and its history.

Perfect for any New Yorker, world tourist or architecture fan!

  • Replica of real-world architectural landmark Solomon R. Guggenheim museum!
  • Booklet included with details on design and history (English language only)
  • Measures 4" (10.2cm) tall, 5.6" (14.3cm) wide and 3.1" (8cm) deep

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $300 Lego Architecture 21004 Guggenheim Museum reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

02B books

Support the AAA's 'Keep Architecture Open' fundraising campaign and reward yourself with two vintage books on one of America's greatest architects Frank Lloyd Wright. Immerse yourself in the projects completed by this iconic designer.

Click here to read an Amazon description of 'The Life and Works of Frank Lloyd Wright' by Maria Constantino.
Click here to read an Amazon description of 'Frank Lloyd Wright: A Visual Encyclopedia' by Iain Thomson.


Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $300 Books Frank Lloyd Wright reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

02D art2

Support the Australian Architecture Association and own an original artwork by Australian artist Craig Couzens.


‘Alice Meets the Caterpillar’ is a lino print that forms part of artist, Craig Couzens’ Alice in Wonderland Series (12 prints). The classic children’s tale ‘Alice in Wonderland’ still resinates with young and old. The twelve prints in the series describe several of the major points of interest in the tale. The Caterpillar helps Alice to either shrink or grow by deciding which piece of the mushroom to eat.


Craig Couzens is an emerging print artist based in the regional NSW city Wagga Wagga.

Passionate about elevating the profile of fine art printing, his work is produced using archival inks and paper. 

Craig’s work has been exhibited in a number of public group shows, as well as in successful solo exhibitions in 2017 and 2018. His work is included in numerous private collections in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland.


Artwork Name: ‘Alice Meets the Caterpillar’ A/P Edn of 6 (Signed by the artist)
Art Type: Linotile
Printed on Fabriano paper (230gsm)
Print Size: H 15cm x W 15cm

Framed Size: H 32.5cm x W 32cm
Archival (black) ink
Artist: Craig Couzens
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Notes for abbreviations:
A/P = Artist proof

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $150 Lino Print ‘Alice Meets the Caterpillar’ reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

02E tshirt

Now you can wear your love of architecture and design and donate to Keep Architecture Open 2018

The exclusive AAA t-shirt has been printed by the Australian firm Pistol Clothing with a graphic designed by AAA volunteer and designer Vanessa Couzens. Called ‘Ode to Utzon’ the structuralist image was inspired by Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s iconic Sydney Opera House.


Men's premium fitted fashion tee, double stitched in cool blue 150gm100% Combed Cotton. Pre-shrunk.
Women's premium fitted fashion tee, double stitched in cool blue 150gm 100% Combed Cotton. Pre-shrunk.

Sizes available:

(Width – Arm to Arm)

Womens T-Shirt

Size 10 45.5cm (only 2 available)
Size 12 48 cm (only 2 available)
Size 14 51 cm (only 2 available)

Mens T-Shirt
Small 46cm (only 3 available)
Medium 50cm (only 3 available)

Click here to visit the Keep Architecture Open 2018 donation page. Select the $60 AAA T-Shirt reward by clicking on the box and then selecting the link to visit the payment page.

Don't want to claim a reward? Just want to make a donation? Please follow the link below and donate as little as $10 to our campaign.



Don't forget to share this campaign with your friends/colleagues to help spread the word to donate.

Keep Architecture Open

At Home With The Architect Visits Newtown

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This month 'At Home With The Architect' invites you to meet architect Jason Blake, of Jason Blake Architecture and explore his renovation and additions to a Victorian terrace residence in Newtown. Taking place on Sunday 23 September you'll discover that good things do come in small packages!

Sitting on a site under 130 square metres in size, the challenge was to design a home which incorporated contemporary interiors, natural daylighting and spaces that 'feel' generous yet are efficient.

The design of the second level addition of a bedroom and ensuite along with rear living and kitchen spaces, intentionally utilises different construction to visually differentiate between what is old and what is new. The historical character of the residence from the street is not compromised.

Jason described the project as 'an eight year labour of love' and the home reflects a strong influence of Japanese architecture and craftsmanship. The residence incorporates clever 'borrowed' spaces and attention to detail, in particular in it's carpentry.


Jason Blake Architecture is a small studio practice based in the inner west suburb Marrickville and was established by Jason Blake in 2000.

The firm undertakes all types of residential building, including detached houses, terraces, semi-detached houses, and apartments. Their work has been featured in publications and TV programs and has also been the recipient of architectural and industry awards.

Jason is also a licenced builder and in 2011 established JBA Construct which allows the practice to provide a full service from design right through to construction delivery.


Location: Newtown, 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 23 September 2018
Tickets: $35 (Early Bird) / $45 (Public) / $30 (AAA Members)

Don't miss your opportunity to experience this private residence, numbers are limited.

Book your place on the tour, click here.

  • Article: Vanessa Couzens
  • Images: Newtown residence designed by Jason Blake Architecture (Photographer: Vanessa Couzens)