Julian Lipscombe - Director: Bennetts Associates Architects UK
AAA Special Talk - A Journey to Shakespeare JL1201
This talk was recorded live at a special event organised by the Australian Architecture Association (AAA).
Julian Lipscombe joined Bennetts Associates in 1992 and became a director in 2002. In this talk he provides insight into the influences and themes that affect the architecture of Bennetts Associates, as well as their approach to the development of best of class architecture.
He illustrates all of this through his comprehensive explanation of the processes surrounding the competition, design, development & construction of the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford upon Avon in England.
Philip Thalis - Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects
Architecture and Making the City PT1209
In this talk, recorded at Newcastle University, Philip talks about his practice, his concerns about architecture, about architecture in the city and about the authentic voice that architects have advocating the value of architecture in the city.
He discusses the many challenges and difficulties that architects face and how architects should understand the contribution they make by looking straight at the centre of architecture in the city and evaluation what role they play. He talks about the city and how the city is made of different intersecting elements & values and the foundation role of geography.
Steve King – UNSW
Moisture Movement and Condensation SK1302
With improving standards of thermal performance, there is increasing risk of moisture related problems in building construction. These problems emerged some years ago in America and Europe, and most recently at catastrophic scale in New Zealand. Is Australia next? The Australian Buildings Control Board certainly thinks so, in spite of declining to include relevant requirements in the BCA.
In 2012 the Australian Institute of Architects collaborated with the ABCB to produce a non-mandatory advisory Handbook. This presentation explains and illustrates some of the principles covered in that Handbook, and some that are not.
The presenter Steve King makes the science accessible and even entertaining, while alerting practitioners to the urgency of taking the problem very seriously indeed.
Heather Whitely Robertson - Head of Creative Learning, MCA Sydney
Learning Spaces - MCA Sydney WR1304
Heather is the current Head Of Creative Learning at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). She is responsible for driving the strategic development of learning programs for the MCA's new National Centre for Creative Learning (NCCL).
Heather joined the MCA in 2011 after working for arts and design institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum London, Open House London, the Tate Modern London, and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Heather's talk explores the implications of design in creating learning environments within cultural institutions.
Kim Crestani - Order Architects
SEPP:65 Design Quality of Residential Flat Development KC0505
Kim Crestani, of Order Architects, was an advisor on the Inner West Council’s Design Review panel, on residential flat buildings and SEPP 65 legislation. In her lecture, Kim provides an overview of those apartment building design principles, addressed in SEPP 65, which she considers to be of greatest importance. An interview is conducted with Kim regarding her experiences as an advisor on the SEPP 65 panel. Insight, into the purpose and workings of SEPP 65 panels, is provided. The roles, that architects, developers and councilors play in the design, approval and construction of apartment buildings, are discussed. By referring to apartment buildings, designed by Order Architects, and her experiences while reviewing residential buildings by other architects and designers, Kim is able to give a thorough understanding of all the factors which contribute to successful apartment design.
Steve King – UNSW
Sustainable Australian Architecture SK1301
Australian architects have been remarkably successful working in Asia. At least some of that success appears to derive from a historical tendency to market credentials in sustainability. Steve King asks the question: where do these skills come from? His answer is a highly personal history of Australian architecture since World War II. He draws attention to early leadership in building science, a search for Australian architectural identity by reference to our region and the benefits of a vigorous multiculturalism. But more unusually, he identifies the contribution of the Australian experience with heritage conservation, building new communities on the edge of our cities, and the determination to develop all world-class skills through projects of national significance.
Rex Addison – Architect
3 IN A POCKET RA0528
“The influences and thoughts behind the design and construction of three buildings, sited side by side, in a back pocket of land in the Brisbane suburb of Taringa.”
Rex Addison’s architecture demonstrates construction ingenuity, sensitivity to climate and a unique understanding of form. In addition to these attributes, his architecture tells the story of his life. The journey begins in his backyard in Brisbane, where as a child he helped his father and grandfather build various structures. From there Rex describes his architectural development from university, to his life in Papua New Guinea, and he finishes his presentation, once again, in the backyard in Brisbane where he designed his own house and studio and the neighbouring house. During this journey, Rex is influenced by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Papua New Guinean climate and the traditional timber building stock of Brisbane and as a result develops unique methods of construction and a distinctive palette of materials.
Bryan Ahern - Registered Arbitrator and Mediator
Dealing with Disputes - Bryan Ahern BA0931
Bryan Ahern is an experienced mediator and arbitrator within the building industry.In this talk he presents an overview of the general principles and fundamental rules of the management of disputes. As much as we would like to prevent or avoid disputes or differences – they will always occur. Understand how to manage disputes. Consider just what is a “dispute” and understand what is meant by and how to use “Alternative Dispute Resolution” (ADR). Learn how to use ADR systems internal to your organization.