Philip Drew - Architectural Writer, Critic and Historian
TWENTY SHADES OF VERANDA
In this exploration of the history of the Veranda, Philip Drew traces its etymological and built development. He discusses the Arab origins as well as that from Britain through its colonialism. The depth is left to the study of Australian development from first settlement, through to Murcutt’s transformation of it into the veranda house.
Philip draws this history into what he describes as Australia’s veranda culture and raises the challenge to architects as to how they can respond to the changing climatic outcomes as a result of global warming.
John Gamble - Lecturer, Small Design Practice UNSW
Alvar Aalto - Inclusive Formal Structures: An Analysis
In 2008/2009 John Gamble held a Visiting Researcher position in the Aalto Foundation in Helsinki, Finland, and in 2014 completed a PhD titled ‘Alvar Aalto: Formal structure and a methodical development of an inclusive architecture’. In this talk, John explores this thesis using a project completed by Alvar Aalto in the Finnish town of Jyvaskyla.
Philip Thalis - Hill Thalis Architecture + urban projects
Architecture and Making the City
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.
Philip 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.
Ray Brown- architectus
No. 1 Bligh St Sydney
This talk was recorded live as one of the AAA Short Black talk series, architects in their space.
Ray Brown, a director at Architectus, takes us through the design development process for the building at 1 Bligh Street, Sydney, addressing the elements of collaboration, site orientation and the city grid, the views, public space, public art, floor space requirements, a sense of place for people and innovation for sustainability.
The building has achieved 6 Star Green Star rating and stands as a new icon in the cityscape of Sydney.