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.
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.
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.