architecture

“Call us dull, call us sellouts, call us gentrifiers – just don’t call us copycats” Our lust for originality is wrecking the city, delivering a rash of formally new but ultimately anti-urban hideous skyline baubles reducing city-making to a spectacle of super-size billboard branding gestures while inhibiting the multiplication of good ideas. Click here

Sydney Urbanity & Architecture

Is architecture is failing contemporary Sydney? Part One     There is no doubt that the City of Sydney and its harbour are magnificent to behold. (click on the photo to enlarge). The mix of built structures really makes for a view that demands you take the time to stare, contemplate and to just enjoy … Continue reading Sydney Urbanity & Architecture

Post-Soviet Architecture

Review: Book The Butt-Ugly Allure of Post-Soviet Architecture The photographs of architecture of the Post-Soviet era. There’s a review in WIRED online of a book. To quote: Frank Herfort moved to Moscow with no intention to make a book. Like all photographers, the German-born artist always keeps one eye open for potential subjects, but making … Continue reading Post-Soviet Architecture

Architecture & Awards

Opinion Piece on the state of Australian Architecture Awards  It was while standing in front of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), that it occurred to me that the extension, which includes the new entrance, had not figured in awards. I am fully aware of the controversies about how these extensions came about. Should any … Continue reading Architecture & Awards