Architecture

Architects and their clients are now invited to submit commercial, residential, heritage, environmentally sound and public projects for feature on the channel.

Each program will feature project reviews, interviews with the design team, aspects of the construction and a mini-documentary of the project.

From single innovative residential projects to large scale monumental landmarks, all project types will be considered. In some cases, sponsors may be sought to meet the costs of production.

If you would like your project featured on ArchiTel please contact us.

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    Episode 125: MPavilion 2017 – Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten

    MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, supported by City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria, through Creative Victoria and ANZ. Every year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions an outstanding architect to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.

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    Episode 124: Leon van Schaik – RMIT

    In this episode of Architecture and Education, Jan Henderson will discuss RMIT and it’s architectural research program with Professor Leon Van Schaik AO. Professor Van Schaik promotes local and international architectural culture.

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    Episode 123: Glenn Murcutt’s Mosque

    The Australian Islamic Centre is an initiative by the Newport Islamic Society (NIS). The new Centre (Australian Islamic Centre) will have considerable benefits to the entire community in Hobsons Bay and specific benefits to the local Muslim Community. It will also have benefits with reaching effects to many residents of Melbourne. The centre is designed by Glenn Murcutt, one of the world’s most renowned architects, in collaboration with Hakan Elevli of Elevli+ Architects.

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    Episode 122: STREAT – Collingwood

    STREAT is an organisation setup to support and help homeless and disadvantaged youth across Melbourne and Australia by giving them the help they need to gain skills and experience in the hospitality industry. STREAT was started in 2009 by Rebecca Scott & Kate Barrelle.

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    Episode 121: RMIT Bundoora West – Student Housing

    In this episode of ArchiTel we visit the new student residential facility at RMIT’s West Bundoora campus, known as Walert House, and operated by Unilodge. Designed by Richard Middleton of Richard Middleton Architects, the facility was built on a tight timeline of only 14 months.

    The facility provides accommodation in 280 rooms over three wings of the building, carefully located in an historically sensitive site that features an aboriginal heritage trail and 500 year old native redgum trees, providing further challenges to the design and construction process. Generous recreation and shared space is provided on each of 6 levels.

    The building has been recognised in awards recently, including the AIA Victorian Chapter Awards. Receiving the Best Overend Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Housing, the facility is now regarded as an exemplar of modern vertical student accommodation.

  • Episode 120: Helen Lochhead – UNSW

    In this episode of Architecture and Education, Jan Henderson will discuss UNSW and its architectural program with the Dean of the Built Environment, Helen Lochhead. Professor Helen Lochhead is an Australian architect, urban and landscape designer.

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    Episode 119: Queensland State Velodrome

    This week we look at The new Queensland State Velodrome. The Velodrome is located alongside the Brisbane Super X BMX Track at Sleeman Sports Complex and will provide a new centre of excellence for cycling in Queensland. As Queensland’s first indoor velodrome, this new world class facility will attract elite training squads and competition events to further the development of cycling in Queensland. The new velodrome will be more than just a track cycling facility and the in-field area will have capacity to provide for a range of additional sport and recreation uses through the provision of mixed-use sports courts.

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    Episode 118: John Redmond – Sydney Uni

    Professor John Redmond commenced as Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning on the 30th of August 2010, bringing a wealth of experience in University management and academic leadership. His own work has been particularly focussed on industrial design but has also covered communications design and the design of environments.

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    Episode 117: Julie Willis – Melb Uni

    Julie Willis is an authority on the history of Australian architecture 1890-1950 and has undertaken significant projects researching the development of modern hospital architecture in Australia; the importance of small public buildings in community and civic identity; architecture during wartime and its subsequent impact on practice and production; and the embodiment of nationalism and identity in Australian government architecture.

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    Episode 116: Timothy Moore – Melbourne Design Week 2017

    This week on Architel Jan Henderson talks with the Melbourne Design Week 2017 Satellite Program Curator, Timothy Moore. Melbourne Design Week is developed by the Departments of Contemporary Design and Architecture and Public Programs at the NGV. An initiative of the NGV in collaboration with the Victorian Government, the annual ten-day program consisted of talks by leading design experts, […]

  • Episode 115: Shigeru Ban – SCAF Exhibition

    This week on Architel Jan Henderson talks with Japanese architect Shigeru Ban. Shigeru is known for his innovative work with paper, particularly recycled cardboard tubes used to quickly and efficiently house disaster victims. He was profiled by Time magazine in their projection of 21st century innovators in the field of architecture and design.

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    Episode 114: Architects Overseas – Donald Bates

    LAB Architecture Studio is an international architectural practice pursuing the formulation of original, challenging contemporary building projects. as architects and urban designers, our principle aim is to provide the spatial imagination necessary for constructing a new sensibility towards designing innovative and viable buildings within the confines of real world constraints and opportunities.

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    Episode 113: Architects Overseas – Peddle Thorpe

    Peddle Thorpe’s organisational structure combines the experience of specialist business units; Health Science Planning Consultants (HSPC), Peddle Thorp Interior Design (PTID) and Sustainable Built Environments (SBE) with their core architectural practice. They operate throughout Oceania, Asia and the Middle East and service a diverse set of clients and cultures.

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    Episode 112: NSW Government Architect – Peter Poulet

    This week on ArchiTel we talk with the NSW Government Architect, Peter Poulet. Poulet is the 23rd NSW Government Architect and has over 30 years’ experience in Australia and Japan in both private and government architectural offices. As the Government Architect, Peter provides independent and impartial government perspective and advice on the built environment and heritage to […]

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    Episode 111: Architects Overseas – DKO

    DKO Architecture is one of Australia’s leading design practices and specialises in residential architecture. DKO has been responsible for some of Australia’s most innovative apartment buildings and living environments and in recent years their work has included major commissions throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Principal Architect, Koos de Keijzer is highly regarded as an industry leader; he is passionate about developing innovative solutions that respond to the richness, complexity and diversity of the Australian lifestyle.

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    Episode 110: 200 George Street Sydney

    In this episode we examine the challenging journey to create a unique facade for 200 George Street, by Mirvac. The building is located in the heart of Sydney and showcases cutting-edge building technologies including a world first in kinetic facade design. The building has been designed by Richard Francis-Jones,in collaboration with Permasteelisa, Somfy and Accoya. 200 George Street is a new breed of office building, rejecting the alienation of the cold metallic box in favour of a warm, more human form.

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    Episode 109: Newport Mosque-Hakan Elevli

    Jan talks with architect Hakan Elevli on The Australian Islamic Centre at the Nation Gallery of Victoria. This contemporary building sets out to explore a new Australian Islam, challenging our notions of historical architectural typologies and aesthetics. Hakan has made sure that the building respects the fundamental principles and requirements of Islamic architecture, but has gone above and beyond the semiotic language of a traditional mosque through carrying out a progressive vision for architecture as a tool for intercultural development and dialogue.

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    Episode 108: Newport Mosque-Glenn Murcutt

    In this week’s episode, Jan talks with renowned architect, Glenn Murcutt at his exhibition on The Australian Islamic Centre, which is being held at the Nation Gallery of Victoria. The building sets out to pave the way for a new architectural language in contemporary Australian Islam, challenging our preconceptions of historical architectural typologies and aesthetics. The Australian Islamic Centre still respects the fundamental principles and requirements of Islamic architecture, but Murcutt has gone beyond the semiotic language of a traditional mosque through carrying out a progressive vision for architecture as a tool for intercultural development and dialogue.

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    Episode 107: Sydney Opera House renewal

    This weeks episode explores the planned renewal for the Sydney Opera House. The Sydney Opera House has been home to some of the most inspiring performances over the last 40 years, but the star turn remains the building itself. We explore the intentions behind the buildings multi million dollar upgrade and how it will change and improve […]

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    Episode 106: Decor & Design 2016 with Jan Henderson

    In this week’s episode, Jan Henderson will review a range of her favourite stands from the Decor & Design 2016 exhibition including, Flux 8, Space To Create, Australian Mother of Pearl Co, Dreamlux Optic Fibre, Jenny Jones Rugs and Instant Shade Umbrellas.

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    Episode 105: Decor & Design 2016 Innovators

    In this week’s episode, we will review the latest and most innovative new products on offer from a range of our favourite exhibitors, these include MicroSeal, artist Shazia Imran, homewares and lifestyle ranges from The Spotted Quoll Studio and contemporary artist Leonie Leivenzon.

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    Episode 104: Architects Overseas – Karl Fender

    Jan talks with Karl Fender (founder of Fender Katsalidis Architects). We learn some processes behind his extensive career, the design briefs and the intricacies of designing for foreign clients in Malaysia, Thailand and China. We get to hear about some of the obstacles Karl faced while working in a foreign country. As well, we find out about the many advantages and experiences these countries are able to offer an architect.

    See Karl’s projects by visiting his firm’s website here, http://www.fkaustralia.com/

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    Episode 103: Justin Art House Museum

    In this week’s episode, Jan talks with Charles Justin (founder of SJB Architects) and his daughter, architect Elisa Justin of Justin Architecture. We learn the rationale behind the venture, the design brief and the intricacies of designing both a home and public space for an architect client. As well, we see a good number of interesting modern art works and commissioned installations on site. Inspired by the Lyon House Museum, it seems Melbourne is becoming a focus for architects with significant private art collections.

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    Episode 102: Architects Overseas – deciBel (A)))

    Jan Henderson is back with the new series, Architects Overseas in which she discusses international endeavours with notable Australian architects. In this week’s episode, Jan talks with Dylan Brady from deciBel architecture, and formerly studio505. The award winning architect speaks candidly about the joys and frustrations of working as an architect in China, Singapore and Japan, on projects […]

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    Episode 101: The Innovators DesignBUILD 2016

      DesignBUILD is back in 2016 brining together architects, designers, suppliers, manufacturers, and builders alike to stimulate networking and to push the envelope of innovation. For extended interviews about these products, click on the links below. LINAK MJS Floorcoverings Te Awa Stone TILT Industrial Design Ligna Group Gooden Industries Pixalux   This weeks story is brought […]

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    Episode 100: Architects Overseas – Caulfield Krivanek

    Jan Henderson is back with the new series, Architects Overseas in which she discusses international endeavours with notable Australian architects. This weeks episode explores the successes of Robert Caulfield’s international projects in the Middle East and China with his partnered firm, Caulfield Krivanek. With over 30 years experience, Robert has utilised his experience in developing projects such […]

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    Episode 99: The Innovators Sydney Build 2016

    Sydney Build 2016 (a leading construction expo for Sydney and New South Wales) gives platform to many exhibitors including; Safetyline Jalousie, Interpod Offsite, and Powerhouse Homes. Created in France, Safetyline Jalousie is now authorised to distribute in Australia with Adam Racomelara sharing the company’s alternative to national conventional louvre standards. Bathroom installations get innovative with Interpod Offsite‘s modular bathroom […]

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    Episode 98: Geelong Library – ARM Architecture

    Situated in the heart of Geelong’s flourishing cultural precinct, the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre (The Dome) is already a much-loved addition to the city’s cultural and architectural landscape.

    The Dome’s architect, Ian McDougall (a founding director of A.R.M. Architecture) shows us around this iconic building. Taking us through the story and challenges surrounding the construction of this seminal building.

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    Episode 97: MPavillion – Amanda Levete

    Naomi Milgrom announces the 2015 MPavilion architect, British woman Amanda Levete. Her works include Selfridges Birmingham, Lord’s Media Centre and Victoria and Albert Museum.

    Working closely with the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Architect AL_A, Arup‘s structural specialists in Melbourne and London developed the initial concept for the new MPavilion. Arup continues to have a structural review role, and is now working in collaboration with advanced composite and geometry specialists mouldCAM to realise the vision for the new MPavilion.

    Producer: Ron Brown
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    Editor: Sandi Miller

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    Episode 96: Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building-UTS

    As the first Australian building designed by Frank Gehry, one of the world’s most celebrated architects, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is a flagship project of UTS’s $1 billion City Campus Master Plan. Architel.TV talks to Daniel Beekwilder, as he discusses the energy efficiency of the design.

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    Episode 92: The Developers – Grocon. Part 2

      Grocon is Australia’s largest privately owned development, construction and funds management company. Under the experienced and watchful eye of CEO Carolyn Viney, Grocon‘s emphasis is on building for a sustainable future and ensuring we leave a positive footprint on our planet – physically and socially. In this second episode of our 2 part interview for […]

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    Episode 91: The Developers – Grocon. Part 1

    Grocon is Australia’s largest privately owned development, construction and funds management company.

    Under the experienced and watchful eye of CEO Carolyn Viney, Grocon’s emphasis is on building for a sustainable future and ensuring we leave a positive footprint on our planet – physically and socially.

    In this episode of The Developers, Jan Henderson talks with the national design manager for Grocon, David Waldren.

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    Episode 89: The Developers – SC Land

    SC Land was founded in 2000 by Lance Chu and Chenghan Tan. Since then SC Land has built a reputation for creating architecturally designed, bespoke residential projects at premier sites around Australia.

    In this episode of The Developers, Jan Henderson talks with Lance Chu and Chenghan Tan, founders of SC Land, about the relationship between Architects and Developers.

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    Episode 87: All Energy 2015

      The All Energy 2015 show was staged in Melbourne recently, and provided a wealth of new product and service offerings for building designers and the construction industry. We visited the show to talk to some of the innovators. The story features interviews with Robert Stevenson from Ecoult and Adrian Noronho from Fronius.     […]

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    Episode 86: Maison et Objet Designer of The Year

    The Designer of the Year at Maison et Objet Paris’ September show is recognised through the designer’s work in interior architecture and decor orientated areas.

    Jan Henderson was lucky enough to talk to this years winner, Dorothée Meilichzon at her magnificently designed hotel, Hotel Bachaumont. In their discussion, Dorothée talks about how her career began, the progress she has made, her company Chzon and her future projects.

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    Episode 85: The Developers – Kyp Bosci

    Kalex are the creators of detailed spaces. Their designs aim to maximise the potential of the space people live, work and play in. Collaborating with some of Australia’s best, Kalex designs for those that appreciate detail.

    In this episode, Jan Henderson talks with Kalex Director, Kyp Bosci, about what it means to be a boutique developer, past and future projects, collaborations and what he looks for in an architect.

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    Episode 82: The Developers: Iwan Sunito Pt Two

    Part One of Iwan Sunito’s video interview was extremely well-received this month. In Part Two of Jan’s discussion with the CEO and co-founder of Crown Group, Iwan discusses what he looks for in an architect, Crown’s recent projects and why multi-residential is important.

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    Episode 81: The Developers – Iwan Sunito

    Iwan Sunito is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crown Group. Together with business partner Paul Sathio, they have evolved the property group from a boutique operation to an enterprise with a multi-billion dollar development pipeline. Join Jan Henderson as she discusses with Iwan his early career, his battle through the Global Financial Crisis and why Iwan collaborates with outside architects.

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    Episode 78: The Developers-Dr. Stanley Quek 2

    In Part Two of Jan’s discussion with Dr. Stanley Quek of Frasers Property Australia, Quek discusses the future of Frasers, what he looks for in an architect, the process of choosing an architect and his previous work relationships.

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    Episode 76: The Developers-Dr. Stanley Quek 1

    As part of the developers series, this episode with Dr. Stanley Quek of Frasers Property Australia, Quek discusses Frasers Property Australia, the development of Central Park Sydney, and architects he has collaborated with.

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    Episode 75: Decor & Design 2015 Innovators

    The Decor + Design exhibition this year was recently held at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and showcased the latest interior products and furnishing from leading companies.

    Ron Brown visited the show recently to discover this year’s most innovative products, which include new and better products from Enjoy Lighting, Artisan House, Urban Road, Lladró, La Forma, and Sublime.

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    Episode 74:The Developers – Andrew Myer

    In our conversation with Melbourne developer Andrew Myer, Myer discusses getting into property development, working with Robert Mills, Plus Architecture and Bird De La Coeur and the problems that may arise on a project.

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    Episode 73:Parlour-Women in Architecture

    Karen Burns, senior lecturer at University of Melbourne and Co-founder of Parlour, discusses the website and the progress it has made for equity in the profession with ArchiTel Interiors editor, Jan Henderson.

    A place for active exchange and discussion, Parlour brings together research, informed opinion and resources on women, equity and architecture in Australia. Parlour is currently running a crowd funding campaign to support further research and their cause.

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    Episode 72: Clerehan talks Boyd

    Veteran architect Neil Clerehan still practises at 92, and remembers fondly working with Robin Boyd when he was starting out in the profession. Neil recalls those early days, the Small Home Service and the tragic end of the Grounds Romberg and Boyd practice in this revealing conversation with Dimity Reed.

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    Episode 71: Lyon Housemuseum

    ‘Lyon Housemuseum’ is a colourful and thoughtful essay on nationally acclaimed Melbourne architects Corbett Lyons bold and unique home. The home which opens weekly to the general public, showcasing his outstanding modern art collection and featuring deft camera wok of exemplary sculpture, paintings, installation and video art.

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    Episode 70: Shipping Container Apartments

    Builder and Managing Partner of Marengo Structures, Christian Salvati, has recently completed an apartment building of 6 units using 27 shipping containers in New Haven Connecticut USA.
    The story of his pioneering approach, the challenges he has faced and the solutions he has devised make this video a must see for Australian designers.

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    Episode 69: Ken Maher talks ASBEC, AIA

      Ron Brown, Executive Producer of ArchiTel TV, speaks to Ken Maher about his newly elected roles at ASBEC and the AIA. ASBEC, the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council, is the peak body of key organisations committed to a sustainable built environment in Australia. ASBEC’s membership consists of industry and professional associations, non-government organisations and government […]

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    Episode 68: Black Street – Major Home Project

      Kevin Starling, designer and builder of the $11 million major home renovation and extension at Black Street Brighton in Victoria, walks and talks viewers through the challenges of completely rebuilding, refitting and extending this major heritage-listed home. Amongst the challenges, Kevin, owner of Designology in Melbourne, had to overcome repeated building approval limitations, major […]

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    Episode 67: DesignBuild 2015 Innovators

      The DesignBuild exhibition was this year held at The Dome, Sydney Olympic Park, and featured over 250 exhibitors, including building materials, technology and interiors products. Ron Brown visited the show recently to discover this year’s most innovative products, which include new and better products from Big Ass Fans, InTrim mouldings, solar hot water from InformEnergy, […]

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    Episode 66: Manuelle Gautrand

      Recently ArchiTel Interiors editor Jan Henderson caught up with France’s Woman Architect of the Year 2014, Manuelle Gautrand in Paris.   After setting up her own firm in Lyon in 1991, Gautrand moved to Paris in 1993. She has completed projects of various types from housing and office buildings to cultural and leisure developments. […]

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    Episode 65: Frank Gehry Paris Exhibition

      The opening of the Louis Vuitton Fondation building in Paris coincided with a comprehensive retrospective exhibition of Frank Gehry’s work. It was held at the Centre Pompidou from 8 October 2014 to 26 January 2015. The exhibition is presented in six sections retracing various stages of his work from the 1960’s to present day. It includes 225 […]

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    Episode 64: MPavilion 2015-2016

      Naomi Milgrom announces the 2015 MPavilion architect, British woman Amanda Levete. Her works include Selfridges Birmingham, Lord’s Media Centre and Victoria and Albert Museum. It was announced at the Hellenic Museum, which is the permanent location of Sean Godsell ‘s first MPavilion from 2014. Working closely with the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and Architect AL_A, Arup‘s […]

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    Episode 63: Total Facilities 2015

    Total Facilities is Australia’a most comprehensive industry event for the facility professional and building team. It features the latest innovation designed for the management maintenance and sustainability of the built environment. These are some of the most innovative on display at the 2015 event in Sydney.   Producers  – Phil Rose & Ron Brown Camera & […]

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    Episode 62: WAF 2014 Perry Lethlean

      Perry Lethlean is one of four directors at T.C.L. Taylor.Cullity.Lethlean have an office in Melbourne and Adelaide, which is made up of 4 directors and a team of landscape architects and urban designers. They have been collaborating and creating landscape architecture and urban design since 1989. T.C.L won the Landscape of the Year for the National […]

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    Episode 61: Frank Gehry in Paris

      Ron Brown recently visited Frank Gehry’s Fondation Louis Vuitton building, which opened in Paris in October 2014. It is adjacent to the Jardin d’Acclimatation in the Bois de Boulogne. In 2006, the Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH) group created the Foundation Louis Vuitton to sponsor the design and build. The 2 storey structure has 11 […]

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    Episode 60: MPavilion’s First Year

    Naomi Milgrom is the owner, chair and chief executive of the Sussan Group.  In 2014, she established the Naomi Milgrom Foundation and commissioned the build of the MPavilion inspired by Julia Peyton-Jones work in London at the Serpentine Gallery.  Collaborating with Robert Buckingham, the creative director and Sean Godsell the architect, the MPavilion was completed. Jan Henderson […]

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    Episode 59: WAF 2014 Richard Francis-Jones FJMT

    Richard Francis-Jones is one of the Design Directors at the award-winning architectural firm FJMT. Since graduating from the University of Sydney in 1985, Francis-Jones has worked for firms in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Under his leadership, FJMT has won several awards and competitions, including the Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Buildings, the […]

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    Episode 58: WAF 2014 James Grose BVN

    James Grose is the National Director of BVN. He has worked across a full range of project types and scales, including the Brain and Mind institute at the University of Sydney and the Kinghorn Cancer Centre project. In the 1980s, he started his own practice together with his wife Nicola Bradley, focusing mainly on residential architecture. […]

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    Episode 57: WAF 2014 Rob Backhouse Hassell

    Robert Backhouse is the managing director of international design practice Hassell. He is known for his reputation for design leadership and has completed international projects in Australia and Asia. He has worked for multinationals such as ANZ, BHP Billiton, Westpac and Medibank.  In 2011, he was awarded with the DIA fellowship. Robert’s broad portfolio of […]

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    Episode 56: WAF 2014 Nik Karalis Woods Bagot

    Nik Karalis is the Global Design Director at Woods Bagot. After working across five continents, Karalis developed a worldly perspective on architecture that incorporates both global and local cultural aspects of living. His portfolio is a diverse collection of civic, architectural and interior projects, including Australian landmarks like the Melbourne Exhibition Centre. Throughout his career he […]

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    Episode 55: WAF 2014 – Michael Heenan AJ+C

    Michael Heenan is Allen Jack+Cottier’s CEO, a Principal of the company. He is an award-winning architect whose sector-spanning portfolio features everything from masterplanning to aged care design, student accommodation architecture, residential, sports and recreation projects, and urban design. His design for Berry Sports and Recreation Hall was named Best Sports Building at the World Architecture Festival (2009). […]

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    The Sustainability Report: Dick Clarke

      Dick Clarke is the principal designer of Envirotecture based in Sydney. Dick is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings. Dick holds a Master of Sustainable Futures degree (by research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS), on the topic of the effect of state […]

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    Episode 54: WAF 2014 – Neri & Hu

    Founded in 2004 by partners Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu, Neri&Hu Design and Research Offices an inter-disciplinary architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China. Neri&Hu works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services. Currently working on projects in many countries. Lyndon Neri received a Master of Architecture at Harvard University and […]

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    Retrofit & Refurb 2014: The Innovators

      Across Australia we are seeing investment in the retrofit of thousands of older buildings in a bid to cut energy usage and reduce emissions. The Retrofit and Refurb 2014 Conference is two days of case studies and many stands showing the benefits and technologies available to Architects. ArchiTel covered some of the top companies […]

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    The Sustainability Report: Tone Wheeler

    Tone Wheeler one of Australia’s foremost environmental designers of houses and has had a leading role in shaping the future of his profession, through a number of professional bodies, including the Australian Institute of Architects and as a lecturer. In his day job at Environa Studio, which he runs with wife and fellow architect Jan […]

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    Episode 53: Women – Caroline Pidcock

    In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson and Emine Mehmet examine the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling! In this eighth episode in the series, Emine talks with Sydney architect, Caroline Pidcock, about her practice, sustainability and her future endeavours. Caroline is currently the director at Pidcock […]

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    The Sustainability Report: Tina Perinotto

      Publisher and Managing Editor of The Fifth Estate, Tina Perinotto is one of the most experienced people in sustainable property journalism. She has covered sustainable property and business issues for more than 20 years for Australia’s most influential business publications including The Australian Financial Review, where she wrote a weekly opinion column, mainly on sustainability. Tina now runs […]

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    The Sustainability Report: Patrick Blanc

    Patrick Blanc is a French botanist, working at the French National Centre for Scientific Research, where he specialises in plants from tropical forests. He is the modern innovator of the green wall. He is responsible for modernising and popularising the garden type.

    Blanc has brought his famous vertical gardens to projects by some of the world’s leading architects including Andrée Putman, Herzog et de Meuron, Marc Newson and Saguez et Partners, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel of the One Central Park residential towers on Sydney’s Broadway. One Central Park has become the world’s tallest vertical garden. Blanc’s eye-catching artwork completely transforms the Sydney skyline.

    Emine Mehmet spoke to Patrick Blanc, on his inspiration and philosophy behind what has made his vertical gardens so internationally popular.

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    Episode 52: Women – Shelley Penn (Part 2)

    In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson examines the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling!

    In this seventh episode in the series, Jan talks with young Melbourne sole practitioner Shelley Penn, about her practice and where her career is leading.

    Over the past 20 years, Shelley Penn has worked within the architectural profession for the advancement of architecture through her work and as a member of the Australian Institute of Architects, where she was the 2012 National President, and a National Councillor for 5 years, and started working as a sole practitioner in 1993.

    Shelley Penn has been Chair of the National Capital Authority since 2012. She has been a board member of the NCA since January 2010 and Acting Chair since October 2011. As Chair of the NCA, Ms Penn plays a crucial role in implementing the agreed recommendations contained within Canberra a Capital Place: Report of the Independent Review of the National Capital Authority by Dr Allan Hawke.

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    Episode 52: Women – Shelley Penn (Part 1)

      In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson examines the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling! In this sixth episode in the series, Jan talks with young Melbourne sole practitioner Shelley Penn. Over the past 20 years, Shelley Penn has worked within the architectural profession […]

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    Episode 51: Women – Clare & Karen from MA

    In this fifth program in the series, Jan talks with Melbourne duo Clare McAllister and Karen Alcock from MA Architects.

    Clare places a strong emphasis on the critical role of design in architectural practice. Clare was a founding director of Neometro Architects and spent 20 years helping establish the firm as a leader in multi-unit residential design. Clare has also been a juror for the AIA awards. Clare has an interest in Environmentally Sustainable Design and has gained certification as a Greenstar Accredited Professional.

    Karen established MAA with Clare after 10 years working together as co-directors of Neometro Architects. Karen and Clare work collaboratively on all projects and in addition to a strong design focus, Karen also brings to the practice strengths in construction detailing, coordinating project documentation and delivery and practice management. Karen has been involved in a number of AIA committees, has been a juror for the AIA awards, and is an examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria.

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    The Sustainability Report: Emine Mehmet

    In this new series, which we’ve called The Sustainability Report, our Sustainability Editor Eminé Mehmet gives her views on the state of progress in the push for greater responsibility by architects, designers and property industry players towards sustainable design of our buildings. Eminé will report monthly on trends, developments, products and projects of interest in this field.

    Eminé believes Sustainability should be easily accessible to everyone, not just the experts. Focusing on ‘spreading the word’, Eminè helps decipher the green maze, bringing it back to ‘grass roots’ level through colourful and practical formulas. With a long career in Interior Design, she has worked for companies such as developer Meriton Apartments in Sydney and Queensland and International Architecture and Design Firm, Woods Bagot, in Sydney and Canberra.

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    Episode 50: Women – Rebecca Naughtin

    In this fourth program in the series, Jan talks with young Melbourne sole practitioner Rebecca Naughtin. Rebecca graduated from RMIT in 2004. She became registered in 2007 and began her involvement in the Institute in 2008 as a member of the Education Committee. Rebecca has been an examiner for the Architects Registration Board of Victoria since 2007, and is a National Program of Assessment (NPrA) Monitor. She is an excellent role model for other young emerging architects through her involvement with the Australian Institute of Architects activities as she sits on the Education Committee, the VIC Chapter Women in Architecture Constructive Mentor Program (CMP) and the CMP Advisory panel. Her contribution to the education of architecture is extensive as she teaches at Monash University in Professional Studies and also is a Co-ordinator, tutor and lecturer for Professional Practice at RMIT.

    Rebecca was awarded the Institute’s 2013 Victorian Emerging Architects Prize. This was in acknowledgement that she has upheld excellence in a significant number of areas that is not widely recognised. The Jury appreciated and valued Rebecca on her contribution across the whole range of spaces including the practice of architecture, education and mentoring.

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    Episode 49: Women – Fiona Dunin

    In the third program, Jan Henderson talks with Fiona Dunin who established fmd architects in 2005 with a focus on design intensive projects of varying scales and types.

    Fiona merges the two disciplines of interior design and architecture. Her experience is diverse, with a range of projects including residential, major retail and institutional projects over the last 20 years. The detailed nature of her work, coupled with her extensive research into materials and product development is reflected in the rich interiors and architecture produced.

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    Episode 48: Women – Dimity Reed (Part 2)

    In this second program in the series, Jan talks with Dimity Reed, architect and urban planner, who was a founder of the Association of Women In Architecture in the 1970’s. Prof Reed has a long list of credits to her name, as former Professor of Urban Design at RMIT, as President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Victoria, 1984-198, as Architecture Commentator, ABC Radio, as Member, Design, Amenity and Integration Panel, Melbourne Docklands 1987 – 2003, as Member, Design, Amenity and Integration Panel, VicUrban 2003 – 2006, as Board Member, Urban and Regional Land Corporation, 2002 – 2003, as a Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Planning Division, as Chair, Victorian Council of the Arts, 1985-1992, as Member, Melbourne City Council Housing Advisory Committee and as Board Member, Renewable Energy Authority amongst many other appointments and accolades.

    Dimity frankly and wittily recalls the history of the struggle of women in architecture over the past more than 40 years to achieve equality in status and opportunity in the profession in Australia.

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    Episode 47: Women – Dimity Reed (Part 1)

    In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson examines the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling!

    In this second program in the series, Jan talks with Dimity Reed, architect and urban planner, who was a founder of the Association of Women In Architecture in the 1970’s. Prof Reed has a long list of credits to her name, as former Professor of Urban Design at RMIT, as President of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Victoria, 1984-198, as Architecture Commentator, ABC Radio, as Member, Design, Amenity and Integration Panel, Melbourne Docklands 1987 – 2003, as Member, Design, Amenity and Integration Panel, VicUrban 2003 – 2006, as Board Member, Urban and Regional Land Corporation, 2002 – 2003, as a Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Planning Division, as Chair, Victorian Council of the Arts, 1985-1992, as Member, Melbourne City Council Housing Advisory Committee and as Board Member, Renewable Energy Authority amongst many other appointments and accolades.

    Dimity frankly and wittily recalls the history of the struggle of women in architecture over the past more than 40 years to achieve equality in status and opportunity in the profession in Australia.

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    Episode 46: Venice Biennale launches

    The AIA has been working hard behind-the-scenes to create this year’s Venice Biennale exhibition without the infrastructure of a permanent building, as it is currently under reconstruction. The need to mount an exhibition that must run for six months instead of the usual three has thrown extra challenges at the creative and organisational teams behind this year’s effort.

    Jan Henderson attended the launch of the Biennale effort and spoke to some of the key participants in the team, whose creative solution is unique and breath-taking.

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    Episode 45: Dulux Colour Awards 2014

    The 28th annual Dulux Colour Awards were announced recently, across 9 categories, and ArchiTel Interiors Editor Jan Henderson was there on the night to capture the excitement and the responses of some of the winners.

    With a star-studded judging panel consisting of Callum Fraser (Ellenberg Fraser architects), Daniel Dalla Riva (UNO), Geoffrey Carran (artist), Claire Sullivan (Design Folio NZ) and Daimon Downey (Sneaky Sound System), the awards represented a cross-section of practices and approaches, but the Grand Prix Winner, McBride Charles Ryan, took out three categories, so it was clearly their night. Our report highlights some of the best visuals of the winning entries.

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    Episode 44: Women – Justine Clark (Part 2)

    In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson examines the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling!

    In Part Two of the first program, Jan continues her talk with Justine Clark.

    Justine is an independent architectural editor, writer and critic. She is a Chief Investigator on the research project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership, which she is undertaking in her capacity as an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. She was editor of Architecture Australia, the national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects from 2003 to early 2011, having been involved in the magazine since 2000. She received the National Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media in 2011 and in 2009.

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    Episode 43: Women – Justine Clark (Part 1)

    In this new series, Women in Architecture, Jan Henderson examines the issues facing women in the profession, and whether there really is a glass ceiling!

    In the first program, Jan talks with Justine Clark, convenor of Parlour. Justine is an independent architectural editor, writer and critic. She is a Chief Investigator on the research project Equity and Diversity in the Australian Architecture Profession: Women, Work and Leadership, which she is undertaking in her capacity as an honorary senior research fellow at the University of Melbourne. She was editor of Architecture Australia, the national magazine of the Australian Institute of Architects from 2003 to early 2011, having been involved in the magazine since 2000. She received the National Bates Smart Award for Architecture in the Media in 2011 and in 2009.

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    Episode 42: Melbourne Now – Simone LeAmon

    In this episode, Jan Henderson meets Simone LeAmon, Consultative Curator at the Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, to discuss her role in creating arguably the most exciting and engaging exhibition of architecture, design and urban planning issues Melbourne has ever seen.

    For over twenty years, Simone LeAmon has been engaged in a range of commercial and cultural productions in both the local and international worlds of art and design – from product design to site-specific and interior design, jewellery, limited edition collectibles, and design-artwork for exhibition. Her practice, Simone LeAmon Design and Creative Strategy, blends ingenuity and meticulous craftsmanship with wit and flair. She has won numerous awards, including the Cecily and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award by the National Gallery of Victoria. Simone was granted the Australia Council for the Arts Greene street studio residency in New York in 2012 and JamFactory Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide designer in residence (2011-13). Simone’s inclusion in the 2007 publication &fork by Phaidon Press U.K, identified her as one of the world’s most exciting designers, also shortlisted in The Bulletin’s ‘smart 100’ (2007).

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    Episode 41: Melbourne Now – Fleur Watson

    In this episode, Jan Henderson meets Fleur Watson, Consultative Curator at the Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, to discuss her role in creating arguably the most exciting and engaging exhibition of architecture, design and urban planning issues Melbourne has ever seen.

    Fleur Watson is a curator and editor specialising in architecture and design. She is Curator of RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne, and co-founder of Pin-up Project Space, Collingwood. Watson is editor of Cities of Hope Remembered: Australian Architecture by Edmond & Corrigan, 1962–2012 (2012), co-author of Architecture and Beauty: Conversations with Architects about a Troubled Relationship (2010), and is editing an issue of Architectural Design journal, to be published in 2015.

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    Episode 40: Melbourne Now – Ewan McEoin

    Architel.tv presents a series of interviews entitled The Designers. In this series Jan Henderson will chat with some of Australia’s best designers to uncover the journey each has made in their quest for success.

    In this episode, Jan meets Ewan McEoin, Consultative Curator at the Melbourne Now exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, to discuss his role in creating arguably the most exciting and engaging exhibition of architecture, design and urban planning issues Melbourne has ever seen.

    Ewan McEoin is one of Australia’s most experienced Creative Directors, he regularly leads business events and establishing start-ups as they create their own space in a cluttered market. Ewan has held numerous key roles in the Australian design industry at the helm of leading magazines, festivals and major government initiatives around competitive advantage.

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    Episode 39: Lyons on RMIT SAB

    Jan Henderson interviews Adrian Stanic (Director) and James Wilson (Principal), at Lyons Architecture, on the Swanston Academic Building project at RMIT University in Melbourne, an award winner at the World Architecture Festival 2013 Singapore, where Jan also caught up with Adrian and James briefly.

    This new $220m project will add to RMIT University’s portfolio of significant architecture on its Swanston Street Campus. The building will be a major teaching and learning focus for the campus, with a range of innovative student-centred learning spaces developed around collaborative pedagogies. With over 80 teaching spaces ranging from conversation rooms for 30 people to lecture spaces for 360, the 11 storey building will be one of the largest teaching and learning facilities in Australia.

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    Episode 38: Philip Rowe at Cox on Sunshine

    Jan Henderson interviews Philip Rowe, a Director at Cox Architecture, on the Sunshine Construction Futures campus building at Victoria University in Melbourne, an award winner at the World Architecture Festival 2013 Singapore, where Jan also caught up with Phil briefly.

    The Sunshine campus hosts building and construction trade courses, a range of engineering courses and the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP).
    The world class trade training centre called Construction Futures opened in 2012. This brand new $44 million state-of-the-art industry training facility is home to the Trades College’s construction program. The building is flexible and adaptable, and can be modified to suit industry demand and emerging technologies.

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    Episode 37: WAF Singapore Aussies Part 4

    Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival and Inside, the World Festival of Interiors, 2013.

    In this report, Part Four of a series, Jan interviews Shane Thompson of Shane Thompson Architects, Michael Rayner of Cox Rayner and Ryan Russell and Byron George of Melbourne design house Russell & George.

    Jan discusses two aspects of the WAF event with Shane, Michael, Ryan and Byron, presenting and judging. And of course, winning !

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    Episode 36: WAF Singapore Aussies Part 3

    Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival and Inside, the World Festival of Interiors, 2013.

    In this report, Part Three of a series, Jan interviews Rachel Neeson of Neeson Murcutt and Cameron Bruhn of Architecture Media.

    Jan discusses two aspects of the WAF event with Rachel and Cameron, presenting and judging. And of course, winning !

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    Episode 35: WAF Singapore Aussies Part 2

    Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival and Inside, the World Festival of Interiors, 2013. In this report, Part Two of a series, Jan interviews Interior Design Director at Hassells, Scott Walker, and Billard Leece Partnership’s Ron Billard.

    Jan discusses two aspects of the WAF event with Scott and Ron, presenting and judging. And of course, winning !

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    Episode 34: WAF Singapore Wong Mun Summ

    Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival and Inside, the World Festival of Interiors, 2013.

    In this report, Part Two of a series, Jan interviews leading Singapore architect Wong Mun Summ, one of the founding directors of renowned Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA.

    Mun Summ talks about his terrace gardens that dot Singapore’s skyline, and the importance of green architecture that incorporates plants in the built environment of Singapore.

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    Episode 33: WAF Singapore Aussies Part 1

    Jan Henderson reports from Singapore at the World Architecture Festival, 2013. In this report, Part One of a series, Jan interviews Paul Finch the programm director of WAF, David Parken, CEO of Australian Institute of Architects and Helen Norrie, one of the creative directors of the AIA’s National Conference 2014.

    Jan discusses the escalating Australian participation at WAF, what attracts Australian practices to the Festival and makes them successful in various categories of competition.

    Coming soon: Part Two, an interview with leading Singapore architect Wong Mun Summ, one of the founding directors of renowned Singapore-based architecture firm WOHA. Mun Summ talks about his terrace gardens that dot Singapore’s skyline, and the importance of green architecture that incorporates plants in the built environment of Singapore.

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    Episode 32: Rapid Urban Revitalisation

    Landscape Architect Lucinda Hartley, founder of Co-Design, discusses why and how, when it comes to urban planning, the community should be involved. Co-Design has created a number of innovative tools to engage local community members in the redefining of their spaces, including the use of ubiquitous and cheap everyday materials such as sticky notes, plastic bags, streamers and chalk. By workshopping options and ideas with the local community, Co-Design is able to put forward solutions for urban revitalisation.

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    Episode 31: Stuart Harrison’s Small Is Smart

    Architect Stuart Harrison discusses why, when it comes to houses, bigger is not always better. Australians have the biggest houses in the world. With ever-increasing urban sprawl, we need to consider building smaller, more space-efficient homes. Stuart Harrison, author of ‘Forty-Six Square Metres of Land Doesn’t Normally Become a House’, explores how good design can create more sustainable buildings and how the constraints of space often result in the most innovative houses.

    Sustainable Living Festival, Melbourne, 2013, Venue: The Reading Room, Fitzroy Town Hall

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    Episode 30: Green Cities 2013 – 8 x 8 Highlights

    The Green Cities 2013 Conference was held March 2013 in Sydney. Presented jointly by the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia, the event was well attended and well received. ArchiTel covered key events at the Conference and we will present 6 of them over the next month on the channel.

    This session, Fifty Shades of Green (8 x 8), featured eight presenters tackling the big questions facing the green building movement and provide inspiring takeaways. We feature the best of the session, in an abridged form. The speakers are James Redwood, ICT Manager Hansen Yuncken, Colin Reay, GPT Group and Lawrence Yu, JHA Consulting Engineers.

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    Episode 29: Flinders Street Students

    Three Melbourne University students were successful this week in winning all four categories of the People’s Choice award in the current Flinders Street Station redevelopment competition. The proposal submitted by Eduardo Velasquez, Manuel Pineda and Santiago Medina – three University of Melbourne graduates, originally from Colombia – was victorious in the public voting. They found themselves honoured by the company of Pritzker Architecture Prize winners Zaha Hadid and Herzog & de Meuron.

    Minister for Major Projects, David Hodgett, said it was a “fairy tale win” for the students, who competed against established local and international names to win the People’s Choice Award. Based on comments lodged with online votes, Hodgett said the open park provided on the roof of Velasquez, Pineda and Medina’s submission, and the ways it integrated with Federation Square, proved particularly popular.

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    Episode 28: Matthias Kohler

    The AIA National Conference entitled Material was held in Melbourne in June 2013 and ArchiTel attended with the Architecture on the Radio 3RRR-FM team of Stuart Harrison, Simon Knott and Rory Hyde. Together we interviewed conference keynote speaker Matthias Kohler (Switzerland) about his response and philosophy regarding the materials he has chosen to employ in his projects.

    Matthias Kohler established Gramazio and Kohler with Fabio Gramazio in Zurich in 2000. The practice quickly became known for using advanced digital logics in the realisation of built architecture. Gramazio and Kohler’s work explores highly complex architectural artifacts, built by industrial robots typically used to assemble automobiles and perform other high-precision tasks

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    Episode 27: Manuelle Gautrand

    The AIA National Conference entitled Material was held in Melbourne in June 2013 and ArchiTel attended with the Architecture on the Radio 3RRR-FM team of Stuart Harrison, Simon Knott and Rory Hyde. Together we interviewed conference keynote speaker Manuelle Gautrand (France) about her response and philosophy regarding the materials she has chosen to employ in her projects.

    Manuelle Gautrand is the principal architect and director of Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. She founded the practice in 1991, having obtained her graduate diploma in Architecture from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Montpellier in 1985.

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    Episode 26: Emergency Shelter Exhibition 2013

    The recent Emergency Shelters exhibition in Melbourne’s Federation Square was the third year this exciting display has taken place, under the curatorship of NSW architect Jun Sakaguchi. Previously held in Brisbane and Sydney, this years exhibition was well curated, well designed and well attended. Major constructions and light-weight solutions were both on display, showcasing the wide range of design responses to the brief.

    Arc Agency GM Marcus Pettinato supervised fund raising and sponsorship and co-ordinated the media launch event, a huge success. In our feature story we interview the organisers and designers, and bring you in-depth coverage of some of the best shelters from Nettleton Tribe, Woods Bagot, Cox Archtects and Techne.

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    Episode 25: Virginia San Fratello & Philippe Rahm

    The AIA National Conference entitled Material was held in Melbourne in June 2013 and ArchiTel attended with the Architecture on the Radio 3RRR-FM team of Stuart Harrison, Simon Knott and Rory Hyde.

    Together we interviewed conference keynote speakers Virgina San Fratello (USA) and Philippe Rahm (France) about their responses and philosophies regarding the materials they have chosen to employ in their projects.

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    Episode 24: Green Cities 2013 – Panel Debate “Is Sus!@*#ability A Four Letter Word”

    The Green Cities 2013 Conference was held March 6 and 7 in Sydney. Presented jointly by the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia, the event was well attended and well received. ArchiTel covered key events at the Conference and we will present 6 of them over the next month on the channel.

    This panel debate, Is Sus!@*#ability A Four Letter Word, examines whether the green discourse has become a barrier to sustainable action. Or is green all good? The panelists discuss the agenda beyond climate change and what sustainability means in 2013.

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    Episode 23: Green Cities 2013 – Eric Knight Keynote “Tackling Our Trickiest Problems”

    The Green Cities 2013 Conference was held March 6 and 7 in Sydney. Presented jointly by the Property Council of Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia, the event was well attended and well received.

    The Keynote Address by Eric Knight, “Tackling Our Trickiest Problems” explores how changing our frame of vision can reveal new solutions to the old challenge of creating cities where people thrive instead of just survive.