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Lower and Upper Pool Design Studios 2-9, Semester 2, 2010
RMIT Architecture and Landscape Architecture
6 pm, Wednesday 10th November, 2010
RMIT Building 8, Level 11 and 12 Studios
9-5, Monday-Friday, 10-19th November
Graduate Research Conference (GRC) - Spring 2010
RMIT Building 8, Level 11 and 12
20 - 24 October 2010
The Graduate Research Conference will feature examinations, candidate presentations, keynote lectures, book launches and social events from research students and staff of the School of Architecture and Design.
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20- 22 October 2010
Candidates will be examined across two venues.
22- 24 October 2010
Candidate abstracts (PDF)
Research candidates across Architecture, Fashion, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Spatial Information Architecture and invitational PhDs will present their work in a public forum.
VENUE: “The Bar”, RMIT Building 8, Level 11
DATE: Friday October 22, 5 pm
Practice of Practice 2
Edited by Leon van Schaik AO with Michael Spooner
Fifth edition of Postgraduate Masters work featuring Scott Balmforth, Gerard Reinmuth, Sara Cole, Riet Eeckhout, Ephraim Joris, Brian Donovan, Timothy Hill, Nikki Kalms, Michael Patroni, m3Architecture, Robert Simeoni, Leigh Wolley, Adrian Iredale, Finn Pedersen, Robert Morris Nunn, Dale Jones Evans, Roger Wood, Randal Marsh.
Copies of book on sale for $20.00
The New Mathematics of Architecture
by Jane Burry and Mark Burry.
Published by Thames & Hudson
Copies of the book will be on sale courtesy of Thames & Hudson for $80
Professor Murray Fraser, University of Westminster, London
The Scale Of Globalisation
VENUE: RMIT Building 8, Level 11, Rm 8.11.68
DATE: Friday October 22, 6 pm
This lecture is taken from my ongoing research into the complex links between architecture and globalising processes, in which I focus especially on the new creative possibilities and modes of practice now available to architects. The talk will start by outlining several of the fallacies about globalisation and will suggest another and hopefully more positive way of looking at the phenomenon. In particular the discussion will concentrate on changing attitudes to the issue of scale in architecture design, showing some examples of the creative slippage that is now being pursued by some architects working in Britain, USA/Mexico and Palestine.
Murray Fraser is a qualified architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster in London, where he act as Director of Postgraduate Studies and Research. He has published extensively on architectural history & theory, urbanism and cultural studies, and is co-editor of The Journal of Architecture. His last book, Architecture and the 'Special Relationship' (Routledge), won the 2008 RIBA President’s Research Award and the 2008 Bruno Zevi Book Prize from the International Committee of Architectural Critics for the best architectural book published anywhere in the previous year. He jointly created the Archigram Archival Project, an innovative website containing 10,000 images from the work of Archigram, now shortlisted for the 2010 RIBA President’s Research Award. He is also a member of the RIBA Awards Group, which amongst its other duties selects the annual shortlist for the Stirling Prize.
Helen Castle, John Wiley & Sons
Why Should Architects Publish In The 21st Century?
VENUE: RMIT Building 8, Level 11, Rm 8.11.68
DATE: Saturday October 23, 6.30 pm, Drinks @6pm, Level 12 Meeting Room
Founded in 1930, Architectural Design (AD) is a leading international architectural publication. Its history has been one of constant change and evolution, as its format, content and editorial focus have shifted with the times and thinking. Helen Castle, Editor of AD, describes the various guises that AD has been through in the last 80s years. As publishing faces its most challenging period with the onset of the digital and web-based media, Helen highlights why publishing should still be of paramount importance to architects and architectural educators and how best as an architect you should target publishers and develop a publishing strategy for disseminating your research and ideas.
Helen Castle is Editor of Architectural Design (AD) and Executive Commissioning Editor on the UK Architecture list at John Wiley & Sons in London. She has a BA in History of Art and Architecture from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in the History and Theory of Modern Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She has over two decades of experience of working in architectural publishing.
ARCHITECTURE BIENNALE BEIJING 2010: SCHOOLS EXHIBITION
RMIT Architecture: Advanced Technologies and Emergent Practices
RMIT Architecture Curators:
Brent Allpress, RMIT Architecture Research Director
Gretchen Wilkins, RMIT Architecture Senior Lecturer
ABB Co-Curators: Neil Leach and Xu Wei-Guo
Machinic Processes: Architecture Biennale Beijing ABB 2010
Venue: 798 Space, Beijing
Dates: 15 October – 31 October 2010
RMIT Architecture Exhibitors include Tom Kovac, Paul Minifie, Gretchen Wilkins, Leanne Zilka, John Cherrey and RMIT Architecture students
RMIT Architecture, Australia
Yale University, USA
University of Pennsylvania, USA
Rice University, USA
Princeton University, USA
Pratt Institute, USA
Harvard GSD, USA
Columbia GSAPP, USA
Paris Malaquais, France
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
CITA, Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
Berlage Institute, Netherlands
Hyperbody TU Delft, Netherlands
die Angewandte, Austria
Tokyo University, Japan
University of HUNAN, China
University of Hong Kong, China
Tsinghua University, China
Simone Hain, Professor and Head of the department of urban and architectural history,
Faculty for Architecture, Technical University Graz.
Convenor: Gretchen Wilkins, UAL
DATE: Tuesday October 5, 10:30am
VENUE: RMIT Building 8, Lecture Theater, 8.11.68
Dr. Hain will discuss her on-going and widely published research into the phenomenon of shrinking cities. Documenting a series of case studies and the implications both small and vast, her work allows us to better understand how architects might design for the momentum of urban shrinkage as opposed to perpetual growth. An interesting counterpoint in the context of Australian urbanism.
This lecture is presented by the RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory and RMIT Gallery.
Simone Hain is the co-curator of the current touring exhibition:
Two German Architectures 1949 – 1989
Gallery of Australian Design, Canberra
30 Sep 2010 - 23 Oct 2010
Two German Architectures is a survey exhibition on the architectural achievements of East and West Germany prior to reunification in 1989. Presented at the Gallery of Australian Design by the Goethe-Institut Australia.
RMIT ARCHITECTURE STUDENT SERIES PUBLIC LECTURES 2010: FROM SKETCH TO SOLID
This student curated lecture series aims to expose the development of an architect's design process, from idea to the built form, discussing how a project maintains its coherence and integrity through the development process.
Series Convenor: Elke Howard, RMIT Architecture student, SSCC
Carey Lyon, Lyons Architects, Melbourne; RMIT Architecture Adjunct Professor
TIME: Friday September 24, 6pm. email@example.com
VENUE: RMIT Building 8, level 11, Lecture Room 8.11.68
"Carey Lyon will talk about a new RMIT Swanston Academic Building, the largest project ever developed by RMIT, on the vacant site behind the Oxford Scholars Hotel. He will present the design process from the initial design research, through the first sketch and through to final parametric documentation for tender. The project is due to commence construction in late 2010."
Carey Lyon is a founding Director of Lyons Architects, a multi-award winning practice that is widely published and exhibited. The practice features in the A-Z of Modern Architecture and the Phaidon World Atlas of Contemporary Architecture. Lyons were selected to be the sole exhibiting practice in the Venice Architecture Biennale Australian Pavilion in 2000. Lyons were awarded the commission to design the RMIT Swanston Academic Building, which is currently under construction.
Carey Lyon was elected National President of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2006/2007, and was awarded the Presidential Medal from the American Institute of Architects. He is currently a Board Member of the Green Buildings Council of Australia.
He is an alumnus of the RMIT Master of Architecture (Research by Project) invited stream and has contributed to teaching and research projects within the RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory. He was appointed Adjunct Professor of Architecture at RMIT in 2006.
"Before the sketch and beyond the solid: thoughts on influences and aim."
Louise Wright, Baracco + Wright Architects, Melbourne
TIME: Friday September 17, 6pm.
VENUE: RMIT Building 8, level 11, Lecture Room 8.11.68
"For Baracco Wright, Architecture extends from object design to urban scale. All projects are approached with a particular and equal attention to the parts and the whole, to individual project conditions and to the discourse of Architecture. They are interested in the complexities of each project and how they inform the outcome. They are interested in simple geometries and restrained material palettes that prioritise the spatial condition. They are interested in small shifts of the ordinary that rely on nuance and subtle unexpected combinations.
They approach projects by thinking through a whole of world view where a building may not necessarily be the solution, placing value on the very occupation of land. Working over a diverse range of locations from conglomerate inner urban areas to sensitive rural and coastal environments, they explore how to make architecture that is generous, oppurtunistic and connected to a local physical environment as well as the non physical mixed conditions of each context. They consider the potential of even very small interventions over a large scale.
They integrate academic and practice based research, applied over a range of disciplines that effect the built environment to find meaningful ways that design can contribute: socio-economic and demographic research, urban planning, architecture, and landscape architecture."
Louise Wright is a founding director of Baracco + Wright Architects with architect and RMIT academic Mauro Baracco. She also teaches design at RMIT Architecture. She was the recipient of an Australian Research Council postgraduate PhD scholarship within the RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory researching housing design and has published and exhibited in this field. Baracco + Wright design projects have been widely published and exhibited internationally at venues that include the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2008.
Dr Martyn Hook, Assoc. Prof, RMIT Architecture; Director: Iredale Pedersen Hook
Friday August 20, 2010 09.30am-6.00pm
Saturday August 21, 2010 10.00am-5.00pm
Story Hall, Basement Theatre, Melbourne
The symposium is a pay per day event:
$50.00 per day
$20.00 per day (with student ID)
Click here to Register
(Follow the prompts from the "Enrol Here" links for each day)
Affirmative Architecture is a two-day symposium that seeks to define an emergent trend amongst young architects to re-engage with the ability of architecture to make life better. The symposium draws together international and Australian architects and landscape architects who have demonstrated a commitment to a social agenda and have made significant contributions to the public realm. Curated as a series of interactive lectures and panel discussions, the speakers will describe their predominantly built work and real projects that address real problems. Arguably these young practitioners are revising the Modernist ethos that architecture should provide effective solutions that benefit the community and the individual. In a contemporary context their work deals with positive consideration of social engagement, careful analysis of existing conditions and a deliberate, often challenging architectural response. Organized in terms of geographic situation the symposium will explore projects that expand the potential of architectural intervention in the city, the suburbs, the urban fringe, rural towns and remote locations.
Takaharu Tezuka, Tokyo City University; Director: Tezuka Architect, Tokyo
Leon van Schaik AO, Professor of Architecture, Chair of Innovation, RMIT, Melbourne
Michael Banney & Michael Lavery, Directors: M3 Architecture, Brisbane
Veronika Valk, Director: ZiZi & YoYo, Tallinn
Deborah Saunt & David Hills, Directors: DSDHA, London
Richard Black, Senior Lecturer, RMIT Architecture; Director: Times Two Architects, Melbourne
Finn Pedersen, Director: Iredale Pedersen Hook, Perth
Graham Crist, Senior Lecturer, RMIT Architecture; Director: Antarctica, Melbourne
Diego Ramirez, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Monash University
Stephen Neille, Chair of Architectural Design, Curtin; Director: Pendal and Neille, Perth
Simon Pendal, Lecturer in Architecture, Curtin; Director: Pendal and Neille, Perth
Melanie Dodd, Program Director, RMIT Architecture; Director, muf Art/Architecture, UK/Melbourne
Peter Ho, Phooey Architects, Melbourne
Nigel Bertram, NMBW, Melbourne, RMIT Architecture, Melbourne
Sue Anne Ware, Professor of Landscape Architecture, RMIT
Scott Balmforth, Director: Terroir, Hobart
Matt Ward, Managing Editor, AR Australia Magazine
RMIT School of Architecture and Design
RMIT Design Research Institute
Architectural Review AR Australia
INSTALLATION EXHIBITION OPENING
X-Field Exhibition Melbourne
Charles Anderson, Richard Black, Mel Dodd, Sand Helsel, Andrea Mina and SueAnne Ware
Exhibition opening: Friday 20 August 2010, 5-7pm
Exhibition Dates: 18-28 August 2010
Venue: fortyfivedownstairs theatre and gallery, 45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
X-Field is a collaborative group who work across the disciplines of art, architecture, landscape architecture and urbanism. We have identified the gaps that conventional practice has marginalised as fertile grounds for intervention: places of becoming, transaction, negotiation and improvisation.
This exhibition has been supported by the Design Research Institute and RMIT School of Architecture and Design through the SRC funds.
This exhibition runs in conjunction with:
Affirmative Architecture Symposium
RMIT Storey Hall, 20–21 August 2010
RMIT Design Research Institute and RMIT Gallery present:
Distributed Urbanism: Cities After Google Earth
Edited by Gretchen Wilkins, RMIT Architecture Senior Lecturer
London: Routledge, 2010
Distributed Urbanism: Cities After Google Earth
Time: 6-8pm Monday 9th August
Venue: RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Book launch address by:
Hitoshi Abe, Chair of the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, UCLA
Director: Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Sendai, Japan.
RSVP to RMIT Gallery:
T: 03 9925 1717
What form of housing will emerge in Dubai, where the majority of the population are non-citizens and average length of stay three days? How will depopulating cities reclaim vacant space, reorganize infrastructure and redefine their economic identity? What type of architecture results from the prevalence of airborne contaminants? What kind of urbanism does Google Earth produce?
Exploring the increasingly decentralized systems through which cities are organized and produced, Distributed Urbanism highlights the architectural practices that are emerging in response. Unlike early models of urbanism, in which centralized models of production, communication and governance were sited within a central business district, contemporary urbanism is shaped by remote, distributed mechanisms such as information technologies, (i.e. SatNav, Google Earth, E-trade, Photosynth or RSS web feeds) cooperative economic models and environmental networks, many of which are physically remote from the cities they shape.
Consisting of a collection of case studies on global cities including Rotterdam, Tokyo, Barcelona, Detroit, Hong Kong, Dubai, Beijing and Mumbai, Distributed Urbanism draws on these cities in relation to current events, urban schemes and demographic data. All the contributors, a combination of commentators on urbanism and architecture, as well as practitioners in the field, are admired for their work in the area of urban change.
Foreword, Felicity Scott
Introduction, Gretchen Wilkins
1. The City You Can’t See on Google Earth, Ilka and Andreas Ruby
2. Rural Urbanism: Thriving Under the Radar – Beijing’s Villages in the City, Robert Mangurian and MaryAnn Ray
3. Rotterdam 1979-2007: From Ideology to Market Communism and Beyond, Michael Speaks
4. MegaHouse, Hitoshi Abe and Masashige Motoe
5. BORDERLAND/BORDERAMA/DETROIT, Jerry Herron
6. Rubble in the Sand, Jan van Schaik and Simon Drysdale
7. Density of Emptiness, Jason Young
8. Antisepsis, Li Shiqiao
9. BEYOND URBANISM:Mumbai and the cultivation of an Eye, Anuradha Mathur and Dilip da Cunha
10. Resurrecting Cities: Instant Urban Planning, Ignasi Pérez Arnal, translated by Oscar Yanez del Mazo
11. Productive Residue: The Casting of Alternative Public Space, Dan Pitera
12. Bubble Cities: Airports, Islands and Nomads, Gretchen Wilkins
Gretchen Wilkins is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of RMIT Architecture in Melbourne, teaching in the RMIT Urban Architecture Laboratory and co-coordinating the annual World Architecture Workshops. She is the editor of Distributed Urbanism: Cities After Google Earth (Routledge, 2010), Entropia: Incremental Gestures Towards a Possible Urbanism (Champ Libre, 2008) and On-The-Spot: Atelier Hitoshi Abe (University of Michigan, 2007). She has previously taught at the University of Michigan and was a principal of Wilkins + Comazzi Design and Ply Architecture, both in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Stony Rises Project
The Stony Rises Project is an exhibition of art and design works all derived from sustained, multifaceted investigation into the Western District of Victoria.