September 27th, 2012
Episode 253 of 346 episodes
We wrap up our coverage of the2012 Venice Biennale of Architecturewith selected interviews from our mobile broadcast trolley; and reflect on this year's show and its impacts. Interviews withJack Self; Rachel Hurst and Peter Mallat above: Rory Hyde checks out the remarkableRussian Pavilion'i-city' The vertical slum project in Caracas-Justin McGuirkand architectsUrban-Think Tankwith photographerIwan Bann- the Torre David/Gran Horizonteexhibition and restaurant. NEWS ·Moshe Safdiehas been appointed to design the new $80 million School of Music for Melbourne-based Monash University. The 5000sqm Sir Zelman Cohen School of Music, to be located near the entrance to Monash’s Clayton campus, will encompass teaching and practice spaces, a concert hall seating 600 people, a 200-seat jazz club and a recording studio. Safdie’s design concept will be revealed on 23 October at an event at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. ·AIA National Architecture Awardsshortlist announced. 16 Victorian Projects listed. MONA is looking good for public (although 12 porjects shortlisted), 1 Bligh St, Syd will win commercial and Residential is a lottery (as always) with some very god houses. Announced 1stNov at the Midlands railway bldg in Perth. ·Premiers Design Awardsannounced last Wed. Minifie Van Schailk’s Edithvale Wetlands won the prize for its impressive sustainability credentials. ·Flinders St Comp –over 100 entries – shortlist announced last week ·Transiting Cities- Low Carbon Futures Design Ideas competition, Latrobe City has just been launched. The competition is open to students with over $20,000 in prize award money. Targeted at Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design students http://outr.org/ EVENTS ·Carey Lyonwill be talking about the development of the design for the new Swanston Academic Building in Swanston Street,:6.00pm Friday 28 September, RMITSwanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 2 (street level), Room 7 (lecture theatre) 445 Swanston Street, Melbourne ·Processis all about glass, one of the oldest materials made by man and ubiquitous in our built environment. This month, we will examine the properties of glass - manufacturing, usage, and applications. Speakers: Blanche Tilden - Contemporary jewellery designer and Gerhard Mayer - Showcase manufacturer. This Mon 1stOct, 6.30pm at Loop, FREE ·Book LaunchCities of Hope: Remembered/Rehearsed, Australian architecture & stage design by Edmond & Corrigan 1962 – 2012, by Conrad Hamann. Cities of Hope will belaunched on Thursday 4 October 2012 at 6pm at Pin-up Gallery, Easy St Collingwood. We will be reviewing this on the show in 2 weeks.