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Look Home

The story of Hugh and Eva Buhrich is one of those grand narratives, the same epic kind of story that drives many a great…

Opening the City

In the law of warfare, when it becomes clear that a given city can not be held against imminent invasion, its government may declare…

The Infinite Library

The model of the city of Sydney, now magnificently located beneath a glass floor in the main atrium space of the refurbished Customs House,…

The Urban Defender

In 1979, in a formal ceremonial gesture, the architect and theorist Luc Deleu laid ‘the final stone of Belgium’ in the courtyard of the…

The Utzon Effect

Leon van Schaik has recently argued in his book Design City Melbourne that, for all its great qualities, Jørn Utzon’s Opera House has made…

Healesville Sanctuary Building Review

It is not often that one hears a post-occupancy client comment that a building is “perfect… there’s nothing that could have been better”. It…

Hybrid Vigour

Over the past four hundred years or so, the interface between sculpture and architecture has been the subject of much discussion. There has been…