Architecture Australia

Beatriz Colomina Interview

This is an edited transcript of an interview with the American architectural academic and theorist Beatriz Colomina. The interview took place in Sydney in…

A Little Brutalist Castle

At one point during a wide-ranging conversation, gathered around the very convivial breakfast table of Peter Tonkin and Ellen Woolley’s new Lilyfield House, Tonkin…

Radar: Competition

The Ultimo Aquatic Centre and Public Space Competition has finally been judged and won, with Harry Seidler and Associates emerging triumphant. But there is…

Memory and Museology

Given the symbolic potency of the Anzac legend, the War Memorial has long held a central place in mainstream Australian national identity. And regardless…

The Recollection Room

‘The problem with things is that they are dumb. They are not eloquent, as some thinkers in art museums claim. They are dumb. And…

Rigorous Abstraction

[This is a building review of the Eastern Avenue Auditorium and Lecture Theatre Complex at the University of Sydney, by Mitchell Guirgola Thorpe Architects….