Tag Archives: Australia

Bringing beauty to Australia

The winning design of the “Sydney is Beautful” competition, from Sydney-based M.J. Suttie architects. Australia has incredible nodes of beauty. It has to. It is its own continent, right? The fact that 80 percent of its population in 1820 consisted … Continue reading

Posted in Architects, Architecture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Let Adelaide be Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia’s fifth-largest city, gracing the continent’s southwestern quadrant, has almost 10 times the population of the city of Providence but the same perceived needs. Manufacturing having vamoosed (you can’t say headed south), Adelaideans seek to develop medical services and … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Architecture Education, Architecture History, Art and design, Development, Other countries, Preservation, Uncategorized, Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Gentling gentrification

A stinging rebuke to Australia’s capital city of Canberra, and thence to just about every other city that has embraced the placemaking agenda, comes from Oliver Wainwright in the Guardian, “50 years of gentrification: Will all our cities turn into … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Development, Other countries, Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Heritage thought experiment

Alan Davies, a columnist in Melbourne, Australia, who often writes about architecture and planning issues, recently devoted an interesting column to a thought experiment: What if all the old buildings along Melbourne’s main streets – heritage buildings as they are … Continue reading

Posted in Architecture, Architecture Education, Architecture History, Preservation, Urbanism and planning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment