Archive for the ‘Criticism’ Category

Abundant. The word has rich connotations: the diverse and fertile garden, the bountiful harvest, the cornucopia, the surfeit. We all know, after years of intoning the song, that our land abounds in nature’s gifts. But with the Australian pavilion at the 11th Venice Architecture Biennale, the creative directors – Neil Durbach, Vince Frost, Wendy Lewin, Kerstin Thompson and Gary Warner – propose that this beauty, rich and rare, also abounds in our architectural culture. Continue Reading »

CarriageWorks at the old Eveleigh Rail Yards, near Sydney’s Redfern Railway Station by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects (TZG), is a superb example of the adaptive reuse of a former industrial building. Recipient of the prestigious Greenway Award for Heritage at the recent Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter awards along with another award in the Public Architecture category, it is a major addition both to the architectural and performing arts landscapes of Sydney. Continue Reading »