The Biography of 100,000 Square Feet — United Nations Plaza sits in the center of San Francisco. Most people consider it a complete failure as a public space. Its central feature, at the entrance of the plaza, is a unique fountain that was designed by Lawrence Halprin in 1975. The water shoots out at various angles, from inside […]
Behind the images of Australian homesteads, beach houses and the sails of the Sydney Opera House lies a rich and enthralling history of how Australians have responded to the natural landscape and urban environments to shape a nation. Now that nation has its first Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture, a massive research project documenting and analysing our built environment from Indigenous beginnings to colonial, modern and contemporary eras. But how did the editors decide what was worthy of inclusion among the one thousand entries and what was not?
Philip Goad, Chair of Architecture, University of Melbourne.
Julie Willis, Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Melbourne.
Title: The Encyclopedia of Australian Architecture
Author: Philip Goad & Julie Willis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Woolsheds represent one of the most iconic forms of Australian vernacular architecture. In our conversation corner today we meet photographer Andrew Chapman, a man who has roamed Australia in search of woolsheds. And for him every one of these buildings has a distinct personality and a story.
His new book, simply called Woolsheds, celebrates their place in the landscape and the subtle beauty of old beams and rusting galvanized iron.
Andrew Chapman, Photographer
Author: Andrew Chapman
Publisher: The Five Mile Press
Information architecture exists in all levels of design, from the most abstract to the most concrete. Everything from thinking about the content of the site, right down to embedding a navigation strategy, determines the structure of a website. Once that structure is in place, it begins to shape and guide the design process.
Dan Brown is one of the Principals of EightShapes. Through his experience, he has developed a set of principles for information architecture. In this podcast, Dan joins Adam Churchill to address the questions he didn’t have time to answer during his virtual seminar, 5 Simple Principles for Improving Your Information Architecture.