POSTPONED – GLOW: Monarch Lane

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had a technical hiccup (slow boats from china etc etc…)! The light installation – GLOW:Monarch Lane – will be postponed until a further date – please watch this space for details… However,

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POSTPONED – GLOW: Monarch Lane

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had a technical hiccup (slow boats from china etc etc…)! The light installation – GLOW:Monarch Lane – will be postponed until a further date – please watch this space for details… However,

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GLOW: Monarch Lane

As part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival OpenHAUS will be presenting GLOW in Monarch Lane in St Kilda. For further details visit:   GLOW: Monarch Lane To book our children’s drawing workshops visit: GLOW: Monarch Lane – Drawing Workshops  

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GLOW: Monarch Lane

As part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival OpenHAUS will be presenting GLOW in Monarch Lane in St Kilda. For further details visit:   GLOW: Monarch Lane To book our children’s drawing workshops visit: GLOW: Monarch Lane – Drawing Workshops  

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Left of Field

There is a good reason why the word “architect” is frequently used in other fields. An architect has the capacity to recognize a complex problem, visualize an outcome and draw on the expertise of a wide range of fields to resolve

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Left of Field

There is a good reason why the word “architect” is frequently used in other fields. An architect has the capacity to recognize a complex problem, visualize an outcome and draw on the expertise of a wide range of fields to resolve

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Sense & Sensibility: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

Sense & Sensibility: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre For so many of us, an experience with cancer – either through our own diagnosis, or that of a loved one – is a sombre reality. The emotional ups and downs that

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Sense & Sensibility: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre

Sense & Sensibility: Ballarat Regional Integrated Cancer Centre For so many of us, an experience with cancer – either through our own diagnosis, or that of a loved one – is a sombre reality. The emotional ups and downs that

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McBride Charles Ryan: Metaphors of Knowledge

McBride Charles Ryan: Metaphors of Knowledge What can architecture offer to education, beyond simply providing functional spaces that address different pedagogical requirements? The great body of educational architecture produced by McBride Charles Ryan (MCR) in Victoria over the past twelve

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McBride Charles Ryan: Metaphors of Knowledge

McBride Charles Ryan: Metaphors of Knowledge What can architecture offer to education, beyond simply providing functional spaces that address different pedagogical requirements? The great body of educational architecture produced by McBride Charles Ryan (MCR) in Victoria over the past twelve

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A Question of Culture

A Question of Culture: Guest editorial of Issue 143 of AR Magazine by Christine Phillips,  Stuart Harrison & Simon Knott “Culture is a big idea and there is no doubt the practice of architecture is a cultural act – but

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A Question of Culture

A Question of Culture: Guest editorial of Issue 143 of AR Magazine by Christine Phillips,  Stuart Harrison & Simon Knott “Culture is a big idea and there is no doubt the practice of architecture is a cultural act – but

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Testing for LSB 2016: GLOW, St. Kilda

OpenHAUS has been invited to participate in the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale.  We spent an evening recently in St Kilda testing the pragmatics and ideas behind the GLOW project. We got wet, got nibbled on by who knows what and

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Testing for LSB 2016: GLOW, St. Kilda

OpenHAUS has been invited to participate in the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale.  We spent an evening recently in St Kilda testing the pragmatics and ideas behind the GLOW project. We got wet, got nibbled on by who knows what and

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Ignited Imagination

Ignited Imagination McBride Charles Ryan’s design for the new Penleigh and Essendon Junior Boys School is an outstanding result of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) initiative. Drawing inspiration from its surrounding suburban setting, the silhouette of a

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Ignited Imagination

Ignited Imagination McBride Charles Ryan’s design for the new Penleigh and Essendon Junior Boys School is an outstanding result of the Federal Government’s Building the Education Revolution (BER) initiative. Drawing inspiration from its surrounding suburban setting, the silhouette of a

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Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB) 2016

OpenHAUS is pleased to announce that we have been invited to present GLOW as part of the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale SculpturScape. GLOW is a site specific installation that uses EL Wire with a 12 volt power source (portable or

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Lorne Sculpture Biennale (LSB) 2016

OpenHAUS is pleased to announce that we have been invited to present GLOW as part of the 2016 Lorne Sculpture Biennale SculpturScape. GLOW is a site specific installation that uses EL Wire with a 12 volt power source (portable or

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Parlour: How to be ‘notable’

Some thoughts on notablity… “Acknowledging women’s broader roles within the profession shifts architecture’s emphasis on individual notability to an understanding that to create truly notable works it takes many notable people. Notability comes in many shapes and sizes. We need

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Parlour: How to be ‘notable’

Some thoughts on notablity… “Acknowledging women’s broader roles within the profession shifts architecture’s emphasis on individual notability to an understanding that to create truly notable works it takes many notable people. Notability comes in many shapes and sizes. We need

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Sold down the river: Federation Square East

“There is no other public space in Melbourne that works like Federation Square or engages the broader population in the way that Federation Square does. Federation Square takes the underlying altruistic philosophy of public institutions such as the State Library

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Sold down the river: Federation Square East

“There is no other public space in Melbourne that works like Federation Square or engages the broader population in the way that Federation Square does. Federation Square takes the underlying altruistic philosophy of public institutions such as the State Library

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A competitive culture

“One of the most important roles of the public competition is to provide an interface between the architectural profession and a broader public. The reality is that for the vast majority of the population, unless you hire an architect you

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A competitive culture

“One of the most important roles of the public competition is to provide an interface between the architectural profession and a broader public. The reality is that for the vast majority of the population, unless you hire an architect you

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Imagine if… imagining the Frankston Pier

What do you imagine the Frankston Pier could be? We imagine that the pier could be many things but how do you imagine it?  What do you think of the pier?  What do you like to do when you are

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Imagine if… imagining the Frankston Pier

What do you imagine the Frankston Pier could be? We imagine that the pier could be many things but how do you imagine it?  What do you think of the pier?  What do you like to do when you are

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What is… architecture?

Beginning with the question – What is… Architecture? – this discussion and debate series will unpack some of the issues that face us as architects. Join us for an afternoon drink and some great discussion each Sunday in October. Entry

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What is… architecture?

Beginning with the question – What is… Architecture? – this discussion and debate series will unpack some of the issues that face us as architects. Join us for an afternoon drink and some great discussion each Sunday in October. Entry

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Catalogue – Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture

OpenHAUS have been included in the catalogue for the Australian Exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Catalogue – Formations: New Practices in Australian Architecture

OpenHAUS have been included in the catalogue for the Australian Exhibition at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Venice pavilion: done, but not dusted

“The Australia Council’s procurement methodology stems from the perceived need to control the outcome and avoid risk. In a risk-averse culture it is not surprising that clients seek well-credentialed, experienced practitioners – but experience does not always equate to quality

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Venice pavilion: done, but not dusted

“The Australia Council’s procurement methodology stems from the perceived need to control the outcome and avoid risk. In a risk-averse culture it is not surprising that clients seek well-credentialed, experienced practitioners – but experience does not always equate to quality

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ADR’s Top 10 Features for 2011

Our opinion piece “The Australian Pavilion in Venice: art over architecture, or privilege over opportunity?” on the Australian Design Review was a top story in 2011. “Tania Davidge and Christine Phillips’ scathing condemnation of the Australia Council’s plans to hold

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ADR’s Top 10 Features for 2011

Our opinion piece “The Australian Pavilion in Venice: art over architecture, or privilege over opportunity?” on the Australian Design Review was a top story in 2011. “Tania Davidge and Christine Phillips’ scathing condemnation of the Australia Council’s plans to hold

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The Australian Pavilion in Venice: art over architecture, or privilege over opportunity?

“On 1 June 2011, at the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the Australia Council for the Arts announced plans for a new Australian pavilion in the Venice Giardini to replace the current pavilion designed by Philip Cox. A new pavilion is

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The Australian Pavilion in Venice: art over architecture, or privilege over opportunity?

“On 1 June 2011, at the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the Australia Council for the Arts announced plans for a new Australian pavilion in the Venice Giardini to replace the current pavilion designed by Philip Cox. A new pavilion is

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Imagine your pavilion here…

Why is an Open Competition for the New Australian Venice Biennale Pavilion Important? On 1 June 2011, at the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the Australia Council for the Arts announced plans for a new Australian pavilion in the Venice Giardini

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Imagine your pavilion here…

Why is an Open Competition for the New Australian Venice Biennale Pavilion Important? On 1 June 2011, at the 54th Venice Art Biennale, the Australia Council for the Arts announced plans for a new Australian pavilion in the Venice Giardini

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Advertisements for architecture

On the first of November 2008, The Age newspaper (Melbourne, Australia) described architects as the “canary in the coalmine” of the economy. In light of the unstable global economic condition at the time, OpenHAUS Exhibitions invited design professionals and design

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Advertisements for architecture

On the first of November 2008, The Age newspaper (Melbourne, Australia) described architects as the “canary in the coalmine” of the economy. In light of the unstable global economic condition at the time, OpenHAUS Exhibitions invited design professionals and design

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