Contemporary Architects Speaker Series

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Lecture 1: John Wardle


Wednesday 3 September | 6pm

A practice of many ideas and a passion for the story of a project, won Australia's most prestigious residential architecture prize two years in a row. John Wardle Architects is also the winner of a national competition to redesign Northbourne, a major public housing complex in Canberra. Website: John Wardle Architects

Image: John Wardle, Shearers Quarters. Photo: Trevor Mein

Lecture 2: CHROFI


Wednesday 10 September | 6pm

John Choi and Tai Ropiha will give an overview of their practice - CHROFI Architects - through critical themes exploring the fertile ground between people, architecture and the world. They will present recent and current works including Lune de Sang in Byron Hinterland, Stamford on Macquarie residential tower in Sydney and The Goods Line collaboration with ASPECT Studios. Website: CHROFI

Image: Lune De Sang. Photo: Brett Boardman

Lecture 3: BE Architecture


Wednesday 17 September | 6pm

A Melbourne based practice which specialises in residential, commercial architecture and interior design, will discuss the notion of 'appropriateness in architecture'. They will show concepts developed from a search for appropriate materials, forms and language within their work. Website: BE Architecture

Image: BE Architecture, Vaucluse. Photo: Peter Clarke

Lecture 4: March Studio


Wednesday 24 September | 6pm

A practice whose work includes retail interiors, houses, arts initiatives and boat interiors. Rodney Eggleston and Anne-Laure Cavigneaux of March Studio are known for their inventive shops for Aesop and, most recently, the retail outlet 'Sneakerboy' and the recent ACT Architecture award winning project Hotel Hotel.
Website: March Studio

Image: Hotel Hotel. Photo: John Gollings

Listen to the lectures


For the past 17 years the ACT Chapter of the Australian Architects Institute and the National Gallery of Australia have been presenting the engaging and exciting Contemporary Australian Architects Speaker Series showcases the work of renowned Australian architects.

Dates + times

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17 and 24 September 2014
Starting 6.00 pm
James O Fairfax Theatre

Banner image: John Wardle, Shearers Quarters. Photo: Trevor Mein

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