Architecture on Show

Marrickville Library and History will once again host Architecture on Show, a 4-part series of talks at Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville.

Topics include Infrastructure in the city: integrating large-scale projects with fine grain communities (Wednesday 3 August); The Marrickville Medal: winning projects (Wednesday 7 September); Details of Housing: Designing apartments to become homes (Wednesday 5 October), and; Think Small V3.0: Public Domain in Marrickville (Wednesday, 2 November).

Infrastructure in the city: integrating large-scale projects with fine grain communities will explore how architecture can benefit infrastructure projects. Large city-wide systems such as roads, stations, and waterways can play a useful role in a community, beyond just its core service.

Architects Craig Allchin and Olivia Hyde will discuss Sydney’s infrastructure networks, and how design can create a better interface between the community and its infrastructure, particularly in the public domain.

The Marrickville Medal: winning projects will see award-winning architects discuss projects featured in this year’s Marrickville Medal. The Marrickville Medal for Conservation celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of Marrickville's rich cultural and architectural heritage. In 2016, the Marrickville Sustainable Building Award was introduced, celebrating the contribution of sustainable architecture and building works to Marrickville.

Details of Housing: Designing apartments to become homes will explore the design features that can make denser forms of housing great places to live as well as provide for great amenity. It could be how you treat a front door to make it welcoming, how you design a corridor to be conducive to chance meetings, or how the communal open space becomes the project’s living room.

Architect Rob Burton will review common and alternative approaches to increased housing density in transitional suburbs like Marrickville, highlighting key design components for more socially integrated redevelopment.

Think Small V3.0: Public Domain in Marrickville will build on the success of the last 2 year’s events of the same title, and will further investigate the value of thoughtful and clever design in making sure our urban streets and parks are safe and vibrant places. Under-utilised laneways, reserves and ‘left-over’ spaces present exciting opportunities for new places to come alive. Through design, ordinary places can be made extraordinary.

The Architecture on Show series is curated and introduced by local architects, Sam Rigoli and Michael Zanardo and Casey Bryant, and presented by Marrickville Council in association with the Australian Institute of Architects.
Free. Bookings are essential.

Bookings are now open for August online at www.marrickvillelibrary.eventbrite.com.au, or call 9335 2173.

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