• Australian National Architecture Awards 2011 book launch

    23 November 2011

    A unique, full-colour catalogue that celebrates the best of contemporary Australian architecture was recently launched to coincide with the 2011 National Architecture Awards.

    INSPIRE includes more than 240 pages of exciting, innovative architectural projects by leading Australian designers who have been honoured through the AIA’s 2011 National Architecture Awards. Winners were officially announced at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in Hobart on 3 November 2011.

    Institute CEO David Parken said, “The superior visual treatment, innovative graphic design and high production quality of the INSPIRE series reflects the standard of excellence we’ve come to expect from Australian architecture. In particular, INSPIRE will capture the forward thinking approach that characterises our local industry, especially in the fields of sustainability, urban design, heritage architecture and international architectural.”

    Featuring superb colour images of each project by the nation’s top architectural photographers, personal anecdotes from architects and building sketches, this is the second in a series of 10 annual, limited edition books to be published from 2010 to 2020. A limited print run of 3,000 individually numbered books will be published for the 2011 edition, now available online at www.architext.com.au


    The 280-meter-tall Lumina Shanghai, developed by Henderson Land Group and designed by Gensler, is the tallest skyscraper in the Xuhui Riverside District.

    A sophisticated yet modern setting was derived by juxtaposition of Indochine-Vietnamese features and wood-fire inspired material palettes. Re-interpretation of the spatial order of a typical Indochine-Vietnamese mansion has been adopted to give hierarchy, layers and details to the space.


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