For Australia’s leading architects, landscape architects and designers, ArchitectureAU.com is a dynamic website which provides them with daily news, reviews and projects.
Jan van Schaik, director of the award-winning, Melbourne-based Minifie van Schaik Architects describes ArchitectureAU as a “great all-rounder website.”
“It covers everything from critical debate to cool new products and services for the industry,” Mr van Schaik says.
“It is critical to cover both these things, and all that lies between, as the minutiae of the construction industry are the medium in which architecture is expressed.
“There has been a tendency to keep these streams apart to the detriment of both critical architectural discourse and to the construction industry. With ArchitectureAU this is no more,” Mr van Schaik says.
Updated daily, ArchitectureAU offers current, insightful and image-rich content. The site provides extensive coverage on what is happening each day in the areas of architecture, landscape architecture and design, with exclusive commentary and articles from leading writers, practitioners, academics and critics.
The website’s content is also an archive of more than 20 years of Architecture Media’s architectural and design publishing, with articles drawn from Architecture Australia, Architectural Product News, Houses, Artichoke, Landscape Architecture Australia, Kitchens + Bathrooms and Urbis magazines. ArchitectureAU is also endorsed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).
ASPECT Studios’ national studio director and former AILA New South Wales state president Sacha Coles uses ArchitectureAU to stay up to date with what’s happening in the Australian built environment.
“It’s an immediate way for landscape architects to actively engage and promote our profession by contributing to a wider discourse of Australian design by both publishing and critiquing our work.
“This public platform is a powerful way to foreground our profession and advance the culture of discourse,” Mr Coles says.
For Hassell director and chair of its international practice executive Kirsti Simpson, ArchitectureAU allows her to browse the latest news stories such as awards announcements, and delve further into profiles of projects and people.
“I enjoy browsing through the extensive project galleries and looking in depth at the detailed product and consultant information behind the projects featured on ArchitectureAU,” Miss Simpson says.
“The site always features photography by Australia’s best architectural photographers and this provides a thorough dose of design eye candy.”
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