Alan DaviesMar 18, 201513 Comments
Nick Bastow's great great grandfather was one of Australia's most influential architects. In the 1870s he built what today would be an average of five schools in every Melbourne suburb
Alan DaviesMar 4, 20156 Comments
Melbourne's new William Barak Portrait building will be officially opened tomorrow. It's an exciting project but a lot more could've been done in this premier location
Alan DaviesNov 27, 201224 Comments
The international architectural competition for the redevelopment of Melbourne's iconic Flinders St Station is throwing up some fabulous ideas, but there are questions about the selection process
Alan DaviesNov 19, 201210 Comments
Architects are brilliant visual communicators but when it comes to words some can't resist resorting to dense, obscure and pretentious "archibabble"
Alan DaviesSep 21, 20127 Comments
It took some trouble but I finally got an answer from Monash University to my question concerning how it went about appointing internationally renowned arc
Alan DaviesJul 22, 201226 Comments
According to my young hipster architecture advisers, Myrtle and Beryl, there’s a great big Architectural Metaphor underlying the appearance of the
Alan DaviesJul 3, 20125 Comments
There are literally dozens and dozens of Frank Gehry-designed buildings scattered across the globe and more in the pipeline. Even Sydney’s University of Technology
Alan DaviesFeb 21, 20124 Comments
If people know only one thing about Jane Jacobs, it’s usually the phrase “eyes on the street”. She coined it to describe the idea that streets with plenty of activity and, mos
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