The third instalment of ACCA‘s ‘Cities of Architecture‘ talks comes from Don Bates, director of LAB Architecture Studio and Chair of Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne. Join Don as he surveys the urban, architectural and cultural contexts of Texas’s most populous city, including an insight into some of Houston’s art galleries and museums, as well as the little-known correspondence between Houston and Melbourne.
Running from March to October, the ‘Cities of Architecture’ program brings together leading architects, designers and academics to discuss some of the world’s most inspiring cities through the built environment, culture and urban history.
Arrive from 5pm to enjoy a complimentary Houston-inspired cocktail created by the Melbourne Gin Company and Starward Whisky. The seminar will begin at 6pm.
Main image: The Rothko Chapel by Philip Johnson, Howard Barnstone, Eugene Aubry, Houston. Courtesy ACCA.
It’s time for the second instalment of ‘Tokyo Life’ – the special Living Not Decorating series brought to us by R-ESTATE TOKYO. This week, Ben Davis speaks with David Glaettli – creative director of Japanese furniture brand Karimoku New Standard – about nomadic living, the influence of Kyoto on his practice, and life in his Toritsu-Daigaku home
5x4 Hayes Lane isn't the typical home you'd expect to find tucked in at the end of a narrow laneway in leafy East Melbourne. We step inside this pocket-sized project and speak to its owner, Ralph Alphonso, about his decision to stretch the project's small footprint of 20 square metres over four storeys, and about the challenges that arose during the construction of this extraordinary home
The Greening Bourj Al Shamali initiative aims to green and improve the living conditions in the Bourj Al Shamali refugee camp in Lebanon, a theoretically temporary Palestinian refugee camp that's now a 60-year-old informal urban environment, densely built and without green spaces. Sara Savage speaks to the team behind the initiative about 'balloon mapping' the camp in the name of self-determination