ARTICLE POSTED — 24th Aug 17
Design Review Panel Membership
Design Review Panel membership comprises a range of disciplines including urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering, heritage, infrastructure and sustainability.
ARTICLE POSTED — 19th May 17
Principles of Good Design
Recently updated, ODASA’s Principles of Good Design focus on how buildings and places can meet the needs of the people who use them.
Best-practice principles demonstrate the government’s commitment to achieving design excellence in South Australia’s built environment.
The Principles of Good Design are: context, inclusivity, durability, value, performance and sustainability.
Japan – Archipelago of the House Exhibition
Japan – Archipelago of the House is an exhibition of contemporary Japanese architecture focused on the category of the house – at once the most iconic and the most approachable of the multi-faceted contributions that Japan has made to the discipline of architecture.
In contrast to a commonly encountered approach toward Japanese architecture that presents architectural works as perfected aesthetic creations isolated from their ordinary surroundings, this exhibition aims to situate the architecture of contemporary dwelling in Japan as embedded within its various contexts – historical, urban, environmental, and social.
The exhibition introduces the works of 58 Japanese architects over 70 works, across the following sections:
- Yesterday's Houses: A set of 14 important works from twentieth-century architectural history;
- Today's Houses: A series of 20 contemporary works, built since 2000 by prominent architects active today;
- Houses of Tokyo: A set of 36 photographic portraits of contemporary houses in Tokyo portrayed in their urban settings, by photographer Jérémie Souteyrat
- A series of video vignettes of the 20 contemporary houses, showing how these buildings are the frames and stages for daily life, completes the exhibition materials.
- A collection of models at 1:50 scale, prepared by first year B.Architectural Design students at the University of Adelaide.
With original content prepared by a French curatorial team resident in or with links to Japan, the French version of the exhibition has travelled to a variety of locations in Europe since 2014, cumulatively receiving over 90,000 visitors. A new presentation of the materials was shown in Japan in 2017. The Adelaide iteration, organised by Dr Julian Worrall of the University of Adelaide, is its first appearance in English.