What is it to be inspired? It is the state of being compelled to do something--something creative. The projects you will discover in these pages certainly inspire. The book is rich in ideas and possibility that show architectural creativity at its very best. But more than that, these projects represent the work that is being designed and built now; and that fills me with hope, and immense pride in the profession of architecture. I welcome you to Inspire, a celebration of print for the 2014 Australian Institute of Architects' National Architecture Awards winners. This is the fifth in a 10-volume series that presents an inspirational visual survey of the Awards from 2010 to 2019, charting the very best in Australian architecture through the course of a decade. The National Architecture Awards bring together outstanding designs from all around the country. Geographically, the projects are very evenly dispersed this year and the National Jury travelled widely across the country in its quest for excellence. If I was to point to any trends this year, there is certainly strength in the notion of community. By this I mean the exceptional quality of work that is evident in public buildings, but also the fact that architects are fundamentally designing for communities. They are increasingly sensitive to the place their work, whether residential, commercial or other uses, will have in the community--and, beyond that, what its legacy might be to the community. To all readers, we hope you will enjoy this publication--and the wonderful Australian architecture within these pages.
Audience: Tertiary Education (US: College)
Number of Pages: 270
Edition: 2014th edition
Publication Date: 29 Apr 2015
Publisher: Reveal Books
Publication City, Country: Potts Point, NSW, Australia
Author BiographyKatarina Stube is an architectural photographer and founder of international publishing company REVEALbooks+fotos, under which she created and published Jorn Utzon's Sydney Opera House, a memoir of Jorn Utzon and Australia's famous icon. In 2010, Katarina documented various national pavilions at World Expo Shanghai that feature in the award winning book 'The Unbeatable' published in March 2012. She also creates and co-publishes the INSPIRE series, a collector's edition featuring the annual Australian National Architecture Awards. All books in this 10-year series are joint publications with the Australian Institute of Architects. Architect, advocate, and former National President. David Parken is the CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects. The Institute is Australia's peak architectural body, representing 12,000 members across Australia and overseas. David is a Life Fellow of the Institute, with more than 20 years' experience in private practice. David is an advocate for architecture, design and sustainability.