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Text by Davina Jackson & Chris Johnson
Photography miscellaneous
Published by Thames & Hudson UK.
C @ 2000

Having completed a very significant five-year construction phase in the nation's history, Australian architecture has moved into the world spotlight.

During the 1994-99 boom creative vigor was palpable, confidence surged and the entire continent became endowed with a new sense of architectural independence.

Because it scans a diverse and momentary scene instead of recording a longer continuum of major achievements, Australian Architecture Now is an unusual history book.

It presents two essays, 21 case studies of outstanding public and domestic projects, and in several brief chapters compares selected buildings according to similarities of either genre or style.

Close examination reveals surprising evidence that Australian architecture more often reflects the personal styles and attitudes of its creators than the poetic ideal of a unique sense of place.


Architects featured include Denton Corker Marshall, Harry Seidler, Gabriel Poole, Rex Addison, Peter Stutchbury, Cox Sanderson Ness, Nonda Katsalidis, Sean Godsell, Alexander Tzannes, and more.

In surveying the most exciting and significant work completed since 1994, Jackson and Johnson have documented over 200 buildings and places.

Ranging from new stadia and transport facilities for Sydney's Olympics, houses that encompass the extremes from suburban coast to bush retreat, to tower complexes and indigenous pavilions, this work exemplifies the best from our profession.

Case studies, major essays and concise chapters give a penetrating analysis of contemporary Australian architecture as we enter the new millennium.

258 pages
494 Illustrations

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Location:
Sydney
Type:
Restaurant
Year:
1999
Project Manager:
Accor Asia Pacific
Interior Designer:
BKH Architects
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Sydney
Type:
Restaurant
Year:
1997
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Consultant:
Stefano Manfredi
Photographer:
Simon Kenny

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Location:
Sydney
Type:
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Year:
1996
Interior Designer:
BKH Architects
Photographer:
Ross Honeysett

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Location:
Melbourne
Type:
Apartment
Year:
2001
Architect:
Fender Katsalidis
Project Manager:
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Location:
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Type:
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Year:
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Donovan Hill
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Type:
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Consultant:
Anders Ousbach
Photographer:
Farshid Assassi

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Year:
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Photographer:
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Location:
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Type:
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Year:
1999
Architect:
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Photographer:
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