The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power - Issue #6

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The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

The Architecture Drilldown - Knowledge is Power

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The Architecture Drilldown

The Architecture Drilldown – a newsletter that keeps you up-to-date while saving time. Architecture journalist and editor Rachael Bernstone scans all the news that’s fit to print about architecture and serves you up the best bits, weekly.
I’ve added lots of people to the distribution list this week - welcome! I hope you enjoy this easily digested serve of news and views.

So, what’s of international interest this week?
Foster and Rogers, never far from the spotlight: Richard Rogers scoops 2019 AIA Gold Medal
And The Tulip is a source of Instagram derision
Fee-cutting is a rife in the UK
Yet David Adjaye says architecture in the west is ‘absurdly expensive’
So, UK Architects’ overseas work is booming, according to RIBA survey
In the latest awards news, Australian firms win five categories at WAN
And WAF concludes, with WOHA taking home Building of the Year accolade
Behind-the-scenes with WAF judge Mark Thomson, who calls out Australia's carbon credentials
And five inspiring women are honoured at Women in Architecture Awards (USA)
Right-o, what’s happening on the national / federal front?
Now this is interesting: Airbnb to start testing prototype homes in 2019
Concerned about material sustainability: read these facts about timber, steel and concrete
Have you heard of Larki? Architect Simon Cookes will launch 'Uber' of site surveys
Drilling down further – what’s news across the states?
Cladding controversy: Four years after Lacrosse fire, LU Simon to replace cladding for $5.6 million
SHoP Architects and Woods Bagot team up to transform Melbourne
Plans unveiled for City of Melbourne’s new biophilic offices | ArchitectureAU
Australian Museum reveals redevelopment by Cox Architecture and Neeson Murcutt
Love Queenslanders as much as we do? See this exhibition of rare photographs
It doesn't pay to masquerade as an Architect: Building designer convicted
Darwin to undergo major $200m refresh under new city deal
Developer says South Perth planning framework is broken, after 42-storey tower rejected
What upcoming events should I put in my diary?
A weekend in March with a stellar lineup, including trip to Bruny Island with John Wardle? Yes please!
Or maybe Brisbane takes your fancy...
What about grants and funding announcements?
Got a good idea? Keep an eye on the Stockland BlueChilli accelerator program
Must read books?
The best USA design books, just in time for Christmas (anyone care to do the Australian list for next week? Adam, I'm looking at you!)
This week's movers and shakers
John Wardle shares his optimism about Sydney
Armchair (or actual?) travel…
This looks beautiful! Too bad it won't be ready for our upcoming trip to London
Inspiration or Archi-porn? You decide…
OMG how good is the Oculus (yes, we know it leaks, but, like, whatevs!)
50 Instagram feeds for architecture students (and everybody else)
Sounds Like Design’s Marketing and Communications tip of the week…
Once you get over Christmas, you'll have to start thinking about Awards again... so here's a little present
And that’s it for this sixth instalment of The Architecture Drilldown, delivered every Friday so you can catch up on the week’s architecture news from around the world and around the corner, at your leisure, over the weekend. Tell us about your interests, and what you’d like to see more of by sending suggestions to
Here’s a list of the newsletters and newspapers that we scan to build The Architecture Drilldown:
Architecture and Design (Aus)
Arch Daily (Intl)
Architecture Design Review (Aus)
Architects Journal (UK)
Architectural Review (USA)
Architecture AU (Aus)
Architecture News Now (Intl)
Association of Consulting Architects (Aus)
The Australian Financial Review (Aus)
Australian Institute of Architects (Aus)
Belle (Aus)
Competitions Archi (Intl)
The Design Files (Aus)
The Fifth Estate (Aus)
GBCA (Aus)
The Guardian (Aus)
Instagram (Intl)
Interiors Addict (Aus)
The Local Project (Aus)
LinkedIn (Intl)
Lunchbox Architect (Aus)
Parlour (Aus)
Panfilo (Aus)
The Sydney Morning Herald (Aus)
Twitter (Intl)
The West Australian (Aus)
Yellow Trace (Intl)

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