Architectural dreams in augmented reality

Monday, 5 March 2012

Imagine walking inside a beautiful cathedral that exists only in virtual space or inspecting a 3D display home from every angle on a smart phone or digital tablet in the comfort of your home or office.

Dirima Cuthbert

Perth "4WD" homes buck green trend

Friday, 24 February 2012

Many Perth houses are not energy efficient and building regulations don't encourage home builders to change, says a researcher from The University of Western Australia.

Performance Shell

South Hedland project

Friday, 3 February 2012

Construction is now complete on the white curvilinear Performance Shell which is located in the newly-developed urban centre of South Hedland. The project, which is part of a major infrastructure scheme for the Pilbara Cities Initiative, was officially opened by the Minister for Regional Development & Lands, Hon Brendon Grylls MLA, in December.

Adjunct Professor Kerry Hill

UWA graduate honoured for ‘distinguished service to architecture’

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Internationally recognised UWA Architecture graduate and Adjunct Professor, Kerry Hill, has been made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) for ‘distinguished service to architecture, particularly as an ambassador for Australian design in South East Asia, and as an educator and mentor.’

School student puts the finishing touches to his model

New architects and designers in the making?

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The four day annual Summer School Studio was held this month for Year 12 students from WA schools. Aimed at students interested in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban design, the studio provides a taste of life as a Bachelor of Design student.

Studio group at Arikamedu Roman Ruins

Indian study trip challenging Architecture students

Monday, 23 January 2012

A group of 3rd,  4th and 5th year architecture students is currently in India, working in a collaborative studio with students from the School of Architecture and Planning, Anna University, Chennai. Their common goal is to address design problems relevant to the contemporary Indian context.

"A Tale of Two Cities"

Ground-breaking 3D visions of Australia's urban future

Monday, 21 November 2011

Imagine a future world of floating cities, submerged metropolises and new desert tracts in which much of Australia has become uninhabitable due to climate change.

Catastrophe arrives at ALVA

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Recently, the Australian Research Council (ARC) announced that the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Art's Winthrop Professor Bill Taylor and Winthrop Professor Michael Levine (UWA Philosophy), in collaboration with three-time Pulitzer Prize winning journalist James O'Byrne (New Orleans), have won a major Discovery Project award for research on ‘Catastrophe: a historical and philosophical assessment of urban disaster, ethics and the built environment'.

Interior view of gallery from winning entry by Jennie Officer and team.

Martumili Architectural Competition winners announced

Friday, 11 November 2011

On 3 November the winners of the Martumili Architectural Competition were announced by Associate Professor Patric de Villiers at a showcase event at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).

The limited design competition for an innovative Arts and Gallery Facility for Martumili Artists in Newman, WA was held by the Martumili Creative Indigenous Partnership, BHP Billiton, the WA Government, the Shire of East Pilbara and ALVA.

Students working together

Yr 11 students wanted for Summer Design Studio 2013

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Current Yr 11 students with an interest in architecture, urban design or landscape architecture are being invited to take part in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' (ALVA) Summer Schools' Studio 2013.

ALVA student painting

Inaugural Bali Art Studio

Friday, 16 September 2011

During the mid-semester break, 19 students from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) travelled to Bali as part of the inaugural Bali Art Studio. The studio was offered as an elective unit and was taken by students studying Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Fine Arts.

ALVA House_exterior

The ALVA House nears completion

Thursday, 1 September 2011

The ALVA House is a modular timber framed structure that was recently constructed as part of the UWA Future Farm Project in Pingelly.

Project Co-ordinator Paul Trinidad with the ISI team

Agreement of collaboration with Indonesian Institute of the Arts

Thursday, 25 August 2011

In a significant ceremony the Rector of Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Profesor Dr I Wayan Rai, along with Ibu Made Rinu the Dekan of the Faculty of Art and Design (FSRD), signed an agreement of collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA).

'Slum shack' to highlight poverty at international conference

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

A ‘slum shack' will be built by urban planning students from The University of Western Australia to highlight the plight of millions of people living in informal settlements in rapidly urbanising areas of the developing world.

The ‘shack' will be constructed during a major UWA-hosted international conference from 4 to 7 July

A fresh look at developing Dampier by a new generation

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Six final year, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design students from The University of Western Australia (UWA) are taking a fresh look at ways to develop built form, infrastructure and landscape design at Dampier in the State's north west.

Raymond Jones Kiernan house

Pioneering ecological architect celebrated

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The work of an architect who, over a career spanning seven decades, changed the landscape of Perth with his innovative houses, flats, schools and churches will be celebrated at a retrospective exhibition at The University of Western Australia.

Winthrop Professor Richard Weller

Planning experts discuss future vision for "big" Perth

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

With Perth's population projected to reach 3.5 million by 2050, it's time to think big about the planning challenges facing us and the policy responses needed to deal with these challenges, according to Associate Professor Paul Maginn, organiser of UWA's annual Stephenson Hepburn Oration to be held on 16 March.

Professor Richard Weller

Leading landscape architect Richard Weller to head Urban Design Centre

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

An internationally regarded, leading-Australian landscape architect has been appointed as the new Director of the Urban Design Centre of Western Australia (UDC).

Bioregional designs 'hot up' ALVA Faculty

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Things have 'hotted up' this year at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) with a bioregional design studio in landscape architecture.

The first year studio, which grappled with the big, bold, complex issues of global biodiversity, recognised the importance of 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, and focused on the world's 25 geographical 'hotspots' of biodiversity significance.

Graduating Visual Arts students' work on display for a limited time

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Contemporary social and cultural issues will be deconstructed at a new exhibit on display at The University of Western Australia's Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts (ALVA) for a limited time next month.

ALVA's third year Bachelor of Fine Arts students will present their Graduation Exhibition at the Faculty's Cullity Gallery from November 2 - 5.

Visual Arts Third Year and Exhibition Coordinator Sarah Douglas said the exhibit was a culmination of the 18 Fine Arts students three years of study at UWA.