Sep 22, 2011

Port Hedland Multipurpose Recreation Centre public milestone ceremony

A public milestone ceremony was held with Town of Port Hedland dignitaries and stakeholders to celebrate the first panels being installed.

ARM gave a site tour to Mayor Kelly Howlett and councillors. The ceremony concluded with the signing of the building by all parties.

This event gave everyone the opportunity to see the progress being made on site and to have the vision of the final building revealed.

May 31, 2011

Knows -
Alumni Exhibition Opens At The University Of Melbourne

God Knows is an exhibition by ARM Architecture for the ABP Alumni Retrospective Series at The University of Melbourne's Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning. The exhibition is a conceptual representation of selected ARM works (both built and unrealised), the people and personalities behind ARM studio, and public and internal perceptions of ARM.

ARM Architecture's Stephen Ashton and Howard Raggatt are alumni of The University of Melbourne and in 1988 they co-founded ARM Architecture with Ian McDougall. ARM has since become one of Australia's leading architecture practices.

Exhibition Dates
Opens Monday June 6, 2011
Closes Friday Jule 1, 2011

Wunderlich Gallery
Ground Floor
Architecture Building
The University of Melbourne

Opening Hours
9:00am - 5:00pm,
Monday to Friday

Closing Party
6pm Friday July 1, 2011
Monday 27th June

The exhibition will consist of three components - a physical installation of polystyrene packaging on the walls of the gallery, a series of short films projected onto these walls, and a selection of quotes representing various opinions about ARM and our work.

The polystyrene component references how protective packaging objects have informed the design of ARM buildings, most notably the Melbourne Recital Centre. For this exhibition, the walls of the Wunderlich Gallery will be lined with discarded pieces of polystyrene. Located within the array of objects will be custom-made polystyrene representations of ARM buildings, rendered as negative voids within large polystyrene blocks.

The second component is a series of projections onto the undulating polystyrene surface. The wall becomes a kinetic screen, upon which there will be old and new ARM short films. These will include high speed 3D animations, Howard Raggatt's thesis film 'Not Songs', media snippets, and interviews with ARM directors and staff specially filmed for this exhibition.

Thirdly; quotes (mostly taken from online forums) and interviews make up the graphic and acoustic content of the exhibition. They become part of the ARM narrative, a history of challenging community perceptions of architecture, and how the work represents a local identity.

Catalogue, Short Films & Online
A catalogue will be available from the University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Design, comprising eight posters with interviews with ARM directors and designers, critical essays and graphic representations of ARM's work. They will be available for purchase at the Closing Party and after the conclusion of the exhibition. All short films featured in the exhibition will be uploaded to YouTube at the conclusion of the exhibition for further display.

The exhibition is generously supported by Microhire.

May 12, 2011

Shrine of Remembrance
Visitor Centre
a Melbourne favourite

The Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre was listed as a favourite building in Melbourne by a recent survey of architects in The Age Melbourne Magazine (May 2011).

Many thanks to our colleagues for their generous comments about the project.

Mar 25, 2011

Riverbank Precinct

At the end of February 2011, the South Australian Government appointed the design team to undertake the master planning for Adelaide’s premier public realm, the Riverbank Precinct on the northern edge of the Torrens River.

We are thrilled to announce that the team is headed by ARM, and joins with Kevin Taylor of Taylor Cullity Lethlean, one of Australia’s leading landscape architects,
and Andrew Russell of Aurecon, a world class infrastructure and specialist consultancy, to form the leadership team.

Kevin Taylor has worked on many South Australian and national projects including the North Terrace redevelopment and the current project to redesign Victoria Square. Andrew Russell is one of Adelaide’s leading urban designers with over 30 years experience. He recently worked on the Adelaide Oval redevelopment and has worked on many previous studies for Riverbank.

The team includes a wide range of specialist contributors, among them Malcolm Snow (currently CEO of Southbank Corporation Brisbane), Karl Telfer (senior Kaurna cultural bearer), Rob Di Cintio (Retail and Property expert with particular specialisation in boutique development) and the span of engineering expertise within Aurecon.

Adelaide’s Riverbank is one of the most significant public precincts in Australia. It is the location for the South Australian Parliament, the seminal Adelaide Festival Centre arts complex, SKYCITY Casino and the Adelaide Convention Centre. A large part of the precinct is built over the Adelaide Central Railway Station. Its river frontage comprises the historic Elder Park and surrounds. To the north, Adelaide Oval has begun a substantial redevelopment as a cricket and football venue.

In connecting to the Riverbank precinct, the city’s northern edge will become a revitalised public playground, and we are delighted to be part of its transformation.

Feb 15, 2011

Perth Waterfront

Perth Waterfront designed by ARM

Photo: Bryce Green, ABC News

Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett, Planning Minister John Day and City of Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi launched the design of the Perth Waterfront redevelopment at the Perth Convention Centre this morning.

The new waterfront reconnects Perth with the Swan River, and will feature 10 hectares of exciting new public spaces and places to live, work and relax.

"Along with the Perth city link, this is the most significant thing happening in our capital city, certainly within the last 100 years," Ms Scaffidi said.

Further details, images and a flythrough of the project can be found at the Planning WA website.

Jul 21, 2010

The future is here!

The future of architectural photography has arrived.

Renowned photographer John Gollings has today photographed our latest project, Info Corner at RMIT University, using the same stereoscopic 3D process he employed for the Now + When exhibition at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.

We believe that this is the first time anywhere in the world that a built architecture project has been photographed using this technique. The images will appear in 3D as described here in Architecture Australia magazine.

Stay tuned for more details and spectacular images to emerge!