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Book Launch: Design Lives Here by Penny Craswell


The Architect's Bookshop invites you to join design writer Penny Craswell for the launch of her new book ‘Design Lives Here: Interiors, Furniture and Lighting’ on the evening of Tuesday 24 March from 6:30pm. . Australian design has forged its own unique trajectory, influenced by geographic isolation, a distinctive natural environment, and a modern sensibility. Design Lives Here showcases the best of Australian residential architecture and interiors, and pays homage to the local designers and makers who have crafted bespoke pieces of furniture and lighting for these homes, whether large or small. From a reimagined Californian bungalow with a dining...

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Book Launch: 'Australia: Modern Architectures in History'

Join us on Thursday 13th February at 6:30pm for the launch of Harry Margalit's 'Australia: Modern Architectures in History' with guest speaker Olivia Hyde (Director of Design Excellence at GANSW).

RSVP here. Tickets are free!

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Holiday Trading Hours


Like everyone else, the team at The Architect's Bookshop are looking forward to a couple of days rest over this busy holiday period. We will be maintaining our regular opening hours for the most part, but will be closed on the 25th, 26th and 31st of December along with the 1st of January. Many thanks to all our fantastic customers for their continued support in 2019. We're looking forward to a bigger and better 2020.

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Staff Christmas Wish List #4: Nick


Next up for recommendations this week is Nick! Nick is currently finishing his Masters of Architecture at USYD and is particularly interested in how design, landscape and construction come together to create truly poetic architecture. If this sounds like you the books below should probably be on your list too:   1. Carlo Scarpa and Castelvecchio Revisted Adding to what was an already impressive first publication Richard Murphy's longstanding passion for Scarpa's work, particularly Castelvecchio, shines through in this book. Even a quick flick through will have you itching for a trip to Verona. 2. In Praise of Shadows Originally published back...

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Staff Christmas Wish List #3: Ellie


Third on our list for Christmas wishes is Ellie - Ellie is an interior architecture student interested in sustainable and inclusive design for our future cities. Here are her picks this Christmas… 1. Non-Referential Architecture This important publication frames the needs for the future of architecture by outlining seven key principles, all of which encourage forward striving, participatory and innovative design solutions that work to create socially and culturally valuable buildings. A must-have for every architect! 2. Olafur Eliasson in Real Life A wonderful compilation of the work of Olafur Eliasson. Including his own conversations with architects, anthropologists, psychologists and...

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