Sydney Architecture Festival: Affordable Housing Sydney Map Launch

As a part of the 2019 Sydney Architecture Festival, The Architect's Bookshop is hosting three exciting events with local architects, designers and authors.

On Tuesday 12 November from 6:30pm we will be celebrating the launch of the Affordable Housing Sydney: Architecture Guide Map

This new architecture guide map by Dr Michael Zanardo and Dr Noni Boyd brings together for the first time Sydney’s rich but relatively unknown built history of affordable housing.

From terraces to towers, each of the selected inner-city affordable housing projects spanning the last century is located and recorded chronologically with recognition for the delivery body and designer.

Affordable Housing Sydney reveals the incredible range and quality of local affordable housing over time which has dealt with the perennial design questions of density, amenity and city-making.

Highlighting both successes and shortcomings, this collection of urban affordable housing projects provides an important window into this largely untold story.

Dr Michael Zanardo is a registered architect and director of Studio Zanardo, an independent consultancy specialising in urban design and the design of housing, particularly social and affordable housing. He actively combines practice with research and teaching. His doctorate investigated architectural typologies of pre-World War II State workers’ housing in Sydney.

Dr Noni Boyd is an architectural historian and heritage specialist with particular expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture in Australasia and the Pacific. Her PhD thesis focussed on the work of NSW Government Architect Walter Liberty Vernon and his contribution to public architecture and town planning in New South Wales.