TRIAS: Three Piece House

Three Piece House, by Sydney-based practice TRIAS, is situated in a suburban beachside enclave north of the city of Newcastle. A quiet and modest series of pavilions gathered around a sunny courtyard; each structure is poignantly defined by meticulous attention to detail and a material…

The Cabin: An Archetype for Freedom in a Tenured Life?

The humble hut has recently enjoyed a renaissance in architectural scholarship and popular media. These two publications, Cabin Porn, edited by Zach Klein, and Shack: In Praise of an Australian Icon, by Simon Griffiths, explore various permutations of the hut typology, documenting the fascinating stories of the people behind…

Placing Heidegger: Martin Heidegger’s influence on current architectural thought

Placing Heidegger traces Heideggerian preoccupations in current architecture scholarship, offering an exploration of philosophical biography, as well as the analysis of Martin Heidegger’s personal correspondence with Karl Jaspers, Hannah Arendt and others, to argue for an alternative understanding of Heidegger’s legacy to architecture. The full…

The Paper Street Architecture Blog

Looking back at a blog that ran from 2010–2011, mapping the intersection of art and architecture in the urban landscape: Paper Street Architecture

New Geographies of Violence: Security and Disenfranchisement

Detention and dispossesion “We are arriving at an axiom in long-term thinking about international terrorism… the real danger lies, not in what it inflicts, but in what it provokes.”[1] This article is not meant to offer a complete description of the complicated and contentious recent…

New Geographies of Violence: Redefining the Wall

Geographies of separation And this palace was surrounded by ten walls, one inside the other, and all ten walls were made of water. And because the palace and walls consisted of water, it was impossible to enter there, for whoever tried to do so would…