Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Students’ exhibition celebrates up and coming architects

Students’ exhibition celebrates up and coming architects

Students from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland have cause for celebration following their recent clean sweep at industry design competitions.

Final-year students in the Master of Architecture (Professional) programme won all the prizes at New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Graphisoft Student Design Awards as well as taking out first place in the student section of the Auckland Architecture Association (AAA) Unbuilt Architecture Awards.

To celebrate their extraordinary success, an exhibition of the award-winning architectural projects will go on display next week, allowing the public a chance to view the designs of our up and coming architects. Called 5 Futures, the exhibition features work by Marianne Calvelo, Sacha Milojevic, Raphaela Rose, Nathan Swaney and Holly Xie.

Every year four significant final-year projects are nominated from each of the Country’s architecture schools to compete in the NZIA Graphisoft Student Design Awards. 5 Futures includes Marianne Calvelo‘s Mad Women: Public Domesticity (finalist), Nathan Swaney’s Extraction Lands and the Permanence of Production (highly commended), Sacha Milojevic’s Newmarket Campus as a Porous Megaform (highly commended) and Raphaela Rose’s Sexu(ality) and the City: Counteracting the Cock-ups of Auckland’s Main Strip which won the top prize.

Rose’s project presented a critique of the perceived commercial and sexual exploitation of the area containing the Sky Tower, a centerpiece of Auckland city, and offered a whimsical adult amusement park in its place. Her design was described by the NZIA as ‘achieving the rare feat of combining architecture, parody and political and sexual folly into a stylish, sparely drawn package’.

Also on display is architecture student Holly Xie’s thesis Vanishing Acts. Pronounced by the judges as a ‘tour de force of architectural exploration’ it won first prize from amongst 125 submissions in the student category of the much-coveted 2013 AAA Unbuilt Architecture Awards. Vanishing Acts features an intricately imagined landscape referencing the history of a remote and contested sub Antarctic island.

5 Futures
George Fraser Gallery
25a Princes Street
Opening 5.30pm, Tuesday 18 March
Exhibition runs from 11am-4pm, 19-22 March
Email info-georgefraser@auckland.ac.nz

The University of Auckland’s National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries comprises the Elam School of Fine Arts, School of Architecture and Planning, the Centre for Art Research, the School of Music and the Dance Studies Programme.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news