Making Culture I

Full price: $101.00
Member: $75.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

From the National Architecture Conference 2014: Making

Making Culture positions architecture as an element of culture, and the process of making architecture an act of cultural production. This approach asserts that the interpretation of and contribution to culture(s) as the primary productive task of architecture, before response to brief, programme, site or other obligations. A series of conversations will explore how the appeal of culture can be used as a tool to enable architecture’s transformative function, to enhance the particularity of place and to stimulate a renewal of institutions.

AACA Competency: Design


Andrew Burns - Principal: Andrew Burns Architects, Richard Hassell - Director: WOHA

Andrew Burns established the practice Andrew Burns Architects in 2007 with an approach that seeks to combine social engagement with design excellence, and is characterised by precise geometry. In 2013 the practice was a finalist for the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2014 and received the NSW RAIA Emerging Architect Prize.

Richard Hassell is the co-founding director of the Singapore-based WOHA, one of Southeast Asia’s best known and most awarded architectural practices. WOHA’s architecture is notable for its constant evolution: no two buildings adopt the same ‘style’ , as each project constitutes a specific response to the potential of the program and the site.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1.5 hours

    Continuing professional development hours

    1.5 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognise that “making” relates to physical, spiritual, abstract, spiritual, organisational and social
  • Link the concepts of material, geometry and life
  • Compare different projects and their impact on culture
  • Apply culturally significant concepts to architectural designs

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



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