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Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission "records a significant and rare achievement"

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<i>Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission</i> "records a significant and rare achievement"

Erich Mayer has reviewed Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission for ArtsHub Writing & Publishing: “Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission records a significant and rare achievement – the building of a beautiful, modern, architect-designed place of worship.’ While noting that some of the more detailed sections “are not designed for the layperson”, Mayer highlights both Angelo Candalepas' and Maryam Gusheh's essays as providing comments of interest to the general public. He particularly enjoyed Candalepas' comments on the nature of concrete – “By taking every effort to ensure a craftsman-like result, concrete forms offer a playfulness or joy to the eye.” Mayer also comments that Gusheh's...

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Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission – the story of the Punchbowl Mosque

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Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission – the story of the Punchbowl Mosque

‘Mosques in Sydney are rarely designed by architects’, writes Maryam Gusheh in her essay in Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission, and are rarely in formalised and dedicated places of worship. The Punchbowl Mosque in Western Sydney, therefore, is particularly unique. Designed by Angelo Candalepas and Associates for the Australian Islamic Mission, who won the National Award for Public Architecture in 2018 for the mosque's design, the Punchbowl Mosque represents a poignant moment of collaboration across faiths and cultures. Angelo Candalepas: Australian Islamic Mission tells its story through four written reflections from faith, architectural, cultural and engineering viewpoints. The mosque is now iconic for its singular,...

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Index as rhetoric – a Q&A with the NGV’s Megan Patty

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Index as rhetoric – a Q&A with the NGV’s Megan Patty

A form of storytelling, as well as a way of systematising knowledge, the index is an intensely human feature of the book publishing craft, so why not celebrate it?

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Architecture in its Continuums "A clarion call for a new approach"

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Architecture in its Continuums "A clarion call for a new approach"

UK-based architect and educator Deborah Saunt has penned a two-page review in the latest Architecture Australia of Leon van Schaik's Architecture in its Continuums, published by Uro earlier this year.  Saunt describes the book as a "clarion call for a new approach" to architecture. As she writes: "Architecture in its Continuums is a succinct and engaging manifesto on how architects need to reclaim and celebrate the unique importance of spatial intelligence, an intangible but significant skill that harnesses the potential of space to reveal latent qualities and engender wellbeing." The review comes hot-on-the-heels of the book's recent win at the Australian Graphic Design Awards. You can...

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Two Uro books take home a distinction at the AGDA Awards 2018

Two Uro books take home a distinction at the AGDA Awards 2018

We're excited to announce the Australian Graphic Design Association has awarded a distinction to both Architecture in its Continuums and Somewhere Other: John Wardle Architects at the 2018 AGDA awards.  Both books are designed by Stuart Geddes and feature photography and essays by preeminent voices in Australian architecture. Congratulations to Stuart and all the entrants.

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