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The Private Life of Public Architecture: Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew Mackenzie

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Published by URO Publications, and distributed by ORO Editions. This book is not just about a building; it is about how major architecture gets commissioned, managed and built in Australia today. In this case, we look at the new billion dollar Melbourne Convention Centre. The book follows the whole process – from the three trucks of drawings, documents and models sent to the Premier’s office, which won the initial design competition, to the newspapers lurching into gear with their familiar rhetoric. Yet, despite the glare of media attention, the process that lies behind big architecture is far from clear. This book explores this process, through a building that not only challenges the conventions of public space, but also what architecture means in the contemporary city.

 

Specifications

SKU:
100004
Size: 
8.25" x 10.5” Portrait
Pages: 
216
Binding: 
Trade Cloth
Publication date: 
Fall 2014
ISBN: 
978-0-0646513-77-5
Weight: 
2.025kg/4.5lb
Rights world: 
Available

Published by URO Publications

Overview: 

This book is not just about a building; it is about how major architecture gets commissioned, managed and built in Australia today. In this case, we look at the new billion dollar Melbourne Convention Centre. The book follows the whole process – from the three trucks of drawings, documents and models sent to the Premier’s office, which won the initial design competition, to the newspapers lurching into gear with their familiar rhetoric. Yet, despite the glare of media attention, the process that lies behind big architecture is far from clear. This book explores this process, through a building that not only challenges the conventions of public space, but also what architecture means in the contemporary city.

 

About the author: 

Andrew Mackenzie is the Australasia Correspondent for The Architectural Review as well as a contributing editor to Architecture Australia and regular writer for Australian Financial Review. He is a publisher and Director of the design consultancy CityLab and is currently engaged as a Creative Director of the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects National Conference.