August 2023 – January 2024
Design Speaks Virtual Portal
Tickets: $90 per session
This session comprises 2 hours of presentations and attracts 2 formal CPD points. Tickets are available until 12 January 2024.
Season Three sessions are available to view on demand in the Design Speaks Virtual Portal until 19 January 2024.
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This session is a selection of presentations originally presented as part of The Architecture Symposium, Brisbane (2023).
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Architecture and design from the Asia Pacific
The Asia Pacific is a rich collage of cultures and languages; as a collective we share commonalities in our histories and challenges in the past, present and future. How can architecture and design celebrate and amplify the region’s myriad traditions, environments and continual evolution?
Speakers from the Asia Pacific will discuss projects, processes, research and ideas that relate to architecture's role in the culture, sustainability and economy of the region.
Experiments from an Island Practice
Palinda Kannangara, Palinda Kannangara Architects (Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, Sri Lanka)
Leaving Space for Everyday Life
Fan Beilei, genarchitects (Shanghai, China)
To the World Without Frames
Suzuko Yamada, Suzuko Yamada Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
For the Sake of Progress
Patcharada Inplang, Sher Maker Studio (Chiang Mai, Thailand)
- CPD Questions – Architecture and Design from the Asia Pacific
Founder, Palinda Kannangara Architects
Palinda Kannangara Architects is known for an experiential approach to architecture that hinges on simplicity and a connection with the natural environment. The firm’s work has been recognized for its contextual sensitivity, crafted use of materials and a minimalism reflective of the Sri Lankan ethos. Palinda Kannangara Architects’ award-winning portfolio spans the breadth of Sri Lanka, from the dry zone, to the wetlands, to the coast on a diverse palette of projects, often small in scale.
Fan Beilei is the principal of Shanghai-based practice genarchitects, which she co-founded in 2013. genarchitects engages in comprehensive urban and architectural design work, published in academic journals as well as in books released by Thames and Hudson Press and Birkhäuser.
Founder, Suzuko Yamada Architects
Suzuko Yamada is an architect and founder of Suzuko Yamada Architects, based in Tokyo, Japan. Suzuko is a Tokyo native and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Tokyo Art University. She set up her independent studio in 2013, having previously worked at practice Sou Fujimoto Architects. She currently teaches an architecture studio at Kyoto University and Tokyo University of Science.
Co-founder, Sher Maker Studio
Sher Maker is made up of a small team of local architects and makers who design and build according to local methodologies of architecture, based in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The practice places importance on preserving local design language and indigenous architecture prevalent in Northern Thailand. Sher Maker aims to drive material research and experimentation through design, working with local builders and craftspeople to create buildings that resonate with place and culture.