Wednesday 18 May – Friday 12 August 2022


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Program Info

This session was originally presented as part of The Architecture Symposium: Housing Futures (2020).

The Architecture Symposium: Housing Futures presents a curated selection of contemporary Australian architects whose projects respond creatively to the spectrum of housing challenges and opportunities. We have, as a profession, an opportunity to step confidently from turbulent times into a future where we take the lead on the transformation of the urban, suburban and regional residential environment. The Architecture Symposium will highlight projects that are already doing so, opening directions for the profession and stimulating new ways of living. Financing, procurement models, housing typologies, sustainability and cost-effective strategies will be considered, all delivered to a benchmark of exceptional architectural quality. The presentations will provide a concise survey of current projects, viewed through four lenses: alternative housing models, the integration of social agendas, emerging directions in market-based housing and compact housing.


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CPD Questions – New Directions in Market Housing


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Event Coordinator Header Image Macaulay Road by Fieldwork. Render: Kaleido.


  • New Directions in Market Housing
    What a year. From boom times, through fire, flood and plague, economic hardship and the constant of our rapidly escalating climate crisis, it’s been a rollercoaster, but what does this mean for market housing? In looking at four market housing projects, we ask the architects what conditions they were addressing that no longer exist and what conditions have rapidly changed. We ask them to speculate – if you started this project again today, what would be different? What would you do differently? How should we think about the future of market housing?
  • Session information
    Angelo Candalepas, Candalepas Associates (The Castle, NSW)
    Quino Holland, Fieldwork and Emma Telfer, Assemble (Macaulay Road, Vic)
    Philip Thalis, Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Design (Studio Apartments, NSW)
    Alison Brooks, Alison Brooks Architects (Ely Court, UK)

    Presentations are followed by a panel discussion chaired by curators Andrew Burns, Andrew Burns Architecture, and Hannah Tribe, Tribe Studio Architects.
  • CPD Questions – New Directions in Market Housing


Angelo Candalepas

Founding Director, Candalepas Associates

Angelo Candalepas graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 1992. He was made a Life Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects in 2019.

In 1994 he established his own architecture studio which, in its first months of practice, won an international competition for housing in “The Point” in Sydney’s Pyrmont. The project was the recipient of several awards. Since then, Angelo has won and been shortlisted for several national and international competitions.

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Quino Holland

Director, Fieldwork

Quino Holland is a director of Fieldwork and is responsible for design across all project stages. Since beginning his career in 2001, Quino has been involved in many award-winning projects and has gained experience across all sectors, including large and complex mixed-use, commercial, multiresidential and cultural projects. He is skilled in developing and presenting clear design concepts and negotiating great design outcomes in projects with multiple stakeholders and government bodies. Quino is also one of the co-founders of Assemble and Assemble Papers.

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Emma Telfer

Director, Culture and Strategy , Assemble

Emma Telfer is the director of culture and strategy at Assemble, leading all brand, community engagement, corporate social responsibility and cultural initiatives across the business. Emma recently joined Assemble after three years at the helm of Open House Melbourne, a public architecture organization that works to improve design literacy. A passionate urbanist and culture leader, Emma is deeply interested in the role urban design and architecture plays in positively shaping our cities and communities and in socially responsible housing development.

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Philip Thalis

Principal, Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects

Philip Thalis is principal of Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, a practice recognized for its independent standpoint and design expertise across a range of project types and scales.

Working equally for public and private clients, the practice has won more than 100 state and national awards, commendations and competition prizes for architectural, urban, public domain and heritage projects. Major competition winning projects include the Olympic Village – National Architecture Competition in 1992, and the East Darling Harbour International Competition in 2006. In 2009 Philip was awarded the AIA NSW Presidents Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Architectural Profession (jointly with Peter John Cantrill), and in 2019 was made a Life Fellow.

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Alison Brooks

Principal and creative director, Alison Brooks Architects

Alison Brooks is one of Britain’s mostly highly acclaimed architects. Born and educated in Canada, she moved to London in 1988 and founded her practice in 1996. She is now internationally recognized for her award-winning works ranging from urban design and housing to performing arts venues, higher education buildings, private residences and exhibitions. With a unique design process that fuses history, community and locality Brooks has since become the only recipient of the UK’s three most prestigious awards for architecture: the RIBA Stirling Prize, the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize.

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Hannah Tribe

Principal, Tribe Studio Architects

Hannah Tribe is the principal of Tribe Studio Architects, a practice recognized for design excellence in its built and conceptual work in residential and urban design, education, installation and interiors. Tribe Studio Architects currently has a team of 15 architects working on projects in Australia and internationally.

Hannah has taught at the University of Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney and the University of New South Wales. She has tutored in design and lectured in both design and design communications. She is has sat on the New South Wales Chapter Council of the Australian Institute of Architects. She has been an invited juror on awards panels, including the Australian Institute of Architects Awards, the IDEA Awards and the 2020 Houses Awards.

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Andrew Burns

Principal, Andrew Burns Architecture

Andrew Burns graduated from the University of Sydney in 2004, establishing his practice Andrew Burns Architecture in late 2007. The practice’s approach seeks to combine social engagement with design excellence, and is characterized by precise geometry and material exploration.

Undertaking projects Australia-wide, the practice has broadened from a base of small cultural and domestic commissions to undertake multiresidential, public, educational and hospitality projects, often in landscape-based settings.

Andrew is currently completing a design-based PhD at Monash University, exploring the potential of systematic concept generation.

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