Architecture Week 2013

WA Architecture Week 2013 kicks off this weekend with events in Perth CBD, Northbridge and East Perth.

Below are my picks. For the complete program, visit the Institute’s WA Chapter website.

Perth Box City
Saturday 19th October (10am–2pm) at the State Library of WA
Children (4–12 years) will be encouraged to explore designing and constructing their own cardboard city, including requesting permits, ordering materials.

(Image: Perth Box City 2012)

Homeguard Lego Building Competition
Saturday 19th October (1-3pm) at the State Library of WA
A competition to construct iconic buildings out of Lego. Conveniently timed after Box City and also takes place at the State Library of WA.

Heritage Tour
Saturday 19th October (10:30am) meet at James Street Amphitheatre
A guided tour of Perth’s heritage gems including the Museum, PICA, State Library and the Perth Cultural Centre.

Perth Cultural Centre
(Image: Perth Cultural Centre. Source:

Lights on Buildings
19th–20th October (all night)
Council House and Trafalgar Bridge will light up and spell “architecture”.

Go Away & Come Back Closing Party
Sunday 20th October (4-7pm) at The Moores Building, Fremantle
An exhibition on architecture, travel, research, experience. More information at

3 Over 4 Under Forum
24 October (6-9pm) at The Bakery, Northbridge
An annual architecture forum featuring three established and four emerging architectural practices discussing opinions, concepts and design strategies. More information at

Movie Night: Eames the Architect and the Painter
25 October (7:30pm) at the State Library of WA
A film screening drawing on archival material and new interviews with friends, colleagues and experts capturing the personal story of one of 20th century design’s most influential couples, Charles and Ray Eames.

Charles and Ray Eames in studio
(Image: Charles and Ray Eames in studio)

See y’all around!

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