“Pre-dating the pyramids, some 3.5 hours from Melbourne exists a cultural gem that many people are not aware of. All republished articles must be attributed in the following way and contain links to both the site and original article: “This article was first published on Pursuit. “It was the first building in the world to use computing to resolve its complex structural calculation, including the first software for analysis roof design. Picture: Fender Katsalidis ArchitectsRecommended by Professor Valerie Francis, specialist in Construction Management, civil engineer, Chair of Construction and expert in the field of work-life balance in the construction industry. There’s a certain power about this very direct, even crude simplicity: it speaks to the undulations of the age-old landscape which surrounds the campus – big strokes for a big landscape. Recommended by Professor Donald Bates, director of LAB Architecture Studio and Chair of Architectural Design at the Melbourne School of Design. Simply drop us an e-mail and we'll be happy to answer your questions: info@austria.info If you’re in the UK, you can also call us at 00800 400 200 00* Definitely Australia’s most famous building, Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon. Picture: John Gollings Recommended by Dr Rebecca McLaughlan, Research Fellow and design teacher at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, with an interest in designing for wellbeing. Koch. The Australian Institute of Architects is the peak body for the architectural profession, representing 12,000 members in professional practice and education. Following volcanic flows of Budj Bim (Mt Eccles), the traditional owners of the land, the Gunditjmara people, harvested the lava stones to create a sophisticated aquaculture system (to trap eels), as well as permanent stone houses. Opened in 1991, the structure is the sixth-tallest building in the country and the second-largest tower in Melbourne. “What is fascinating about this building is that it was built using an innovative methodology utilising a customised concrete ‘jump form’ system. “The Sydney Opera House was ground breaking from a technological point of view. Address: 455 George St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia, Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 5pm. Its re-naming in honour of Eddie Koiki Mabo in 2008 sealed its iconic status for good.”9. “They were built at the time when Melbourne was the third richest city in the British Empire (after London and Glasgow), and they are distinguished by their wealth of ornament. Receive your weekly email digest from Pursuit. Picture: Ian McNivenRecommended by Mr Jefa Greenaway, founder and architect at Greenaway Architects, Lecturer/Knowledge Broker at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, currently reshaping the curriculum to incorporate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. “Entering the Shrine via the sunken landscape courts - boarded by heavy, dusty red masonry - provides a striking juxtaposition to the original building and one rich in metaphorical readings. Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, South Western Victoria - GDA 94 Zone 54 577865E 5783992N, dating to approximately 6600 years agoBudj Bim cultural landscape. “What is fascinating about this building is that it was built using an innovative methodology utilising a customised concrete ‘jump form’ system. Practising sustainability way before his time, 81-year-old Murcutt has A complex series of acoustic baffles suspended from the ceiling and built into the walls resolved some of the sound issues associated with the circular structure, however, this system resulted in a totally unexpected problem. “Also known as the ‘Shine Dome’, this structure includes a large conference hall with raked seating, council room, offices and a fellows’ room all moulded into a simple circular plan and housed in a concrete, copper-clad dome. Completed in 1986 during the Melbourne gold rush, this famous building features 63 floors above ground and 3 floors below ground and was once the tallest building in the southern hemisphere.