Street Camp Update


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Make Space for Architecture (MS4A) is working with a couple of Dutch designers, Rikkert Paauw and Hein Lagerweij of FOUNDation Projects for the Sydney Architecture Festival and are busy building a pavilion made of found and donated materials.  This will be open to the public this Friday Nov 8th from 6.00pm -7.15pm.  Hang out with Make Space for Architecture and watch the sun set and and take in the changing view over Barangaroo. 

On the night, MS$A will host a conversation about process, making and the unexpected with locals Drew Heath and Damien Butler and the team from FOUNDation

Streetcamp Pavilion 2#  is located in High Street, Millers Point, next to Lend Lease HQ and at the top of the stairs from Hickson Road. 


SAF Event Reviews

Our Festival volunteers have been busy since the start of the Festival attending events, taking photos and writing event reviews.  Have a look ...


SAF Photo Gallery

Festival Photographer, Stephen Pierce, has been busy all weekend photographing the SAF activities in the City, Glebe, Parramatta and at Tusculum.  Have  a look 



Blindfold Critique Listening Post


The Listening Post for Blindfold Critique is being set up and available for use ... people can sit and listen to Artist and Architect Richard Goodwin's critiques of some well known Sydney Architecture through headphones. 

The Listening Post is at Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth Street, Surry Hills on 2nd November 12 Noon until late and 3rd November 2.00pm - 4.00pm.




Model Practice Exhibition Bump In



Tommorrow is the start of the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival - have a look at Festival Photographer Stephen Pierce's fabulous images of the Model Practice Exhibition.

The Exhibition is on display at the Lumiere Regent Place, Property Display Centre, 105 Bathurst Street, Sydney.

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Festival Photographer

Our thanks to  Stephen Pierce who is the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival Photographer - look out for Stephen's shots of Festival activities on Facebook and in the our Gallery page over the next 10 days.


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Pearls of Granville - SOLD OUT

With only four days until the Festival Launch, The Pearls of Granville Tour has sold out.  Great news for all at the Information + Cultural Exchange (ICE).  If you have missed out on this Sydney Architecture Festival Tour, you will be pleased to hear that  ICE will be running a tour for the Sydney Festival.   Visit or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or participate in the Festival activities at Parramatta on Saturday 2nd November.  For more information download the flyers:

SAF at Parramatta Program





SAF at Parramatta



Parramatta comes alive on 2 November to celebrate the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival and Parramatta's Foundations Festival.

SAF invites kids big and small to join us at Riverside Theatre Courtyard for a fun filled day of drawing, walking, designing and building focusing on the heritage of Parramatta, enjoy a walk through Parramatta led by architects, check out the restoration of the George Street gate, visit Elizabeth Farm, listen to a panel of experts discussing the value and joy of living in heritage homes


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SAF Media Supporters

SAF is delighted to announce and as our media supporters for 2013. is the online supporter of the Sydney Architecture Festival.  Launche in November 2011 with the mission of being a continually updating online resource for anyone interested in our built environment.  The site offers comprehensive coverage of all the major professional awards, key competitions, exhibitions, talks and symposia of interest to the profession, as well as projects of significance with exclusive commentary from leading writiers, practitioners, academics and critics.

For more information visit is a key element of Indesign Media Group’s online publishing arm, featuring global and local design news, people, projects, products, parties and events, updated daily.


Street Camp

Foundation Projects will explore the neighbourhoods, improvising with found or donated materials to make street furniture, lamps and objects.  Make Space invites locals to take part in discussions about the impact of urbanisation and gentrification in these communities.

On the final day of the Festival, the three structures come together on the MCA lawn to tell the story of these communities in transition. 

Click here to find out more and to participate in this exciting project see



Layers of History Walking tour SOLD OUT

The festival opening date is fast approaching and event producers are making their final checks to ensure all is in place for the opening day!  From November 1st  doors will open to selected architect studios and exhibition venues; tours and talks will begin and the team of volunteers will don their black SAF T shirts. 

As word is spreading about the enormous variety of events that this festival has to offer,  bookings for spots are piling up. 

The first event to reach capacity is the Layers of History guided walking tour led by David Chesterman around the fascinating suburbs of Potts Point, Kings Cross and Elizabeth Bay.

Keep it up Super Sydney Siders! Tell your friends and lets make this the best festival of architecture yet!




TUNE IN this Thursday night at 8.30pm on the ABC -to see Archikidz feature on - Redesign My Brain - a fantastic doco hosted by Todd Sampson that explores the hot topic of neuro-plasticity. Archikidz features on a segment about creativity - the second part in a three part series which sees Todd Sampson explore the potential for 'redesigning' his own brain over a period of 3 months. Great watching. even for the kids! Todd learns to juggle in a day and within a 3 week period is able to remember sequentially a whole deck of cards!

For an Archikidz sneak preview visit - scroll down to in 'Web Extras' .

To see last week's episode tune in here 



Super Sydney in Sketches

Capture your architecture adventures during the Sydney Architecture Festival with sketches and thoughts as you wander through spaces that resonate with you.  Challenge yourself to really observe and engage with your surroundings, or dream up a new surrounding all together!

Collect your FREE DIY Super Sydney in Sketches Zine Journal and/or postcards at various locations and events during the Festival.  Then share your discoveries with the city by contributing to the growing exhibition at Grasshopper Bar during the Festival.




Don't forget to submit your entry to Super Sydney Imaginings - ideas received by October 18 have the chance to be exhibited at the Sydney Opera House.


Steensen Varming to provide lighting installation for SAF

Steensen Varming, a leading and independent consultancy with unrivalled epxertise in mechanical and electrical building services, lighting design and sustainable design, will provide the lighting installation at Grasshopper for the 2013 Sydney Architecture Festival.


SuperSydney Update

Super Sydney has now launched its latest community call out project- Super Sydney Imaginings

Super Sydney is a Sydney Architecture Festival event that invites Sydneysiders to share their thoughts and ideas about the future of the city.

Super Sydney’s mission is to provide a place where individual stories and ideas are valued. Through collaboration and sharing of creative ideas, Sydneysiders are building a metropolitan civic spirit.  In 2012 we asked you to join in a conversation about your experiences of life in Sydney.

2013 is a special year for Sydney as it marks the 40th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House, a special place that transformed our city and gave it a unique identity. This year Super Sydney invites you to share your ideas for special places that could transform the identity of your community.

Send us a postcard! We invite you to create and share a “postcard” of your special place and/or your ideas for an iconic place for your community. The postcards will be displayed on the Super Sydney website for others to comment on and celebrate. We hope this way to spark many different conversations. Those conversations will come to a head during the Sydney Architecture Festival, as the Super Sydney Colloquium - a special panel event hosted by Quentin Dempster in the Utzon Room, SOH  November 9 @ 1.30pm.

40 unique Super Sydney postcards submitted will be selected for exhibition at this event and you will receive an invitation to attend as our special guest.

To enter please visit

Entries must be in by October 9


Grasshopper Announced as the Festival Bar







Grasshopper has been announced as the Festival Bar and Venue Partner for the Festival Launch.  Grasshopper  will host a series of activities during the Festival, both in the venue and in Temperance laneway…

Grasshopper is Sydney’s first true laneway bar.  Located in a side alley, aptly named ‘Temperance Lane’, it sits discreetly off George Street opposite the Mid City Centre.  Grasshopper is a quirky, individual and humorous space.

So drop in and be part of the Festival at 1 Temperance Laneway, Sydney CBD, call for a reservation on (02) 9947 9025 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .





SAF Program Announced



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