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The Grand Section  2017 - push bike study of Australia’s regional architecture east to west, lat 25 | 2018 - national exhibition showing the country’s guts to the edge.

THEODORE, QLD.... we’re here!!.
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Our third stop on The Grand Section journey in 2017, we’ve back with the exhibition at our favourite building in town... the last remaining collectively owned hotel in QLD - Hotel Theodore.
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We’re here from 11am-4pm today on the front lawn with a bit of a yarn and afternoon tea at 3!. .
Come and learn about the architecture of Theodore and the country! .
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#theodore

HEY YOU... AUSTRALIAN MASTERS OF ARCHITECTURE STUDENTS!!.
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There is currently a great opportunity for one student to receive the Eco outdoor student intern position for the up and coming Glen Murcutt Masterclass by @ozetecture on 16th-30th September!.
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One student will have the opportunity to work alongside architects from across the globe for two weeks, being mentored by phenomenal australian architects - Glen Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, Karen Lambert, Britt Andresen and Peter Stutchbury. .
An opportunity not be missed, applications close soon so get your name in the hat before it’s too late!!.
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More info in link in bio.
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#ozetecture #glenmurcuttmasterclass #architecturefoundationaustralia

DID YOU KNOW... dense inland cities rising high above the ground exist in Australia, entirely naturally ventilated and resilient!.
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DID YOU KNOW... Nightingale Village in Brunswick needs your support, an urban version of these gems!.
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We've just done our bit... Send an email of support by tomorrow for @nightingale.housing so we can see more naturally ventilated cities on our inhabited edge!!
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Do it tonight!!! Link in their bio!
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Onya @breathearchitecture @austinmaynardarchitects @kennedy_nolan and all the other cool cats!!

We want to drop another thanks out there. This time to @ozetecture who have supported us, not just for this trip but over the years.
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For those of you who don't know Oz.e.tecture and the Architecture Foundation Australia are a bloody wild group! It is this mob who put on the;
#glennmurcuttmasterclass
and the excellent #deerubbin #deerubbinconference
As well as supporting students of Architecture from across the globe. Their philosophy is about good people and good Architecture. Bloody ace!.
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This is a pic of us catching up in Perth with all round legend Lindsay Johnston who (with his wife Su) are the driving force behind this architectural pirate ship!.
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If you don't know about them go to the link in our bio and check them out. Or better yet. Join a bloody master class and get some knowledge on ya!

EXHIBITION DISSECTION: STOP #12of21: ALICE SPRINGS, NT...
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Take some time & learn about Australia and what is influencing inhabitation - One of our stops at a time, aways beginning with the ‘place’!
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Part 3of3 - Stop #12 on The Grand Section Journey...
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When we talk about "architecture" we are not just interested in really sexy buildings but focus on the context of a place and how that should then shape a building. Alice Springs is a pretty wild spot. The indigenous capital in the heart of the country, sitting just outside the nation's Deserts. It's on the edge of the Deserts and edge of the country in many ways...
Photo (1), Not only is Alice edgy in more ways than one it's one of the few places where fences are so thought about... Hence offensive and edgy architecture (2) our first impression of Alice was a conversation between us and some fences through which, you can almost read black and white relations (3) Alice is dominated by the surrounding topography and this two line drawing is one of our favorite from the trip. A dark line shows the built outline and how it intersects or submits to the light topographic line (4) Rightly named this fence is pretty intense. It shows a perceived or real security threat dealt with in a harsh way. Whilst it may provide a good barricade it means you can't be passively involved with your street and vice versa. (5) Section's are critical for understanding the interrelationships of things. Like the old courthouse and the adjacent park which acts as a waiting room. .
Check out our zine online for more sections!!

Now... Minus the tent!!!.
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The wind is your friend.
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Check it out Alice!

Hanging ten(t) on Todd Mall today. 9-1. It's gonna be so good you will have to change your pants. .
Come get some architectural fondue!

EXHIBITION DISSECTION: STOP #12of21: Alice Springs, NT...
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Take some time & learn about Australia and what is influencing inhabitation - One of our stops at a time, always beginning with the ‘place’!.
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Part 2of3 - Stop #12 on The Grand Section Journey...
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Alice Springs has some of the most thought about fences we have ever seen! You can almost read black and white relations through people fences. Fences define edges and Alice is one hell of an edgy place. .
We collect samples of the place as they tell us about the place...important things in which we must notice and consider to retain the quality and reality of the place in any architecture.
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Photo (1) is a ground sample which reminds us that buildings go IN the ground and that different grounds require different responses. (2) a USB given to us by legendary Stephi Rainow. On this USB is five albums of songs about sanitation for a community by the community themself. A critical part of Architecture that is so often ignored (3) Our exhibition presentation in Alice Springs. Bobbie is still in the same dress. (4) A local Architects fence. A great mix of Transparency and security, the double whammy. (5) the best fence in Alice. Astro turf turned front yard lounge room. Simply by inhabiting an edge and being present this front yard makes the whole street safer due to eyes on the street and builds community! Onya!

Food court, supermarket, fashion shops, ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION!!! RIGHT NOW at Yeperenye shopping centre get your architectural tid bits. .
Tomorrow we are at Todd Mall Markets!
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See you soon.

Right now until later @watchthisspace_ari
Come and get your architectural fix!

MEET THE TENT TEAM BEHIND THE SCENES....
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We had the help of some pretty phenomenal people to get this exhibition together.
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Time was running out for us to get the exhibition together for our June 01 launch in Newcastle & Bobbie’s family and friends came to the rescue!.
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Helping us to finish sew, screw, glue, cut and tie, we are so grateful!!! .
Just a few people here in the photos to give a shout out to for their tremendous efforts - Chriss, sally, Megan, Scotty, JR, Lisa & Jessie Kelly. Especially to Chriss for letting us take over the house with tent and exhibition bits and pieces!!.
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#thanks

Repost from @watchthisspace_ari
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TONIGHT 6PM: ‘Girthy; with slim edges’ by Owen Kelly and Bobbie Bayley. 7650kms, two push bikes and the guts of Australia's architecture on display, Owen and Bobbie are bringing ‘The Grand Section’ touring exhibition to Alice. The exhibition - which resides out of a recycled tent “art gallery” - looks at architecture, the influence of place, regional and remote areas, people and sites, and the incredible country all around us. They’ve made a great video about the work which is on our website (link in bio). Highly recommend watching to get an insight. See you tonight at 6pm.

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