Centre for Architecture Theory Criticism History
School of Architecture

The architecture of industry

Team: 

The Architecture of Industry examines the state of architecture and urbanism within three powerhouse sectors of the Australian economy: mining, tourism and higher education. The resources boom and the shift towards a service based economy have long been the reality in Australia, but the effects of these industries on rural and urbanized areas are still largely unexplored? What role, if any, are architects and urban designers playing within this dynamic? This project will attempt to situate the disciplines of architecture and urban design within an updated and historically sensitive relationship with industry.

Related Publications: 
  • Edited Books

    Aitchison, M. (2014). The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigm in Industrial Building and Planning. Farnham: Ashgate.

    Book Chapters

    Aitchison, M. (2014). Back to the Future: FIFO, Mining and Urbanisation in Australia. In Philip Goldswain, Nicole Sully, William M. Taylor (Eds.) Out of Place: Occasional essays on Australian regional communities and built environments in transition: Gwalia, (pp. 267-301). Crawley: UWA Publishing.

    Industrial Architecture, Past and Present. In Mathew Aitchison (Eds.), The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning, (pp. 1-8). Farnham: Ashgate.

    Aitchison, M. (2014). Industrial Architecture, Past and Present. In Mathew Aitchison (Eds.), The Architecture of Industry: Changing Paradigms in Industrial Building and Planning, (pp. 1-8). Farnham: Ashgate.

    Aitchison, M. (2012). Dilettantes, Amateurs and Eccentrics: The Architectural Review’s Townscape Campaign. In Naomi Stead (Eds.), Semi-Detached: Writing, Representation and Criticism in Architecture, (pp. 105-115). Melbourne: Uro Media.

  • Download PDF