For four days, when the 2016 Architecture Festival comes to town, Sydney will do nothing but talk, walk and breathe buildings. The packed-out program includes chats, tours, workshops, installations and exhibitions.
Internationally renowned architect and Wikihouse founder Indy Johar will headline the festival with a keynote speech. Big World Homes founder Alexander Symes is bringing Australia's first flat-packed 'tiny home' that's entirely off-grid. On Thursday, September 29, Symes and a bunch of vollies will put the house together in just 2.5 hours, using only a hammer and a drill. Then, they'll drive it to the Festival Hub in Central Park, where it'll stay on display until October 3 in Pod Life. This installation will reveal how architects are getting us off the grid, saving space and bringing us more affordable housing.
If you're keen on your feet, you'll want to get on board the Chippendale Walking Tour, which will take you behind the scenes of Chippo's transformation from 19th century impoverished, crime-ravaged 'hood to 21st century artsy enclave.
Reckon you've got an architectural idea that could change the future? Apply to The (sh)ArchTank and pitch it. While you're there, meet fellow pitchers and find out all about the power of underground thinkers to influence.
And these are just the top level of the tower. Check out the rest of the festival program over here.