Author Archives: Warwick Mihaly

About Warwick Mihaly

Warwick Mihaly is a principal architect of Mihaly Slocombe, teaches design and construction, and writes.

Jaws in space

This is the 4th of twenty-six lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they’re done. 4. Jaws in space It is rumoured that big Hollywood film studios have the … Continue reading

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Site analysis uses the language of your ideas

This is the 3rd of twenty-six lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they’re done. 3. Site analysis uses the language of your ideas You site … Continue reading

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Good research is essential

This is the 2nd of twenty-six lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they’re done. 2. Good research is essential At the beginning of your project, … Continue reading

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Be open to the unexpected

This is the 1st of twenty-six lessons for design students, gathered from the combined experience of being a student, and teaching students. I will published one lesson each weekday until they’re done. 1. Be open to the unexpected Getting started on a … Continue reading

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Lessons for design students

Dear design students, Let me share with you an important piece of hard truth: most of you will not produce a great design project this semester. While I hope that you will all begin with aspirations of greatness, I know that many of … Continue reading

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A better AIA

Last month, I wrote an article asking why I’m a member of the Australian Institute of Architects. I acknowledged that the principle reasons are altruistic: the AIA allows me to participate in my profession; it forges a strong profession; and it articulates … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Risk 2015

What was it? The Australian Institute of Architects‘ annual architecture conference, held two weeks ago in Melbourne. Creatively directed by Donald Bates, Hamish Lyon and Andrew Mackenzie, it explored the changing role of risk in architecture. The directors framed the discussion by observing that “No one … Continue reading

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