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Old July 7th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #1
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Melbourne meets - NEXT: Friday 9th December 2011 - The Royston

yes it's been a while, in fact a long time

guess friday 15th/22nd/29th of this month would be the go, open to any dates and any venues although i woulnn't mind somewhere on Southbank

Favco it time for a drink hey.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:40 PM   #2
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Yeah, speaking of never showing up.... um cough!

15th is no good for me. Family in town.

I'll try and make this one at least.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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Wasn't sure where to post this.. but sounds mighty interesting. Next in the forum series put on by the city of melbourne entitled Conversations:

City of Melbourne invites you to:

DESIGNING MELBOURNE"S SKYLINE

What does our skyline say about Melbourne's design culture? Are we getting what we need and are these designs sustainable? What will our skyline look like in 2030? Hear from the experts and have your say.

SPEAKERS:

John Gollings - Photographer

Davina Jackson - Architecture writer, historian and academic

Hamish Lyon - Senior Designer, NH Architecture

Andrew McKenzie - Editor, Architectural Review Australia

Che Wall - Director, Green Building Council of Australia


WHEN: 6.00pm to 7.30pm Thursday 14 July 2005

WHERE: BMW Edge Federation Square, Cnr Flinders and
Swanston Sts.

Entry is FREE and no bookings are required

Developed in partnership with the Melbourne Design Festival, a ten day long celebration of design from 8 - 17 July 2005. Visit www.nationaldesigncentre.com for more information on events.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #4
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I can only do 29 July, but I'll try to make that skyscraper forum!

You may also find this interesting (Tays!!!):
CH2 – preview site tour

City of Melbourne tour –
CH2 by Prof Rob Adams and Shane Power.

Monday 11 July, 12.30 to 1.30pm
Tuesday 12 July and Wednesday 13 July, 4pm to 5pm
Meet at the corner of Royal Lane and Bourke Street
(between Russell and Swanston Streets)
A free event

Presented by the City of Melbourne




Be among the first to see inside the revolutionary and award-winning Council House 2 (CH2).

Still under construction, CH2 is a visionary new building with the potential to change forever the way Australia – indeed the world – approaches ecologically sustainable design. The CH2 project is the first in Australia to achieve the six Green Star certified rating – the highest Green Star rating possible.

CH2 has sustainable technologies incorporated into every conceivable part of its 10 storeys. A water-mining plant in the basement, phase-change materials for cooling, automatic night purge windows, even the irrigation system for landscaping reveals an advanced way of thinking.

Never before in Australia have these principles been used in such a comprehensive, interrelated fashion in an office building. A forecast of what is to come.

Reservations essential
Call Kate Gorman on 9658 8527
15 people maximum per tour

Speakers:
MONDAY
Prof Rob Adams, Director Design & Culture, City of Melbourne
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY
Shane Power, Manager Major Project Delivery, City of Melbourne

Special note
Flat closed shoes are essential as the area is a building site. Hard hats will be provided, which must be worn at all times whilst onsite.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #5
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The 29th is good for me, just choose a place and time Mark.

I'll definitely be going to the Designing Melbourne's Skyline on the 14th at Fed Square as well.
So, I'll probably see you there Blabby and Goondocker.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 10:18 AM   #6
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yer 29th - good good.

I'd love to go to Designing Melbourne's skyline but stuck in the f**king burbs all day at work.

pick a place mark.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #7
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29th ok for me atm, as always though this can change. Somewhere warm, not pretentious and must serve beer. I don't care if it is open for the youngin's or not, they never show anyway. The last place we ended up at last time after R was ok, but it would be busy early on I think.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 01:34 PM   #8
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I will be going to see the "DESIGNING MELBOURNE"S SKYLINE" next Thursday, as it relates to work and sounds interesting. Another co-worker will also be there.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 03:45 AM   #9
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If anyone were willing to pay for an airfare or train fare for me to come down that weekend, I would so be there

But that's ok... 'cause I'll be down there permanently as of the end of September anyway, so plenty more time for more Melb meets .
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:12 AM   #10
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Lol, you've made the right decision OzFrog.
Looking forward to catching up with you again in the near future.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 11:19 AM   #11
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I'll make it this time: on the 29th!
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Old July 12th, 2005, 09:18 AM   #12
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Also on the topic of design, there's a program on Melbourne's 3RRR (102.7) Tuesday nights 7-8pm called The Architects.

The hosts are architects and they discuss newly completed and proposed projects in Melbourne from the architect's viewpoint. http://www.rrr.org.au/onair.php?pid=78
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:22 PM   #13
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Yeah one of the guys Stuart Harrison is my History 2 lecturer and the other guy's from BKK who designed the Wrap House in Toorak (gave us a lecture on it in tech) and also the Westgate memorial, his name's Simon Knott (I think). Stuey was actually on the panel when I had to do my interview to get into RMIT. All we talked about was Star Wars and the cricket. Great guy.

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Old July 15th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #14
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Designing Melbourne’s skyline

Since I attended this lecture last night, a review should be given:

John Gollings – Photographer, put together an interesting talk with a slide show but his delivery was lacking. In other words he needs training to speak publicly.

Davina Jackson – Architecture writer, was the worst speaker of the lot.
Her talk came across sounding as if it was put together in the taxi on the way to Fed Square from the airport. Davina, it is 9/11 not 7/11. Those who were there last night know what I’m on about.

Hamish Lyon – Senior Designer, with a slide show was easily the best speaker of the lot and touched on some interesting concepts.

Che Wall – Green Building Council Director, a good talker who you wish had a bigger say in the Melbourne planning process.

Summing it all up, a good lecture but could have been much better.
By the way, the 8 Exhibition Street Building was mentioned a couple of times as being a badly designed addition to our skyline. Silvermb, Blabbyboy, Tayser and I should all feel vindicated!

p.s. Joed, I saw you there, but obviously didn’t get a chance to talk to you, so I apologize.
Did anyone else go?
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Old July 17th, 2005, 01:42 PM   #15
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might give Exchange Hotel a go on King/Lt Collins. plenty of people and cheap beer. maybe three degrees at QV, Bear Brass or that joint up on Bourke st near Spencer? Melbourne Hotel?

anyway someone else suggest a place or two
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Old July 21st, 2005, 09:15 AM   #16
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Bourke Street near Spencer. (next to that church???)
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Old July 21st, 2005, 02:53 PM   #17
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I think you're both referring to the Royal Melbourne Hotel.

Not a bad venue, but all the tap beer was from the Tooheys stable last time I was there (which would be disastrous if it didn't include Becks )
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Old July 22nd, 2005, 10:00 AM   #18
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yeah that's the one.

Tooheys doesn't appeal, no.

who wants to give it a crack anyhow?
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #19
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I probably can't make it after all .
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Old July 25th, 2005, 09:55 AM   #20
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Whoevers going. good on ya (i cannot ) And well i'll just post it here, beer related

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