A SMALL APARTMENT IN CASOLI, IN THE ABRUZZI REGION OF ITALY In 2011 we purchased a small apartment in Casoli, in the Chieti Province, within the Abruzzi region of Italy. We purchased the apartment from our friend the Moruya market gardener Antonio Porreca, whose family have a long history in Casoli and the Abruzzi. We undertook the restoration of the apartment in October 2011, refer website.
AN AFFECTION FOR THE AUSTRALIAN VERNACULAR The Macquarie Australian Dictionary lists eleven potential meanings / uses of the word 'vernacular'. The most common usage of the word relates to language, and to a common form of approach and taste; i.e. '... a native or peculiar to popular taste, as a style of architecture'. This personal reflection given in a talk to the NMA Friends in 2010 traced my affection for [...]
ADVISORY CONSULTANCY TO THE HISTORIC HOUSES TRUST FOR THE 'BUILT FOR THE BUSH' PROJECT The 'Built for the Bush' project was created by the Historic Houses Trust in 2007-2008. PFCA+P undertook an advisory consultancy to the Trust to provide information on sources + locations + approach. Peter Freeman also launched the initial 'Built for the Bush' exhibition, which was held at Shear Outback in Hay, late in 2009.
JONDARYAN WOOLSHED PROJECT QUEENSLAND 'THE ROLE OF THE AUSTRALIAN WOOLSHED' FOR ALLOM LOVELL ARCHITECTS - 2000 Preparation of an essay on the role of the Australian woolshed, in history, as part of the Jondaryan Woolshed Project for Allom Lovell Architects, Brisbane.
THE CONVENTO - CEBU CITY CONSERVATION PLAN & WORKS FOR THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CEBU CITY - 2000 The 'Convento' in Cebu City is adjacent the historic city cathedral; and issited in the city's deteriorating 'downtown' area. As part of an AESOP volunteer project a conservation plan and works documentation was prepared for this historic eighteenth century building precinct.
QANTAS FOUNDERS OUTBACK MUSEUM, LONGREACH, QUEENSLAND HERITAGE REVIEW FOR QUEENSLAND HERITAGE TRAILS NETWORK - 1999 Review consultancy of the planning and development process for Stage 2 of the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. This work involved the review of the 1993 Conservation Management Plan and recommendations related to the Stage 2 architectural works; and Museum Plan and development proposals.
ROTTNEST ISLAND, WESTERN AUSTRALIA CONSERVATION & INTERPRETATION PLAN CO. CONSULTANT WITH KYLIE WINKWORTH FOR THE ROTTNEST ISLAND AUTHORITY - 1996 Preparation of a conservation and interpretation plan for Rottnest Island, Western Australia. The project was undertaken with Ms Kylie Winkworth Interpretation Consultant, and resulted in specific conservation and interpretation proposals for the Rottnest Island historic site.