STEEL PROFILE® Edition 133 – Out Now!
For over 40 years, STEEL PROFILE® has championed outstanding steel architecture and celebrated the achievements of those who have made it possible. We’re thrilled to launch Edition 133 – available in both a printed magazine and an inspirational digital format.
This year’s edition features a wide range of architectural projects as well as insights from some of the personalities driving innovation in the industry. As always, Edition 133 is a beautifully produced, content-rich publication, packed with articles from across the country. The digital experience also includes videos with architects and tools to assist you in curating content to suit your interests and ambitions.
Architects continue to come up with novel ways to design with steel on all scales. Edition 133 takes us on a tour of projects featuring everything from complex, major structures to intricate detailing.
In Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, STEEL PROFILE® takes us to the Puffing Billy heritage railway where day-trippers have been given a new visitor centre. Here, a dark exterior façade snakes its way alongside the rail line and connects with the bushland behind to allow the old train itself to become the protagonist of the scene. It’s a project that shows how steel innovation can sometimes involve understatement as an appropriate design concept.
Moving elsewhere around Australia, STEEL PROFILE® captures the breathtaking aesthetics of Monarto Safari Park Visitor Centre in South Australia. This is a project that connects with the vastness of the landscape around it. Intro Architecture, with studio gram, has cleverly combined steel with rammed earth in a design that speaks to an elemental aesthetic.
There is also plenty of room to learn about the human side of design. In this issue, you’ll meet Daniel Moore, previously recognised with the AIA’s Emerging Architect Prize and now running his own studio. He has used steel in radically different ways to achieve striking effects, from complex residential roofs to refined coffeehouse detailing.
The architects behind Puffing Billy are also separately profiled in this issue. TERROIR was founded in Tasmania and we hear directly from co-founders Scott Balmforth and Gerard Reinmuth about how they find inspiration in the forms of the Australian landscape as well as their expansion in Sydney and Copenhagen.
Highlighting steel’s versatility, STEEL PROFILE® also covers educational and residential projects this year. Warren Integrated Studies Hub features a design based on biophilic principles to introduce a language of curves into the Sydney school, while Ridgewood House by Robinson Architects in Queensland takes some of its cues from Sri Lankan architecture.
With such a wide range of projects across different states and sectors, as well as personal interviews with architects, STEEL PROFILE® Edition 133 is certain to provide knowledge and inspiration. We hope you enjoy the carefully curated collection of projects presented in this latest edition.