Enrico Taglietti, Dingle House (1965). Photo: Michael Wee

Architecture Tours

Back by popular demand, this year’s architecture tours will take their cue from the 2018 Design Canberra theme: geometry. The 2018 Design Canberra festival will celebrate the strong geometry present throughout our city and the ways it creates human, creative and global connections.

The tours will introduce people to architects who have used geometric forms in a variety of ways to shape spaces for people. How have the designers of these houses and buildings used geometric principles to create dwellings that comfort and inspire their occupants?

From simple rectilinear forms and modular designs to complex examples using the Pythagorean spiral and hemicycle, we’ll visit some of Canberra’s most significant houses and buildings. The tours will also pay special tribute to the work of Enrico Taglietti, whose remarkable sculptural, organic forms have made such an important contribution to Canberra’s built landscape over half a century.

The tours will be presented by local architecture enthusiast and author of Canberra House, Martin Miles.