This Building Likes Me


A beautifully designed monograph of the work of John Wardle Architects.


ISBN: 9780500500774 Category:

John Wardle


This Building Likes Me offers an engaging account of the recent work of one of Australia’s most significant architectural practices, John Wardle Architects (JWA). They are fascinated by those who experience their buildings and spaces – by those who live or work in them, or simply walk past. These are the people the buildings like! This monograph captures the award-winning practice’s commitment to people, cities and places, the collaborations with makers, builders and artists, and their continual inventive exploration of scale, site, landscape and narratives of memory. It presents 36 recent buildings and projects in pairs, and features photographs, drawings and images of JWA’s distinctive models. Alongside the projects are short critical essays and images of life within the practice. The result is a compelling insight into contemporary architectural processes, preoccupations and projects.

Additional information

Weight 1591 g
Dimensions 23.7 x 30 cm
Publisher name Thames & Hudson Australia Pty Ltd
Publication date 1 August 2016
Number of pages 440
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23.7 x 30 cm
Weight 1591 g


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John Wardle Architects work across all architectural scales, from small domestic dwellings to university buildings and large commercial offices. The distinguished practice has won many awards including the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Sir Zelman Cowen Award for the most outstanding work of public architecture in Australia and The Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture twice. In 2015, it was awarded the inaugural Daryl Jackson Award for Education Architecture for the Melbourne School of Design at the University of Melbourne.