For the first time, four of Sydney’s most acclaimed architects will open their homes to tours for Sydney Architecture Festival. Amelia Holliday, Brian Zulaikha, Matthew Pullinger and Virginia Kerridge are some the big names behind design in Australian that is environmentaly responsible, innovative and artistic. Now they will welcome Sydneysiders into their homes and minds.

The Architect’s House is a full-day event that will explain the design and construction process each architect used to create their own abode. The four architects will also shed light on their design secrets and give insight into what inspires them.

The guided tour covers Paddington (Holliday), Alexandria (Pullinger), Bronte (Kerridge) and Balmain (Zulaikha). Because the aim of the festival is to celebrate architecture, the tour will also look at these suburbs, and allow Sydneysiders to engage with their city in a new way.

The Sydney Architecture Festival was originally presented by the Australian Institute of Architects and the NSW Architects Registration Board to celebrate Sydney’s world-famous and historic architecture. The original aim of the festival was to bring an appreciation of Sydney’s buildings into the mainstream. Nine years on from the first event, interest is greater than ever.

The Architect’s House will take place on Sunday, October 4, from 10am–5pm. Bookings can be made online.

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