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). The practice is 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! The monograph captures this commitment to people, cities and places, along with the practice’s delight in collaborations with makers, builders and artists and the continual, inventive exploration that drives JWA.
Thirty-six recent buildings and projects are comprehensively presented in pairs, through photographs, drawings and images of JWA’s distinctive models. These are complemented by a multitude of short, sharp and thoughtful critical essays, and by intriguing accounts and images of life within the practice. The result is a compelling insight into contemporary architectural processes, preoccupations and projects.