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Dr Paola Favaro

Coordinator Postgraduate Research, Faculty of Built Environment Coordinator Master of Architecture Urban Stream, Architecture Program
Architectural Studies, Architecture, Research Cluster Staff, Urban Typologies

PhD UNSW, Sydney; Master IUAV School of Architecture, Venice Italy

Room: 
4012
Building: 
red centre
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 6681
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 5270
Research Activities: 

 

Paola is interested in the Australian and International architectural history and urban history and their integration in the design of the built environment. She is currently studying and questioning the role of both architecture and urban design in solving design problems related to the contemporary 21st century.

Her work examines the architecture and urban design paradigms of the 1950s CIAM and their legacy; urban morphology and urban typology; concrete urban architecture from the 1960s.

She is currently studying how cities like Sydney may benefit in their future development from reconsidering historical discourses on architecture and urbanism, and from an appreciation of their urban morphology. This involves investigating the kind of patterns, and relationships between built forms, streets and spaces that emerge from the morphological and typological study of the city before and after the 1950s. 

Member of the BE Urban Typologies Research Cluster

Awards: 

 

Architecture and Urban Design Competitions

1992                International Architecture Competition: New German Parliament Spreebogen Area Berlin, Germany

1992                National Competition: New Venues for the Cinema?, Italy

1991                European Competition: The Mosaic as Architectural Language, Italy

1991                European Competition Europan 2, Re-qualification of Urban Spaces, Winning Scheme for an urban re-development

                        of an industrial area in the historic town of Padua, Italy

1988                An idea/installation for underground passages in Toronto, Canada

1987                Vancouver Re-vision. Urban Design ideas for a specific precinct of Vancouver, Canada following Roma Interrotta 

                         1980s competition 

Teaching & Supervision: 

Dr Paola Favaro teaches design studio in the Undergraduate Architecture Pprogram and in the Master of Architecture and previously tauight in the Master of Urban Development and Design program.

Her teaching includes:

. facilitating and writing design briefs in current architecture and urban design questions related to the cities of Sydney, Canberra, Venice and to the UNSW Campus in collaboration with the City of Sydney, Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW), UNSW Planning and Development and IUAV University of Venice (Italy). 

.   testing innovative teaching methods by cultivating in the students an “educated imagination” through the integration of research, critical thinking and a structured system of analysis and design assessment tasks; 

.   nurturing students’ ability to develop complex integrated design solutions

·   leading master and under graduate students to develop design solutions relevant to current local and International design problems related to the contemporary 21st century city

In 2012 as course convener for the Master in Architecture her students submitted a winning scheme to the International Canberra CAPITheticAL Competition based on the RAIA ACT Chapter competition for celebrating Canberra in its first century as capital city. Design submission was selected as one of the 20 projects out of 115 to progress to a second stage. Final Project was displayed in a prestigious exhibition in Canberra at the Gallery of Australian Design (May 2012). 

 

Publications:
Books

Charlton K; Favaro P; Jones B, 2007, The contribution of Enrico Taglietti to Canberra's architecture, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter, Canberra

Book Chapters

Favaro P, 2018, 'An architecture of good intentions: Aileen Sage’s the pool', in Murray A; Ruan X (ed.), Hand and mind: Conversations on architecture and the built world, UNSW Press, Sydney, pp. 187-201

Favaro P, 2018, 'Design studio approach: An educated imagination', in Favaro P; Pola A-P; Tridello V (ed.), Venice borders: Re-interpreted, ListLab, Trento, pp. 10-17, http://www.listlab.eu/en/catalogo/libri/venice-borders/

Favaro P, 2018, 'Harry Seidler's design principles', in Favaro P; Pola A-P; Tridello V (ed.), Venice borders: Re-interpreted, ListLab, Trento, pp. 18-25, http://www.listlab.eu/en/catalogo/libri/venice-borders/

Margalit HZ; Favaro P, 2016, 'A central player: The corporate presence of the MLC', in O'Callaghan J; Hogben P; Freestone R (ed.), Sydney's Martin Place: A cultural and design history, Allen & Unwin, pp. 122-137

Favaro P, 2016, 'Six Lectures: Reconstructing and testing Harry Seidler’s 1980s architecture design studio', in Expanded Architecture: Temporal Formal Practices, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, pp. 41-54

Favaro P, 2016, 'Urban survey and design', in Favaro P; Pola A; Simon K (ed.), A new gateway for Venice, ListLab, Milano, pp. 48-54, http://www.listlab.eu/en/shop/libri/a-new-gateway-for-venice/

Favaro P, 2016, 'Venice as a modern city', in Favaro P; Pola A-P; Simon K (ed.), A new gateway for Venice, ListLab, Milan, pp. 14-23, http://www.listlab.eu/en/shop/libri/a-new-gateway-for-venice/

Freestone R; Favaro P; Baker S, 2015, 'Sydney 1967-1971: The 1971 City of Sydney strategic plan', in Albrecht B; Magrin A (ed.), Esportare il centro storico, Fondazione La Triennale di MIlano, Milan, pp. 347-351

Margalit HZ; Favaro P, 2008, 'The local and the migrant: Limits of mutual recognition', in Leach A; Moulis A; Sully N (ed.), Shifting views: Selected essays on the architectural history of Australia and New Zealand, edn. First, University Of Queensland Press, Queensland, Australia

Favaro P, 2007, 'Architectural Education', in Charton K (ed.), The contribution of Enrico Taglietti to Canberra`s Architecture, edn. Original, Royal Australian Institute of Architects,ACT Chapter, Canberra, pp. 102-113

Favaro P, 2007, 'Design principles', in Charton K (ed.), The contribution of Enrico Taglietti to Canberra`s architecture, edn. Original, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, ACT Chapter, Canberra, pp. 90-99

Journal articles

Favaro P, 2018, 'Bruno Zevi's speaking architecture: Its legacy in Australia', Esempi di Architettura, vol. 5, pp. 27-27

Favaro P; Manasseh C, 2011, 'An inquiry into the design and aesthetics of the Venice Biennale Pavilions', The International Journal of the Constructed Environment, vol. 1, pp. 71-84, 10.18848/2154-8587/CGP/v01i03/37496

Favaro P; Manasseh C, 2011, 'A total experience: The constructed environment of Romaldo Giurgola's "Casa di Campagna" in Australia', The International Journal of Constructed Environment, vol. 1, pp. 127-140, 10.18848/2154-8587/CGP/v01i03/37484

Favaro P, 2009, 'Lake Macquarie Pavilions: Connecting the community with artists, places and spaces', The International Journal of the Arts in Society, vol. 4, pp. 19-31, 10.18848/1833-1866/CGP/v04i03/35655

Favaro P, 2007, 'The architect and others: Oral history and understanding the evolution of architectural ideas and practices', Oral History Asscociation of Australia Journal, pp. 21-27

Favaro P, 2007, 'Un`Architettura Parlante [RAIA Gold Medalist 2007 - Enrico Taglietti]', Architecture Australia, vol. 96, pp. 92-93, https://architectureau.com/articles/raia-gold-medallist-1/

Favaro P, 2005, 'Da Milano a Canberra: l'Architettura di Enrico Taglietti tra Memoria e Adattamento', Territorio, vol. 32, pp. 86-86

Favaro P, 2005, 'Interviews with the Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti: Extracts from interviews with the Canberra architect Enrico Taglietti conducted by Paola Favaro at the architect's office in Manuka on 23 April', Architectural Theory Review, vol. 10, pp. 55-65, 10.1080/13264820509478541

Conference Papers

Favaro P, 2017, 'White gold: The European's dream of Thredbo', in Brennan A; Goad P (eds.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ, Melbourne, pp. 178-189, presented at SAHANZ GOLD, Melbourne, 06 - 09 July 2016, https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/sahanz-2016/papers/Favaro_White-Gold.pdf

Favaro P, 2016, 'Italy Builds: Romaldo Giurgola in Australia', in Italy Builds: Romaldo Giurgola in Australia, Italy Builds. Architetti Italiani nel mondo, IUAV University of Venice, presented at Italy Builds. Architetti Italiani nel mondo, IUAV University of Venice, 23 - 23 November 2016

Favaro P, 2016, 'Six Lectures: Reconstructing and Testing Harry Seidler's 1980s Architecture Design Studio', in Six Lectures: Reconstructing and Testing Harry Seidler's 1980s Architecture Design Studio, bauhaus-dessau, Museum of Sydney, presented at Seidler Symposium - Expanded Architecture, Museum of Sydney, 07 - 08 November 2014

Margalit HZ; Favaro P, 2015, 'From social role to urban significance: The changing presence of the MLC company in Martin Place', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (eds.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 32, Architecture, Institutions and Change, SAHANZ, Sydney, pp. 378-389, presented at 32nd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand, Sydney, 07 - 10 July 2015, http://sahanz2015.be.unsw.edu.au/papers/Margalit-Favaro_From-Social-Role-to-Urban-Significance.pdf

Favaro P, 2014, 'McMahon’s Point, Sydney: A translation of the 1956 CIAM 10 urban consciousness?', in Schnoor SC (ed.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: Translation, SAHANZ, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 225-236, presented at SAHANZ, Auckland, New Zealand, 02 - 05 July 2014, https://www.sahanz.net/wp-content/uploads/19-paola-favaro.pdf

Manasseh C; Favaro P, 2010, 'Connecting Disciplines and Tracing an Educated Imagination: Biennale of Sydney Pavilions Design Summer Studio', in Proceedings of Connected 2010 2nd International conference on design education:, ConnectED 2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney UNSW, pp. 347-347, presented at ConnectED 2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney UNSW, 01 July 2010

Favaro P; Margalit HZ, 2004, 'The local and the migrant: Limits of mutual recognition', in Limits: Proceedings of the 21st annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand, SAHANZ, Melbourne, presented at SAHANZ: Limits, Melbourne, 26 September 2004, https://www.sahanz.net/conferences/limits/

Reports

Favaro P, 2012, L'Architettura del Mondo Exhibition: Integrated Sustainable Initiatives for the City of Sydney [Contemporary Section]

Favaro P, 2012, L'Architettura del Mondo Exhibition: Snowy Mountain Hydro Electric Scheme [Historical Section], Milan Triennale

Theses / Dissertations

Dr Favaro P, 2009, Drawn to Canberra: the architectural language of Enrico Taglietti

Conference Presentations

Favaro P, 2016, 'IUAV ABROAD: Strategies for International Collaborations', in IUAV ABROAD: Strategies for International Collaborations, IUAV ABROAD, presented at IUAV ABROAD, 24 - 24 November 2016

Favaro P, 2015, 'Concrete ambitions for Sydney', in Concrete ambitions for Sydney, Fourth International Utzon Symposium - Sydney 2014 What would Utzon do now?, Opera House, presented at Fourth International Utzon Symposium - Sydney 2014 What would Utzon do now?, Opera House, 07 - 09 March 2014

Favaro P, (eds.), 2015, 'Six Lectures: Reconstructing and testing Harry Seidler’s 1980s architecture design studio', in Expanded Architecture - Seidler Symposium, Expanded Architecture: Temporal Formal at Seidler City Symposium, Museum of Sydney, presented at Expanded Architecture: Temporal Formal at Seidler City Symposium, Museum of Sydney, 08 - 08 November 2014

Dr Favaro P, 2011, 'Aldo and Paola's Giurgola's la casa di campagna', in Aldo and Paola's Giurgola's la casa di campagna, International Symposium The Reluctant Master- a symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola, Melbourne, The Oratory, Newman College, The University of Melbourne, presented at International Symposium The Reluctant Master- a symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola, Melbourne, The Oratory, Newman College, The University of Melbourne, 20 August 2011, http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au/2011/08/15/the-reluctant-master-a-symposium-to-honour-the-life-and-work-of-romaldo-giurgola/

Dr Favaro P, 2010, 'A total experience: The constructed environment of Romaldo Giurgola's "Casa di Campagna" in Australia', in A total experience: The constructed environment of Romaldo Giurgola's "Casa di Campagna" in Australia, International Conference of the Constructed Environment, Venice, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, presented at International Conference of the Constructed Environment, Venice, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, 17 - 19 November 2010, http://2010.constructedenvironment.com/

Favaro P, 2009, 'A floating pavilion for the City of Lake Macquarie: Connecting the people with artists, places and spaces', in A floating pavilion for the City of Lake Macquarie: Connecting the people with artists, places and spaces, International Conference on the Arts in Society, Palazzo Ferretti-Cavalli, Venice, Italy, presented at International Conference on the Arts in Society, Palazzo Ferretti-Cavalli, Venice, Italy, 28 - 31 July 2009, http://2009.artsinsociety.com/index.html

Favaro P, 2004, 'Visual memory and its uses as a source of historical collection in the 'making of architecture'', in Visual memory and its uses as a source of historical collection in the 'making of architecture', Visions: The Australian Historical Association, Newcastle, presented at Visions: The Australian Historical Association, Newcastle, 05 July 2004, https://www.theaha.org.au/about-the-aha/aha-conferences-since-1982/

Edited Books

2018, Venice borders: Re-interpreted, ListLab, Trento

2016, A new gateway for Venice, ListLab, Trento, http://www.listlab.eu/en/shop/libri/a-new-gateway-for-venice/