Dr Sing D'Arcy
Senior Lecturer

Dr Sing D'Arcy

PhD (USYD); B.Arch (USYD); B.Sc (Arch) (USYD).

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Sing realised his undergraduate architectural studies at the University of Sydney, where he later returned to complete his PhD in architectural history.

His primary research interests relate to:

the role of music in the configuration of sacred and ritualised spaces, the architecture of the Early Modern Ibero-American realms (Spain, Portgual, their European possessions, the Americas & Asia 1450 - 1800), and in particular those of the Baroque period.

historic Australian interiors

contemporary Australian interiors

architecture and music

He is also a regular contributor to industry journals providing reviews on contemporary Sydney interiors, especially on innovative workplace design and hospitality.

Phone
+61 2 938 55258
Location
Rm 3014 Level 3 Red Centre West H13 UNSW Kensington 2025 NSW Australia
  • Book Chapters | 2018
    D'Arcy S, 2018, 'The Allegory of the Cave: Speculations between Interior and Landscape for the Barangaroo Headland Cultural Facility', in Sparke P; Brown P; Lara-Betancourt P; Lee G; Taylor M (ed.), Flow. Interior, Landscape and Architecture in the Era of Liquid Modernity, Bloomsbury, London, pp. 57 - 65
    Book Chapters | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Cathedral organs in Spain and Latin America', in Courtwright N (ed.), Grove Art Online, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oao/9781884446054.013.2000000085
    Book Chapters | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Church Interiors', in Broomhall S (ed.), Early Modern Emotions An Introduction, Routledge, http://www.tandfebooks.com/doi/pdf/10.4324/9781315441368?DrmAccessMode=offline
    Book Chapters | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Configuring and Reconfiguring Cathedral Space in the Spanish Atlantic: From Cathedral-Mosque to Baroque Machine', in Corringa J (ed.), Religion, Space and the Atlantic World, University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, South Carloina, pp. 201 - 228, https://www.sc.edu/uscpress/books/2017/7796.html
    Book Chapters | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Temples of Commerce: Banking and Insurance Chambers', in O'Callaghan J; Hogben P; Freestone R (ed.), Sydney's Martin Place. A Cultural and Design History, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, pp. 87 - 104
    Book Chapters | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Espacio, música y emoción: la arquitectura y el órgano en la España barroca', in Tomas P (ed.), El libro de la 53 SMRC, Fundacíon Patronato Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca, Cuenca, https://es.patronbase.com/_SemanaDeMusicaReligiosa/Store/Item?id=1
    Book Chapters | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Sky-high ambitions: Sydney’s restaurants', in Hogben P; O'Callaghan J (ed.), Leisure Space: The Transformation of Sydney, 1945-1970, edn. 1, Newsouth Books, Sydney, pp. 92 - 107, https://www.newsouthbooks.com.au/books/leisure-space-transformation-Sydney/
    Book Chapters | 2014
    Zamberlan L; D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Creative Districts: Surry Hills, Sydney', in Marques L; Richards G (ed.), Creative Districts Around the World, NHTV, Breda, pp. 203 - 208, http://creativedistricts.imem.nl/
    Book Chapters | 2013
    D'Arcy SL, 2013, 'Painted cloth and the transformation of Seville Cathedral for the 1671 festivities of the canonization of Saint Ferdinand III', in Costaras N; Young C (ed.), Setting the Scene. European Painted Cloths from the fourtheenth to the twenty-first century, Archetype Publications, London, pp. 85 - 91, http://archetype.co.uk/
  • Journal articles | 2020
    Tezcan N; Durakovic I; Smith C; Lloyd E; D'Arcy S, 2020, 'Scaffolded, simulated work-integrated learning in design education: Beyond the live project', International Journal of Work-Integrated Learning, Special Issue,, vol. 21, pp. 521 - 529, https://www.ijwil.org/
    Journal articles | 2018
    D'Arcy S, 2018, 'Bellevue Hill House IV by Popov Bass', Houses, pp. 44 - 50, https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=478338396175973;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2018
    D'Arcy S, 2018, 'Binary House by Christopher Polly Architect', Houses, pp. 118 - 123
    Journal articles | 2018
    D'Arcy S, 2018, 'Matraville Residence by Tzannes', Houses, pp. 102 - 105
    Journal articles | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Cleaveland Rooftop by SJB', Houses, pp. 24 - 30
    Journal articles | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Crown 515 by Smart Design Studio', Houses, vol. 115, pp. 64 - 70, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=782657768489368;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Dropbox Sydney by Gensler', Artichoke, vol. 58, pp. 66 - 73
    Journal articles | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'McLeod House by Ian Moore Architects', Houses, vol. 114, pp. 55 - 60
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Artichoke Night School', Artichoke, pp. 48 - 48, http://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=869865760167879;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Deepwater by Tobias Partners', Houses, pp. 48 - 55
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'EDG Forum by Archer Office', Artichoke, vol. 57, pp. 98 - 104
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Fairlight Houses by Marston Architects', Houses, pp. 82 - 89
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Novartis Head Office', Architecture Australia, pp. 42 - 48
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Novartis Head Office', Architecture Australia, pp. 42 - 48
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'So 9 by Brandworks', Artichoke, pp. 28 - 35
    Journal articles | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Upsilon House by MCK Architects', Houses, vol. 110, pp. 114 - 121
    Journal articles | 2015
    D'Arcy SL, 2015, 'Charles Perkins Centre', Artichoke, vol. 50, pp. 60 - 67
    Journal articles | 2015
    D'Arcy SL, 2015, 'Horizon Apartment by MA Architects with Maria Danos', Houses, pp. 102 - 107
    Journal articles | 2015
    D'Arcy SL, 2015, 'House in Double Bay by Tribe Studio Architects', Houses, pp. 84 - 90
    Journal articles | 2015
    D'Arcy SL, 2015, 'Orama by Smart Design Studio', Houses, pp. 98 - 103
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'An 'Unbecoming' Cohabitation? Reconsidering the narrative of the Cathedral-Mosque of Córdoba', IDEA Journal, vol. 2013, pp. 114 - 129, http://idea-edu.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/IDEA-JOURNAL-2013_Full.pdf
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Australia Post Sydney', Artichoke, pp. 102 - 108
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Camperdown Childcare', Artichoke, vol. 48, pp. 86 - 93, http://architecturemedia.com/magazines/artichoke/
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Clemenger BBDO by Hassell', Artichoke, pp. 85 - 91
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Ecclesiastical Architecture and the Castilian Crisis of the Seventeenth Century: Seville Cathedral and the Church of the Sagrario.', Architectural Histories, vol. 2, pp. 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ah.cc
    Journal articles | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Herbert Smith Freehills', Artichoke, vol. 46, pp. 78 - 85
    Journal articles | 2013
    D'Arcy SL, 2013, 'Jackson Teece Sydney Office', Artichoke, vol. 44, pp. 80 - 86, http://publisher@archmedia.com.au/
    Journal articles | 2013
    d Arcy S, 2013, 'Goodman Unit B4', Artichoke, vol. 42, pp. 32 - 40
    Journal articles | 2013
    d Arcy S, 2013, 'Review of Goodman Unit B4 by MAKE Creative', Artichoke, vol. 42
    Journal articles | 2012
    D'Arcy SL, 2012, 'The Darling by DBI Design and Cox Richardson', Artichoke, pp. 34 - 40
    Journal articles | 2011
    Sing D, 2011, 'The Double-Facade Mirror Organ: The Nexus of Architecture and Music in the Hispanic Baroque', Hispanic Research Journal, vol. 12, pp. 397 - 417, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174582011X13086690102168
    Journal articles | 2010
    D'Arcy S, 2010, 'The Magna Hispalensis and the twin organs of Frey Domingo de Aguirre and Luis de Vilches: Eighteenth-Century Seville and its Mirror of Wonder', Music in Art: international journal for music iconography, vol. 34, pp. 218 - 232
  • Other | 2017
    Courtright N (ed.), 2017, Cathedral organs in Spain and Latin America, Oxford University Press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oao/9781884446054.013.2000000085
    Conference Presentations | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, 'Heavenly Voices, Earthly Bodies: the physical presence of music making in the architectural space of Versailles', presented at Enchanted isles, fatal shores: Living Versailles, Canberra, 17 March 2017 - 18 March 2017, https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=rd1jVy8lZoU&u=/playlist?list=PL-xZUBWVA78TmlPsFZj230aiFqxWLZRkV
    Creative Written Works | 2017
    D'Arcy SL, 2017, Banking chamber at 48-50 Martin Place, Architecture Bulletin, Boston Publishing, http://architecturebulletin.com.au/2017-autumn/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Gold in Spanish and Spanish-American Ecclesiastical Interiors of the Early Modern', in Goad P; Brennan A (ed.), Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand Vol. 33, SAHANZ, Melbourne, pp. 144 - 156, presented at SAHANZ 2016, Melbourne, 06 July 2016 - 09 December 2016, http://sahanz2016.msd.unimelb.edu.au/papers/DArcy_Gold-in-Spanish-and-Spanish-American-Ecclesiastical-Interiors-of-the-Early-Modern.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, 'Space of Spectacle: Music, Architecture and Interiors of the Baroque', presented at Brisbane Baroque 2016, Brisbane, Australia., 08 August 2016 - 16 August 2016
    Creative Written Works | 2016
    D'Arcy SL, 2016, Paramount by The Office Space, Paramount by The Office Space, http://architectureau.com/articles/paramount-by-the-office-space/
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    D'Arcy SL, 2015, 'The Place of the Organ in Contemporary Catholic Design', presented at God is in the Detail. Making architecture and art for Catholic worship, Melbourne, 11 March 2015 - 13 March 2015, http://www.acu.edu.au/connect_with_acu/events/melbourne/god_is_in_the_detail
    Conference Presentations | 2014
    D'Arcy SL, 2014, 'Performing the 'period interior': considerations on architecture, music and emotions.', presented at The Voice and Histories of Emotion: 1500-1800, Sydney, 29 September 2014 - 01 October 2014, http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/events/the-voice-and-histories-of-emotion-1500-1800.aspx
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    D'Arcy SL, 2013, 'Espacio, música y emoción: la arquitectura y el órgano en la España barroca', presented at Academia de Órgano Julián de la Orden, Cuenca, Spain, 06 September 2013 - 10 September 2013
    Conference Papers | 2011
    D'Arcy S, 2011, 'Designing for a Modern Audience: George McRae, Arthur Hill, and the debate over Sydney Town Hall's "other" facade.’', in Audience Proceedings of the XXVIIIth International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Austalia and New Zealand, Society of Architectural Historians, Austalia and New Zealand, Brisbane, presented at Audience, Brisbane, 07 July 2011 - 10 July 2011
    Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance) | 2011
    D'Arcy S, 2011, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Publication: Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, 2011, Performances (Music, Theatre, Dance)
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    D'Arcy SL, 2011, 'Architecture and the organ: Music, liturgy and design in contemporary Catholic space', presented at Modern Catholic Space, London, 09 December 2011 - 11 December 2011
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    d'Arcy S, 2011, 'Fiesta y Siesta: The role of the organ in the configuration of festive space during the Iberian Baroque.', presented at The 14th David Nichol Smith seminar in Eighteenth-century Studies, Melbourne, 04 July 2011 - 07 July 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    D'Arcy S, 2010, 'The Dream of Reason: Architectural Monsters in Enlightenment Spain', in imagining...:Proceedings of the 27th International SAHANZ Conference, SAHANZ, Newcastle, NSW, pp. 101 - 106, presented at Imagining...:27th International SAHANZ Conference, University of Newcastle, 30 June 2010 - 02 July 2010
    Theses / Dissertations | 2010
    D'Arcy S, 2010, The Organ as Architecture: Reconfiguring the Ecclesiastical Space of the Hispanic Baroque, University of Sydney Library, http://opac.library.usyd.edu.au/record=b3821909~S4
    Conference Papers | 1997
    D'Arcy S, 1997, 'The Organ as Architecture: Scopic and Sonice Regimes of the Ibero-American Baroque', in SAHANZ Conference, SAHANZ Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, pp. 1 - 17, presented at SAHANZ Conference, Adelaide, Sth Aust, 17 July 1997 - 20 July 1997

d'Arcy, Sing. 2014. UNSW FBE Faculty Research Grant Program. 'Infill interiors: taking advantage of oversupply in Sydney CBD commercial tenancies'. 

d'Arcy, Sing. 2013. ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions. 'Space, music and emotion: architecture and the organ in the Spanish Baroque'.

d'Arcy, Sing and Zamberlan, Lisa. 2013. UNSW Research Link Grant Program. 'Creative Districts: Surry Hills, Sydney'.

d'Arcy, Sing and Watson, Bruce. 2012. UNSW BE Learning + Teaching Action Research Grant 2012, 'Signposting feedback and critical reflection in the design studio'.

Sing’s research focus concerns architecture and interior spaces of early-modern Europe, focussing on the Iberian Peninsula, Southern Italy, and Latin America; ecclesiastical and sacred spaces and their configuration through ritual and the nexus between architectural space and music.

In 2013 he was appointed as an Associate Investigator with the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions: Europe 1100-1800, Performance Program.

http://www.historyofemotions.org.au/our-research/research-programs/performance.aspx

He also conducts research into the history and development of Australian interiors from the 19th and 20th centuries. 

In addition to historical research Sing also engages with current issues relating to contemporary interiors and the 21st-century city such as workplace design and temporary interiors.

 

Sing is currently the coordinator of 4th year and is studio leader for Design Practices 7: Research and Design Practices 8: Graduation Studio

Graduation Studio 2014: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy

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Graduation Studio 2013: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy

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Graduation Studio 2012: Course convenors Sing d'Arcy and Bruce Watson

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Graduation Studio 2011: Course convenors Sing d'Arcy and Bruce Watson

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Interior Technologies stream 1 - 4: 2011 - 2014: Course convenor Sing d'Arcy