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Spotlight: Jørn Utzon

Pritzker Prize winning architect Jørn Utzon, who died in 2008 aged 90, was the relatively unknown Dane who, on the 29th January 1957, was announced as the winner of the ‘International competition for a national opera house at Bennelong Point, Sydney’. When speaking about this iconic building, Louis Kahn stated that:

The sun did not know how beautiful its light was, until it was reflected off this building.

Unfortunately, Utzon never saw the Sydney Opera House, his most popular work, completed. Learn of his fascinating story, after the break.

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Video: Jørn Utzon’s Nature-Inspired Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House recently created a video exploring how Jørn Utzon was inspired by the form and function of nature. While Jørn Utzon may not have seen himself as a pioneer of sustainable techniques, sustainability was inherent in his design philosophy. Watch the video above to… Sigue leyendo

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The 4 Most Amusing Responses to Frank Gehry’s UTS Business School

Last week, Frank Gehry inaugurated his first building in Australia, with the formal opening of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology in Sydney (UTS). As his first in the country, the building therefore offers an opportunity for… Sigue leyendo

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Call for Submissions: Archonic Magazine #2 “Disassemble”

Sydney-based collective Project Archonic is currently accepting submissions for Archonic Magazine, a quarterly publication exploring the nexus between architecture, art, and design. Themed “Disassemble” and prompting creatives to deconstruct, re-evaluate, and reconfigure their surroundings, the publication marks the second issue compiled by Project Archonic, and is expected to launch in March 2015. Learn more about the publication and view spreads from the previous issue after the break.

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Five Firms Selected for Final Stage of Sydney Art Gallery Expansion

Five practices have been selected to move on to the second stage of the Sydney Modern Project, a $450 million expansion of the Art Gallery of New South Wales (NSW). Of the twelve firms invited to participate in the competition, the… Sigue leyendo

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Videos: The Best Architectural Firework Displays of New Year 2015

As any self-respecting world city now knows, when the time comes to change the calenders, you’d better also have an iconic building from which to hang some fireworks. With people all over the world looking out for the most impressive New Year’s celebrations,… Sigue leyendo

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Stirling House / Mac-Interactive Architects

Architects: Mac-Interactive Architects
Location: Sydney NSW, Australia
Architect In Charge: Andy Macdonald
Photographs: Tom Ferguson , Murray Fredericks

Project Team: Ian Lim, Emanuele Rattazzi, Robert Kalocay
Builder: Spyker/Taylor Constructions

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The 9 Most Controversial Buildings of All Time

It is now just over a year since the unveiling of Zaha Hadid’s Al-Wakrah Stadium in Doha, Qatar, and in the intervening twelve months, it seems like the building has never been out of the news. Most recently, remarks made by Hadid concerning the deaths of… Sigue leyendo

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