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Façades Confidential: Sydney Opera House: decoding the glass walls

Sydney Opera House: decoding the glass walls

Utzon's sketch of the Sydney Opera House. The Red Book, 1958. First, a confession: I've never been to Australia. Is it possible to 'decode' a complex element of the Sydney Opera House as the external glass walls without having ever visited the building? The obvious answer is no, but one doesn't lose much with trying. Jorn Utzon Then, there is some consolation in the fact that Jorn Utzon himself never saw the glass walls as they are now - he didn't even take part in their final design. This…

voussoirs: THE MAN WHO BUGGERED UP THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE?

THE MAN WHO BUGGERED UP THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE?

THE PROBLEMS OF GENIUS The ABC TV's programme Australian Story presented on 1 February 2016 was on Peter Hall, the architect who took over the completion of the Sydney Opera House after Jørn Utzon left Australia, never to return, after a disagreement with the Works Minister. The outspoken Philip Drew was interviewed. He bluntly, unapologetically, almost rudely, described Peter Hall as "The man who buggered up the opera house." The sad story of Peter Hall is that he died at 64, bankrupt, a…

The spectacular drawings for the Sydney Opera House, Jørn Utzon (project)

THE OPERA

Today’s post is relatively brief as I am just about to board a plane to head to sunny Sydney for a couple of days. I have to confess something quite embarrassing, this is actually my first ti…

Credit: NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA/NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA Construction of the Sydney Opera House in 1966

The Sydney Opera House – in pictures

The Sydney Opera House designed by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon is celebrating its 40th birthday. We look back at iconic images of the Unesco World Heritage site

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Opera de Sydney (Sydney Opera House)

La Ópera de Sídney o Casa de la Ópera de Sídney (Sydney Opera House), situada en la ciudad de Sídney, Australia, es uno de los edificios más famosos y distintivos del siglo XX. Declar…

Placing roof section, Sydney Opera House – 1965

David Moore Photography 100 Photographs

David Moore (1927 – 2003) was Australia’s most renowned and widely travelled photojournalist. His extraordinary archive covers both his homeland and the many countries and subjects he visited over a sixty-year career.

Sydney Opera House placing roof section 2 - 1965

David Moore Photography Sydney Opera House

David Moore (1927 – 2003) was Australia’s most renowned and widely travelled photojournalist. His extraordinary archive covers both his homeland and the many countries and subjects he visited over a sixty-year career.

Sydney Opera House under construction mid-1960s (City of Sydney Archives).

25 October 2013: Sydney Opera House

The month of October 2013 marked the 40th birthday of the Sydney Opera House. Eugene Goosens, English-born conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Director of the Conservatorium of Music cam…

Siempre existe una forma de expresar la arquitectura Frases de arquitectos “Un techo plano no expresa la horizontalidad de la cubierta” Jorn Utzon

Siempre existe una forma de expresar la arquitectura Frases de arquitectos “Un techo plano no expresa la horizontalidad de la cubierta” Jorn Utzon

Invited as lecturer at Architectural School Lusiada, Lisbon. To speak about the presence of codes and laws of nature in the work of the Danish architect Jorn Utzon. The role requires knowledge and interpretation of contemporary architectural theory and practice.

Llyod Rees, Opera House from Kirribilli, 1966

Llyod Rees, Opera House from Kirribilli, 1966

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The Sydney Opera House Origamic Architecture. by Flickr user Yee's Job www.yeesjob.com

Sydney Opera House

www.yeesjob.com/ The Sydney Opera House Origamic Architecture This is a spectacular magical art for you to put together and is made with paper entirely. The building design is base on the Sydney Opera House. It is foldable. Dimensions of the finished model: 11.61 inches or 29.5 cm in length / 10.23 inches or 26 cm in width / 4.72 inches or 12 cm in height.

The Sydney Opera House Origamic Architecture This is a spectacular magical art for you to put together and is made with paper entirely. The building design is base on the Sydney Opera House. It is foldable.

Sydney Opera House

www.yeesjob.com/ The Sydney Opera House Origamic Architecture This is a spectacular magical art for you to put together and is made with paper entirely. The building design is base on the Sydney Opera House. It is foldable. Dimensions of the finished model: 11.61 inches or 29.5 cm in length / 10.23 inches or 26 cm in width / 4.72 inches or 12 cm in height.