The Dream of Perfection
Dir. John Weiley
THE DREAM OF PERFECTION is as extraordinary as its provocative subject matter, the dramatic story of the building of the Sydney Opera House, culminating in Utzons departure from the project. Director John Weiley was commissioned in 1968 to make the documentary Autopsy on a Dream by then BBC2 controller David Attenborough, and following its only screening on the BBC, it was destroyed literally chopped to pieces on the chopping block. Miraculously, a mute print of Autopsy on a Dream was rediscovered in a BBC vault this year, and has now been restored with sound saved by John Weiley, and with a new prologue. The film features interviews with David Attenborough, Jan Utzon, Lin Utzon, and Richard Neville.
This month on ArchiTel, we bring you The Fern passive house concrete apartment building by Oliver Steele Architects. We speak with principal Oliver Steele about how this challenging project came about in Sydney's inner suburbs.
Originally planned as a CLT structure, Oliver had an epiphany that a concrete passive house approach was the way forward. He pivoted at that point, and the rest is history.
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The d'Arenberg Cube by Chester Osborn is a miracle of client driven architect and a tremendous achievement on a difficult site..
We speak with Chief Winemaker and Cube designer Chester Osborn about this remarkable project set in the beautiful MacClaren Vale region.
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In this episode of ArchiTel TV, we talk with Safetyline Jalousie about their new vacuum glazing louvre window.
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