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.
Architects Overseas - Karl Fender
July 20, 2016
Jan Henderson explores Australian architects working abroad and discusses the projects, challenges and motivations behind this.
In this week’s episode, Jan talks with Karl Fender (founder of Fender Katsalidis Architects). We learn some processes behind his extensive career, the design briefs and the intricacies of designing for foreign clients in Malaysia, Thailand and China. We get to hear about some of the obstacles Karl faced while working in a foreign country. As well, we find out about the many advantages and experiences these countries are able to offer an architect.
See Karl’s projects by visiting the firms website here.
Watch the 6 minute highlight version of this fascinating interview here.
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Producer: Jan Henderson Director: Ron Brown Camera Operator: Ron Brown and Sandi Miller Editor: Andrew Cox