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Jodie Miners www.jodiem.com.au Presented at Be2Camp Pecha Kucha Session London, October 10, 2008
<ul><li>I was born in Sydney </li></ul>Image: ' Harbour Bridge in Fog '  www.flickr.com/photos/84555819@N00/173590111
<ul><li>In 1973 the Sydney Opera House  </li></ul><ul><li>was opened </li></ul>I was here http://www.rba.gov.au/Museum/Tim...
<ul><li>My Mum and Dad bought this piece of  </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork / history at the opening </li></ul>It’s a Batik on ...
<ul><li>So the Sydney Opera House has </li></ul><ul><li>Significance to me </li></ul>Image: ' Sydney Opera House and Harbo...
<ul><li>In 1974 we moved to Canberra </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexhdr77/2782802709/
<ul><li>I learned about the history of Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>and  Walter Burley Griffin </li></ul>www.flickr.com/phot...
<ul><li>And that  Marion Mahoney Griffin  </li></ul><ul><li>Produced the drawings of Canberra </li></ul>http://www.flickr....
<ul><li>And  Marion Mahoney Griffin  </li></ul><ul><li>Was a student of  Frank Lloyd Wright </li></ul>
<ul><li>I was in Canberra for the construction of </li></ul><ul><li>The New Parliament House </li></ul>In Fact I got a tou...
<ul><li>So Canberra has some significance too </li></ul>
<ul><li>When I was studying construction we </li></ul><ul><li>were shown a movie of the construction </li></ul><ul><li>of ...
<ul><li>It was simply called “ Job No 1112” </li></ul><ul><li>It was about the company Ove Arup and  </li></ul><ul><li>The...
<ul><li>Of course the Architect for the SOH </li></ul><ul><li>Is  Jorn Utzon </li></ul>www.smh.com.au/.../2008/04/09/12074...
<ul><li>Utzon’s work was inspired by the Mayan Temples (the platform and steps) and  Gaudi  (Gothic Cathedrals)  http://ar...
<ul><li>Eero Saarinen  was on the Jury for the Design of the Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>Utzon *  used to work for  Saar...
<ul><li>So  Utzon  and all the associations </li></ul><ul><li>With his architecture are very significant </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>In 1998 I went to the USA </li></ul><ul><li>I spent 3 months travelling around </li></ul><ul><li>I looked at lots ...
<ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incl...
<ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Ludwig Mies van der Rohe * </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Institute of Technology </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>John Hancock Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by Bangladeshi Structural  </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright * </li></ul><ul><li>Guggenheim Museum, New York </li></ul>Image: ' G...
<ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Just to see Blue Poles that was on loan from the...
<ul><li>Other Places / Things I Saw </li></ul><ul><li>JFK  * </li></ul><ul><li>Washington DC – JFK’s Grave </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>So Frank Lloyd Wright and the buildings </li></ul><ul><li>I saw in the USA have a great deal of  </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>After USA I moved to Sydney and one </li></ul><ul><li>As part of my work I’ve had the  </li></ul><ul><li>Opportuni...
<ul><li>So that brings me to this trip,  </li></ul><ul><li>October 2008 – travelling the world to </li></ul><ul><li>Look a...
<ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure what the links are yet...  </li></ul><ul><li>But I’m sure to find some </li></ul...
<ul><li>Bilbao </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry * </li></ul><ul><li>The Guggenheim * Museum, Bilbao </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Als...
<ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio Gaudi *  </li></ul><ul><li>All of his works, but especially the  Güell Crypt  ...
<ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Mies van der Rohe * </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona Pavilion (replica) </li></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Picasso </li></ul><ul><li>Museu Picasso </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am fascinated by Picas...
<ul><li>So since I am going all the way to </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona to see  Gaudi’s  work mostly, </li></ul><ul><li>Gau...
<ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>IM Pei * </li></ul><ul><li>The Pyramids at the Louvre </li></ul><ul><li>Renzo Piano  and  ...
<ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>The Eiffel Tower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was originally planned ...
<ul><li>Dubai </li></ul><ul><li>Just Because ! </li></ul><ul><li>Burj Al Arab </li></ul><ul><li>The Palm </li></ul><ul><ul...
<ul><li>What’s Next </li></ul><ul><li>Other places and things that are on  </li></ul><ul><li>my “must see” list </li></ul>...
<ul><li>The End! </li></ul><ul><li>This whole series of links around travel and architecture was inspired by the Sydney Ar...
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My Architecture Inspired Travels

  1. 1. Jodie Miners www.jodiem.com.au Presented at Be2Camp Pecha Kucha Session London, October 10, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>I was born in Sydney </li></ul>Image: ' Harbour Bridge in Fog ' www.flickr.com/photos/84555819@N00/173590111
  3. 3. <ul><li>In 1973 the Sydney Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>was opened </li></ul>I was here http://www.rba.gov.au/Museum/Timeline/_Images/1973_opera_house_big.jpg
  4. 4. <ul><li>My Mum and Dad bought this piece of </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork / history at the opening </li></ul>It’s a Batik on fabric, and it has wild 70’s colours It now hangs in my lounge room
  5. 5. <ul><li>So the Sydney Opera House has </li></ul><ul><li>Significance to me </li></ul>Image: ' Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge -+B&W ' www.flickr.com/photos/60444977@N00/1968567439
  6. 6. <ul><li>In 1974 we moved to Canberra </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexhdr77/2782802709/
  7. 7. <ul><li>I learned about the history of Canberra </li></ul><ul><li>and Walter Burley Griffin </li></ul>www.flickr.com/photos/canberrahouse/2513800556/
  8. 8. <ul><li>And that Marion Mahoney Griffin </li></ul><ul><li>Produced the drawings of Canberra </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/canberrahouse/2513800556 /
  9. 9. <ul><li>And Marion Mahoney Griffin </li></ul><ul><li>Was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I was in Canberra for the construction of </li></ul><ul><li>The New Parliament House </li></ul>In Fact I got a tour of the building before completion as a 21’st Birthday Present
  11. 11. <ul><li>So Canberra has some significance too </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>When I was studying construction we </li></ul><ul><li>were shown a movie of the construction </li></ul><ul><li>of the Sydney Opera House </li></ul>architecture.about.com/.../blsydneyopera07.htm
  13. 13. <ul><li>It was simply called “ Job No 1112” </li></ul><ul><li>It was about the company Ove Arup and </li></ul><ul><li>Their challenges as there were very few </li></ul><ul><li>drawings produced for the construction </li></ul>http://www.heritage.nsw.gov.au/07_subnav_01_3.cfm?itemid=5054880&imageid=5002982
  14. 14. <ul><li>Of course the Architect for the SOH </li></ul><ul><li>Is Jorn Utzon </li></ul>www.smh.com.au/.../2008/04/09/1207420456773.html Utzon worked with Frank Lloyd Wright*
  15. 15. <ul><li>Utzon’s work was inspired by the Mayan Temples (the platform and steps) and Gaudi (Gothic Cathedrals) http://architecture.about.com/cs/architectsw/a/jornutzon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright hated Utzon </li></ul><ul><li>Ludwig Mies van der Rohe turned his back when introduced to Utzon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utzon </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry praised Utzon’s work http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2007/oct/15/architecture1 </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Seidler loved the Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>Louis Kahn was inspired by Utzon http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/uploadedFiles/About_Us/Corporate_Information/Content_AboutUs_WorldHeritage.pdf </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Eero Saarinen was on the Jury for the Design of the Opera House </li></ul><ul><li>Utzon * used to work for Saarinen </li></ul><ul><li>Saarinen designed the JFK Terminal </li></ul><ul><li>(I also have a huge interest in JFK ) </li></ul><ul><li>IM Pei Designed the JFK Memorial Library in Boston </li></ul><ul><li>(Saarinen also designed cool chairs and I have a huge interest in chair design) </li></ul>http:// www.caup.washington.edu/vrc/imgs/TWA4.jpg
  17. 17. <ul><li>So Utzon and all the associations </li></ul><ul><li>With his architecture are very significant </li></ul><ul><li>To me. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>In 1998 I went to the USA </li></ul><ul><li>I spent 3 months travelling around </li></ul><ul><li>I looked at lots of Architecture </li></ul>* * * * * * * * * * * These are just some of the states I visited
  19. 19. <ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including the Desk where Marion Mahoney Griffin * Sat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Oak Park Houses </li></ul><ul><li>Robie House http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robie_House </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Ludwig Mies van der Rohe * </li></ul><ul><li>Illinois Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Shore Drive Apartments </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mies_van_der_rohe
  21. 21. <ul><li>Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>John Hancock Tower </li></ul><ul><li>Designed by Bangladeshi Structural </li></ul><ul><li>Engineer Fazlur Khan </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock_Center
  22. 22. <ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright * </li></ul><ul><li>Guggenheim Museum, New York </li></ul>Image: ' Guggenheim apostrophe ' www.flickr.com/photos/12771303@N00/52695803 Image: ' F.L.Wright from below ' www.flickr.com/photos/58698446@N00/115790331
  23. 23. <ul><li>New York </li></ul><ul><li>Museum of Modern Art </li></ul><ul><li>Just to see Blue Poles that was on loan from the Australian National Gallery in Canberra * </li></ul><ul><li>And the Chair * exhibition featuring Charles and Ray Eames ’ chairs </li></ul><ul><li>And the Impressionists paintings that I had also seen in Canberra * </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impressionist art is also another interest of mine </li></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eames_Lounge_Chair http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_poles
  24. 24. <ul><li>Other Places / Things I Saw </li></ul><ul><li>JFK * </li></ul><ul><li>Washington DC – JFK’s Grave </li></ul><ul><li>JFK Library in Boston * </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas, Texas, including the site of the JFK Assassination </li></ul><ul><li>Kennedy Space Centre in Florida </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including a Rocket Launch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(The history of Space travel is another area I am very interested in) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Construction </li></ul><ul><li>National Building Museum in Washington DC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including a fantastic photo exhibit of the decay of the buildings on Ellis Island </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>So Frank Lloyd Wright and the buildings </li></ul><ul><li>I saw in the USA have a great deal of </li></ul><ul><li>significance also </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>After USA I moved to Sydney and one </li></ul><ul><li>As part of my work I’ve had the </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to work on building office </li></ul><ul><li>Fitouts in a few Harry Seidler * Buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Grosvenor Place </li></ul><ul><li>Australia Square </li></ul><ul><li>Plus I have been to </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Seidler House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(a fantastic house, still in it’s original format) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And, Harry Seidler himself travelled the </li></ul><ul><li>world to look at architecture http://www.amazon.co.uk/Grand-Tour-Seidlers-Architectural-Sights/dp/3822825557 </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Seidler
  27. 27. <ul><li>So that brings me to this trip, </li></ul><ul><li>October 2008 – travelling the world to </li></ul><ul><li>Look at architecture </li></ul><ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Bilbao </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>London </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure what the links are yet... </li></ul><ul><li>But I’m sure to find some </li></ul><ul><li>Developing and interest in archaeology (love watching Time Team) http://www.timeteam.co.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>Very interested in the modernist architecture. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eg Want to see the Lord Foster’s Gherkin building and the Richard Rogers’ Lloyds Building </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Was fascinated by the series “The Buildings that shaped Britain” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0866516/ </li></ul><ul><li>Love watching Grand Designs http://www.channel4.com/4homes/on-tv/grand-designs/ </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>Bilbao </li></ul><ul><li>Frank Gehry * </li></ul><ul><li>The Guggenheim * Museum, Bilbao </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Also the fascinating movie “Sketches of Frank Gehry” http://www.sonyclassics.com/sketchesoffrankgehry/ </li></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guggenheim_Museum_Bilbao
  30. 30. <ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Antonio Gaudi * </li></ul><ul><li>All of his works, but especially the Güell Crypt in the Colònia Güell </li></ul>Image: ' Outside Column and Vault 1 ' www.flickr.com/photos/61966064@N00/81462835
  31. 31. <ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Mies van der Rohe * </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona Pavilion (replica) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including the Barcelona Chair * </li></ul></ul>flickr.com/photos/tscarlisle/105796055/
  32. 32. <ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Picasso </li></ul><ul><li>Museu Picasso </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I am fascinated by Picasso’s works and travelled to Melbourne a few years ago to see the Picasso exhibit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And first saw Picasso’s at the Australian National Gallery in Canberra * </li></ul></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso
  33. 33. <ul><li>So since I am going all the way to </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona to see Gaudi’s work mostly, </li></ul><ul><li>Gaudi is significant to me also </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>IM Pei * </li></ul><ul><li>The Pyramids at the Louvre </li></ul><ul><li>Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers * </li></ul><ul><li>Centre Georges Pompidou </li></ul><ul><li>Johann Otto von Spreckelsen (also a Danish architect *) </li></ul><ul><li>Arche de la Défense </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Seidler </li></ul><ul><li>Australian Embassy, Paris </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li>The Eiffel Tower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It was originally planned to be built in Barcelona for the same exhibition that the Barcelona Pavilion * was constructed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And Some Art </li></ul><ul><li>Musée d'Orsay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The impressionist paintings there were on loan to the Australian National Gallery * when I first saw them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Musée National Picasso </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another Picasso Museum </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>Dubai </li></ul><ul><li>Just Because ! </li></ul><ul><li>Burj Al Arab </li></ul><ul><li>The Palm </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atlantis, The Palm </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The World </li></ul><ul><li>Burj Dubai (under construction) </li></ul>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dubai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Islands http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burj_Dubai http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_Islands
  37. 37. <ul><li>What’s Next </li></ul><ul><li>Other places and things that are on </li></ul><ul><li>my “must see” list </li></ul><ul><li>Fallingwater </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Frank Lloyd Wright http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallingwater </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Parliament Buildings, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Louis Kahn – from the film “My Architect” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Architect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mayan Pyramids </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As they inspired Jorn Utzon * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mesoamerican_pyramids </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Anything by any of the Modernist movement artists and architects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modernism </li></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>The End! </li></ul><ul><li>This whole series of links around travel and architecture was inspired by the Sydney Architecture Walk I went on in 2005 about the Sydney Opera House And Utzon. If you are in Sydney this is a MUST DO!) http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/11/10/1068329493877.html http://www.sydneyarchitecture.org/pages/saw_TOUR_DESCRIPTIONS_main.html#saw2 </li></ul>

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