Newsletter 30: Spring 2016

Pidgeon Digital has made amazing progress in the last couple of years, and there are now 274 talks, compared with just 75 when the archive was first published 9 years ago.

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Recent New Additions

Norman Foster: Chateau Margaux, France – For his recently completed winery for Chateau Margaux, Lord Foster drew on the local vernacular to create a different addition to the famous estate. In this talk he discusses why he became so personally involved with the project…………

Graham Stirk: The Leadenhall Building, The Servant and The Served – In this talk Graham Stirk discusses the Leadenhall Building – a speculative office tower in London’s financial district. The tower is inclined along the south side to avoid blocking a key view of St Paul’s Cathedral, with core services housed in a vertical “cassette” on the north side……

Frank Lloyd Wright: The World’s Greatest Architect – With a brief personalised introduction by John Peter, Frank Lloyd Wright informally discusses his childhood, his experience working with Louis Sullivan, a number of his famous buildings……

Jørn Utzon & Louis Kahn: Sydney Opera House – this rare recording by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation features the NSW Premier Jo Cahill and Jørn Utzon speaking at the launch of the Sydney Opera house appeal on 7 August 1957……

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: I Don’t Want To Be Interesting, I Want To Be Good – Mies van der Rohe talks about his education and background, his time at the Bauhaus, his relationship with Peter Behrens and approach to architecture…..

Richard Neutra: The Most Precious Material Is The Human Material – Richard Neutra is famous for adapting the International Style to Southern California, with domestic projects that included the Lovell House, the von Sternberg House and the Kaufmann House……

Philip Johnson: Now We Have A Style – Philip Johnson helped bring modernism to the United States. As the first director of the Museum of Modern Art’s department of architecture and design, he co-curated MoMA’s seminal 1932 exhibition on the International Style……

 

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