Newsletter 30: Spring 2016

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The Leadenhall Building by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, 2015 © Paul Raftery

Welcome to the Pidgeon Digital Newsletter 30: Spring 2016.

Pidgeon Digital has made amazing progress in the last couple of years, and there are now 276 talks, compared with just 75 when the archive was first published over 10 years ago.

We are now on Twitter. Please follow us @PidgeonDigital. We’ll be tweeting about our new talks as they’re released, and keeping you up to date with architecture in general.

Please see the posts below for descriptions of our recently added talks, now in easy to access digital format.

 

Jørn Utzon & Louis Kahn: Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House, clearly showing the outline of its “sails” © Enoch Lau

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; and a discussion between Henry Ashworth, Professor of Architecture at University of Sydney and Chairman of the Opera House competition jury, and his fellow assessors Eero Saarinen and Sir Leslie Martin, Professor of Architecture at Cambridge University, on 29 January 1957. We are grateful to Warwick Mehaffey, Acoustics Engineer at ABC and advisor to the SOH for sourcing the recordings.

This talk was recorded in 1957.

Click here for a preview of this talk.

The complete talk can be purchased here. You can see here details of how to subscribe to the full Pidgeon Digital website which contains over 275 other talks.