First Year Model

December 14, 2008 at 10:51 am | Posted in architecture, my work | 2 Comments
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I felt like posting a couple of images of a model I made in first year architecture at uni. I still really like this model – It’s one of the few from my early uni years that didn’t get broken or thrown away.



Photos: Aidan Taylor

Jorn Utzon (1918-2008)

December 8, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Posted in architecture | Leave a comment


Jorn Utzon, the Danish architect of the Sydney Opera House, died on Saturday, November 29, aged 90.

Utzon, who has often been compared to architecture greats such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Alvar Aalto of Finland, won the design competition for the opera house in Sydney, Australia, in 1957.

After conflict over schedules and cost estimates with the Askin government, payments to Utzon were stopped, forcing him to resign from the project in 1966 (nearly seven years before its completion). He returned to Denmark, never to return to Sydney. Government-appointed architects took over and the interior was not completed to Utzon’s original plan.

In a gesture of reconciliation, Utzon was re-engaged by the Sydney Opera House trust in 1999 to develop a set of design principles for the building and its future. This led to the addition of the western colonnade, also designed by Utzon, which was completed in 2006.

Utzon received the prestigious Pritzker prize for architecture in 2003 with the jury singling out the Opera House as one of the most iconic building of the 20th century.


The DeLorean goes BACK TO THE FUTURE

December 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm | Posted in cars | 1 Comment
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“The DeLorean, the car from Back to the Future with the gull wing doors and gleaming stainless steel finish, has come back to the future, going into extremely limited production thanks to a group of greasemonkeys in Houston who like to refurbish cars. They have about 200 of the original DeLorean 2.8 L V-6 engines on hand, and have started making the cars from scratch this year.

 The last time a DeLorean was rolled off the assembly line was 1982, when the last model was built in DeLorean’s Northern Ireland plant.

This new car company, which actually acquired rights to the name DeLorean Motor Company, didn’t mention a specific price, but it’s currently selling its refurbished DeLoreans for $42,500.”


delorean-1-tom-fowlks1Photo: Tom Fowlks

This was one of the coolest DeLorean images I could find. How good does the Stainless steel finish look? Check out Tom Fowlks’ website here. He’s a pretty awesome photographer.

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