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Founding Editor and Producer of ArchiTel, Ron Brown, previously produced architectural video program ArchiVision in the 90’s, and was the official RAIA videographer at the Challenge of Excellence Conference in Melbourne in March 1992.

He has selected some of the most important keynote addresses and workshop sessions that feature the most significant architects from Australia and the world. Amongst those coming up over the next 12 months:

Sir Norman Foster, Sir Jack Zunz, Daniel Libeskind, Michael Sorkin and Australians Harry Seidler, Daryl Jackson, John Denton

SPECIAL FEATURES

As well, the ArchiTel cameras will record contemporary events, talks and presentations. Recently we recorded the proceedings of the Master Builders Association of Victoria‘s Green Living Conference, and we will be posting some of the keynote addresses from that event, too.



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    Episode 125: Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten (Full Interview)

    MPavilion is an initiative of the Naomi Milgrom Foundation, supported by City of Melbourne, State Government of Victoria, through Creative Victoria and ANZ. Every year the Naomi Milgrom Foundation commissions an outstanding architect to design a temporary pavilion for the Queen Victoria Gardens, in the centre of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct.

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    Episode 108: Glenn Murcutt (Full)

    In this week’s episode, Jan talks with renowned architect, Glenn Murcutt at his exhibition on The Australian Islamic Centre, which is being held at the Nation Gallery of Victoria. The building sets out to pave the way for a new architectural language in contemporary Australian Islam, challenging our preconceptions of historical architectural typologies and aesthetics. The Australian Islamic Centre still respects the fundamental principles and requirements of Islamic architecture, but Murcutt has gone beyond the semiotic language of a traditional mosque through carrying out a progressive vision for architecture as a tool for intercultural development and dialogue.

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    Architects Overseas – Karl Fender (Full)

    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.

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    Justin Art House Museum (Full)

    In this week’s episode, Jan talks with Charles Justin (founder of SJB Architects) and his daughter, architect Elisa Justin of Justin Architecture. We learn the rationale behind the venture, the design brief and the intricacies of designing both a home and public space for an architect client. As well, we see a good number of interesting modern art works and commissioned installations on site. Inspired by the Lyon House Museum, it seems Melbourne is becoming a focus for architects with significant private art collections.

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    Architects Overseas: Dylan Brady (Full)

    Jan Henderson is back with the new series, Architects Overseas in which she discusses international endeavours with notable Australian architects. In this week’s episode, Jan talks with Dylan Brady from deciBel architecture, and formerly studio505. The award winning architect speaks candidly about the joys and frustrations of working as an architect in China, Singapore and Japan, on projects […]

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    Architects Overseas: Caulfield Krivanek (Full)

    Jan Henderon talks at length with Robert Caulfield of Caulfield Krivanek on his international experiences in the world of architecture ranging from places such as South East Asia, China, and the Middle East.

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    Zaha Hadid – National Stadium Tokyo

    Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and their Japanese partners, the New National Stadium contains all the knowledge and expertise gained from the team’s direct experience of other Olympic, World Cup and World Championship stadia. This video presentation and report outlines in detail the unique design for the New National Stadium which has been thoughtfully developed over two years to be the most compact and efficient stadium for this very special location in Tokyo.

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    Straight And True teaser trailer

    Traces Films partners Richard Raber and Naomi Bishops have been producing architectural films in Melbourne for several years. The teaser trailer for Straight and True is offered as a means to both spread the word about this worthwhile project and to secure additional material and support. Here is what the film makers have written about their project:

    Originally conceived as a feature documentary series, ‘Straight and True’ explores the exciting period of Australian architectural history known as the Modernist era. This is the story of how a generation of young architects and their clients attempted to change the way we live in line with a stronger more defined sense of the Australian environment and lifestyle. It is also a cultural critique examining why Australians on the whole rejected this incredible leap forward.

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    Australian architects to the world 1

    Australia has done well at the recent World Architecture Festival, winning prizes across a range of categories. The Australian Institute of Architects has prepared two short films highlighting the philosophy and work of the Australian architects shortlisted for the awards. This is Part One.

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    Australian architects to the world 2

    Australia has done well at the recent World Architecture Festival, winning prizes across a range of categories. The Australian Institute of Architects has prepared two short films highlighting the philosophy and work of the Australian architects shortlisted for the awards. This is Part Two.

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    Heart of Glass – 1 Bligh Street

    1 Bligh Street, Sydney is the latest office building with an emphasis on environmentally-sound design principles.

    This 12-minute highlight from the feature length “Heart of Glass” by architectural filmmaker, photographer and writer Peter Hyatt features interviews with architect Christoph Ingehoven and some spectacular photography.

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    Utzon Speaks Part 3: Structural Issues

    For the first time since the early 1970’s, Sydney Opera House architect, Jorn Utzon, appears in an extensive filmed interview, speaking about the creation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Filmed at Hellebaek Denmark at Utzon’s home, The Edge of the Possible is a gentle portrait of a man and his enduring work. ArchiTel has secured the rights to previously unseen extracts from the interview, courtesy of the film’s producers Film Art Media, which have never before been broadcast. In this clip, the third in a monthly series, Utzon talks about overcoming the structural problems associated with his radical design concept, and the role of his consultant engineers and the use of large scale models in resolving the difficulties of affixing tiles to the curved shell structure.

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    Utzon Speaks Part 2: Meeting The Committee

    For the first time since the early 1970’s, Sydney Opera House architect, Jorn Utzon, appears in an extensive filmed interview, speaking about the creation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Filmed at Hellebaek Denmark at Utzon’s home, The Edge of the Possible is a gentle portrait of a man and his enduring work. ArchiTel has secured the rights to previously unseen extracts from the interview, courtesy of the film’s producers Film Art Media, which have never before been broadcast. In this clip, the second in a monthly series, Utzon talks about meeting the committee of management, which included Stanley Haviland as Chairman, ABC General Manager Charles Moses, Uni of Sydney Prof of Architecture Henry Ashworth and reporting to NSW Labor Premier Joseph Cahill.

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    Utzon Speaks Part 1: The Competition

    For the first time since the early 1970’s, Sydney Opera House architect, Jorn Utzon, appears in an extensive filmed interview, speaking about the creation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Filmed at Hellebaek Denmark at Utzon’s home, The Edge of the Possible is a gentle portrait of a man and his enduring work.

    ArchiTel has secured the rights to previously unseen extracts from the interview, courtesy of the film’s producers Film Art Media, which have never before been broadcast. In this clip, the first in a monthly series, Utzon talks about entering and winning the international competition.

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    Utzon Speaks – Preview

    For the first time since the early 1970’s, Sydney Opera House architect, Jorn Utzon, appears in an extensive filmed interview, speaking about the creation of one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Filmed at Hellebaek Denmark at Utzon’s home, The Edge of the Possible is a gentle portrait of a man and his enduring work. ArchiTel has secured the rights to previously unseen extracts from the interview, courtesy of the film’s producers Film Art Media, which have never before been broadcast. Utzon reveals aspects of his design motivation, design concepts and the battle with the NSW government over the troubled project in these telling scenes.

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    Sir Norman Foster (March 1992)

    Leading international architect, Sir Norman Foster, talks at the RAIA Challenge of Excellence conference in Melbourne in March 1992 on the topic of Foster Partners work in terms of cost and time, reflecting quality and excellence. Covering all the major projects of the practice from the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank headquarters to Stanstead Airport, Foster is stimulating, amusing and practical in his advice and candid in his revelations.

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    New buildings/reclaimed materials-Dan Philips USA

    In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he’s built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.

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    Architectural Projection Mapping @ Frank Gehry IAC Building, NYC

    Architectural Projection Mapping – video projection on Frank Gehry’s IAC Building in Chelsea New York City, October 9th 2010.

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    Daniel Libeskind’s Holocaust Museum (Mar 1992)

    In this episode of ArchiTel Archives, producer Ron Brown has reconstructed leading international architect Daniel Libeskind’s compelling illustrated talk to the 1992 RAIA Challenge of Excellence world conference on the Jewish Holocaust Museum project that he designed in Berlin. Libeskind discusses the philosophy and design ideas behind the award-winning project, and shows unique images of the design development stage of the project.

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    Jack Zunz on Excellence (Mar 1992)

    Sir Jack Zunz is a civil engineer and former chairman of Ove Arup & Partners. He was the principal structural designer of the Sydney Opera House and led the team which designed the roof of the building and solved it’s major construction challenges.

    Recorded during the RAIA Challenge of Excellence Conference in March 1992, Sir Jack addresses the issue “What is Excellence?”

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    Special Feature – Transforming Cities

    Anita Roper, CEO of Sustainability Victoria, introduces Rob Moore, Manager Urban and Parks Design, City of Melbourne, at the MBAV Green Living conference in Melbourne 2010, who delivers a fascinating and well researched insight into Melbourne’s urban development for the next 20 years.

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    Harry Seidler on Style (Mar 1992)

    Leading Australian and international architect Harry Seidler was known for his strong views on design and on practice. His courage, frequent outspoken sentiments and his reputation for dogma, together with his innovative small and large scale works, have ensured that his reputation will live long after him.

    Harry spoke at the RAIA Challenge of Excellence Conference in March 1992 in Melbourne on “A Design Philosophy…or Fashion”, and we recorded the entire illustrated presentation at the time.

    We have other Harry Seidler material available, too, which we will post in the future, including his illustrated RAIA Tusculum talk on Grosvenor Place.