UQ Lecture Series - Rachel Neeson 24 Apr 2018

Last night I attended a public lecture at the SLQ (State Library Queensland), Kurilpa Point Southbank Brisbane. Kurilpa Point, a traditional meeting point for Aboriginal folk. Being the traditional owners of the land, both past, present and emerging.

 

Facilitated by APDL (Asia Pacific Design Library) and UQ School of Architecture. Held annually, I've attended for the last 3 years. With a wide range of guest speakers from both locally here in Australia and abroad. Bringing a wealth of experience, discussing their approach and practice, with a different theme each year. This years them In 'terre' vention. 'terre' being the French word for 'earth'.

Last nights guest speaker was Rachel Neeson from Neeson Murcutt Architects. Rachel discussed some of the practices most recent projects. Including one particular dwelling located in Sydney. A magnificent residence, nestled amongst a natural fauna setting. Considering the surrounding area and how the practice approached the setting, how it interacts with that setting and of course the clients brief. Considering their living arrangements, values, which included a large entertainment space, with pizza oven and swimming pool or 'watering hole' for entertaining guests.

 A plan view of the design. Different layers, indicating the many levels positioned on the part rock landscape. Interacting with the surrounding environment.

A plan view of the design. Different layers, indicating the many levels positioned on the part rock landscape. Interacting with the surrounding environment.

Thoroughly enjoying the level of detail, commissioned works with other artists that this particular project had. Not only this speech by Rachel, but also others from this years guest speakers. One of my other favourite lectures, from Kelly Shannon. Discussing an entirely new approach to Town Planning in Siam. The level detail and working in a team of experts addressing different aspects of the project.

Looking forward to next weeks lecture with Simone Robeson, which can be booked via eventbrite.com.au (limited availability).

Upcoming Travel Photo Walk Calendar - Berlin and Copenhagen

Upcoming photo walks in 2 equally amazing cities ~ Berlin & Copenhagen. Each with their own quarks and qualms. Rich in history, both full of classic and modern architecture. August 19th and August 22nd. A few more details below ↓.

 Hauptbahnhof, Berlin.

Hauptbahnhof, Berlin.

Get in touch with me here, for more questions or you'd like to join. These are great opportunity if you'd like to learn more too. With assistance provided on technique & approach.

European Highlights: Prague Rnd 2

Finishing off in Prague after travelling through Eastern Europe was spot on. Coming round for the second time, I was determined to discover some undiscovered places. Beginning at a different hotel was a good starting point. Familiar (somewhat) with the layout of the city and using (HereWEGO) app (with downloaded maps) and some points of interest, I set off.

 Multi-exposure with different shutter timings. 

Multi-exposure with different shutter timings. 

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 Love these old Eastern European styled trams

Love these old Eastern European styled trams

 Comms Tower

Comms Tower

 Until next time...

Until next time...