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*** smh_03.05.13

 
[Cove Apartment, The Rocks, Sydney]
  • feeble
    "Seidler has always worked from the Deity Principle, arguing not that the rules should change, but that they shouldn't apply to him." (Elizabeth Farrelly_03.05.13)

  • pocket handkerchief
    "... he triumphantly exacted for Australia Square a floor space ration of almost 21:1. despite a 15:1 limit, ... ." (Elizabeth Farrelly_03.05.13)

  • aspic-wrapping
    "Now, built, the tower is deep-mushroom over a spray-on deadflesh podium. Not a good look." (Elizabeth Farrelly_03.05.13)

  • planocratic haggling
    " ... with its too-flat curves, paper thin pre-cast, clip-on rococo balconies, chickenleg sills and equivocal use of symmetry, is just not up there." (Elizabeth Farrelly_03.05.13)

  • a bitt suss
    "Credo time. ... this space ... will go down as one of Sydney's most memorable, and one of Seidler's best. Ever." (Elizabeth Farrelly_03.05.13)




*** nyt_03.06.19

 
[Novartis, Cambridge MA]
  • amoeba-shaped
    "The sunlight is a metaphor for enlightment and discovery." (Scott Simpson, the principal architect, in Currents, nyt_03.06.19)

  • plasma screens
    "The idea is to get away from lone scientists holed up in dark labs, as in 'The Hulk.' (You see how dangerous that turned out to be.)" (Currents, nyt_03.06.19)





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*** smh_03.12.15

 
[Sydney School Houses]
  • good company
    "His early-1980s Zachary's Restaurant has been changed drastically and the natural timberwork of his museum at Kempsey has been painted, with an overscale public toilet now intruding on its appearance." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
     
  • even demolished
    "The Royal Australian Institute of Architects says houses and other buildings from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s are particularly at risk, including work by Harry Seidler, Bruce Rickard, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Peter Muller." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
     
  • self effacing
    "Elsewhere, Woollahra Council recently gave permission to demolish a 1962 Muller house adjoining historic Lindesay at Darling Point, although it has been nominated for the NSW Heritage Register.

    Mr Muller's work was admired by Frank Lloyd Wright, who invited him to visit in 1956." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
     

  • demolish-and-build
    "There have also been bids to demolish some of the famous Pettit and Sevitt project homes at St Ives, and an Ancher Mortlock and Woolley house at Bronte was only spared when it was passed in at auction after it became known that the council was considering listing it." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
 
[Heritage Sydney]
  • vulnerable
    "At Ku-ring-gai, the 1978 Sulman Award-winning UTS campus (originally a teachers' college) with its integrated landscape typical of the Sydney School, is likely to be sold and carved up for medium-density housing, although at the urging of Councillor Ian de Vulder, Ku-ring-gai Council has included it on its heritage list." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
     
  • seminal work
    "The institute's 20th century heritage committee says that these buildings, like the State Office Block (demolished) and the AMEX building (radically altered) are too recent to be considered heritage by most people and too old to be fashionable." (Geraldine O'Brien, smh_03.12.15)
 



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