transcripts from the ABC’s 2000 television series… with photos and slide shows.
Gordon Bunshaft (SOM) and Oscar Niemeyer both won the Pritzker Prize in 1988, two years before Bunshaft’s death. The Pritzker page has links to some photos and to Bunshaft’s rather short acceptance speech.
Architecture Australia obituary for Jeffrey Howlett 1928-2005, written by Geoffrey London
On Norman Foster:
“He’d organise teams of up to six people and give them all the same challenge of designing a specific part of the building. On Friday afternoons, they’d come together with their ideas and by combining bits of each, piece together a solution.”
An ABC TV production in 2000 that surveyed contemporary architects and architecture. The site contains a few slideshows an illustrated transcipts.
Short interview on the Lexus/Toyota website (?!). He would love to work on bridges next. Not cars?
A Wired interview from 2001.
When I was in architecture school, I became curious about the exact mathematics, physics, and construction of the great structures I had been studying. I wanted to know how these amazing things would work: the Pantheon, the dome of Michelangelo, the dome of Brunelleschi. So I decided to study civil engineering. You could say that I had become possessed, in the classical sense, by the art of the great architects of the past. And that led me to engineering.
Titled “Keeping Faith with an Idea: A Time Line of the Guggenheim Museum, 1943-59”, this 50th anniversary timeline covers the 16 year gestation and construction of Frank Lloyd Wright’s curly wonder. Beware, the site is 100% Flash.
“Christopher Vernon examines four newly acquired architectural drawings by Marion Mahony Griffin, which highlight the evolution of her distinctive graphic technique.”