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Qatari stadia

posted 12.10 in news.

When Qatar was announced as host of the FIFA 2022 Soccer World Cup, what was I to do but see what they were proposing? It sounded scary at the outset – 12 or so air conditioned stadia working against midsummer temperatures floating around...

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Opera House's bad vibe

posted 03.10 in news.

Philippe Mora has written a meandering long piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, accusing Jorn Utzon of plagiarism, for not name-checking Otto Bartning’s 1922 Sternkirche design . He then notes that Utzon’s mentor was Alvar Aalto, a...

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jørn utzon, norman foster, opera houses, sport, stadiums, walter gropius