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Hots & Cools

- by Matej Gašperič

Deerubbin Conference 2016
NSW, Australia
good architecture and good people all together

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The time it took me from my garage at home in Slovenia to the door of my hotel room in Sydney.

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Over 150 participans have been welcomed to Australia by Aboriginal elder – uncle Max Dulumunmun Harrison.

Almost five years after Glenn Murcutt Masterclass (GMMC) which, for me, proved to be a life changing event, I finally returned to Australia. And it kind of felt like I’d be comin’ home. The occasion, or rather an excuse to go back, was an annual architectural conference Deerubbin 2016 which was to held on a Milson Island about 60 km north of Sydney.

Yet again a trip proved to be well worth it. And to be able to share some of it, here are some of the moments – not in chronological order but rather as it came…

 
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You Asked for an Proposal

- by Matej Gašperič

Dear Mr. / Ms. / Mrs.

I am very glad and would like to thank you for considering me to be your architect of  choice. There are many architects around, some of them really fine ones, so even that invitation alone, is a great honor and means a great deal to me.

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“Reading the land” with the client. 

Also, I’d like to emphasize that, based on sparse data you have provided, the project sounds very appealing.

Regarding your request to send you a proposal for my work on the project, I’d say that at this point, I see no real need for that and am therefore opting not to do it… yet.

Since this statement might seem a bit odd to you, let me allow to explain it a bit more in detail.

If you aim to base your decision on price alone – lowest or highest regardless…

 
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Glenn Murcutt Masterclass – First Hand Experience

- by Matej Gašperič

One of the leading Slovenian online architectural resources – Trajekt (trajekt.org) has asked me to write about my experience of GMMC.

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Since those two weeks of July, 2011, I have spent down under, proved to be one of the most significant and pleasurable weeks and a pivotal point of my life, when I started to write, I instantly got carried away. And I ended with triple the size of the maximum amount of text. As I usually do!
Therefore I have to rewrite it completely…
But on the other hand, I kind of like how the original story turned out since I find it quite readable. So therefore, I have decided to post it in my Scrapbook anyway since my readers are used to read my long posts :)

“Dear passengers! This is your captain speaking. We are about to…” Words from…

 
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