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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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Form Follows Emotion

- by Matej Gašperič

Thank god for women!

Juicy Salif by Philippe Starck

Juicy Salif, citrus-squeezer designed by Philippe Starck, produced by Alessi

I guess, architects would be in big trouble, if there would not be for a feminine part of the usual clients’ duo.

Men, for most cases, are rational functionalists. They easily identify with a famous Louis Sullivan’s quote: “Form follows function”.

Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe

Farnsworth House designed by Mies van der Rohe derives its aesthetic from its functional form purified to the maximum.

Function is, more or less, easy to define.
It could be explained.
Or it could be debated about and rationalized with an argument.

That is, why many men find it so convenient.
Something solid.
Something they could always count for, to be there for them to lean on in case of doubt, confusion and uncertainty.
Something, which ensures, that their…

 
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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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