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Glenn Murcutt: Spirit of Place - The Construction of a Mosque for an Islamic Community in Melbourne
This documentary explores the life and work of Australia's most internationally recognised Architect. The 2002 Pritzker prize winner literally put Australian architecture on the world map. The Prizker jury described him as a modernist, a naturalist, an environmentalist, an economist,…
The Bridge (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, this is the definitive story of how a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger became one of world's most recognised structures and an engineering triumph. Massive, majestic and breathtaking, the…
Harry Seidler: Modernist - An Exhilirating Retrospective of Seidler's Architectural Vision
The first documentary retrospective of Harry Seidler's architectural legacy, Harry Seidler: Modernist reveals an intimate portrait of his extraordinary life and internationally recognised work. Seidler is acclaimed as one of the greatest modernist architects. He won every architectural major prize…
City of Dreams
When the brilliant and fiery Marion Mahony, the first registered woman architect in the world and the longest serving designer in Frank Lloyd Wright's practice, married Walter Burley Griffin, it was the beginning of one of the most outstanding artistic…
Cox Architecture: Transitions in Landscape
Cox Architecture originated in 1962 with buildings that drew inspiration from the Australian farm and industrial vernacular, most notably Tocal Agricultural College in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Cox Architecture: Transitions in Landscape traces the evolution over 50 years…
A Wire Through the Heart (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
The story of the struggle to cross a vast continent and build the telegraph line that would bring Australia to the world and the world to Australia. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided…
Architecture: A Performing Art
This is the story of John Andrews, world-famous Australian architect. In the mid-1960s, when only 29, Andrews was commissioned to design Scarborough College at Toronto University. One of the world's first 'megastructures', it was an important experiment in urban and…
The Edge of the Possible
The Edge of Possible charts the dramatic course of the creation of the iconic Sydney Opera House and features rare interviews with architect, Jorn Utzon as he reflects on his role in the compelling story of the conception and construction…
The Fifth Facade
On 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. From conception to completion, it had taken more than 15 years and over $100 million. A remarkable feat of engineering skill and innovation, this striking…
Open House
Produced over a ten year period, Open House follows closely the construction of Australia's new Parliament House, from the turn of the first sod of earth to its official opening by HRH Queen Elizabeth II in 1988. Open House looks…
Constructing Australia
Politics, tragedy and conquest combine in stories behind the building of Australia. The Bridge, Pipe Dreams and A Wire Through the Heart combine rare archival images with dramatic storytelling in showcasing three landmark events that would allow Australia to mark…
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Pipe Dreams (Constructing Australia Series)
Part of the Series: Constructing Australia
This is a story of personal tragedy, political rivalries, corruption and trial by media that nearly tore apart Australia at the moment of its birth. In the late 1800s, two men shared a vision for opening up Western Australia by…