“Melbourne’s had one for years, and their weather is entirely tragic. With the best balmy summer nights in Australia, we’re making the most of it. We’ve craned a whole oasis environment onto the roof, complete with palm trees, astro turf, a series of vintage caravans from which food and drinks are served, 250 lovely black and white stripey beach chairs to lounge in, and hundreds of pink flamingoes for fun. Think retro Miami poolside mini-golf trashy with a dash of Hollywood glitz.”
LOCATION: City of Perth Roe Street Carpark Access for vehicles is from 68 Roe Street Northbridge. Pedestrian access is via an elevator off James Street, opposite the Northbridge Piazza.
View the program here.
In response to Perth’s Open House debut there are a handful of architecture-themed films…
My Architect Documentary
Famous architect Louis Kahn had two illegitimate children. Son Nathaniel hoped that his father would live with him and his mother, but Kahn never left his wife. Instead, Kahn was found dead in a men’s room in Penn Station when Nathaniel was only 11.
The Fountainhead Drama
Architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing thinking. He lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. *One of my favourite films of all time!
Sketches of Frank Gehry Documentary
The life of architect Frank Gehry, a visit to four of his buildings, an inquiry into creativity captured in conversation. Early experiences, finding a psychoanalyst, experimenting on his own home, and bringing an artist and sculptor’s sensibility to architecture are part of Gehry’s story.
Mon Oncle Comedy
Monsieur Hulot escorts his nephew home from school each day, only to be faced with an eternal battle with his sister and brother-in-law’s gadget-filled house. Jacques Tati’s charming, ingenious satire observes the effect of modernist architecture as his endearing Monsieur Hulot struggles in a technology-driven world.
The Belly of an Architect Drama
American architect Kracklite arrives in Rome, overseeing a grand opus exhibition on the 18th century French architect, Boullée. Through the course of 9 months he becomes obsessed with his belly, suffers stomach pains, loses his wife, exhibition, his unborn child and finally his own life.