The North Apartments, located at 91 Goulburn Street, Sydney, Australia, were designed by the late architect Harry Seidler. Seidler learnt from Gropius (as one of the 3 required elements of good architecture) to devise efficient "systems" for constructing buildings – other than for individual houses, this involved "making things easy to build in accordance with a system that allows repetition of identical elements". Most, if not all prominent Harry Seidler architecture appears on this list, including houses, churches and other structures where applicable. Seidler's visual approach to two-dimensional and three-dimensional spatial arrangement was consistent throughout his whole career and reflected what Seidler learnt from his visual aesthetics teacher Josef Albers. Located in McMahons Point, close to North Sydney, the tower is 83 metres tall with 144 apartments over 25 levels. In other words, to span long distances was not feasible, not technically applicable to that time, it just wasn't known how to do that, economically or efficiently. 2004–09: Waves on Hamilton, townhouses, Hamilton Island, Queensland. The office of Harry Seidler & Associates is a closely knit team of architects – a dedicated group of individuals, some of whom have collaborated effectively for more than 30 years. Express TV, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 7 October 1998. Located at 9-11 Castlereagh Street, it is 183 metres tall from spire and 158 metres tall from roof. Based on his belief that architecture is a form of simple but functional design art, he was devoted to bettering the physical world through application of modern technology. Seidler says of the design for his Gissing House: "in three dimensions, the fact that the eye is always tempted to look beyond and never quite experiencing it all. Seidler included works by Albers – perhaps the single person most influential on his design philosophy – in a number of projects (notably the MLC Centre with 'Homage to the Square' (later repurchased by the Albers Foundation, and Albers' last commissioned-design 'Wrestling' on the eastern side of MLC Plaza). Harry Seidler and Associates : Address: Harry Seidler & Associates Level 5, 2 Glen Street Milsons Point Sydney NSW 2061 Australia: Phone: +61 (0)2 99221388: Fax: +61 (0)2 9957 2947: E-mail: hsa@seidler.net.au As these three elements were in constantly changing, Seidler always insisted that he had no fixed 'style', and so as building technology and social use changed, the visual expression of his designs constantly evolved throughout his 57 years of designing in Australia. : MLMSS 7078/15); ABC TV news footage from 30–31 July 1977, Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, "Modernist architect Harry Seidler dies in Australia", https://primo-slnsw.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?docid=ADLIB110316338&context=L&vid=SLNSW&search_scope=EEA&tab=default_tab&lang=en_US, http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/timeline/factfiles/nonflash/a6651858.shtml, "Harry Seidler: Innovative modernist architect", "The man who fixed the 'plain illegal' Sydney Opera House", https://monocle.com/film/design/sydney-residence-harry-and-penelope-seidler-house/, http://www.abc.net.au/arts/architecture/ep_trn1.htm, https://soundcloud.com/mattgoad/conversations-regarding-the, https://artsearch.nga.gov.au/Detail-LRG.cfm?IRN=198343, "Ageing luxury: Brisbane's Hilton reaches milestone", Harry Seidler Collection – State Library of NSW, Harry Seidler illustrated lecture film "Architecture responding to Nature" (1993) – on Hong Kong Club and Capita Centre, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Harry_Seidler&oldid=990417700, Jewish emigrants from Austria to the United Kingdom after the Anschluss, Recipients of the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art, Recipients of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, Australian Officers of the Order of the British Empire, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Australian English, Articles with unsourced statements from November 2020, Wikipedia articles with CANTIC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with RKDartists identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with Trove identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1949–54 Julian Rose House, Wahroonga – early publications call Rose House, Turramurra (Sydney), 1952–54 Thurlow House, Blakehurst (Sydney), 1963: Muller House, Port Hacking (Sydney), 1971–72: Offices, 41 McClaren St, North Sydney (Sydney). sept 2007 by harry seidler author visit a must have for any aspiring architects a whistle stop tour around the world detailing some of the most impressive and striking ... architects eye he noticed and photographed the famous and not so famous structures and buildings that appealed to him these photos were then compiled into this pretty Harry Seidler interview with Alan Saunders, Harry Seidler and Penelope Seidler interviewed by Craig McGregor on 11 February 1990. Case Study Construction Ocean Water Photography Outdoor Design Aqua Outdoors. The structural engineer was Miller, Milston & Ferris and the builder was Civil & Civic. On 24 April 2005, Seidler suffered a stroke from which he never fully recovered, and died from septicaemia in Sydney on 9 March 2006 at age 82. It isn’t. Seidler would claim "aesthetically we want dematerialisation". Its main address is 264 George Street, and the Square is bounded on the northern side by Bond Street, eastern side by Pitt Street and southern side by Curtin Place. (Page 4) "pre-stressed concrete was ... not normally used in building (in early twentieth century). And that also gives you greater freedom of the shapes that you can use. [31] Again referring to Rose Seidler House plan, "(there are) planes of interacting solid walls and glass walls – solids and voids follow each other around, generating flows of space between them". You might like similar programs to this, shown below. Australia Square is an office and retail complex in the central business district of Sydney, Australia. After working briefly for an architectural firm in Toronto, Seidler (at the age of 21) became a registered as an architect in Ontario, in February 1945. Gropius taught that Modernism was not a style but a methodology of approach which will vary according to different regions and climates. While his artist collaborators include famous or notable figures such as Alexander Calder, Frank Stella, Lin Utzon, Norman Carlberg, Charles O. Perry (the last two were fellow but later student of Josef Albers), Helen Frankenthaler, Sol LeWitt and many others, by far the most important of the collaborators was his mentor Albers. In the 1960s and 70s Seidler worked with the Italian structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi for the design of the Australia Square and MLC Centre office towers, in Sydney, the Edmund Barton Building (formerly called Trade Group Offices) in Canberra, and the Australian Embassy in Paris in the 1970s. Seidler also maintained a close friendship with Oscar Niemeyer through letters and visits to Rio de Janeiro. In 1984 he became the first Australian to be elected a member of the Académie d'architecture, Paris and in 1987 was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, an honour which he accepted in his trademark suit and bowtie. Seidler later worked with Nervi's successor Mario Desideri for the Riverside Centre in Brisbane. Hannes House, Hong Kong Club) and some commentators have labelled this as the start of Seidler's "baroque" period.[24]. Article by Karen Ferry. He became a Canadian citizen in late 1945. But rather our eyes seek transparency, lightness... being able to look through things". Therefore those buildings by today's standards are outmoded." Seidler's designs from 1969 onwards often displayed opposing negative and positive quarter-circle curves (e.g. In 1967 the... Blues Point Tower is an apartment block in Sydney, Australia. His work is widely recognised as an original and intensely creative contribution to the architecture of the second half of the 20th century. Seidler would explain that Le Corbusier's 1920s modern architecture had columns placed 6 metres apart, whereas by mid-1980s pre-stressed concrete technology allowed 34 metre column-free space, resulting in different visual expression and openness in architecture.[14]. Austrian-born Australian architect Harry Seidler died last year at age 82, and he spent the greater part of his life photographing the world's great structures. From the huge publicity of this house, others approached Seidler to design their homes. This list contains information like what city the structure can be found in, and when it was first opened to the public. ... One of the world's tallest reinforced concrete buildings, the octagonal skyscraper in Sydney was designed by Harry Seidler in 1977. [9] The Rose Seidler House became a house-museum in 1991. Berman House). Seidler also arranged in 1966 for the Australia Square tower ground lobby to display tapestries by Le Corbusier and Victor Vasarely – these were replaced in late 2003 by the Sol LeWitt mural. [20] The heavy monolithic structures of the 'brutalists', were the opposite of Seidler's visual aesthetic of transparency and lightness and being able to look through the architecture through the voids through the various architectural spaces. Australia Square is owned by GPT Group. USC Shoah Foundation USA – view at worldwide access sites, information on internment of civilians at, "Ancestry.com flight records show Seidler left Honolulu for Sydney on 18 June 1948 on a Pan Am clipper flight And flight schedules show it took 2 days to reach Sydney. The Edmund Barton Building is regarded as one of Harry Seidler's most important Australian buildings. The building was designed by Harry Seidler & Associates. Although he was ten years old when the Bauhaus was closed, Seidler's analysts invariably associate him with the Bauhaus because he later studied under emigrent Bauhaus teachers in the USA. Vaucluse Waters at Diamond Bay. Austrian-born Australian architect Harry Seidler died last year at age 82, and he spent the greater part of his life photographing the world's great structures. Source: courtesy of Harry Seidler & Associates Archive After some years, circumnavigating of the globe started with ever increasing frequency – to experience the most celebrated ancient and current architecture in Europe, Asia and America. Let's take a look at some such structures. Harry Seidler married Penelope Evatt, daughter of Clive Evatt on 15 December 1958; they had two children. Craig McGregor MS7949 collection – Oral History and Folklore collection, National Library of Australia, Canberra. In the 1960s Seidler again broke new ground with his design for the Australia Square project (first designs 1961, plaza building 1962–64, tower 1964–67). But not many people are aware of Lombardy native Nervi, who was the most famous engineer in the world during the 1950s and 1970s. He fled as a teenager to England soon after Nazi Germany occupied Austria in 1938. SIDE 2. Today, it remains a landmark building in Sydney and is regarded as iconic to Australian architecture. [12] She co-designed the Harry & Penelope Seidler House in Killara (suburb of Sydney) which won the NSW Wilkinson award of 1967.[13]. "[1], 9 Castlereagh St (formerly Capita Centre), Sydney (1984–89), Hochhaus Neue Donau, Vienna, Austria (1999–2002), "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History – Harry Seidler filmed interview 21 September 1997. Seidler designed more than 180 buildings[1] and he received much recognition for his contribution to the architecture of Australia. There is a temptation with the seeing of things that are not entirely apparent, the tantalising sense of the beyond which you in fact are denied and which entices a person to move through and try and explore an interior. 86–111 in. Harry Seidler is regarded as one of the most influential individuals in modern architecture, especially in Australia. Harry Seidler came to Australia in 1948 at the age of twenty-five, an architecture graduate with engineering credentials. Seidler would explain that Le Corbusier's 1920s modern architecture had columns placed 6 metres apart, whereas by mid-1980s pre-stressed concrete technology allowed 34 metre column-free space, r… The form of Seidler's work changed as building technology changed: from his timber houses in the 1950s (many of which echoed Breuer's bi-nuclear house form), to reinforced concrete houses and buildings in the 1960–1980s,[17] and the development of curves (in plan shapes) with advances in concrete technology in the 1980s and later, as well as developments in steel technology that allowed for curved roofs in the 1990s onwards (e.g. Harry Seidler, AC OBE (25 June 1923 – 9 March 2006) was an Austrian-born Australian architect who is considered to be one of the leading exponents of Modernism's methodology in Australia and the first architect to fully express the principles of the Bauhaus in Australia. Dennis Sharp (introduction): "Harry Seidler: Selected and Current Works", This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 10:44. Seidler enjoyed photographing architecture around the world and some of these are documented in his photography book The Grand Tour. Seidler collaborated with Marcell Breuer for the Australian Embassy in Paris (as Breuer had a Paris office) and Seidler was Breuer's project architect for the Torin Factory in Penrith NSW in the 1970s. Seidler then worked as the first ever assistant to Marcel Breuer in New York from late 1946 until March 1948. In 1980, Australian architect Harry Seidler entered into collabo- ration with a Malaysian architect, Hijjas (bin) Kasturi, to design an office building in Kuala Lumpur. At the time, the Australia Square tower was the world's tallest light weight concrete building. to the present day in this unique international tour with Harry Seidler. Seidler said the term "International Style" was a misnomer and so he objected to the term being used to describe modern architecture or his own architectural designs – as both changed over time as social use and building technology developed. 85–111 in, Harry Seidler illustrated filmed lecture: "Form Relations in Baroque and Modern Architecture (Part 1)" University of New South Wales (UNSW) 17 April 1980 (online); Harry Seidler illustrated filmed lecture: "Form Relations in Baroque and Modern Architecture (Part 2)" University of New South Wales (UNSW) 1 May 1980 (online); Peter Blake "Architecture for the New World. Harry Seidler travelled to Australia in 1948 on his Canadian passport (which he collected in mid-1946). [27] Seidler, following Albers, also shunned traditional symmetry or grid-like modern designs as static (and thus dull), instead Seidler "offset" opposing elements to create "scintillation" and "visual tension" to be more visually dynamic and thus interesting to the eye. The collaboration between Seidler and Studio Nervi lead to the creation of some of Sydney’s most iconic buildings, including the Australia Square Tower in Martin Place, the MLC Centre skyscraper, a modernist reinforced concrete structure with an … Steel structure, timber infill. Over the years Mr Seidler was also awarded five Sulman Medals by the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, as well as the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal in 1976, and the Royal Gold Medal by the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1996. Gropius' teachings had a big influence on Seidler. Seidler said the term "International Style" was a misnomer and so he objected to the term being used to describe modern architecture or his own architectural designs – as both changed over time as social use and building technology developed. 38–40; Vladimir Belogolovsky, ", Kenneith Frampton, "1965–1991 Isostatic Architecture", pp. The building was designed by Harry Seidler & Associates. In England, he studied building and construction at Cambridgeshire Technical School. Seidler maintained relationships with his four mentors even after he came to Australia. Seidler insisted that Modernim was not a style but was in constant flux. Bib id 6416295, Penelope Seidler filmed interview at the house for Monocle magazine, February 2016 entitled "Sydney Residence: Harry and Penelope Seidler House. The Work of Harry Seidler" (Horwitz, Sydney; Wittenborn, New York; Karl Kraemer Stuttgart, 1973) pp. (But Horizon) is made (possible) by devices such as pre-stressed concrete which is ...economic and quick. Harry Seidler and Constance Breuer (cassette recording later digitised). Page 384 notes that Seidler's essay is based on the 1984 lecture "A methodology" at RIBA London on 10 January 1984, and the 1987 Habitat Lecture at the Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. [28] which is seen in the window pattern of Seidler's Blues Point Tower (1958–62) and three-dimensionally in the syncopated balcony arrangement of this Horizon Tower (1995–98). "Harry Seidler: A Dialogue with editor Yoshio Futagawa" GA HOUSES 69 (January 2002) pp. If you want to find out even more about these famous Harry Seidler buildings you can click on the building names to get additional information. List of Harry Seidler buildings, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Architect Harry Seidler, who designed some of Australia's most iconic buildings, has died at the age of 82. Capita Centre, also known as the Castlereagh Centre, is a skyscraper in Sydney, Australia. [21] This is why Kenneth Frampton labelled Seidler's non-house designs "isostatic architecture". Harry and I went on a quick world tour in 1960, from which he got much of his inspiration for Australia Square. [11] He became an Australian citizen in late 1958 so he would have a passport to travel for work and his honeymoon. From the 1980s, Seidler often incorporated plans with flamboyant curves (e.g. ... As Le Corbusier has said, 'Instead of the eye and the mind being abruptly halted by edges and containing surfaces, as had been the case in the past, they are now laid continuously on an exploration, never quite comprehending the mystery of layered and veiled space'." Transcript (copy held by Breuer scholar Isabelle Hyman) p. 5, Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "Principles in the Mainstream of Modern Architecture" University of New South Wales (UNSW), 26 June 1980 (online); Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "Consequence of Design and Detail "University of New South Wales (UNSW), 24 April 1980 (online); Peter Blake "Architecture for the New World. The design introduced the concept of a large public open plaza and prominent artworks to office towers in Australia. Even though he was categorised by British wartime tribunal as a "Category C – no risk" refugee fleeing the Nazis,[3] because he was born in Austria, on 12 May 1940, he was interned by the British authorities as an enemy alien,[4] where he was in internment camps first at Huyton near Liverpool, then on the Isle of Man before being shipped to Quebec, Canada and continued to be interned[5] until October 1941, when he was released on probational release from internment to study architecture at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, where he graduated with first class honours in 1944.[6]. He also enjoyed skiing. 9:56-10:18min of audio at, Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV "in the mind of the architect" series episode 1 “Keeping the Faith”(2000), Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "Habitat, Its Detail and Totality "University of New South Wales (UNSW), 8 May 1980 (online). Seidler stated he learnt more about design from Albers than he did at any architecture school. Some of the buildings include the Harry Seidler-designed modernist MLC Centre in Martin Place, the brutalist Town Hall House by Ken Woolley and the brutalist Joseland and Gilling-designed Sydney Masonic Centre on Castlereagh Street. It has even been described as the most beautiful building in Australia. He had studied architecture at Canada’s university of Manitoba and did his postgraduate degree at Harvard, studying with Walter Gropius, Josef Albers and Marcel Breuer, with whom he later worked in New York. Seidler commissioned Josef Albers artworks for MLC Centre in the mid-1970s. The Work of Harry Seidler" (Horwitz, Sydney; Wittenborn, New York; Karl Kraemer Stuttgart, 1973) pp. Learn more in iview Support. Harry Seidler in his studio. He arrived in Sydney in 1948, fielding a call from his mother, Rose, who wanted her son to design a house for his parents. Seidler also selected and paid for Australian artworks to be shipped in 1977 to be ready to be displayed for the opening of the Australian Embassy in Paris in early 1978. We just built a building in Hong Kong that has 34 meter spans ... from one side to the other ... (hence no need for) columns everywhere"; Harry Seidler essay "Planning and architecture at the end of our century" sub-heading 'Opposition to Modern architecture' in, Conversations Regarding the Future of Architecture. So mistake in statements referring to arriving in July 1948 in Harry Seidler interview (oral history)" with Janis Wilton 1982, audio recording online at State Library of New South Wales. [16] Seidler's designs upheld a Modernist design methodology, which he considered to be an amalgam of three elements: social use, efficient building construction methods and visual aesthetics. Rib structure seen in the entrance lobby with tapestry by Le Corbusier. It is located in Kalang Avenue, Killara on Sydney's North Shore, and was designed by Harry and Penelope Seidler. Seidler would comply, and in the process, create one the most iconic residences in the country. The house that Harry Seidler created for Peter and Bronwyn Berman is quintessentially Australian in its juxtaposition of ancient rocks and graceful modern forms. Penelope Seidler, herself an architect, gained her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Sydney and joined Seidler and Associates in 1964 as architect and financial manager. It is a methodology of approach, that is in constant flux, constant change." List below includes MLC Centre, Hong Kong Club Building and more buildings. [8] The house became known as the Rose Seidler House (1948–1950), in Wahroonga, in remote bushland of a suburb on Sydney's Upper North Shore. retaining garden walls of Pettit & Sevitt exhibition house, Westleigh, 1969, and Condominium Apartments, Acapulco 1969–70). [19]. While some commentators label Seidler's use of (unpainted) off-form concrete in 1960s and 1970s as "brutalist" (from the French 'beton brut'), Seidler disowned the term as he was critical of British Brutalists as "pathetic imitations of Le Corbusier. Now, this way of dealing with three dimensional forms to resist stresses in structures Marcel Breuer papers, 1920–1986. He was born in Vienna in 1923. Armchair travelers and intrepid aesthetes rejoice! The office has been in practice for over 50 years and has completed a great variety of … Whereas today, you can build buildings that have giant spans. Designed by renowned architectural master Harry Seidler, this luxury holiday retreat is truly his magnum opus, combining superb structural style and the rugged beauty … "[34], In 1991, Seidler acknowledged that his first house (Rose Seidler House) which was built of timber, despite the north facing sunshades "is generally too vulnerable to temperature changes...I didn't fully appreciate the intensity of the Australian sun". Mr Seidler worked mainly in Sydney, designing many iconic buildings including the Rose Seidler House on Sydney's North Shore and Australia Square in Sydney's central business district. Seidler arrived in Sydney on 20 June 1948 (which was a few days before his 25th birthday) , with no intention to remain in Australia, but to stay only until the house was finished. The outstanding feature of the Square is the Tower Building which from its completion in 1967 until 1976 was the tallest building in Sydney. Harry Seidler filmed lecture online "Josef Albers – Teaching of Visual Perception” (2002) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra at 17:55-18:33min, Harry Seidler, "Painting Toward Architecture" in, Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "interaction of architecture and the visual arts" University of New South Wales (UNSW), 10 April 1980 (online); Harry Seidler "Our Heritage of Modern Building" in, Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "Interactions - Architecture and the Visual Arts" University of New South Wales (UNSW) 10 April 1980 online at 29:23-31:51 min); Harry Seidler filmed illustrated lecture "Principles in the Mainstream of Modern Architecture" University of New South Wales (UNSW), 27 June 1980 (online), "In the Mind of the Architect", Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV series episode 1 (2000), Harry Seidler, RIBA Gold Medal Lecture, London 25 June 1996 footage on internet at 28:36–29:31min, Harry Seidler, "Interactions – architecture and the visual arts" filmed illustrated lecture University of New South Wales, 10 April 1980 online film at 30:48–33:26min, Harry Seidler, "In Search of an Australian Style" in the "Why Australia is the best place in the world to live" issue of. Harry Seidler Architecture: List of Harry Seidler Buildings This is seen in Seidler's design for the Australian Embassy in Paris and Karralyka (previously called Ringwood Cultural) Centre. 1. This 1952 house by architect Harry Seidler, AC OBE is part of the important collection of early houses by one of Australia’s great architects. “With an interest in geometry, simplicity of form and clear expression of structure, Harry Seidler designed the building using two counterpoint curved sections to maximize views to the south and east, to accommodate existing underground railway tunnels and to present a commanding entry point to the city,” states the heritage report. Harry Seidler, "Planning and Architecture at the end of our century", pp. Designed by internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler AC, QV1 was completed in 1991 after nearly six years in development and was the largest single building project in the CBD. Harry Seidler Project Report: 1975–1977; 'Paris Art', being correspondence with textile artists concerning proposed purchase of artworks for the Australian Embassy Paris. [31] Thus, later in his career, he sought to use more thermally stable materials like reinforced concrete and to respond to the Australian climate by the extensive use of sunshades and flamboyantly-shaped rain protecting canopies on his skyscrapers, (such as Grosvenor Place, Riverside Centre, and QV1), large covered balconies in his houses, as well as shaping his designs to maximize views and enjoyment of the outdoors from inside. For a man who helped change the country’s architecture, architect Harry Seidler never intended to stay in Australia very long. [citation needed]. Research indicates Thurlow House as being number sixteen of eighteen houses completed by Harry Seidler within the first five years of his coming to Australia. 12–20, Kenneith Frampton "Isostatic Architecture 1965–91", pp. The Harry & Penelope Seidler House was designed by Harry and Penelope as their family home and completed in 1967 in the Sydney suburb of Killara. To demonstrate that one can still say that we may like or still love buildings Le Corbusier built in the 1920s, but they could not be reasonably built today (ed 1986) because technology has taken giant steps – I mean, you have office buildings that have columns at six metre centres. The Capita Centre is rectangular and consists of 34 levels, with a total floor area of 24,450 square metres. Over the course of a career spanning more than five decades, Australian architect Harry Seidler embarked upon a long series of dramatically innovative and sculptural houses with a rare sensitivity to site, space, and structure. Nowadays we can span huge distances and to do so (by) not just putting steel mesh or something into the concrete but to put steel, high tensile steel wire into it and pull it tight and that makes it easy to span distances and give this kind of change of shape of a building which would have been very difficult to achieve any other way." With so many clients and his enjoyment of the Sydney climate and harbour views, Seidler decided to stay in Australia. Completed in 1989 at the cost of $200 m, the building is primarily used as a commercial office tower. Harry Seidler block in Vaucluse. [25] Albers stated that designs which visually had a high centre of gravity were more dynamic than solid earth bound designs[26] – which is why Seidler used (for non-tower designs) "cantilevered slabs hovering in mid-air which seem to 'negate' the fact that mass is something solid and heavy". 378–84 of "Harry Seidler: Four Decades of Architecture" by Kenneth Frampton and Philip Drew (1992: Thames & Hudson) at Page 382 has this comment "who remembers the Brutalists in England with their pathetic imitations of Le Corbusier?". [15] Seidler too insisted that Modernism was not a style ""You know there’s a great misconception about that modernism is a style. Harry Seidler Collection, Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Call No. Seidler's work shows a mix of influences from four great modern masters under whom he studied or worked with: Walter Gropius, Marcell Breuer, (artist) Josef Albers and Oscar Niemeyer. 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