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Visual diary and observations by David Hollywood about art, architecture, theatre, design and popular culture.​

Bricks and Ghery

The narrative of Ghery's brick work for UTS in Ultimo, Sydney, unfolds and surprises as you move from outside to in. There is a play on reflection and transparency. The reflections are often curvaceous and expansive.

This is a school for business studies. You, the visitor, are seeing yourself in context (reflected in mirrored surfaces). Your views to the outside world are clear and distinctly framed by many square apertures. The deep window reveals create sun drenched niches.

The surprise is the effortless flow of internal space given the complexity of the exterior facades.

The detailing of surfaces, how they meet, travel and conclude makes for many lyrical moments.