Dr Simon Weir

PhD, The University of Sydney; Bachelor of Design Architecture, Honours (First Class), The University of Sydney.

G04 - Wilkinson Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone 9351 4506

Research interests

  • Connections between Art and Architecture, particularly Classicism, Surrealism, the Avante-Garde and their different conceptions of polis
  • Art and Architecture as enactments of theatre.

Teaching and supervision

  • BDES1012 | Architectural Communications 1
  • BDES1020 | Architecture Studio 102
  • MARC4102 | Modern Architecture Theory

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Weir, S. (2012). On the Edibility of Theatres. In Dagmar Reinhardt (Eds.), Youtopia. A Passion for the Dark: Architecture at the Intersection of Digital Processes and Theatrical Performance, (pp. 35-42). Melbourne, Australia: Freerange Press.

Journals

  • Weir, S. (2012). Paranoiac Critical Interiorisations | Odysseus in Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building and Buckminster Fuller's domes. IDEA Journal, 2012, 60-71.

Conferences

  • Weir, S. (2013). On the Ability to Disable - Provocations Advocating the Necessity of Philosophy in Design Studios. 7th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia: National Library of Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2009). Being Preseen: Marion, Academicism and Architecture. Architecture and Phenomenology, Japan: Kyoto Seika University.
  • Weir, S. (2009). The Nearness of Texture: Apparent Depth in the Oil Paintings of Velazaquez & Raphael. AIC 2009 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, Sydney, Australia: The Colour Society of Australia, Inc.
  • Weir, S. (2007). "To Look is to Invent": Speculations on the Influence of Salvador Dalí in the Work of Rem Koolhaas. 24th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2007), Adelaide: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

Original Creative Work

  • Anderson, R., Liu, K., Weir, S. (2013). A Room An Eye. In: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks. Sydney Architecture Festival. 136-138 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2012). Delirious Catalysis. Horizonte | Zeitschrift fur Architekturdiskurs (Journal of Architectural Discourse), Ausgabe 05 Fruhjahr 2012, (pp. 123 - 128). Weimar, Germany: Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar.
  • Weir, S. (2011). Untitled 1-5. In: After Images. Sydney Architecture Festival 2011. Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Heneghan, T., Weir, S., Dzonlagic, H., Seyama, S. (2008). Elevation. Phillip Cox Australian Pavilion S. Marco, 1364/ A 30124 Venezia, Italy: Australian Institute of Architects. Public international exhibition. Unrealized.
  • Weir, S. (2005). 1 (degrees) C Spring - Hartz Mountains National Park. In: Glover Prize. The John Glover Society. Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2004). 1. Body 2. Summer Horizons 3. Everytime i close my eyes. In: Body and Soul. Global Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2004). 1. Michelangelo & Muse. In: Body & Soul. Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2004). Untitled 1-10. In: Summer Horizons: new works by Simon Weir. Global Gallery. Global Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington, 2021, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2003). 1. Everytime I Close My Eyes 1 2. Everytime I Close My Eyes 2 3. Apparition of Lovers 4. Myth Free 1 5. Myth Free 2 5. Nude 6. Walking Meditation 7. Wishing Well 8. Untitled Landscape 1 9. Untitled Landscape 2 10. Untitled Landscape 3 11. The Bard 1 12. The Bard 2 13. The Bard 3 14. Otis with the Fishing Hook 15. Leon by the Road. In: Everytime I close My Eyes. Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

2013

  • Anderson, R., Liu, K., Weir, S. (2013). A Room An Eye. In: Expanded Architecture At The Rocks. Sydney Architecture Festival. 136-138 Cumberland Street The Rocks, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2013). On the Ability to Disable - Provocations Advocating the Necessity of Philosophy in Design Studios. 7th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, Melbourne, Australia: National Library of Australia.

2012

  • Weir, S. (2012). Delirious Catalysis. Horizonte | Zeitschrift fur Architekturdiskurs (Journal of Architectural Discourse), Ausgabe 05 Fruhjahr 2012, (pp. 123 - 128). Weimar, Germany: Bauhaus-Universitat Weimar.
  • Weir, S. (2012). On the Edibility of Theatres. In Dagmar Reinhardt (Eds.), Youtopia. A Passion for the Dark: Architecture at the Intersection of Digital Processes and Theatrical Performance, (pp. 35-42). Melbourne, Australia: Freerange Press.
  • Weir, S. (2012). Paranoiac Critical Interiorisations | Odysseus in Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Building and Buckminster Fuller's domes. IDEA Journal, 2012, 60-71.

2011

  • Weir, S. (2011). Untitled 1-5. In: After Images. Sydney Architecture Festival 2011. Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney, Australia.

2009

  • Weir, S. (2009). Being Preseen: Marion, Academicism and Architecture. Architecture and Phenomenology, Japan: Kyoto Seika University.
  • Weir, S. (2009). The Nearness of Texture: Apparent Depth in the Oil Paintings of Velazaquez & Raphael. AIC 2009 11th Congress of the International Colour Association, Sydney, Australia: The Colour Society of Australia, Inc.

2008

  • Heneghan, T., Weir, S., Dzonlagic, H., Seyama, S. (2008). Elevation. Phillip Cox Australian Pavilion S. Marco, 1364/ A 30124 Venezia, Italy: Australian Institute of Architects. Public international exhibition. Unrealized.

2007

  • Weir, S. (2007). "To Look is to Invent": Speculations on the Influence of Salvador Dalí in the Work of Rem Koolhaas. 24th International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ 2007), Adelaide: Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand.

2005

  • Weir, S. (2005). 1 (degrees) C Spring - Hartz Mountains National Park. In: Glover Prize. The John Glover Society. Falls Park Pavilion, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia.

2004

  • Weir, S. (2004). 1. Body 2. Summer Horizons 3. Everytime i close my eyes. In: Body and Soul. Global Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2004). 1. Michelangelo & Muse. In: Body & Soul. Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.
  • Weir, S. (2004). Untitled 1-10. In: Summer Horizons: new works by Simon Weir. Global Gallery. Global Gallery, 5 Comber St, Paddington, 2021, Sydney, Australia.

2003

  • Weir, S. (2003). 1. Everytime I Close My Eyes 1 2. Everytime I Close My Eyes 2 3. Apparition of Lovers 4. Myth Free 1 5. Myth Free 2 5. Nude 6. Walking Meditation 7. Wishing Well 8. Untitled Landscape 1 9. Untitled Landscape 2 10. Untitled Landscape 3 11. The Bard 1 12. The Bard 2 13. The Bard 3 14. Otis with the Fishing Hook 15. Leon by the Road. In: Everytime I close My Eyes. Global Gallery, Paddington, NSW, Australia.

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