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

Biographical details

Dr Weir's research focuses on the problems of producing great public architecture. This research has both theoretical and technical arms. The theoretical arm connects Salvador Dalí’s Surrealist theories of art and Classical ethics toward public architecture. The technical arm is focused on the construction of stone architecture, both new means of cutting stone and also improving sandstone building maintenance processes using quadcopter drones.

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., Fernando, S., Saunders, R. (2015). Surveying Stereotomy. Architecture Research Centre Consortium (ARCC) Conference, Chicago: Architecture Research Centre Consortium (ARCC).
  • 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. (2012). Dalí, Le Corbusier and the Presence of Technology. 38th Annual ICOHTEC Conference, Warsaw, Poland: International Commitee for the History of Technology.
  • 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.

Visual Art

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

Textual Creative Works

  • 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.

Design or Architectural Works

  • 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.

2015

  • Weir, S., Fernando, S., Saunders, R. (2015). Surveying Stereotomy. Architecture Research Centre Consortium (ARCC) Conference, Chicago: Architecture Research Centre Consortium (ARCC).

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). Dalí, Le Corbusier and the Presence of Technology. 38th Annual ICOHTEC Conference, Warsaw, Poland: International Commitee for the History of Technology.
  • 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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