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If Walls Could Talk

Dene Mason

If Walls Could Talk is a podcast for building nerds, exploring the stories behind the construction of some of Australia's most interesting spaces. Hosted by Dene Mason.



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Paramount House in Surry Hills was at the centre of Sydney’s early 20th Century cinema boom, constructed as in 1940 as the Australian HQ for Paramount Pictures. In this episode, Dene is joined by Barrie Barton from Right Angle Studio who has been at the centre of the building’s ongoing regeneration in recent years. It is not only home to Right Angle’s office, but also to two of his other projects: Golden Age Cinema & Bar and the new Paramount Recreation Club (along with a curated...
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In this episode Dene is joined by Jen Marks, General Manager Fitout & Refurbishment at Built. They go behind the scenes of the recent refurb of one of Melbourne's most beloved heritage icons, St Kilda's Palais Theatre.
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Dene is joined by Isabelle Toland from Aileen Sage Architects to go behind the scenes of The Pool, Australia's exhibition at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. They talk about getting Paul Kelly to jump into a pool for an underwater photograph, managing construction in a foreign country, and why the exhibition made headlines around the world.