IG Anderson in Garden Avenue, East Melbourne

Repost from April 2018: #GardenAvenueEastMelbourne, a cul de sac of 5 blocks of flats all built c1940, all by #IGAnderson. What a talent ! Oh, and two blocks that face George Sreet behind too.

First, #TuffnellLodge, c1940. Anderson at his most creative, verticals and horizontals collide and thrust forward towards the main road, love it. It’s triangular, behind lawn, because if the rail tunnel passing by. Anderson did all 6 little blocks of flats in this cul de sac, as well as a pair facing george street behind, a wonderful complex. This block of 12 one bed and studio flats completely done over inside a few years ago and operated as apartment-hotel. Just sold for $6mill.

No’s 8, 12, 14, are interesting enough, but a bit less creative than #TufnellLodge, or #IslandersPlace opposite, built as a hostel. But I’m not complaining. Needs more research, because I’m not quite sure what was there before, and how he got the gig, and why they went for this arrangement.

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