Flinders Street Station – as it might have been.

Flinders Street Station has always been a sense incomplete. The design was won in a competition in 1899 by architects Fawcett & Ashworth (who both worked for the Railways), and the State Library has their elevations, the only drawings thought to survive, which show the Flinders Street and Swanston Street sides but nothing else. The … Continue reading Flinders Street Station – as it might have been.

Brinsmeads Pharmacy Ripponlea

Repost 2019: The most fabulous #shopfront in #Melbourne, possibly Australia, in #RipponleaVillage, an elaborate creation in coppered metalwork, #leadlight, and timber, described as a ‘showpiece’ for #BrinsmeadsPharmacy, built in 1918, fittings by #ThomasDuff & Sons. The building was designed by #SydneySmithandOgg - not for Mr Brinsmead, but for Mr Dalton who had bought the business, … Continue reading Brinsmeads Pharmacy Ripponlea

Pamela Anderson House

Repost from 2018: The #PamelaAndersonHouse, Canterbury Rd, #StKildaWest, by #CassandraFahey (practice name #CassandraComplex haha), built 2000 for (in)famously misogynistic ex (#AustralianRules) football player #SamNewman, who never actually lived there. After doing a string of award winning projects in the 2000s, I heard she gave up #architecture for a while, now she’s Lead Architect at Woods … Continue reading Pamela Anderson House

Stylish toilet block

Repost 2016: Bit of #municipalmodern, the 60s #toiletblock behind the #shrineofremembrance. Designed by the #MelbourneCityCouncil in-house team, with a neat circular #cantileveredroof, floating over ribbed concrete walls. Painted the dreaded shades of grey, was originally unpainted concrete with brown bricks. (There was a square version in the Fitzroy Gardens demolished a few years ago for … Continue reading Stylish toilet block

Northcote Theatre

Northcote Theatre, Melbs oldest intact picture house, built 1912; preserved as a function centre for decades. I got it on the #victorianheritageregister about 15 years ago. Now proposed for an upgrade to more like a nightclub- great the facade is to be restored, reopening the upper porch area, and I don’t mind the groovy new … Continue reading Northcote Theatre