A great Christmas present from @deddle8ug - it’s a bit odd though seeing things I remember called Old Vintage! Love the cover image, 1975- check out the Afro dude, and the paperboys pushing copies of the Herald (probably) ‘Heeer-ald !’; orange trams 1974, so new, so exciting, so hot in summer; Coles Variety 1975, for … Continue reading Old Vintage Melbourne, 1960s-90s
Fmr Methodist Church, Frankston, 1970
Original post 2 July 2020 The Frankston Methodist Church in 1970 is another exercise in minimalism by #BatesSmartMcCutcheon, but with rough faced concrete blocks, rather boldly monumental- but maybe in real life it’s not so impressive? It’s on High Street, a few doors up from the Uniting Church, and used by the Brotherhood for youth … Continue reading Fmr Methodist Church, Frankston, 1970
Late Modernism in Bourke Street – Eagle House, 1972
Original post 2 February 2020 Photos 1 October 2019 Eagle House in #BourkeStreet was completed in 1972, and replaced #OxfordChambers of the previous post. Designed by supreme Modernists #YunckenFreeman it’s actually #LateModern, when it was all about slick surfaces, and this is the stand out example, and so it’s on the #VictorianHeritageRegister. I nominated it … Continue reading Late Modernism in Bourke Street – Eagle House, 1972
St Kilda Public Library, Enrico Taglietti, 1973.
The #StKildaLibrary was designed by #EnricoTaglietti, and built 1971-73. Often called #Brutalist cos of the #offformconcrete, I’d say it’s really an interpretation of #FrankLloydWright, with all that horizontality and #batteredwalls, but it’s a great interpretation! Love the wacky angled gap/windows and the attention to detail. Tagleitti was an Italian architect who came out in 1955 to do … Continue reading St Kilda Public Library, Enrico Taglietti, 1973.