Original post 7 October 2019 The #PremierTower on #SpencerStreet was designed by @elenberg_fraser employing their signature wave-forms, but in this case it’s alarmingly wobbly from some angles. And it’s supposedly inspired by Beyoncé (!). It really stands out because until now Spencer Street hasn’t seen any new #penciltowers like other streets, and unless someone demolished … Continue reading Premier Tower, Spencer Street
Victorian Pride Centre progress
Original post 7 July 2020 The #victorianpridecentre is nearly topped out- looking very tubular ! And big. And the back is pretty interesting too!
South Melbourne surf club pavilion
Original post 4 July Photos 18 June 2020 The new #SouthMelbourneBeach pavilion by @jcbarchitects is very minimalist, a simple very low profile and grey render (precast?), quite nice but I’d have liked a bit of something? Bright colours inside. Great that there’s a fair amount of under cover space on the beach, where there isn’t … Continue reading South Melbourne surf club pavilion
Wardle x 2 in Collingwood
Original post 26 February 2029 Photos 21 November 2019 The area of #Collingwood around Wellington and Langdrige just keeps getting denser, to CBD fringe levels; this is an office building by #JohnWardle, it’s ok, a shiny bronze glass #curtainwall, but I read it’s supposed to be 6*, which is something. Also it’s end of trip … Continue reading Wardle x 2 in Collingwood
Beaumaris Modern No 2 – 60s style from 2016
Original post 20 October 2019 Rather extraordinary house - part of the @beaumaris_modern open day that completely channels the 60s, with I think a fair dose of Sydney 60s guru #NevilleGruzman, lots of beams and black gridded #steelframedwindows. Designed by @zenibaker, complex 2016. I thought it was great ! Very livable, gardens out every window, … Continue reading Beaumaris Modern No 2 – 60s style from 2016
Queens Hall at the State Library has some great old furniture, and lots of empty space.
Pleased to see the refurbished and reopened #QueensHall at the #StateLibraryVictoria has the original furniture! Which I now see are at least 3 different designs, but all nicely old, varnished and worn (with old graffiti). They used to be all in the middle, with book stacks on the sides- but there’s now far fewer shelves, … Continue reading Queens Hall at the State Library has some great old furniture, and lots of empty space.
Swanston Central tower – fail !
First posted Instagram 3 December 2019. It’s a C- from me; #SwanstonCentral, @elenberg_fraser, the colours barely register, neither does the slight curve, and it just stops in the sky. And looks very dull indeed if the sun isn’t shining. Really we should have something much better for this prime spot, outside the #HoddleGrid. (Update : … Continue reading Swanston Central tower – fail !
😮 o boy, what a shocker ! Restrained red brick or at least red paint better ? What’s with the castellated bit ?? And the Spanish-ish pergola ? #AclandStreetStKilda, corner Jackson, near Fitzroy Street. At least they restored the front bit nicely. Interiors are awful. April 2018