Monash University Chancellery, by @armarchitecture, 2020 - on a rare outing I had a look. I thought the columns by various artists were great ! Some I presume by ARM too (the black one clearly a wonky version of Adolf Loos’ 1922 Chicago Tribune competition entry); I loved the concrete couch by Kathy Temin. The … Continue reading New Monash University Chancellory
Original post 5 October 2020 Photos August 2018 The old #ABCstudios in Selwyn Street #Elsternwick that’s proposed to be demolished is a rather quirky bit of #postmodernism, by @armarchitecture, 1993 - channeling 60s brown brick factories, either side of a 50s style one (or maybe that part is an old factory). The proposal is rather … Continue reading ABC studios, Elsternwick, 1993, to be replaced.
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.