Original post 6 October 2019 One of the more peculiar #midcenturymodern #officebuildings in the city is this one at 406 #LonsdaleStreet, built speculatively by the AMP society in 1958. Better with the horizontal window framing, but still quite odd. Turned into #studenthousing maybe 10 years ago. For some reason most of the blinds are always … Continue reading AMP, Lonsdale Street, 1958
Original post 8 July 2020 This is #NewspaperHouse, built in 1932-33 for the Herald as their city office as it is, and as it might have been, a very zippy zigzaggy Art Deco confection; it was one of 8 competition entries published, mostly quite conservative but all Art Deco more or less, showing how it … Continue reading Newspaper House, Collins Street, competition 1932.
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
The speccy #EakinsHall at #QueensCollege #Melbourne University was built 1962. Love that folded timber ceiling, presumably cladding some interesting trusses. Designed by #BatesSmartMcCutcheon, it makes and interesting comparison with their Wilson Hall of a few years before. The walls are #concreteblock, meant to emulate stone (which they don’t). Great low hanging copper #canisterlights, and a … Continue reading Queens College Melbourne University – Eakins Hall