Tag: ModernistChurch

New Church, Mt Waverley, 1963

Original post Jan 2018: This wild curved pyramid roofed church has been sitting here on #HighStreetRoad #MtWaverley since 1963, when it was built for the independent #NewChurchinVictoria, designed by architect Alex Harris. It’s a plan of intersecting squares, two on the diagonal, the third being the hall, but that roof ! Sort of #polynesian or … Continue reading New Church, Mt Waverley, 1963

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

How to wreck a church

Help needed - this is #MaryImmaculateIvanhoe, designed by #MockridgeStahleAndMitchell and built in 1961, and pretty intact - BUT the parish has submitted plans to ruin it - they were going to demolish but I think that better than this mess ! Additions on all sides, with angular and curved walls in brown brick, demolishing the … Continue reading How to wreck a church