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
Corrigan at the VCA
Original post 17 December 2017 A bit of #postmodern madness, the 2004 Drama School at the #VictorianCollegeoftheArts by that cantankerous maverick #PeterCorrigan (but really it’s #EdmondandCorrigan). I don’t love it I don’t hate it I guess I don’t know what to think; solid, wonky dark massing with colourful stuck on cloud-shaped balcony things. I just … Continue reading Corrigan at the VCA
ABC studios, Elsternwick, 1993, to be replaced.
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.
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.
Silo Apartments Richmond
Back when #NondaKatsalidis was doing exciting stuff - his #RichmondSilo project at 22 Abinger Street in 1996 was the first time someone had done a conversion of a disused #silo (though actually the front half is new) - it was the talk of the town, I remember it was rumoured that Kylie Minogue had a … Continue reading Silo Apartments Richmond