Sunday, March 10, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
You may recall that I've been undertaking a major project photographing Innisfail Art Deco and Modernist buildings. One day in 2009 I spent an entire day from 8am-7pm shooting the wonderful buildings of Innisfail. I am still in the process of processing my photographs, but I have many buildings of Innisfail up on my website that can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Innisfail-Region-Art-Deco
Innisfail is an amazing township for those who love Modernist design, it's located in tropical Far North Queensland, about an hours drive south of Cairns. The sheer number of commercial, and residential Art Deco and Modernist buildings are amazing for a township that has a population of roughly 10,000. After a tropical cyclone destroyed many of the buildings in Innisfail in 1918 many new structures were designed with concrete in the Modernist style. I just love how the buildings of Innisfail, especially many of the concrete homes have their own vernacular, they take on their own persona, and are totally unique, perhaps they should be known as Innisdeco!
Even in the short period of time since 2009, which is just 3 years ago, many changes happen. I used to think this home would look amazing done up with a lick of paint, and in 2012 it happened! Amazing what a lick of paint does! Sadly in just 3 years several iconic buildings and structures have been demolished in Innisfail.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The landmark Art Deco "Manchester Unity Building" in Melbourne CBD is lavishly detailed on the exterior as well as the interior. There are many interesting features, the ground floor foyer and escalator being one of them.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Check out my new "Townsville city in change Project" for some visual perspectives of this fast changing city...and a visual analysis on the above question posed.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The topical North has some very interesting buildings, many designed for the tropical climate. I have, over the past several years dedicated many hours to photographing and documenting the region, whilst I don't have all of my collection uploaded, I continue to add them to my blog and website on a regular basis. Check out the growing collection from the region on my website here
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
These stunning flats located in the suburb of Brighton, Melbourne were designed by architect, I.G Anderson. He designed many great examples of Art Deco architecture in Victoria as well as Tasmania. A notable example in Melbourne city that he designed included Lonsdale House that was only recently demolished. Check out these flats named "Dorijo" in Fitzroy, Melbourne, also designed by Anderson. Note that Ostend, Lonsdale House and Dorijo are all adorned with tower turrets.
If you enjoy my Australian Art Deco & Modernism blog you might be interested to check out my blog dedicated to Tasmanian Art Deco & Modernism at http://modernismtas.blogspot.com.au/
I undertook a major photographic project documenting Australian Modernism that saw me travel throughout Victoria, New South Wales, ACT, and Queensland. Check out my photographic collection here, the collection continues to be added too, so keep on checking back.
Friday, July 6, 2012
The simple no fuss lines of this telephone exchange building (circa 1960s) are to be found the Far North Queensland township of Millaa Millaa. The period typeface logo is great, and so are the vertical blinds that were popular in post war design throughout many buildings in the tropics to protect them from the ravages of the tropics. Being that Millaa Millaa is located in the tropical highlands the blinds visually demonstrate the ravages of moisture with just a little bit off moss growth!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Bega Hospital is a great example of 20th Century hospital architecture design, I love the space around the hospital, one would have imagined that this space would have been for extensions of the hospital if required.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Albury in New South Wales has many wonderful examples of Modernist architecture, and this includes many fine Art Deco homes including this stunning example. It surely has to rank as one of the top examples of residential Art Deco architecture in Australia.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Saturday, February 18, 2012
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Friday, February 10, 2012
To view 100+ photographs from the Art Deco and Modernist period in Melbourne check out my website page dedicated to Victoria check them out here