Thursday, March 24, 2011
The township of Mackay in Queensland has a large range of buildings from 20th Century including many interesting examples of Art Deco. One of it's most prominent buildings is the Mackay Council Chambers designed in the Brutalist style. It faces on the main road into Mackay and is one of it's most prominent landmarks. Just to the left of the building is a water feature from the period as as well. These were very popular featuring in many public spaces.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I stumbled across this wonderful example of Brutalist design when initially viewing the Art Deco School of Arts Building which is close by.
This inspirational building is home to the Australian National University School of Music and was completed in 1976.
The sculptured and rigid lines are so typical of the period that produced some wonderful Brutalist designs, this being one of Canberra's stand out buildings. It's been recognised for its architectural, social and historical values having listings from the Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Commonwealth Heritage List and the National Trust of Australia.
To view more examples of Modernist architecture from Canberra and Australia check out my dedicated photo gallery here
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
This has to be one of the most stunning McDonalnds franchise stores in Australia! Located in Clifton Hill, Melbourne, it was originally designed as a hotel in 1937.
It stands out as a striking example of the period, the streamline curves are a dead give-away to its Modernist credentials. The more you look the sumptuous curves just keep on finding every possible surface to wrap around. It's one of those buildings that put's a smile on your face when you see it in person!
To view my (ongoing) collection of photographs of 20th Century Architecture from Melbourne click here