Saturday, 8 March 2014
State Electricity Commission of Victoria, giant electrical pole/tower, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Sometimes that which was not designed to be aesthetically pleasing can just turn out that way in the purest form following function kind of way. Case in point some hulking scraps of steel otherwise mistaken for electrical poles / towers presumably designed and construced by the SEC back in the day.
The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel [link] was designed by Sanoyas Rides Corperation and located in the docklands precinct of Melbourne has a long and interesting history, even before it opened for business (2009), then closed for business (2009), then opened again (2013), then closed again (2013) then opened again (2013), then closed again (2014) and now reopened (2014). It looked for a while there, like it was heading in the same direction as the Springfield monorail only a larger than life donut couldn't save it.
Irrespective of all this it sure does look pretty lit up at night.
Friday, 7 March 2014
Well at least these red steps don't get shut up and hosed down late at night to prevent an enviable flood of homeless people from finding a safe place to sleep at the end of the night, like they do with the TKTS steps [link] in Times square in NYC.
The distinctive red structure of the red stairs is located on the Southbank side of the Yarra river in Melbourne was designed by Marcus O'Reilly Architects [link] and built in 2007.
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Another take on ephemeral architecture Tape was an installation at Federation Square, created by the revolutionary Viennese/Croatian design collective mavericks Numen/For Use [link]. Tape Melbourne was a temporary work made entirely of regular packing tape, a self-extinguishing tape and multiple layers of the transparent adhesive. Looking like a more angelic alien hive [link] that H.R.Giger [link] would be proud
The installation ran from the 13th to the 24th of September 2011.
Friday, 8 November 2013
Metier3 Architects, School of Economics and Commerce Building, The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
The new School of Economics and Commerce building part of The University of Melbourne was designed by Metier3 Architects [link]. Looking much like the cross section of a multi-tiered lamington [link], if the filler was the result of a Rorschach inkblot test [link] instead of cake batter goodness. The buidling was opened in 2009.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Like a scaled up geometric millipede.
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art designed by Wood/Marsh Architecture [link] and commissioned in 1998.
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
The waterfront carousel pavillion located on the Geelong foreshore, was designed by McGlashan