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Mission to Seafarers

This is a precious old building left intact in the middle of an area of rapid development. Now that it is far from the ships that it services, I hope it doesn’t suffer the fate of the Mission at Prt Melbourne (now Beacon Cove). A mishmash of spanish mission and arts and crafts styles, the building is full of the unexpected. The Norla Gymnasium is an example – roughly hewn, it is instantly my favorite dome interior – but I haven’t been to Rome. Let’s hope they do the mooted refurb sensitively. The chapel is hard to describe, and impossible to photograph without a wide lens, so visit it. Of interest are the pulpit shaped like the back of a galleon, and the varying naive modern(?) stained glass windows. The bar (which is open to the public every day) is a great space too, particularly its shallow vault, and broken beer bottle bar front. This complex complex was designed by Walter Butler and built in 1916 to 1917. The name was apparently changed from Mission to Seamen to Mission to Seafarer in 2000, for unknown reasons.


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in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Docklands  [3] Last verified 7 years ago.
 

Bushbunker

“Bushbunker is an architecturally designed bushfire safety bunker concept that has been envisioned in response to the horrific Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. The design addresses the limitations of the Victorian Governments revised building standards for bushfire prone areas, as well as the critical shortcomings of current market solutions.”

in  Australia   Victoria   Last verified 10 years ago.
 

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
King Edward Terrace
Parkes ACT 2600
ph: +61 2 6102 7000
f: +61 2 6102 7001

in  Australia   Australian Capital Territory   Canberra   Parkes  [1] Last verified 10 years ago.
 

RMIT Design Hub

Commencing construction in July 2009.

in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Carlton  [1] Last verified 10 years ago.
 

Rivendell - 17 Meredith Circuit

Designed by organic architect Laurie Virr in 1975.

in  Australia   Australian Capital Territory   Canberra   Kambah  [1] Last verified this year.
 

Happy Haus

Donovan Hill designed portable housing.

in  Australia   Queensland   Last verified 10 years ago.
 

Heide Museum of Modern Art

Worth a visit from time to time. Generally well-curated exhibitions in some interesting buildings by McGlashan Everist and, more recently, O’Connor and Houle.

in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Bulleen  [1] Last verified 7 years ago.
 

National Gallery of Victoria International

180 St Kilda Road
Melbourne 3004
Victoria


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in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Last verified 8 years ago.
 

Council House, Perth

[27-29 St Georges Terrace]
Perth


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in  Australia   Western Australia   Perth   CBD  [1] Last verified 9 years ago.
 

Kaurna Building

[corner of Hindley Street and Fenn Place]
Adelaide


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in  Australia   South Australia   Adelaide   CBD  [1] Last verified 9 years ago.
 

Governor Phillip Tower

[1 Farrer Place]
Sydney


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in  Australia   New South Wales   sydney   CBD  [3] Last verified 9 years ago.
 

4 Thornhill Drive

[4 Thornhill Drive]
Forest Hill


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in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Forest Hill  [1] Last verified 9 years ago.
 

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in  Australia   New South Wales   sydney   Last verified 10 years ago.
 

Rose Seidler House

71 Clissold Road
Wahroonga 2076
Ph: (02) 9989 8020

in  australia   new south wales   sydney   Wahroonga  [1] Last verified 9 years ago.
 
in  Australia   Victoria   Healesville   Last verified 11 years ago.
 

Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool

1C Mrs. Macquaries Road,
The Domain Sydney 2000

Ph: 02 9358 6686

in  Australia   New South Wales   Sydney   The Domain  [1] Last verified 9 years ago.
 
in  australia   Victoria   Melbourne   CBD  [5] Last verified 8 years ago.
 

Australian Academy of Science Dome

[Australian Academy of Science]
Gordon Street
Canberra

in  Australia   Australian Capital Territory   Canberra   Last verified 9 years ago.
 
in  Australia   Victoria   Melbourne   Parkville  [1] Last verified 11 years ago.
 
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