Architecture

Pretty photos of buildings, and the stories behind them.

Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment design stuffup

I’ve written about the Royal Children’s Hospital redevelopment before – in particular the demolition of the old hospital – but this time I’m revisiting the subject after I stumbled upon an interesting article in The Age.

"Royal Children's Hospital" sign still in place on the 1960s cream brick

Melbourne’s first rooftop restaurant

Modern day Melbourne is well known for rooftop bars, and even high class restaurants at the top of tall skyscrapers. So in a recent research expedition, I was somewhat surprised to find that 447 Collins Street once had a rooftop restaurant.

Northern facade of the National Mutual Plaza, on Collins Street Melbourne

Closed down KFC stores of Melbourne

There is something about the architecture of KFC fast food restaurants – you can spot them from a mile away. So what happens when they close down, and how have they changed over the years?

Abandoned KFC fast food restaurant in Morwell

‘Mr Scruff’ and the Total Car Park

I was out in Melbourne the other night and stumbled on a very interesting looking poster – the accuracy of which caught me by surprise.

Poster for a 'Mr Scruff' gig at 170 Russell in Melbourne, featuring the Total Car Park

When the sun sets over Carlton

To steal a line from the Skyhooks, there is a lot to see when the sun sets over Carlton.

Housing Commission of Victoria apartment towers