Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Southern Cross Station – what could have been

With all of the recent talk about Southern Cross Station’s failings – in particular failed escalators and gross overcrowding in peak times – what better time than now to look at what could have been. The backstory On February 28, 2000 then-Premier Steve Bracks announced the Linking Victoria program, which included a joint private/public sector […]

Above the clocks at Flinders Street Station

Everyone knows the clocks at Flinders Street Station – but have you ever stood and taken a closer look at the arched leadlight window located above? The detail of the windows is best viewed from inside the station, looking back out. I first took a close look at the windows in August 2009, and noticed […]

Hiding the garage behind a false front

As cities sprawl outwards, cars have become an essential part of suburban life, resulting in the humble garage been pushed front and centre of modern house designs, standing out like a sore thumb. But this doesn’t have to be, as these oddball examples of garage design show. The garage hidden under San Francisco house did […]

Identifying Melbourne railway stations by colour

The other day my 2.5 year old son added a station platform to his train set, and told me “red station is Footscray, green is West Footscray, yellow is Sunshine, and blue is Parliament”. So how does colour get used at Melbourne railway stations? It appears my son has been paying a lot of attention […]

Building atop the Melbourne Metro stations

With planning completed for the Melbourne Metro and construction work now underway, much has been written about the flashy new underground railway stations that will serve the city. But one thing that has been hiding in the shadows is the commercial buildings that will be built atop these new stations, and who will profit from […]