This is the St Lawrence and Mary Immaculate Church in Balcatta, designed by, I believe, James Aris in the late 60s. But can’t say for sure. Very strong suburban church, square plan with a great hyperbolic parabolid roof form. The deep fascia hovers above the ribbed brickwork and glazed walls, and the giant miesian negative corner details are a treat!
This is the Control Centre for the East Perth Power Station, designed by Forbes + Fitzhardinge around 1984. Central barrel vaulted, top lit corridor running North-South anchors the plan, with rooms opening up off it. Nice mix of Richard Meier white square worship, and quasi-Metabolism in parts – the odd shaped windows and curved edges.
Great stuff. More to come!
Tonight at the Bakery is the next installment of 3over4under,featuring these great speakers:
Simon Anderson, Morq, Gresley Abas, GHD, Taylor Robinson, Paradigm, Architecture Collective
Come and see some fantastic work! Also architecture week is on this week, there are some great events on, just look at this link for more.
The 40th anniversary of the Curtin Architecture Building exhibition is on now at building 201, it is a cracker, go and check it out.
This Tuesday, the 19th of July is the next edition of Perth Samplings at the Bakery. Great line up of young architects, including yours truly! The topic is advocating architecture, Clare Wohlnick and I will be speaking about The Weather Ring and a few other bits. Jennie Officer, Carly Barett and Beth George are also speaking.
Following on from the previous series of exhibitions held at the UWA Cullity Gallery in the 90s, including works by Howlett, Summerhayes and Krantz & Sheldon, is a new exhibition focusing on the architectural projects of Raymond Jones. The exhibition runs from Tuesday March 22 – April 8, and includes a selection of work from 1952-today. A catalogue will be available from the front counter.
Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Visual Arts
The Weather Ring issue 4 is out now, check the link at the sidebar!
Monday 21st of Feb, at the Bakery, is the first Samplings of the year. Neil Appleton from Lyons will be discussing their cracker of a building, the new TAFE in Northbridge, as well as other works by the practice. Unmissable!