Public Housing

pa2302181pa230219pa230220pa230221pa230222pa230226pa230225pa230224pa230223This is a  great public housing development in Victoria Park by Donaldson and Warn in 1990. Project architects were Peter Kernot and Richard Black I believe. Although they don’t look so fantastic now, due to maintenance issues, age etc, they are great little pieces of architecture.  The explore the use of face brick in both red and cream, large unbroken areas of brickwork, small windows, sometimes square, exposed steel work(painted duck egg blue?!), and a general use of off the shelf materials, left raw and honest and generally very cost efficient. Which is appropriate in Public Housing. This project is very similar, at least in appearance to the Wherehouse. The slipped balustrades are of particular interest.

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