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my favourite building in #Canberra
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in a whole new light

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The National Library of Australia all lit up as part of Enlighten.

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www.enlightencanberra.com

wood-wood
blueprints
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a most impressive entry foyer:



'Hotel Hotel' Canberra's new & exciting venue in hip & happening New Acton district opening soon =)

www.hotel-hotel.com.au

The Owl
blueprints
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106 Cambridge cor Peel Steet, Collingwood

The Collingwood Twins #chimneys
blueprints
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Stanley Street, Collingwood

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a-spire
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www.artscentremelbourne.com.au

hodegpodge
blueprints
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RMIT University, Swanston cor La Trobe St Melbourne
www.rmit.edu.au


cheesy
blueprints
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Building 220: Swiss


Building 224: Dutch gouda


RMIT Bundoora West Campus
Plenty Road, Bundoora, Victoria

Melbourne Romanesque Revival
blueprints
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Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together.
There it begins.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe



159 Victoria Parade, Collingwood




Melbourne Postmodern
blueprints
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Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.

Andrew Eldritch



Melbourne Central

home for the holidays
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Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold.
Andre Maurois




so happy to be back in Canberra for the Easter long weekend =]


Melbourne neo-Gothic
blueprints
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"An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches
with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger
to the sky and stars.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge



St Patrick's Cathedral


'Optimus Prime'
blueprints
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a.k.a. the Melbourne Central Tower




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Melbourne urban conversion
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When the ivy has found its tower,
when the delicate creeper has found its strong wall,
we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.

Anthony Trollope



former army barracks, Little Victoria St, Fitzroy




Mondrianesque
Rietveld Chair
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in a little side street off Gertrude St in Fitzroy



the coolest townhouse on the block.



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Louis Vuitton Architecture and Interiors book
the Mothership
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here's another beautifully crafted tome to add to the growing LV library:




"An exploration of the dynamic and innovative architecture and interiors commissioned by Louis Vuitton. A prescient advocate of contemporary interiors and architecture, Louis Vuitton continues to encourage innovation and playfulness in the designs of their retail spaces without losing sight of the essence of luxury central to its identity. This process of designing places to display high-style objects has created a new venue for cutting-edge architecture and transformed city streetscapes.

This exploration of Louis Vuitton’s international stores, as well as industrial sites and unrealized projects, includes interviews with some of today’s most talented architects and designers who discuss the beautiful and complex structures they have produced in collaboration with Louis Vuitton. This book examines the physical aspects of these buildings as well as the ideas that went into their composition.

Acting as both a backdrop for luxurious retail goods and the physical manifestation of the brand, these spaces are a genre unto themselves that invite exploration. With luxurious finishes and unexpected textures, these fantastic buildings represent the intersection of fashion and interior design. The book includes interviews with Jun Aoki, Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc, David McNulty, and Christian Reyne."

(Rizzoli)


the special edition print run will come with a choice of three different embossed slip cases: Champs Elysées (gold), LV Architecture (silver) and Damier (bronze) 






sold exclusively in Louis Vuitton boutiques and online at www.louisvuitton.com while a hard cover edition - sans fancy slip case - will also be available for general release:





Louis Vuitton: Architecture and Interiors
text by Frederic Edelmann, Ian Luna, Rafael Magrou and Mohsen Mostafavi, contribution by Jun Aoki
published by Rizzoli



in stores October 2011


Your House by Olafur Eliasson
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Your House

a commission by the Library Council of MoMA, 'Your House' is a limited-edition artist's book with a laser-cut negative impression of his house in Copenhagen. each of the 454 pages is individually cut and corresponds to 2.2 cm of the actual house. as readers leaf through the pages, they slowly make their way through the rooms of the house from front to back, thus constructing a mental and physical narrative.




of the edition of 225 copies, 140 were reserved for members of the Library Council of The Museum of Modern Art and 85 were originally available for purchase at a price of $3,500 back in 2006. the edition is now out of print.

more info at the MoMa website.



the Valley of the Moon
Rietveld Chair
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conceptual image by
LUXIGON of architect Chad Oppenheim's winning proposal for the Wadi Rum Desert Loges, Jordan.

astounding.

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twitpics: LEGO Fallingwater
Rietveld Chair
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i saw this last weekend:



it is Frank Lloyd Wright´s masterpiece "Fallingwater" by LEGO® Architecture. i don't know what came over me, but i balked at paying almost $300 for it. maybe if it was twice the size, i would've felt i get more bang per buck.



as per usual, i can't stop thinking about it now. but im still not 100% compelled to acquire it. will this eventually be another should've, could've, would've for me?

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