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OUTSIDE: on the road
Posted by Cerentha Harris on 10/29/2007

HARRY: Got back from Melbourne feeling very inspired about city living. They really do it so well down south - great cafes, shops and exciting architecture. I was particularly impressed by Federation Square. I’d heard a lot of criticism about the Lab Architecture Studio design - but the scale of the space, the activity it attracts and the building’s dynamic forms (see atrium above) all make for a really interesting public arena. So good to see brave public work. We spent quite a bit of time at the Ian Potter Centre which is a branch of the National Gallery and houses a permanent indigenous collection…such beautiful work (see pic below. I forgot to write down the artists name! Hard when you’re trying to keep kids from touching the dots). The National Design Centre has a store in the building and are selling great posters from their design competition (see Waiting for a Rainbow by Marie Schultz at bottom). They asked designers to create a poster around the idea of climate change. Timely. And beautiful. They are very graphic and strong. All in all a great trip. Just way too short.

Categories: Architecture, Art, Green, Harry

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