Our cities are shaped by architecture. It generates skylines, signs civilisations and assembles landmarks that define nations.
Architecture has the capacity to capture hundreds of years after it was constructed. Obviously, it controls and guides our manner of living, how we navigate our cities use space and create communities.
Folks spend the vast majority of their lives in buildings and spaces; our cities, our homes, our offices. An excellent design can have an effect on the quality of public health, life and sustainability.
Let’s examine 3 of Australia’s most notable landmarks.
THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE, SYDNEY
The Sydney Opera House was groundbreaking from an architectural viewpoint. This construction combines exquisite detailing and innovation.
It was the first building in the world to use computing to solve its complicated architecture, including the software used to evaluate the roof layout. The elegance of the mathematically perfect geometrical shapes can be found in the soffit of the structure and below the steps that mark the ground floor foyer entry.
SHRINE OF REMEMBRANCE, MELBOURNE
In the aftermath of World War II, we came to understand that memorials aren’t merely about the memories; they play a role in communicating complicated ideas.
COUNCIL HOUSE, PERTH
The Council House building in Perth is a rare example of a success story from twentieth-century Modernism in Australia’s conservation.
The entrance and water features, as well as the façade of mosaic-clad fins, make an excellent example of Modernism. By the early 1990s, some saw it as just an eyesore and attempted to demolish it.
But it was refurbished and had been spared. Eventually, it was hailed as an architectural ‘landmark’ and also won the Enduring Architecture award in 2015.