An interesting block of flat around Moore Park in Sydney. As is common in Sydney this building uses bricks for most of the decoration. The rampart-style roofline hides a conventional pitched roof and the brick fin is a lovely feature.
It almost looks like two separate buildings have been joined by an entrance and stairwell, the tell-tale block of glass bricks providing light for the communal space.
At the street level on the corner some work has been done. Perhaps it was once a corner shop or a car crashed into it. It's a pity the brick don't quite match and it leaves that rendered eyebrow wrapping around the corner for no real purpose ... but that doesn't mean I prefer it was removed ... just interested what was originally at that corner.
MELBOURNE ART DECO
In 2009 Robin Grow published a book on Melbourne Art Deco, with images largely supplied by David Thompson. The book quickly sold out and he is pleased to say that it has now been re-published by Brolga Press, with updates, errors corrected and a new cover.
Best of all, it is selling for about $25 in the shops and on-line. Art Deco & Modernism Society members can purchase a copy from me for $22, (includes postage within Australia). For overseas orders please email for postage rates. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested, and advise if you would like the book to be dedicated and/or signed.