Melbourne Grammar School.
This facetted glass facade engages in a contextual dialogue with the established trees in the park on the opposite side of the road.
By John Wardle Architects
Post production : curves, lens correction.
description_is_designed_to_upset_danny, blue, melbourne, glass, green, tree, architecture, john, sjem, danny, inc, grammar, annoy, wardle
Architecture and t-shirts.
I love your nerdyness. and this pic, but I am going to have to teach you how to layer and remove vehicles.
My nerdiness is designed to annoy danny. I think it will succeed.
I coulda taken the cars out but I like them as part of the composition.
Bless you, the tendrils are my favorite bit too.
– sjem ©
I like the tendrils of the trees shadows on the road too.
Those aren’t tendrils of shadowy goodness.They are tendrils of shadowy evil eminating from the camera that sjem is holding and over powering his mind.
I like that analogy.
All i can focus on is the skate-able sculpture in the front there
Ha – see those bollards ? They were added very quickly after the sculpture was installed. Mainly because there’s a pointy bit at eye height. No visible skate tracks yet.
It`s begging to be ridden, such obvious lines too..
I give it less than a week
I wonder what they’re talking about in this, ‘contextual dialogue’, these facetted glass facades and the established trees in the park on the opposite side of the road?
Hey kits, I wrote that little blurb – let me expand some.
The elevation is essentially a large glass expanse that has been broken up into an over-scaled composition which mimics the ashlar stone walls of a nearby much older building on campus. Contextual dialogue is a reference to the way that the glass reflects the park opposite in a series of vignettes, pieces of branch, pieces of sky, pieces of grass. From within the building, the feeling of being amongst the trees, instead of next to a road is also created. The glass has also been printed with a digitised pattern that reduces solar glare within the building and creates shadows that are very much like dappled light from beneath a tree.
Shit thats a school?! So what is it that public thingy i go to everyday cause it don’t look like that! ….Nice Capture! ;P
And i’m with Kits, i see you have been brushing up on the artistic wank…er…discourse. But…i do see what you mean…and its pretty!
Well, this is Melbourne Grammar, they make Prime Ministers there apparently.
The artistic wank was just for danny – I know he loves it.
Love it, it’s all very abstract isn’t it but I was thinking more along the lines of maybe…….“epilepsy anyone?”, it’s like an assuault of the shadows, inside and out. Also, the building reminds me of one of those insect motels, with all the different viewing chambers, etc.
Nice layered look to this one, love those creepy branch shadows.
i don’t think there are enough cars.
Is this betterer ?
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