Thursday, October 31, 2013

Colour My World

I was passing by the newish building built for the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. I took a few photos the though I might pop inside to see what it is like. I have seen a lot of modern buildings I dislike more that this one. You can certainly call it interesting.


I think Red might like parts of it.






24 comments:

  1. It's an interesting look but the internal designs in the photos you've posted look a bit too 'busy' and distracting for me.

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    1. Maybe the internal design is aimed more at young people, Victor. It did not really grab me and I wonder how it will age.

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  2. It's all a bit " busy "

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    1. John, you disappoint me. I was sure you would slip in the word vomit somewhere.

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  3. It looks fantastic at night, when all the triangular windows are lit up by the lights inside.

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    1. It does Evol. I have seen it at night.

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  4. Melbourne was a truly beautiful city in the late Victorian to Deco eras. But every generation wants to make its own mark on the city and we older types simply have to adapt.

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    1. Hels, you don't mind if I complain while I am adapting?

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  5. I would not want to be the cleaning team responsible for scrubbing the exteriors of that building!

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    1. Didn't occur to me Michael, but it will be a nightmare to clean. Architects don't think about such things.

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  6. It's out there.

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    1. A good description Jim.

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  7. I think it's a terrific building...much better than the one with the glass circles. Regardless, RMIT seems to be quite adventurous with their architecture.

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    1. Ad Rad, I don't like the building with circles either. Such as shame it was built at such a prominent site.

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  8. I would go one further than AR - not adventurous so much as more hideous than the previous mess they made of Storey Hall. Cannot for the life of me understand why the red lego-style bits are not the same colour as RMIT's semi-lego style logo.
    The yellow and black tiles look too much like "that" bank's logo.
    The inside appears to have no "soft" surfaces or furnishings - if it sounds like the food hall in a shopping centre perhaps they are hoping people will not stay long.

    Having said all that, I must concede I have no aptitude whatsoever for design, colour, engineering or even baking a cake that has not flopped on one side or other.

    To each their own, AR. I am truly pleased someone likes it.

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    1. FC, I can't bear Storey Hall either. It is awful. You are correct, there is little inside to soften it, with lots of hard floors and surfaces.

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  9. The triangular window shades a similar to the ones on our new research building. I like ours, but your building looks odd, like several styles were planned but no one could decide so they built a bit of this a bit of that.

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    1. River, I think they intended it to look like it is bit of this and a bit of that, and succeeded, which may not be a good thing.

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  10. I don't like that red roofing bit over the door, it looks really tacky. Without that it might look OK. I wonder what life span they anticipate it having. From the photos I'd say about a year!

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    1. Fun60, like a bit of corrugated iron. I wonder how it will stand up to hail?

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  11. I love the external shots but not the internal ones. Interesting architecture though!

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    1. Keith, interesting is such an interesting word, and quite loaded too.

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  12. Colourful inside and out Andrew..tres interesting architecture :)

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    1. Interesting Grace. It is interesting to hear back about what is thought of it.

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