Local government sportsground facilities in Perth, and probably the rest of Australia, have a long reputation of being utilitarian, unadorned, and all round uninspiring. Driven by the need to be highly cost effective, pragmatic and extremely robust, the outcome is often unapologetic and downright unwelcoming. Just picture your local footy…
Ellenbrook South Pavilion by Chindarsi Architects
I don’t often have much reason to go out to Midland, so when I had a meeting nearby I took the opportunity to sneak in a visit to Railway Square, Midland - a recently completed MRA project delivered by MG Group, with landscape architecture by the talented folks Place Laboratory …
Railway Square, Midland by Place Laboratory
Perth, being the sprawling octopus that it is, tends to hide man of its architectural gems deep in the suburbs. The St Denis Church is one such gem. Located off Wanneroo Road and nestled amongst suburban housing in Joondanna, I only discovered this church by chance when cycling the backstreets home…
St Denis Church. A Mid-century Marvel Hiding in Joondanna
What was supposed to be a quick 10 minute walk to the shops, in a not so pretty corner of Perth, to buy some stuff for dinner (pancetta, olive and basil pizza, followed by a pear, walnut and goats cheese pizza for dessert) quickly turned into a bit of a photographic expedition when…
Showing Some Love for Perth 6061
Designed for a large government department in central Perth, by MODE Design, with fitout works carried out by SHAPE Group, this commercial interior was an absolute pleasure to photograph
Spread out over four levels the interior design employs the use of colour coding as a way of place making and way finding. A dominant colour…
Photographing a large government department fitout
Some days, plain and simple, you just have to get out there and have fun. Architectural photography is about telling a story. That story is sometimes told beginning to end in a single image. Sometimes it is a longer narrative where relationships between detail, space and light are slowly revealed and reinforced image…
An architectural photographer just having a fun day out in Perth
The Kings Park Education Centre in Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth Western Australia, marks the fourth project within the park for architects Donaldson and Warn - projects that range from a treetop walkway on stilettoes to a subterranean dugout, and a few in between
The Education Centre is buried into…
Kings Park Education Centre - photographing it four years on
50/60/70 ICONIC AUSTRALIAN HOUSES : THREE DECADES OF DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE
by Karen McCartney.
Mouthful of a book title, let’s just call it 50/60/70, but while we might want to skim over the majority of the title, there is not a single page of this book that should be skimmed over.
What are you reading?
So what does an architecture nerd and photographer do on their day off? Yeah you guessed it - take pictures of buildings
On this day though I only had one thing on my mind, and that was to take a short road trip out of Perth an head to Northam…
Northam Library - an architecture and photography road trip beyond the Perth city limits
A short and sweet HELLO! …and just like that, the ball is rolling… I am now officially an architectural photographer
A huge thank you to my friends, family and colleagues for their encouraging words, their wise adages and their wise cracks, which all felt timed to perfection.
I welcome you all to come along for…
To get the ball rolling