Béton brut

_State Public Offices, Geelong, Australia

_architect Buchan Laird & Buchan now Buchan Group


_”concrete is a very intractable material, but it can be a beautiful material if it is used in the way its own nature intends it to be used … It is a sort of sculpture that you can only do with reinforced concrete, but you need to work to a certain scale … It is not a cosy little material.”

_Denys Lasdun

















_photos John Jovic


Edition Office

_model for the twin pavilions, Hawthorn House by Edition Office based in Melbourne

_directors Aaron Roberts and Kim Bridgland speak of the necessity for  dissonance within architecture, its ability to “dilate” and “sensitise”.  A building must quietly yet firmly awake and invigorate one’s appreciation for its landscape.  This consciousness provides a sympathy and sensitivity for the environment, rather than imitating and reflecting the landscape.

















_model made from mild steel and reclaimed Silvertop Ash

Refer Perimeter Books