Architecture

Zaha Hadid, Woman of Influence – Beyond British Architecture

Zaha Hadid, Woman of Influence – Beyond British Architecture

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Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid (1950-2016) DBE was a woman of influence during her lifetime, a role model for a whole generation of architects and students of design

NGV Summer Pavilion – Structural Overview: John Bahoric

NGV Summer Pavilion – Structural Overview: John Bahoric

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John Bahoric engineered architectural outcomes on the NGV’s inaugural Summer Architectural Commission, the John Wardle Architects designed playful Pink Pavilion

Henry IV of France Legacy: Place des Vosges, Marais in Paris

Henry IV of France Legacy: Place des Vosges, Marais in Paris

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Recently Jo Bayley was in Paris where daily in the Marais district many enjoy the good life especially in the Place des Vosges legacy of King Henry IV the Great

Labassa – National Trust in Victoria, Discover Your Heritage

Labassa – National Trust in Victoria, Discover Your Heritage

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Plan ahead for autumn and winter at the National Trust in Victoria’s house Labassa where a program of events aims to expand knowledge of our heritage in design

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Colour Considerations – Tradition, Legend, Myth and Magic

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All cultures on earth have particular perceptions of and about colour, which in its evolution has come to symbolize many things collectively and individually

Labassa – Melbourne Gold Boom Mansion, Rescue & Restoration

Labassa – Melbourne Gold Boom Mansion, Rescue & Restoration

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Labassa is a house in the grand manner, with its ornate French influenced Italian inspired design style whose many motifs come down to us from antiquity. The Labassa estate is an illustrative example of the social and cultural development of Melbourne. This happened when the countryside where it had been built…

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Le Corbusier – Charles-Edouard Jeanneret’s Modernist Style

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Early in the twentieth century Swiss born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret adopted his grandfather’s name Le Corbusier presenting a new audacious style of architecture

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Diane de Poitiers – Moon Mistress and Woman of Influence

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Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

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William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors

Villa Capra, 'La Rotunda' by Venetian Architect Andrea Palladio in the Veneto, Italy

Andrea Palladio Architect – In Pursuit of the Perfect House

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Despite evolving societies and technology a villa remains a place where one can dwell “under the tent of heaven”. Is Andrea Palladio’s villa the perfect house?