Category Archives: Architecture contemporary

An architects mildly eccentric garden shed

An architects garden shed… Mamiya 6 folder 1957 film plane focus camera HP5 ISO800 ƒ16 This Mamiya was produced from the 1940’s to 1959 in many different versions. Different range finders, many different lenses by several optical lens companies. Personally I really like the Mamiya glass the render and contrast are as good as it gets As RF MF cameras go this in spite of its age is close to perfection in consideration that this camera is now sixty years old.
This was the second film I processed in the Lab Box and the first frame on the roll, the top and bottom left show a bit of edge light-leak from loading LabBox. Its easy to fix load it in subdued light! Many folders have issues and are dismissed but I like them because they are small and ideal for travel. I have come very close to buying the last folder the Fuji / Voigtlander GF670 on several occasions but have all been warned that they can be a tad delicate which is something that cannot be levelled at the Mamiya 6 folder.

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Mansard and shadows

A new roof above

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Concrete forms and grilles

Concrete forms and grilles

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A cloudy day at JB HiFi

a-cloudy-day-at-jbhifi

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Gray day…

Gray day on a corrugated roof

Gray day on a corrugated roof

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Architectural iron…

Architectural rusty iron

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University of Melbourne…

University of Melbourne

A Day in Melbourne

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Brutalist pumping station…

Brutalist pumping station

Looking at some of the half dozen or so pumping stations in and around Launceston it seems these small utility buildings give the architect an opportunity to let his or her imagination run free. Maybe its to test new combinations of building materials or train labour. Very few people are going to question the style or design of a building that sits tucked away in a corner between a riverbank levee and a main road. Its likely that very few people even care and even if they did object in some way there are many excuses that could used to make stifle debate. This building is the way it is for functional reasons. This building is the way it because of costs etc. But whatever the reason here we have an industrial building that is designed for a specific purpose in a style that echo’s the period in which was created and visually gives those of us who are interested something to ponder upon.

 

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Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston…

Stairs Holyman Building, Launceston

Skylight-Holyman-Building

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Lignum concrete

Lignum concrete the heart of the brutalist construction...

 

‘Lignum concrete’ the heart of the brutalist construction… Wood grain set in concrete so easy on the eye and to explore by touch – no splinters!

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