I live in one of the fastest growing areas in Victoria, in fact all of Australia. Although the area is fairly well-heeled and there are some people with serious money, the suburbs around me aren’t exactly full of cutting edge architecture.

In fact I regularly have to endure conversations that include the terms; cheap, thrown together, cookie-cutter, ugly, cut-price, design free, boxes made of ticky-tacky, little boxes all the same. Not many of the boxes are little though.

There is a lot of truth in these comments, this period in this area won’t be remembered as a classic example of modern architecture or building techniques.

However, I do enjoy photographing as I walk around the streets. Given the right time of day and the right light, there might not be great architecture, but there is design, and sometimes even art.

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  1. s2 November 25, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Rob. When living in our own time and place, we can never be sure of what is or isnt significant. To quote Joni Mitchell, or was it Janis Joplin, “ain’t it always the way, you don’t know what you’ve got till its gone”.

    Keep going.

  2. Andrew Wurster November 25, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    Great quote S2. Exactly.

  3. Andrew Wurster November 25, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    exactly.. think about about Strizic doing his work, we would have known things would change, but not to the extent it did. Shots like these will be interesting architectural history documents one of these days, and even now, they’re interesting almost abstract photographs

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