Collins Street, Melbourne
|Kurrajong House, 175-177|
Melbourne Theosophical Society 181-187
Manchester Unity, 220-226
Century Building, 125-133
Newspaper House, 247-249
Howey House, 234-238
Kodak House, 252
Block Court, 288
|Kodak House and Howey House
It features a Spanish terracotta hipped roof with attic window. Five years later, Kodak house was built, with its stainless steel a subtle reminder of Kodak's silvery income source.
|The architect of the Manchester Unity building also worked on Century Building In this case the tower has a bell-like feel to it. The tower is less reminiscent of church architecture, but not obviously functional.|
A competition decided the design of this building. It s a more human, decorative building for the Herald & Weekly Times Newspaper Group who now have an anonymous brown tower in Southbank.
Clad with sandstone ashlar.
The glass mosaic is by Napier Waller.
A shopping arcade, Block Court was built into an existing building to link Collins Street with the Block Arcade in Elizabeth Street. The polychromatic terrazzo floor is a feature.
|This building contrasts against its near-neighbour the Century Building. It is an example of the Grand Commercial Gothic style, and featured modern innovations such as steam heat, mail an rubbish chutes.|
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