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Old March 4th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #1
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Aussie architecture

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Old March 7th, 2011, 10:41 AM   #2
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Thats a fallacy. uk is as good. and newcastle has a world renown reputation for archi..
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Old March 7th, 2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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Does Australia has an architecture style to call it's own? I can't remember one...
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Old March 7th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #4
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it has gothic revival cathedrals and churches.
its only 220 years old, so very young in architecture terms
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Old March 18th, 2011, 01:45 PM   #5
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wow.. nice video, great building !
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Old March 18th, 2011, 01:52 PM   #6
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I came here looking for corrugated iron ?..........and rusty of course.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #7
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Australia don't have own architectural styles. It's modern styles are international and old architecture is same as British architecture.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 02:48 AM   #8
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Queenslander architecture is a modern term for the vernacular type of architecture of Queensland, Australia. It is also found in the northern parts of the adjacent state of New South Wales and shares many traits with architecture in other states of Australia but is distinct and unique. The type developed in the 1840s and is still constructed today, displaying an evolution of local style. The term is primarily applied to residential construction, although some commercial and other types of construction are identified as Queenslander.
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Australia don't have own architectural styles. It's modern styles are international and old architecture is same as British architecture.
Countries like Australia, Canada, and the United States borrowed styles predominantly from Europe. Over time, these styles were built upon, altered, or morphed into something slightly different. The roots of these architectures are European, but are in many respects separate styles now.

The Queenslander shown above is a good example. You won't find that anywhere in Europe. Canada has 'Canadian chateau' style that borrowed heavily from France, but isn't found in France. The US has examples as well. The typical colonial house in north America is rooted in Georgian architecture, but was adapted to north American tastes. North American colonial is significantly different than Georgian in Britain.

Point being: Australia does have its own distinct architecture.
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Its interesting that they used this house, the two sides with the orange tiles look like styles you would find in China, the pagoda looking roofs. The white, central structure of the house does resemble outback australian style, hence, yes its australian
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I think the best example of unique Australian architecture are the terrace houses from the mid to late 19th century found in many australian cities (predominantly melbourne i think). these are a style which I have not personally seen in any other country.
there are also some other styles which I believe are quite unique to Australia. Neo Gothic architecture for example is something which features quite heavily in Australia compared to anywhere else I have been. Also I find our second empire architecture has quite a unique look to it (I am not an architect so I can't put a finger on what it is that makes it different)

Australia certainly does have unique architecture, not to the same extent as many "old world" countries but it is no all copied and ripped off Britain like some have suggested.
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Old March 21st, 2011, 06:57 PM   #12
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It would be very surprising if the architecture of ex colonies like Australia/Canada, etc.. was entirely different than the Mother Countries. Don't forget, at one time these countries were considered to BE Britain (and in the case of Quebec, France), overseas. If you lived in one of them, you were British, or French by definition. Doesn't take much of a stretch of imagination to figure that the architecture was going to reflect what happened back home.
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 09:48 AM   #13
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Its interesting that they used this house, the two sides with the orange tiles look like styles you would find in China, the pagoda looking roofs. The white, central structure of the house does resemble outback australian style, hence, yes its australian
It does look like a mish mash. Architecture is certainly in a continuous state of flux and the interesting developments seem to be taking place in the New World rather than the old. It's one of the reasons that I find the New World so interesting. It's always in a state of change.
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Some examples of Australian Victorian terrace houses. Due to my extreme lack of knowledge to do with anything like architectual history, Im only going off google images for "victorian terrace houses" and "Victorian terrace housing australia", but it seems Australian terrace houses have distinctive ornate iron work, and almost always have balconies and often a small garden, as opposed to their English cousins. Maybe the greater heat in Australia forced the Australian versions to have balconies and gardens to provide shade during summer.

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Old March 23rd, 2011, 07:31 AM   #15
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Old March 25th, 2011, 01:11 PM   #16
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Australia's parliament houes Canberra

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Australia don't have own architectural styles. It's modern styles are international and old architecture is same as British architecture.
In the victorian era cities like melbourne tended to break with britain and build skyscrapers 10+ stories.

But yeah your right you can definately see a bit of british influence in this mainly victorian architecture for example













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