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As a matter of fact I think I just made that word up. But you get the idea. Let's see your biggest and your best and you most curvaceous.

Harry Seidler could form concrete but who can bend glass?
FWP Melbourne


Sweet lobby of Aurora Place Sydney:





It's said that Augustus Caesar found Rome brick and left it marble. Harry Seidler found Sydney brick and left it concrete. But Australia Square ...revolutionary when it was built.



Limited privacy up there on the top of Riaprian, Brisbane.





Chifley, Sydney



FWP 1 is so elegant



Oddly enough, a friend of mine who was an engineer at Becton once told me that Crown Casino's curves presented almost insoluble engineering problems when it was first proposed. Don't quite see why, but ...we got it anyway.



Curves Queen of the Gold Coast, Q1




Well, you get the idea (I hope). Let's see the image and sexy, sophisticated detail of your city's most metrocurvular buildings.:wink2:

 

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and the Melburnian which you can see in my avatar and appears in the rear of the first pic Bronte posted.
 

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OMG, I failed to include Melbourne's best: the award-winning Yve by Wood Marsh, on St Kilda Rd, just down from Archibomber's favourite. Now step back ...this is sheer Melbourne class people, none of that sandy beachside balcony b.s. you tend to find in a certain location up North.













It strikes me, however, that here in Australia we have still been fairly conservative in this field, compared to the likes of Dubai and, even London's Gherkin. It took me a while
to assimilate to the Swiss Reis. Then one started see shots of its wonderful interiors on British TV dramas, etc. It kind of replaced The Eye in that way for a while ...now they all seem to feature the new Wembley stadium as backdrops (well, 'Murphy's Law' does, anyway) . Here's The Gherkin:

 

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Curvalicious:

I was just doing a post using almost exactly the same pictures in exactly the same order :)

Here is another Velco pic:
 

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Sydney is about to acquire 2 more round/curved/oval skyscrapers! both are result of design comps. both will be amazing structures. the german designed bent/bligh st project will rise neatly 150m and will be oval shape. will have a central void up full height and will have Australia's first clear glass/ twin skinned facade! the other will sit on 40m stills with silver/clear glass with rooftop glass house.simply stunning. both should start this year.
 

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Are there renders of those projects floating about somewhere Cull, they sound great. It's what Melbourne seems to be lackig actually... a good tall glassy roun building.

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I must have had a brain fade with the first post. I also forgot to show Victoria Point Docklands. This is one big fat baby and I think the way she shows her haunches to that view from the Bronte Bridge is just
metrocurvularscrumpitious!

u/c pics by Sirbugalugs and Mugley











btw, I think Sydney should have been be showing us 1 O'Connell Street too - curvey building squeezing out of its stays. Here, see what I mean ...
 

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Surprised you left this one out Bronte-old-boy. :lol:
The SAI Building (Former Shell house), corner Flinders and Spring Streets, Melbourne.

Well I didn't forget it Collector - I wish I could - but I just left it out. Actually I couldn't find a photo. Thanks for posting (I think). Bit surprised that Brendan was so quick to come up with Grosvenor Place, too - two pictures! :wink2:
 
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