Monday 30 April 2012

Bayside Daaaahling!

For many years I did the commute to Brighton on a daily basis. While all the driving did eventually send me mental, it did give me the opportunity to work on some really great Mid Century buildings with clients who were equally passionate about the era. 

According to the council website, 'Bayside features a number of the most important examples of Modernist architecture in Melbourne' and while we hate to admit it here in the northern suburbs, Beaumaris does have some mid-century modern beauties. The majority of the Bayside City Council area is a wealthy area which unfortunately means 'development' and it was realised a lot of the original 50's and 60's buildings in the area were being demolished or renovated beyond recognition. Wisely, passionate residents and the council banded together to compile numerous heritage studies and many significant buildings of the era now have full heritage protection.
Cover of fantastic booklet available from Bayside City Council
The Bayside City Council also publish this great little booklet covering their buildings of architectural significance from the 1850's to the present day. If you are interested in learning a bit more, or going on an exploratory walk (or drive), I can certainly recommend the 'Bayside Architectural Trail' booklet available in hard copy from the council here or online version here. Happy trails!

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