Monday, June 7, 2010
Apartment Highrise Living - Hobart
In a period when urban sprawl is placing demands on the very places people utlise such as shops, and recreational areas in Hobart, future planning should be committed to looking at a mix of highrise buildings within Hobart, Launceston, Devonport and Burnie in order to cope with future population booms and demands on city resources.
The 20th century has to also be accepted as part of our collective history and identity. If all Modernist buildings in Tasmania were to be demolished, there wouldn't be much of Tasmania left! Similar to the cultural cringe that was evident some 20 years ago in relation to convict history, Modernist Architecture is now suffering the a similar denial, but this time on the premise of considered 'ugliness' or 'not fitting in' .
Accepting Modernism and it's contributions to Tasmania, both positive and negative, will help us to better understand where we have come from, who we are and aid in helping guide us to a better built environments for the future.
About the project
Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.
My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website www.tryanphotos.com and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires