Saturday, March 3, 2012

Adult Education Building - Devonport

This functionalist building located in Devonport is typical of many Government buildings from the period.  The main entrance is the major focal point with the use of purple tiles. Tiles were a popular building material in the 1950s and 1960s. I enjoy the way the concrete staircase tapers out towards the edges, and how the white concrete banding at the main entrance is stepped which leads the eye inwards to the main entrance. The curved overhead lintel is also another complimentary feature.

1 comment:

  1. I also love the two horizontal rows of windows such that the front wall is half glass. There is nothing as delightful as natural light inside.


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