Melbourne, Auistralia


Melbourne, Australia

The architecture in Melbourne is 'different'. To me it is disjointed especially those around the federation square. No matter how innovative the design is, a public square should be bright and cheerful. The feeling of Federation Square is completely opposite. It also draws sharp contrast and crash to the surrounding old buildings. Architecture 101 is studying surrounding context and be part of it. I. M. Pei's Pyramide du Louvre is a big contrast to the old museum building but they coexist nicely.  That's  what a really innovative design is all about. The graffiti street is unique. Although I like it but it had a very strong negative energy which drove me away sooner than I would like to. I like the Yarra River walk but too much sign of Chinese influence.