Saturday, 30 June 2012

NOLAN BUILDING, NEWQUAY

The Nolan Building is is a distinctive landmark in the Newquay precinct of the Melbourne Docklands. Opened in December 2003, the Nolan comprises 204 apartments, ranging from 1 bedroom, through to luxurious penthouses, with sweeping views out over Melbourne’s beaches and mountains.

The Nolan building incorporates a striking piece of artwork. This three-dimensional frieze is inspired by Sidney Nolan’s 1946 Ned Kelly paintings. The Australian landscape is represented by the undulating fa├žade walls, which are treated with a unique ‘pixelated’ perforation method that produces complex shadow plays. The helmet-like corner nodes are references to the Kelly masks; they frame the mirrored sculptures within, reflecting a morphing vista of sunlight and sky that moves gently in silent tribute to the waves of the sea.

This post is part of the Weekend Reflections meme.











10 comments:

  1. What an awesome apartment building, Nick! Looks like a terrific place to live -- and quite expensive, I'm sure!! I love your captures and the different angles and views! Superb! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. I particularly like the reflective masks!

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  4. Each photo was better than the one before...amazing building! What a great post today!

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  5. Very strong architecture.

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  6. it's a beautifully striking building!!
    I love all the different perspectives you show us

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