Australian architectural history has been shaped by a diverse range of architectural styles, from the traditional to the contemporary.
The Australian Architectural Archives’ collection is a collection of over 10,000 images, documents, architectural drawings, and photos dating back to the 18th century.
Each image and document is divided into three sections: architectural history, social history, and public history.
These are collections of architectural photographs and architectural drawings taken by members of the Australian architectural profession.
We are looking at images of Australia that are available to the public, such as these two images.
The first image shows a house built in 1837 by the architect John Fowle.
The house, built in Melbourne’s east end, was designed by the builder Robert Clements, who was working as a gardener for the local government.
In 1842, the Melbourne House was one of the first houses built in Australia to have a garden, a swimming pool, and a swimming hole.
On January 20, 1842 the Melbourne City Council granted a licence to the architect Robert Cules for the construction of a new house in the city.
This house, called The Sydney House, was to be completed in time for Christmas, but was delayed by a storm, causing it to be postponed until March 6, 1843.
Architect Robert Cule.
Source: National Geographic The second image is of the Melbourne Mansion, built between 1845 and 1848.
Located in the southern suburb of Grafton, the Sydney House was to have been completed in February of that year, but construction was delayed again by the storm, which caused the building to be delayed until May.
With construction delayed and the building completed, the architect’s son, Robert Cales, proposed the Melbourne Houses first floor for his father, but the architect died before the plan was completed.
Robert Cules, the father of Australian architecture, died on January 18, 1845.
Robert Celses house was completed in May 1847.
The Sydney Mansion was completed by the end of the year.
Another notable house in this collection was the Adelaide Mansion, designed by William Henry Manners.
The Manners’ home in Adelaide, Australia, was the largest house in Australia, with a total floor area of 1,914 sq. ft.
William Henry Mants Adelaide Mansion.
Source : National Geographic The second image shows the Victorian House, built from 1848 to 1850.
Originally designed as a retirement home, the Victorian Mansion was designed to accommodate the elderly.
The building, built by William Manners, was completed on July 6, 1850.
The Victorian Mansion had the first floor dedicated to the dining room, the second floor dedicated solely to the living room, and the third floor devoted to the bedroom.
While this particular image is not entirely in the public domain, it was published in the Melbourne Architectural Journal in 1850.
In it, the architectural architect William Henry Mackenzie discusses the design of the house, describing its construction as “in the most unusual manner imaginable.”
In 1850, the first three floors of the Victorian mansion were devoted to private apartments.
In order to create a more comfortable living space for the guests, they were required to live on a separate floor, while the rest of the floors were assigned to the rooms in which the residents lived.
As a result, the entire building was located in an unoccupied space.
The only way to access the rest was to use the stairs that led from the living area to the second and third floors, which was not easy to do without damaging the structure.
After more than four decades of neglect, the Adelaide mansion was finally demolished in 1962.
Source: National Geo The third image shows another building, the Richmond Street house, completed in 1853.
Constructed by the late Lord Richmond, the house was designed in the style of the Spanish Revival style.
Despite being built during the late 1800s, the building had no running water or electricity and had only one elevator.
A building that was not meant to last for very long.
This building was designed as an apartment residence for the occupants of the Richmond house, but it was unable to survive the harsh Victorian climate of 1854.
One of the most iconic buildings in Australia is the Victorian Houses Royal Oak in Sydney, Australia.
Built in 1855, the Royal Oak house was originally intended to house a large number of servants.
However, as the occupants were unable to afford the costs of maintaining the house and maintaining the property, the property was sold to the state of Victoria.
For the next 20 years, the residence was occupied by the residents of the state, until the Victorian Government sold the property to the city of Sydney.
During the last few decades, the mansion has become a popular tourist attraction and has even become a cultural attraction.
The Victoria Mansion, the last remaining Victorian mansion in the state.
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