Modern composition

Stead, Naomi (2005) Modern composition. Monument, 67: 82-88.

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Author Stead, Naomi
Title Modern composition
Journal name Monument
ISSN 1320-1115
Publication date 2005-06
Sub-type Review of book, film, TV, video, software, performance, music etc
Open Access Status
Issue 67
Start page 82
End page 88
Total pages 7
Place of publication McMahons Point, NSW, Australia
Publisher Pacific Magazines
Language eng
Subject 09 Engineering
310101 Architecture
310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Building
Formatted abstract
This is a building review of the Kings Lane development in Darlinghurst, Sydney, by Engelen Moore architects.

There is a great line – which I have seen attributed bizarrely to both Frank Gehry and to Frank Lloyd Wright – that if you tilt the whole of the US sideways, Los Angeles is the place where everything loose will fall. It seems to me that, on the much smaller scale of the city of Sydney, the same thing could be said of the suburb of Darlinghurst: if the metropolis were tipped up, all the city’s detritus both glamorous and grotty would end up tumbled and heaped in this lively inner-urban locale. This impression is partly topographical – much of the suburb is located in a broad valley, sloping downwards from Oxford Street and overshadowed by the ridges of College Street on one side and Darlinghurst Road on the other. Located just at the base of this shallow urban bowl, which is loosely packed with Victorian terrace housing, new apartment blocks, shops, and remnant light industrial buildings, is a new mixed-use development designed by Engelen Moore for Multiplex. A soberly contextual and quietly luxurious development, Kings Lane is a refuge from which to watch the passing spectacle of urban life...

The Kings Lane Apartments located on the corner of Kings Lane and Liverpool Street in Sydney which were designed by Engelen Moore are discussed.
Keyword Sydney
Architecture - Australia
Architectural criticism
Architectural discourse
Kings Lane complex
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Q-Index Code CX
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