high court, canberra

Thursday 29 May 2014

One thing that Canberra has above other Australian cities are grandiose civic buildings. Edwards Madigan Torzillo Briggs' design for the High Court must be one of this country's finest examples of Brutalist Architecture.

Built in the 1970s, the building is a grand hall with three courts suspended internally and a series of ramps and stairs linking between. The structure is predominantly concrete, with glass draped across one face of the forty metre tall building.

The concrete in the main hall has been formed with sculptural details that are finely detailed but strong and robust in character. The waffled ceilings, chamfered reveals around openings and gently curving edges sent me and my camera into quite the frenzy.


  1. is this blog dead? rip?

    1. I know it seems that way but it's not dead!

      I've shifted the focus from reposting existing online content to creating my own content with original photos. I've found this to be more valuable for my own growth and I hope it provides a more stimulating and informative read for my online visitors.

      Unfortunately, producing original content takes a little more time and organization so posting has been a little less frequent. BUT I have a few site visits pencilled in in the coming weeks and hope to be uploading new content very very soon. The goal is to return soon in full force and post content at least once every one or two weeks.

      Thanks so much for popping back in and I appreciate your patience!


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