135 Swanston Street: 135 Swanston Street, MELBOURNE
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Building ProfileName : 135 Swanston Street
LocationAddress: 135 Swanston Street
135 Swanston Street is a landmark
Construction DetailsBuilt: 1925~
Original use: Office
Current use: Residential (Apartments)
Built in the Interwar period in the Art-Deco style
An remarkable early Art-Deco building which treats the top of the building as Art-Deco stretched skyscraper, and the bottom of the building as a heavily treated Edwardian facade which blends beautifully with neighbouring buildings. The result is a modern but retrospective combination.
The building almost seems a reaction to the strikingly Art-Deco neighbour in the Century building, and seems to anticipate the podium planning of the 1990s, 70 years earlier. This is combined with the new found mixed-use expression of the period.
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