My first afternoon wander around UNSW led me to this magnificent structure.
It was all (painted) concrete and brick and my phone wasn’t wide enough to make any photos of the whole building. So I wandered round trying to find out what it was.
Turns out it’s the home of the School of the Built Environment. I couldn’t find out exactly when it was constructed but the UNSW Archives refer to the “Architecture Building” as having been built in the period 1965-1969, so I’m going to guess this is the same building.
Obviously, I had to go back when I had the camera.
Squarehouse is located right next to the Roundhouse, which is one of UNSW’s classic buildings.
The Roundhouse was designed by the NSW Government Architect and Edwards Madigan, Torzillo & Briggs Architects, who also worked on the High Court and National Gallery in Canberra.
The Roundhouse was built in 1961 and was Sydney’s first circular building. It was refurbished in 2015-17.
I couldn’t help wondering as I wandered around whether I was going to stumble on the Archhouse to complete the series. If it’s there, I didn’t find it.