Journal article

The Architecture of Manufacturing: Design for Making in Postwar Victoria

Philip Goad

RMIT Design Archives Journal | RMIT University | Published : 2020

Abstract

This paper argues that, despite the rush to post-war recovery, the moments in Victoria’s post-war history when progressive art, architecture, interior design, landscape design and often industrial photography became entwined with the process of manufacturing and its broader support mechanisms such as showrooms, housing and urban planning, were few and far between. Amongst these moments, the example of Bruck Mills Australia Limited stands out with the design attention paid to its image, its factory and executive accommodation in Wangaratta in north-eastern Victoria, and its showrooms in Melbourne and Sydney. Today, at a time, when national focus is once again turning to manufacturing as a pos..

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