The traditional image of Australian architecture is of iron clad barn style homes, scattered across a vast continent. But more than 70% of Australia’s population is located in urban regions along the endless coastline. Rather than rudimentary structures, Australian architecture is sophisticated and often challenging.
From the angular to the curvaceous, architecture down under is anything but forgettable. And while some of this heroic design is found in public buildings, other significant gems can be found nestled in suburban streets. In the first of a series of global architecture reports, W* correspondant Stephen Crafti took to the road, to file this letter from Australia.