Iwan Iwanoff Northam

Iwan Iwanoff NorthamIwan Iwanoff library NorthamWell it may seem day-trips to the Hills are becoming habitual. Yesterday we joined the German Car Club for a cobweb-blowing exercise and the chance to revisit the pinnacle of architectural hero Iwan Iwanoff’s work – the Northam Public Library and Council buildings.

The early-70s buildings remain largely intact, although a small side balcony had an alarming lean to it, unfortunate retro-fit conduit tubes line the outside, and ugly Government Sports signage mars one entrance. But I followed the age-old optimism of photo buddy Frith “we’ll shoot around it”! The BreastScan bus proved a slightly distracting imposition – who could dream-up a more contrasting image: girly pink with brutalist grey concrete?

More local Iwanoff’s here.

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2 Responses to “Iwan Iwanoff Northam”

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    Jenni July 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    You do have a way with words…..

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    Kay Weaver March 25, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I’d be delighted to show people around the library if you are ever in town again.

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