Travel Theme : Edgy Architecture


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This week we discovered the exciting new inner city precinct of New Acton. After parking the car we rounded the corner and as we walked toward the building it looked like an industrial construction site. Slabs of timber piled high but that timber is for a purpose, it helps keep the inner areas cool.  The whole building is environmentally designed and has the highest rating for sustainability.

NewActon continues to be Canberra’s most awarded private development.

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The Precinct

NewActon is a mixed use precinct incorporating landscaped gardens, art, retail, residential and commercial spaces all linked by an inspired vision. NewActon is more than just a place to live, work and play–it’s a living art and design precinct that has won more awards (local and national) across architecture, property development and urban design than any other in Canberra’s history.


I thought this architecture was perfect for this weeks edge challenge, “Travel Theme” from Ailsa at “Where’s my backpack”.

But wait there is so much more to see in New Acton and tomorrow I will join Jo’s walking group to take  you through the lane ways looking at the gardens and art work then the inside is just as amazing. See you tomorrow….

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15 thoughts on “Travel Theme : Edgy Architecture

  1. Love your photos. When we lived there, we were down south- almost North Cooma. It’s changed so much & for the better, I think.


    • We were lucky to be in Watson for our 3 month stay it is a lovely leafy suburb and so close to the CBD and the Parliament triangle with all those good free things to visit.


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  3. Very edgy! I reckon that architect has been studying Frank Gehry! Have to wonder what it is like inside one of those apartments with the acutely angled windows.


  4. Oo – I love it-love it-love it!!!
    xx to you, Jack & critters


  5. Madoqua

    What beautiful buildings. The ripple effect on the first one is so clever!


  6. that first buildng looks like an earthquake shook it but I love it !


    • That is such an apt description. I think maybe if an earthquake did strike it would fall down like a pack of cards. Fortunately I don’t think they get earthquakes here.


  7. Lots of edges there, Pauline. Great photos for the challenge. 🙂


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