A disappointment with Melbourne is the way we build our new developments.
In my view many of Melbourne’s residential projects are outright ugly, not to mention the poor construction quality undertaken. A friend of mine who is reasonably high up in the construction world tells me that construction quality is getting worse and worse rather than better.
You would have thought with today’s technology and stringent standards that we should have better quality? It appears not.
Some of our best suburbs such as Toorak do provide exceptions here, but overall I think it’s quite poor.
Here’s a great video about Dieter Rams. Dieter was responsible for many of Braun’s designs for its appliances. This got me thinking, what if Dieter would build a residential development? How would he do it and what would it look like?
I’m sure that we would have made the complex as usable as possible, while taking great care on how it was built and then making it beautiful for the eye.