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Sirius Building (Tao Gofers, 1975-80)
Sydney, Australia


I’ve been given the oppotunity to visit this building with its architect, Tao Gofers, who is currently fighting alongside a group of resistant people to save Sirius for residents + calling for it to be added to the New South Wales Heritage Register, as advised by Heritage Council experts.

Inside pictures are from the entrance hall, and from one of the last two occupied flats, where Myra Demetriou, a nice old lady who received us, currently lives.
On her window, a red sign sends an SOS to the world every night.

You can sign an online petition to help Tao and his friends save Sirius. You can also watch a short explanation by Tao Gofers. And there also this great video by SBS Viceland, which contains an interview with Myra.

Photos © Damien Gosset (2017)

UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France.

(Arch. Marcel Breuer, Bernard Zehrfuss, Antonio & Pier Luigi Nervi, 1953-58)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Wohnpark Alt-Erlaa, Vienna, Austria.

(Arch. Harry Glück, 1973-85)  

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Les Choux, Créteil, Paris, France.

(Arch. Gérard Grandval, 1969-74)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Projektový ústav hlavního města Prahy (Planning Institute of the Capital City of Prague), Prague, Czech Republic.

(Arch. Karel Prager, 1967-73)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Kodak film.

South African Embassy, Paris, France.

(Arch. Gérard Lambert, Jean Thierrart & Jean-Marie Garet, 1974)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.

Hyde Park Barracks, London, United Kingdom.

(Arch. Sir Basil Spence, 1967-70)

Photo by Carlos Traspaderne with Hasselblad 500 C/M & Ilford film.