Build Perth. Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture

Built Perth

Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture

Tom McKendrick, Elliot Langdon
Freemantle Press, 2019

How often do you look up and take notice of the buildings that surround you?
Although a relatively young city, Perth in Western Australia has a rich architectural history filled with visionary architects and iconic designs. From hard times in the fledgling colony to modern innovations changing the way we live and work, every building has a story to tell.

Through beautiful graphic illustrations and captivating histories, Built Perth uncovers the stories behind 50 of the Perth’s most fascinating and beautiful buildings. It is a welcome reminder that the built environment is more than just the place where people live – it is a reflection of who they are.

ISBN 9781925815498 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (180 x 180mm) (Hardback)
Categories Non Fiction
Current Affairs, Culture & Social History
Great Big Book Read Books
Christmas 2019
Gift Ideas
New Releases
PublisherFremantle Press
Publication Year2019
  • AbOuT The AuThOrs
  • Tom McKendrick hails from the North of England and has a degree in architecture from Northumbria University. He worked in various architectural practices in Perth before turning his attention towards his lifelong passion of illustration and graphic design. He now runs his own company, TMK Graphics, based in Fremantle.
  • Born in Perth, Elliot Langdon has a Master of Architecture from the University of Western Australia. He currently works as an architecture graduate at a Perth-based firm on medium- to large-scale projects in the education, retail, commercial and hospitality sectors.
  • NOTes•
  • Built Perth marks the beginning of a new nationwide series.
    • Though targeted at visitors and laypeople with an interest in architecture, much of the book will be of interest to professional architects as well.
    • The book features major public buildings, office buildings, houses, apartment blocks and bridges in both the Perth CBD and the suburbs of Burswood, City Beach, Como, Cottesloe, Crawley, Dalkeith, Floreat, Fremantle, Maylands, Nedlands, Subiaco and West Perth.
    • It also features illustrations of a selection of house design styles popular in Western Australia from Victorian era workers’ cottages to today’s McMansions.
    • The authors are strong media talents ready to combat cultural cringe and challenge Perth’s detractors.
    • Architectually speaking at least, this guidebook is a direct challenge to Lonely Planet and the ‘Dullsville’ label they applied to Perth in the year 2000.