A new breed of Victorian architecture is rising in Australia, with a new wave of “Battleship Gothic” architecture replacing a traditional Victorian house of worship.
The revival of Victorian Gothic architecture, known as “battlestars,” is part of a new generation of architectural prints from Australian architectural studio, Renaissance Architects.
Architects and designers from Australia, the US and Canada are producing prints for a new era of Victorian architectural prints.
The new style is called “batteries included.”
“There is a huge need for contemporary and modern architecture in the 21st century, especially in urban environments,” says Australian architect, Paul Kellett, who is also an architect in Australia.
“There is not enough good quality contemporary architecture in Australia to compete with the world’s best.
We want to be a leader in the way architecture is produced and executed.”
Kellett’s firm is working with the likes of J.C. Penney, J.
Crew, G.P. Putnam’s Sons, and other major retailers in the United States and Europe to produce the prints.
“We’re really excited about the future of the Battlestar era,” says Kelleott.
“I’m a big fan of the old Battlestars, but we are bringing in a new breed and we think it’s going to be the best.”
“Battlership Gothic is about using new materials, new technology, and a modern aesthetic,” says Renaisse Mancuso, the founder and managing director of Renaude Architects in Melbourne, Australia.
The prints are part of an effort to bring the history of Battlestart to a wider audience.
“It’s very important to me that the public sees what’s being created in our beautiful city and its history,” says Mancoso.
The prints are based on original designs by the artists from Renauress.
The original drawings for the house of the church were donated to the church in 1873, and the church has since hosted a series of events dedicated to the restoration.
The original drawings of the building were donated in 1893, and were kept for generations, but were never completely finished.
The church restored the drawings in the 1970s, and then, in 2001, the church hired Renaumess to re-create the drawings.
“They did a very great job of making the drawings look beautiful, and they were very precise, very precise drawings,” says James Davenport, a senior designer at Renausees Artworks, who was commissioned to help with the project.
“The drawings are a lot of fun, because they show the detail of the drawings,” he says.
“The artwork itself is beautiful, but the drawing was actually created from original drawings that had been donated in the early 1900s.”
Aerial view of the restoration of the house.
Courtesy Renaurense ArchitectsThe team of Renaues architects have been commissioned to produce new prints in collaboration with the Victorian Church of the Nativity in Melbourne.
The project was originally envisioned as a series for the Australian Museum of Australia, but is now being completed on the property.
The team worked with the Australian Heritage Foundation to make sure the drawings match the original drawings, and also included an update of the original design.
“This was a very difficult project because we had to do all of the work ourselves,” says Davenports.
“And we had a lot to do with the original designs.
So, we were really happy with the results, but obviously, it was quite an expensive process.”
The prints were produced in a series, each one depicting a different architectural detail of Battler’s house.
The house was designed to look like it was built in 1857, and features a massive bell tower, a massive clock tower, an open-air gallery and the original facade of the cathedral.
“We took the original drawing and did a lot with it, and we made some very precise cuts,” says John Stapleton, the lead designer for Renaustechs.
“Then we did some very elaborate touches, like the chandeliers that were added on top of the bell tower.
So it was a lot more intricate than we originally intended.”
The team is currently developing a series called “Batteries Included,” which will be available in September of 2018.
The first prints are being produced by Renaumes Artworks.
“They are incredibly beautiful and are incredibly detailed, and I love the details,” says Stapletson.
“This was our first time doing this type of project, so it was very exciting.”
“The original drawing was donated in 1883,” says artist Mancu.
“That was a great gift to the community, and this project is going to honor that and to give a very different look to the original.”
“This is an amazing opportunity for us to share with people