As I mentioned in a previous post, I live in an area which has a large number of architecturally designed and well built houses from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's including some blocks of flats (or apartments if you are outside of Australia). I have driven or walked past this building many times and admired the architecture, but always thought it was a large house - until one day I noticed 5 letterboxes in the driveway - and on closer viewing discovered it is a block of flats.
It's superb example of 1950's architecture, and shows how even a block of flats doesn't have to be ugly or poorly designed like many of this period and later years were. Obviously architecturally designed, this complex of 5 units is built with quite simple materials - concrete "bessa" blocks, and slab supports - with a flat iron roof - angled towards the back.
While simply built, the use of sharp angles, slabs and modernist forms, combined with attention to detail makes this a piece of inspiring design. The pattern on the front wall adds to the interest of the design - It is simply made of pebbles embedded with some modernist cement shapes. I hope in coming years it is maintained and doesn't fall under the developers hammer.