Monday, December 14, 2009
Located at 16-18 O'Connell Street in the Sydney CBD AFT House was previously known as Delfin House and Bank of NSW House.
AFT House, originally a banking chamber with offices above, exemplifies the Art Deco style.
Built in 1940 and designed by architect C Bruce Dellit it is one of Australia's finest examples of the Art Deco office building.
The ceiling in the right hand side foyer contains Dellit's signature design element stepped pyramids. These features can also be seen in the chapel in Kinsella's funeral parlour at Taylor Square and also the ANZAC War memorial in Hyde Park.
The granite archway
Facade detail under archway
Right hand entrance foyer light
Refief sculptures on doors
Source - Sydney Heritage Listings
More Art Deco inforamtion can be found on the DecoWorks Pty Ltd website.