Image: Open House Hobart

With its five-storey rubber tree encased in a glass stairwell and a mosaic façade reminiscent of Mondrian, Bathurst Street’s Construction House is one of Hobart’s modernist icons. Recessed from the façade, the stairwell is fronted by a curtain wall of glass – the perfect growing conditions for a rubber tree to really flourish.

Address: 116 Bathurst St, Hobart

Highlights: Five-storey rubber tree. Mondrian mosaic.

Building specs: Type: Post-War International Office Building. Year Built: 1956. Architects: Bush Parkes Shugg & Moon