Grounds' design was therefore modest and sober, containing wooden paneling, pebble-mix flooring, bush-hammered concrete
walls hung with tapestries, and glass panels etched with images of Australian flora and fauna.
Indeed, even if Breuer employed a knobby, bush-hammered concrete
similar to that of Paul Rudolph's 1963 Art and Architecture Building for Yale University, he reserved it primarily for his interiors--especially the lobby and stairwell, where viewers would be guaranteed a close encounter with its craggy physicality--and used a luxurious flame-treated granite exterior to establish the public face of the museum.
Floors are covered with rush matting, apart from a central section of bush-hammered concrete
, and the altar is a crisply hewn block of granite.
adds to the halls' mysterious, cave-like quality.
The precise metal of the lift contrasts with the rough logs and with the bush-hammered concrete