Tag: Brutalism

Footscray Psychiatric Centre designed by the Victorian Public Works Department, 1972–77.
News | Linda Cheng | 24 Jul 2019

Brutalist ‘brooding hulk’ recommended for heritage listing

The former Footscray Psychiatric Centre has been recommended for state heritage listing by the executive director of Heritage Victoria.

Footscray Psychiatric Centre, designed circa 1969 by an unknown architect.
News | Josh Harris | 13 May 2019

Campaign to save the brutalist Footscray Psychiatric Centre

The National Trust and a brutalism-loving photographer are campaigning for a psychiatric centre in Footscray to be heritage-listed.

Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect’s Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.
News | Josh Harris | 10 May 2019

Brutalist Bidura children’s court to be demolished after council appeal fails

A NSW court has rejected the City of Sydney’s appeal against a 2018 decision allowing a developer to demolish the Bidura Children’s Court and Metropolitan Remand Centre (MRC).

FAU-USP features a vast atrium illuminated from above through a sublime textile of interlocking concrete elements.
The World | Marnie Morieson | 7 Jan 2019

Politics and brutalism in Brazil

Marnie Morieson visits some of São Paulo’s best-known examples of radical brutalism and ruminates on the role architecture can play in fostering a fairer, more equal society.

Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect's Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.
News | Patrick Hunn | 19 Nov 2018

Court approves demolition of brutalist former children’s court in Sydney

The demolition of a brutalist former court building in Sydney’s Glebe has been approved following a ruling in the New South Wales Land and Environment Court.

Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre by the NSW Government Architect's Office, led by J.W. (Ian) Thomson.
News | Josh Harris | 7 Dec 2017

City of Sydney steps in to save brutalist children’s court from demolition

The City of Sydney is calling for the Bidura Metropolitan Remand Centre in Glebe to be heritage listed.

Peter McIntyre purchased the 9-acre block of land in 1947 for £200 when he was 19 years old. The terrain was difficult, with steep cliffs and prone to flooding from the Yarra River.
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 Jun 2017

‘Rethinking ways of living’: Home truths from Melbourne’s modernists

A series of interviews produced by Open House Melbourne features four of Australia’s most significant 20th century architects and designers.

Gumtree Brutalism: the Eddie Koiki Mabo Library (1968), designed by Queensland architect James Birrell, on the James Cook University campus.

Brutalism, a campus love story – or how I learned to love concrete

James Cook University lecturer Eduardo de la Fuente explores the brutalist buildings of Australian universities. He asks: What if universities could learn to love their concrete campuses again?

School of Molecular Bioscience (G08) at the University of Sydney, designed by Stafford Moor and Farrington in 1970–73.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 16 Dec 2016

Brutalist-style School of Molecular Bioscience at USyd gains heritage listing

Stafford Moor and Farrington’s brutalist School of Molecular Bioscience (1970–73) gains heritage nod from National Trust NSW as a “fine example” of an at-risk architectural style.

Lobby interior of Trellick Tower.
Review | Colin Martin | 28 Jul 2016

The brutality of vertical living

Colin Martin reviews the film High-Rise, based on JG Ballard’s novel about the psychological effects of ‘the tower block’.

Robin Gibson's Queensland Art Gallery, one of several building's within the Cultural Precinct in an unusual, tropically-inflected brutalist style.
News | Linda Cheng | 22 Sep 2014

Bid to save Qld’s Cultural Precinct

Brisbane’s brutalist, Robin Gibson-designed Queensland Cultural Precinct faces an uncertain future.

Arts, crafts and brutalism

Arts, crafts and brutalism

Kennedy Nolan Architects reflects on its inspiration from early modern movements for details great and small.