Tag: Heritage

The tower at 52-60 Collins Street , designed by Bates Smart.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Mar 2020

Council backs Bates Smart’s Collins Street tower proposal

City of Melbourne councillors have voted unanimously in favour of a tower proposal for the Paris end of Collins Street, in spite of contrary advice from council planners.

In time, the home will recede into the rambling landscape –its copper shroud will patina into washes of green and foliage will climb its blackened space frame.
Projects | Hayley Curnow | 6 Mar 2020

Down by the river: South Yarra House

A quaint walkway stepping up from Melbourne’s Yarra River is the sole means of access to this 1930s brick home, where an extension by AM Architecture fulfils the owners’ desire for a treetop sanctuary.

32 Howitt Road by Ernest Fooks.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 21 Feb 2020

Heritage review identifies mid-century ‘hidden gems’ in south-east Melbourne

A council in south-east Melbourne has commissioned a heritage review of post-war buildings identifying a number of “hidden gems.”

Comprised of varied shed-like spaces, North Melbourne House is personalized by the texture and colour of everyday objects.
Projects | Andy Fergus | 19 Feb 2020

Sheds for sharing: North Melbourne House

Seizing an opportunity to build on an empty neighbouring block, the owners of a worker’s cottage in North Melbourne (with the help of NMBW Architecture Studio) have added a flexible secondary house that will allow them to age in place.

Eastment House by Ken Woolley.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 5 Feb 2020

Ken Woolley-designed house earns interim heritage protection

An interim heritage order has been placed on a house in Sydney’s Killara designed by the late Ken Woolley.

The parade ground an proposed new southern entrance designed by Scott Carver.
News | Linda Cheng | 18 Dec 2019

Redevelopment will ‘dominate and swamp’ Australian War Memorial

An independent heritage review of the plan to expand and redevelop the Australian War Memorial has determined that the proposal will have significant adverse impacts on the “iconic” building.

Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd's Walsh Street House
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 17 Dec 2019

Crowdfunding sought to replant tree sheltering Boyd’s Walsh Street House

The Robin Boyd Foundation is seeking donations to help replace a significant, heritage-listed tree at Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street House.

The western street approach of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Discourse | Lisa Marie Daunt | 28 Oct 2019

Divine inspiration: Holy Family Catholic Church, Indooroopilly

Deserving of more care and attention, this Indooroopilly Church is an expressive and memorable example of Australian modernist ecclesiastic architecture.

Brett House by Robin Boyd.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 7 Oct 2019

Boyd’s modernist take on Georgian design to be heritage listed

“A Modern reinterpretation of established Georgian design principles” by modernist architect Robin Boyd has been recommended for inclusion on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Grant House by Peter McIntyre (1956).
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 28 Aug 2019

Peter McIntyre Beaumaris house heritage listed

A mid-century modernist house in Melbourne, one of Peter McIntyre’s innovative and experimental bowstring truss designs, has been recommended for state heritage listing.

320 George Street by Hames Sharley.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 15 Aug 2019

Hames Sharley’s slender Brisbane tower approved

A proposal for a slender, 30-storey tower atop a heritage building in central Brisbane, designed by Hames Sharley, has been approved.

1-11 Oxford St. by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 13 Aug 2019

Tonkin Zulaikha Greer designs adaptation of Sydney cinema and nightclub

A vacant bar, cinema and nightclub on Sydney’s Oxford Street would become a multipurpose building containing both entertainment venues and a purpose-built medical facility under a new proposal.

The Denton Corker Marshall design for the site, which was first put forward in 2009, has been scotched by planning minister Richard Wynne.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 9 Aug 2019

Denton Corker Marshall’s languishing Windsor Hotel proposal snuffed out

Victoria’s planning minister Richard Wynne has refused to extend a permit to construct a 26-storey tower behind Melbourne’s historic Windsor Hotel.

The Peters Ice Cream factory administration building designed by D. Graeme Lumsden.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 6 Aug 2019

Modernist ice cream factory recommended for heritage status

The modernist Peter Ice Cream factory administration building in Melbourne’s Mulgrave has been recommended for state heritage listing by the executive director of Heritage Victoria.

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.

The Capitol, undergoing refurbishment.
News | Linda Cheng | 3 Jun 2019

Griffins’ Capitol Theatre restored, reopened

Melbourne’s Capitol Theatre, originally designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1924, has been restored by Six Degrees Architects.

Illustrative design of the La Mama rebuild by Cottee Parker Architects.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 20 May 2019

‘Simple and restrained’ post-fire rebuild of Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre

Meg White, an architect with a 25-year background in set design and performance, is behind the design of the new La Mama Theatre.

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).

Chris Fox, Interloop, installation view, Wynyard Station (2017).
Awards | 25 Mar 2019

National Trust Heritage Awards

The National Trust Heritage Awards are the signature event of the Australian Heritage Festival and are now in their 25th year of recognising heritage projects.

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