Tag: Modernism

Significant expansion and remodelling work of the Kurt Popper-designed Elwood Talmud Torah occurred in 1972–73.
Projects | Catherine Townsend | 7 Oct 2019

A story of migration, refuge and reconstruction: Elwood Talmud Torah

Viennese émigré Kurt Popper was a remarkable and prolific architect who helped introduce European modernism to the design of Australia’s places of worship.

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.

Baudish House (1964) by Ken Woolley.
Discourse | Davina Jackson | 2 Jul 2019

How the ‘Sydney School’ changed postwar Australian architecture

Davina Jackson explores the genesis of the Sydney School of architecture that emerged in the 1960s – and attempts to locate it in the broader modernist movement.

The Student Union Building in 1965.
News | Josh Harris | 3 Jun 2019

Push to save UQ Union Complex, ‘hub of Queensland democracy’

An application has been lodged to list a modernist student union building on the Queensland Heritage register, in a bid to save it from demolition.

Enrico Taglietti.
People | Howard Tanner | 9 May 2019

A Canberra visionary: Vale Enrico Taglietti 1926 – 2019

Architect Howard Tanner remembers the late Enrico Taglietti, who brought a European sophistication and sensibility to the national capital.

Reinstating the original wraparound verandah re-exposed the living room as an operable corner.
Projects | Sheona Thomson | 19 Feb 2019

A clarifying transformation: Dyer Street House

James Russell Architect’s astute adjustments to this 1959 modernist home seamlessly meld future-aware adaptations to bring new equilibrium to the dwelling.

Herbert Bayer-design sign for the Bauhaus in Dessau.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Feb 2019

Germany launches international design competition in celebration of Bauhaus centenary

The German government has launched a design competition to mark 100 years since the founding of the legendary Bauhaus School.

Virginia admires the detail in the translucent modulated ceiling of Frank Lloyd Wright's V.C. Morris Gift Store.
The World | Virginia Waller | 3 Jan 2019

The streets of San Francisco

In this postcard from San Francisco, Sydney architect Virginia Waller reflects on the “heroic modernism” of the city’s striking cathedral, the towering Transamerica pyramid and a famous gift store designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Neptune’s Fishbowl in South Yarra by Robin Boyd, completed 1970.
Exhibitions | 21 Nov 2018

Peter Wille: Out Driving exhibition

Architectural draughtsman and amateur photographer Peter Wille’s photographs of Melbourne’s mid-century architecture will be on display for the first time from 1 December 2018 at the State Library of Victoria.

The Commercial Travellers Association Club building on the corner of the MLC Centre plaza, designed by Harry Seidler.
News | Josh Harris | 5 Nov 2018

Nine Sydney modernist masterpieces put forward for heritage protection

The City of Sydney has recommended that eight post-war buildings and a 1950s “playground sculpture” be granted heritage protection following a heritage study focusing on the modern movement.

Gaden House interior, from Gruzman, an architect and his city by Philip Goad (2006).
News | Patrick Hunn | 24 Oct 2018

Heritage protection on the cards for imperiled Neville Gruzman office

A Sydney council is poised to vote on whether to pursue heritage protection of a mid-century modernist office building designed by Neville Gruzman.

Flagstaff House at 407 King Street, Melbourne by Yuncken Freeman (1955).
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 18 Oct 2018

Hotel proposal for modernist Yuncken Freeman office building

A hotel will be constructed above a modernist office building designed by Yuncken Freeman under a proposal approved by the City of Melbourne.

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 29 May 2018

Threatened Anatol Kagan house receives state heritage listing

The Heritage Council of Victoria has defied the recommendation of the director of Heritage Victoria in its decision to heritage-list Lind House in Melbourne.

Iggulden House, Beaumaris, by Chancellor and Patrick.
News | Patrick Hunn | 27 Apr 2018

Melbourne council dumps independent heritage study of mid-century modernist houses

A council in Melbourne’s southeast has dropped a project to survey one of Australia’s most dense collections of mid-century modernist architecture.

Kit set model of ICI House by Bates Smart McCutcheon.
News | Editorial Desk AAU | 19 Mar 2018

Melbourne’s first skyscraper celebrated with collectable miniature on 60th birthday

Melbourne’s first skyscraper, ICI House designed by Bates Smart McCutcheon, has been celebrated with a collectable, model on its 60th anniversary.

Clerehan House II by Neil Clerehan, 1968.
People | Philip Goad | 24 Jan 2018

Vale Neil Clerehan, 1922–2017

Philip Goad remembers the life of “one of Melbourne’s great architectural figures” – architect and writer Neil Clerehan, who passed away on 10 November 2017.

The former TAB building by Geoffrey Pie (cropped).
News | Patrick Hunn | 23 Jan 2018

Modernism under fire: twentieth-century buildings face demolition

A number of buildings by notable Australian modernist architects are facing the prospect of demolition or significant alteration, as pressure to redevelop inner-city areas for higher-density residential use mounts.

David Godsell House recommended for state heritage listing
News | Linda Cheng | 29 Sep 2017

David Godsell House recommended for state heritage listing

Victorian modernist architect David Godsell’s own house in Beaumaris is a step closer to state heritage recognition.

Lind Residence by Anatol Kagan.
News | Patrick Hunn | 27 Sep 2017

Heritage Victoria snubs modernist Anatol Kagan house

Heritage Victoria’s executive director has recommended that a mid-century modernist house in Melbourne should be denied recognition on the Victorian Heritage Register.

Iggulden House, Beaumaris, by Chancellor and Patrick.
News | Patrick Hunn | 22 Sep 2017

Melbourne council begins survey of one of Australia’s densest concentrations of mid-century modernist architecture

The City of Bayside has begun a study of mid-century modernist architecture in the southeastern Melbourne suburbs of Beaumaris and Blackrock.