Tag: Modernism

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.

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.

Robb College, University of New England, 1960-1964 by NSW Government Architect’s Branch (Michael Dysart).
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 Aug 2018

No heritage listing for Robb College

The NSW heritage minister has decided not to place an imperiled, Michael Dysart-designed modernist student accommodation building at the University of New England in NSW on the the state heritage register.

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.

Aerial view of Robb College.

University of New England: criticism of Robb College demolition based on ‘incorrect assumptions’

The University of New England explains why it is proceeding with the demolition of the mid-century modernist Robb College, designed by Michael Dysart, and argues that some of the objections to its plan are based on “incorrect assumptions.

Robb College, University of New England, 1960-1964 by NSW Government Architect’s Branch (Michael Dysart).
News | Patrick Hunn | 26 Feb 2018

Architects come out in defense of modernist college facing demolition

A group of leading NSW architects has penned a letter to the NSW heritage minister asking that a Michael Dysart-designed University of New England college receive heritage protection

Robb College, University of New England, 1960-1964 by NSW Government Architect’s Branch (Michael Dysart).
News | Patrick Hunn | 14 Feb 2018

Modernist college building facing imminent demolition

The University of New England’s plans to demolish a modernist residential college at its Armidale campus has been slammed by the Australian Institute of Architects and the National Trust.

Kalimna Reform Centre by E. P. and A. I. Trewern (1962).
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 Feb 2018

Modernist ‘reform centre’ in Brisbane to make way for retirement village

A “brilliant” yet relatively unknown example of Australian modernism with a complicated institutional past is set to be demolished to make way for a multi-storey retirement home.

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.

Exhibition stands at Dickson and Platten Architects: 1950-2000.
Review | Stuart Harrison | 20 Oct 2017

Exhibition brings attention to Adelaide’s champions of modernist architecture

Stuart Harrison reviews Dickson and Platten Architects: 1950-2000, an exhibition covering the life and work of two of Adelaide’s most significant contributors to Australian modernism.

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.

Cones and Pillars part three by Frank Stella.
Exhibitions | 6 Sep 2017

Harry Seidler: Art and Architecture

Harry Seidler: Art and Architecture is a trip through the late architect’s collaborations with the defining artists, designers and architects of the twentieth century.

Marion Best with nine chairs designed by Andrews, Aarnio, Saarinen, Colombo, Charles and Ray Eames, and Bertoia at The Grove, Woollahra.
News | Patrick Hunn | 7 Aug 2017

Australian modernism celebrated in exhibition and event series

A series of tours, exhibitions and talks that explore some of Australia’s most exceptional examples of modernist architecture and design has kicked off in Sydney.

The modernist house relies on the landscape and streets as an extension of the home.
Projects | James Russell | 12 Jul 2017

Revisited: Chambers House

This modest home, designed in the late 1970s by Rodney Chambers for himself and his family, is grounded within the beauty of the surrounding garden.

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.

Innisfail Shire Hall
News | Patrick Hunn | 15 Jun 2017

Can architectural tourism regenerate regional towns?

The Far North Queensland town of Innisfail is promoting itself as “the Art Deco capital of Australia” in an effort to attract architectural enthusiasts.

Curry House 2 by Bruce Rickard
News | Patrick Hunn | 6 Jun 2017

Crowdfunding sought to publish book of Bruce Rickard houses

A never-before-published archive of photographs and sketches makes up the bulk of a new book on the late Sydney architect Bruce Rickard.

Australia Square Tower by Harry Seidler.
News | Patrick Hunn | 8 May 2017

Seidler’s Australia Square celebrates 50th anniversary

A photographic exhibition will be held in the lobby of Australia Square Tower to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the construction of the first high-rise office in Australia.

Detail of the new studio and balcony above the central entry hall.
Projects | Eugenie Keefer Bell | 18 Oct 2012

H House

Nino Bellantonio, AiL Studio and Joanna Nelson Architect enhance the social character of a 1950s Canberra courtyard home.