Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

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11 Marina Ave, Belair SA

It's all a bit topsy turvy when the room in best condition in a house is the bathroom, but this certainly no ordinary place with more than it's fair share of mad hatter vibes (must be that wall paper). Though needing a little love there is a world of...

3 Polo Pde, Caulfield North VIC

A subtle street presence. Cared and lived in, in a manner which itself demands our admiration for such negligible wear and tear, whilst still evoking instant welcome, warmth and ease. An epic front door. Solid, unyielding brickwork and tiles. A stylishly...

6 Jutland Pde, Dalkeith WA

Its always super exciting to post up the opportunity to live in a bona fide amazeballs Mid-Century home, this one right on the river with an immaculate timber and painted brick schema and a distinct Japanese design influence, without the million dollar...

17 Larchmont Ave, East Killara NSW

Hold the phone! An awe-inspiring, chest-bursting residence from the hand of notable, Hungarian emigre architect Frank Kolos (just the fellow to be celebrated with his colleagues in the recent exhibition from the Sydney Museum 'The Moderns') has popped up...

23 April Rd, Dianella WA

If we can't pick up and make off with this perfectly adorable home in its entirety, then at the very least we bags that tapestry in the bedroom. And the office set-up. And the partition walls. And the parquetry. And......Sigh.

8 Furness St, Blackburn VIC

This, like yesterday's ripper in the exclusive Sydney 'burbs, could be the living dead. No classic Mid-Century design and external appeal, no cutie-pie kitchen, no stunning copper-detailed fireplace, no demurely simple colour scheme and no walls of windows...

News

Vale Neil Clerehan 1922 – 2017

It is with wistful resignation we wish to pay our respects and recollect the awe for architect and Australian Modernist giant, Neil Clerehan who passed away late last week, 7 weeks shy of his 95th birthday. A man of wit, generosity of knowledge, a pioneer...

Canberra Modern – a capital MCM celebration

If you didn't already cop onto Canberra's status as possibly our best city to explore Mid-Century design, including such architectural icons as the Australian Academy of Science AKA The Shine Dome, as well as a clutch of impressive domestic and public...

An invitation for you – ‘The Fast Can’t Lose’

Your fix of MCM homes and all the browsing joy it entails would not exist without web mastermind - Peter Bakacs. It is his unending toil which ensures MA is always live, looking neat-o and that any IT snafus are fixed ASAP. But that's not all. Pete has...

Vermont Park Open Day

It's been a while since we checked in on the Boyd Foundation's bustling events calendar but this weekend is a particular ripper for those who revere progressive architecture but who, like us, are perpetually irked that civic planning and more highly...