Modernist Australia

Mid-Century Australian Architecture

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41 Forfar Road, Hamlyn Heights VIC

The Hammo purple patch is takin' the love right up to Christmas it seems. What a year of discovery for this humble 'burg and here's yet another reason to get on board. This subdivided block (you could get the whole lot if you really wanna spread out) on a...

486 Lower Plenty Rd, Viewbank VIC

An curious feel to this one with its exposed steel framing, flat roof line and expanses of brickwork clearly showing it was built in a time when these features would have been rather daring, even experimental. Great yet again to see this residence being...

‘Joyce House’ 8 Lyne Road, Cheltenham NSW

Hold onto your hats cats and kittens something popped up this arvo which has bumped everything else off the list. Joyce House (c.1962) by Towell, Jansen and Rippon architects is an unmolested, dynamic concrete and timber residence of a certain Japanese...

69-71 Monash Ave, Great Mackerel Beach NSW

Who of you, though Aussie true and true, still hold a little candle for that most exotic from of Western architecture in these climes; that of the Northern Euro chalet? Who of you, amid the cocky calls and buzzing cicadas doesn't long for some raw pine,...

12 Bridgeview Cres, Forestville NSW

If we ever had a chance to link the guiltiest of guilty aural pleasures it is today. Butterflies will do that to you. So please, enjoy this juxtaposition of nasty nu-rap and rare rooflines* - we can assure you it won't happen again. *Thanks to Secret...

7 Sythney Ct, Surrey Hills VIC

This residence has been exciting the fans all last week and it's time we posted it ourselves. It is also a good exercise in reflecting on the fallibility of trends. The present 'renovation state' we live in prescribes unchallenged alterations to homes...

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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...

Desecration nation – Melbourne edition

Sorry guys, after yesterdays St Ives discovery we wanted to let the whole negative trip rest but this morning it came like a kick to the shins once more. A text book case of the timeless elegance of Melbourne's most genteel suburb being ripped out and...

The Moderns is on till November!

We have been rather neglectful to not fully expand on the wonderful work of Sydney Living Museums and their celebration of Australian Modernism - time to remedy. 'The Moderns' is an exhibition and event series delving into Australian design and creativity;...