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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;...

Keep on keepin’ on

It's always very gratifying to see a little press about our enduring struggle for the recognition of Mid-Century Modernist architecture in this country. Especially when simultaneously receiving bad tidings like the unholy demolition of Daryl Jackson's...

SIRIUS WIN!

A brilliant bombshell has hit the sphere of Australian Modernist preservation this afternoon. A megaton of court ruling which, when it landed and exploded, rained hope, celebration, encouragement and lifeforce to everyone across the nation fighting their own little...

Featherston find in the Deep North

A little tidbit from the social pages yesterday had our interest, so much so we'd thought we'd share. It began with a tale of lament on this wonderful Australian MCM furniture page (we'd highly recommend for any furniture queries you may have). One reader, Sylvia,...

Beaumaris Modern

'Thomas House', 27 Mariemont Avenue Beaumaris. Chancellor & Patrick Architects. 1960. Status; recently sold, very endangered. Image from Beaumaris Modern. The Melbourne bayside 'burb of Beaumaris has always has a small but intense collective of MCM soldiers to...

‘Lind House’ is this how it ends?

And so it seems that the 'Lind House', the wonderful, unmolested residence by Anatol Kagan which the previous owner tried so desperately to find a loving owner to buy, was purchased by developers instead. There was no heritage overlay, and none sought. These...

Ich bin ein McMansionheller!

If you are anything like us, you cry salty tears of mirth and recognition when perusing mcmansionhell.com. The way Kate Wagner offers architectural critique reaches far beyond the easy (and somewhat uninformed snobby) utterances of "It's just not cool" into the realm...

Bruce Rickard Kickstarter – 1 day to go!

Max Dupain, Swimming Pool, Rickard House I Cover image - Max Dupain, Exterior Perspective, Curry House II For those who came in late - we need to note immediately that the sensational Kickstarter project to have the archive of Sydney School, Modernist Australian...