News

Chacncellor House II- under demolition.

We've just received the news from Keely (bittersweet thanks) that the magnificent Chancellor House II, yes David Chancellors own family home which he designed himself c.1957 and rebuilt again after a fire c.1970 (and which we listed last year) now has...

White Australia Policy

Australia, we have a white supremacy problem. We have witnessed with a keen eye the rise of home coveting (of which we can certainly take part blame) and 'improvement' to the point of fetishisation. We've seen the ascension of a privileged class of...

Lind House win and some losses

A quick post today to acknowledge the great win for MCM heritage in Melbourne by the adding of Anatol Kagan's Lind House to the Victorian Heritage Register. This was due to the City of Glen Eira not taking a previous Heritage Victoria recommendation to not...

Heroes and Villains

Our post the other day reporting the demolition of an Iwanoff designed home in Perth touched a nerve with those WA Modernist Australians who emphatically decry such vandalism. Fair play to you, we know its #notallperth. And let it be said that across this...

Iwanoff destroyed

We cast a wide net on MA with some listings clearly on a higher plain of architectural merit and build quality than others. One such home which we prized as being on this higher side and indeed on par, we think, with the early forays of Boyd and Seidler...

Big Night Out – Let’s Talk MCM Heritage Panel with MA!

Image: Buchanan House, by Wolfgang Sievers, Pictures Collection State Library of Victoria.   The Australian Heritage Festival, brought about by the National Trust in conjunction with interested organisations from across the entire continent is on the...

Design week @ The ICI Building

Weee! Melbourne Design Week is almost here and with it comes a brain singeing list of events, tours and talks - all ready to provoke and please the soul. We could spend hours combing over the joy catalogued in the daily calendar, from chats about...