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Survey of Post-War Built Heritage in Victoria

posted 08.12 in resources.

“This comprehensive study 2008 study by Heritage Alliance, Melbourne, identifies built places across Victoria from the post-war period that were considered to be of potential heritage significance.” This page contains many PDF...

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RMIT Design Archives Journal

posted 08.12 in resources.

“The RMIT Design Archives Journal is published twice a year from 2011.” The journal, available in PDF format, has occasional issues dedicated to 20th Century Melbourne architectural history.

Total sellout

posted 08.12 in news.

Word on the street (and the AFR) is that Total House has been sold to Riichard Gu and the AXF Group, for $40M. Word is also that it was marketed as a city development site. Quelle horreur. Here’s the sliced version of the article at...

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What House Is That?

posted 09.11 in resources.

“What house is that? is an exploration of the social and architectural history of Victoria’s housing styles. From our earliest Victorian cottages through to the light filled, open plan houses of the Modern era, we look at the houses...

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John likes squares

posted 07.11 in news.

University of Melbourne students of architecture made this oddball piece in 1965. There are probably a few familiar faces floating through it. The short contains appearances by the brand new architecture building (soon to be demolished), an unfenced...

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Brisbane Modern

posted 06.11 in resources.

“A new independent publication exploring mid 20th Century design, art, architecture and furniture in Brisbane.” Some images from past issues can be viewed on the website.

10 Murray crunch time

posted 05.11 in news.

Here’s a link to ABC 730 Tasmania’s video coverage last Friday of the 10 Murray St debate in Hobart – all coming to a head in the supreme court today and tomorrow.

Robin Boyd: Australian Ugliness

posted 04.11 in resources.

A 2010 panel speaking on Boyd’s book at Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. Karen Burns, Michael Heyward, Gideon Haigh, and Brenda Niall. Brenda Niall: “Architecture was something the [Boyd] family understood. It was...

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10 Murray goes supreme?

posted 03.11 in news.

Having had their appeal to the planning court rejected, the Save 10 Murray team are gearing up to take it to the Supreme Court. This requires them to have $30,000 available in the event that they lose. Please consider pledging something here, but...

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10 Murray appeal rejected

posted 02.11 in news.

The appeal by the Save 10 Murray group against Hobart’s Parliament Square redevelopment has been rejected by the Resources Management and Planning Appeals Tribunal. The group appealed the Sullivan Cove Waterfront Authority and Tasmanian...

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Parliament Square - a year of it

posted 01.11 in news.

On the day before the night before Christmas, the latest episode in a year of courtroom tussling over a key site in Hobart. At the Supreme Court of Tasmania’s last session of the year, Justice Wood upheld an appeal against the Appeals...

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KCMODERN

posted 01.10 in resources.

Lively mid-century blog from Kansas, U.S. with lots of original photos of lucky finds.

Modernist Australia

posted 12.09 in resources.

“It is time for action. We welcome all designers, architects, homeowners and hunters, artists, purveyors of mid-century ephemera, and most importantly anyone who simply appreciates this era and Modernist design and who would like to know...

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The '60s is now a long time ago

posted 10.09 in news.

CENTURY PLAZA – MINORU YAMASAKI 1966, L.A. – TO BE DEMOLISHED Christopher Hawthorne writes in the LA Times that the Los Angeles Conservancy is now battling to save architecture from the 1960s. They even have a new website devoted to...

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