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Sirius demolition one step closer as state government declines to grant

The controversial Sirius building on the edge of the Rocks came a step closer to demolition after the NSW government again declined to grant the brutalist former social-housing block heritage status and protection from redevelopment. NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Read More

Cox Architecture reveals designs to transform Pentridge Prison into a hotel

MHM are huge supporters of well designed adaptive reuse, however, we imagine this one would not be an easy conversion. Click here to read more about the project at ARCHITECTUREAU.

CFMEU puts 'green ban' over endangered Sirius building

No matter what your thoughts are on the Sirius building, it needs to be recognised that the state government's plan to ignore advice from its own Heritage Council to list the building, as the land is worth too much money, Read More

NSW Heritage Council 'disappointed' in Sirius building's impending destruction

The NSW State Government has decided to reject a unanimous recommendation by the NSW Heritage Council to list The Rocks' Sirius building on the state's heritage register - a decision that means the building will almost certainly be demolished.  We are 'disappointed' Read More

The Block buys art deco factory for contestants’ next challenge

According to the Domain, the reality television series The Block has purchased a heritage listed art deco building in Port Melbourne for their next challenge.  The building, formerly the headquarters of the Symex soap factory, is to be adapted into residential Read More

2015 National Architecture Awards

On November 6 the winners of the 2015 National Architecture Awards were revealed by the Australian Institute of Architects at an awards ceremony in Brisbane. A total of 42 projects shared the 46 honours offered by the AIA Read More

Parramatta Female Factory Precinct to be assessed for National Heritage List

The Parramatta Female Factory, located int he grounds of Cumberland Hospital, North Paramatta, is a highly significant historical space; a Francis Greenway building and our oldest surviving convict women’s site.  It is said that one in five Australians are Read More

Sydney Harbour Control Tower at Barangaroo to be demolished

Saving our industrial heritage is difficult.  While don't always agree with this view, we understand that the general public often consider these items to be eyesores.  Any decision to retain them as heritage items can become especially complicated when they are located Read More

Sydney developer Bill Gertos fined after illegally demolishing heritage building

ABC's Janelle Wells reports  on the New South Wales Land Environment Court's decision to impose fines worth a quarter of a million dollars for the illegal demolition of a heritage building in Sydney.  The court concluded that a Read More

Treasurer Joe Hockey announces forced sale of Point Piper mansion Villa

Lucy Macken and Philip Wen report on the forced sale of a Sydney mansion which Treasurer Joe Hockey says was purchased by a Hong Kong business in breach of foreign investment rules.  The $39 million Villa del Mare property at Point Read More

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