Posts Tagged: architecture

Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

The NSW Land and Environment Court ruled the Government’s decision to keep Sydney’s iconic brutalist style Sirius building off the heritage list was invalid. Heritage items may be costly to maintain, but that does not justify leaving them off the register! Click here to learn more from ABC’s Phillipa McDonald and Paige Cockburn about the Court’s […]

Taking Away the Years

The existing house was a 1920s bungalow extended towards the rear sometime in the 1960s. With impressive harbour views and a northerly orientation to the street-front and a wonderful garden and existing pool to the rear, the challenge for the architects was to achieve both sun and privacy.   The building is said to have had sentimental […]

An Ode to Suburbia

The original house, a charming modest 1950s bungalow, is not unlike a number of brick suburban houses located in Sydney. It is important that we recognise how effectively these houses can be updated to avoid the tendency to demolish. Furthermore, the reuse of the existing built form, and recycling of existing building materials is the […]

The Junk Map

The Junk Map is an online directory of Australian businesses that offer quality used, recycled or upcycled goods for your home. The project, started in Melbourne and is Victoria based, but they are slowly building momentum in other states.         For those of you who don’t know this already, ‘upcycling’, also known as […]

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel located in Chippendale Sydney comprises two restored heritage-listed buildings: the Clare Hotel – a lovely old Art Deco pub – and the Carlton & United Breweries former administration building. According to Sydney Living Museums the former was built between 1939-1941 by Sidney Warden and the Administration building between 1910 and 1930 […]

Primus Hotel, Sydney

The former Sydney Water building in Pitt Street has reopened as Primus, a five star hotel.      The heritage listed Art Deco building, built in 1939, was designed by Nicholas Mackey and Henry Budden – who also designed the David Jones Elizabeth Street building- and was one of the last buildings completed before the […]

Slim Aarons’ Books

          MHM loves Slim Aarons’ books such as Poolside with Slim Aarons and Slim Aarons by Slim Aarons.    From the boulevards of Hollywood to the beaches of Italy, and ski resorts of Europe of the 1950’s, 60’s, and 70’s, Aarons chronicled the good life. It is said he made a […]

Stockbroker Tudor

Kennedy Nolan Architects were asked to renovate this 1920s Tudor Revival style house in Hawthorn Victoria.  It was not heritage listed but the architect quickly dismissed the suggestion of demolishing it.  Every part of the house was reworked and a new pavilion was added to the rear.   The renovation, undertaken in 2008, captures the spirit of […]

Full of Grace

This magnificent house is located in Hawthorn, Victoria and was constructed in 1857.                                                                                     […]

Dennis Severs’ House, London, UK

Dennis Severs’ House is not a museum but a private home that opens to the public as a time capsule to London’s past. This unique “art-installation” may not be for everyone but it will definitely be memorable .  Spitafields market, one of the finest surviving Victorian market halls in London, is a must-see, so  we recommend […]