Posts Tagged: heritage

Amanyangyun, Shanghai, China

Amanyangyun is the fourth Aman Hotel in China and the first located The Hotel opened on 8 January 2018 following a 15-year conservation initiative involving the relocation of a forest and the reconstruction of a historic village. In Fuzhou in the province of Jiangxi, 700km from Shanghai, construction of a new reservoir had threatened the […]

The Barn

The smaller the building often the more difficult is to achieve a sympathetic renovation. Any new addition or material changes are not easy to hide and are at risk of dominating the original building.  This example is an old horse stable built c1842, approximately 62 square metres in size, located in Hobart, Tasmania. It has […]

Sextantio, Abruzzo, Italy

  The hotel Saxtantio is located in the mountain region of Abruzo, a two hour drive north east of Rome.  A quarter of the fortified medieval village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio has been transformed into this unique hotel. The reception, restaurant and 29 guest rooms are located within the town’s existing medieval cottages.   […]

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 […]

Eye Candy

At MHM we are increasingly being asked how owners can successfully re-design and extend the typical double and triple fronted brick houses. These suburban beauties, often with subtle art deco elements, require thoughtful and simple respectful designs to truly celebrate their unique style.   This design by Melbourne based architects WoodWoodWard Architecture does great things […]

Breeze Blocked

A 1950s red-brick home in Sydney’s suburban lower north shore has been upgraded with an all-white extension, a series of breeze-block-screened, uncovered outdoor rooms, designed by architecture firm Architect Prineas. The existing house was solid and well-built but perhaps a little dark, the changes while discrete appear transformative.                     […]

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 […]

Playing With Fire

This is a great example of a renovation of a civic building for residential use. While these opportunities do not come up very often, but when they do, it is important to get the details right so their heritage is not forgotten.   Wynnum Fire Station is a heritage-listed former fire station located in the […]