Sydney Talks | Mad about Modernism at Rose Seidler House

Mad About Modernism is a day-long series of talks and tours celebrating all aspects of modernism. On the day, enjoy self-guided tours of Rose Seidler House, experience internationally acclaimed artist, James Gulliver Hancock illustrating house objects or relax with a coffee in the grounds of one of the finest examples of mid-20th century modern domestic architecture … read more…

Maytone Avenue group (nr.4) | 1948 | NSW

Maytone Avenue group (nr.4) design: Sydney Ancher location: Killara, Sydney – Australia other/former name: Staff Cottages type: Housing/Houses date of completion: 1948 address: 4 Maytone Avenue, Killara gps: 33º 45′ 23.4” S/151º 9′ 57.96” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia

Maytone Avenue Group (nr.3) | 1945 | NSW

Maytone Avenue Group (nr.3) design: Sydney Ancher location: Killara – Australia other/former name: Staff Cottages type: Housing date of completion: 1945 address: 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara gps: 33º 45′ 24.12” S/151º 9′ 57.6” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia

Glass House (Lucas House) | 1957 | NSW

Glass House design: Bill Lucas, Ruth Lucas location: Sydney – Australia other/former name: Lucas House type: Housing date of completion: 1957 listing/protection: National Trust of Australia NSW Register Proposed for listing on the State Heritage Register current use: House address: 80 The Bulwark Castlecrag 2068 gps 33º 48′ 6.12” S/151º 13′ 10.56” E Submitted by: … read more…

Hillman House | 1948-9 | NSW

  Hillman House design: Henry Epstein (1909-1968) location: Roseville – Australia type: Housing date of commission: 1948 date of completion: 1949 listing/protection: Willoughby Local Environmental Plan RAIA NSW Chapter: Register of 20th Century Buildings of significance current use: House current condition: Altered, 1996 address: 40 Findlay Avenue, Roseville NSW 2069 gps: 33º 47′ 22.92” S/151º … read more…

Demountable Classrooms | 1966 | NSW

Demountable Classrooms design: Ted Edward Farmer (NSW Government Architect) location: Manly – Australia and various locations in NSW other/former name: Divisible Mobile Classrooms first erected at Kingsgrove North High School type: Education (Primary & Secondary School modular, prefabricated, transportable classrooms) date of commission: 1966 listing/protection: none address: North Head 2095, Manly gps: 33º 48′ 44.64” … read more…

Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion | 1939 | NSW

Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion design: Eric W. Andrew, E.A. Winsome H., Sydney Ancher location: Manly – Australia type: Recreation date of completion: 1939 listing/protection: RAIA Register 1979 Local Environmental Plan Heritage Schedules current use: Not extant current condition: Demolished, 1990 address: South Steyne award: Sulman Medal for Architecture gps: 33º 47′ 54.96” S/151º 17′ 20.4” … read more…

Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) | 1937-38 | NSW

photo source: State Library of NSW Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) current name: Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) design: Lipson & Kaad location: Sydney – Australia type: Commerce date of commission: 1937 date of completion: 1938 address: 46-48 Riley Street, Woollomooloo gps: 33º 52′ 25.32” S/151º 12′ 56.88” E

AMP Building | 1962 | NSW

current name: AMP Building design: Peddle Thorp & Walker location: Sydney – Australia type: Commercial date of completion: 1962 address: 33 Alfred Street gps: 33º 51′ 42.48” S/151º 12′ 41.76” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia Heritage: NSW State Heritage Register  Statement of significance: The AMP Building adjacent to … read more…

Great Southern Stand at MCG | 1992 | Vic

Great Southern Stand design: Kevin Borland, Daryl Jackson location: Melbourne – Australia other/former name: Great Southern Stand Melbourne Cricket Ground type: Recreation / Sport date of commission: 1989 date of completion: 1992 listing/protection: Register of the National Estate current use: Grandstand address: Brunton Avenue gps: 37º 49′ 18.48” S/144º 59′ 3.48” E Submitted by: Noni … read more…

The Architectural Review launches New into Old Awards

The Architectural Review: New into Old Awards A special issue of the Architectural Review, December-January 2017/18, will feature buildings which have had their life extended by the insertion of new uses rather than demolition and replacement. Architects will be invited to submit recent work of this nature; the best will be published, with awards made to projects … read more…

Swedish Prefabricated Houses Mosman | 1951 | NSW

Swedish Prefabricated Houses Mosman design: A.B. Anderson (Sydney Branch Office of the Commonwealth Department of Works and Housing) location: Mosman – Australia other/former name Navy cottages type Housing date of completion 1951 listing/protection Mosman Local Environmental Plan current use Disused current condition Neglected, 2004 address Middle Head Road (near Cobbittee Street) (5 houses);7 Commonwealth Avenue … read more…