Let’s not confuse this, the love and preservation of Modernist architecture should not be rooted in any kind of arbitrary, NIMBY, “we want to keep our backyards large while the city becomes obese”, type kneejerk. No, Modernism at its very conception was purely good design for good living and this extends to civic planning. Far too often the dire need for metro centres to have a limit drawn around them and in-fill with appropriate medium density housing is pushed back or ignored, with cries of ‘housing crisis’ or some other red herring rezoning the outer plains to infinity. Medium density living, lets face it, is the only way many cities can survive in this new century and is a classically difficult concept for Australians, in particular, to come to grips with. That said, what what we need to dovetail with this direction in housing stock is design-led development. The endless, cheaply made, poorly designed ‘townhouses’ and ‘apartments’ which are filling up our ‘burbs, can not be considered a long view remedy. They are merely wealth creation schemes for self styled developers, we all know this. But there slowly are changes afoot and if we could adopt some of the more overlooked, 40 year old examples of such housing we’d be doing things much smarter. This complex which we’ve showcased before is a warm yet refreshing example of what is achievable and as such we can be certain it will be snapped up quick smart.