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Last Minute Shop Shop – MA Style.

Last Minute Shop Shop – MA Style.

Five days, counting down and still that special person in your life has remained elusive in the gift department. Or maybe upon a years reflection you feel you deserve a little something for holding staunch against the slings and arrows? Or maybe just...

And Now, Some Good News

And Now, Some Good News

We always love a little feedback from those buyers out there who have managed to snap up the listed gems MA is dedicated to saving. As times get tiring and bad news abounds here are a few nuggets of joy and jealously for you all as 2019 quickly draws in....

‘Corbould House’  – What’s Going On?

‘Corbould House’ – What’s Going On?

A particular building has been brought to our attention and refuses to leave our heads so we feel it's our Modernist Australian duty to bring it to yours. The subject: 'Corbould House', Surfers Paradise, (c.1958) an architectural waterfront wonder which...

‘Built Perth’ A New Book on The Shelves.

‘Built Perth’ A New Book on The Shelves.

In the recent tradition of local, illustrated architecture street guides comes a new offering from WA and the first in the forthcoming series. 'Built Perth' by Tom McKendrick and Elliot Langdon is a satchel sized, hardcover publication containing gorgeous...

‘Weight House’ (not being) demolished without notice……

‘Weight House’ (not being) demolished without notice……

Today (based on some intel from locals) we were very concerned this elegant and historic (and protected) home was about to be surreptitiously demolished. Based on Melbourne's recent history of such, it is not an unnatural fear for any MCM tragics to jump...

Modernist Australia X Garage Sale Trail

Modernist Australia X Garage Sale Trail

We interrupt regular programming this morning to get behind one of the great recent events in the national calander: Garage Sale Trail. We hold no doubt that many of you (as we do) come from a mindset of reusing, recycling and a steadfast rejection of...

Ash to Ashes – A Raymond Jones Demolished.

Ash to Ashes – A Raymond Jones Demolished.

A depressing dispatch from WA this week as Modernist Australian, Kristy, took a semi-regular mosey along North Beach, Perth, to take in one of her favorite slices of Modernist architecture  'Ash House' (c.1957) only to reel in horror that it has been...

Introducing the Modernist Australia Rolodex!

Introducing the Modernist Australia Rolodex!

After many years in the pipeline, today we launch the Modernist Australia Rolodex!For a long time we have received weekly requests seeking help in MCM sympathetic renovation and building, Concurrently we have noticed a lack of spaces for you to find...

Open House Melbourne – MA picks

Open House Melbourne – MA picks

Melbournians! Open House bears down like a runaway train and the city is ready to show her hidden treaures and frilly architectural undergarments to a curious throng. Here's a tiny sampler of the choicest Modernst Australian-infused picks (though we'd be...

Skippy’s Home Sweet Home

Skippy’s Home Sweet Home

Photo by Brett Patman at Lost CollectiveA building block of our cultural psyche, the illusory Waratah Park and its super Modern headquarters which had been lying idle, slowly being reclaimed by Duffeys Forest forest, has caught a break this week. Otherwise...

Hospo Inspo

Hospo Inspo

Every couple of years or so, amid endless residential offerings online we chance upon something more substantial, a specifically more commercial proposal than a domestic one in the form of a classic Mid-Century motel. The recognition and romance of the...

Iwanoff captured – an exhibition.

Iwanoff captured – an exhibition.

Perth Modernists this month is yours, for as well as being able to peruse a current Iwan Iwanoff residence on the market in Menora, accomplished architectural photographer Jack Lovel is holding a celluloid celebration of the man and his works, opening on...

The Flip n’ Fail

The Flip n’ Fail

Every so often we allow ourselves the indulgence of savaging the current state of Mid-Century homes and the obsession of mass-class renovation within this 'flip' market. While sellers' aspirations may now be forced to move down a gear (who ever knows the...

A Boyd night out

A Boyd night out

Ever wanted to pop into Boyd's legendary home in Walsh St? Perhaps wanted to say hi to us? Well tomorrow night you can do both as we venture into the weeds of 'Midcentury Modernism in a Post Ironic World' - the third instalment of the Boyd Foundation's...

The art of Australian Modernist suburbia

The art of Australian Modernist suburbia

With the rise of Mid-Century Modernist architecture in the wider cultural gaze of Australia and our recent past, it comes as no surprise to see a dovetailing ascent of such buildings as the subject in Australian fine art. The results show up in the...

A warm welcome to AGA!

A warm welcome to AGA!

You may have noticed a new image pop up on our site in recent days and it's with warm salutations we welcome Architects Group Australia aboard the good ship MA. This Melbourne based organisation is a collective of registered architects offering services...

Robin Boyd – A Centenary of Design

Robin Boyd – A Centenary of Design

It would be very remiss of us to not remind you all about the entire year of celebratory events the Robin Boyd Foundation has locked and loaded in for 2019. In celebration and homage for Australian architecture's largest luminaries, in what would be his...

More runs on the board!

More runs on the board!

We'd like at this juncture to give a shout out to all those MCM home purchasers out there who spotted their new beloved on Modernist Australia and had the conviction, passion and (in some cases finance) to take it all the way. We love hearing your tales...

Canberra Modern is back!

Canberra Modern is back!

The closest we get to Palm Spring Modernism Week, in terms of celebrating our own MCM heritage en masse with plenty of home tours, guest speakers and cocktail mixers to loosen our learned minds - Canberra Modern - is back! Starting next week (13th April -...

The Paganin House phoenix on ABC TV.

The Paganin House phoenix on ABC TV.

Everyone's favourite architect 'bout town, Stuart Harrison, walks onto the box tomorrow night in a triumphant return of ABC's Restoration Australia. Triumphant because he'll be profiling the remarkable rebuild of Iwan Iwanoff's masterpiece - Paganin House...