Modernist Australia: Building a Modernist Community. Via Australian Modern

A great piece on Modernist Australia and their part in preserving midcentury Australian homes.

Both Modernist Australia and Australian Modern are great sources of information and web sites that I check in on regularly.

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The Kelly House 1, Bellevue Hill, 1956. Photo Max Dupain.

After a long hiatus it’s great to see those tireless supporters of modernist architecture, and all round good guys, Modernist Australia
back on the mid-century scene with a new website and even more fantastic listings of modernist homes for sale across Australia.

For those not familiar with Modernist Australia, the site has played an important role in building awareness of modernist architecture, whilst featuring profiles of modernist homes currently for sale across Australia. From beach shacks to iconic architect designed homes, the Modernist Australia team are dedicated to preserving mid-century Australian architecture.

The new site also features an archive where you can check out some of the incredible homes that have been and gone; some thankfully saved by enthusiasts whilst others are unfortunately too often demolished to make way for new builds.

I am reminded of a 1950’s wall lamp…

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3 thoughts on “Modernist Australia: Building a Modernist Community. Via Australian Modern

  1. BTW, Grass Trees & Butterfly Chairs is a brilliant blog. Landscaping plays an important role in the overall design of many MCM homes and it’s great to get advice and well researched info from an expert in the field.


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