Posts Tagged: heritage

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Respectfully Austere

The extensive renovation of this modernist home remains sympathetic to the original design with much of the existing façade remaining unchanged, and only small increase to the building footprint. Hemlock diamond clad joinery adds bold texture and warmth to a refined and playful material palette. The addition of a below ground cellar and swimming pool […]

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Sunburst

Additions to Old English style houses can be tricky! But this example by Sydney-based architects Tribe Studio is one of our absolute favourites.  It beautifully captured all that is fabulous about this suburban 1930s style.                                         […]

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Art Redeco

This heritage listed house was built in 1949 in the Inter-War Functionalist style with references to European modernism and features of Art Deco. The significant features of this style of house are not always clearly understood nor appreciated.  For this reason, it is incredibly important that any renovation is driven by a skilled architect.   […]

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Fluent Spanish

This house is recognised by heritage practitioners as a strong sympathetic example of an addition to a domestic sized dwelling. The positive factors include the fact that the addition, located alongside with a lightweight connection, is of similar height to the existing building. The pitch of the new roof and the width of the walls […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]