In the News

'Between a rock and a hard place': calls to save nationally

The issue with preserving our modernist architecture is tied up in the dichotomy between longevity and innovation.  Can our accepted conservation rules be applied to these buildings particularity with respect to material conservation? Can authentic fabric be conserved Read More

'Irreplaceable' but ignored: the unique Sydney architectural gems under threat

The Guardian's Stephanie Convery writes about how the Victorian Romanesque style Globe Theatre constructed in 1914 and its 1923 neighbour Dudley House, located on Sydney's George Street are at risk of being demolished to extend a hotel. Both have been Read More

Winning design for new parramatta powerhouse museum revealed

It just keeps happening as governments make decisions without broad community support. MHM supports good new contemporary design when it does not require the demolition of state heritage listed properties. It is just wrong. A new museum established to celebrate Read More

A throwaway city of junk buildings leading architect slams nsw over

Please read this article by Peter Thallis a leading architect and City of Sydney councillor . We know people care, but they are often just not aware of what is going on. There is the misunderstanding in the Read More

Sirius demolition one step closer as state government declines to grant

The controversial Sirius building on the edge of the Rocks came a step closer to demolition after the NSW government again declined to grant the brutalist former social-housing block heritage status and protection from redevelopment. NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Read More

Cox Architecture reveals designs to transform Pentridge Prison into a hotel

MHM are huge supporters of well designed adaptive reuse, however, we imagine this one would not be an easy conversion. Click here to read more about the project at ARCHITECTUREAU.

CFMEU puts 'green ban' over endangered Sirius building

No matter what your thoughts are on the Sirius building, it needs to be recognised that the state government's plan to ignore advice from its own Heritage Council to list the building, as the land is worth too much money, Read More

NSW Heritage Council 'disappointed' in Sirius building's impending destruction

The NSW State Government has decided to reject a unanimous recommendation by the NSW Heritage Council to list The Rocks' Sirius building on the state's heritage register - a decision that means the building will almost certainly be demolished.  We are 'disappointed' Read More

The Block buys art deco factory for contestants’ next challenge

According to the Domain, the reality television series The Block has purchased a heritage listed art deco building in Port Melbourne for their next challenge.  The building, formerly the headquarters of the Symex soap factory, is to be adapted into residential Read More

2015 National Architecture Awards

On November 6 the winners of the 2015 National Architecture Awards were revealed by the Australian Institute of Architects at an awards ceremony in Brisbane. A total of 42 projects shared the 46 honours offered by the AIA Read More