The legacy of Robin Boyd

Who was he? The name, Robin Boyd, should be known to every Australian architect. He was a Melbourne architect prominent in the postwar era, but many decades ahead of his time. He was a proponent of an environmentally sensitive and locally specific adaptation of modernism, a teacher, a writer, an ambassador for the profession, and... Continue Reading →

The heritage B-list

What is it? A recent article in the Saturday Age by Julie Szego on the proposed demolition of Ampol House, "Stripping the glitter from architecture's 'golden' oldies", offers an insightful observation into the nature of heritage and the planning policies that protect it. Ampol House, a kooky old gasoline company headquarters on the corners of... Continue Reading →

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