The Design Files

If you’re a design-loving local reader, you’ve probably heard about Sydney’s iconic Sirius Building in recent weeks. Designed by Tao Gofers for the NSW Housing Department in 1978/79, this Brutalist edifice is one of Sydney’s most distinctive buildings.

A recent decision by the NSW Government has left Sirius without a heritage listing. The intention is to sell the site, and demolish the building for a new private housing development. Thankfully, there are a bunch of people campaigning very hard to try and avert this imminent cultural catastrophe.

In today’s enlightening story, our architecture columnist Stuart Harrison explains the significance of Sirius, and why it’s worth protecting.

Read the full article at: http://thedesignfiles.net/2016/09/are-you-sirius/

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