Radio National: The beautiful beast of brutalism

Glenn Harper appeared on ABC RN this morning with Cassie McCullagh. Glenn and Cassie discuss the concepts behind Brutalism, and it’s history in Australia. “Brutalist architecture is somewhat out of vogue these days – with many example being demolished to meet the insatiable demand to build residential apartment buildings. But should many of these buildings be[…]

Daily Telegraph: Legal challenge to save the Sirius

The Daily Telegraph journalist, Sarah Keoghan, today covered our campaign to legally challenge the Governments decision to not list Sirius on the State Heritage Register. “SUPPORTERS of the Sirius building in The Rocks have raised over $25,000 in a week for a legal challenge against demolishing the iconic apartments. They have also accused the government of[…]

ArchitectureAU: A most Sirius matter

Architect Glenn Harper has written an important piece on Sirius for ArchitectureAU; “The Sirius apartment building is a rare and intact example of late Brutalist architecture in Australia as applied to social housing. And as a significant example of cultural heritage, it doesn’t get any better than this.” “In Speakman’s media release, there is a level of[…]

Dezeen

Dezeen has published an article about Sirius today; “New South Wales officials have rejected recommendations to heritage list the Sirius apartment building – leaving one of Sydney’s only examples of Brutalist architecture at risk of demolition. The government’s environment and heritage minister Mark Speakman announced the decision to ignore the advice of preservation bodies. The refusal[…]