Open House Melbourne
Modern Melbourne... Photograph: Concrete House...Composed mostly of off-form concrete, Graeme Gunn's design emphases the raw structure and materiality of the building. ...
Modern Melbourne is a series of filmed interviews and rich archival material that documents the extraordinary lives and careers of some of our most important architects and designers including Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Daryl Jackson, Graeme Gunn, Phyllis Murphy and Allan Powell.
Melbourne’s modernist architects and designers are moving into the later stages of their careers. Their influence on the city is strong and the public appreciation of their early work is growing – they have made an indelible mark on Melbourne. Much of their mid-century modernist work and latter projects are now represented on the Victorian Heritage Register.
Many of the Modern Melbourne subjects enjoyed a working relationship and a friendship with Robin Boyd, the influential architect who championed the international modernist movement in Melbourne.
Isaac Douglas Hermann & Heather Arnold
Carlo Catani: An engineering star over Victoria... bridge, Catani’s selection of Monier’s patented reinforced concrete method, licensed to Carter & Gummow, over more costly masonry construction can be seen as one of several innovations that Catani willingly embraced. This was the first use ...
After more than forty-one years of public service that never ended with his retirement, through surveying and direct design, contracting, supervision, and collaborative approaches, perhaps more than any other single figure, Carlo Catani re-scaped not only parts of Melbourne, but extensive swathes of Victoria ‘from Portland to Mallacoota’, opening up swamplands to farming, bringing access to beauty spots, establishing new townships, and the roads to get us there.