Town Hall, Horsham (Autumn 2011)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

ADMS has been working with a group of Horsham residents objecting to the redevelopment of Horsham’s wonderful Town Hall and auditorium (designed by Charles ‘Nev’ Hollinshed in 1939), which would have resulted in the demolition of the auditorium. A recent hearing at VCAT resulted in the permit for demolition being overturned. This is a significant victory for preservation in Victoria …

Snelleman (“Coil”) House, East Ivanhoe (Autumn 2011)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

One of the reasons for the decision made last year by ADMS to change its name to include Modernism was to act as advocates for the preservation of significant post-WWII buildings. A major force in Melbourne’s architectural circles in the 1950s (and ever since!) was Peter McIntyre. In 1953 he designed a house for the Snelleman family in the riverside …

Penfold’s Building, former Cable Tram Building, cnr Victoria Pde & Brunswick St, Fitzroy (Summer 2010)

Digital Innovations Lost Buildings, Preservation, Victoria

In 2008/09, ADMS was engaged in a long battle to preserve a former cable-car engine house that had been given a Moderne makeover in 1936 when it was converted to the headquarters of Penfolds Wines in Victoria. Eventually VCAT issued a demolition permit and the building was finally demolished in December 2009. It highlights the difficulty of preserving buildings that …

Enniskillen, Canterbury (Summer 2010)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

ADMS recently supported a group of Canterbury residents and Boroondara Council in their battle against a proposal to dramatically extend Enniskillen, a large, L-shaped house in Tudor Revival style (1925) by the prominent architect Arthur Plaisted. In November, the Victorian Civil & Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) accepted our arguments that the proposed extension would destroy much of the historic fabric and …

Collingwood TAFE, (former Collingwood Technical College), Johnston St, Collingwood (October 2010)

Digital Innovations Preservation, Victoria

The Victorian State Government recently announced an additional $10 million (bringing their total contribution to $13 million) to assist┬áCircus Oz┬áto relocate from their Port Melbourne base to the old Collingwood TAFE building at 241 Johnston St. Lovell Chen Architects and Heritage Consultants have been appointed as architects for the works required. Circus Oz hope to their new home opened by …