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The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism

The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism
The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism, Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde
Total House, one of the buildings at the center of the debacle. Image © Flickr CC User Rory Hyde

Melbourne newspapers are reporting on an argument breaking out over the preservation of the city's postwar modernist buildings, centering (as ever) on the dispute between their value as cultural heritage vs their 'ugliness' (you can see all the contested buildings in a neat graphic at The Age). While many are in favor of preservation, Alan Davies, in anarticle for Crikey, warns that the cultural benefit in protecting these buildings should always be weighed against the cost of preventing the developments that would have taken their place. Read the full article here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "The Question of Preserving Melbourne's Modernism" 16 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/485241/the-question-of-preserving-melbourne-s-modernism/> ISSN 0719-8884