Julie Matheson

CFP Business Specialist | Local Government Expert | Political Adviser

The Architect Ego

The Age printed an article titled “Architects bemoan ‘faux heritage'”.  Architects claim that a lack of contemporary design will worsen the latest planning rules put out for consultation in Victoria.

Mostly the article is complaining about the demise of contemporary design in favour of design elements from the past, the ones that make a suburb come alive with a welcoming feeling, easy on the eye and friendly appearance.

It would be fair to say that architects have had a go at design with their egos, and left us cold.  Contemporary design is uninviting, with masculine lines and sharp edges.  There is little that has that welcoming feeling or a warming and friendly appearance.

To read more about the moaning and groaning from architects, read the article here:  http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/architects-bemoan-imitation-heritage-20130707-2pk5c.html

To see a comparison between contemporary design and modern heritage see this photo collage here:  http://www.theage.com.au/photogallery/national/faux-heritage-v-contemporary-home-design-20130707-2pk2e.html


Modern heritage

Modern heritage


Contemporary design

Contemporary design


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This entry was posted on July 8, 2013 by in Planning, Residential, Town Centre and tagged , , , .
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