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The New Modernist House at The KO Creative Studio: 8 May 2024

Alexander House

Join us for an evening with Patricia Callan, author of ‘The New Modernist House’, in conversation with José Rodriguez, director and principal architect of PLOT Architecture & Urbanism.

The intuitive design, sun-lit spaces and tranquil vibe of Modernist houses still have an enduring appeal today. But can these homes be updated for contemporary living while maintaining the integrity of the original architecture? The New Modernist House presents twenty-one mid-century homes respectfully restored and renewed for future generations to enjoy. Designs by some of the period’s heavyweights – including Anatol Kagan, Alistair Knox and Ernest Fooks – have been sensitively updated by today’s creative innovators.

Join Patricia and José as they discuss stories of the passionate homeowners, architects and collaborators who have given these homes new life, and practical considerations for those drawn to a Modernist dream house.

Author Patricia Callan is also the founder of Modernist Australia, an online archive of local Mid-Century architecture. She has appeared on ABC radio, The Design Files and Fairfax publications to champion Modernist architecture from a layperson’s perspective.

We will have copies of The New Modernist House available for purchasing and signing on the night.

Event Details: Wednesday 8 May, 6pm, The KO Creative Studio, Newtown.

Tickets: $30, includes wine and cheese. Purchase via The KO’s website here.

The New Modernist House


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