Inside the Collection

houses

Don’t renovate, detonate!

June 3, 2011

Charles Pickett
You might have seen in Saturday’s Sydney Morning Herald a piece about the Knock Down Rebuild (KDR) phenomenon. Across Sydney’s middle-ring suburbs – from Strathfield to Granville, Earlwood to Hurstville, Manly to Avalon - old timber, fibro and brick cottages are being purchased for ‘land value’, demolished and replaced with new homes.

The Fibro frontier

December 14, 2010

Charles Pickett
The NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour has just released a report about asbestos and its terrible legacy. According to the report asbestos-related disease will soon be killing more people in Australia than car and traffic accidents.

Collecting Buildings

January 6, 2010

Charles Pickett
Framing our private and public worlds, the designed environment is too big a subject to ignore. The Powerhouse collection has plenty of of design drawings, models and photographs, but it also has many of parts of buildings.