Category Archives: Sydney Ancher

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Northbourne Housing Group

The Northbourne Housing Group was designed by Ancher, Mortlock and Murray for the National Capital Development Commission (NCDC) in 1959, with construction completed in 1962. The group was the first high (though now it would be regarded as medium) density public housing scheme commissioned by … Read More

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Sydney Ancher

Sydney Ancher (1904-1980) was a pioneer of the modern movement in Australia. Ancher’s houses and buildings were designed to adapt to the conditions of their Australian bushland sites. He made extensive use of open planning, pergolas and wide terraces, opening the interior of his white … Read More