Melbourne Symposium / Haunting Memory and Place | Sept. 21-22

Thursday, 21 September 2017 – 9:00am to Friday, 22 September 2017 – 5:00pm Location: Melbourne School of Design, and other venues Haunting, Memory & Place: ACAHUCH Symposium, Melbourne School of Design, 21-22 September, 2017 About the Symposium We are haunted, we architects and historians; seeking knowledge in ephemeral traces and altered landscapes. We become intimately … read more…

Melbourne Lectures: the work of Romaldo Giurgola (Aug 21) Spanish Modernist Architecture (Aug 22)

The past as tool and material in the work of Romaldo Giurgola Where: Malaysian Theatre, Basement, MSD Building, University of Melbourne When: Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:00-2:00pm The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is hosting a lunchtime lecture by Professor Paolo Tombesi on the life … read more…

Melbourne Film / 13 Sept | BRIT BRUTE NIGHT: Saving Britain’s Past | The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate | Street’s in the sky

Check the Dado website for booking and further information. Film: Saving Britain’s Past – Streets in the sky – Park Hill 2010, Produced by BCB UK, 28mins One episode of the series charting the development of the conservation movement in Britain since the Second World War. Architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff visits the most controversial listed building in … read more…

Harry and Penelope Seidler House, 1967, NSW

Harry and Penelope Seidler House, 1967, NSW Design/Completion: 1966-1967 location: Killara, Sydney designed by: Harry & Penelope Seidler The building occupies a steep bushland site, sloping westwards to a creek. The building is approached from the road at the top and steps down from a cantilevered garage through four half levels which follow the slope … read more…

Sydney / Museum | Modernist Architecture Talks / Aug 27th

Australian Modernist Architecture – Sun 27 Aug, 10.30am Professor Philip Goad is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. He has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. Join him for a discussion on Australian Modernist Architecture. General entry to the Mad About Modernism day is included … read more…

Mad about Modernism: Tours and Talk about the Julian Rose House and the Donna and Brian Seidler House / Aug 27th

BRIAN SEIDLER WALKING HOUSE TOURS AND TALK to the new restoration of the 1950-54 Julian Rose House and to the Donna and Brian Seidler House 11am – 12.10pm Join us for an exclusive walking tour and talk with Donna and Brian Seidler (Executive Director of Master Builders Association of NSW). You will visit two of … read more…

Perth Film: The Destruction of Memory / Aug 17th

The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing. In Syria and … read more…

Sydney Icomos Talk : Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee / Aug. 17th

Conserving the Ross Island Huts and the work of ICOMOS’ International Polar Heritage Committee With Julian Bickersteth Julian Bickersteth is President of the International Polar Heritage Committee (IPHC), and managing director of International Conservation Services (ICS). Julian will provide a brief overview of the work being undertaken by IPHC members in polar regions before discussing … read more…

Publication: The Other Moderns: Sydney’s forgotten European design legacy / September 2017

The Other Moderns: Sydney’s forgotten European design legacy $49.99 Quantity Pre-Order your copy today, delivery September 2017 While Harry Seidler is one of Australia’s most famous architects, little is known of his European-born contemporaries. The Other Moderns uncovers the work of Sydney’s forgotten émigré architects, interior designers, and furniture makers working from the 1930s to 1960s, and … read more…

Publication: A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler

A Singular Vision: Harry Seidler Paperback $24.99 The power, passions and private life of the architect who shaped modern Australia. Harry Seidler was a key figure in international modern architecture and in the establishment of post-war modern design in Australia – he was the man who effectively shaped the look of modern, urban Australia. But … read more…

Melbourne Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes / 16 Aug.

Film: Notebook on Cities and Clothes 1989, Dir. Wim Wenders, 81 mins, English | Japanese | French with English subtitles. This “diary film” as Wenders called it, investigates the similarities of his craft, filmmaking and that of the Tokyo based fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto. In the early 1980s, he shocked and revolutionized the fashion world. Wenders shot … read more…

News: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

ABC: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid Those who have fought for the last four years to save Sydney’s iconic Sirius building are celebrating after a court ruled the Government’s decision to keep the building off the heritage list was invalid. The court has ordered the decision of … read more…

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 | The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible / August 19th

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible Saturday,  August 19th, Canberra Key note speaker : Prof Tim Winter, Deakin University Prof Winter will discuss “Heritage Diplomacy : the art of the possible” exploring the significant shifts occurring in the international heritage and conservation arena. Others speakers will present … read more…

Sydney Talk | Jean-Louis Cohen: Planning and designing Greater Paris in the 21st century / July 11

Jean-Louis Cohen: Planning and designing Greater Paris in the 21st century Tuesdays at Tusculum Eminent international architect and architectural historian Jean Louis Cohen joins us to discuss innovative new metropolitan strategies for the Paris region, including the ‘reinvention’ of several key sites across the city. Faced with the prospect of simply becoming a vast open … read more…

Publication: Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia: Outback Modernism

Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia: Outback Modernism Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineer, internationally renowned for his use of curving concrete forms, soaring arches and V- or Y-profiles. He was as a designer, entrepreneur, builder, experimenter, writer and educator. This catalogue localises Nervi’s Australian work and briefly outlines his collaborative contributions … read more…

Melbourne / Film | 19 July | Eastern Bloc: The Age of Kommunalk

19 July | EASTERN BLOC: The Age of Kommunalki https://robinboyd.org.au/dado/?p=1935 Film: The Age of Kommunalki 2013, Dir. Elena Alexandrova, Francesco Crivaro, 68 mins, Russian with subtitles. Beyond the beautiful evocative facades Saint Petersburg downtown, an unique world, unknown to most visitors, hides itself: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October … read more…

Open House Melb and Acmi: What would Jane Do? program and film

In partnership with ACMI and the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and in association with janewalks.org, Open House Melbourne will present a special program that examines the work of leading American urbanist and city activist, Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal … read more…

Former ACI House | 1937-38 | NSW

Former ACI House design: Stephenson & Turner, Arthur Baldwinson (1908-1968) location: Woolloomooloo Sydney – Australia other/former name: Hoskins Block type: Commerce date of commission: 1937 date of completion: 1938 address: William street Boomerang street gps: 33º 52′ 25.32” S/151º 12′ 51.48” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia