Registration open for 2018 Docomomo International Conference

Registration and fees Authors must register before 31st January. The early fee deadline for attendees is 30th March 2018. We are looking forward to see you in the Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia, between 28th and 31st August 2018! More info: http://www.docomomo2018.si TO REGISTER CLICK:  Online registration http://www.docomomo2018.si/index.php/registration-and-fees   Registration for the conference will be open on December 15th 2017 at … read more…

At Risk: Buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, Luigi Moretti

Demolition Threat: Lockridge Medical Clinic Building by Frank Lloyd Wright, Whitefish, Montana, USA, 1958-1963 “Frank Lloyd Wright´s Lockridge Medical Clinic Building in Whitefish, Montana, is set to be demolished—unless a buyer comes forward with $1.7 million by January 11. And if no one fronts the money, this will be the architect´s first complete and intact building … read more…

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation, UWA

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation, School of Design, UWA In 2018, the four units of this course will be available 75% online for lectures and tutorials, with the remainder as intensive sitework components face-to-face at scheduled times. This is provided as an option for those who may be disadvantaged by distance or work time commitments. … read more…

Conference: Aldo Rossi, Perspective from the World

Conference Aldo Rossi. Perspectives From the World POLITECNICO DI MILANO, AUIC School June 11, 2018 – June 13, 2018 Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano will organize an exhibition and a Call for papersfor the Conference ALDO ROSSI. PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WORLD dedicated to the Milanese master, who studied and taught at the … read more…

Books / An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65 by Geoffrey London, Philip Goad and Conrad Hamann Architect-designed houses of the period 1950-65 proposed an innovative response to the social, economic and climatic conditions of post-war Australia. At the same time they embraced the aesthetic, technological and egalitarian aspirations of modern architecture. An Unfinished Experiment in … read more…

Blogs / Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism by Thomas Ryan

Photography is an important part of the process of documenting and preserving modernist architecture in Australia. Photographers play a key role in exploring and documenting sites and buildings that have yet to be mapped and are often unknown. Docomomo Australia is keen to host and promote photographers that are working in sharing the images of … read more…

Draft Sirius Sit SSP SEPP closing 16 Feb

Read the full Draft at the NSW Department of Planning and Policies The NSW Government is investigating future opportunities for 36 – 50 Cumberland Street, The Rocks (Sirius site). The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) has prepared zoning, height and Gross Floor Area controls to the site in advance of a sale process … read more…

Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity by Mauro Baracco & Louise Wright / Dec 12

FULLY BOOKED. Mauro and Louise will discuss their recently published book, where a selection of 22 projects by Robin Boyd are documented comprehensively for the first time. Tuesday December 12th, 2017 6.30 – 8.30pm Robin Boyd advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to … read more…

Iconic Houses Network Conference, May 2018 (USA)

Conference: Iconic Houses Network Conference 2018 15th-18th May 2018, Dolce Norwalk, CT, USA “The Iconic Houses Network will hold its bi-annual international conference in Norwalk, CT, in the New Canaan area. Supported by lead sponsor American Express, the conference is retracing the root taken by Modernism on the East Coast of the USA when it … read more…

Uncovering Canberra’s modernist soul | Darren Bradley

This video features Auslan (Australian Sign Language) interpretation. In this talk, Darren Bradley uses photographic images to challenge the way we see our built environment, and questions whether we’re losing important elements of our city’s history in our haste for growth and progress. This talk is, as much as anything else, about learning how to … read more…

Vincent Scully, architecture historian, dies at 97

(from New York Times, By RICHARD B. WOODWARD, DEC. 1, 2017) Vincent Scully, the Yale art historian whose lectures inspired students for more than 60 years and whose writings on architecture had a decisive influence on its practice in the last half of the 20th century, died on Thursday night at his home in Lynchburg, Va. He … read more…

Conference / Call for papers – Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now / Brisbane May 2018

Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now University of Queensland, Brisbane 17-18 May 2018 Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century … read more…

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications open

Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions – applications open After 10 years of European funding, 350 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to 20 January 2018. This international course on the conservation of heritage structures was the … read more…

TALK / Dr Scott Robertson: Docomomo & Conservation of the Modern / 21 Nov

Dr Scott Robertson: Docomomo & Conservation of the Modern / Tuesdays at Tusculum Bierman Henket Architecten and Wessel de Jonge Architecten were awarded the 2010 World Monuments Fund/ Knoll Modernism Prize for their restoration of the building. Dr Scott Robertson, the President of Docomomo Australia and the winner of the 2017 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal, … read more…

Robin Boyd and the ‘House Of Ideas’ at 290 Walsh Street, Melbourne

Following the exhibition success of Merchant Builders: Towards an archive (2015) and ‘Fooks: The House Talks Back’ (2016), this year, Melbourne School of Design’s Critical and Curatorial Practices in Design explores the works of Robin Boyd, culminating in the ‘House Of Ideas’ exhibition to be held at 290 Walsh Street. The ‘House of Ideas’ is an … read more…

Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2) Modern Southeast Asia

Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2) Modern Southeast Asia EDITORIAL Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia “Following the challenges traced by the mASEANa Project (2015-2020)[1], with the collaboration of docomomo International, the aim of this DJ is to discuss the Modern Movement in the Southeast Asian countries [Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam], addressing the … read more…

Call for Papers Results: 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change 20-28 August 2018,

Call for Papers Results: 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change 20-28 August 2018, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia Docomomo International is pleased to announce the results of the Call for Papers for the 15th International Docomomo Conference – Metamorphosis. The Continuity of Change, that will take place between 20th and 28th August 2018, at Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Docomomo International had an excellent response … read more…

Save the APM Power House

Well it can’t really be saved now, but the point of my petition is to show there is some love for it out there, that ugliness isnt a criteria for refusing listing, and the Minister shouldn’t intervene like this. I have started a petition, which sends him an email, and an FB page, so if … read more…