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…

11/12 November: Open House Perth

1-556 Wellington Street OPENING TIMES: Saturday 11th November- 10am-3pm Sunday 12th November- 10am-3pm LEARN MORE 2- AGWA Botanical Urban Farm OPENING TIMES: Saturday 11th November- 10am-2pm LEARN MORE 3-Bell Tower OPENING TIMES: Sunday 12th November- 10am-4pm LEARN MORE 4-Bishop See Gardens OPENING TIMES: Saturday 11th November- 10am-2pm Sunday 12th November- 10am-2pm LEARN MORE 5-Brickworks Design … read more…

Building at Risk: Victorian Planning Minister overrules Heritage Call to protect the old Boiler House

For the first time in ten years the Planning Minister of Victoria has overruled a recommendation by the Victorian Heritage to preserve a building. The old Paper Mill House, listed in Docomomo Australia Buildings Register,  has been cleared for demolition making way for a $2 billion eco-development along the Yarra River. As Adam Carey reports … read more…

Building at Risk: NSW Heritage Minister denies heritage protection to Sirius Building

As reported by Linda Cheung in Architecture AU, “The NSW heritage minister Gabrielle Upton has decided not to heritage list the Sirius social housing complex designed by Tao Gofers. Her decision comes after her predecessor Mark Speakman, in August 2016, similarly rejected the unanimous advice of the NSW Heritage Council, which recommended the building be added to … read more…

International | Detmold Conference Week 2017 on ‘Resilience’ / 23rd-24th November 2017, Detmold, Germany

Detmold Conference Week 2017: RMB Conference on ‘Resilience’ 23rd-24th November 2017, Detmold, Germany Since the beginning of the 21st Century climate change and globalization have influenced the world and all societies tremendously and have also affected the way we are building. ‘Resilience’ describes the function and ability of buildings and their facades to recover from … read more…

Building at risk / Russia: The wrecking ball swings at Moscow – a photo essay

The wrecking ball swings at Moscow – a Guardian photo essay A mass demolition of Russia’s iconic Khrushchevka apartments (1950s) will leave 2 million people with no choice about their next home. So why did so many approve it? by Chris Leslie and Jonathan Charley (From Guardian.com) Moscow is enduring one of its periodic urban … read more…