Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Dear Docomomo Australia member, Despite submissions we and others such as the National Trust and the Australian Institute of Architects have made to the University of New England and to the NSW Heritage Council, the Heritage Council refused to list the college on the State Heritage Register (because the University was not supportive of retaining … read more…

National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

On February 2nd, in a Media Release, the National Trust has condemned the decision of the University of New England to demolish the State Significant, Michael Dysart designed Robb College. Download the Media Release of the National Trust (pdf) Access Robb College page in the National Trust Web Site with the Statement of Significance, the … read more…

Sydney | Tusculum Talk: Philip Cox on Tocal College / Feb 20th

Presented with Docomomo Australia and Australia ICOMOS Philip Cox will discuss building the CB Alexander Campus of Tocal College, Patterson, NSW on part of the original Tocal Homestead Property, illustrated with the original film of 1964 and 1965, Building Tocal. Tocal College – CB Alexander Campus or ‘Tocal’ as it is often referred to – is an exemplary … read more…

Docomomo Australia Submission regarding the Draft Sirius Site SSP SEPP

Docomomo Australia, the Australian branch of Docomomo International (currently headquartered in Lisbon and charged with identifying, documenting and conserving buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) makes the following submission to the New South Wales Government regarding the Draft Sirius Site SSP SEPP on exhibition until 16 February 2018. Not an SEPP It is … read more…

Int. Exhibition: SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters!

Exhibition: SOS Brutalism Save the Concrete Monsters! 8th November 2017 – 2nd April 2018, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, Germany “The DAM is presenting the first-ever global survey of the Brutalist architecture of the 1950s to 1970s. The term Brutalism does not originate from the word “brutal”, but rather “béton brut”—the French term for exposed concrete. Brutalist … read more…

Conference: SAH 71st Annual International Conference

Society of Architectural Historians 71st Annual International Conference April 18–22, 2018 | Saint Paul, Minnesota Early registration ends at 11:59 pm CST on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. Registration for events and tours opens to the public on February 21, 201 “The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April … read more…

New Docomomo Partner Institution: Architectuul

New Docomomo Partner Institution: Architectuul Architectuul, Berlin, Germany Docomomo International is happy to inform that we have signed a partnership protocol with Architectuul. This agreement intends to establish the terms for a cooperation and exchange relationship between the signing parties, so that both institutions can benefit from programs and projects, within their areas of activity. More … read more…

Sirius Building | 1975/1980 | NSW

View of Sirius Building, 2014, photo: Noni Boyd  Sirius Building Architects: NSW Housing Commission (Project architect: Tao Gofers) type Housing date of commission 1975 date of completion 1980 address 2-32 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW Submitted by Noni Boyd download Full MiniFiche (pdf, 6.8 mb) with supplementary images.   Sirius Building Mini Fiche (Text): 1.1 … read more…

SOS Brutalism A Global Survey is available from Published Art in Sydney

Using the hashtag #SOSBritalism, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt on the Main and the Wustenrot Foundation participate in this campaign, and have developed a vast collaborative research project. The result of this research to date is a global survey of brutalist architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, presented in … read more…

Launch: Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies

Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies Launching Feb 20th 2018 in Chicago. EDITORIAL Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America “As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebrations of his 130th anniversary, this issue of the docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz … read more…

New Docomomo Partner Institution: Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft

New Docomomo Partner Institution: Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft, Cologne, Germany Docomomo International is happy to inform that Docomomo members are now free of charge in the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft to: . Use the archives for research purposes . Attend all the events in the Ungers Archiv für Architekturwissenschaft . Book toursAbout Archiv für … read more…

AIA Victoria / Understanding Heritage in a Contemporary City – March 13th

Understanding Heritage in a Contemporary City Part 1: Tuesday 13 March 12.00pm- 2.00pm Part 2: Wednesday 21 March 12.00pm- 2.00pm   Event Details Heritage buildings and sites are an important part of our built environment and landscape. When adaptive reuse is done well it contributes to the surroundings and complements the contemporary use for which it has … read more…

Blogs: Boyd’s Walkley Residence in Adelaide by Darren Bradley

Darren Bradley’s architectural photography site “Modernist Architecture” features some rarely seen Australian modernist houses. Robin Boyd’s Walkley Residence in Adelaide was nicely photographed by Bradley in 1995. Here are some of the shots with the owner Jane Walkley. The full page on Walkely Residence: http://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/2015/04/walkley-residence-robin-boyd-in-adelaide.html Darren Bradley’ Modernist Blog: http://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/ For more information on Robin Boyd … read more…

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…

International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember

International Colloquium: Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember 8th-9th May 2019. Leuven, Belgium “In 2018, in order to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the City of Leuven and the University of Leuven are organising the international colloquium ‘Revival after the Great War: Repair, Rebuild, Remember’. On … read more…

Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology

Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology Maarten Van Den Driessche (ed.), Mercatorfonds, November 2017 “Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology, edited by Maarten Van Den Driessche and published by Mercatorfonds, will be out on 20 November 2017. Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology is a rich overview of the oeuvre of the practice from … read more…

Conference: Bauhaus in Greece – The Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture

Conference: Bauhaus and Greece The Idea of Synthesis in Art and Architecture 30th May-1st June 2019, Athens, Greece For the 100th anniversary of the foundation of Bauhaus, the Athens School of Fine Arts and the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart are organising an international conference titled ‘Bauhaus in Greece’. The conference will take place … 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…