Join Docomomo Australia for 2018

  Join Docomomo Australia now to participate in the local and international effort to discover, document and conserve architectural and landscaped sites of the Modern Movement across the 20th Century in Australia and worldwide.   Without a strong core of financial members, Docomomo Australia cannot pursue and grow its documentation and advocacy work or continue … read more…

Docomomo Photo Prize – Fall 2017

Docomomo Photo Prize – Fall 2017 Megastructures, 1st October – 30th November 2017 DATE: 1/10/2017 Docomomo Photo Prize #docomomophotoprize #fall2017 #megastructures CALL Docomomo Photo Prize is an international photograph competition promoted by Docomomo International that will take place every season according to a specific theme, through Instagram. DoCoMoMo International is a non-profit organization dedicated to … read more…

Brisbane Open House / 7 and 8 October

7/8 October 2017 Brisbane Open House is a free public festival that celebrates Brisbane’s architecture and offers behind-the-scenes access to buildings across the city The list of accessible Heritage Buildings: http://brisbaneopenhouse.com.au/boh2017-buildings Download PDF Program

Adelaide FAD / The Role of Heritage in our “Future Cities” – investigating methods of recording and engaging

The Role of Heritage in our “Future Cities” – investigating methods of recording and engaging Exhibition and panel discussion Organisation University of South Australia Venue ODASA, 28 Leigh St Speakers Daniel Bennett, Adelaide City Council; Dr Mandy Paul, Director Migration Museum; Dr Darren Peacock, CEO National Trust; Simon Carter, Grieve Gillett Andersen; Dr Julie Nichols, … read more…

Adelaide FAD / Exhibition: Dickson Platten Architects 1950-2000

Dickson Platten Architects Exhibition   This retrospective of Dickson Platten celebrates their achievements over 50 years in practice To plan and imagine a new city future where people, design and technology flourish, we need to contemplate our older and more-recent outputs in people-centric place-making. This exhibition on the work of Newell Platten and Robert Dickson … read more…

Adelaide / Modernist Tour: Deepacres Open House / 7 and 8 October

Deepacres Open House – Past housing as a model for future housing Location Deepacres Apartments 287 Melbourne Street North Adelaide, SA 5006 View Map   Description Designed by the renowned Jack Hobbs McConnell, the heritage-listed Deepacres in Melbourne Street is one of Adelaide’s most historically significant apartment blocks. As part of celebrations for its 75th … read more…

Sydney Open / 4 and 5 November 2017

On 4 and 5 November, Sydney Open invites the curious and intrepid to see inside the heritage treasures that trace the city’s beginnings and the architectural wonders that are shaping its present and future. On Saturday 4 November, explore some of Sydney’s most in-demand spaces and buildings, old and new, with our expert-led Focus Tours … read more…

Film screening: Estate, a Reverie / Architects for Peace

What comes to mind when you think of a public housing estate? Have you ever visited one? Have you been inside? Have you spoken to a resident? Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie gives a voice to the residents of Haggerston Estate in the lead up to its demolition. There are stories of happiness, … read more…

Boyd Foundation and KFive + Kinnarps: The Boyd Collection

A collection of furniture designed by Robin Boyd for his Walsh Street home and Domain Park apartments. Sofa, dining table, coffee table and a chair, now produced commercially and available for the first time. https://boydcollection.com.au/ A collection of Boyd’s very special Walsh Street furniture pieces is now exclusively produced and available to the market for the first time. Manufactured … read more…

Book / SOS Brutalism. A Global Survey

  SOS Brutalism is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realised buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or beton brut (hence the term ‘brutalism’), for their construction. Today, many of these always-controversial buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of … read more…

Exhibition / Sydney | Harry Seidler: art & architecture

Harry Seidler: art & architecture Coinciding with our modernist season, Harry Seidler: Art & Architecture – an exhibition developed by SLM and Museum of Sydney supporting partner Grosvenor Place – opens in early September at Grosvenor Place on George Street. More than any other architect, Harry Seidler AC OBE (1923–2006) is known for designing modern … read more…

Melbourne | Vermont Park Open Day / Sept. 24

The Robin Boyd Foundation is delighted to announce our upcoming Vermont Park Open Day  Sunday 24th September 2017 10am – 4pm   Built in 1977, Vermont Park was Merchant Builders largest scale development with 43 houses set on a 9.5 acre site, offering a new model for housing in Australia.  Many of the advantages of cluster housing can be … read more…

Icomos/Docomomo Talk: Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University

AUSTRALIA ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA / NSW CHAPTER AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SYDNEY TOURS & TALKS THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University The notion of cultural landscape is well recognised for its ability to enable discussion about non- physical, intangible values. Planning principles are intangibles critical to … read more…

Exhibition: Marion Hall Best: Interiors and Collection / Museum of Sydney

Marion Hall Best: Interiors Sydney Living Museums announces a colourful, dynamic new exhibition celebrating the career of one of the first independent and most influential Australian interior designers – Marion Hall Best: Interiors opening on 5 August at the Museum of Sydney. This exhibition is part of Sydney Living Museums’ larger A Modernist Season throughout … read more…

Intnl news: ‘Keeping it modern’ The Getty Foundation Grant for the Flaminio Stadium of Nervi

“The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles has awarded, under the International Financing Program “Keeping it Modern”, a $ 180,000 grant to develop a conservation plan for the Flaminio Stadium Of Rome by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi. The choice of the Getty Foundation rewards a proposal presented in March 2017 from the Department of Structural … read more…

Sydney Talk | The Green Bans – 40 years on: where does the profession stand today? / Sept 19th

The Green Bans – 40 years on: where does the profession stand today? Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Tusculum 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM AEST Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different today. The efforts of campaigners like Jack Mundey bought about lasting political and legal reform to protect the heritage of many … read more…

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 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…