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…

Talk | Perth / Why Archives Matter / 10 November

WHY ARCHIVES MATTER Architectural archives include drawings, photographs and other material used in the design and construction process. This talk and panel discussion looks at why architects should keep good quality archives of their own and how existing records can be used in design. Speakers: Dr Christine GarnautAssociate Research Professor of Planning and Architectural History … read more…

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

Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies 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 Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort … read more…

Join Docomomo Australia – to participate in the local and international effort to discover, document and conserve architectural and landscaped sites of the Modern Movement

  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…