Talk / China’s 20th Century Architecture and Heritage

                                                                                       China’s 20th Century Architecture Mr. Jin Lei, Consultant of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Vice-President and Secretary General of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage, Chief Editor of China Architectural Heritage, Architectural Reviews and Architectural Photography will discuss ‘The status of China’s 20th century architectural heritage’ Dr. … read more…

Roy Grounds Ramsey House open day / April 28

Ramsey House was designed in 1937 by Roy Grounds for his future wife Betty Ramsay. It is a seminal house in the evolution of Australian and Victorian modernism, having a significant influence on Robin Boyd and other architects of the period. Nestled into the cliff above Ranelagh Beach in Mt Eliza on the historic Ranelagh … read more…

18th Docomomo Australia Annual General Meeting

Dear All We invite you to attend the 18th Docomomo Australia Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 at 70A Blues Point Road, North Sydney, NSW at 12 noon. Attached are the following Documents: Notice for the 18th AGM to be held in 2019 for the 2018 financial year Form of … read more…

From US / Modernist Sites Top Endangered List

Republished from Docomomo US / author: Michele Racioppi Although long overlooked, in recent years threats to sites of Modern heritage have been getting more attention. Just in the past month, they topped two “most endangered” historic sites lists in Oklahoma and Chicago. Preservation Chicago’s 7 Most Endagered list led with the spaceship-like Thompson Center, which has … read more…

Dado Film / The Disappearance of Robin Hood + Off Season / April 16

The Disappearance of Robin Hood / Off Season Join DADo for a night all about heritage with the Australian premier of two films that delve into the legacy and memory of two buildings in the wake of imminent destruction, one that encapsulates the London Brutalist movement, and one the Soviet Sanatorium typology. The Disappearance of … read more…

Book Launch: Architecture and the Modern Hospital / April 11

  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s foremost architectural experts and historians: Professor Julie Willis, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne Professor Philip Goad, ABP Chair of Architecture and the 2019/20 Harvard Chair in Australian Studies, The University of Melbourne Dr. Cameron Logan, … read more…

BE—150 Dean’s Lecture – Beatriz Colomina: X-Ray Architecture / April 30

Join us at the Melbourne School of Design for the first BE—150 Dean’s lecture, where Beatriz Colomina explores the impact of medical discourse and imaging technologies on the formation, representation and reception of twentieth-century architecture. She challenges the normal understanding of modern architecture by proposing that it was shaped by the dominant medical obsession of … read more…

Canberra Modern’s Events: 13/14 April

BUS TOUR: Iconic Bus Shelters of Canberra with Trevor Dickinson Saturday 13 April – 10am – 12pm.  Join artist Trevor Dickinson on a bus tour of Canberra’s iconic bus shelters – be prepared for some pop-up activities at some stops and some special guests along the way. BOOK NOW ================================== TALK/EXHIBITION: Australian Odyssey: Marion Hall … read more…

Architecture Museum: Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times by Alison McDougall

David O’Loughlin, Convenor: Art Deco and Modernism Society (SA Chapter), launched the Architecture Museum’s 9th publication in the Architecture Museum Monograph Series on Thursday 30th August, at the City of Holdfast Bay Council Chambers. Titled Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times and written by Alison McDougall, the monograph was produced as a collaboration between … read more…

Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place

Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place Date: 23 March / 21 July 2019 Location: Heide II Curator/s: Kendrah Morgan An ancient rock shelter in remote Arnhem Land decorated with complex x-ray figures and naturalistic animals is one of a number of extraordinary Indigenous sites featured in this exhibition of work by acclaimed Melbourne photographer John … read more…

Canberra’s Modern: top 20 Mid (& Late) Century Buildings

Why Canberra Modern? Canberra is a young city with a rich architectural legacy. With major boom periods in the 1920s and again from the 1950s-1980s – the architectural aesthetic of the city is eclectic, but deliberately cohesive. The mid-late twentieth century period of development in Canberra, specifically during the National Capital Development Commission’s (NCDC) oversight … read more…

Int. Exhibition: A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture

Exhibition: A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture 25th January – 19th May 2019, Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia The Museum of Estonian Architecture, in Tallinn, is presenting the exhibition “A room of one´s own: Feminist questions about architecture”. A room and money of her own – these are two prerequisites for … read more…

Int. building at Risk: Miyakonojo Civic Hall, Japan, 1966

Under Threat: Miyakonojo Civic Hall by Kiyonori Kikutake, Miyakonojo, Japan, 1966 Docomomo International has been alerted to the current threat the former Miyakonojo Civic Hall, in Miyakonojo, faces. Designed by Japanese architect Kiyonori Kikutake and built in 1966, the Miyakonojo Civic Hall is a particular representation of the Metabolism Movement and its principals, envisioning structures … read more…

Publication: bauhaus journal 1926–1931 facsimile edition

Publication: bauhaus journal 1926–1931 facsimile edition Edited by Lars Müller in collaboration with Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung, Berlin To mark the centennial of the Bauhaus, Lars Müller Publishers issues reprints of some of the more outstanding publications in the Bauhaus program, in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin. One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, … read more…

Talk / National Study on Indigenous Places

NATIONAL STUDY ON INDIGENOUS PLACES Presentation by Prof Hilary du Cros EG Whitlam Visiting Research Fellow at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University The Whitlam Government (1972-1975) was deeply concerned about Indigenous Affairs and Cultural Heritage. The crucial issue investigated was whether the dismantling of Whitlam initiatives, active up until 2004 – the Australian … read more…

At Risk / France: Sign the Petition: Maison du Peuple of Clichy by Jean Prouvé, Eugène Beaudouin, Marcel Lods and Vladimir Bodiansky, Clichy, France, 1935-1939

Last year docomomo International has raised awareness about the endangered status of Maison de Peuple in Clichy, France, which is threatened by the planned construction of a 96 meter tower in the back of the building. The Association Quartier Maison du Peuple has started a petition addressed to the French Minister of Culture, Mr. Franck Riester, opposing the project … read more…

Robin Boyd Walsh Street Tours – February and March

Walsh Street Tours Experience Walsh Street ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the … read more…

Sydney Ancher’s 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara on sale

Designed and lived in by architect Sydney Ancher, in 1948, number 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara, is for sale by  Savills Residential Sales. The property is one of three that form an enclave of modern case-study houses, which demonstrate how modern International Style architecture was adapted in Australia using the capacities of local post-war construction. Auction Saturday … read more…

Film / Relicts of the Future – Melbourne Design Week

Relics of the Future Presented by Melbourne Design Week and Richard Sowada Relics of the Future is a documentary featuring internationally renowned photographer Toni Hafkenscheid, as he explores hidden stories behind iconic architectural structures once considered “Visions of the Future” from the 1960’s. This film is a fascinating and light-hearted look at the way we … read more…