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Docomomo Australia News - July 2015

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© Michael Nicholson Architect-designed house For Sale: 9 Stuart Crescent, Blakehurst, Sydney NSW 2221. Thurlow House by Harry Seidler & Associates. See inside at www.modernhouse.co

Seidler's Thurlow House (NSW) on Sale

This 1952 house by architect Harry Seidler, AC OBE is part of the important collection of early houses by one of Australia’s great architects. Research indicates Thurlow House as being number sixteen of eighteen houses completed by Harry Seidler within the first five years of his coming to Australia. Built on a waterfront site sloping down to the Georges River, in …

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Melbourne 1960s Peter Hooks/Ellis Stones House on Sale

Still in the hands of original family, this is a simple but beautiful house in a secluded, peaceful garden setting. The house was designed by Melbourne architect Peter Hooks and built in 1965. Its natural timber exterior is vertically fixed Californian Redwood inspired by the forests of giant Sequoia sempervirens and the modernist architecture of 1950s California. It nestles into …

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Docomomo Victoria Slide Night and Meeting / July 15

Please join us to see some pics from recent travels to Modern sites and buildings of interest. Speakers include Marika Neustupny, Nigel Lewis, David Brand and Fooi-Ling Khoo, and Hannah Lewi talking about buildings in Italy, Japan and other surprises. We will also hold our Docomomo Victoria informal meeting. All members and interested friends of Docomomo very welcome. Drinks and nibbles with …

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Melbourne FILM: Barbicania


About Barbicania

Directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, Barbicania is a feature length film capturing a month-long immersion in the life of London’s Barbican Centre and Estate.

Join Bêka and Lemoine as they meet a diverse range of people who live and work in the Barbican. Conceived as a series of diaristic vignettes, Barbicaniainvites you to discover the personalities, lifestyle and architectural landscapes that make the Barbican so special. With fantastic stories from those who experience the Barbican on an everyday basis: such as Neil who tends to the plants and fish in the Barbican Centre’s conservatory; Paolo who talks about having the ‘magic key’; and Camilla who delves into the Barbican psyche.

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Open House Melbourne 2015

The I.C.I. House (now Orica House), was in the Open House list of visitable buildings in 2014. ph. Wolfgang Sievers, 1958.

On the weekend of 25 and 26 July 2015, over 100 buildings will open their doors for free for you to experience good design and architecture across the city. There will also be a full range of free events, tours, workshops and exhibitions for you to enjoy. The full building list will be announced on 1 July. There is no ballot this year. Nearly all buildings open on the weekend are open access and self-guided, but a small number of buildings have pre-booked tours. Bookings open on Wednesday 8 July at 10am until booked out, limited to 2 places per person per tour. These tours always book out, so please check on the website before you plan to visit these building. Please sign up to our newsletter to receive updates and announcements. #curiocity

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NGV Modernist events July: NGV planning drawings and Talk on Finnish Design

ph: Wolfgang Sievers, 1968 (source: NLV) July 25th: Open House Melbourne: Building Histories – Architectural Plans and Designs of the NGV Join the behind-the-scenes to discover the rich archives of the NGV’s Shaw Research Library with an examination of drawings, ephemera and archival material that tells the story of the architecture and planning of the NGV in St Kilda Road. …

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Publication: Brisbane Art Deco - Stories of our Built Heritage

Modern cities such as Brisbane embraced Art Deco style in its architecture as it swept the world during the interwar period. From inner city landmarks such as the striking McWhirters department store to the streamlined Archerfield Airport administration building, Brisbane has a significant range of intriguing and beautiful Art Deco buildings. The publication documents and celebrates a selection of favourite residential and …

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INT-News / Recreating the Brutalist Playground

The Brutalist Playground 10 June TO 16 August 2015 AT RIBA, 66 PORTLAND PLACE, LONDON Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. The Brutalist Playground is a new commission by Turner Prize nominees Assemble and artist Simon Terrill, exploring post-war design for play. Occupying the entire Architecture Gallery at RIBA, it encourages visitors to look at the materiality and visual language …

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Richard Rogers calls for architects to help save "exceptional" Robin Hood Gardens

INT-News / Modernist Preservation

Architect Richard Rogers has urged the architectural community to support the preservation of the Brutalist Robin Hood Gardens estate, which he has described as post-war Britain's most important social housing development. More » (De Zeen Magazin) Scottish studio Page\Park Architects has won a bid to restore the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed Glasgow School of Art building, which was devastated by fire last summer. More » …

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INT-NEWS - Award restoration: Viipuri Library by Alvar Aalto,

Awarded restoration of the Viipuri Library by Alvar Aalto, Vyborg, Russia, 1927-1935 Best restoration of the year 2013 of the Art Newspaper Russia. World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Price 2014. Europa Nostra Award 2015 / Conservation. This library building, a masterpiece of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), is located in Vyborg, Russia. It was built during the time of …

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(L) G. Thiriet, Empreinte du Modulor dans le béton. (R) J. Ac, Empreinte du Modulor dans le béton, Unité d’habitation, Nantes, Rezé © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015

INT-NEWS / The Measure of Man: Le Corbusier in Paris

(L) G. Thiriet, Empreinte du Modulor dans le béton. (R) J. Ac, Empreinte du Modulor dans le béton, Unité d’habitation, Nantes, Rezé © FLC, ADAGP, Paris 2015

Le Corbusier | The measures of man

Centre Pompidou, Paris -  to 3 August 2015, from 11h00 to 21h00

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