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Docomomo Australia News - September 2016

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Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future - Docomomo International Conference: Lisbon 1-12 September

Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future - Docomomo International Conference: Lisbon 1-12 September

14th International docomomo Conference ADAPTIVE REUSE. The Modern Movement Towards the Future Lisbon, Portugal, 1-12 September 2016 Website: www.docomomo2016.comTHEME In pursuit of the mission of docomomo, as updated in the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, the theme of the 14thInternational docomomo Conference will be Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future: The aim is to promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, to …

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ph: Craig Hayman

Save Our Sirius - Share the Crowdfunding action to defend the Sirius apartments!

Docomomo Australia is republishing the appeal of the Save Our Sirius Foundation and invite you to share the action https://www.startsomegood.com/SaveOurSirius   Dear Friends of Carterwilliamson Architects,  You may have read recently the NSW Minister for Heritage decision not to list Sirius on the State Heritage Register. This decision goes against the unanimous expert opinion of the Heritage Council. I believe …

(ph: Craig Hayman)

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At Risk - Sydney : Sirius Building

At Risk - Sydney : Sirius Building

In Danger of demolition: Sirius Building "Sirius was designed by Theo (Tao) Gofers in 1975 for the Housing Commission. Sited beside the southern approaches to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it looks out to Circular Quay and the Opera House. The original plans for the development included a commercial block to the south of the main residential block, but only the larger residential block …

(ph: Craig Hayman) 

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Sydney / Talk: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism (6 Sept)

Sydney / Talk: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism (6 Sept)

Tuesdays @ Tusculum: Lets Get Sirius – Sydney Brutalism Tuesday 6 September, 6.30pm Are the beautiful beasts of brutalism enjoying a second summer? Or not, as recent decisions surrounding the fate of the Sirius Apartments - one of Sydney's most iconic brutalist buildings - show that architecture of this period is still much misunderstood. Join us to …

(Ph: John Jovic) 

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At risk: former Yuncken Freeman Office, King Street

At risk: former Yuncken Freeman Office, King Street

Note: Docomomo Australia - Victoria will be making a submission objecting the development and any members who would like to do so individually should write to the Melbourne City Council. Objection | Yuncken Freeman Office, King Street One of Melbourne’s best, but least known, heritage listed modernist gems, on King Street opposite the …

(ph: Wolfgang Sievers (1970), courtesy State Library Victoria) 

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Film/Melbourne | House Love Night

Film/Melbourne | House Love Night and Local Legends

24 August House Love Night and and 22 September Local Legends Surprise - House Love Night: 6 Documentaries on Modernist Houses   In Residence: Fernando Romero 2014, Nowness House Tour, Dir. Matthew Donaldson, 3:18mins. The architect opens up his modernist family home located in the heart of the capital city, and discusses his philosophy on the important things in life. The villa was originally designed in 1955 by Mexican architect Francisco Artigas. Source: Nowness.com …

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New pictures: Michael Tuck GrandStand and Toorak-South Yarra Library

New pictures: Michael Tuck GrandStand and Toorak-South Yarra Library

more at  Register Record: Michael Tuck GrandStand, Hawthorn   More at Register Record: Toorak-South Yarra Library

(ph: Federico Passi)

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Foreign Exhibit.: Modernist America in Julius Shulman's photos

Foreign Exhibit.: Modernist America in Julius Shulman's photos

Machines for living: modernist American architecture in Photographer Julius Shulman's  pictures see the gallery on the Guardian

(ph: Julius Shulman)

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