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Docomomo Australia News - November 2016

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Melbourne / Merchant Builders Open Day

Melbourne / Merchant Builders Open Day

The late 60s heralded a growing idealism and national awareness in Australia. After a period of conservatism, there was a sense that it was time for change. There was an emerging awareness of the importance of the built environment, the quality of design and liveability of cities and suburbs. Inspired by a vision to reform suburban housing, Merchant Builders was …

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Melbourne / Anschel Kew House by Kagan on sale

Melbourne / Anschel Kew House by Kagan on sale

The Anshel Residence in Kew design by Anatol Kagan is on sale http://www.domain.com.au/8-carnsworth-avenue-kew-vic-3101-2013174268   The Anschel Residence by Anatol Kagan(1953-4) "German-born Klaus Anschel engaged Kagan to design a house in Stadley Park in 1953 . The outcome of Anschel's commission proved to be one of Kagan most celebrated early houses" (Simon Reeves, The Nine Lives of Anatol Kagan, 66-71) gentle-modernist-p66 …

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Renew your Docomomo Australia Membership to receive the Docomomo Magazine in 2017

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Join Docomomo Australia in 2017, Membership subscriptions are open The list of Subscribers to the International Member Card 2017 will have to be communicated to DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL in Early January 2017 DOCOMOMO International members will receive the DOCOMOMO Journals, published in collaboration with experts in the Modern Movement from all over the world, the monthly DOCOMOMO’S newsletter and a reduced …

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International / Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank (1929-30)

International / Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank (1929-30)

Under Threat: Villa Beer by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach, Vienna, Austria, 1929-30 The working party DOCOMOMO Austria and the Austrian Society for Architecture (Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Architektur ÖGFA) wish to raise awareness for the serious endangerment of the iconic piece of architecture VILLA BEER(Wenzgasse 12, 1130 Vienna/Austria) by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach. This monument of the European and …

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Sydney / Tour of the Reader’s Digest Building with arch. John James

Sydney / Tour of the Reader’s Digest Building with arch. John James

Reader's Digest Building by John James. Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM AEDT Join us for a lunchtime tour of the iconic Reader's Digest Building in Surry Hills with architect John James. Built 1965–1967 the Reader’s Digest Building has great importance in the context of post World War II commercial architecture because of its distinctive aesthetic expression …

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Perth Open House: November 12-13

Perth Open House: November 12-13

Open House Perth  Explore great WA design  Open House Perth 2016 this November 12-13. Want to feel like a tourist in your own home town? Open House Perth opens up great spaces to the public, completely for free.  Join us on November 12/13 to help celebrate great local design. We are now in our fifth year and more excited than …

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