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Docomomo Australia News - Nov. 2017

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Join Docomomo Australia for 2018

Help us by joining Docomomo Australia

  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 to be recognised as a …

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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,

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 to the Call for Papers. About …

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Sydney Open / 4 and 5 November 2017

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 taking you behind the scenes. …

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11/12 November: Open House Perth

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 Studio OPENING TIMES: Saturday 11th …

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Building at Risk: Victorian Planning Minister overrules Heritage Call to protect the old Boiler House

Building at Risk: Victorian Planning Minister overrules Heritage Call to protect the old Boiler House

Photo: Daniel Pockett 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 in The …

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Building at Risk: NSW Heritage Minister denies heritage protection to Sirius Building

Building at Risk: NSW Heritage Minister denies heritage protection to Sirius Building

Image: Katherine Lu 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 the state …

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Talk | Perth / Why Archives Matter / 10 November

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 and Director of the Architecture …

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International | Detmold Conference Week 2017: RMB Conference / 23rd-24th November 2017, Detmold, Germany

International | Detmold Conference Week 2017: RMB Conference / 23rd-24th November 2017, Detmold, Germany

Detmold Conference Week 2017: RMB Conference 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 or adjust easily to change; this can …

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Building at risk / Russia: The wrecking ball swings at Moscow – a photo essay

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 convulsions: plumes of dust fill …

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Docomomo Photo Prize – Fall 2017

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 the Documentation and Conservation (DoCo) …

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International - Old Docomomo Bulletins from France and Italy now available online

International - Old Docomomo Bulletins from France and Italy now available online

Docomomo France and Docomomo Italy have made freely available the old newsletters previously only available to members. http://www.docomomo.fr/actualite/201710/bulletin-docomomo-france-1997-2001  

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Boyd Foundation and KFive + Kinnarps: The Boyd Collection

Boyd Foundation and KFive + Kinnarps: The Boyd Collection

A collection of furniture designed by Robin Boyd for his Walsh Street home and Domain Park apartments. Sofa, dining table, coffee table and a chair, now produced commercially and available for the first time. https://boydcollection.com.au/ A collection of Boyd’s very special Walsh Street furniture pieces is now exclusively produced and available to the market for the first time. Manufactured in Boyd’s home town of …

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Book / SOS Brutalism. A Global Survey

Book / SOS Brutalism. A Global Survey

  SOS Brutalism is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realised buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or beton brut (hence the term 'brutalism'), for their construction. Today, many of these always-controversial buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of reconstruction that often may change …

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Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney / Sydney Museum

Exhibition: The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney / Sydney Museum

Mansfield house, designed by Dr Henry Epstein. Max Dupain, 1959. Max Dupain and Associates Archive: 3422, State Library of NSW. Courtesy Epstein family. The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney Museum of Sydney Sat 22 Jul 2017 – Sun 26 Nov 2017 The Moderns: European Designers in Sydney at Museum of Sydney, explores a forgotten aspect of Australian modernism, highlighting the …

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