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Docomomo Australia News - Nov. 17/2

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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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TALK / Dr Scott Robertson: Docomomo & Conservation of the Modern / 21 Nov

TALK / Dr Scott Robertson: Docomomo & Conservation of the Modern / 21 Nov

Dr Scott Robertson: Docomomo & Conservation of the Modern / Tuesdays at Tusculum Image: Sanatorium Zonnestraal by Jan Duiker (1926), courtesy of Bierman Henket Architecten. Bierman Henket Architecten and Wessel de Jonge Architecten were awarded the 2010 World Monuments Fund/ Knoll Modernism Prize for their restoration of the building. Dr Scott Robertson, the President of Docomomo Australia and the winner …

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Robin Boyd and the 'House Of Ideas' at 290 Walsh Street, Melbourne

Robin Boyd and the 'House Of Ideas' at 290 Walsh Street, Melbourne

Following the exhibition success of Merchant Builders: Towards an archive (2015) and 'Fooks: The House Talks Back' (2016), this year, Melbourne School of Design's Critical and Curatorial Practices in Design explores the works of Robin Boyd, culminating in the 'House Of Ideas' exhibition to be held at 290 Walsh Street. The 'House of Ideas' is an invitation to travel through and …

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Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2) Modern Southeast Asia

Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2) Modern Southeast Asia

Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2) Modern Southeast Asia EDITORIAL Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia "Following the challenges traced by the mASEANa Project (2015-2020), with the collaboration of docomomo International, the aim of this DJ is to discuss the Modern Movement in the Southeast Asian countries , addressing the course of the built environment and architectural development of each country, through …

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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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Save the APM Power House

Save the APM Power House

Photo: Daniel Pockett Well it can't really be saved now, but the point of my petition is to show there is some love for it out there, that ugliness isnt a criteria for refusing listing, and the Minister shouldn't intervene like this. I have started a petition, which sends him an email, and an FB page, so if youre interested, …

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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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Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies

Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies

Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies EDITORIAL Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America "As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebrations of his 130th anniversary, this issue of the docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort to establish a philosophical foundation …

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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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