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Docomomo Australia News February 2018

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Sydney | Tusculum Talk: Philip Cox on Tocal College / Feb 20th

Sydney | Talk: Philip Cox on Tocal College / Feb 20th

Tocal College, photo: Max Dupain Presented with Docomomo Australia and Australia ICOMOS Philip Cox will discuss building the CB Alexander Campus of Tocal College, Patterson, NSW on part of the original Tocal Homestead Property, illustrated with the original film of 1964 and 1965, Building Tocal. Tocal College – CB Alexander Campus or 'Tocal' as it is often referred to – is an exemplary …

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Docomomo Australia Submission regarding the Draft Sirius Site SSP SEPP

Docomomo Australia Submission regarding the Draft Sirius Site SSP SEPP

Sirius Building © JohnJovic.com Docomomo Australia, the Australian branch of Docomomo International (currently headquartered in Lisbon and charged with identifying, documenting and conserving buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) makes the following submission to the New South Wales Government regarding the Draft Sirius Site SSP SEPP on exhibition until 16 February 2018. Not an SEPP It is noted …

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Sirius Building | 1975/1980 | NSW

DA Fiche on Sirius Building (1975/1980)

View of Sirius Building, 2014, photo: Noni Boyd  Sirius Building Architects: NSW Housing Commission (Project architect: Tao Gofers) type Housing date of commission 1975 date of completion 1980 address 2-32 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW Submitted by Noni Boyd download Full MiniFiche (pdf, 6.8 mb) with supplementary images.   Sirius Building Mini Fiche (Text): 1.1 current name of building: Sirius …

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At Risk: Robb College by Michael Dysart expected to be demolished

At Risk: Robb College by Michael Dysart expected to be demolished

Robb College, Main Hall, 1965. Photo: Max Dupain.   As reported on NBN news, "After five years of consultation, the University of New England says it will proceed with the replacement of Robb College. It was closed in 2014, due to its age and has remained vacant ever since, while a heritage listing proposal was assessed. The New South Wales …

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Melbourne Symposium on Dubious Heritage, March 12th

Melbourne Symposium on Dubious Heritage, March 12th

Dubious Heritage Dates: Monday, 12 March 2018 - 11:30am to 6:30pm Location: Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design Join us for a day symposium to explore the questions around the retrospective value of Modernity. How can the unpleasant, the unkempt, the unloved and the unintended be accounted for as meaningful tangible and intangible evidence of the past, alongside more readily …

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SOS Brutalism A Global Survey is available from Published Art in Sydney

SOS Brutalism A Global Survey is available from Published Art in Sydney

Using the hashtag #SOSBritalism, the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM, German Museum of Architecture) in Frankfurt on the Main and the Wustenrot Foundation participate in this campaign, and have developed a vast collaborative research project. The result of this research to date is a global survey of brutalist architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, presented in an exhibition at DAM in …

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

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

Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1) The Heritage of Mies Launching Feb 20th 2018 in Chicago. 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 …

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Blogs: Boyd's Walkley Residence in Adelaide by Darren Bradley

Blogs: Boyd's Walkley Residence in Adelaide by Darren Bradley

Jane Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley Darren Bradley's architectural photography site "Modernist Architecture" features some rarely seen Australian modernist houses. Robin Boyd's Walkley Residence in Adelaide was nicely photographed by Bradley in 1995. Here are some of the shots with the owner Jane Walkley. The full page on Walkely Residence: http://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/2015/04/walkley-residence-robin-boyd-in-adelaide.html Darren Bradley' Modernist Blog: http://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/ For more information on Robin …

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Blogs / Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism by Thomas Ryan

Blogs / Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism by Thomas Ryan

Former Devonport Maternity Hospital, ph. Thomas Ryan Photography is an important part of the process of documenting and preserving modernist architecture in Australia. Photographers play a key role in exploring and documenting sites and buildings that have yet to be mapped and are often unknown. Docomomo Australia is keen to host and promote photographers that are working in sharing the …

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Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology

Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology

Publication: Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology Maarten Van Den Driessche (ed.), Mercatorfonds, November 2017 "Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology, edited by Maarten Van Den Driessche and published by Mercatorfonds, will be out on 20 November 2017. Robbrecht en Daem. An Architectural Anthology is a rich overview of the oeuvre of the practice from the early 1980s to the …

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Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation, UWA

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation, UWA

Graduate Certificate in Architectural Conservation, School of Design, UWA In 2018, the four units of this course will be available 75% online for lectures and tutorials, with the remainder as intensive sitework components face-to-face at scheduled times. This is provided as an option for those who may be disadvantaged by distance or work time commitments. The full face-to-face attendance option …

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Books / An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

Books / An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65

An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65 by Geoffrey London, Philip Goad and Conrad Hamann Architect-designed houses of the period 1950-65 proposed an innovative response to the social, economic and climatic conditions of post-war Australia. At the same time they embraced the aesthetic, technological and egalitarian aspirations of modern architecture. An Unfinished Experiment in Living traces the emergence of …

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Iconic Houses Network Conference, May 2018 (USA)

Iconic Houses Network Conference, May 2018 (USA)

Conference: Iconic Houses Network Conference 2018 15th-18th May 2018, Dolce Norwalk, CT, USA "The Iconic Houses Network will hold its bi-annual international conference in Norwalk, CT, in the New Canaan area. Supported by lead sponsor American Express, the conference is retracing the root taken by Modernism on the East Coast of the USA when it arrived from Europe. In particular, …

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Draft Sirius Sit SSP SEPP closing 16 Feb

Draft Sirius Sit SSP SEPP closing 16 Feb

Image: Katherine Lu Read the full Draft at the NSW Department of Planning and Policies The NSW Government is investigating future opportunities for 36 – 50 Cumberland Street, The Rocks (Sirius site). The Department of Planning and Environment (the Department) has prepared zoning, height and Gross Floor Area controls to the site in advance of a sale process by landowner …

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Conference / Call for papers - Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now / Brisbane May 2018

Conference / Call for papers - Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now / Brisbane May 2018

Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now University of Queensland, Brisbane 17-18 May 2018 Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The …

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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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