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Docomomo Australia News February/2 2018

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Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Dear Docomomo Australia member, Despite submissions we and others such as the National Trust and the Australian Institute of Architects have made to the University of New England and to the NSW Heritage Council, the Heritage Council refused to list the college on the State Heritage Register (because the University was not supportive of retaining it and the CMP commissioned …

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National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

On Februart 2nd, in a Media Release, the National Trust has condemned the decision of the University of New England to demolish the State Significant, Michael Dysart designed Robb College. Download the Media Release of the National Trust (pdf) Access Robb College page in the National Trust Web Site with the Statement of Significance, the History and Description of the …

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Robb College Photo Gallery

Robb College Photo Gallery

University of New England. Armidale. N.S.W. Robb College. Michael Dysart for the N.S.W. Public Works Dept. 1964, ph. Peter Willie (State Library Victoria) University of New England. Armidale. N.S.W. Robb College. Michael Dysart for the N.S.W. Public Works Dept. 1964, ph. Peter Willie (State Library Victoria) Photo: Max Dupain   ph: Max Dupain   The-South-Court-quadrangle-looking-towards-the-main-court, National Trust Site HM-Queen-Elizabeth-II-at-Robb-College-April-1970, National …

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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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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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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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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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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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