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Docomomo Australia News: March 2018

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Two Melbourne Talks by John Allan, pioneer of conservation of modern movement buildings / 15th and 20th March

Two Melbourne Talks by John Allan, pioneer of conservation of modern movement buildings / 15th and 20th March

John Allan with Berthold Lubetkin in 1989 (Picture: Catherine Shakespeare Lane/Inslington Tribune). Dear Docomomo members and friends, We are hastily circulating two talks by John Allan of Avanti Architects who will be visiting Melbourne in the next two weeks. Apologies for the short-notice but there was unavoidable uncertainties around his visit. We really hope you can come along to either …

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MDW: THE MID CENTURY PROJECT MELBOURNE

MDW: THE MID CENTURY PROJECT MELBOURNE

THE MID CENTURY PROJECT PRESENTED BY TIM ROSS BATES SMART GALLERY, ICI HOUSE For the last five years Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst have taken temporary possession of architecturally significant buildings and skilfully blended storytelling, music and design. Following rave reviews for the recent ABC TV series, Streets of Your Town, Tim welcomes guests to the ICI Building for The Mid Century Project. This iconic building will be …

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Sydney Talk / John Allen on Berthold Lubetkin / 27th March

Sydney Talk / John Allen on Berthold Lubetkin / 27th March

Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a Wilkinson Centenary Series guest lecture Tuesday 27th March 2018 This talk is supported by Docomomo Australia and Australia ICOMOS and is the second event in the 2018 Docomomo Australia / ICOMOS Australia lecture series. Lubetkin and Me: John Allan The life and work of Berthold Lubetkin, and selected …

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International: Demolition Threat in Prague: Transgas by Ivo Loos, Jindrich Malátek, Václav Aulický, Jirí Eisenreich

International: Demolition Threat in Prague: Transgas by Ivo Loos, Jindrich Malátek, Václav Aulický, Jirí Eisenreich

Demolition Threat: Transgas by Ivo Loos, Jindrich Malátek, Václav Aulický, Jirí Eisenreich, structure Juraj Kozák and Josef Tomášek, interior design Ivo Loos, Jan Fišer, Josef Vrana, Prague, Czech Republic, 1965-1978 "Former telemetric control center  of International gas pipeline Transgas and administrative department of The Ministry of Fuel and Energy, situated in the center of Prague, near the National Museum, Main …

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Int. Exhibition: European Social Housing at AIA New York

Int. Exhibition: European Social Housing at AIA New York

February 15, 2018 - May 19, 2018 AIA New York Center for Architecture https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/social-housing-new-european-projects/ Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high standards of design. Based on …

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International Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference in Tokyo

International Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference in Tokyo

Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference 11th March 2018, Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Lounge Hall, Tokyo, Japan "The mASEANa project, launched in November 2015 and ending in 2020, addresses diverse issues related to the modern architecture in Southeast Asia from both the Japanese and the local perspectives with the support of DOCOMOMO Japan and the Japan Foundation. This international conference has …

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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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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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