News: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid

ABC: Sirius: Decision not to put iconic Sydney building on heritage list ruled invalid Those who have fought for the last four years to save Sydney’s iconic Sirius building are celebrating after a court ruled the Government’s decision to keep the building off the heritage list was invalid. The court has ordered the decision of … read more…

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 | The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible / August 19th

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2017 The Politics of Heritage: The Art of the Possible Saturday,  August 19th, Canberra Key note speaker : Prof Tim Winter, Deakin University Prof Winter will discuss “Heritage Diplomacy : the art of the possible” exploring the significant shifts occurring in the international heritage and conservation arena. Others speakers will present … read more…

Sydney Talk | Jean-Louis Cohen: Planning and designing Greater Paris in the 21st century / July 11

Jean-Louis Cohen: Planning and designing Greater Paris in the 21st century Tuesdays at Tusculum Eminent international architect and architectural historian Jean Louis Cohen joins us to discuss innovative new metropolitan strategies for the Paris region, including the ‘reinvention’ of several key sites across the city. Faced with the prospect of simply becoming a vast open … read more…

Publication: Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia: Outback Modernism

Pier Luigi Nervi in Australia: Outback Modernism Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979) was Italy’s most influential modern architect-engineer, internationally renowned for his use of curving concrete forms, soaring arches and V- or Y-profiles. He was as a designer, entrepreneur, builder, experimenter, writer and educator. This catalogue localises Nervi’s Australian work and briefly outlines his collaborative contributions … read more…

Melbourne / Film | 19 July | Eastern Bloc: The Age of Kommunalk

19 July | EASTERN BLOC: The Age of Kommunalki https://robinboyd.org.au/dado/?p=1935 Film: The Age of Kommunalki 2013, Dir. Elena Alexandrova, Francesco Crivaro, 68 mins, Russian with subtitles. Beyond the beautiful evocative facades Saint Petersburg downtown, an unique world, unknown to most visitors, hides itself: the world of Kommunalki. Still nowadays, almost one hundred years from the October … read more…

Open House Melb and Acmi: What would Jane Do? program and film

In partnership with ACMI and the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, and in association with janewalks.org, Open House Melbourne will present a special program that examines the work of leading American urbanist and city activist, Jane Jacobs. Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building. She had no formal … read more…

Former ACI House | 1937-38 | NSW

Former ACI House design: Stephenson & Turner, Arthur Baldwinson (1908-1968) location: Woolloomooloo Sydney – Australia other/former name: Hoskins Block type: Commerce date of commission: 1937 date of completion: 1938 address: William street Boomerang street gps: 33º 52′ 25.32” S/151º 12′ 51.48” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia

Sydney Talks | Mad about Modernism at Rose Seidler House

Mad About Modernism is a day-long series of talks and tours celebrating all aspects of modernism. On the day, enjoy self-guided tours of Rose Seidler House, experience internationally acclaimed artist, James Gulliver Hancock illustrating house objects or relax with a coffee in the grounds of one of the finest examples of mid-20th century modern domestic architecture … read more…

Maytone Avenue group (nr.4) | 1948 | NSW

Maytone Avenue group (nr.4) design: Sydney Ancher location: Killara, Sydney – Australia other/former name: Staff Cottages type: Housing/Houses date of completion: 1948 address: 4 Maytone Avenue, Killara gps: 33º 45′ 23.4” S/151º 9′ 57.96” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia

Maytone Avenue Group (nr.3) | 1945 | NSW

Maytone Avenue Group (nr.3) design: Sydney Ancher location: Killara – Australia other/former name: Staff Cottages type: Housing date of completion: 1945 address: 2 Maytone Avenue, Killara gps: 33º 45′ 24.12” S/151º 9′ 57.6” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia

Glass House (Lucas House) | 1957 | NSW

Glass House design: Bill Lucas, Ruth Lucas location: Sydney – Australia other/former name: Lucas House type: Housing date of completion: 1957 listing/protection: National Trust of Australia NSW Register Proposed for listing on the State Heritage Register current use: House address: 80 The Bulwark Castlecrag 2068 gps 33º 48′ 6.12” S/151º 13′ 10.56” E Submitted by: … read more…

Hillman House | 1948-9 | NSW

  Hillman House design: Henry Epstein (1909-1968) location: Roseville – Australia type: Housing date of commission: 1948 date of completion: 1949 listing/protection: Willoughby Local Environmental Plan RAIA NSW Chapter: Register of 20th Century Buildings of significance current use: House current condition: Altered, 1996 address: 40 Findlay Avenue, Roseville NSW 2069 gps: 33º 47′ 22.92” S/151º … read more…

Demountable Classrooms | 1966 | NSW

Demountable Classrooms design: Ted Edward Farmer (NSW Government Architect) location: Manly – Australia and various locations in NSW other/former name: Divisible Mobile Classrooms first erected at Kingsgrove North High School type: Education (Primary & Secondary School modular, prefabricated, transportable classrooms) date of commission: 1966 listing/protection: none address: North Head 2095, Manly gps: 33º 48′ 44.64” … read more…

Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion | 1939 | NSW

Manly Surf Life Saving Pavilion design: Eric W. Andrew, E.A. Winsome H., Sydney Ancher location: Manly – Australia type: Recreation date of completion: 1939 listing/protection: RAIA Register 1979 Local Environmental Plan Heritage Schedules current use: Not extant current condition: Demolished, 1990 address: South Steyne award: Sulman Medal for Architecture gps: 33º 47′ 54.96” S/151º 17′ 20.4” … read more…

Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) | 1937-38 | NSW

photo source: State Library of NSW Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) current name: Former Hastings Dearing Building (former City Ford) design: Lipson & Kaad location: Sydney – Australia type: Commerce date of commission: 1937 date of completion: 1938 address: 46-48 Riley Street, Woollomooloo gps: 33º 52′ 25.32” S/151º 12′ 56.88” E

AMP Building | 1962 | NSW

current name: AMP Building design: Peddle Thorp & Walker location: Sydney – Australia type: Commercial date of completion: 1962 address: 33 Alfred Street gps: 33º 51′ 42.48” S/151º 12′ 41.76” E Submitted by: Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014, docomomo Australia Heritage: NSW State Heritage Register  Statement of significance: The AMP Building adjacent to … read more…