Film screening: Estate, a Reverie / Architects for Peace

What comes to mind when you think of a public housing estate? Have you ever visited one? Have you been inside? Have you spoken to a resident? Filmed over seven years, Estate, a Reverie gives a voice to the residents of Haggerston Estate in the lead up to its demolition. There are stories of happiness, … read more…

Boyd Foundation and KFive + Kinnarps: The Boyd Collection

A collection of furniture designed by Robin Boyd for his Walsh Street home and Domain Park apartments. Sofa, dining table, coffee table and a chair, now produced commercially and available for the first time. https://boydcollection.com.au/ A collection of Boyd’s very special Walsh Street furniture pieces is now exclusively produced and available to the market for the first time. Manufactured … read more…

Book / SOS Brutalism. A Global Survey

  SOS Brutalism is a distress signal. Since the 1950s, eminent architects around the world have realised buildings expressing an uncompromising attitude. Predominantly, yet not exclusively, they used exposed concrete, or beton brut (hence the term ‘brutalism’), for their construction. Today, many of these always-controversial buildings are in danger of demolition or, at least, of … read more…

Exhibition / Sydney | Harry Seidler: art & architecture

Harry Seidler: art & architecture Coinciding with our modernist season, Harry Seidler: Art & Architecture – an exhibition developed by SLM and Museum of Sydney supporting partner Grosvenor Place – opens in early September at Grosvenor Place on George Street. More than any other architect, Harry Seidler AC OBE (1923–2006) is known for designing modern … read more…

Melbourne | Vermont Park Open Day / Sept. 24

The Robin Boyd Foundation is delighted to announce our upcoming Vermont Park Open Day  Sunday 24th September 2017 10am – 4pm   Built in 1977, Vermont Park was Merchant Builders largest scale development with 43 houses set on a 9.5 acre site, offering a new model for housing in Australia.  Many of the advantages of cluster housing can be … read more…

Icomos/Docomomo Talk: Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University

AUSTRALIA ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA / NSW CHAPTER AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS SYDNEY TOURS & TALKS THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 2017 Explorations in Cultural Landscapes through the lens of Macquarie University The notion of cultural landscape is well recognised for its ability to enable discussion about non- physical, intangible values. Planning principles are intangibles critical to … read more…

Exhibition: Marion Hall Best: Interiors and Collection / Museum of Sydney

Marion Hall Best: Interiors Sydney Living Museums announces a colourful, dynamic new exhibition celebrating the career of one of the first independent and most influential Australian interior designers – Marion Hall Best: Interiors opening on 5 August at the Museum of Sydney. This exhibition is part of Sydney Living Museums’ larger A Modernist Season throughout … read more…

Intnl news: ‘Keeping it modern’ The Getty Foundation Grant for the Flaminio Stadium of Nervi

“The Getty Foundation in Los Angeles has awarded, under the International Financing Program “Keeping it Modern”, a $ 180,000 grant to develop a conservation plan for the Flaminio Stadium Of Rome by Pier Luigi and Antonio Nervi. The choice of the Getty Foundation rewards a proposal presented in March 2017 from the Department of Structural … read more…

Sydney Talk | The Green Bans – 40 years on: where does the profession stand today? / Sept 19th

The Green Bans – 40 years on: where does the profession stand today? Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Tusculum 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM AEST Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different today. The efforts of campaigners like Jack Mundey bought about lasting political and legal reform to protect the heritage of many … read more…

Melbourne Symposium / Haunting Memory and Place | Sept. 21-22

Thursday, 21 September 2017 – 9:00am to Friday, 22 September 2017 – 5:00pm Location: Melbourne School of Design, and other venues Haunting, Memory & Place: ACAHUCH Symposium, Melbourne School of Design, 21-22 September, 2017 About the Symposium We are haunted, we architects and historians; seeking knowledge in ephemeral traces and altered landscapes. We become intimately … read more…

Melbourne Film / 13 Sept | BRIT BRUTE NIGHT: Saving Britain’s Past | The Barbican: A Middle Class Council Estate | Street’s in the sky

Check the Dado website for booking and further information. Film: Saving Britain’s Past – Streets in the sky – Park Hill 2010, Produced by BCB UK, 28mins One episode of the series charting the development of the conservation movement in Britain since the Second World War. Architecture critic Tom Dyckhoff visits the most controversial listed building in … read more…

Sydney / Museum | Modernist Architecture Talks / Aug 27th

Australian Modernist Architecture – Sun 27 Aug, 10.30am Professor Philip Goad is internationally known for his research and is an authority on modern Australian architecture. He has worked extensively as an architect, conservation consultant, and curator. Join him for a discussion on Australian Modernist Architecture. General entry to the Mad About Modernism day is included … read more…

Exhibition: Constructivism and Australian Art / Heide Museum

CALL OF THE AVANT-GARDE  CONSTRUCTIVISM AND AUSTRALIAN ART Until:  8 October 2017 Location:  Heide III: Central Galleries and Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery and Heide II Curator/s:  Sue Cramer and Lesley Harding Admission:  Free with Museum Pass Admission info Members:  Free entry Join now BUY MUSEUM PASS For more than one hundred years, artists have drawn inspiration from the … read more…

Melbourne Lectures: the work of Romaldo Giurgola (Aug 21) Spanish Modernist Architecture (Aug 22)

The past as tool and material in the work of Romaldo Giurgola Where: Malaysian Theatre, Basement, MSD Building, University of Melbourne When: Monday, 21 August 2017, 1:00-2:00pm The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is hosting a lunchtime lecture by Professor Paolo Tombesi on the life … read more…

Exhibition: Brave New World: Australia 1930s, Ian Potter Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, until 15 October

  Brave New World: Australia 1930s Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square National Gallery of Victoria, until 15 October Daily | 10am – 5pm   Brave New World: Australia 1930s The 1930s was a turbulent time in Australia’s history. During this decade major world events, including the Depression and the rise of totalitarian regimes in Europe, shaped … read more…

Harry and Penelope Seidler House, 1967, NSW

Harry and Penelope Seidler House, 1967, NSW Design/Completion: 1966-1967 location: Killara, Sydney designed by: Harry & Penelope Seidler The building occupies a steep bushland site, sloping westwards to a creek. The building is approached from the road at the top and steps down from a cantilevered garage through four half levels which follow the slope … read more…

Mad about Modernism: Tours and Talk about the Julian Rose House and the Donna and Brian Seidler House / Aug 27th

BRIAN SEIDLER WALKING HOUSE TOURS AND TALK to the new restoration of the 1950-54 Julian Rose House and to the Donna and Brian Seidler House 11am – 12.10pm Join us for an exclusive walking tour and talk with Donna and Brian Seidler (Executive Director of Master Builders Association of NSW). You will visit two of … read more…

Perth Film: The Destruction of Memory / Aug 17th

The Destruction of Memory film screening, 17 August, University of Western Australia A powerful award-winning film on the war against culture, and the battle to save it Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. This war against culture is not over – it’s been steadily increasing. In Syria and … read more…