“ROBYN BOID: ARCHITECT” a Children Book by Maree Coote / Launch May 7th Melbourne

‘ROBYN BOID: ARCHITECT’ by Maree Coote  Robyn Boid is a small, dedicated bird who loves to build nests and dreams of becoming an architect. She lives at the University, where she listens to the architecture classes through the window. Eager to learn, Robyn practises building all the important architectural shapes, but all the while she … read more…

MoMove: Docomomo International Virtual Exhibition

About MoMove The DOCOMOMO Virtual Exhibition (MoMove) features a selection of buildings, sites and tours related to the Modern Movement Architecture. Created in 1988, DOCOMOMO (DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the MOdernMOvement) is a global not-for-profit organization, present in 70 countries and regions, devoted to the safeguard of this particular architectural heritage … read more…

Melbourne: Lyall House by Anatol Kagan on sale

Anatol Kagan / profile  (read full profile on Buildheritage.com.au) Born in St Petersburg on 4 October 1913, Anatol Kagan was the son of a university lecturer and a teacher.  The elder Kagan was one of a large group of intellectuals who, considered by the Soviet government to be potentially dangerous to the new regime, were exiled aboard … read more…

Int. Exhibition: Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen

Exhibition: Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen 1st February – 21st May 2017, The Met Breuer – Floor 5, New York, United States of America Breuer Revisited: New Photographs by Luisa Lambri and Bas Princen, an exhibition of newly commissioned architectural photographs of four iconic Marcel Breuer–designed buildings, opens at The … read more…

Grant Featherston Book – Australian Mid-Century Design crowdfunded!

You can order your copy here: Grant Featherston book – Australian mid-century designer Grant Featherston book – Australian mid-century designer   $65.00 NOTE: The books is currently being printed and will not be available for dispatch until July. Please note shipping is only available to the following countries: Australia, New Zealand, Italy, United Kingdom, United States. … read more…

ArchiFlix: Sydney Architecture and Design Film Festival

4/7 May 2017 The ArchiFlix Architecture & Design Film Festival celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, AADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate industry professionals who are excited about architecture and design. The screenings are enthusiastically supported by design … read more…

Intl. Exhibition/Washington: The Urban Scene 1920-1950

American artists of the early 20th century sought to interpret the beauty, power, and anxiety of the modern age in diverse ways. Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints on view in The Urban Scene: 1920–1950 will explore the spectacle of urban modernity. Prints by recognized artists such as Louis Lozowick … read more…

SAH | Time to Act

Now is the Time to Act by Pauline Saliga | Mar 17, 2017 [republished from the Society of Architectural Historian website] On March 16, 2017, President Trump released a budget blueprint that calls for the elimination of many domestic programs including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation … read more…

Council House | 1962/4 | WA

COUNCIL HOUSE St George’s Terrace, Perth WA 1962/4 Hewlett & Bailey Architects Fraser Consultants (engineer) Council House – the outcome of a national architectural competition – was designed to contain the new city administration, town hall and council chambers of the city of Perth. Set back from principal city streets and corners, Council House composes … read more…

The Melbourne School of Design launches major exhibition on the projects of Giuseppe Terragni for Rome.

A Modernity Different From All Others: Giuseppe Terragni in Rome The Melbourne School of Design will launch a major exhibition next week (Tuesday, 07th March) on the projects of Giuseppe Terragni for Rome. Information on the exhibition is here: https://msd.unimelb.edu.au/events/a-modernity-different-from-all-others-giuseppe-terragni-in-rome The exhibition opening will be preceded by a public lecture on the evening of the 7th March, … read more…

Int. News | Cables Wind House has been granted A-listed status

Cables Wind House has been granted A-listed status by Alison & Hutchison & Partners, Harry Horace MacDonald and Robert Forbes Hutchison, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1963 “Edinburgh´s world-famous collection of historic buildings just got another entry – a 1960s block of flats. Grey, concrete and 10 storeys tall, Cables Wind House in Leith has just been … read more…

Notice of the 16th Annual General Meeting 2017

Notice of the 16th Annual General Meeting 2017 Notice is hereby given that the 16th Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of Docomomo Australia Inc will be held at 70A Blues Point Road, McMahon’s Point, NSW, 2060 on Saturday 25th March 2017 commencing at 12.00 noon The AGM will be followed by a discussion on future activities … read more…

Docomomo US Tour – Modern Mexico City / October 2017

October 14, 2017 – October 22, 2017 Mexico City – Hotel Camino Real Polanco (8 nights) Tour Leaders: Louise Noelle Gras and Kathryn O’Rourke Felix Candela Special Guide: Juan Ignacio del CuetoDocomomo US welcomes guests to join us for our second travel tour series: Modern Mexico City. This nine-day, eight-night trip will focus exclusively on … read more…

Robin Boyd Baker House for rental

  Robin Boyd  Baker House in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria is available for permanent rental Dr Baker who commissioned the Boyd Baker House from Robin Boyd graduated from both Eton and Cambridge University in mathematics. With four children already, he and his wife decided that they would settle in Australia after he took up an opportunity … read more…

Exhibition + Open House | Ernest Fooks – The House Talks Back: 18/19 March

Talks and Tour on the 18th and 19th of March 2017   An introduction to the former residence of emigré architect Dr Ernest Fooks (1906 – 1985), with the opportunity to explore an exhibition of archive material, brought together for the first time  within the house at 32 Howitt Road – ‘The House talks Back‘. More info at the Boyd … read more…

Talk / Sydney | Demolished Sydney: Valuing the Modernist Heritage of the State Office Block

THE BLACK STUMP: VALUING THE MODERNIST HERITAGE OF THE STATE OFFICE BLOCK Demolished Sydney Talks | Museum of Sydney SUNDAY 2 APRIL 2017 3PM–4.30PM Constructed in 1964, the State Office Block was colloquially known as the ‘Black Stump’ until its demolition in 1997. The milky, curved design of Aurora Place is the antithesis of the … read more…

Talk / Sydney | Demolished Sydney : from Kent Brewery to Apartment Living

LAST DRINKS: FROM KENT BREWERY TO APARTMENT LIVING Demolished Sydney Talks |  Museum of Sydney SUNDAY 19 MARCH 2017 3.30PM–4.30PM The Central Park precinct between Broadway and Chippendale is an award-winning development of apartments, shops and offices, enlivened by parks and historic laneways. Its centrepiece is the 1911 Irving Street Brewery and its 62-metre chimney, a … read more…

Talk / Sydney | Demolished Sydney: Rowe Street

ROWE STREET – REMEMBERING SYDNEY’S SLICE OF BOHEMIA Sydney Museum Events part of the Exhibition “Demolished Sydney” SUNDAY 5 MARCH 2017 3PM–4.30PM Rowe Street, a narrow lane between Castlereagh and Pitt streets, epitomised Sydney’s bohemian life from the late 19th century until the 1970s, when it was demolished to make way for the MLC Centre. … read more…

Talk / Sydney | Kaldor Public Art Project: Sydney’s Lost Garden Palace | 26/2

Kaldor Public Art Project: Sydney’s Lost Garden Palace Demolished Sydney Talks | Sydney Museum February 26, 2017 Join Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon from Sydney Living Museums and artist Jonathan Jones in discussing Jones’s recent Kaldor Public Art Project, barrangal dyara (skin and bones), a vast sculptural installation stretching across 20,000 square metres of the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The … read more…