Building at Risk: Danne House Melbourne

  5 YARRA STREET KEW The Danne House was once the most eye-catching modernist houses in the Studley Park area. It is being auctioned on 12 April, at 12 noon, by Woodards. (Tony Nathan 0412 285 066) It is now disguised by the external alterations and additions of the early 1980s, but has the potential … read more…

FILM / DADO: HAUS TUGENDHAT

DADO FILM SOCIETY – 2014 SEASON OPENER HAUS TUGENDHAT 2013, Dir. Dieter Reifarth, 116 mins, German with English subtitles 16th April 2014, Wednesday at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 with nibbles and drinks) Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s modern masterpiece “Villa Tugendhat” created for clients Greta and Fritz Tugendhat, has seen many guises.  Built … read more…

Online Video: Total House Short

Total Brutal Short by Jacques Sheard Total House is one of very few examples of what is known as Japanese inspired Brutalism in the city of Melbourne. Certainly a polarising style it is nonetheless an important part of Melbourne’s built environment and adds considerably to the diverse and varied texture of our city. As with … read more…

Building at Risk: Kamakura Museum (Japan).

MoMA of Kamakura Jnuzō Sakakura, Kamakura, Japan, 1951 DATE: 11/12/2013 DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões, addressed a letter to the Kanagawa Prefectural Government, 〒231-0021 神奈川県横浜市Naka Ward, Nihonodori, concerning the conservation of the remarkable Museum of Modern Art of Kamakura built by Sakakura Jnuzō, a major historical work of Modern Movement architecture. Image captions: MoMA Kamakura Le Corbusier … read more…

Building at Risk: Shukhov Tower (Russia)

The hyperboloid tower was built by the pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov during the Russian civil war. Photograph: Celebrity/Alamy In another part of the world, it would likely be a prime tourist attraction. But in Moscow, where rusting Soviet architectural feats are a dime-a-dozen, the 160m-tall Shukhov television tower faces a demolition decision before the end … read more…

AIA NSW/ArchiTour: Hunter Region Coach Tour

ArchiTour: Coach Tour NSW Chapter presents a Hunter Region coach tour of two iconic early Blacket award winners: Saturday 5 April 8:00am to 6:00pm   Tocal College by Ian McKay and Phillip Cox, Architects in Association; and The Rothbury Estate Winery by Allen. Jack & Cottier. Architects (Partner in Charge Keith Cottier) Russell Lee from Cox … read more…

TALK/Sydney: Jackson on DOUGLAS SNELLING, 27.3.14

DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA/ICOMOS – SYDNEY TALK  SERIES 2014 – NO. 2 THURSDAY 27TH  MARCH 2014 DOUGLAS SNELLING: AUSTRALASIA’S MISSING LINK TO CALIFORNIA MODERNISM Douglas Burrage Snelling (1916-1985) was one of Asia-Pacific’s most significant interpreters of California modern design and architecture innovations from the 1930s to the 1970s — particularly luxury lifestyle themes popular in Beverley Hills … read more…

AT RISK: ‘Michelides Tobacco Factory’ in Northbridge, WA

The City of Perth has recently approved demolition for the former ‘Michelides Tobacco Factory’ in Northbridge. http://www.perthurbanist.com/history-of-the-michelides-tobacco-factory/. Located just north of the Perth CBD and with a prominent Art Deco styled facade constructed in stages through the 1920s & 30s, the landmark building has a lengthy frontage to the railway line, and operated as the Peters … read more…

DOCOMOMO Victoria FIRST Meeting 2014

DOCOMOMO Victoria MEETING. FIRST Meeting 2014 Monday 24th February, 6.00 @ Walsh Street Boyd Foundation. Please join us for belated new year drinks to complete the Victorian significant sites list that we have been compiling, homework fiches and planning of activities for 2014. Hopefully we will also have a mystery modern slide show.

2014 AGM to be held in Sydney on 19 March.

1_Docomomo Australia Notice for AGM 2014 2_Docomomo Australia Form of Proxy AGM 2014 3_Docomomo Australia Nomination Form for AGM 2014 4_Docomomo Australia AGM Minutes 2013 North Sydney

Exhibitions / Talks: ‘Cultivating Modernism’ | SA

‘CULTIVATING MODERNISM’ EXHIBITION and PUBLIC LECTURE Cultivating modernism: reading the modern garden 1917-71 17 February – 31 March 2014 Exhibition at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Building, City West campus, University of South Australia Cultivating Modernism comes alive at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery through a kaleidoscopic mix from rarely seen books, prints, and ephemera charting … read more…

ICOMOS/TALK Sydney – Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing.

  2014 ICOMOS/ Docomomo Lecture Series Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 5.30 for 6.00pm. Professor Yoshiyuki Yamana of Tokyo University of Science Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing. The Architectural and Urban Works of Le Corbusier were proposed for World Heritage listing in 2008, and widely supported by architects and designers, but … read more…

BUILDINGS@RISK: Total House Demolition Update

Total Carpark from Russell Street, with Total house office above A planning application for Total House, 170-180 Russell street Melbourne has now been lodged with the Department of Transport Planning and Local Infrastructure. Comments are currently being taken, but action needs to be taken quickly.

ICOMOS Sydney Talk: Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes

DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS / NSW Chapter AIA – Sydney Talk Series Hear from two International Experts on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes: Time & Date: Thursday 24th October 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm start Venue: Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern Mónica Luengo Añón & Guo Zhan