News: Boyd’s Baker House under the Hammer

Robin Boyd’s famous Baker House will be auctioned in the weekend. More at Do we value heritage in real estate? https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/architectural-gem-goes-under-the-hammer–but-do-we-value-the-rest-002221111.html Baker House web site http://www.boydbakerhouse.com.au/ A tour of the house with Philip Goad on Architel.tv Episode 2: The Robin Boyd “Baker” House – Architel.tv  

Melbourne / Symposia on Activism and Cultural Heritage – 17-18 Oct

On 17-18 October, Australia ICOMOS is holding two all-day symposia back-to-back, along with the Australia ICOMOS Annual General Meeting. The program is as follows: *   Friday 17 October: The Return to a New Age of Activism for Cultural Heritage? *   The Australia ICOMOS AGM will be held after the ‘Activism’ symposium *   Saturday 18 October: … read more…

FILM / Melbourne | Local Heroes II

LOCAL HEROES II When: Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 7pm Where: Robin Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street, South Yarra DADo Film Society of the Robin Boyd Foundation LAST Session! Please join DADo for a night of short films investigating the role of architecture in the creation and destruction of Australian identity. It includes a government propaganda film for … read more…

Melbourne / Lecture : The challenges and potentials of architecture in the gallery

Public Lecture: Prof. Barry Bergdoll Dates: Thursday, 11 September 2014 – 7:00pm Location:  Harold White Theatre, Level 2, 757 Swanston Street, The University of Melbourne At Home in the Museum? The challenges and potentials of architecture in the gallery Professor Barry Bergdoll, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Architectural History at Columbia University, will outline how … read more…

NGV lectures on Modern Australian Furniture Design

NGV LECTURES: Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design Sat 11 Sept / h. 11am | Psycology of Colour Learn about the psychology of colour and how you can incorporate colour theory in your own interiors through a day filled with lectures, a colour workshop and exhibition tour of Mid- Century Modern Australian Furniture Design. | Speakers: … read more…

NY Exhibition: Times Square, 1984: The Postmodern Moment

TIMES SQUARE, 1984: The Postmodern Moment Dates: 18 Jun, 2014 – 18 Jan, 2015 Location: New York, New York, United States Address: 39 Battery Place Website: http://skyscraper.org/EXHIBITIONS/TIMES_SQUARE/Times_Square_1984.html Times Square today is bright and crowded – a tourist mecca, entertainment district, retail powerhouse, and pedestrianized precinct that matches in vitality any decade of its storied past. … read more…

Publications: Icomos selected papers and conferences online

Publications: We know its a bit late news but for those not up with the journal Historic Environment published by Australia ICOMOS, follow link to two volumes published in 2013, of selected papers from the past ‘Un-Loved Modernism’ conference. http://australia.icomos.org/publications/historic-environment/

DOCOMOMO Victoria “Slide Night”:

MODERN EXPOS and CAMPUS Please join us for an informal night of short talks and slides at the Boyd Foundation, Walsh Street, South Yarra TUESDAY 19th August @ 6.00 – 8.00 * Drinks and nibbles provided with gold coin donation. (All welcome, rsvp  preferred but not essential to: hlewi@unimelb.edu.au ) Presenters: Andrew Saniga Will talk … read more…

International News: Neutra’s College under threat

DEMOLITION THREAT : ORANGE  COAST COLLEGE by Robert Alexander and Richard Neutra, Costa Mesa, CA, US Garrett Eckbo´s landscape architecture and the Richard Neutra and Robert Alexander designed structures at Orange Coast Community College are slated for demolition by the School District. “Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California is one of three community colleges … read more…

International News: Crowdfunding for La Roiba

CROWDFUNDING: for the Rehabilitation of La Roiba Ramón Vázquez Molezún, La Roiba beach, Pontevedra, Spain,1960   María Vázquez Molezún, Jesus and Paul Gallo Olalquiaga have launched a campaign to collect funds for the rehabilitation of the house of La Roiba (Pontevedra) by Ramón Vázquez Molezún the late 1960s. Due to the construction of a jetty … read more…

International News: Van Nellefabriek on Unesco List

Van Nellefabriek on Unesco World Heritage List   (ph. © Fas Keuzenkamp) The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Van Nellefabriek on the World Heritage List. Docomomo International congratulates its member Wessel de Jonge, co-founder of DOCOMOMO and leader of this project, for this great achievement for the preservation of modern industrial architecture, and Marieke … read more…

TALK | Recycled Heritage: Bare Ruin’d Choirs

Dates: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 19:00 Location:  Harold White Theatre, Level 2, 757 Swanston Street Edward Hollis will discuss the potential of bare ruin’d choirs; exploring how ruins – at the first glance, relics of failed pasts – can be recycled to provoke and provide settings for debates about their, and our, future, using St. … read more…

TALK Sydney | Learning to Manage World Heritage

Case Study: George Town World Heritage area in Penang, Malaysia Talk No. 5 of the 2014 Sydney Talk Series, will consider some of challenges facing the George Town World Heritage area in Penang, Malaysia, and some of the measures that the local community has already implemented.  It will describe recent initiatives supported by AusHeritage to enhance local heritage … read more…

Exhibition | Modernism in Queensland

Building modern Queensland 1945–75 9 July — 12 October State Library of Queensland Cultural Precinct South Bank Hot Modernism unearths the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture. This moment in our history, inspired by a new way of thinking about sub-tropical living, brought a wave of fresh ideas, design and debate to the Queensland landscape. From … read more…

FILM Melbourne | Visionary Architecture

Great Expectations: A Journey through the History of Visionary Architecture 2007, Dir. Jesper Wachtmeister, 52 mins, English Guest Speaker:  Andrew Maynard, architect Our imagination is boundless. We can dream up the possible and the impossible and often make the impossible possible.  Since the Industrial Age, we’ve been confronted with new problems and possibilities, especially in relation … read more…

Discussions / Architectural Photography / Sievers Project

Interior of Robin Boyd House, Walsh St, South Yarra. Courtesy of Robin Boyd Foundation. Robin Boyd Foundation and CCP present Architectural Photography, then and now Wednesday 30 July 2014, 6—8pm In collaboration with CCP, The Robin Boyd Foundation presents a series of discussions on themes inspired byThe Sievers Project. Currently exhibiting at CCP, early career artists, working across media from photography through to installation, have … read more…

FILM Melbourne | Unsung Heroes

23 Jul | Unsung Heroes (short series) Guest speaker: Justine Clark, editor, writer, researcher, advocate and critic Archiculture, 2013, 25.34mins, Dir. David Krantz and Ian Harris “Archiculture” takes a thoughtful, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of … read more…

Sandringham Hospital | 1964 | VIC

    Sandringham Hospital date of commission: 1959 date of completion: 1964 design by: Esmond Dorney address: Corner Bluff Road and Edward Street 3191 fiche by: Cameron Logan download fiche: Sandrigham Hospital (pdf) The hospital was originally planned to accommodate 88 beds. It is characterized by its unusual trio of polygonal buildings with axes connecting the central … read more…

Punchbowl Baby Health Centre | 1945-48 | NSW

Punchbowl Baby Health Centre current name of the building: Punchbowl Baby Health Centre location: Punchbowl, Sydney, NSW design by: Davey & Brindley date of commission: 1945-48 type: Health address 748 Punchbowl Road, Punchbowl editor fiche: Noni Boyd, 2012 download: FICHE_Punchbowl_Baby_Health (Pdf) The Punchbowl Baby Health Centre is located on the busy thoroughfare of Punchbowl Road and faces the open … read more…