12 June | FILM: Melbourne | Bauhaus: Model and Myth

  Guest Speakers: Dr. Diego Ramirez-Lovering Acting Head, Department of Architecture, MADA at Monash University Bauhaus: Model and Myth 2009, Dir. Niels Bolbrinker and Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim, 103 minutes, German with English subtitles Founded in Germany in 1919, the Bauhaus school, which sought to reconcile the arts and crafts movement and create a new aesthetic … read more…

Japans Industrial Revolution – worth valuing? | DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series

DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS – Sydney Talk Series Japans Industrial Revolution – worth valuing?   Japan’s heritage is often thought of as wooden temples, stone based castles, cherry blossom and Mount Fuji but there is a reasonable amount of heritage relating to the early period of industrialisation – Japans Industrial Revolution as some call it, … read more…

DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA NEWSLETTER

MEMBERSHIP DUE: To friends and members. As you will probably know, annual membership fees are now due. (this is earlier than previous years, to bring us in line with international membership requirements) Thank you to all those that have already responded and renewed. For others – please re-subscribe as a local or international member in … read more…

Heritage Conference in Xian, China 8+9 Oct. 2013

UIA Work Programme Architectural Heritage – International conference in Xian Heritage | Work Programmes This work programme is organising its second international conference in Xian, China, on 8 & 9 October 2013. This year’s conference will discuss how to preserve modern architectural heritage on the theme Other MoMo, relating to other modern movements and other … read more…

FESA HOUSE, Perth

“FESA HOUSE, Perth – a fine piece of Western Australian brutalism is going to be demolished. The place was considered for State Register listing but was deemed ‘below threshold’ by the Minister of Heritage in 2012 and the Crown land was subsequently released for redevelopment under the State Government’s hotel development incentive package.”  

“Living in Australia”, New Edition for sale.

BOOKS “Living in Australia”, New Edition for sale. Go to www.robinboyd.org.au ‘Living in Australia provided Robin Boyd with an opportunity to describe his own approach to design and his vision for Australian housing – housing that is appropriate to our lifestyle, environment, climate and culture. Originally published in 1970, this new edition includes recent colour photographs by … read more…

Fixler “Innovation becomes Tradition” & Cox ” Energy Efficiency in Heritage” Sydney dec. 6th

Tusculum – Thursday 6 December | 6 for 6.30 PM Presented by the AIA NSW Chapter & Docomomo   David Fixler | Innovation becomes Tradition:  Modern Architecture as Institutional Heritage in America American colleges and universities have always sought to achieve an optimal balance of respect for tradition and embrace of innovation in their mission, academic programs … read more…

Classroom to Campus: A royal balcony appearance

At the conclusion of the symposium “Classroom to Campus: the heritage of modern education” at the University of Melbourne, and sponsored by Docomomo Australia, a walking tour of education buildings was led around the campus and beyond. Highlights included the refurbishment of Ormand College’s library / learning centre and Newman College.    

Docomomo Events in Melbourne in November 2012

From Classroom to Campus: The Heritage of Modern Education, The University of Melbourne, November 26-28th. This two day symposium includes two evening public lectures: Monday 26th, 6.00 pm – David Fixler (EYP Architects, Boston) Innovation becomes Tradition: Modern Architecture as Institutional Heritage in America Tuesday 27th, 6.30 pm – John Allan (Avanti Architects, London) Learning and legacy – the … read more…

Docomomo Journal 47 (2012/2)

Docomomo Journal 47 (2012/2) Update DATE: 1/12/2012   – Content Index – As we announced at the 2012 Conference that took place in Espoo, Finland, DOCOMOMO International has been working this year on 2 special issues of the DOCOMOMO Journal on Modern Furniture. We will be sending Journal 47 to all members at the beginning … read more…

From Classroom to Campus: The Heritage of Modern Education

This symposium, which includes public lectures by leading international conservation practitioners, plenary talks by historians and educationalists, as well panel presentations and themed roundtable discussions, will explore the historical documentation, conservation and potential heritage values of once modern and now ageing educational campuses in Australia and around the world. The event brings together practitioners from … read more…

Conservation News

Please email us for relevant News and Events around Australia of interest to Docomomo friends and members. UK- type listing of the English Pub: The Guardian Newspaper online has a story about an initiative to nominate the typical English pub for UNESCO World Heritage status – by grouping numerous typical examples together under the banner … read more…

Japan Architecture Tour 2012

Japan Architecture Tour – 27 September – 6 October 2012. A unique architectural experience spending 6 nights in Tokyo and 4 nights in Kyoto. A definitive display of Japanese architectural expression and culture visiting fascinating traditional and contemporary buildings in Tokyo, famous temples in Kyoto, several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, wonderful Japanese gardens and some great art and architecture exhibitions.

House-on-a-pole

The well known “house-on-a-pole” down on the Great Ocean Road at Fairhaven is under threat of partial  demolition and redevelopment  any day soon. In the interim a heritage assessment has been drafted for Heritage Victoria. If you are interested in following the campaign and lending support. See the following links for the story and The … read more…

Documentary Film on Modern Design

Documentary Film on Modern Design, at ACMI Melbourne. Eames: The Architect and the Painter. Screening in June see  http://www.acmi.net.au/lp_eames_architect_painter.aspx

Forthcoming International Symposium on Modern Learning Campus, “From Classroom to Campus”

Forthcoming International Symposium on Modern Learning Campus, “From Classroom to Campus”, to be hosted by The University of Melbourne, November 26th-28th. This event will span 2 days, with two evening lectures from international specialist architects (John Allan (Avanti London) and David Fixler (EYP, Boston)) on university and school campus heritage and conservation, talks and round … read more…

Astor Cinema, Melbourne

A major public campaign has been mounted by Friends of the Astor Cinema (1936 – and listed on Victorian heritage register) regarding the future use as a cinema and public status of the building. If you are interested in signing the petition see http://www.change.org/astor The will be a public meeting at the Astor, St Kilda on … read more…

Astor Terrace under consideration for heritage listing.

UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR HERITAGE LISTING: 96-98 Astor Terrace, Spring Hill, Queensland: Offices of Fulton & Colin Architects has been nominated for heritage listing. A submission to the heritage process has been made by Fulton Trotter Architects, who have contacted Docomomo regarding this initiative, and to share their report. Please see attached pdf document, which is … read more…