King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies

Name of the building: Former King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies Town: Camperdown, Sydney, NSW Design by: Stephenson, Meldrum & Turner Date: 1939-41 Type: Maternity hospital Editor fiche: Cameron Logan, 2012   King George V Memorial Hospital for Mothers and Babies, part of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital 1939-41 / NSW Architects: Stephenson, … read more…

Modernism Prize | 2014 World Monuments Fund / Preservation

  Established in 2008, the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded biennially for an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a modern landmark or group of landmarks. The first of its kind, the award acknowledges the growing threats—neglect, deterioration, or even demolition—now facing significant works of modernism, and recognizes the … read more…

13th International Docomomo Conference | Seoul 24-27.9.2014

Title The 13th International Docomomo Conference Seoul 2014 Theme Expansion and Conflict Date September 24~27, 2014 Venue National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul Hosted by Docomomo International Organized by International Docomomo Conference Seoul 2014 Organizing Committee Language English and Korean (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.) Program 2014: Overview Speakers Doco Tours

FILM Melbourne: Oil Rocks: City Above the Sea | 18 June

Dado Film Society @ Robin Boyd House | Walsh Street | 18 June |  7pm. Oil Rocks: City Above the Sea 2009, Dir. Marc Wolfensberger , 52 mins, Russian/Azerbaijani/French with English subtitles Guest Speaker: Peter Raisbeck

Exhibition | Australian Iconic Houses

  Iconic Australian Houses: an exhibition by Karen McCartney, at Museum of Sydney (April – August 2014), is a behind-the-scenes exploration of 29 of the most important Australian homes of the past 60 years. Beginning in the 1950s with the works of a new breed of Australian architects, and culminating in key works from some … read more…

Exhibition | The Sievers Project

13.06.2014—31.08.2014 CCP Fitzroy | Melbourne – Gallery 2 Jane Brown, Cameron Clarke, Zoe Croggon, Therese Keogh, Phuong Ngo, Meredith Turnbull and Wolfgang Sievers The Sievers Project Six early career artists, working in photography through to installation, have responded in diverse ways to renowned Australian photographer Wolfgang Sievers (1913–2007), icon of 20th century Australian photography. Sievers’ … read more…

MODERN HOUSE VISIT: Fooks House (1964)

*** DOCOMOMO MODERN HOUSE VISIT *** Saturday May 24th at 2.00. Docomomo friends and members are invited to see the house of architect Ernest Fooks in Caulfield Melbourne, designed in 1964. Fooks emigrated to Melbourne from Vienna in 1939 and went on to establish a busy practice and was a lecturer in town planning at … read more…

BOOKS | LEISURE SPACE – The transformation of Sydney, 1945–1970

LEISURE SPACE The transformation of Sydney, 1945–1970 UNSW Press Edited by Paul Hogben and Judith O’Callaghan Dinner at Australia Square’s revolving Summit Restaurant, sipping cocktails at the Chevron in Potts Point, hanging out at a Skyline drive-in … Mid-twentieth-century Sydneysiders embraced leisure like never before. Leisure Space details the architecture and design that transformed their … read more…

Save Modern Queensland Film Competition

The UQ School of Architecture and the State Library of Queensland, in collaboration with the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection have launched a film competition, entitled ‘HOT AND BOTHERED – Save Modern Queensland’, which invites Queenslanders to submit a 3-minute film on a mid-century modern building in Queensland that they love.The prize for … read more…

FILM | Melbourne

My Playground 14th May 2014, 6:30pm 2010, Dir. Kaspar Astrup Schroder, 50 mins, various languages with English subtitles  “My Playground” showcases the connection between buildings and the human body. It celebrates the phenomenon of Parkour or freerunning – a non-competitive sport where participants run along buildings, rooftops and landscapes attempting to negotiate obstacles using only … read more…

US Conservation Job Position

Dear colleague, We are currently recruiting for the position of Senior Project Specialist (Built/20th-century Heritage) in the Field Projects Department, here at the Getty Conservation Institute. The full job description is attached. Please share this posting with any colleagues and organizations you feel appropriate. I am happy to answer any queries you may have. With … read more…

Melbourne Heritage Actions

MHA calls for two important Bourke St facades to be uncovered and restored By melbheritageaction on May 05, 2014 03:18 pm Heritage Building Targeted for Action – Bourke Street Target Store Masks Birthplace of City’s Cinema Scene Behind the unimposing commercial façade of Melbourne’s Bourke Street Target store lies what remains one of the city’s … read more…