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…

Robin Boyd’s “Victoria Modern” republished after 60 years

Out of print for over 60 years – Victorian Modern has now been republished by the Robin Boyd Foundation  Robin Boyd published his first book ‘Victorian Modern: 111 years of modern architecture in Victoria’ in 1947. Just before he died, in 1971, Robin Boyd was preparing to republish his first book, Victorian Modern. On the fortieth … read more…

Docomomo Publications, previous issues

Docomomo Publications This is a list of Docomomo publications that are available from Docomomo Australia and are offered at the same price of the euro price but without postage expenses.  (Postage is included within Australia). Art Works: Drawings by Ken Woolley – $20.00 Preservation technology dossier 2: The Fair Face of Concrete: Conservation and Repair of … read more…