John Wardle Talk: Impressions of Sao Paulo

Walsh Street Thu February 20th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm John Wardle Talk: Impressions of Sao Paulo Architect and principal of JWA John Wardle will discuss his impressions of the architectural, political and artistic life of Sao Paulo. Featuring the works of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, Studio MK27 Office, Joao Vilano Artigas … read more…

Exhibition | John Gollings: The History of the Built World

An Monash Gallery of Arts travelling exhibitionSaturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 26 April 2020Museum of Sydney This exhibition is the first major survey of Gollings’s photographic practice, offering a much anticipated opportunity to appreciate the full breadth of his distinctive career and unique artistic vision. John Gollings is Australia’s most pre-eminent and prolific photographer … read more…

Modernist Adelaide Walking Tour | 1 Mar

Modernist Adelaide Walking Tour Immerse yourself in the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. Many of Adelaide’s iconic examples of 50s, 60s and 70s architecture still stand, well preserved and well worth discovering on this relaxed and informative one-hour walk … read more…

Heide II: Architecture and History Tours

ARCHITECTURE TOUR HEIDE II—A GALLERY TO BE LIVED IN Next dates: 25 January 2020 -11:0026 January 2020 -11:001 February 2020 -11:002 February 2020 -11:008 February 2020 -11:009 February 2020 -11:0015 February 2020 -11:0016 February 2020 -11:0022 February 2020 -11:0023 February 2020 -11:0029 February 2020 -11:001 March 2020 -11:00 Location:  Assemble Heide Galleries information desk Event category:  … read more…

Symposium: After-Life: the digital future of visual history archives / March 9

Monday 9 Mar 2020 9am- 5pm Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design Glyn Davis Building The University of Melbourne Symposium: After-Life: the digital future of visual history archives Design practices and collecting institutions are united in grappling with the management and preservation of born-digital records and the ever-growing demands of digital archival collections. The Event: … read more…

Talk: The Influence of Islamic Architecture on the work of Jørn Utzon / Feb 18th

2020 SYDNEY TALK SERIES NUMBER 1 Tuesday 18th February 2020 The Influence of Islamic Architecture on the work of Jørn Utzon Jørn Utzon’s work incorporated lessons from traditional cultures, and his travels allowed him to experience and draw from many traditional influences including Mesoamerica, China, Japan, and Islam. His work shows a clear understanding of the … read more…

Momo Tour of Japan prior to Docomomo conference in Tokyo

JAPAN “MODERN ARCHITECTURE” TOUR (MOMO AND MUCH, MUCH MORE) – 2 TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 Japan is a globally renowned for innovative and fascinating architecture and is also home to some remarkable examples of Modern Architecture of the 20th Century. The 2020 JAPAN “MODERN ARCHITECTURE” TOUR offers the opportunity to see and visit some outstanding … read more…

Australian Holiday Book List 2019

Australia. Modern Architectures in History Harry Margalit,Reaktion Books, 2019RRP ($59.99) $43.75 ________________________________________________________ Built Perth Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture Tom McKendrick, Elliot LangdonFreemantle Press, 2019RRP ($29,99) $23,99 ________________________________________________________ Australia ModernArchitecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975 Hannah Lewi, Philip GoadThames and Hudson, 2019 RRP ($80.00) $57.25 ___________________________________________________________ Harry Seidler’s Umbrella Selected Writings on Australian Architecture and Design Joe RolloThames and Hudson, … read more…

Build Perth. Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture

Built Perth Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture Tom McKendrick, Elliot LangdonFreemantle Press, 2019 How often do you look up and take notice of the buildings that surround you?Although a relatively young city, Perth in Western Australia has a rich architectural history filled with visionary architects and iconic designs. From hard times in the fledgling colony to … read more…

Perth / Brutal AGWA: Dreaming in Concrete

Perth Brutal. Dreaming in Concrete. Free Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA): open 10am-5pm until 17 February 2020 AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building. Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late … read more…

A Tree to Remember: Crowdfunding for Pine Tree sheltering Boyd’s House

A Tree to Remember Crowdfunding Campaign The Monterey Pine sheltering the iconic Walsh Street residence has died. Please help the Robin Boyd Foundation remove and replant a similar tree and restore the front courtyard of our historic, modernist house, and celebrate arboreal life in an urban setting.In this season of giving, we hope that you can help us … read more…

Education and Reuse / Docomomo Journal 61 (2019/3)

On the cover: Lina Bo Bardi, SESC Pompeia leisure center, internal view of the warehouse, São Paulo, Brasil, 1982. © Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro, unknown photographer. Download Journal excerpt Editorial 100 years back, 100 years forward BY ANA TOSTÕES The theme of this docomomo Journal is that reuse is a key for both a sustainable … read more…

Book | Australia. Modern Architectures in History

Australia. Modern Architectures in History Harry Margalit,Reaktion Books, 2019RRP ($59.99) $43.75 This book tells the story of the architects and buildings that have defined Australia’s architectural culture since the founding of the modern nation through Federation in 1901. That year marked the beginning of a search for city forms and better buildings to accommodate the realities … read more…

Holiday Book List 2019

Australia ModernArchitecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975 Hannah Lewi, Philip GoadThames and Hudson, 2019 RRP ($80.00) $57.25 Ezra Stoller.A Photographic History of Modern American Architecture Pierluigi SerrainoPhaidon, 2019 RRP ($200.00) $126.75 ____________________________________ Modernist Adelaide. 100 buildings Stuart Symons2019, $49.50(sold out, 2nd edition available mid-January 2020) ____________________________________ Architecture and the Modern Hospital. Nosokomeion to Hygeia. Julie Willis, Philip Goad, Cameron LoganRoutledge, 2019RRP ($242.00) … read more…

Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s | Book Launch

You’re invited to celebrate the official launch of Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s – the first book to provide a large-scale survey of Adelaide’s mid-century architecture. This beautiful new publication by South Australian Emerging Historian of the Year Stuart Symons celebrates 100 examples of Adelaide’s iconic modernist buildings, many of which have featured in his … read more…

What do you value about Canberra’s Commonwealth Avenue Bridge? Have your say by 6 December

GML Heritage is currently undertaking consultation on behalf of the ACT Government and National Capital Authority to investigate the aesthetic and social heritage values of Commonwealth Avenue Bridge in Canberra. Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is not individually heritage listed, however, it forms part of the wider heritage listing nomination for Lake Burley Griffin and other listings … read more…

Int. Exhibition | Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World

From 2 October 2019 to 24 February 2020Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris On 2 October 2019 the Fondation opens a large-scale exhibition dedicated to Charlotte Perriand (1903-1999), a free woman, pioneer of modernity, a leading figure of the XX century design, who contributed to the definition of a new art de vivre.  To mark the twentieth anniversary of the … read more…

Int. Architecture We Love To Hate: 15 Controversial Modernist Buildings in Hong Kong. A Public Engagement Project

The project was run in 2019 and it is now accessible through the Docomomo Hong Kong website: https://www.uglybuildings.docomomo.hk Why are certain buildings being deemed ugly and worthless by some people but treasured by others? What are the bases for forming these different opinions? How do judgements made byprofessional experts and the general public affect the … read more…

The Australian paradox – smart, resilient cities in a rich but dumb economy?

Harvard’s Atlas of Economic Complexity classifies Australia as a profoundly simple economy, “at risk of getting increasingly dumber”. At the same time, Australian cities rank consistently as some of the world’s most liveable and technologically smart. In this seminar Prof Coenen reflects on the state of Australia as a knowledge economy and explores some of the … read more…