Docomomo Tokyo 2020+1 / Discussion is opened: Urbanism and Architecture under/after Covid-19

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Docomomo TokyoModernism is frozen / Discussion is opened : Urbanism and Architecture under/after Covid-19 “Docomomo Tokyo Team is opening a discussion for the next Urbanism and Architecture under and after COVID-19 on Facebook, to build a series of online discussion by ZOOM and develop it into one of themes in the International docomomo Conference 2020+1 … read more…

Video / Iconic Australian Houses

Iconic Australian Houses Iconic Australian Houses, an exhibition by Karen McCartney, in partnership with Architecture Foundation Australia (2017) Karen McCartney takes us through 11 case studies of iconic Australian houses and the architects who designed them. Russell Jack – The Jack HousePeter McIntyre – The Butterfly housePeter Muller – The Audette houseRobin Boyd – The … read more…

In memory of Jack Mundey: a profile.

By James Lesh, University of Melbourne (The Conversation) Jack Mundey, who has died at the age of 90, was a pioneer of the Australian heritage movement. As well as contributing to labor and environmental politics, Mundey reconceived of the ways that Australians related to their cities and heritage places. As the NSW Builders’ Labourers Federation … read more…

Books / Mid-Century Interiors: a selection

Mid-Century Modern Complete Mid-Century Modern Complete By: Dominic Bradbury Published: 2014ISBN: 9780500517277Number Of Pages: 544 $79.80 (33% of RRP $120.00) This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject. It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, … read more…

Book / Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses

Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses A groundbreaking global survey of the finest mid-20th-century homes – one of the most popular styles of our time A fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world’s most glamorous homes from more than 290 architects, the Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses showcases work by such icons as Marcel … read more…

Virtual / Tour of Wright’s Hollyhock House

Wright’s Hollyhock House VAE The Virtual Accessibility Experience (VAE) was developed to increase access to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House. This virtual tour utilizes technology to create immersive and inclusive experiences for visitors of all abilities. It is available both onsite and remotely via a web browser. Hollyhock House is a two-story residence. Many first-floor … read more…

16th International Docomomo Conference / Tokyo, Japan, postponed to September 2021

16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo, Japan, 2021 In light of global travel restrictions, altered economic circumstances and general risk and uncertainty promoted by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not possible to proceed with DOCOMOMO2020 as originally planned. DOCOMOMO International and the Japan Conference Board for DOCOMOMO2020 have decided to postpone the Conference, to take place … read more…

Book: Carlo Scarpa. Zentner house in Zurich: an Italian villa in Switzerland

Carlo Scarpa. Casa Zentner a Zurigo: una villa italiana in Svizzera [Carlo Scarpa. Zentner house in Zurich: an Italian villa in Switzerland]By Davide Fornari, Roberta Martinis and Giacinta Jean, published by Electa, 2020 “The volume, published for Electa architecture, illustrates and documents the ‘micro-history’ of Casa Zentner in Zurich, the only building built by Carlo … read more…

Book: Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975 The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming book Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975, by Susan S. Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino, published by The Monacelli Press. Expected in August 2020.  Use code MODERN20 to receive 20% off pre-orders of the book through the Monacelli website. Modern … read more…

Cure and Care / Docomomo Journal (2020/1)

Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 62 – Cure and Care.This issue of Docomomo Journal allows us to analyze and understand how the healthcare has been a stimulating topic on the core of Modern Movement architecture. Due to COVID-19, we face an unprecedented situation, and now more than ever, urban sanitary measures as well health … read more…

Histories of Postwar Architecture Journal : Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-War Architecture

Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA) is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal that aims to publish innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. The Journal accepts papers and original submissions that have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors maintain their copyright and are … read more…

Film Online / Bauhaus World: The Code / The Effect / The Utopia

How has the Bauhaus school of architecture and design, Germany’s best-known art school, shaped the world we live in today? The three-part documentary Bauhaus WORLD marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Germany’s best-known art, architecture and design school, the Bauhaus. Exploring the legacy of this iconic German institution, our film crew traveled the … read more…

Film Online / The Rice House by Jacques Sheard

The story of the Rice House, a unique mid-century home designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland. Directed and Produced by Jacques Sheard (2020)Sound Recording by Abramo PeghiniInterviews: Doug Evans, Lynnsay Prunotto

Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s / Stuart Symons

Stuart Symons | Modernist Adelaide Modernist architecture was at the heart of the physical, cultural and social transformation of postwar Adelaide. This architectural revolution was based on new construction technologies, a break with traditional styles and an unwavering belief in design’s ability to shape a better society. Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s is the first … read more…

Film Online / Bates Smart Gallery

Melbourne based architectural firm Bates Smart designed the iconic International Style building, known as ICI House, in 1958. In 2017 the firm opened a gallery on the building’s ground floor to showcase current and future projects.Gallery curator and Bates Smart Associate, Johan Herminjanto, discusses the art and design space. Directed by Jacques Sheard, 2017