Open House Melbourne goes Virtual / 25 + 26 July

Open House Melbourne / 13 The thirteenth Open House Melbourne will present the largest collection of virtual tours in Australia, enabling access to over 50 buildings from the comfort of your own home. In the lead-up to the Weekend announced for the 25 + 26 July, digitising these significant spaces in a time where physical movement, social engagement … read more…

Open House Melbourne 2020 Speaker Series / July 1st

https://www.openhousemelbourne.org/event/speaker-series/ This annual talk marks the beginning of Open House Melbourne’s ‘month of architecture’. It is a rare opportunity to hear directly from experts on the design process behind built outcomes. Tune in to this online event to learn more about this diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that make up the built … read more…

Robin Boyd: Late Works

ONLINE EVENT Saturday 25 July 20205pm–6pmFREE, no bookings requiredWatch link to come Tune in to a Facebook Live video recording of our two authors presenting their lecture on Robin Boyd: Last Works. Audience questions and discussion will take place at the end of the presentation. Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and public architectural … read more…

Heritage Council of Victoria 2020 Heritage Address: Stuart Harrison, 15 July via streaming

The Heritage Council of Victoria is very excited to announce that Stuart Harrison will be giving this year’s Heritage Address as part of Open House Melbourne’s July 2020 digital program. Stuart Harrison is an Australian architect and hosts Restoration Australia on ABC TV. He has worked across architectural practice, teaching and media during the last … read more…

Robin Boyd House reopening from June 22

The Robin Boyd Foundation is reopening Robin Boyd House starting from 22 June 2020 for tours, events and educational activities. With appropriate procedures in place. The Walsh Street house is the focal point for the activities of the Robin Boyd Foundation. This remarkable home now hosts dinners, seminars and cocktail functions, providing a forum to share … read more…

Rose Seidler House reopening from July 5th

Rose Seidler House When completed in 1950, Rose Seidler House was ‘the most talked about house in Sydney’. Designed by the young Harry Seidler for his parents Rose and Max, the house overturned almost every convention of suburban home design. It was in fact the promise of designing a house for his mother that brought … read more…

Gio Ponti exhibition reopened at Maxxi / Rome

Forty years after his death, MAXXI (Rome) dedicates to Gio Ponti a great retrospective that studies and communicates his multifaceted activity, starting from the story of his architecture. Ranging from the design of everyday objects to the invention of spatial solutions for the modern houses and the creation of complex projects set in the urban … read more…

ICONS AT RISK, a new initiative from the Iconic Houses Network

The Iconic Houses Network has recently launched ICONS AT RISK its new initiative to preserve the world’s most endangered architecturally modern houses. The project is the culmination of two years of intensive work. In this new section on the Iconic Houses website, so far 30 Icons at Risk, Demolished and Saved Icons are listed. More will be added every month. With many, … read more…

Suuronen Venturo house acquired by WeeGee (Finland) / open in 2021.

The Exhibition Centre WeeGee has acquired a significant design object, a Venturo house. Designed by architect Matti Suuronen (1933–2013), the Venturo will open for the public in summer 2021 at WeeGee. The Exhibition Centre WeeGee bought the Venturo house from a private owner. Built in 1971, this Venturo used to serve as a petrol station … read more…

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…