Design Talk – Ian Wong 1OO Objects – Australian Design in the Home / Oct 9

Robin Boyd’s seminal Walsh Street house provides a fitting stage to elevate and celebrate the work of some of Australia’s most important design practitioners. The whole house will be activated in this ‘design within a design’ installation. In this year where we celebrate 100 years of Robin Boyd, curator Ian Wong pays homage to Boyd’s … read more…

Architecture of the Sun / Docomomo Journal 60 (2019/2)

Architectures of the SunDocomomo Journal 60 (2019/2)Download Journal excerpt Editorial The right to holidays or the emergence of an era of optimism in memory of Tiago Freitas (1977—2017) Entitled “Architectures of the Sun” this issue of the docomomo Journal is devoted to the theme of holidays, and considers the key role of Modern Movement architecture … read more…

US Exhibition: Mies in Translation

Mies in Translation17th September – 27th October 2019, Barnsworth Gallery, Illinois, USA The Farnsworth House – Barnsworth Gallery is presenting the exhibition Mies in Translation, which will open on the 15th September with the presence of the exhibition curator William Huchting of makeArchitecture. The exhibition will feature architectural models of selected projects designed by Mies van … read more…

Call for Submission: Docomomo Landscapes Book. Selections from the Docomomo Registers

URGENT CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Docomomo Landscapes Book: Selections from the Docomomo Registers Docomomo International approved the preparation of a special thematic book on designed landscapes of the Modern Movement era. Docomomo’s International Specialist Committee on Urbanism and Landscape (ISC/U+L) invites Docomomo Australia members and supporters to submit up to 3 landscape sites for inclusion in … read more…

The Modernist Movement and Aviation at the Heritage of the Air Conference in Canberra, 14-17 November

THE MODERNIST MOVEMENT AND AVIATION: INSPIRATION AND INFLUENCE The advent of accessible air travel in the mid-20th century led to increased requirements for new airports, amenities and associated infrastructure.  This session invites presentations on aviation architecture, through the lens of modernism. How did the modernist movement influence air travel, and vice versa?  How did architects embrace … read more…

Policy, Power & the Cultural and Heritage Values of the Powerhouse Museum / Oct 1

2019 SYDNEY TALK SERIES NUMBER 6 Tuesday 1st OCTOBER 2019 Australia ICOMOS, DOCOMOMO Australia, NSW Chapter AIA members are allinvited to attend Policy, Power & the Cultural and Heritage Values of the Powerhouse Museum Kylie Winkworth & Jennifer Sanders, Powerhouse Museum Alliance In November 2014 the NSW Government announced that the Powerhouse Museum would be … read more…

Boyd Open Houses: Richard Haughton James House / Heide, Melbourne / Oct 27

Date: 27 October 2019 12:00-4:00 Location:  Kew Event category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20 Members:  $20 Join now Book this eventProgram of the Heide Museum Exhibition: Robin Boyd Design Legend (open until 27 October 2019) One of Australia’s first professional designers, Richard Haughton James shared Boyd’s commitment to the belief … read more…

Boyd Open Houses: Grahame & Inge King House / Heide, Melbourne / Oct 12

Date: 13 October 2019 12:00-4:00 Location:  Warrandyte Event category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20 Members:  $20 Join nowBook this eventProgram of the Heide Museum Exhibition: Robin Boyd Design Legend (open until 27 October 2019) After arriving in Australian from Europe, artists Grahame and Inge King settled in small creative community … read more…

Boyd Open Houses: Hegarty House / Heide, Melbourne / Sept 29

Date: 29 September 2019 12:00-4:00 Location:  Ringwood East Event category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20 Members:  $20 Join nowBook this eventProgram of the Heide Museum Exhibition: Robin Boyd Design Legend (open until 27 October 2019) One of the last projects completed by Boyd, the Hegarty House exemplifies his credentials as … read more…

Australia Modernism Top Ten

Australia Modernism Top Ten Modernist design ushered in a new way of thinking in Australia and inspired some of our most iconic architecture. Two architectural historians look at the legacy of some of our top designs By Professor Philip Goad and Professor Hannah Lewi, University of Melbourne Australia’s modernist movement had an enormous impact on the urban … read more…

Robin Boyd Open Houses

BOYD OPEN HOUSES  BAKER & DOWER HOUSES Date: 8 September 2019 12:00-4:00Location:  Long ForestEvent category:  Architecture & HistoryAdmission:  Adult $25 / Concession & Senior $20Members:  $20 Join nowBOOK THIS EVENT After immigrating to Australia from England, Michael and Rosemary Baker commissioned Boyd to design their ideal of an Australian homestead. Set in bushland, the house was built from local stone around a central courtyard, providing … read more…

Talk : “Along Bauhaus Lines” Architecture and Design by European Emigres in Aotearoa / Sept 11

ICOMOS / DOCOMOMO 2019 Sydney Talk Series : September 2019 “Along Bauhaus Lines”Architecture and Design by European Emigres in Aotearoa.Linda Tyler European emigré architects were key vectors for the introduction of Bauhaus ideas to post-war New Zealand. Their Central European training was often at odds with the modernism that was developing here. In the organisations … read more…

Art and Cinema. The Human Shelter

ART & CINEMA  THE HUMAN SHELTER Date: 7 September 2019 -4:00Location:  Cinema NovaEvent category:  ArtAdmission:  Adult $35 / Concession $30Members:  $30 Join now BOOK THIS EVENT When does a refugee camp become a home? Is it possible to live in a tree? Documentary director Boris B. Bertram travelled four continents over two years in an anthropological expedition to find out how people live. His film, The … read more…

ACT Region Heritage Symposium 2019 – The Spaces in Between: Connecting Canberra’s Urban Landscape

Saturday 24 August 2019 9am-5pm Like many other cities, Canberra is facing the challenge of balancing rapid growth with the need to preserve and protect key elements of its heritage and lifestyle. In this year’s Symposium, we will be exploring the UNESCO’s Historic Urban Landscape approach: a holistic framework designed to help cities manage change … read more…

Exhibition: Nervi with Seidler / Sydney, until 7 Sept

Designed in Italy, Made in Australia: Discovering the Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi University of Sydney Tin Sheds Gallery until 7 September 2019 Tuesday-Friday / 11am-5pmEnds 7 September 2019Free entry. University of Sydney architecture faculty – Tin Sheds Gallery hosts the exhibition “Designed in Italy, Made in Australia- Discovering the Australian work of Pier Luigi … read more…

Exhibition / Australian Architects in Asia, 1950s-80s

Fusion of Horizons: Australian Architects in Asia, 1950s-80s Fusion of Horizons is the story of five pioneering architects from Australia who travelled throughout Asia in the post-war years and fundamentally contributed to the architecture and design of the continent. These figures existed at the centre of an array of intellectual, professional, and business networks, and … read more…

Book / Australia Modern. Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925–1975 / August 2019

Australia Modern Architecture, Landscape & Design 1925–1975 $80.00 The essential text on Australian modernism, featuring 100 significant site examples by Australia’s most revered architects, rich archival imagery and expert essays exploring how modernism has shaped Australian society. From the Sydney Opera House and the National Gallery of Victoria to sought-after homes across the country, the … read more…

Exhibition / Australia Modern: from the iconic to the everyday / Jul 22

From Monday 22 Jul 2019 to Thursday 22 Aug 2019Dulux Gallery, Glyn Davis Building (133) The University of Melbourne Taking inspiration from the latest book on Australian modernism Australia Modern: Architecture, Landscape & Design edited by Hannah Lewi & Philip Goad and published by Thames & Hudson, this exhibition celebrates twentieth-century architecture through newly commissioned photographs and archival … read more…