Sydney Talk: Heritage, Construction and Fire / June 18

2019 SYDNEY TALK SERIES NUMBER 4 Tuesday 18TH June 2019 Catherine Forbes: Heritage, Construction and Fire Globally, over the years many iconic heritage sites have experienced severe damage or loss as a result of fire. Cases have included Windsor Castle (1992), Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), Lucerne (1993), Sungyemun (South gate) Seoul, South Korea (2008), the Cutty … read more…

Sydney Uni Talk: Democracy and Welfare State Legacies: The Case of Jaap Bakema / May 23

Please join the School for a public guest lecture by Dirk van den Heuven, of TU Delft, Netherlands Dirk van den Heuvel will talk about his research into post-war modern architecture, New Brutalism and Dutch Structuralism. Dirk will probe the interrelations between mid-twentieth century nation-building, welfare state arrangements, housing and planning. He will do so … read more…

Robin Boyd Centenary of Design / May Program: Tours, Talks, Exhibitions

In 2019, the Robin Boyd Foundation is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia’s most influential architects Robin Boyd (1919-1971). The  Foundation is holding a year-long series of events under the umbrella program.. Curator Tour | Peter Wille: Out Driving Wed May 8th @ 17:30 pm- 18:30 pm Join the State Library Victoria … read more…

The Modernist Movement and Aviation at the Heritage of the Air Conference in Canberra, paper deadline 17 May

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…

Celebrating Melbourne’s Iconic Buildings

The BE—150 program artwork features iconic Melbourne buildings selected to celebrate the ongoing connection between the University and the wonderful city that we call home. Created by the Melbourne-based design firm, Studio Binocular, this artwork features buildings from across Melbourne rendered to reference the distinctive aesthetic and line work used in all of our Melbourne … read more…

Docomomo UK: Buildings at Risk

docomomo uk buildings at risk page Lubetkin and Tecton’s Elephant House at Whipsnade (1935) Whipsnade Zoo’s Elephant House was designed by Lubetkin and Tecton in 1935, using reinforced concrete. According to Historic England, the long, low single-storey composition has a “bowed front and light cantilevered canopy to full length, glazed beneath to centre (glazing altered … read more…

Robin Boyd’s Walsh Street Tours

Experience ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation. The Tour … read more…

Trust Talk: Brisbane / May 17th

Description THE TRUST TALKS: The Debate – ‘It’s not a chip on your shoulder if they’re really out to get you’ – Queensland is unfairly underrepresented on Australia’s big heritage lists. Where and When:Friday 17 May, 5.00 to 7.30pm at the Commissariat Store, 115 William St, Brisbane City SUMMARY Queensland is one of the largest states … read more…

Films / Chez Le Corbusier + The Flying Gardeners

Tuesday, 14th May Chez Le Corbusier / The Flying Gardeners Chez Le Corbusier / FR / 2018Dir: Olivier LemaireRun time: 33 min The Flying Gardeners / IT / 2016Dir: Giacomo Boeri and Matteo GrimaldiRun Time: 9 min Two short films show two very different perspectives on vertical living, one which explores the restoration of Le Corbusier’s … read more…

Talk / China’s 20th Century Architecture and Heritage / May 7

                                                                                       China’s 20th Century Architecture Mr. Jin Lei, Consultant of the Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Vice-President and Secretary General of China’s Committee for 20th Century Architectural Heritage, Chief Editor of China Architectural Heritage, Architectural Reviews and Architectural Photography will discuss ‘The status of China’s 20th century architectural heritage’ Dr. … read more…

Roy Grounds Ramsey House open day / April 28

Ramsey House was designed in 1937 by Roy Grounds for his future wife Betty Ramsay. It is a seminal house in the evolution of Australian and Victorian modernism, having a significant influence on Robin Boyd and other architects of the period. Nestled into the cliff above Ranelagh Beach in Mt Eliza on the historic Ranelagh … read more…

18th Docomomo Australia Annual General Meeting

Dear All We invite you to attend the 18th Docomomo Australia Annual General Meeting to be held on Saturday 11th May 2019 at 70A Blues Point Road, North Sydney, NSW at 12 noon. Attached are the following Documents: Notice for the 18th AGM to be held in 2019 for the 2018 financial year Form of … read more…

From US / Modernist Sites Top Endangered List

Republished from Docomomo US / author: Michele Racioppi Although long overlooked, in recent years threats to sites of Modern heritage have been getting more attention. Just in the past month, they topped two “most endangered” historic sites lists in Oklahoma and Chicago. Preservation Chicago’s 7 Most Endagered list led with the spaceship-like Thompson Center, which has … read more…

Dado Film / The Disappearance of Robin Hood + Off Season / April 16

The Disappearance of Robin Hood / Off Season Join DADo for a night all about heritage with the Australian premier of two films that delve into the legacy and memory of two buildings in the wake of imminent destruction, one that encapsulates the London Brutalist movement, and one the Soviet Sanatorium typology. The Disappearance of … read more…

Book Launch: Architecture and the Modern Hospital / April 11

  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s foremost architectural experts and historians: Professor Julie Willis, Dean of the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, The University of Melbourne Professor Philip Goad, ABP Chair of Architecture and the 2019/20 Harvard Chair in Australian Studies, The University of Melbourne Dr. Cameron Logan, … read more…

BE—150 Dean’s Lecture – Beatriz Colomina: X-Ray Architecture / April 30

Join us at the Melbourne School of Design for the first BE—150 Dean’s lecture, where Beatriz Colomina explores the impact of medical discourse and imaging technologies on the formation, representation and reception of twentieth-century architecture. She challenges the normal understanding of modern architecture by proposing that it was shaped by the dominant medical obsession of … read more…

Canberra Modern’s Events: 13/14 April

BUS TOUR: Iconic Bus Shelters of Canberra with Trevor Dickinson Saturday 13 April – 10am – 12pm.  Join artist Trevor Dickinson on a bus tour of Canberra’s iconic bus shelters – be prepared for some pop-up activities at some stops and some special guests along the way. BOOK NOW ================================== TALK/EXHIBITION: Australian Odyssey: Marion Hall … read more…

Architecture Museum: Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times by Alison McDougall

David O’Loughlin, Convenor: Art Deco and Modernism Society (SA Chapter), launched the Architecture Museum’s 9th publication in the Architecture Museum Monograph Series on Thursday 30th August, at the City of Holdfast Bay Council Chambers. Titled Chris A. Smith: Moving with the Times and written by Alison McDougall, the monograph was produced as a collaboration between … read more…

Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place

Exhibition: John Gollings Spirit of Place Date: 23 March / 21 July 2019 Location: Heide II Curator/s: Kendrah Morgan An ancient rock shelter in remote Arnhem Land decorated with complex x-ray figures and naturalistic animals is one of a number of extraordinary Indigenous sites featured in this exhibition of work by acclaimed Melbourne photographer John … read more…