Docomomo Australia MLC campaign in the press

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article about Docomomo Australia MLC submission “Between a rock and a hard place’: calls to save nationally significant Sydney building”. you can downlod the article here, or you can read it online

29 Australian Brutal Beauties

https://www.budgetdirect.com.au/blog/brutal-beauty.html?fbclid=IwAR0gFFkbQ3z0jqZvnLIx3V7_TZWTreBnjvav07gYVk6mWxCPLCJ2x7PIAxQ References: Artemel, AJ (2019). Australia’s most scenic Brutalist house. architizer.com Australian Associated Press (2019). Sirius Building to be refurbished after sale for more than $150m. Theguardian.com Baumgart, M (2013). In the round: Prahran Hotel. architectureau.com Burroughs, M. (2019). Brutalist beauties in Melbourne that you’ll want to Instagram. anothermag.com Cheng, L. (2019). Brutalist ‘brooding hulk’ … read more…

Docomomo Australia Submissions against the application to demolish the MLC Building, 105-153 Miller Street, North Sydney

Dear Docomomo Australia reader, We urgently need your assistance.  A Development Application to demolish the heritage-listed MLC Building (1954-1957 by Bates Smart & McCutcheon) has been lodged with North Sydney Council.  The MLC Building was listed by Docomomo Australia on its Register in 2004 and is also listed by the Australian Institute of Architects on its Register … read more…

Docomomo Journal 63 – Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora

Download Journal excerpt Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 63 – Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora. Editorial Tropical Architecture, South of Cancer in the Modern DiasporaBY ANA TOSTÕES The cover of this docomomo Journal 63, showing the sun path diagram from 12ºS, Lobito, Angola, 1969, is an homage to Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-2015) one … read more…

Performing The City / Online Symposium, 7 August, Sydney University

Performing The City Online Symposium, 7 August, 10am – 4pm, AEST Please join the University of Sydney School of Literature, Art and Media for their online symposium. This event is Co-presented by Sanné Mestrom, Ian Maxwell and Luke Hespanhol, University of Sydney Public space is always contested. Competing interests vie for access to sites, proposing divergent—sometimes compatible, but … read more…

The Diversity of Modernism By Docomomo US

The Diversity of ModernismBy Docomomo US Docomomo International is pleased to inform that Docomomo US continued to develop their annual advocacy theme “The Diversity of Modernism”.Docomomo US and its chapters focused their attention on the work of diverse designers, updating a document where is represented architects and designers of color and women who made significant … read more…

Call for Nominations: SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Committee

Call for Nominations: SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) CommitteeDeadline: 31 August 2020 The Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations and self-nominations for five members to serve on a newly-established SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Committee. SAH recognizes that it needs to examine its culture, processes, and structure and take … read more…

Docomomo International Public Discussion #02 – “Traffic seeks another way”

Docomomo International Public Discussion #02 – “Traffic seeks another way”For A Series of Discussion “Is Modernism Frozen?”. Date: 17th August 2020 Following the first discussion “How do you map modernism under/after COVID-19”, which counted with the participation of Dr. Takayuki Suzuki, Dr. Ana Tostões, Dr. Shin Muramatsu and Dr. Yoshiyuki Yamana, the second session of … read more…

Call for Papers: “Dealing with risks, Architecture and Philosophy” Deadline: 25 Sept

Call for Papers: “Dealing with risks, Architecture and Philosophy”Deadline: 25 September 2020 International Symposium, organized by GERPHAU Lab (philosophy, architecture, urban world, EA 7486 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette) and the ARENA Association. Paris, 11-12 March 2021 No one knows what the real consequences for habitat, climate change and the degradation of the … read more…

Sign a petition for the MLC Building

Dear reader, You can sign the petition “North Sydney Council: SAVE THE MLC BUILDING, NORTH SYDNEY” and you could help by adding your name. The goal is to reach 100 and more signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/fBSRv86DJx

Boyd House II Virtual Tour / Open House Melbourne

Boyd House II Virtual Tour This is a collaboration between the Robin Boyd Foundation Volunteers, Arup and PHORIA. It is the first time that one of Australia’s significant houses has been open to the public tour from their home, and the first digital presentation of the work of the Robin Boyd Foundation Collection team Boyd … read more…

Free Architecture Films Online with Dado and RBF

Dado Online: More Free Architecture Films DaDo, the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation, have published links to a list of free architectural and design films in lieu of their 2020 film season.  Featuring the works of architectural giants including Murcutt, Utzon, Eames, Seidler, Foster, Pei and more. Check it out at DaDo online.   

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…