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

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…

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

Docomomo Australia AGM 2020 (Postponed!)

Dear All, In light of the current situation of organisations and institutions trying to minimise the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and the Government’s request to both minimise travel and unnecessary physical meetings, the 2020 Docomomo Annual General Meeting (due to be held on 28 March 2020 in Sydney) is hereby postponed until a later … read more…

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds ComplexBy Adonis El Hussein and Rola A. Saadi Souce: Docomomo International What is the role of unbuilt space in a modernist urban project? The studies surrounding Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex in Tripoli, Lebanon, have often overlooked this important … read more…

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (1980)

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert ComplexBy I.M. Chaiko, N.V. Baranov, F.N. Yakovlev, L.V. Yakhontov, Russia, 1980 Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, Russia, better known as SKK, and express its full support to all the initiatives conducted in order … read more…

Under threat: Save Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus ! University of Rouen, Rouen, France

Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus is now under immediate and serious threat of demolition since its classification process by the municipality of Mont-Saint-Aignan had not been successfully retained, ultimately discharging the case leaving it in an extreme risk situation. At the end of January 2020, a demolition permit was issued by the Prefecture of Seine-Maritime for the Building … read more…

Chicago 7 Most Endangered buildings announced by The Preservation Chicago 2020

Preservation Chicago announced the 2020 edition of its annual list of the city’s “7 Most Endangered Buildings” today, with the James R. Thompson Center and Jackson Park each making their fourth appearance. The full list is the following: The James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center, and Midway Plaisance … read more…

Book / Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975

Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975By Richard Klein, Hermann Publishing, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to announce the release of the docomomo France bulletin dedicated to high-rise buildings in France. Publication director: Richard Klein Editor in chief: Riccardo Forte Editorial secretary: Milena Crespo Editorial coordination: Léo Noyer-Duplaix and Marjorie Occelli … read more…

Awards: The Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara win the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Docomomo International congratulates the architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for being announced the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. “Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have practiced architecture together for forty years in a way that clearly reflects the objectives of the Pritzker Prize: to recognize the art of architecture and consistent service to humanity as … read more…

Book / Sydney Art Deco

Sydney Art Deco / Peter Sheridan Published: April 2019ISBN: 9780992389666Pages: 432Publisher: BakeliteDimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.5 Buy For the first time, Sydney’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s and 1940s are identified and gloriously displayed with contemporary photographs alongside archival images. Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape … read more…

Docomomo International Student Workshop / Tokyo 2020

WHAT IS GROUP FORM ? Learning from Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace For Resilient Inheritance 6th – 10th September 2020, Tokyo, Japan The goal of the International Student workshop is to understand the significance of ideas in modern movement for our contemporary society and the environment. You will discover new ideas and methodologies through participation in our … read more…

Walsh Street March Tours

Thu March 12th  $22 – $45 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 … read more…

Talk / Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture, 18 March, Melbourne

In an era of global sameness, can architectural processes create the time and space to engage meaningfully with local traditions and enrich the culture of the everyday? This lecture breaks down Melbourne practice NMBW’s projects into a series of tangible pieces that articulate how decisions have been made and values embedded. Presented by: National Gallery … read more…

Bellevue Heights Modern | 22 Mar 10am, Adelaide

Presented by Modernist Adelaide Description (Sold Out) The architectural partnership of Jansen & Treloar designed a series of extraordinary luxury modernist houses in Adelaide’s southern foothills in the late 1960s and early 70s. Bellevue Heights Modern opens the doors to the Oxlade House, a flamboyant, cruciform-shaped home built on the greenfield slopes high above Flinders … read more…