Back to the Future: A Place for Emotional Significance within Urban Conservation? / Oct 31

Join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning in discussion with visiting Professor of Urban Studies, Rebecca Madgin, from the University of Glasglow.  31 October, University of Sydney The heritage sector has continually evolved its thinking with regards to the value and significance of the historic environment. Largely this has been achieved … read more…

Submit feedback on a proposal to heritage list 9 modern movement buildings and art in Sydney, until Oct 14th

We invite your feedback on a proposal to list 9 heritage items of the modern movement in the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012. The proposed heritage items are: Sydney Masonic Centre, 279–283 Castlereagh Street, Sydney former Sydney County Council Building, 552A–570 George Street, Sydney St Peter Julian’s Catholic Church and Monastery, 637–645 George Street, Haymarket … read more…

BAUHAUS IN CANBERRA 2019: Tours and conversations on Robin Boyd, Harry Seidler, John Andrews, and Dirk Bolt

4 – 24 November 2019Tickets on sale and full program online. BAUHAUS IN CANBERRA DESIGN Canberra 2019 recognises the 100th anniversary of the iconic Bauhaus design movement which redefined what design could do for society and reflected the utopian ideas of its time. The Bauhaus advocated for an understanding of composition, colour theory and craftsmanship.Read More … read more…

Melbourne / 1OO Objects – Australian Design in the Home / October 12-27

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. Visitors will be free to roam through the extraordinary rooms and spaces of Walsh Street, where they will … read more…

Aspects of Modernism in Canberra, 5 to 7 October, Canberra

Join us as we delve into a wealth of fine and innovative architecture In a series of guided walks, we are exploring the work of notable architects including John Andrews, Robin Boyd, Roy Grounds, Frederick Romberg, Enrico Taglietti and Ken Woolley. Over the long weekend, we will be viewing some of Harry Seidler’s most important works, plus one … read more…

Brisbane Open House / 12-13 October

Brisbane Open House is a free event, providing residents and visitors with the rare opportunity to discover the hidden wealth of architecture, engineering and history in buildings and places around Brisbane city. Held annually in conjunction with World Architecture Day, selected buildings are opened for the public with guided and self-guided tours to encourage them … read more…

Sydney Exhibition / Nervi with Seidler until 10 October 2019 at Australia Square

Australia Square tower Sydney hosts a smaller version of recent university exhibition “Designed in Italy, Made in Australia – Discovering the Australian work of Pier Luigi Nervi” – until 10 October 2019. Nervi was the engineer behind Seidler’s Australia Square tower, MLC Centre, Theatre Royal, CTA club in Sydney.  Exhibition includes drawings, models and panels with previously … 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…

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…

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…