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…

International / Getty’s Keep it Modern: Report Library

Keeping It ModernModern architecture is one of the defining artistic forms of the 20th century. Set free from traditional structural requirements, architects and engineers used experimental materials and novel construction techniques to create innovative forms and advance new philosophical approaches to architecture.  Access the Report Library The Gandhi Bhawan in Chandigarh, India. Photo: Vanicka Arora, … read more…

Open House Melbourne / July 24-25

Republished from https://www.openhousemelbourne.org/ all information for booking and dates on Open House Melbourne Website TAKE OWNERSHIP OF YOUR CITY Strong cities empower communities, which is why the 2019 Open House Melbourne Weekend on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July will open sites and explore crucial city issues, through the lens of open access and inclusion. As in past … read more…

Open House Melbourne / Film: Modern Melbourne / July 25

Screening “Modern Melbourne with Dione McIntyre” Where: Melbourne School of Design Building, Masson Rd, The University of Melbourne, Parkville When: Thursday 25 July 2019, 6pm–8pmFREE, bookings essential Modern Melbourne is a series of filmed interviews and rich archival material that documents the extraordinary lives and careers of some of our most important architects and designers … read more…

Open House Melbourne / Heritage address with Kerstin Thompson / July 15

Federation Hall, Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, 5/7-17 Grant Street Southbank TIME & DATEMonday 15 July 20196pm–7pmFREE, bookings essential The 2019 Heritage Address is presented by Open House Melbourne and the Heritage Council of Victoria and supported by The University of Melbourne. The Heritage Council of Victoria and Open House Melbourne … read more…

Open House Melbourne / Design City Talks / July 18

DESIGN CITY: BUILT MELBOURNE! This annual talk presents a diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that make up the built fabric of Melbourne. The projects discussed range from commercial buildings, educational buildings, and heritage buildings, to the humble home, and a not-so-humble landscape. This is a rare opportunity to hear from experts on … read more…

Exhibition / Robin Boyd: Design Legend / Aug 3

When:  3 August – 27 October 2019Where:  Heide II, MelbourneCurator/s:  Kendrah MorganAdmission:  Included with Museum PassMembers   This exhibition forms part of the centenary celebrations for Robin Boyd (1919–1971), one of Australia’s most respected and well known architects, and one of our first public intellectuals and media celebrities. During his career Boyd designed more than 300 projects, from residences to civic buildings, and was … read more…

Talk / Dr Diane Firth: Robin Boyd in Canberra / July 15th

When: Mon July 15th @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWhere: Hotel Kurrajong, 8 National Circuit, Barton, ACT 2602 This talk focusses on the period of 1952 to 1972: from Boyd’s first Canberra commission with a house for Manning and Dymphna Clarke; to the year following his untimely death and the completion of Churchill House. Over that twenty … read more…

Film: The Human Shelter / July 16

On Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 6:30pmWalsh Street, Robin Boyd House DADo Presents: The Human Shelter. 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. The official … read more…

#HandsOffAnzacHall AIA: Sign the Petition

We need your support to stop the demolition of Anzac Hall at the Australian War Memorial. Sign up now to our petition and share with your networks, https://wp.architecture.com.au/anzachall/petition/Anzac Hall is a beautiful piece of public architecture. It is incomprehensible that this award-winning building which is only 17 years old could be demolished as part of a … read more…

Press / How Two Getty Initiatives Are Saving Global Modernist Heritage

This Article by Mimi Zeiger was originally published on Metropolismag.com. The Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative (CMAI) and Keeping It Modern grant are dedicated to supporting new methods and technologies for the conservation of Modernist buildings. “Architecture is the will of the epoch translated into space,” Mies van der Rohe famously wrote in 1924, putting forth a case for Modernism. … read more…

NGV Melbourne / Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor

Alexander Calder: Radical Inventor presents approximately one hundred sculptural and pictorial compositions made by renowned American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976), drawn from private and museum collections in North America, including a substantial number of works lent by the Calder Foundation, New York. Sagrada Família Calder is widely regarded as the artist who made sculpture move, forging … read more…

Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions, Barcelona, 16-18 September 2020 – abstracts due 30 June 2019

The deadline for abstract submission to the 12th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2020) is 30 June 2019. Registration and submission of abstracts should be performed online. Detailed information is available here. You can email the conference Secretariat for any questions. The 12th edition of the International Conference on Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions (SAHC 2020) … read more…

Heritage: The Burra Charter turns 40 / June 27

Thursday 27 Jun 2019 5:45pm – 7:30pm Singapore Theatre, Room B120, Glyn Davis Building (133), Masson Road, The University of Melbourne The Burra Charter is the bedrock for heritage practice in Australia.  It sets out principles and procedures that have been applied throughout the country, and overseas, since it was written in 1979.  To acknowledge the Charter’s 40th anniversary, Australia … read more…

Sydney Talk: Architectural Obsolescence by Daniel Abramson / June 11

6pm Tuesday 11 June Join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning for a public guest lecture by Daniel M. Abramson of Boston University. ABOUT THE TALK Where does the idea come from that architecture can become obsolete, suddenly lose its value and utility, and so become expendable in a short period of time?  This talk traces … read more…

Film: The Experimental City / June 18

DADo Presents: The Experimental City (the event is sold out) A documentary about the Minnesota Experimental City project, a futuristic attempt to solve urban problems by creating a full-size city from scratch in the isolated woods of northern Minnesota. The official film partner for the Robin Boyd Foundation, DADo aims to bring the best in … read more…

Docomomo International Sites Under Threat

Garden-City of La Butte Rougeby Joseph Bassompierre, Paul de Rutté, Paul Sirvin, André Arfvidson and André Riousse (landscape designer), Châtenay Malabry, France, 1931-1965 Docomomo International would like to raise awareness about the demolition threat that the Garden-City of La Butte Rouge, in Châtenay-Malabry, is currently facing.  The Garden-City of La Butte Rouge is under threat … read more…