Conference/Brisbane: Liberalism and the Built Environment – Then and Now / 17-18 May

Conference convenors: Janina Gosseye, Helena Mattsson, John Macarthur, Deborah van der Plaat This conference seeks to explore how concepts of freedom and liberal political and economic theories have intersected with architecture and the built environment from the 19th century to the present day.  The popular reaction against ‘neoliberalism’ understood as an economic structure has reignited … read more…

Talk on Sirius Building with Save Our Sirius Foundation / 15th May

      To be presented by the Save Our Sirius Foundation Speakers will include: Shaun Carter, Chair of the Save Our Sirius Foundation, and Tao Gofers, Architect of the Sirius Building The Sirius Foundation has been formed by people and organisations campaigning to save Sirius and its residents. Groups include: Friends of Millers Point, Millers Point … read more…

Matti Suuronen’s Futuro House in South Morang (VIC) accepted as a nominee for the Victorian Heritage Register

The Herald Sun reports that SOUTH MORANG’S rare Futuro House has been accepted as a nominee for the Victorian Heritage Register. However, its future as a potential Whittlesea tourist attraction looks unlikely. The Futuro, one of only five in Australia, is being used as a storage building by the Tuke Go-Kart Track on McDonalds Rd, … read more…

Talk / Dr Lisa Murray: re-assessing colonial imperialism. The Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April

The Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites, 18 April 2018, Sydney Presented by Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW. The 2018 guest speaker is Professional Historian Dr Lisa Murray, whose talk is titled Monuments and Memories: re-assessing colonial imperialism. Public monuments … read more…

April 18: International Day on Monuments & Sites / Icomos Australia

International Day on Monuments & Sites April 18th is a major celebration for ICOMOS and each year the state representatives of Australia ICOMOS organise a number of activities around Australia so that you can celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultural heritage with colleagues, and along with ICOMOS members the world over. It is important … read more…

Modernist Tableware in Melbourne

A Modern Life Tablewares 1930s–1980s Free entry NGV International Level 2, Decorative Arts Passage 30 Mar – Jan 2019 Open Good Friday 10am–5pm The period following the Second World War witnessed enormous changes in society. The loss of domestic servants and home help in many houses, combined with more women going off to work outside … read more…

Under treat: Gaden House by Neville Gruzman

Gaden House by Neville Guzman is under treat. Sign the petition published on Change.org and read the articles on ABC  and on ArchitectureAu. We republish here the text of the petition proposed by architect Rory Toomey: Gaden House 24-26 Bay Street in Double Bay, NSW is a unique modernist office building designed by Neville Gruzman … read more…

House Tour: Boyd’s Walsh Street

Walsh Street Tour 19th April Walsh Street Tour 26th April Featured as a part of the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival 2018: ‘My Culture, My Story’, we will be offering the opportunity to learn more about Boyd and his design legacy, with guided Design Tours through the Walsh Street residence. Robin was considered the architectural … read more…

Sydney Talk / John Allan on Berthold Lubetkin / 27th March

NEW VENUE: CPC Lecture Theatre (Charles Perkins Centre), The University of Sydney book now https://sydneyschoolofarchitecturedesignandplanning.cmail20.com/t/y-l-kycdrk-tthhdjec-j/ Please join the University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning for a Wilkinson Centenary Series guest lecture Tuesday 27th March 2018 This talk is supported by Docomomo Australia and Australia ICOMOS and is the second event in the 2018 Docomomo … read more…

International Building in danger: Terrace Plaza Hotel / Cincinnati, USA

Under Threat: Terrace Plaza Hotel by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Cincinnati, USA, 1945-1946 “Earlier this week, Docomomo was made aware of imminent plans to negatively alter the nationally significant Terrace Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. The current owner was poised to accept an offer from a developer to savagely strip its innovative stack-bond brick and employ an all-glass approach … read more…

MDW: THE MID CENTURY PROJECT MELBOURNE

THE MID CENTURY PROJECT PRESENTED BY TIM ROSS BATES SMART GALLERY, ICI HOUSE For the last five years Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst have taken temporary possession of architecturally significant buildings and skilfully blended storytelling, music and design. Following rave reviews for the recent ABC TV series, Streets of Your Town, Tim welcomes guests to the ICI Building for The Mid Century Project. … read more…

Two Melbourne Talks by John Allan, pioneer of conservation of modern movement buildings / 15th and 20th March

Dear Docomomo members and friends, We are hastily circulating two talks by John Allan of Avanti Architects who will be visiting Melbourne in the next two weeks. Apologies for the short-notice but there was unavoidable uncertainties around his visit. We really hope you can come along to either or both talks. John Allan has been … read more…

International: Demolition Threat in Prague: Transgas by Ivo Loos, Jindrich Malátek, Václav Aulický, Jirí Eisenreich

Demolition Threat: Transgas by Ivo Loos, Jindrich Malátek, Václav Aulický, Jirí Eisenreich, structure Juraj Kozák and Josef Tomášek, interior design Ivo Loos, Jan Fišer, Josef Vrana, Prague, Czech Republic, 1965-1978 “Former telemetric control center  of International gas pipeline Transgas and administrative department of The Ministry of Fuel and Energy, situated in the center of Prague, … read more…

Int. Exhibition: European Social Housing at AIA New York

February 15, 2018 – May 19, 2018 AIA New York Center for Architecture https://www.centerforarchitecture.org/exhibitions/social-housing-new-european-projects/ Across Europe, a new generation of architecture practices are transforming affordable housing. Responding to continued need, changing clients, and new funding methods, architects are once again addressing how homes can be delivered at scale while piloting new methods to achieve high … read more…

International Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference in Tokyo

Conference: The Fifth mASEANa International Conference 11th March 2018, Jiyu Gakuen Myonichikan Lounge Hall, Tokyo, Japan “The mASEANa project, launched in November 2015 and ending in 2020, addresses diverse issues related to the modern architecture in Southeast Asia from both the Japanese and the local perspectives with the support of DOCOMOMO Japan and the Japan … read more…

Petition to save the Modernist buildings of Robb College

Dear Docomomo Australia member, Despite submissions we and others such as the National Trust and the Australian Institute of Architects have made to the University of New England and to the NSW Heritage Council, the Heritage Council refused to list the college on the State Heritage Register (because the University was not supportive of retaining … read more…

National Trust condemns University demolition of state heritage significant building: Robb College

On February 2nd, in a Media Release, the National Trust has condemned the decision of the University of New England to demolish the State Significant, Michael Dysart designed Robb College. Download the Media Release of the National Trust (pdf) Access Robb College page in the National Trust Web Site with the Statement of Significance, the … read more…

Sydney | Tusculum Talk: Philip Cox on Tocal College / Feb 20th

Presented with Docomomo Australia and Australia ICOMOS Philip Cox will discuss building the CB Alexander Campus of Tocal College, Patterson, NSW on part of the original Tocal Homestead Property, illustrated with the original film of 1964 and 1965, Building Tocal. Tocal College – CB Alexander Campus or ‘Tocal’ as it is often referred to – is an exemplary … read more…