Robin Boyd 5 homes tour

Sunday 10 November 201910 am – 4 pm 5 residential homes Explore through self-guided tours two Robin Boyd designed homes, his childhood home The Robins, and two other residential designs by Walter Burley Griffin and Peter McIntyre, which respond to the materiality, landscape, place and the Australian lifestyle Boyd identified as the best qualities for … read more…

Boyd’s Trendall Centre Open Day – Sunday 10 November / Melbourne

Trendall Centre Open Day – Sunday 10 November Sun November 10th @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm This a rare chance to visit the modernist apartment designed by Robin Boyd for internationally renowned Classical Art historian A.D. (Dale) Trendall. Located at the top of LaTrobe’s Menzies College, the residence retains not only the structural and interior features … read more…

Sydney Open 2019: Australia Square / 3 November

Australia Square Sunday 3 November 264 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY Built: 1961–67 Architect: Harry Seidler, Harry Seidler & Associates Awards: 1967 AIA (NSW) – Sulman Medal for Public Architecture; 1967 RAIA (NSW) – Civic Design award Australia Square broke new architectural ground when it was completed in 1967. At 50 storeys high, it was both Sydney’s … read more…

Sydney Open 2019: AMP Building / 3 November

AMP Building Sunday 3 November 33 ALFRED STREET, SYDNEY Built: 1962 Architect: Graham Thorp, Peddle Thorp & Walker (now PTW Architects) Located in Circular Quay at the gateway to Sydney’s CBD, 33 Alfred Street has been a prominent feature on the Sydney skyline for more than 50 years and remains the home and headquarters of … read more…

Design Canberra / Architecture Bus Tour: Robin Boyd

All architecture and design enthusiasts are invited to join our celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of one of Australia’s most influential architects, Robin Boyd. Join DESIGN Canberra’s specialists on an exciting guided architecture bus tour and visit Boyd’s most celebrated works in Canberra. Robin Boyd (1919-1971), born and educated in Melbourne, was … read more…

Design Canberra / Architecture Bus Tour: John Andrews

ARCHITECTURE BUS TOUR: JOHN ANDREWS Join our team of renowned architecture enthusiasts on a John Andrews guided tour. Get to know the Canberra projects of one of Australia’s most internationally renowned architects. Andrews’ bold and brutalist designs place him in a unique category of architectural prominence. Andrews established a bold group of projects in Canberra … read more…

The Modern Heritage of the Olympic Games. Historic Sports Sites between Conservation and Conversion / Munich, 7/8 November

International conference of the German National Committee of ICOMOS and the City of Munich Olympic Facilities–Architectural Icons of the 20th Century Historic Olympic Facilities – between Conservation and Conversion Olympics – Urban Development and Landscape Planning through Sport The Olympic Heritage – Excursuses Download the Conference Program

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…