Book / Architecture and Politics. Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona-Pavillion

Architecture and Politics Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona-Pavillion With the temporary exhibition pavilion of the German Reich at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Mies van der Rohe designed an architectural icon, but also a controversial monument of the way the Weimar Republic portrayed itself. The building is one of the most unusual success stories … read more…

Concrete Melbourne Map

CONCRETE MELBOURNE MAP Concrete Melbourne Map presents more than 50 of the finest concrete buildings in Melbourne. Written by Glenn Harper, editor of Brutalist Sydney Map, this two-sided guide map presents remarkable concrete architecture found across Melbourne and its suburbs. Featuring original photography by Clinton Weaver. $16.95, Publisher: Blue Crow Media, 2019, ISBN: 9781912018543, Format: … read more…

Book / MPavilion. Encounters with Design and Architecture

Each year, MPavilion blooms as a unique, innovative civic space for the community to engage with and share. Complemented by an independent cultural program driven by Australian and international artists, designers, thinkers and cultural institutions, it’s an invitation to communicate, collaborate, educate and create. It is, in the words of Professor Alan Pert, Director of … read more…

Book / Architecture In The 20th Century

Architecture In The 20th Century By: Peter Gössel, Gabriele Leuthäuser The architecture of the 20th century is distinguished by an astonishing diversity. Just as the clash of aesthetic and commercial ambitions nevertheless produced many a happy symbiosis, so the purist and the expressive, the monumental and the picturesque came face to face. From lofty “starchitects” … read more…

Book / Brutal North. Post-War Modernist Architecture in the North of England

Brutal North Post-War Modernist Architecture in the North of England By: Simon Phipps The follow-up to Brutal London, Brutal North is a collection of unique and evocative photography by Simon Phipps. The award-winning photographer turns his lens to famous and lesser-known examples of Brutalist architecture across Great Britain’s northern region. It serves as an introduction … read more…

Book / Louis Kahn. A Life in Architecture

Louis Kahn A Life in Architecture By: Carter Wiseman The man who envisioned and realized such landmark buildings as the Salk Institute, the Kimbell Art Museum, and the National Assembly complex in Bangladesh, Louis Kahn was born in what is now Estonia, immigrated to America, and became one of the towering figures in his adopted … read more…

Book / Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture A landmark survey of one of architecture’s most controversial yet popular styles — in a great, new, classic edition The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance — and this book documents Brutalism as never before. In the most wide-ranging investigation ever undertaken into one of architecture’s most powerful movements, more than … read more…

Book / Modern Mobility Aloft. Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America

Modern Mobility Aloft Elevated Highways, Architecture, and Urban Change in Pre-Interstate America By: Amy D. Finstein In the first half of the twentieth century, urban elevated highways were much more than utilitarian infrastructure, lifting traffic above the streets; they were statements of civic pride, asserting boldly modern visions for a city&;s architecture, economy, and transportation … read more…

Book / Modern Architecture

Modern Architecture Critical History (New Edition) By: Kenneth Frampton An extensively revised and updated edition of a bestselling classic on modern architecture and its origins. This highly acclaimed survey of modern architecture and its origins has become a classic since it first appeared in 1980, and has helped to shape architectural practice and discourse worldwide. … read more…

Book / Romaldo Giurgola’s Retrospective

Romaldo Giurgola’s Retrospective Experiences and Influences, Reflections on Architecture, and Significant Projects By: Romaldo Giurgola, Paola Giurgola This is a retrospective written by my father, Romaldo Giurgola. It is about his life experiences and influences, his reflections on architecture, and the description of projects that were significantly important to him. ISBN: 9780228832928Format: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishNumber Of … read more…

Book / The Elements of Modern Architecture

The Elements of Modern Architecture Understanding Contemporary Buildings By: Antony Radford, Amit Srivastava, Selen Morkoç The world’s best buildings created from 1950 to the present, dissected and analysed through specially commissioned freehand drawings. This ambitious publication, now revised and expanded, dissects fifty-five modern masterpieces through specially commissioned freehand drawings that reveal the principles and details … read more…

Book / MMXX. Two decades of architecture in Australia

MMXX Two decades of architecture in Australia By: Cameron Bruhn A survey of the most influential, innovative and exciting Australian architecture of the past 20 years. MMXX tells the story of architecture in Australia in the first two decades of the 21st century. Shaped by unprecedented prosperity, urbanisation, uncertainty and internationalisation, the past two decades … read more…

3rd CALL FOR PAPERS: 16th International DOCOMOMO Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1

Due the COVID-19 pandemic, DOCOMOMO International and the Japan conference board of the DOCOMOMO2020+1 decided to set up the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, 29th August – 2nd September 2021, with an hybrid format, through a mixed system between online and face-to-face (if possible, depending on the pandemic situation) lectures.   3rd CALL FOR PAPERS 16th International DOCOMOMO Conference Tokyo Japan … read more…

Books / Bell: the Life and Work of Guilford Bell, Architect 1912-1992

Rediscover Australian modernist architect, Guilford Bell in this monograph, edited by Leon van Schaik, researched and compiled by Ronnen Goren with photography by Fiona Macdonald. RRP: $59.95, Publisher: Schwartz Publishing, 1999, ISBN: 9780958720618, Author: Leon van Schaik, Format: Paperback, 240 x 300mm, 304pp Guilford Bell’s biography: Guilford Bell (1912-1992) was born in Brisbane, grew up … read more…

Committee for North Sydney supports heritage recognition of MLC Building in North Sydney

The Committee for North Sydney – eminent practitioners in planning, architecture, urban design and related fields and respected members of their local communities – has given careful thought to the origins, design and significance of the MLC Building in North Sydney. At the Committee’s request one of the members, leading architect and urban researcher Adjunct … read more…

ACAHUCH + City of Melbourne presents the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review

ACAHUCH + City of Melbourne presents the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review Wednesday, December 21:00 PM – 2:00 PM https://nvite.com/externalrelations/bf4a6 Suellen Hunter and Tanya Wolkenberg discuss the proposed Hoddle Grid Heritage Review by the City of Melbourne Please note: Zoom details will be sent upon registration at intervals of 48 hours prior, 12 hours prior, and … read more…

Live Roundtable Discussion for the Launch of Conservation Principles for Concrete of Cultural Significance / Dec 2

Join THE GETTY CONSERVATION INSTITUTE for this free virtual event bringing together a multidisciplinary group of professionals to discuss the importance of conserving historic concrete and the importance of using a sound conservation methodology to guide practice. December 2, 202010:00 to 11:30 am (Los Angeles time)via Zoom Free, Advanced Registration Required Background Over the last … read more…

Nominations open – 2022 World Monuments Watch | deadline: 1 March 2021

Nominations open – 2022 World Monuments Watch | deadline: 1 March 2021 World Monuments Fund (WMF) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 World Monuments Watch. The World Monuments Watch is a two-year program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting outstanding opportunities of direct … read more…

2020 Modernism in America Awards Winners

“Docomomo US is pleased to announce the eighteen recipients of the 2020 Modernism in America Awards. These projects highlight the best in preservation practice by today’s architects, designers, preservation professionals, and grassroots advocates. This year’s awards recognize model preservation efforts that are meticulous, innovative and continue to push the preservation field toward more inclusive histories … read more…

Call for Papers: Glass in architecture from the pre- to the post-industrial era: Production, use and conservation / Deadline: 15th January 2021

Organized jointly by the Vitrocentre Romont, the Bern University of the Arts, Conservation and Restoration Section, and the Institute of Art History at the University of Bern, the Call for Papers for the International Symposium Glass in architecture from the pre- to the post-industrial era: Production, use and conservation (Vitrocentre Romont, 5-6 November 2021) is … read more…