Architecture Tours, Melbourne: Heide 2

HEIDE 2 1965 / A: McGlashan & EveristAddr.: 7 Templestowe Rd, BulleenHeritage: VicHeritage, NTBronze Medal 1968 ARCHITECTURE TOUR A GALLERY TO BE LIVED INLocation:  Assemble Heide Galleries information desk Event Category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Included with admission Members:  Free Join Heide now In 1963, the Reeds commissioned David McGlashan of McGlashan and Everist to … read more…

NSW Heritage Act Review – public consultation process

On Wednesday 7 April 2021, the NSW Special Minister of State, Minister for the Public Service and Employee Relations, Aboriginal Affairs, and the Arts, the Hon. Don Harwin, (who’s portfolio includes Heritage) issued a press release titled “NSW to Modernise Heritage Protections: new Discussion Paper sets stage for Heritage Act Review”. The NSW Government is … read more…

Film / Aalto / Melbourne Design Week

ACMI and Melbourne Design Week present Aalto Virpi Suutari | Finland | 2020 | PG A cinematic journey that explores the life and work of one of the great pioneers of Modernist architecture and furniture design, Alvar Aalto. A must-see for anyone interested in architecture and design, Virpi Suutari’s stylish new documentary explores the life … read more…

Docomomo Journal now Open Source / Submission

Following the limitations caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic that closed libraries, bookstores, schools, universities and learning spaces all overs the world, Docomomo International endeavored to transform Docomomo Journal into open source, making all its contents available to readers. Therefore its website has been restructured. Since open source is one of the requirements demanded by the … read more…

Publication / Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)

Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)By Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Gollion, Infolio, 2021 Docomomo International is pleased to share the publication Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77) published by Franz Graf, Docomomo Switzerland’s chair, and Giulia Marino, Docomomo Switzerland’s vice prsident. Avanchet-Parc is an extraordinary city, built in … read more…

Publication “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction” / ICOMOS-ICCROM

Publication “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction” By Zeynep Ahunbay, Nusir R. Arafat, Carla Bartolomucci, Donatella Fiorani, Amanda Ohs, Catherine Forbes, Winston Clark and Fiona Wykes, published by ICOMOS-ICCROM, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to share the launch of a new joint publication between ICOMOS and ICCROM, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction. … read more…

Article / Tiny Architect-Designed Houses to Build at Your Desk

Tiny Architect-Designed Houses to Build at Your DeskBy Michael Snyder Docomomo International would like to share with you an article from the New York Times about a craft/ meditation project on the evolution of domestic space. “In a way, the origins of paper cuttingas an art formpredate the invention of paper itself, a world-historic achievement … read more…

Publication “Actas del X Congreso DOCOMOMO Ibérico | Actas do X Congresso DOCOMOMO Ibérico” By Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, 2020 / Online

Docomomo International is pleased to share the proceedings of the 10th Docomomo Ibérico Congress, held in Badajoz on April 18, 19 and 20, 2018 under the title “The social foundation of architecture; of the vernacular and the modern, a synthesis full of opportunities”, organized by the Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de … read more…

Int/Call for Proposals: SAH CONNECTS Programs

Deadline: Ongoing The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) presents year-round virtual programming through SAH CONNECTS, a series of workshops, roundtables, seminars, and discussions that focus on timely issues related to the history of the built environment. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH Affiliate Groups, publications, programs, online educational resources, chapters, and partner organizations to submit a proposal … read more…

Docomomo US / A cultural crime at the McGraw Hill building

From Docomomo US / Michele Racioppi In a shocking and frustrating turn of events this week, it was reported that the iconic Streamline Moderne lobby of the McGraw Hill Building in New York City had been completely gutted. The Art Deco-style building, completed in 1931 and designed by Raymond Hood, has been undergoing an extensive exterior renovation. … read more…

Book / In-person launch of Robin Boyd: Late Works in Collinwood

Sun, March 28, 2021 – 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM AEDTBookshop by Uro, 30 Perry Street, #5 Collingwood, VIC 3066 View MapBooking: Tickets on Eventbrite, Max 25p, Peter Raisbeck, Christine Phillips and Norman Day discuss the surprising and ambitious last works produced by Robin Boyd. The Book Robin Boyd: Late Works unveils the urban and … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: now from April 2021 onwards

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. The ACAHUCH Melbourne MicroCert series is designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage. Our … read more…

Book Launch: Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia by Miles Lewis /Online Event / 28 March

National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) / Sun 28 Mar, 4pm–5pm (AEDT) Book now Free ngvenquiries@ngv.vic.gov.au9am–5pm, daily Presented by Melbourne Books as part of Melbourne Art Book Fair Architectural Drawings: Collecting in Australia illuminates the art of architectural drawings. Professor Miles Lewis, a leading architectural historian, demonstrates to professional curators how to collect, interpret and conserve … read more…

World Monument Fund: When Will We Return to Venice and Should We? / March 24

source: World Monument Fund Venice is living on borrowed time. In 2020, COVID-19 brought tourism in Venice to a halt, damaging the economy while giving the city a respite from the regular onslaught of tourists. The pandemic highlighted the precarity of the city’s position, dependent on a tourist economy that has rendered the city uninhabitable … read more…

The Sustainable Shine Dome: Envisioning Sustainable Futures for Heritage

source: Australian Academy of Science Recordings of event sessions Watch the entire event above, or click the links below to watch the individual presentations on YouTube. Welcome Welcome and introductions Session 1 The Sustainable Shine Dome Project (00:10:29) Introduction to the Sustainable Shine Dome Project, Professor Michael Jasper (00:11:18) Findings So Far the Next Steps … read more…

State Memorial for Jack Mundey AO

A State Memorial Service for Mr Jack Mundey AO took place on Wednesday 10 March 2021 in Sydney. The State Memorial took place at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 10 March 2021. The State Memorial was an important opportunity to honour the former trade union leader and conservationist who led Sydney’s Green Bans movement during the 1970s. Mr … read more…

Update: MLC Building North Sydney

The NSW Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Don Harwin, has resolved to make an Interim Heritage Order for the MLC Building. The Heritage Council of NSW had previously recommended to the Minister that the building be placed on the State Heritage Register but, by placing an IHO over the building, the Minister has decided to … read more…

Call for Papers: Architectural History + Climate Emergency Deadline: 12th March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers of the SAHGB Annual Symposium 2021 under the theme “Architectural History + Climate Emergency” (Online, 11th and 18th June 2021) is open. “The architectural world is urgently focused on fighting the Climate Emergency, but most architectural history remains uncomfortably detached from this central challenge … read more…

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places

Getty Conservation Institute Free Online Publication: The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework: A Tool for Assessing Heritage PlacesBy Susan Marsden and Peter Spearritt, Los Angeles, Getty Conservation Institute Publications, 2021 Docomomo International is happy to share the release of the Getty Conservation Institute publication The Twentieth-Century Historic Thematic Framework:A Tool for Assessing Heritage Places, By Susan Marsden … read more…

I-CONIC Melbourne Design / March-April

Join our hosts including Phillip Goad, Peter Maddison or Denise Whitehouse and curator Ian Wong at Walsh Street for a presentation of the I-CONIC Australian Design series of films produced by The Robin Boyd Foundation. Each one hour session will feature film screening of two of the five short films by Ian Wong and Tim … read more…

Online conference: Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City / 2-9 March

Docomomo International’s chair Ana Tostões will participate as speaker on the online conference “Crucibles, Vectors, Catalysts: Envisioning the Modern City”, on 2nd March 2021. Organized by Hyundai Tate Research Centre: Transnational and Liverpool School of Architecture, the conference aims “to explore architectural production in the blurred era of independence to the post-colonial period of the … read more…

Register at 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1!

Docomomo International and Japan conference board informs that the registration for the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, 29th August – 2nd September 2021, is open at http://docomomo2020.com/registration/! IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 2020+1 conference will be held with hybrid format, through a mixed system between online and PRESENTIAL lectures.Authors can present their papers with pre-recorded video presentations. … read more…

Call for papers: DOCONF2021 – Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage Deadline: 31st March 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the DOCONF2021 – happening in Budapest, 8-9 October 2021 – with the theme “Facing Post-Socialist Urban Heritage”, is open until 31st March 2021. “The DOCONF2021 is the 4th international doctoral / postdoctoral conference in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning organized by the Department … read more…

Book / Thoroughly Modern. The life + times of Moir + Sutherland architects

WITH THE IMMINENT RELEASE OF THOROUGHLY MODERNTHE LIFE + TIMES OF MOIR + SUTHERLAND ARCHITECTS Author and Conservation Architect, Peter Freeman OAM,shares a selection of the exquisite drawings National Library of Australia Moir + Sutherland Archive. ABOVE Country house in the Mediterranean style, Malcolm J Moir, University of Sydney, not dated but probably 1921, watercolour painting, mounted on … read more…

Article: “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext By Rui Leão

Docomomo International  shares an article written by Rui Leão, chair of Docomomo Macau, “Design Activism in the Context of Macau” in urbanNext, about the Portuguese School of Macau, designed by the Portuguese architect Raul Chorão Ramalho. “This article focuses on the EPM or Portuguese School of Macau and on the building’s struggle to “survive” as … read more…

Call for Articles: Docomomo US 2021

Docomomo US is accepting article submissions for publication on its website and in its biweekly newsletter on a wide range of issues concerning modernism. In particular, Docomomo US invites submissions on the following two topics for inclusion in upcoming newsletters: Travel & LeisureThe Docomomo US 2021 annual theme is Travel & Leisure. Two special edition summer … read more…

SAH Method Acts Workshops launch 2021

Method Acts is a series of virtual workshops hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) focused on scholarly techniques for graduate students and emerging scholars in architectural history and adjacent fields. This series of two events will be a forum for discussing approaches to their work, with the first being held 15th January 2021, … read more…

Professional Development: ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: from late February 2021 onwards

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. The ACAHUCH MicroCerts are designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to acquire and expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage.   Our next lunchtime information … read more…

Boyd Foundation February Tours

Walsh Street Tour Experience ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, and his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd … read more…

Call for papers | Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations / Deadline: 28th February

Sophia is currently accepting the submission of articles for consideration, following the external Peer Review process as per described on the Editorial Policies section. All articles submitted should address the topic for the upcoming issue and be written in accord to the Author Guidelines. Issue #6: “Visual Spaces of Change: photographic documentation of environmental transformations”Call … read more…

Symposium on Race, Ethnicity and Architecture in the Nation’s Capital / SAH Latrobe / Online, 2nd-26th February

Organized by the Latrobe Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians Governments and private developers have employed built environments to control and regulate racialized bodies. Through the systemic planning of residential and commercial districts, public spaces, and transit, they ensured the growth of isolated enclaves whose economic health varied based on inhabitants’ race and ethnicity. Historically-specific understandings … read more…

Webinar: Largest Architectural Firms in the Global Scenario. Authorship Histories, Design Cultures and Managerial Organization Online, 11-12 February

The conference aims to investigate the impact of the managerial organization and design expertise as key elements of architectural creativity. Since the last decades the most important architecture firms started to count hundreds of employees, having to necessarily structure themselves as real creative companies, managing the interaction between different skills – architects, structural engineers, plant … read more…

Book / A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built Heritage

A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built HeritageMargherita Pedroni, Cesar Bargues Ballester, Andrea Canziani, Wessel de Jonge, and Chandler McCoy, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to announce the publication: A Global Survey on Education and Training for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Built Heritage, Margherita Pedroni, Cesar Bargues Ballester, Andrea … read more…

Online Docomomo School Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Resilient Inheritance: Learning from Daikan-Yama Hillside Terrace by Fumihiko Maki, 26th July – 4th August 2021

In the context of the 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1, Docomomo International invites bachelor and master students to participate on the Online Docomomo School 2020+1 Tokyo, happening from 26th July to 4th August 2021. Summary In 2021, the DOCOMOMO Online School will be focusing on in-depth research on urban modern heritage and its relation to Japanese … read more…

Call for Papers | Ideas at Home, Housing Concepts in Architecture / Deadline: 22nd February

sITA – studies in History and Theory of Architecture Journal“In recent years, housing research has spurred a growing interest from architectural historians, theorists and practitioners alike. However, housing studies are still developed mostly outside the field of architecture. The discourse on housing is nowadays taken over mainly by developers, social activists, policy makers and administrators, … read more…

Modern Melbourne / Video Interview: Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Graeme Gunn, Daryl Jackson, Phyllis Murphy, Allan Powell

Modern Melbourne 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 including Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Daryl Jackson, Graeme Gunn, Phyllis Murphy and Allan Powell. Melbourne’s modernist architects and designers are moving into the later stages … read more…

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…

16th International Docomomo Conference 2020+1 / Papers Dates

16th International Docomomo Conference 2020Call for Papers and New dates [depending on the Covid-19 situation] Second Round Call for Papers Docomomo International invites researchers and practitioners involved in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement, to investigate on the theme:Inheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities. … read more…

Book | Thoroughly Modern: Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland / Pre-order now

Book launch: Peter Freeman – Thoroughly Modern Join architectural historian, conservator and writer Peter Freeman for the launch of his new book ‘Thoroughly Modern: Moir + Sutherland Architects’. While not widely known, the professional practice of architects Malcolm Moir and Heather Sutherland is important and intriguing, making a considerable contribution to the architecture of early … read more…