International Conference on Architectural Criticism: on the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism / Online October 2021

“Should architectural criticism be enlightening? Should it help in the creation of a better built environment? Is there a factual basis to it? Does it have a duty to present evidence in the evaluation of a building? Or should it take on what architects say about their designs?In the context of a flat internet, should … read more…

Professional Development ACAHUCH MicroCerts in Urban and Cultural Heritage: Registrations Open

The Australian Centre for Architectural History, Urban and Cultural Heritage (ACAHUCH) at the University of Melbourne recently introduced a comprehensive suite of professional development short courses. Designed for professionals of diverse backgrounds seeking to expand their applied skills in Urban and Cultural Heritage, these online microcredential offerings draw upon the world-leading research, teaching and industry expertise within … read more…

Modernist Adelaide: 1940s–1970s Exhibition

Time & Location 01 May, 10:00 am – 29 Jun, 5:00 pmAdelaide City Library, 3 Rundle Place, 77-91 Rundle Mall, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia About the Event Discover the mid-century jet age of Mad Men-era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline.  This exhibition of photographs by Modernist … read more…

World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Prize: nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize. With the support of founding sponsor Knoll, WMF launched the World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize in 2008 to celebrate preservation success stories in buildings that are emblematic of the modern movement. The prize recognizes outstanding and innovative design solutions that save modern architecture … read more…

SLV Architectural Collections: what is your experience? – respond by 20 May

Do you use architectural collections from the State Library of Victoria in your research? The State Library User Organisations’ Council (SLUOC) brings together professional and community organisations in the fields of history, archives, genealogy, heritage, architecture and academia. The members of these organisations use State Library Victoria on a regular basis and care about its … read more…

New Docomoomo Journal / 64

Modern HousesDocomomo Journal 64 (2021/1) Editors: Ana Tostões Guest editors: Louise Noelle, Horacio Torrent Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern single-family houses, Modern living space, Architecture of happiness.DOI: https://dx.doi.org/Devoted to the theme of single-family houses, given the key role they played in the ideal definition of the Modern Movement architecture, as a symbolic and functional … read more…

Call for Abstracts: OASE #112 Ecological Aesthetics / Deadline: 1st June 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the new call for abstracts for the OASE #112 with the theme “Ecological Aesthetics”. This issue of OASE is interested in contributions that investigate the role of aesthetics in contemporary ecological practices and discourses in architecture. OASE is primarily interested in contributions that arrive at or depart from specific … read more…

Stuck in the past : On the Heritage Council of Victoria’s State of Local Heritage Report / by Lesh and Myers

Knowledge of local heritage protection measures and support for these are often lacking, according to a recent Heritage Council of Victoria report. The report suggests this points to a need for public education. The report, State of Heritage Review: Local Heritage 2020, includes Australia-wide comparisons. It is part of an ongoing assessment of conservation approaches by the Heritage … read more…

Panel: AIA presents the Architecture in Research Forum: The Contemporary Architectural Archive and Digital Files

The documentation for architecture is digital born. This includes our drawings, site information, presentation images, and digital models. We need to ensure that this information is resilient and can remain useful for future generations. This session brings together researchers exploring the contemporary architectural archive, virtual heritage, and the opportunities a digital archive can provide by … read more…

Article: Sydney School, the virtuous case of Australian modernism / Domus

In 2020 the Italian magazine “Domus” published an article by Tommaso Piccioli on “Sydney School, the virtuous case of Australian modernism” Born as a spontaneous movement between the 1950s and 1980s, it produced a particular type of architecture halfway between vernacular, brutalist and modernist, in the beautiful setting of the Australian bush. In the history … read more…

Architecture Tours, Melbourne: Boyd ‘s Walsh Street

Walsh Street Tours 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…

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…