Talk / Modernism in 1930’s Tel Aviv – Exploring UNESCO-listed ‘White City’ talk, 28 February, Sydney

Modernism in 1930’s Tel Aviv – Exploring UNESCO-listed ‘White City’presented by Michael Hauptman On a recent trip to Israel, society member Michael Hauptman happened upon Tel Aviv’s ‘White City’. White City is a collection of over 4,000 buildings built in the 1930s in the distinctive International Style – angular white cubes with ribbon windows, heavily … read more…

Talk / Australia Modern: The Book, 26 February, Melbourne

The legacy of modern design is all-pervasive in Australia, as captured in the 2019 book Australia Modern: architecture, landscape and design, edited by Hannah Lewi and Philip Goad and published by Thames & Hudson. This talk will reflect on the driving motivations for creating this significant collaborative publication and highlight some of the themes and exemplars … read more…

2020 Marrickville Built Environment Awards: Heritage Conservation and Urban Photography – submissions close 8 March

Submissions are now open for the 2020 Built Environment Awards! There are two awards: Marrickville Medal for Conservation The Marrickville Medal for Conservation has been awarded annually since 1995 and was one of the first of its kind in New South Wales. It celebrates built conservation works that contribute to the understanding and preservation of … read more…

Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture / NMBW: Observation Matters–

NMBW: Observation Matters – Keynote Lecture Melbourne Design Week Wed March 18th @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm $8 – $15 Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture – Melbourne Design Week In an era of global sameness, can architectural processes create the time and space to engage meaningfully with local traditions and enrich the culture of the everyday? … read more…

Peter Wille: Out driving / Melbourne, Exhibition

About the exhibition at the State Library of Victoria Explore the work of Peter Wille, who amassed a collection of more than 6000 colour photographs of Melbourne’s architectural wonders throughout the 1950s and ’60s. This amateur photographer and architectural draftsman took images that capture a period of experimental design, from the austerity measures of post-WWII to … read more…

Early registration at 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020. Deadline: 28th February 2020

Early registration at 16th International Docomomo Conference 2020Deadline: 28th February 2020 Docomomo International and Docomomo Japan informs that early registration for the 16th International Docomomo Conference is open at https://docomomo2020.com/. We are looking forward to see you all in the Ueno Park area, in Tokyo, Japan, from 10th to the 14th September 2020, under the … read more…

John Wardle Talk: Impressions of Sao Paulo

Walsh Street Thu February 20th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm John Wardle Talk: Impressions of Sao Paulo Architect and principal of JWA John Wardle will discuss his impressions of the architectural, political and artistic life of Sao Paulo. Featuring the works of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Lina Bo Bardi, Studio MK27 Office, Joao Vilano Artigas … read more…

Exhibition | John Gollings: The History of the Built World

An Monash Gallery of Arts travelling exhibitionSaturday 30 November 2019 – Sunday 26 April 2020Museum of Sydney This exhibition is the first major survey of Gollings’s photographic practice, offering a much anticipated opportunity to appreciate the full breadth of his distinctive career and unique artistic vision. John Gollings is Australia’s most pre-eminent and prolific photographer … read more…

Modernist Adelaide Walking Tour | 1 March

Modernist Adelaide Walking Tour Immerse yourself in the mid-century jet age of Mad Men era Adelaide, when a new wave of modernist architecture redefined the city’s streetscapes and skyline. Many of Adelaide’s iconic examples of 50s, 60s and 70s architecture still stand, well preserved and well worth discovering on this relaxed and informative one-hour walk … read more…

Heide II: Architecture and History Tours

ARCHITECTURE TOUR HEIDE II—A GALLERY TO BE LIVED IN Next dates: March 7, 8, 14, 15, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2020 h: 11:00 Location:  Assemble Heide Galleries information desk Event category:  Architecture & History Admission:  Included with Museum Pass Members:  Free entry Join now In 1963, the Reeds commissioned David McGlashan of McGlashan and Everist to … read more…

Symposium: After-Life: the digital future of visual history archives / March 9

Monday 9 Mar 2020 9am- 5pm Japanese Room, Melbourne School of Design Glyn Davis Building The University of Melbourne Symposium: After-Life: the digital future of visual history archives Design practices and collecting institutions are united in grappling with the management and preservation of born-digital records and the ever-growing demands of digital archival collections. The Event: … read more…

Talk: The Influence of Islamic Architecture on the work of Jørn Utzon / Feb 18th

2020 SYDNEY TALK SERIES NUMBER 1 Tuesday 18th February 2020 The Influence of Islamic Architecture on the work of Jørn Utzon Jørn Utzon’s work incorporated lessons from traditional cultures, and his travels allowed him to experience and draw from many traditional influences including Mesoamerica, China, Japan, and Islam. His work shows a clear understanding of the … read more…

Momo Tour of Japan prior to Docomomo conference in Tokyo

JAPAN “MODERN ARCHITECTURE” TOUR (MOMO AND MUCH, MUCH MORE) – 2 TO 10 SEPTEMBER 2020 Japan is a globally renowned for innovative and fascinating architecture and is also home to some remarkable examples of Modern Architecture of the 20th Century. The 2020 JAPAN “MODERN ARCHITECTURE” TOUR offers the opportunity to see and visit some outstanding … read more…

Australian Holiday Book List 2019

Australia. Modern Architectures in History Harry Margalit,Reaktion Books, 2019RRP ($59.99) $43.75 ________________________________________________________ Built Perth Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture Tom McKendrick, Elliot LangdonFreemantle Press, 2019RRP ($29,99) $23,99 ________________________________________________________ Australia ModernArchitecture, Landscape & Design 1925-1975 Hannah Lewi, Philip GoadThames and Hudson, 2019 RRP ($80.00) $57.25 ___________________________________________________________ Harry Seidler’s Umbrella Selected Writings on Australian Architecture and Design Joe RolloThames and Hudson, … read more…

Build Perth. Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture

Built Perth Discovering Perth’s Iconic Architecture Tom McKendrick, Elliot LangdonFreemantle Press, 2019 How often do you look up and take notice of the buildings that surround you?Although a relatively young city, Perth in Western Australia has a rich architectural history filled with visionary architects and iconic designs. From hard times in the fledgling colony to … read more…

Perth / Brutal AGWA: Dreaming in Concrete

Perth Brutal. Dreaming in Concrete. Free Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA): open 10am-5pm until 17 February 2020 AGWA 40 – Celebrating the anniversary of AGWA’s 1979 Brutalist building. Opened on 2 October 1979 by then Premier Charles Court, the new Art Gallery of WA building was a dramatic example of late … read more…

A Tree to Remember: Crowdfunding for Pine Tree sheltering Boyd’s House

A Tree to Remember Crowdfunding Campaign The Monterey Pine sheltering the iconic Walsh Street residence has died. Please help the Robin Boyd Foundation remove and replant a similar tree and restore the front courtyard of our historic, modernist house, and celebrate arboreal life in an urban setting.In this season of giving, we hope that you can help us … read more…

Education and Reuse / Docomomo Journal 61 (2019/3)

On the cover: Lina Bo Bardi, SESC Pompeia leisure center, internal view of the warehouse, São Paulo, Brasil, 1982. © Instituto Bardi/Casa de Vidro, unknown photographer. Download Journal excerpt Editorial 100 years back, 100 years forward BY ANA TOSTÕES The theme of this docomomo Journal is that reuse is a key for both a sustainable … read more…

Book | Australia. Modern Architectures in History

Australia. Modern Architectures in History Harry Margalit,Reaktion Books, 2019RRP ($59.99) $43.75 This book tells the story of the architects and buildings that have defined Australia’s architectural culture since the founding of the modern nation through Federation in 1901. That year marked the beginning of a search for city forms and better buildings to accommodate the realities … read more…