In Conversation | The Value of Place: Authentic & Local – Urbis with ACAHUCH post-doc Dr James Lesh

As the final webinar in Urbis’ successful Value of Place series, this event will explore how we deliver authentic places which celebrate our many cultures and histories, and resonate with local communities. Featuring commentary and discussion from ACAHUCH post-doctoral research fellow Dr James Lesh, Kevin O’Brien (Principal, BVN), Sandy Anghie (Perth Lord Mayor Candidate and … read more…

Book / SRIA Guide to Historical Steel Reinforcement in Australia

Scott Mounter, Eric Lumne Guide to Historical Steel Reinforcement in Australia,2 voll (1895-1963 / 1963-present), 2018, The Steel Reinforcement Institute of Australia (SRIA)’s has published a new Guide to Historical Steel Reinforcement in Australia. This unique Guide has been developed to assist designers in preserving historic reinforced concrete structures by providing the properties of earlier steel … read more…

Initial success in campaign to protect Boyd homes in North Balwyn

Above: Tannock Street (Don Wood) house; Below: Yandilla Road (Dunstan) house ‘WWII at Home’ online exhibition   Walsh Street features as one of 18 sites of significance that represent the transformative impact the Second World War had on Victoria. Explore our response to the war effort, sites of reflection that honour the sacrifice of war, and places, including Walsh Street, that … read more…

City of Melbourne lists over 100 buildings following extensive heritage review of CBD

Following years of assessment and conversation, the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review, prepared by Context Heritage Architects, is up for consideration by City of Melbourne councillors, recommending permanent heritage controls for over 130 buildings in Melbourne’s CBD. Image Source: HGHR Report, Context Heritage Architects Commissioned by Greens councillor Rohan Leppert in 2015, The Hoddle Grid Heritage … read more…

1st Seminar Women and Modern Architecture / Docomomo Chile

27th August – 8th October 2020, Online Docomomo Chile, Centro del Patrimonio Cultural UC, Facultad de arquitectura, diseño y estudios urbanos UC and Escuela de arquitectura UC are holding their 1st Seminar, from 27th August to 8th October, online, with the theme “Women and Modern Architecture ”. The “First Seminar on Women and Modern Architecture” addresses … read more…

Petition to save the MLC Building (ArchitectureAU)

Republished courtesy of Architecture AU Petition to save the MLC Building Architectural heritage and conservation organization Docomomo Australia has launched a petition to stop the proposed demolition of the North Sydney MLC building. Designed by Bates Smart and McCutcheon and completed in 1956, the building was the first high-rise office block in North Sydney and … read more…

Docomomo Australia MLC campaign in the press

The Sydney Morning Herald has published an article about Docomomo Australia MLC submission “Between a rock and a hard place’: calls to save nationally significant Sydney building”. you can downlod the article here, or you can read it online

29 Australian Brutal Beauties

References: Artemel, AJ (2019). Australia’s most scenic Brutalist house. architizer.comAustralian Associated Press (2019). Sirius Building to be refurbished after sale for more than $150m. Theguardian.comBaumgart, M (2013). In the round: Prahran Hotel. architectureau.comBurroughs, M. (2019). Brutalist beauties in Melbourne that you’ll want to Instagram. anothermag.comCheng, L. (2019). Brutalist ‘brooding hulk’ recommended for heritage listing. architectureau.comChua, … read more…

Docomomo Australia Submissions against the application to demolish the MLC Building, 105-153 Miller Street, North Sydney

Dear Docomomo Australia reader, We urgently need your assistance.  A Development Application to demolish the heritage-listed MLC Building (1954-1957 by Bates Smart & McCutcheon) has been lodged with North Sydney Council.  The MLC Building was listed by Docomomo Australia on its Register in 2004 and is also listed by the Australian Institute of Architects on its Register … read more…

Docomomo Journal 63 – Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora

Download Journal excerpt Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 63 – Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora. Editorial Tropical Architecture, South of Cancer in the Modern DiasporaBY ANA TOSTÕES The cover of this docomomo Journal 63, showing the sun path diagram from 12ºS, Lobito, Angola, 1969, is an homage to Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-2015) one … read more…

Performing The City / Online Symposium, 7 August, Sydney University

Performing The City Online Symposium, 7 August, 10am – 4pm, AEST Please join the University of Sydney School of Literature, Art and Media for their online symposium. This event is Co-presented by Sanné Mestrom, Ian Maxwell and Luke Hespanhol, University of Sydney Public space is always contested. Competing interests vie for access to sites, proposing divergent—sometimes compatible, but … read more…

The Diversity of Modernism By Docomomo US

The Diversity of ModernismBy Docomomo US Docomomo International is pleased to inform that Docomomo US continued to develop their annual advocacy theme “The Diversity of Modernism”.Docomomo US and its chapters focused their attention on the work of diverse designers, updating a document where is represented architects and designers of color and women who made significant … read more…

Call for Nominations: SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Committee

Call for Nominations: SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) CommitteeDeadline: 31 August 2020 The Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations and self-nominations for five members to serve on a newly-established SAH Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability (IDEAS) Committee. SAH recognizes that it needs to examine its culture, processes, and structure and take … read more…

Docomomo International Public Discussion #02 – “Traffic seeks another way”

Docomomo International Public Discussion #02 – “Traffic seeks another way”For A Series of Discussion “Is Modernism Frozen?”. Date: 17th August 2020 Following the first discussion “How do you map modernism under/after COVID-19”, which counted with the participation of Dr. Takayuki Suzuki, Dr. Ana Tostões, Dr. Shin Muramatsu and Dr. Yoshiyuki Yamana, the second session of … read more…

Call for Papers: “Dealing with risks, Architecture and Philosophy” Deadline: 25 Sept

Call for Papers: “Dealing with risks, Architecture and Philosophy”Deadline: 25 September 2020 International Symposium, organized by GERPHAU Lab (philosophy, architecture, urban world, EA 7486 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris-La Villette) and the ARENA Association. Paris, 11-12 March 2021 No one knows what the real consequences for habitat, climate change and the degradation of the … read more…

Sign a petition for the MLC Building

Dear reader, You can sign the petition “North Sydney Council: SAVE THE MLC BUILDING, NORTH SYDNEY” and you could help by adding your name. The goal is to reach 100 and more signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here: http://chng.it/fBSRv86DJx

Boyd House II Virtual Tour / Open House Melbourne

Boyd House II Virtual Tour This is a collaboration between the Robin Boyd Foundation Volunteers, Arup and PHORIA. It is the first time that one of Australia’s significant houses has been open to the public tour from their home, and the first digital presentation of the work of the Robin Boyd Foundation Collection team Boyd … read more…

Free Architecture Films Online with Dado and RBF

Dado Online: More Free Architecture Films DaDo, the film society of the Robin Boyd Foundation, have published links to a list of free architectural and design films in lieu of their 2020 film season.  Featuring the works of architectural giants including Murcutt, Utzon, Eames, Seidler, Foster, Pei and more. Check it out at DaDo online.   

Open House Melbourne goes Virtual / 25 + 26 July

Open House Melbourne / 13 The thirteenth Open House Melbourne will present the largest collection of virtual tours in Australia, enabling access to over 50 buildings from the comfort of your own home. In the lead-up to the Weekend announced for the 25 + 26 July, digitising these significant spaces in a time where physical movement, social engagement … read more…

Open House Melbourne 2020 Speaker Series / July 1st

https://www.openhousemelbourne.org/event/speaker-series/ This annual talk marks the beginning of Open House Melbourne’s ‘month of architecture’. It is a rare opportunity to hear directly from experts on the design process behind built outcomes. Tune in to this online event to learn more about this diverse cross-section of design disciplines and building typologies that make up the built … read more…