Docomomo Australia AGM 2020 (Postponed!)

Dear All, In light of the current situation of organisations and institutions trying to minimise the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and the Government’s request to both minimise travel and unnecessary physical meetings, the 2020 Docomomo Annual General Meeting (due to be held on 28 March 2020 in Sydney) is hereby postponed until a later … read more…

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds ComplexBy Adonis El Hussein and Rola A. Saadi Souce: Docomomo International What is the role of unbuilt space in a modernist urban project? The studies surrounding Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex in Tripoli, Lebanon, have often overlooked this important … read more…

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (1980)

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert ComplexBy I.M. Chaiko, N.V. Baranov, F.N. Yakovlev, L.V. Yakhontov, Russia, 1980 Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, Russia, better known as SKK, and express its full support to all the initiatives conducted in order … read more…

Under threat: Save Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus ! University of Rouen, Rouen, France

Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus is now under immediate and serious threat of demolition since its classification process by the municipality of Mont-Saint-Aignan had not been successfully retained, ultimately discharging the case leaving it in an extreme risk situation. At the end of January 2020, a demolition permit was issued by the Prefecture of Seine-Maritime for the Building … read more…

Chicago 7 Most Endangered buildings announced by The Preservation Chicago 2020

Preservation Chicago announced the 2020 edition of its annual list of the city’s “7 Most Endangered Buildings” today, with the James R. Thompson Center and Jackson Park each making their fourth appearance. The full list is the following: The James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center, and Midway Plaisance … read more…

Book / Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975

Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975By Richard Klein, Hermann Publishing, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to announce the release of the docomomo France bulletin dedicated to high-rise buildings in France. Publication director: Richard Klein Editor in chief: Riccardo Forte Editorial secretary: Milena Crespo Editorial coordination: Léo Noyer-Duplaix and Marjorie Occelli … read more…

Awards: The Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara win the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Docomomo International congratulates the architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for being announced the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. “Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have practiced architecture together for forty years in a way that clearly reflects the objectives of the Pritzker Prize: to recognize the art of architecture and consistent service to humanity as … read more…

Book / Sydney Art Deco

Sydney Art Deco / Peter Sheridan Published: April 2019ISBN: 9780992389666Pages: 432Publisher: BakeliteDimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.5 Buy For the first time, Sydney’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s and 1940s are identified and gloriously displayed with contemporary photographs alongside archival images. Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape … read more…

Docomomo International Student Workshop / Tokyo 2020

WHAT IS GROUP FORM ? Learning from Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace For Resilient Inheritance 6th – 10th September 2020, Tokyo, Japan The goal of the International Student workshop is to understand the significance of ideas in modern movement for our contemporary society and the environment. You will discover new ideas and methodologies through participation in our … read more…

Walsh Street March Tours

Thu March 12th  $22 – $45 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 … read more…

Talk / Robin Boyd Annual Keynote Lecture, 18 March, Melbourne

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? This lecture breaks down Melbourne practice NMBW’s projects into a series of tangible pieces that articulate how decisions have been made and values embedded. Presented by: National Gallery … read more…

Bellevue Heights Modern | 22 Mar 10am, Adelaide

Presented by Modernist Adelaide Description (Sold Out) The architectural partnership of Jansen & Treloar designed a series of extraordinary luxury modernist houses in Adelaide’s southern foothills in the late 1960s and early 70s. Bellevue Heights Modern opens the doors to the Oxlade House, a flamboyant, cruciform-shaped home built on the greenfield slopes high above Flinders … read more…

Talk / Good Design and Heritage: When New Meets Old, 18 March, Melbourne

Wednesday 18 March 6.15 – 7.15pm FREE! MPavilion (located in the Queen Victoria Gardens, opposite Arts Centre Melbourne on St Kilda Road, Melbourne) In collaboration with: Emma Telfer Jill Garner Kerstin Thompson Stuart MacIntyre Heritage buildings and places are loved by the general public but as the world and our lives change they sometimes need … read more…

Talk / City as Theatre and Laboratory – March 12

City as Theatre and Laboratory: Is Tourism now the only Performer on the Dubrovnik Stage? Talk by Sandra Uskokovic and Boris Bakal 6:30pm Thursday 12 March Recent redistribution of property and a redirection of capital investment associated with the new market economy, and increased tourism flows buoyed by a wave of transformations in the UNESCO … read more…

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…