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…