Stanhill | 1945-1950 | VIC

Stanhill Apartments 34 Queens Road, Melbourne Victoria 1945 | 1950 Frederick Romberg Stanhill is the largest of the distinguished series of apartment buildings designed by the Swiss-educated immigrant Romberg before he entered into partnership with Roy Grounds and Robin Boyd in 1953. Regarded as Romberg’s finest work, Stanhill is a highly modelled work of reinforced … read more…

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital | 1936-1941 | NSW

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Address: Gloucester House, Missendon Road, Camperdown, Sydney NSW Year: 1936 Arch: Stephenson, Meldrum & Turner   It is the garden front with its curved glazing to the south-east and the cantilevered balconies that are the distinctive features of Gloucester House. Although the building is discretely tucked away in the hospital grounds the … read more…

Houses Castlecrag | 1920-1935 | NSW

Castlecrag Subdivision and Griffin houses Date of Commission:1920 Date of Completion: 1935 Architects: Walter Burley Griffin & Marion Mahoney Griffin Address: Castlecrag, NSW 2068 Heritage Listing: Listed in 2000   Twelve houses within a spectacular setting, designed by American architects Walter Burley Griffin and Marian Mahoney Griffin and their Australian partner Eric Nicholls, survive in the Sydney … read more…

Dalton House | 1960 | QLD

Dalton House address: Fig Tree Pocket Road location: Fig Tree Pocket Brisbane Queensland date of construction: 1960 architect: John Dalton The Dalton Residence is a low-set, flat-roofed building with a direct relationship with its bush- land setting. The living areas are orientated to the north, with the adjacent terrace shaded by adjustable louvres for sun … read more…

Introduction to a selection of Australian modern work

The following selection of twenty buildings represents a cross section of Australian modern work ranging across most states and territories, a variety of building types and the various strands of modernism which developed in Australia in response to location, climate and building pro- grammes. The selection does not necessarily represent the ‘best’ twenty modern buildings … read more…

Journal of Architecture Special Issue

The Journal of Architecture, Vol 15, issue 5, is a special issue devoted to the theme of “Keeping the Past Public: the documentation and conservation of modern public places”, that arose from the international symposium held in Melbourne in 2009. Details of the papers and how they can be purchased can be found at the … read more…

Watermarks Water’s Heritage Conference

Australia ICOMOS & National Trusts of Australia announce Water Heritage Conference October 27-30, 2011. Call for Papers, Feb. 2011. See https://www.aicomos.com/ Watermarks V2.2_150dpi

Union Hall, University of Adelaide Campus

Union Hall was opened in 1957 on the University of Adelaide campus. It functioned as a community theatre for Adelaide as well as a University amenity, and was innovative in both architecture and stage design. The building was slated for demolition to make way for a new science complex on the site. DOCOMOMO Australia was invited to become involved in a campaign run by the community, local architects and the National Trust in Adelaide.

10 Murray Street, Hobart, Campaign

2-4 Salamanca Place /10 Murray Street, Hobart Decision: As many Docomomo friends and members are aware the decision has been made by the Tasmanian Resource Management Planning Tribunal in February to uphold the development application for the ‘Parliament Square’ scheme in Hobart. This scheme entails the demolition of 10 Murray Street (designed by Dirk Bolt) & 2-4 Salamanca Place … read more…

Northcote Bowl

“Victorian Planning Minster Justin Madden issued a press release yesterday saying that the Planning Department supported Heritage Victoria’s May 2009 determination that Northcote Bowl is not worthy of a heritage overlay. The City of Darebin had been trying to protect the distinctive 1960s building (by architects Fisher and Jackson) from demolition and redevelopment as 96 … read more…

Conference on Modernism in Ireland

Docomomo Ireland will host a one-day conference on Wednesday, November 10th entitled: What shall we do with the Modern Movement?

(Un)Loved Modern

7-10 July 2009 | Sydney, Australia | (Un)Loved Modern Conference organised by Australia ICOMOS, in conjunction with DOCOMOMO Australia, APT Australia Chapter, ICOMOS ISC20C, RAIA, UIA