Woolley House I | 1962 | NSW

 Current name: Woolley House I Date of completion: 1962 Architect: Ken Woolley Address: 34 Bullecourt Avenue, Mosman, Sydney NSW The architect’s own house stepped down a steep, treed site in a harbourside suburb of Sydney showing the influence of nature and the site on this example of Sydney School architecture. The School was epitomised … read more…

Japan Architecture Tours

Robert Day is leading an architecture tour to Japan in association with the UIA (World Congress in Sept /Oct 2011. The tour will visit architectural sites of Docomomo interest as well as contemporary design. For further information see https://japanarchitecturetours.wordpress.com/ Download a flyer here: Tour Flyer UIA 11

DOCOMOMO International Conferences

The 11th International Conference was held in Mexico City, August 2010. Papers exploring modern architecture and its conservation through the theme of ‘Living in the Urban Modernity’ were delivered from many international perspectives. The conference location was the Faculty of Architecture of the National Autonomous University (UNAM), declared World Heritage by Unesco in 2007. Post-conference tours … read more…

Latest DOCOMOMO International Journal

Journal 42 – Summer 2010 ART & ARCHITECTURE Articles examine the synthesis between Art and Architecture in modernism. This theme was provoked by the setting of the  International Conference in Mexico City, 2010 on the UNAM campus, where buildings and mosaic murals work together to striking effect. Financial Australian members should have received Journal 42. To … read more…

Rose Seidler House Group | 1948-56 | NSW

  Rose Seidler House Group Rose Seidler House (1948-1950) Julian Rose House  (1949-1950) Donna and Brian Seidler House (1949-2008): former Marcus Seidler House (1949-1951) 1st addition (1958) 2nd addition (2008) Architects: Harry and Penelope Seidler Address: 69-71 Clissold Road, Sydney NSW Listing: Proposed for listing on the State Heritage Register by the RAIA Download: Fiche Submitted by … read more…

Australia Square | 1967 | NSW

Australia Square Architects: Harry Seidler & Associates type Commerce date of commission 1960 date of completion 1967 listing/protection RAIA NSW Chapter Register of 20th Century Buildings of Significance current use Office Building Shops current condition Adapted address 264-278 George Street, Sydney 2000 gps 33º 51′ 53.64” S/151º 12′ 28.8” E Submitted by Jennifer Hill in … read more…

ICI House | 1955-1958 | VIC

ICI House Addr.: 1 Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, Victoria Dates: 1955-1958 A: Bates, Smart & McCutcheon Heritage: Docomomo, VicHeritage, NT, UIA ICI House was one of the first free-standing fully glazed curtain wall skyscrapers in Australia. As one of the nation’s most stylish commercial buildings, it represented the most refined example of Bates, Smart & … read more…

Wylde Street Apart. | 1948-1951 | NSW

Wylde Street Apartments design: Aaron Bolot location: Sydney – Australia type Housing date of commission 1948 date of completion 1951 address 17 Wylde Street Potts Point gps 33º 52′ 4.08” S/151º 13′ 31.8” E This apartment building, containing 38 apartments, was developed as an urban co- operative housing project, which is unusual in Australia. Bolot’s … read more…

Adelaide High School | 1940-1951 | SA

Current name of the building: Adelaide High School address: Corner West Terrace & Glover Avenue location: Adelaide SA date of commission: 1940 date of completion:1951 Architects: EB Fitzgerald & John Brogan Submitted by Scott Robertson, Louise Cox, et. al. in 2014 The design of the Adelaide High School was the result of national architectural competition … read more…

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…