Building at Risk: Shukhov Tower (Russia)

The hyperboloid tower was built by the pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov during the Russian civil war. Photograph: Celebrity/Alamy In another part of the world, it would likely be a prime tourist attraction. But in Moscow, where rusting Soviet architectural feats are a dime-a-dozen, the 160m-tall Shukhov television tower faces a demolition decision before the end … read more…

AIA NSW/ArchiTour: Hunter Region Coach Tour

ArchiTour: Coach Tour NSW Chapter presents a Hunter Region coach tour of two iconic early Blacket award winners: Saturday 5 April 8:00am to 6:00pm   Tocal College by Ian McKay and Phillip Cox, Architects in Association; and The Rothbury Estate Winery by Allen. Jack & Cottier. Architects (Partner in Charge Keith Cottier) Russell Lee from Cox … read more…

TALK/Sydney: Jackson on DOUGLAS SNELLING, 27.3.14

DOCOMOMO AUSTRALIA/ICOMOS – SYDNEY TALK  SERIES 2014 – NO. 2 THURSDAY 27TH  MARCH 2014 DOUGLAS SNELLING: AUSTRALASIA’S MISSING LINK TO CALIFORNIA MODERNISM Douglas Burrage Snelling (1916-1985) was one of Asia-Pacific’s most significant interpreters of California modern design and architecture innovations from the 1930s to the 1970s — particularly luxury lifestyle themes popular in Beverley Hills … read more…

AT RISK: ‘Michelides Tobacco Factory’ in Northbridge, WA

The City of Perth has recently approved demolition for the former ‘Michelides Tobacco Factory’ in Northbridge. https://www.perthurbanist.com/history-of-the-michelides-tobacco-factory/. Located just north of the Perth CBD and with a prominent Art Deco styled facade constructed in stages through the 1920s & 30s, the landmark building has a lengthy frontage to the railway line, and operated as the Peters … read more…

DOCOMOMO Victoria FIRST Meeting 2014

DOCOMOMO Victoria MEETING. FIRST Meeting 2014 Monday 24th February, 6.00 @ Walsh Street Boyd Foundation. Please join us for belated new year drinks to complete the Victorian significant sites list that we have been compiling, homework fiches and planning of activities for 2014. Hopefully we will also have a mystery modern slide show.

2014 AGM to be held in Sydney on 19 March.

1_Docomomo Australia Notice for AGM 2014 2_Docomomo Australia Form of Proxy AGM 2014 3_Docomomo Australia Nomination Form for AGM 2014 4_Docomomo Australia AGM Minutes 2013 North Sydney

Exhibitions / Talks: ‘Cultivating Modernism’ | SA

‘CULTIVATING MODERNISM’ EXHIBITION and PUBLIC LECTURE Cultivating modernism: reading the modern garden 1917-71 17 February – 31 March 2014 Exhibition at Kerry Packer Civic Gallery, Hawke Building, City West campus, University of South Australia Cultivating Modernism comes alive at the Kerry Packer Civic Gallery through a kaleidoscopic mix from rarely seen books, prints, and ephemera charting … read more…

ICOMOS/TALK Sydney – Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing.

  2014 ICOMOS/ Docomomo Lecture Series Wednesday 19th February 2014 at 5.30 for 6.00pm. Professor Yoshiyuki Yamana of Tokyo University of Science Le Corbusier serial site nomination for World Heritage Listing. The Architectural and Urban Works of Le Corbusier were proposed for World Heritage listing in 2008, and widely supported by architects and designers, but … read more…

BUILDINGS@RISK: Total House Demolition Update

Total Carpark from Russell Street, with Total house office above A planning application for Total House, 170-180 Russell street Melbourne has now been lodged with the Department of Transport Planning and Local Infrastructure. Comments are currently being taken, but action needs to be taken quickly.

ICOMOS Sydney Talk: Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes

DOCOMOMO / Australia ICOMOS / NSW Chapter AIA – Sydney Talk Series Hear from two International Experts on Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Routes: Time & Date: Thursday 24th October 2013, 5.30pm for 6pm start Venue: Godden Mackay Logan, 78 George Street, Redfern Mónica Luengo Añón & Guo Zhan

LECTURE | Melbourne: California Design 1930-1965

Buff, Straub & Hensman, Recreation pavilion, Mirman House, Arcadia, 1958 Photo by Julius Shulman, 1959 © J. Paul Getty Trust. Used with permission. Julius Shulman Photography California Design 1930-1965 – Living in a Modern Way NGV Collection, International art 21 Oct 2013 | 06.30pm – 07.30pm | NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road |  Free … read more…

FILM | Melbourne: Living Architecture Series

Presented by Melbourne Festival Capitol Theatre | 12 & 13 October 2013 Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine (France/ Italy) Living Architectures What’s it like to live inside a work of art? Living Architectures offers fresh and highly entertaining perspectives on some of architecture’s greatest hits. Cult figures in the contemporary architecture world, Paris-based filmmakers Ila Bêka and … read more…

Out and About: UK | Brutal but Beautiful

UK | Exhibitions Brutal and Beautiful: Saving the Twentieth Centuryv Date: Wed 25 Sep – Sun 24 Nov 2013 (Wed-Sun) Property: Wellington Arch Address: Apsley Way, Hyde Park Corner, London – W1J 7JZ Location: London Time: 10am-5pm until Sun 3 Nov, 10am-4pm from Wed 6 Nov https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/wellington-arch/exhibitions-at-the-arch/current-exhibition/

13th International Docomomo Conference | Call for Papers

Call for Papers of the 13th International Docomomo Conference that will take place in Seoul, Korea, between 24-27 September 2014. More information will be added in the next days at https://docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/ and https://www.docomomo.com/. Dates to remember: 28 November 2013 – deadline for submission of abstracts (https://docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/) 28 February 2014 – confirmation of selected Abstracts 31 … read more…

Position for Director of Heritage Conservation Program

DIRECTOR OF HERITAGE CONSERVATION PROGRAM/ SENIOR LECTURER FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY REFERENCE NO. 1660/0713 CLOSING DATE: 17 October 2013 (11:30pm Sydney time) All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number for more information and to apply. see pdf: 1660-0713 … read more…

Talk Sydney: UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Asia

Time & Date: Tuesday 24 September 2013, 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Implementation of the new UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Asia World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific (WHITRAP) Ron van Oers (PhD) Vice Director Shanghai, China

SYMPOSIUM | Melbourne: Traditionalism, Colonialism and Modernism: Asian Heritage Transformed

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 – 6:00pm to Friday, 4 October 2013 – 4:00pm Architecture Building, University of Melbourne In recent years heritage conservation has become a notable dimension of civil society activity in a range of Asian nations. New organisations and perspectives have encouraged an expanded view of heritage, which encourages people to look beyond … read more…