Tag Archive for Architecture

News | Melbourne Open House 2014 program announced

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Melbourne Open House has announced their list of buildings for 2014. Buildings with a specific connection to the arts include: National Gallery of Victoria; Arts Centre; Johnston Collection; Australia Tapestry Workshop; City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection; Grainger Museum; and the Myer Mural Hall. Open House Melbourne is a free event, providing access to the city’s most significant buildings. Most buildings are open access across the event weekend, which means all you need to do is turn up. Several buildings or special tours must be pre-booked using the ballot system, which…

Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

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This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the prospects and problems that confront us. Date: Wednesday 9th April, 5pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College (University of Melbourne), 887 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3052 Free. Bookings can be made via this website. Future events in this series: Monday…

Event | Melbourne Open House 2012

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Melbourne Open House 2012 Melbourne Open House has announced the list of buildings for their 2012 event. The Open House weekend will take place on the 28th and 29th of July. This year there are exactly 100 buildings on the list, they are grouped according to situation in the North, South, East and West of Melbourne. The majority are in the CBD or close by with a handful further afield in Port Melbourne, Fitzroy North, and Essendon. The full list can be found on the Melbourne Open House website here.…

Public Forum | Modernism, Art and Architecture at MUMA

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Modernism, art and architecture Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion teases out some of the historical and theoretical intersections underpinning contemporary art’s engagement with modernist architectural discourses. Join Vision in Motion guest curator Ann Stephen, who will discuss the exhibition, together with the legacy of modernism on art, architecture and design, with a guest panel including artist Callum Morton and architectural historian, theorist and critic Karen Burns. Dr Ann Stephen is an art historian and curator whose work spans modernism and Australian art. In 2009 she curated an exhibition on Narelle…

Opinion: On Facadism

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Opinion – David R. Marshall On Facadism The Myer’s Lonsdale Street Store is now a vast open building site, with the Lonsdale Street and Little Bourke Street facades propped up with a scaffolding of huge steel girders that occupy half of each street. Conspicuously absent is the façade of Lonsdale House, an Art Deco façade demolished in 2010, in spite of having a heritage overlay, in order to provide truck access to the site. According to a widely expressed view, facadism—the preserving of old facades while putting up a wholly…

Lecture: Living Building Challenge – Jason McLennan, Melbourne School of Design

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Melbourne School of Design Lecture Living Building Challenge - Jason McLennan What is the Living Building Challenge? The Living Building Challenge is a philosophy, advocacy tool, and certification program that addresses development on all scales and defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today. The Challenge acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions and is comprised of seven performance areas, or ‘Petals’: Site, Water, Energy, Health, Materials, Equity and Beauty. Petals are subdivided into a total of twenty Imperatives, each of which…

The Reluctant Master: A symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola

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The Reluctant Master A symposium to honour the life and work of Romaldo Giurgola Through his professional practice, writings and teaching, Romaldo Giurgola (1920 – ) has been a formidable participant in the international architectural discourse for over 60 years. This symposium provides an opportunity to reflect upon the many facets of this long career and its impact on the discipline. This is a free public symposium. Please register on the Melbourne School of Design website here. Date: Saturday August 20th, 2011 9:00am – 6:15pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College,…

Melbourne Open House 2011

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Melbourne Open House Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July This weekend Melbourne’s architecture is open to the public. Residents and visitors alike are invited to see behind the façades of 75 of Melbourne’s historic and contemporary buildings. Buildings range from historic interiors such as the recently restored interior of Myer’s Mural Hall or the stately 19th century interiors of the Melbourne Town Hall to contemporary architecture such as the 60L Green building (headquarters of the Australian Conservation Foundation) and the rooftop garden of the Origen Energy building. A full list and map can…

Lecture: Kent Larson ‘Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities’

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Special Public Lecture Changing Places: Responsive housing, mobility systems, and networked intelligence for future cities Professor Kent Larson To meet the profound sustainability, demographic, and health challenges of the future, new strategies must be found for creating responsive places where people live and work, and the mobility systems that connect them. Professor Kent Larson will present the work of his MIT Media Lab research group to explore the intersection of high-performance housing with urban mobility-on-demand systems, including persuasive electric bike-lane vehicles to encourage exercise, the transformable live-work “CityHome” that functions…

Melbourne Open House Speaker Series 2011

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Melbourne Open House Speaker Series The Melbourne Open House Speaker Series returns for 2011. This year there will be two free evenings of informative and stimulating discussion about Melbourne’s built environment. Evening One – Good Design Case Studies Date: 6.30pm, July 5, 2011 Venue: Capitol Theatre, 113 Swanston Street Presented By: Melbourne Open House + DPCD This is an opportunity for the people of Melbourne to listen to some of our great architects and designers discuss the ideas behind their work. Speakers will present their work and capture your imagination. Come, learn…

Funding: RIBA Research Trust Awards

Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Trust Awards Objective The intention of the awards scheme is to support recent architecture graduates who are pursuing research in the field of Architecture. It is anticipated that award winners may in subsequent years undertake a career as skilled researchers in the architectural field. The RIBA may also award applicants who are already further into their careers. Awards may be given to teachers and practising architects with some research interest. Eligibility The awards scheme is open to applicants interested in a wide range of subject matter relevant to…

Call for Papers: Future Anterior ‘Rethinking the Monument’

Rethinking the Monument Future Anterior Journal Deadline for submission: June 15, 2011. Website: http://www.arch.columbia.edu/publications/futureanterior Theories concerning the restoration and preservation of architectural monuments have traditionally been anchored in issues invested in the recovery of memory, history, and community. In contrast, this special issue of Future Anterior explores a conception of the monument that is not preoccupied with memory, commemorating the past, or recovering a fantasy of lost cohesive socialities, but rather one with its ear to the future, and that is engaged in ongoing acts of becoming, fabulation, and invoking communities to…

Call for Papers – Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650

Call for Papers Figure and Ornament: Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in the Caucasus region, from 400 to 1650 Conference, George Chubinashvili National Research Centre, Tbilisi, the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz-Max-Planck-Institut, and the University of Basel Tbilisi, 29 September – 1 October 2011 Deadline for Applications: 31st January 2011 Figure and ornament have generally been considered as opposites. Figurative representations, however, can be ornamented or framed by ornaments, and ornaments are frequently formed by repeated figural motives, such as animals or plants. In fact, ornaments and figures are related in manifold…

Funding: Winterthur Fellowship

Winterthur Research Fellowship Program Winterthur welcomes researchers. Academic, independent, and museum scholars, as well as advanced graduate students are invited to apply for short and long-term residential research fellowships. Research fellows conduct research in many areas of social and cultural history, including material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, and objects in literature. Winterthur’s collections are rich and diverse, and we welcome applications that offer fresh approaches to our resources. All applicants are strongly encouraged to search Wintercat,…

Call for Papers and Panels: Symposium – The Right to the City

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Call for Papers, Panels and Presentations Symposium – The Right to the City Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning, University of Sydney, Saturday April 9th, 2011 The Right to The City is an exhibition and publishing project cosponsored by Tin Sheds Gallery and Architectural Theory Review. We invite the submission of abstracts proposing papers, panels and creative presentations for a  one-day symposium, investigating connections between art, architecture, planning and activism. The Right to the City takes as its starting point David Harvey’s polemical article, of the same name, that redefined …