Modern Heritage: Book launch & discussion


 Join author Cameron Bruhn and architect Monique Woodward in a discussion of how 20th-century heritage houses are being updated for contemporary lifestyles.

Australian houses built from the 1920s to the 1940s offer a triumphant meeting of styles, embracing stylistic elements of Old English, Spanish Mission, Art Deco and everything in between. But as delightful as they are, their quirky details and layouts are not always suited to a contemporary lifestyle.

New book Modern Heritage surveys twenty homes that embody the period's vibrant architectural eclecticism—but that have been architecturally renovated to suit a contemporary lifestyle.

In this live, in-store event for Melbourne Art Book Fair, join the book's author Cameron Bruhn and architect Monique Woodward in a conversation exploring the privilege that comes with owning a heritage house and the value of research in understanding the architecture's stories and setting.

The speakers share the process of protecting this legacy, while giving new life to these cherished homes.

When: 6PM Monday 27 May
Where: Bookshop by Uro, 5/30 Perry Street, Collingwood (Collingwood Yards)
Tickets:  $5—CLICK HERE TO PURCHASEticket holders get $8 off book purchase—capacity strictly limited

Cameron Bruhn is CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects and an Honorary Professor at The University of Queensland, where he was formerly the Dean and Head of the School of Architecture, Design and Planning. Prior to that he was the editorial director of Architecture Media, where his role included the custodianship of the centenarian magazine Architecture Australia. Cameron is an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects and a Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.

Monique Woodward co-founded her Melbourne and Perth based award-winning practice, WOWOWA Architecture, in 2010. Now a National Councilor of the Australian Institute of Architects, in 2019 Monique was the recipient of the Institute's National Emerging Architect Prize and was co-creative director of their 2019 National Conference ‘Collective Agency’. WOWOWA are talented colourists and known for embedding joy in their narrative driven projects.