The Hot Modernism exhibition closed on Sunday 12 Oct 2014.
Building modern Queensland 1945–75
Hot Modernism unearths the stories of Queensland’s mid-century architecture.
This moment in our history, inspired by a new way of thinking about sub-tropical living, brought a wave of fresh ideas, design and debate to the Queensland landscape.
From the rolling expanse of the Riverside Expressway, to soaring concrete structures like the Torbreck apartment building, and houses explicitly tailored to our unique climate and lifestyle, this period of development paved the way for modern Queensland.
See Queensland through new eyes in this immersive exhibition, featuring a full-scale re-creation of the 1957 Jacobi House, interactive future cityscapes, 3D models, and historical drawings.
Then delve deeper into our modernist past and imagine where the future might lead in a series of engaging and interactive talks, tours, films, workshops and special events.
Presented by SLQ and The UQ School of Architecture. Supported by the Australian Research Council's Linkage Project funding scheme, and project partners BVN Donovan Hill, Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley and Wilson Architects. Principal sponsor dansk vintage.