We acknowledge the traditional owners and sovereign custodians of the land on which Collingwood Yards is situated, the Wurundjeri people of the Woiwurrung language group. We extend our respect to their Ancestors and all First Peoples and Elders past, present, and future.

Bookshop by Uro
Design Week – Modern Heritage: Book Launch

6pm, Monday, 27 May
Accessible Toilet
Wheelchair Accessible

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.

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. 


Perry Street Building
Collingwood Yards
Collingwood, 3066


Floor access to the Perry Street Building can be made via the following paths. From 30A Perry Street, a footpath leads to the retail area of Perry St (UG) and courtyard. The Perry Street Lift can be accessed via 30A and 30B Perry Street, allowing access to levels 1 and 2 of Perry Street Building. From Johnston Street access to Perry St Building can be made by crossing the courtyard.

Accessible toilets are located in three areas within the Perry Street Building. On the Upper Ground Level (Level UG) the accessible toilets are located in the service corridor in the northern part of the Building. near the staircase. These toilets are open throughout event hours. On L1 and L2 the toilets are located in the northern part of the building, behind heavy manual blue double doors.  All accessible toilets are equipped with manual locks, exit buttons and grab rails.

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