A Wake for a Landmark’s Lost Designation
It had all the earmarks of a wake: people dressed in black, lamenting an unexpected loss, then toasting the departed one at a nearby pub. But the mourners in this case were members of Docomomo US/Philadelphia, who gathered on June 28th to protest the rescinding of a familiar site’s historic designation.
Monuments to a Japanese Era
1993 in Japan saw the end of an era of excess, of the Japanese miracle, but it also saw the completion of many of the greatest architectural monuments to that period, in an architectural style of such strangeness and intensity, that it stands apart from every period that had come before.
Partly Modern and Partly “Other”: Architecture of the 1990s
The focus of this essay is ultimately a brief investigation of architecture of the 1990s, culminating in a list of important works of the last decade of the 20th century, so that we might better comprehend the context within which architecture of that era can be understood and evaluated.
Docomomo US/NOCA Travel Grant for Students & Emerging Professionals
The Docomomo NOCA Travel Grant provides financial support for students and emerging professionals committed to the documentation and conservation of Modern buildings and landscapes. The intention of the scholarship is enable one individual to participate in the Docomomo US 2018 National Symposium.
Docomomo responds to plans to demolish 270 Park Avenue
As JP Morgan Chase and the City of New York announce plans to demolish and replace 270 Park Avenue, formerly the Union Carbide building, Docomomo US and Docomomo US New York/Tri-state join forces to advocate for this iconic example of corporate modernism.
Public Spaces-Inside and Out
Docomomo US and its Chapters will explore Public Spaces as our advocacy theme for 2018 - seeking to understand and appreciate the intricacies of their design, their relationship to the projects, which created them and their context within the overall urban setting, site and building design.