New York Times columnist David Dunlap explores the fate of numerous suburban corporate campuses confronting 21st-century realities, including the battle surrounding Saarinen's Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in Holmdel, N.J.
DOCOMOMO International is delighted to open the 2008 call for candidacies for its residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods' of the Modern Movement.
The Dutch chapter of DOCOMOMO is honoured to host the 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 13-20 September 2008, with the general theme 'The Challenge of Change'. The 2008 edition will mark the 20th anniversary of DOCOMOMO.
The venue will be the Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. This renowned Modern Movement icon will accommodate the conference programme of Parallel Paper and Case Study Presentations, Round-table Sessions, the 2nd edition of the International DOCOMOMO Student Workshop and public evening lectures by distinguished invited speakers. Pre- and postconference tours to Dutch MoMo buildings and other landmarks of Dutch architecture will also be part of the conference programme.
DOCOMOMO US is planning with our chapters a day of tours nationwide on June 9, 2007 to bring attention – collectively – to the important modern buildings that are in our cities, towns and neighborhoods.
Docomomo International is delighted to announce the creation of an annual summer residence grant in Paris to support research on the conservation and the documentation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.
The Boston Globe (December 12, 2006) reports that Mayor Thomas M. Menino has refloated his 1998 idea of selling City Hall and its surrounding Plaza for private redevelopment and possible destruction by its purchaser. The building is a 1969 Brutalist design is by Gerhard Kallmann and Michael Noel McKinnell.
A demolition permit has been filed for 16 Minuteman Hill, The Micheels House designed by Paul Rudolph. Demolition is slated for Tuesday, December 19th, 2006,with the roof membrane already removed earlier this week.
The Fall 2006 Newsletter focuses on the works of Louis I. Kahn. This is the second DOCOMOMO US newsletter that is available primarily online. During the transition to a completely digital newsletter, a limited number of printed copies are available. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The new owners of a Paul Rudolph-designed residence in Westport, CT, have expressed intentions to demolish the house. The threat to the Rudolph project became known to the national preservation community, many of whom are trying to rally support to save this significant work, including a search for an alternate buyer to ensure the property’s preservation.
DOCOMOMO Japan and other preservation advocates in Tokyo are asking DOCOMOMO US members and friends to help save two important buildings designed by Antonin Raymond on the campus of Tokyo Women’s College.
Texas Historical Commission opposes design of Lady Bird Johnson Center at the Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum in Austin, Texas. The Museum complex was designed by Gordon Bunshaft of the firm Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.