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Robin Hood Gardens: Re-Visions
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

As a part of the debate regarding the potential demolition of Robin Hood Gardens (1968–72) and the denial of listing by English Heritage, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is presenting an exhibition that shows this emblematic housing estate, its place in London’s cultural and urban landscape and the way of life inside its walls.

Is Marcel Breuer’s American Embassy in the Netherlands up for the Challenge of Change?
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Docomomo Netherlands hosted a playful debate concerning the possible future of Marcel Breuer’s American Embassy in The Hague. Charlotte Van Emstede kindly agreed to write a little review about the problems that this important building is facing, regarding a possible change of use. 

Florida - Rudolph's Riverview High School Demolished
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Docomomo US is sad to report the loss of Paul Rudolph's 1958 Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida.  Rudolph's first public building in Florida, the school district owned site was leveled on June 13th despite the vocal opposition of architects and preservation organizations.  For the complete article from Joyce Owens click here.  Additional images can be found here.

Julius Shulman, Photographer of Modernist California Architecture, Dies at 98
by jon buono, posted on Friday, July 17, 2009

Julius Shulman, a renowned architecture photographer who depicted modern houses as the ultimate expressions of modern living and helped idealize the California lifestyle in the postwar years, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 98.

Call for papers: 15th International Conference of Architectural Museums
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009
“Modern Homes Survey: New Canaan Connecticut” now online
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, July 7, 2009
DOCOMOMO US SPRING/09 Newsletter: Tour Day Available Now!
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

 

 

 

Click here to download the full issue.

To request a hard copy mailing, please send your name and address to docomomo.us@gmail.com

Editor's Note: Correction, the article on Pei Cobb Freed's Silver Towers was Authored by Andrew Berman.

11th International DOCOMOMO Conference, Mexico City 2010
by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

  11th International

Call for Papers! Planned Conservation of XXth Century Architectural Heritage
by info, posted on Thursday, May 14, 2009

International Conference
Planned Conservation of XXth Century Architectural Heritage:
A Review of Policies and Practices

Como, Italy
October 30-31, 2009

Abstracts are to be sent to <info@plannedconservationcomo2009.com> before June 1st, 2009

 

SAVE THE DATE 10.10.09 North America Tour Day!
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
DOCOMOMO US Annual Tour Day is expanding to include Canada and Mexico!
Building on the success of past modern architecture tours in 23 cities throughout the nation, DOCOMOMO US will include Mexico (Mexico City) and Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Fredericton, St. John's, Peterborough, Quebec City) in Tour Day 2009
  Please check back for added cities and tours!

 

AIA Roots of Modernisim - May 28-31 | Boston
by info, posted on Friday, May 8, 2009

Spring Conference: Roots of Modernism
Boston, MA | May 28 - 31, 2009

Fondation Le Corbusier: Grant for Young Researcher
by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For the coming academic year 2009–10, the Fondation Le Corbusier will attribute one grant to a young researcher wishing to devote his/her studies to Le Corbusier’s work.

DOCOMOMO US Receives AIA Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement
by info, posted on Friday, February 6, 2009

For immediate release:
New York, NY. – February 5, 2009 –

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected DOCOMOMO US as recipient of the 2009 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement.  The award, to be presented at the 2009 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco, recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Richards and Goddard Laboratories building named a National Historic Landmark
by jon buono, posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Alfred Newton Richards Medical Research Laboratory and the adjacent David Goddard Laboratories were designated a National Historic Landmark by then U.S. Secretary of the Interior John Kempthorne. The building is one of nine new landmarks Kempthorne added to a list of fewer than 2,500 buildings nationwide bearing the same designation.

AVAIABLE NOW Conference Proceedings, New York, 2004 and Dossier 8 Preserving Post War Heritage
by info, posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

  

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cost includes shipping and handling.

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Greenwich Village O'Toole Building to be Demolished
by info, posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Obituary: Dorothy Miner, 1936 - 2008
by info, posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

DOCOMOMO US is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dorothy  Miner on October 21, 2008.

Dorothy served as the counsel for the Landmarks Preservation Commission for two decades and played a critical role in the 1978 Penn Central case. After retiring from the Commission in 1994 she taught at Columbia ’s Historic Preservation program, Pace University School of Law, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where her dedication to her students was inspiring.

She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

EVENT: THE IMPORTANCE OF MARCEL BREUER AT MID-CENTURY
by info, posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009

THE IMPORTANCE OF MARCEL BREUER AT MID-CENTURY

Isabelle Hyman

DATE: October 28, 2008

TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

LOCATION: Georgia Tech Architecture Library

FEES: none

EVENT CONTACT:
Teri Nagel, College of Architecture
Contact Teri Nagel
404-385-2156

At a public lecture co-sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of DOCOMOMO and Georgia Tech College of Architecture, Isabelle Hyman will explore the 28-year-old Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System designed by Marcel Breuer.

9/29/08-10/03/08 Debate and Conference: Preserving Modern Concrete Architecture
by info, posted on Monday, October 27, 2008

CONCRETE REALITIES: PRESERVING MODERN CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE

Monday, September 29, 2008, 6:30 PM
Wood Auditorium, Avery Hall
GSAPP, Columbia University
www.arch.columbia.edu/events

Debate: With Mark Pasnik, Architect and Visiting Professor, Carnegie Mellon University; Norman Weiss, Conservator, Columbia University; Tim Rohan, Architectural Historian, University of Massachusetts. Moderated
by Theodore Prudon, GSAPP and DOCOMOMO US

Breuer-Designed Atlanta Central Library Endangered
by info, posted on Tuesday, January 6, 2009
 
The future of the 28-year-old Marcel Breuer designed Central Library of the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System is in doubt due to a push by members of the Fulton County Commission to pursue construction of a new “world-class” library facility. In November, Fulton County voters will consider approval of a $275 million bond issue, which would allow partial funding for the new facility.

 

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