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    Winter 2010 Newsletter
    by info, posted on Friday, June 18, 2010

    The DOCOMOMO US Newsletter is here! Highlights include articles on Breuer, the DOCOMOMO US annual Modern Architecture Tour Day (save the date: October 9, 2010), and the upcoming Docomomo International conference in Mexico City, August 19-27, 2010.

    Download the PDF here

    Stop the Disfigurement of John Hejduk's 'Kreuzberg Tower' in Berlin
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    The 'Kreuzberg Tower' in Berlin, one of John Hejduk's few realized buildings and one of his largest, is being threatened. After years of neglect, the building's new owner, BerlinHaus Verwaltung GmbH, plans to significantly alter the exterior of the building.

    Please sign the petition to save the "Kreuzberg Tower'!!


    3/20/10 DOCOMOMO US President Prudon moderates Modernism by Choice:The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Join DOCOMOMO US President Theo Prudon at New York's Center for Architecture (CFA) for "Modernism by Choice: The Economy, Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation." The symposium is in conjunction with the World Monuments Fund's Modernism at Risk exhibition, currently on view at the Center For Architecture.

    Modernism by Choice:The Economy,Politics, and Sustainability of Preservation

    AIA CES: 4.5 LU, 4.5 HSW

    When: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 20

    Bruce Graham, SOM Designer of Hancock and Willis Towers, Dies at 84
    by jon buono, posted on Tuesday, March 9, 2010

    Paul Heffernan - Georgia Tech College of Architecture, GA Chapter 3/10/10
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Join DOCOMOMO/US, GA Chapter and the Atlanta Preservation Center for the Seventh Annual Phoenix Flies: A Citywide Celebration of Living Landmarks

    Modernism at Risk
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    The Modernism at Risk exhibition is covered in the most recent METROPOLIS P/O/V. Check out Susan S. Szenasy's article here!

    Don't Forget!

    Modernism at Risk related lectures begin on Thursday, March 11th at the AIA Center for Architecture. For more information visit: http://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=exhibitions&expid=117

    International Student Competition: A Fresh Look at 20th Century Architectural Heritage
    by info, posted on Monday, March 1, 2010

    Photo Modeling of Architectural Heritage of the 20th Century

    Registration for the international competition on photo modelling of significant buildings of the 20th century, open to architecture students, will be closed on March 26, 2010.

    The contest invites the architects of tomorrow to express their vision of a building of the last century, built between 1901 and 2000, as an architectural description based on panoramic images and / or 3D models of the building in its current state. The competition takes place entirely online.

    Protect America’s Historic Preservation Funding!
    by jon buono, posted on Friday, February 26, 2010

    President Obama's proposed FY 2011 budget would eliminate funding for Save America's Treasures (SAT) and Preserve America (PA), and cut funding for National Heritage Areas by 50 percent.

    Site Update
    by admin, posted on Thursday, February 25, 2010

    During the last few months, DoCoMoMo US has made critical changes to the infrastructure of this site. Working with Columbia University's Network Architecture Lab, we will continue to make substantial upgrades throughout the course of the next year to give you more features and content and make everything on our site easier to access. Some of these changes are going to be subtle and incremental while others will be more radical. For now, our online store is offline, but we look forward to it returning soon.

    You are encouraged to contact us with your suggestions (try the new contact form here).   

    Glass and Glazing in the 21st Century at MIT
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Glass & Glazing in the 21st Century: Design and Preservation of Contemporary & Historic Architecture

    March 20-22, 2010

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    An intensive 2-day conference/training program exploring the use, performance, maintenance, and preservation/restoration of glass in new and existing buildings and monuments.  Followed by a 1-day program focused on stained glass.

    EDUARDO FERNANDO CATALANO [1917-2010] Argentine Modernist Architect, Student of Gropius, Breuer
    by info, posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2010


    Eduardo Fernando Catalano was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the United States on scholarships to the Universities of Pennsylvania and Harvard. In 1945, he entered a General Motors design competition using a hyperbolic paraboloid, and won second place out of 914 entries.

    He was a graduate student of Walter Gropius and an undergraduate student of Marcel Breuer, both professors at Harvard and considered the pioneering masters of modernist architecture.

    Raymond Neutra, son of Richard Neutra, NYC 3/2/10
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    HP InQuiry Lecture Series Presents Doctor Raymond Neutra, son of Richard Neutra / Neutra Compound

    6:30PM - 8:30PM
    Columbia University | Morningside Campus | Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium
    New York, New York

    Modernism at Risk, Modern Solutions for Saving Our Modern Landmarks
    by admin, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Exhibition on view February 17-May 1, 2010. Opening Wednesday, February 17, 6-8pm, RSVP.

    Join DOCOMOMO US at the "Modernism At Risk" exhibition and public programs at The Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York City.

    Deal reached to save Los Angeles' mid-century Century Plaza Hotel from wrecking ball
    by jon buono, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    The Los Angeles hotel that hosted a welcome-home party for the Apollo 11 astronauts and other historic events will remain standing under a deal reached between the mid-century landmark's owners and preservation groups that sought to stave off the structure's demolition.

    Michigan Modern Architecture a Draw for Travelers
    by jon buono, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

    Michigan's state historic preservation office is pushing the glories of Michigan's modern architecture as a way to attract visitors.

    Metal in Architecture
    by jon buono, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Docomomo Japan ISC Technology has issued a call for papers for an academic conference in Tokyo in May 2010 on the theme of “Metal in Modern Movement Architecture.”

    Boston Concrete 1957-1976
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    Boston Concrete explores the profound effect of concrete within the development of Boston's architecture between 1957-1967. It heralds the often overlooked material: concrete. Various perspectives provide a rich insight and uncover various facets regarding the development of Boston's concrete architecture, including Tad Stahl (architect of the State Street Bank), Michael McKinnell (architect of Boston City Hall), historian Douglass Shand-Tucci, as well as critic and historian Michael Kubo, among others. A fantastic exploration into concrete! 


    Feds kick Reese nomination to National Register back to state, citing technical problems
    by jon buono, posted on Friday, February 19, 2010

    The Chicago Tribune's Blair Kamin writes on the threat to Michael Reese Hospital. Find out more and get involved at Save Michael Reese Hospital.   

    As bulldozers continued to destroy buildings at the former Michael Reese Hospital campus, National Park Service officials on Friday cited technical problems with a plan to nominate the campus to the National Register of Historic Places and said they would return the nomination to Illinois officials.

    from the Chicago Tribune
    by Blair Kamin
    December 18, 2009

    Phillis Wheatley Elementary, New Orleans
    by info, posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010

    While its elevated platform design protected it from destruction by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' Phillis Wheatley Elementary School now faces forces stronger than those of 2005: neglect and disregard. The glass and steel structure was designed by architect Charles Colbert (1921-2007) in 1954. It uniquely situates itself among the surrounding 18th and 19th century architecture of New Orleans with its innovative modernist glass and steel design.

    by info, posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009
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