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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
[1917-2010]

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

03.02.10
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! 

www.overcommaunder.com/heroic/

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.

TOUR USA FL_NEW SMYRNA BEACH
by info, posted on Thursday, October 8, 2009
TOUR USA CA_San Francisco's Diamond Heights
by info, posted on Sunday, September 27, 2009
JOIN DOCOMOMO US FOR MODERN ARCH TOUR DAY 2009!!! SATURDAY OCTOBER 10, 2009 USA, CANADA, MEXICO
by info, posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010

DOCOMOMO US ANNOUNCES TOUR DAY 2009: NORTH AMERICA

OCTOBER 10, 2009

The third Annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day has expanded to include nearly thirty modern architecture tours throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico! 
 

 

TOUR CANADA BC_Downtown Vancouver Modern
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
TOUR CANADA NS_Halifax: Modern Institutions
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
TOUR CANADA ON_Peterborough Modern 1950-1070
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
TOUR CANADA BC_Vancouver's Modernist Residential
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

TOUR USA CA_Evolving Skyline
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009

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TOUR CANADA NL_Newfoundland's New Industries Legacy
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
TOUR USA UT_Salt Lake Modern's Art and Architecture
by info, posted on Thursday, September 24, 2009
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