Come explore the modern mecca of New Haven, CT with Docomomo US' young professional group the Modern League. This all day tour will include an extensive walking tour of modern architecture buildings by Paul Rudolph, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore, Cesar Pelli and an interior tour of Eero Saarinen's Ingalls Hockey Rink with addition by successor firm Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. The day will end with New Haven's famous pizza. Register today!
From vacation homes and ski houses to college buildings and neighborhood dwellings, Vermont’s modern architecture appears and flourishes in modest but distinctive fashion both individually and as part of their significant mid-twentieth century developments: ski areas and vacation resort areas near the Green Mountains, college campuses, and the neighborhoods of its most populous city, Burlington.
Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:30AM
On Saturday August 2 and Sunday August 3, the New England Chapter of Docomomo US is offering a two-day guided tour of significant modern buildings in central and northern Vermont. The weekend will include interior and exterior tours of private residences by Allan Gelbin, Peter Eisenman, Eliot Noyes, Dan Kiley, Marcel Beaudin, and design-build architect David Sellers, as well as campus buildings by Sellers at Goddard College. Devin Colman, Architectural Historian for the State of Vermont, home-owners and facility managers, local architects, and members of the docomomo-US/New England Board will provide discussion, historical information, and commentary about the structures and their preservation challenges.
Membership can be purchased at www.docomomo-us.org/join and costs $65 annually for individuals, $25 for students, and $100 dual.
Direct questions by e-mail to Marie S.A. Sorensen AIA, Content Coordinator, Docomomo US/New England, by reply to this e-mail.
Save the date! Docomomo US Tour Day is set for Saturday, October 11, 2014
Saturday, October 11, 2014 1:00AM
Lucia Eames, the only child of Charles Eames passed away on April 1, 2014 at the age of 83. Born in St. Louis to Charles and his first wife Catherine Woermann, Lucia was an accomplished artist and graphic designer, and mother of five children. After Ray's death in 1988, Lucia became the owner of the Eames Office and in 2004 she established the Eames Foundation, which oversees the Eames House in Pacific Palisades, California.
By Jessica Smith
Preservation professionals and modernist enthusiasts from all over the country journeyed down to the Lone-Star State last month to celebrate Docomomo US’ second annual National Symposium where everything is big from the hats, hair, and modern architecture. Co-sponsored with Houston Mod, the Symposium took place at Houston’s University of St. Thomas, designed by Phillip Johnson in 1958, a location that facilitated the weekend’s discussions about modern architecture’s significance and role today. The jam-packed, three-day event offered guests a birds-eye view of modernism in Texas, the current state of preserving modernism, the ground-breaking work of architectural archivists and challenge to preserve the ephemeral.
By Natalia Melikova of the Constructivist Project