Book: Carlo Scarpa. Zentner house in Zurich: an Italian villa in Switzerland

Carlo Scarpa. Casa Zentner a Zurigo: una villa italiana in Svizzera [Carlo Scarpa. Zentner house in Zurich: an Italian villa in Switzerland]By Davide Fornari, Roberta Martinis and Giacinta Jean, published by Electa, 2020 “The volume, published for Electa architecture, illustrates and documents the ‘micro-history’ of Casa Zentner in Zurich, the only building built by Carlo … read more…

Book: Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975

Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975 The following is an excerpt from the forthcoming book Modern in the Middle: Chicago Houses 1929-1975, by Susan S. Benjamin and Michelangelo Sabatino, published by The Monacelli Press. Expected in August 2020.  Use code MODERN20 to receive 20% off pre-orders of the book through the Monacelli website. Modern … read more…

Cure and Care / Docomomo Journal (2020/1)

Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 62 – Cure and Care.This issue of Docomomo Journal allows us to analyze and understand how the healthcare has been a stimulating topic on the core of Modern Movement architecture. Due to COVID-19, we face an unprecedented situation, and now more than ever, urban sanitary measures as well health … read more…

Histories of Postwar Architecture Journal : Mass Media and the International Spread of Post-War Architecture

Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA) is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal that aims to publish innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. The Journal accepts papers and original submissions that have not been published and are not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Authors maintain their copyright and are … read more…

Film Online / Bauhaus World: The Code / The Effect / The Utopia

How has the Bauhaus school of architecture and design, Germany’s best-known art school, shaped the world we live in today? The three-part documentary Bauhaus WORLD marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Germany’s best-known art, architecture and design school, the Bauhaus. Exploring the legacy of this iconic German institution, our film crew traveled the … read more…

Film Online / The Rice House by Jacques Sheard

The story of the Rice House, a unique mid-century home designed by Australian architect Kevin Borland. Directed and Produced by Jacques Sheard (2020)Sound Recording by Abramo PeghiniInterviews: Doug Evans, Lynnsay Prunotto

Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s / Stuart Symons

Stuart Symons | Modernist Adelaide Modernist architecture was at the heart of the physical, cultural and social transformation of postwar Adelaide. This architectural revolution was based on new construction technologies, a break with traditional styles and an unwavering belief in design’s ability to shape a better society. Modernist Adelaide: 100 Buildings 1940s–1970s is the first … read more…

Film Online / Bates Smart Gallery

Melbourne based architectural firm Bates Smart designed the iconic International Style building, known as ICI House, in 1958. In 2017 the firm opened a gallery on the building’s ground floor to showcase current and future projects.Gallery curator and Bates Smart Associate, Johan Herminjanto, discusses the art and design space. Directed by Jacques Sheard, 2017

Docomomo Australia AGM 2020 (Postponed!)

Dear All, In light of the current situation of organisations and institutions trying to minimise the transmission of the COVID-19 virus and the Government’s request to both minimise travel and unnecessary physical meetings, the 2020 Docomomo Annual General Meeting (due to be held on 28 March 2020 in Sydney) is hereby postponed until a later … read more…

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex

Article: The Value of “Negative” Space – the Modernist Public Space of Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds ComplexBy Adonis El Hussein and Rola A. Saadi Souce: Docomomo International What is the role of unbuilt space in a modernist urban project? The studies surrounding Oscar Niemeyer’s International Fairgrounds Complex in Tripoli, Lebanon, have often overlooked this important … read more…

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex (1980)

Under threat: Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert ComplexBy I.M. Chaiko, N.V. Baranov, F.N. Yakovlev, L.V. Yakhontov, Russia, 1980 Docomomo International would like to draw your attention to the alarming situation of the Saint Petersburg Sports and Concert Complex, Russia, better known as SKK, and express its full support to all the initiatives conducted in order … read more…

Under threat: Save Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus ! University of Rouen, Rouen, France

Mont-Saint-Aignan Campus is now under immediate and serious threat of demolition since its classification process by the municipality of Mont-Saint-Aignan had not been successfully retained, ultimately discharging the case leaving it in an extreme risk situation. At the end of January 2020, a demolition permit was issued by the Prefecture of Seine-Maritime for the Building … read more…

Chicago 7 Most Endangered buildings announced by The Preservation Chicago 2020

Preservation Chicago announced the 2020 edition of its annual list of the city’s “7 Most Endangered Buildings” today, with the James R. Thompson Center and Jackson Park each making their fourth appearance. The full list is the following: The James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph Jackson Park, South Shore Cultural Center, and Midway Plaisance … read more…

Book / Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975

Les immeubles de grande hauteur en France. Un héritage moderne 1945-1975By Richard Klein, Hermann Publishing, 2020 Docomomo International is pleased to announce the release of the docomomo France bulletin dedicated to high-rise buildings in France. Publication director: Richard Klein Editor in chief: Riccardo Forte Editorial secretary: Milena Crespo Editorial coordination: Léo Noyer-Duplaix and Marjorie Occelli … read more…

Awards: The Architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara win the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Docomomo International congratulates the architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for being announced the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize winners. “Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have practiced architecture together for forty years in a way that clearly reflects the objectives of the Pritzker Prize: to recognize the art of architecture and consistent service to humanity as … read more…

Book / Sydney Art Deco

Sydney Art Deco / Peter Sheridan Published: April 2019ISBN: 9780992389666Pages: 432Publisher: BakeliteDimensions (cm): 30.0 x 24.5 Buy For the first time, Sydney’s Art Deco buildings of the 1930s and 1940s are identified and gloriously displayed with contemporary photographs alongside archival images. Sydney Art Deco explores the impact of the Art Deco style on the landscape … read more…