Inside Iconic Houses Tours are back! Isokon Building 18 November

Inside Iconic Houses - Live Online Tour Program

Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House

Portraits of the Architect - Interview with Gennaro Postiglione

Test Labs for New Ideas - Interview with Natascha Drabbe

New Chairman Architect Nanne de Ru on The Perfect Platform

Health and Home - Interview with Beatriz Colomina

A Life Less Ordinary – Interview with Valentijn Carbo

Invisible Women - Interview with Alice T. Friedman

Winy Maas on the Green Dip

Anita Blom on Experimental Housing of the 1970s

Women’s Worlds - Interview with Natalie Dubois

The Culture of Living - Interview with Robert von der Nahmer

Hetty Berens: A Fresh Take on Modernism

Niek Smit on Supporting Modern Heritage

Alice Roegholt on Amsterdam’s Working-Class Palaces

July is Iconic Houses Month

Save Maison Zilveli - Sign the Petition!

How a Building Tells a Story - Recorded Event

Toolkit for Owners of a Modern House

13 Aalto Sites Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage

Villa Beer At Risk - Sign the Petition!

Business Cards of Stone, Timber and Concrete in the Brussels Region 1830-1970

Exhibiting & Visiting Modernist Monuments

Fostering Well-Researched Responsible Design


Enjoy a virtual visit to the California House and a Q&A with architect Peter Gluck

Exhibition 'Modernism and Refuge'

A Hidden Gem of Postmodernism

New Centre for Historic Houses of India

An Online Chronicle of the Douglas House

SPECIAL – Northern (High)Lights!

SPECIAL - Casas Icónicas en España!

SPECIAL - Vacances en France!

SPECIAL – Iconic Dreams - Sleep in an Iconic House!

SPECIAL – Dutch Delights!

SPECIAL – German Greats!

Villa Henny, geometric style icon in The Netherlands

A Mendini temple in Amsterdam

IH-lectures USA & Canada Feb 2020 on Melnikov House

An Afternoon with the Glucks

Danish Moderns – Looking Back at Our Mini-Seminar

Venturo house complements Exhibition Centre WeeGee’s offering

Lecture report: Remembering Richard Neutra

Hôtel Mezzara and the Guimard Museum project

We welcome 13 new members!

BREAKING NEWS: 8 Wright Sites Inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List!

LECTURE 29 August - Raymond Neutra: My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright

Iconic Reads

SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies

Our Badge of Honour

SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses

SPECIAL – Iconic Housing

Iconic Houses End Year Message

City-ordered rebuild of landmark house stirs debate: Appropriate or overreach?

Kohlberg House Restoration in Progress

Planned Demolition of Rietveld Homes in Reeuwijk

Renovation Gili House in Crisis

An Iconic Saga

Restoring Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 and Clarifying the Controversies

Modernism on the East Coast

Iconic Houses in Latin America

House Tours May 2018 

Expert Meetings

Terence Riley -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Philip Johnson

New era for Villa E-1027 and Cap Moderne

Jorge Liernur -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Latin American Modernism(s)

Restoring the past: The Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Home Studio

Behind the Scenes: Hendrick de Keyser Association

Latin America Special – Focus on Mexico

De Stijl in Drachten

Preserving the Nancarrow House-Studio

Meet the Friends - Nanne de Ru

Latin America Special – Focus on Brazil

Jan de Jong’s House is Latest Hendrick de Keyser Acquisition

Stay in a Belgian Modernist Masterpiece

In Berlin’s Modernist Network

Rietveld-Schröder House Celebrates De Stijl Anniversary

Meet Our New Foundation Board Members

Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D

Getty Grant for Villa E-1027

Iconic Dacha

11 Le Corbusier Homes now on Unesco World Heritage List

At home with Le Corbusier

Wright Plus 2016 Walk

Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library

Follow us!

Documentary La Ricarda

Rent a house designed by Gerrit Rietveld

Barragán House on Screen

Gesamtkunstwerk – An Icon on the Move

Triennale der Moderne 27 September - 13 October 2013

Prestigious Art Nouveau mansions in Brussels open

September 14 + 15: Heritage Days in Paris

June's New Arrivals: Museum Apartments

Iconic Houses is now on Twitter and Facebook

Corbu’s Cabanon: Reconstruction and Lecture

Projekt Mies In Krefeld: Life-sized model of the Krefeld Clubhouse

New arrivals: Spain special

MAMO: Le Corbu’s ‘Park in the Sky’ open 12 June

Annual Wright Architectural Housewalk: 18 May

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes on Screen

Message from the Editor

Neutra’s House on Screen

Melnikov House on Screen

Iconic Houses in the media

Message from the Editor

Eileen Gray House on Screen

Copy Culture

At Home in the 20th Century

New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches

20 November 2014

Marta Lacambra, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera

Marta Lacambra is an economist. She has worked in the public sector as General Secretary of the Catalan Ministry of Culture and of the Catalan Ministry of the Environment and Director of the Catalan Water Agency. She was also Deputy General Secretary at Caixa Manresa and Director of Social Projects and General Manager at Món Sant Benet, a cultural heritage centre at the monastery of Sant Benet del Bages near Barcelona.

Since 2010, she has been General Manager of the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, which organises visits to Casa Milà (La Pedrera). La Pedrera includes a roof terrace, a period apartment and the Espai Gaudí, which introduces visitors to the architect’s life and work. The fundació is hosting the third Iconic Houses Conference in Barcelona on 25 November.

Tell us about your own relationship with significant houses
It all started when I was General Secretary at the Catalan Ministry of Culture, where, among other functions, I was responsible for promoting Catalan cultural heritage.

Do you have a favourite house?
Undoubtedly that’s Casa Milà (La Pedrera), an architectural masterpiece by Gaudí and the culmination of his career in civil engineering. The building has always symbolised a radical break with the formal rules of its day and it still impresses visitors from all around the world.

What’s the biggest challenge your organisation faces right now?
La Pedrera is the headquarters of the Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, which works in five major areas: culture, social projects, land and environment, knowledge and gastronomy, and scientific research.
Currently, our greatest challenge is to continue designing innovative projects in these five areas. We need to preserve the building’s heritage and the memory of its architect and his time, while meeting the needs of citizens and visitors.
The fundació organises a range of critical, innovative cultural activities at La Pedrera, including music, dance, theatre, films and literature. We also hold exhibitions on various subjects to raise awareness of major art forms.

What do you hope will emerge from the upcoming Iconic Houses conference in Barcelona?
As the hosts of the conference, we want everyone to feel welcome and to see the event as a meeting point, a place where owners and managers can share experiences and discuss future projects. It is a great honour to be the stage for an international heritage forum at this level.

What 21st-century home deserves to be an Iconic House of the future?
For me, one architect who deserves greater national and international recognition is Josep Maria Jujol, one of Gaudí’s major collaborators. He was a magnificent architect with tremendous talent and creativity, as can be seen in his audacious and harmonious design for the Torre de la Creu, popularly known as the Casa dels Ous (house of eggs), in Sant Joan Despí, near Barcelona. It’s a 1913 building which was originally planned as a summerhouse for his aunt.

Torre de la Creu, Josep Maria Jujol, Sant Joan Despi 1913 - 1916