6th Iconic Houses Conference June 2020
Danish Moderns – Looking Back at Our Mini-Seminar
Venturo house complements Exhibition Centre WeeGee’s offering
Lecture report: Remembering Richard Neutra
Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon
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 [SOLD OUT]
SPECIAL – Hello Netherlands!
SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies
Our Badge of Honour
SPECIAL – Hello Germany!
SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses
SPECIAL – Iconic Holidays!
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
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
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
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
At Home in the 20th Century
New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches
6th Iconic Houses Conference June 2020
Join us in 2020!
We’re excitedly putting the finishing touches to the programme for next year’s Iconic Houses Conference in Rotterdam – which we’re thrilled to announce will include visits to circa 23 unique houses in the Netherlands, Belgium and France! You can see the full programme HERE, from October 1st. All registration is subject to availability. We advise you to register early to secure a spot, since space is limited and events may sell out before the deadline.
The conference will take place 2 to 8 June 2020 at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Themes addressed in the conference will include:
Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
We will explore 20th-century Dutch architecture from the Amsterdam School to Post-Modernism, visiting wonderful homes by Rietveld, J.J.P. Oud and Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, and others in Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Several of these are examples of social housing – an area in which the Netherlands is particularly rich.
Saving Icons at Risk
Much recent heritage remains unprotected – and therefore vulnerable. Icons at Risk is a research project that aims to help protect and support threatened 20th-century houses. At the conference, we highlight some of the homes currently under threat, and learn from success stories such as Villa Cavrois (from condemned building to 100,000 visitors annually).
House Tours to Brussels, Lille and Paris
As well as the rich Dutch Modernist heritage, there’s a unique opportunity to see some of the most important 20th-century homes in Belgium and France, with our post-conference house tours. Expect masterpieces from Art Nouveau to Brutalism.
See our sizzle reel of the lectures of the 2018 conference here and for a complete photo gallery, including the house tours, follow this link.
Expert Meeting I
Sustainable Conservation and the Modern House
In response to the current climate crisis, Modern house owners are increasingly pursuing energy-saving measures. Sustainable conservation, often relying on tailor-made technical solutions to maintain architectural integrity, is an opportunity to prepare a building for the years to come. So where to start? While larger investments such as solar panels, heat installations, insulation and special building materials require extensive planning and funds, owners can save considerable energy through small steps such as more energy-efficient heating systems, draught strips and curtains or shutters. The case studies in this session present ways to make historic houses more sustainable.
Expert Meeting II
After 1965: Hope for Modern Heritage Houses?
Younger examples of architectural heritage can be particularly vulnerable, as they usually lack official protection – or even recognition. Luckily, there is a growing consensus that this more recent heritage is worth preserving. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, for example, has started the Verkenning Post 65 project to map the rich heritage dating from the post-1965 period, and to explore how it relates to contemporary requirements including sustainability. A wide range of speakers from government organizations, private associations and local municipal heritage offices present case studies that illuminate the dilemmas decision makers encounter concerning young monuments.
We look forward to seeing you in Rotterdam in June!
For a complete photo gallery of the 2018 conference follow this link.
Sponsors in Kind
Itinerary subject to change.
Posted 11 September 2019