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Exhibition 'Modernism and Refuge'

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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!

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Our Badge of Honour

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Modernism on the East Coast

Iconic Houses in Latin America

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Expert Meetings

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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

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Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D

Getty Grant for Villa E-1027

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Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library

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Corbu’s Cabanon: Reconstruction and Lecture

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Annual Wright Architectural Housewalk: 18 May

Frank Lloyd Wright Homes on Screen

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Neutra’s House on Screen

Melnikov House on Screen

Iconic Houses in the media

Message from the Editor

Eileen Gray House on Screen

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Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House

Join us in September!

Iconic Houses Online Event 2021

We’re putting together the finishing touches to the programme for this year’s online Iconic Houses Event to replace the Conference that was scheduled in Rotterdam for 2020. The online program will bring you insights into Dutch Modernist residential architecture of the 20th century and will strengthen the network of museum professionals who run modern house museums. We will keep you posted in our monthly newsletters!

Please note that the programme about the five live streamed modules that can be joined online from September 2021 onwards, will be regularly updated here below.

The entire lineup of live stream lectures and house tours, brought to you in five video episodes, is filled with irreplaceable works of architecture, which we’re thrilled to announce will include the twenty modern house museums in The Netherlands! Curious about the program? Check out our line-up of international speakers here below. Early bird registration starts in May. We advise you to check this page regularly or to subsribe to our newsletter to always be in the know of our updates.

Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
The online event consists of five modules to go live on the Thursday's 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September. We will explore 20th-century Dutch architecture from the Amsterdam School to Post-Modernism, visiting twenty wonderful homes by Gerrit Rietveld, J.J.P. Oud, Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, and many others, not only in Utrecht, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, but spread all over the Netherlands. Several of these are examples of social housing – an area in which the Netherlands is particularly rich. Themes addressed in the conference will include:

Confirmed speakers

2 September, 2021
Health and Hygiene in the Modern Home - Beatriz Colomina
Beatriz Colomina is Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University. She writes and curates on questions of design, art, sexuality and media. Her books include Sexuality and Space, Privacy and Publicity: Modern Architecture as Mass Media, Domesticity at War, Manifesto Architecture: The Ghost of Mies and The Century of the Bed. Her latest book is X-Ray Architecture. She has curated a number of exhibitions including Playboy Architecture, and The 24/7 Bed. In 2016 she was chief curator with Mark Wigley of the third Istanbul Design Biennial. In 2018 she was mas made Honorary Doctor by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and 2020 she was awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for her contributions to the field of architecture.

9 September, 2021
Palaces for the People - Valentijn Carbo
Valentijn Carbo is an Architectural Historian at the Hendrick de Keyser Association. After his graduation at Utrecht University, Valentijn joined Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam as a curator. He currently runs the project ‘Museum Houses’for the Hendrick de Keyser association, the leading private trust for the preservation of historic houses in the Netherlands. This ambitious project is opening and displaying 35 of the association’s most important houses.
His role has been both practical and conceptual in setting up the project. Valentijn is a board member of the Dutch Interior Foundation and participates in the interior platform of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands.

16 September, 2021
A Woman’s Place: Clients, Architects, Promoters - Alice T. Friedman
Alice Friedman is an art historian and the Grace Slack McNeil Professor of the History of American Art and Co-Director of the Architecture Program at Wellesley Collegea. She is also a curator, art critic, and author of Women and the Making of the Modern House. Her research and teaching focuses on modern architecture and the history of design in the United States. She is particularly interested in mid-century modern architecture, in the culture of the United States in the years following World War II. Broadly speaking, she is concerned with the social and cultural history of architecture, with an emphasis on issues of gender, patronage, and the history of taste, both in the United States and in Europe, 1750 to the present.

23 September, 2021
New Plans: Experiments with Space - Anita Blom
Anita Blom is an architectural historian and Senior Specialist in post-war architecture and urban planning at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and author and compiler of the book Experimental housing in the Netherlands 1968-1980. She currently heads the RCE’s 'Post 65 project', which examines ways of dealing with recent heritage. She researches in particular post-war residential areas; in addition, she promotes wider public interest for the Netherland’s post-war cultural heritage and stimulates the redevelopment of post-war areas. She is also the co-author of Post-war reconstruction the Netherlands. The future of a bright and brutal heritage. At the conference, she talks about experimental housing of the 1970s.

30 September, 2021
Home as Self-Portrait: Architect's Houses - Gennaro Postiglione
Gennaro Postiglione is Professor in Interior Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and author of The Architect's Home, Taschen.
His research field is domestic interiors culture, at the intersection between people, places, and practices, crossing architecture, ethnography, and material culture. The same theoretical background nourishes also his research by design activity addressed towards adaptive reuse of minor and/or neglected heritage. Recently, he has engaged in a research investigating dwelling practices with the goal to provide new housing solutions for contemporary extremely articulated and differentiated households. He understands research and teaching – and tries to be consistent with - as an integral part of design practice.

We look forward to seeing you online in September!

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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.


For a complete photo gallery of the 2018 conference follow this link.

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Latest update 21 March 2021