Film Screenings: Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
Inside Iconic Houses - Online Tour Program
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Van Doesburg Rinsema House
Welcome Rietveld's Van Daalen House!
Corberó Space: New Life for Hidden Jewel
Architect Harry Gessner Dead at 97
Icon Saved: Dorchester Drive House
Welcome Umbrella House!
Iconic Houses in the Netherlands – Berlage’s Masterpiece
Welcome Atelier Volten!
SPECIAL – Iconic Dreams - Sleep in an Iconic House!
SPECIAL - Vacances en France!
SPECIAL - Casas Icónicas en España!
SPECIAL – German Greats!
SPECIAL – Dutch Delights!
SPECIAL – Northern (High)Lights!
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Het Schip
Inside Iconic Houses - Tour of Maison Cazenave
Inside Iconic Houses Tours Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami
Casa Masó Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Inside Iconic Houses tours Roland Reisley's Usonian Frank Lloyd Wright House
Rietveld’s Experimental Housing in Reeuwijk Saved
Serralves Villa after restoration
Watch Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House Now On Demand
Portraits of the Architect - Interview with Gennaro Postiglione
Test Labs for New Ideas - Interview with Natascha Drabbe
Inside Iconic Houses - Isokon Building
Inside Iconic Houses - 16 December: Sunnylands with Janice Lyle
BCN-BXL Coderch-De Koninck - Beyond Time
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
ICONS AT RISK
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
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
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
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
Conference Round Up: Expert Meeting 1 – Alternatives to the House Museum Model
Sadly, many residential masterpieces quietly disappear as time goes by. However precious they may be, preserving them through multiple generations is never easy because they are private properties. In many countries worldwide, the owners of significant 20th-century houses are looking for ways to preserve this emerging heritage. These case studies were designed to suggest new strategies to ensure that the architectural integrity of such houses is secured for future generations. Representatives from four organizations explained how they have developed alternative approaches to the house-museum model to safeguard the residential icons of the 20th century.
Four International Viewpoints
Katherine Malone-France, Vice President for Historic Sites at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington USA, argued that Modern houses need to avoid the 'frozen-in-time' syndrome. They should instead engage with contemporary art, design and storytelling, in order to remain 'alive' and relevant.
From Anne Mette Rahbæk, Head of Communication and special assignments of Realdania Byg, Kopenhagen Denmark, we heard how philanthropic investment can be a strategy for preservation. Her organisation acquires endangered Modern houses and rents them out to cover maintenance and running costs.
Architect Peter McMahon, Founder of the Cape Cod Modern House Trust, Wellfleet USA, has extensive experience of saving publicly-owned, abandoned Modern houses on Cape Cod. After restoring the houses, his organisation rents them out to supporters for summer stays.
Finally, architect Toshiko Kinoshita talked about the issues she faces in her work as Board Director of the Heritage Houses Trust, Tokyo, Japan. Lacking a legal preservation framework, Japan is a dangerous place for Modern homes - but now Kinoshita's organisation offers a way to acquire, restore and rent out such buildings, safeguarding them for the future.
The moderator of the panel discussion was Chandler McCoy, who manages the Conserving Modern Architecture Initiative at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles. He is an advocate of a 'modest' restoration approach, and of new uses for redundant buildings.
|Katherine Malone-France||Anne Mette Rahbæk|
|Peter McMahon||Toshiko Kinoshita|
Click on the portraits below to read our interviews with the speakers
|Chandler McCoy||Katherine Malone-France|
|Anne Mette Rahbæk||Peter McMahon|
Expert Meeting 2 – The American Art of Fundraising
Around the world, nonprofit organizations must increasingly seek private donations to supplement the funding they receive from public authorities. In their efforts to broaden and diversify their sources of financing, they might draw inspiration from their colleagues in the United States. This expert meeting was designed to introduce our audience to the factors that help our American counterparts to achieve continued success in fundraising. It covered key topics such as strategic planning, prospect identification, membership giving, donor cultivation, capital campaigns, corporate partnerships, planned giving and trustee involvement.
Four USA Approaches
Amanda J. Nelson is a former Deputy Director of Development, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and is currently Director MFA Arts Leadership Program, Virginia Tech. She brought to the table her skills in building donor relationships, explaining why a strategic approach is essential.
John Bacon, Deputy Chief Development Officer for Planned Giving at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, talked about 'planned giving' - in other words, legacy gifts. This major source of long-term support also requires long-term planning, he explained.
Erik Z. Gensler, President of Capacity Interactive, New York, shared his expertise in fundraising using digital platforms. He had a wealth of tips on how to use content to tell your story, so engaging the right audience.
As Executive Director of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), in New York, Jean-Paul Warmoes helps non-profits from Europe and Africa to gain donations in America. He explained how a targeted approach in the USA can pay dividends.
Members of Iconic Houses can watch The American Art of Fundraising lectures in our expertise centre.
Click on the portraits below to read our interviews with the speakers
|Amanda J. Nelson||John Bacon|
|Erik Z. Gensler||Jean-Paul Warmoes|
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Posted on 19 July 2018