6th Iconic Houses Conference June 2020
Hans van Heeswijk - on the Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
Wessel de Jonge on Dutch Icons at Risk
Melnikov House: Saving an Avant-Garde Icon
Anita Blom on Experimental Housing of the 1970s
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 – 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
Conference 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera
Iconic Houses Network, established in 2012, brings together a great number of modern house museums from all around the world. These houses form together a unique presentation of the 20th century architecture. The iconic houses provide excellent learning opportunities for a wide range of audiences from beginners to professional scholars. They are huge walk-in installations that embrace the visitor by space, light, details, stories, and life once lived in the building. They offer an access to history of architecture and design, history of building techniques and materials and the family history of the architect. Modern house experience must be communicated with care. It’s vital that the interpretation and communication are based on the profound understanding of the materials, the preservation history and preservation philosophy of the site as well as the original creation process.
The Iconic Houses Europe symposium, organised in November 2013 at the V&A Museum in London, brought together nearly 170 participants from 15 countries around those subjects. The talks and discussions featured several case studies as well as topics from experiencing the buildings to communicating the contents to the audiences. Also the challenges of the museum profession were discussed. The Iconic Houses Network is extremely grateful to the Finnish Institute in London and to all the wonderful people and supporters who gave generously their time and resources.
Finally, very special thanks to Susanna Pettersson, the co-founder of the Iconic Houses Network and Eleanna Breza, the producer of the event. Without them this great event would have never happened.
The Iconic Houses Network is proud to announce that Casa Milá, La Pedrera, is hosting the network’s forthcoming conference, due to be held on 25 November 2014 in Barcelona, which will provide an opportunity to establish a fruitful tradition of meetings between the people who work in these remarkable buildings, as well as with the public interested in architecture and heritage. La Pedrera, which has been open to the public as a cultural centre for more than 20 years, recently joined Iconic Houses and is pleased to play an active part in the network. See also the webspecial on La Pedrera or read the Five questions for their cultural director Marga Viza.
The Ambassador of Finland Mr Pekka Huhtaniemi (middle) with the Iconic Houses Organizing Board from left to right Kimberli Meyer, Iveta Černá, Susanna Pettersson, Lynda Waggoner and Natascha Drabbe