Inside Iconic Houses - Live Online Tour of the Isokon Building and Penthouse!
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
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
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
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
Meet Our New Foundation Board Members
We’re ringing in the New Year with some new Iconic Houses board members. So a warm welcome to Hendrik J. de Ru, Huub Wüst and Hetty Berens, who will be joining us for the exciting times ahead.
Hendrik J. de Ru has a background in law and as an architectural enthusiast he commissioned the contemporary iconic home, Villa I. He will replace Natascha Drabbe as chair of the advisory board, while she becomes director of the foundation.
‘Villa I was the dream of my youth,’ Hendrik explains. ‘A glass house that’s spacious, elegant, yet homely and an everyday joy to live in. With my wife, I currently live the other dream of my youth and travel the world discovering architectural gems. I’ve joined the board in order to promote their conservation.’
Huub Wüst, our new treasurer, is a financier who has a strong interest in architecture, having built his own family home with the help of an architect.
‘I dreamt of being an architect at the age of 12,’ he says. ‘Later, I chose to study economics instead at the University of Groningen and afterwards joined PwC as certified public accountant. The interest in architecture stayed with me however, and we were lucky enough to create our own home. Now I’m enthusiastic about helping Iconic Houses realize its ambitions.’
Hetty Berens is an architectural historian and curator of the Sonneveld House in Rotterdam. ‘As a curator of the Sonneveld House I am highly involved in developing the potential of this type of museum, which because of its size and uniqueness asks for a special approach in the museum world.' Hetty was an active board member of the DEMHIST organisation for many years and as such involved in the categorisation project of this ICOM international museum organisation. She made an online overview of House Museums in The Netherlands. 'As a house museum specialist, I feel I have a lot to contribute to – and learn from – Iconic Houses.’
Departing chair and Iconic Houses founding director Natascha Drabbe says: ‘I’m delighted that we have such a capable and enthusiastic new management team. After the great start that followed our launch in 2012, plus four successful years online, I'm really looking forward to professionalizing our organization so that our network and the people who are part of it can grow together. This will allow us to provide the best possible support for our members and create a greater awareness of house museums among a wider audience than ever.’
Publication date 31 January 2017