New Centre for Historic Houses of India

Exhibition 'Modernism and Refuge'

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

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Our Badge of Honour

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An Iconic Saga

Restoring Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 and Clarifying the Controversies

Modernism on the East Coast

Iconic Houses in Latin America

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Terence Riley -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Philip Johnson

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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

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Latin America Special – Focus on Brazil

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Stay in a Belgian Modernist Masterpiece

In Berlin’s Modernist Network

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Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D

Getty Grant for Villa E-1027

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Wright Plus 2016 Walk

Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library

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Documentary La Ricarda

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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

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Corbu’s Cabanon: Reconstruction and Lecture

Projekt Mies In Krefeld: Life-sized model of the Krefeld Clubhouse

New arrivals: Spain special

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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

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Message from the Editor

Eileen Gray House on Screen

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At Home in the 20th Century

New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches

27 June 2013

June's New Arrivals: Museum Apartments

FLTR Het Schip, De Kiefhoek, Van Eesteren Museum Apartment

Always wanted to know how your grandparents’ parents lived? At Iconic Houses, we don’t just limit ourselves to the extraordinary exclusive villas of wealthy private clients: museum apartments in experimental developments and social housing schemes reveal how the living arrangements of ordinary people evolved over the 20h century. There’s a definite trend towards opening more public housing and rental schemes to the public – residential complexes that were developed for workers and the middle classes, and that gave rise to new apartment typologies, becoming famous in the history of architecture and so ending up as apartment museums.

Last month, we showed two examples in Barcelona: La Pedrera and Casa Bloc. Le Corbusier’s Unité is of course a well-known example, and his own apartment in Paris is also part of a larger residential complex.

This month, we welcome as new arrival the Laubenganghäuser in the Siedlung Törten housing development in Dessau-Roßlau, developed by the Bauhaus school’s architecture department under the leadership of director Hannes Meyer in 1927. The Siedlungen (housing developments) in Weimar and Dessau are on Unesco’s World Heritage List and can be seen by appointment. Why not combine your visit with the fantastic programme of lectures and exhibitions that can be seen in the early autumn at the Triennale der Moderne in Dessau, Berlin and Weimar?

We also welcome some new museum apartment members from the Netherlands, including the Amsterdam School museum apartments, Het Schip and De Dageraad, as well as the recently opened Van Eesteren museum apartment in Amsterdam-West, the famous Kiefhoek neighbourhood by J.J.P Oud in Rotterdam and – the youngest member in this list – Piet Blom’s Cube Houses of 1984. One thing that they have in common is that they all welcome visitors (some by appointment only). Visit their websites and take a look.


Natascha Drabbe
Iconic Houses Network

FLTR Cube House, Casa Bloc, Laubenganghäuser