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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Spring 2017

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    Doctor Honoris Causa: Kenneth Frampton

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    Seminar: II Seminário da Arquitectura Moderna na Amazônia

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    Exhibition: Álvaro Siza Vieira: Visions of Alhambra

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    Exhibition: Casa de Vidro. Lina Bo Bardi in dialogue with Svere Fehn

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    Exhibition: José Almada Negreiros: a way of being modern

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    Tribute: Nuno Teotónio Pereira

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    Exhibition: Aaron G. Green and California Organic Architecture

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    Exhibition: Peter Cook. Retrospective

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    Exhibition: Città e Architetture Industriali - Il Novecento a Modena

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    Exhibition: 16th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

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    Conference: Landschaft - 14th Karlsruhe International Meeting for Theory and Practice of Architecture

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    Call for Abstracts: URB/DOCONF 2017: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central and Eastern Europe

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    Event: Donation of Alfredo Matos Ferreira’s archive to Fundação Marques da Silva

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    Call for Proposals/International Workshop: Territories of Faith. Religion, Urban Planning and Demographic Change in Post-War Europe, 1945 – 1975.

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    Conference: Mies van der Rohe und die Bildlichkeit der Architektur

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    Call for Applicants: urbanHist 15 PhD Positions

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    Winner Announcement: 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Exhibition: Cuban Architects At Home and In Exhile: The Modernist Generation

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    Exhibition: One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers

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    Exhibition: Every Building in Baghdad: The Rifat Chadirji Archives at the Arab Image Foundation

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    Exhibition: Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design

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    Call for Papers for the Panel: The Built Environment Through the Colonial Periodical Press

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    Lecture: 1966: A Memorable Year for Irish Architecture? Emerging Georgianism, Exurban Housing and a Garden for Remembrance

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    Exhibition: Del camp a la casa. Els poblats de colonització de les Terres de Ponent

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    Exhibition: Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden

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    Call for Abstracts: Cities, Communities and Homes: Is the Urban Future Livable?

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    Tour: Recorridos por la Arquitectura del siglo XX. La obra y su autor

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    Publication: Les dispositifs du confort dans l´architecture du XXe siècle: connaissance et stratégie de sauvegarde

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    World Heritage inscription of “The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier”

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    2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards finalists

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    Debate: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade - “A ideologia do Boulevard: das experiências de Paris à refundação das cidades europeias”

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    4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale

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    Exhibition: Am Ende: Architektur. Zeitreisen 1959 – 2019

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    Symposium: Mies van der Rohe – Barcelona, 1929: Lectures and debates on the Pavilion and Mies van der Rohe

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    Publication: The Legacy of 20th century Architecture - Administrative Protection versus Effective Safeguard by Richard Klein

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    Prize: 2016 Western Australian Heritage Awards | Finalists

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    Building 156

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    Workshop: Neighbourhoods - The Big Reset on Neighbourhood Design. 3rd International Summer School in Design in Urbanism

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    Initiative: Un Dia, Una Arquitecta

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    Exhibition: The Frankfurt Art School – Modernism on the Main

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    Exhibition: Panoramas de la Ciudad: La Escuela de París, 1900–1945

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    Publication: Algarve Building - Modernism, Regionalism and Architecture in the South of Portugal, 1925-1965

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    Prize: Décima Edicón Premio Iberoamericano SCA CICoP 2O16 | Obras sobre el Patrimonio Edificado

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    Call for Entries: 2016 Simon Architecture Prize

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    Call for abstracts: 14th Forum of History and Critique of Modern Architecture

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    Extensive Purchases for the Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung in Berlin

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    Conference: Miguel Mendes e as Culturas Construtivas Locais no desenvolvimento sustentável

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    Call for Nominations: WMF / Knoll Modernism Prize

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    Four new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

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    IAPH Journal for Cultural Heritage Research

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    Film projection: Melbourne Film | Brutalism Love Fest

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    Call for Papers: From Refugees to Restitution: Nazi Looted Art in the UK

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    Call for papers: The Royal Palace in the Europe of Revolutions

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    Exhibition: Norway - Architecture, Infrastructure, Landscape

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    Exhibition: Architecture as Evidence

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    Call for Papers: Immaginare il Mediterraneo - Art, Architecture, Photography

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    Exhibition: Fora do Padrão – Lembranças da Exposição de 1940

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Mental Healthcare

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    Call for Papers: 2016 Conference on Asia-Pacific Religious Culture Heritage Conservation

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    Call for Entries: 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Seminar: Salvaguarda do Património - Aprendendo com a Internacionalização

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    Manuel Gomes da Costa (1921-2016)

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    Exhibition: Eduardo Souto de Moura - Continuidade

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    Exhibition: The House that Modernism Built

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    Exhibition: Lucia Moholy, Cien Años Después

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    Exhibition: Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Philip Johnson

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    Congress: 2nd International Congress on Luso-Brazilian Construction History

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    Exhibition: Le Età del Grattacielo. Il “Pirelli” a sessant’anni dalla posa della prima pietra

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    Call for Papers: OASE 98 | Narrating Urban Landscapes

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins Wolf Prize for the Arts, by the Wolf Foundation

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    Publication: A Cartographic Turn - Mapping and the Spatial Challenge in Social Sciences

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    Call for Papers: Between Paper and Pixels - Transmedial Traffic in Architectural Drawing

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    Call: Bruno Zevi Prize 2016

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    Industrial Heritage 2016. European Contact Weekend for Industrial Heritage Volunteers and Associations

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    L´Erma C Prize

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    Exhibition: Playboy Architecture, 1953-1979

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    Exhibition: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

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    Restoration of Milan’s Torre Arcobaleno

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Schools and Education

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    Conference: Beyond the Pages | Recoded City: Co-Creating Urban Futures

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    Conference: Building Healthy Communities: Hospitals and Healthcare

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    Conference: MoA Book Club: Radical Pedagogies, Architectural Education and the British Tradition

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    Exhibition: Eero Aarnio

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    Competition: Collective Habitat

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    Call for papers: JOELHO 7 - Learning from Modern Utopias

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    Conference: Le patrimoine bati contemporain en beton a-t-il un avenir? La restauration de l’Unite d’habitation de Marseille

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    Call for Entries: Archiprix International 2017

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    Workshop: Genoa Summer School 2016

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    Call for papers: Actual Problems of Theory and History of Art

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    Conference: Innovation in University spatial planning & design: the ´Educational Campus´ as a global paradigm, by Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo

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    Exhibition: Europas beste Bauten. European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture. Mies van der Rohe Award 2015

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    Film projection: ‘A Encomenda’

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    Call for papers: Theory´s History, 196X-199X - Challenges in the historiography of architectural knowledge

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    Conference: Public Space. Fights and Fictions

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    Exhibition: Architecture in Competition: A Critical Journey through Portuguese Modernity

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    Publication: Rehabilitación del Hospital Militar para Escuela de Arquitectura en Granada

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    Films: Bêka & Lemoine´s complete work acquired by MoMA

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    Conference: Back to the City. Urbanism, Density and Housing 1976-2016

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    Awards Ceremony and Symposium: The Global Award for Sustainable Architecture

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    Course: PhD Programme in Architecture

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    Call for Case Studies: Energy and Climate Management in Modern Buildings

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    Conference: EFFESUS Final Conference

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    Announced Winners: 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

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    Exhibition: Albert Kahn: Under Construction

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    European Commission proposes European Year of Cultural Heritage in 2018

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    Congress: 2016 European Heritage Congress

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    Conference: A Moradia Brasileira - Habitação e Cidade Democrática

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    Exhibition: Les universalistes. 50 ans d´architecture portugaise

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    Call: Special issue

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    Call: Seminario TH Arquitectura y Modernidad en Contextos Regionales

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    Publication: TSAM: sauvegarde de l´architecture du 20e siècle

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    International Colloquium: Nostalgias do futuro? Histórias e legados cruzados da modernidade

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    Awards: X Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo (BIAU)

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    Conference: 5th International Scientific Conference “Modernism in Europe – Modernism in Gdynia”

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    Open House: 2nd Edition Open House Oporto

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    Seminar: Designing for the refugee crisis

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    Awards: Phyllis Lambert wins the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize by the American Acadey of Arts and Letters

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    Conference: SAH 2016 Annual International Conference

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    Conference: Rescuing Ruins

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    Call for papers: Symposium 2016

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    Call for papers: Sessão Livre, Revista Urbana

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    Exhibition: Miguel Jacobetty — um escritorio para apartamento

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    Event: Oslo Architecture Triennale

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    Belgium

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    Lectures: Talks on Lewerentz, Mackintosh an GK&C

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    Exhibition: Arquitectura em Concurso: Percurso Crítico pela Modernidade Portuguesa

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    Conference: European Architectural History Network

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    Publication: Une Cité Moderne

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    Seminar: MAXIMAL I MINIMAL

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    Call for Proposals: I Congreso Internacional e interdisciplinario de Patrimonio Cultural

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    Exhibition: Ramon Casas. La vida moderna

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    Symposium: Narrativas de uma Prática

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    Publication: A Look at Asmara, Africa´s Unknown City of the Modernist Architecture

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    Publication: Mapa Fernando Távora

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    Publication: La arquitectura moderna em Latinoamérica. Antología de autores, obras e textos

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    Publication: TAP Portugal: imagem de um povo

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    Call for papers: Examination of Architecture and Urban Design in the Second Half of the 20th Century

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    Congress: II Congresso Internacional de Habitação Coletiva Sustentável

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    Seminar: 5th Meeting of Historical Gardens Managers

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    Exhibition: Textile Design Today — From Experiment to Series

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    Colloquium: Universalism and globalisation

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    Announced President: Architect Rui Leão was elected President of CIALP

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    Claude Parent (1923-2016)

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    Cultural Events: As 3 Ecologias - Social, Pessoal, Ambiental

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    Symposium: Parity Talks

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    Publication: España y Alemania en la Edad Contemporánea, by Walther L. Bernecker (ed.)

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    Exhibition: Pier Luigi Nervi – Architecture as Challenge

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    Celebration: A.MAG 4th Anniversary Party

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    Conference: Adaptive Reuse - Modernity Towards a Better Future

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    Publication: Geschichte Portugals, by Walther L. Bernecker & Horst Pietschmann

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    Conference: The 17th International Planning History Conference

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    Open Call: Arquitecturas Film Festival 2016 Rehab Nation

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    Call: Workshop EREHWON

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    Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2016: Associated Projects

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    Call for Books: De Gruyter - Open Access Book Program

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    The Venice Biennale 2016: The Nordic Pavilion Exhibition

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    Guided Tour: Singular Houses - Palau Baró de Quadras

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    Nomination Proposal for the World Heritage List: Corbusier´s Work

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    Call: The Flanders Architecture Institute - International Newsletter

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    Call for Papers: 11th Space Syntax Symposium

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    A+D Museum Expands The Stephen Kanner Education Center

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    Results: Reworking the Economic Miracle in Wolfsburg - Workshop 2014

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    Results: Reworking the Reconstruction Era in Berlin - Workshop 2013

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    Results: Reworking the Bauhaus-Era in Dessau - Workshop 2012

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    Course: Arquitectura i Cinema - Ciutats Al Cinema + Visions de Barcelona

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    Results: Call for Intervention Strategies for the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 - After Belonging

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    Scholarship: Professional Master Course in Preservation of Cultural Heritage

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    Workshop & Exhibition: Bauhaus Lab 2016 - Desk in Exile

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    Exhibition: The Other Architect

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    Announced Grants: Fondation Le Corbusier’s Award for Young Researchers 2016

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    Exhibition: Endless House - Intersections of Art and Architecture

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    Competition: Pondorly - A New Arc de Triomphe for Paris

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    Conference: Modern Heritage – Identifying, Assessing and Managing its Protection and Conservation

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    Virtual Exhibition: Les films des Entreprises Boussiron

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    Publication: Una Casa para Habitar by Bruno Taut

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    Publication: Cahiers du TSAM 1 - La sauvegarde des grandes oeuvres de l´ingénierie du XXe siècle by Franz Graf & Yvan Delemontey

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    Publication: The Design and Production of Argentine Furniture, 1930 – 1970 by Martha Levisman

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    Publication: Housing the Future - Alternative Approaches for Tomorrow

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    E-Book: Personas y Comunidades / People and communities

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    Conferences: Os Livros dos Arquitectos

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    Forum: 6th International Forum of NGOs-UNESCO

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    Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer

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    Workshop: How to start a practice

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    Exhibition: Diseño Portugués - Formas de una Identidad

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    Competition: Prix MPF-René Fontaine - Architecture & Patrimoine

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    Colloquium: 3rd International Colloquium - Arte, Espacio y Pensamiento

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    Meeting & Forum: 19th Meeting and 5th International Forum of CIALP

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    Seminar: Seminário de Arquitectura Moderna na Amazónia

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    Diogo Seixas Lopes (1972-2016)

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    Publication: George Matei Cantacuzino - A Hybrid Modernist, by Dan Teodorovici

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    Lecture: Ciclo Aulas de Autor

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    Course: Intervenciones en el Patrimonio Edificado and Políticas y Gestión para el Patrimonio

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    Exhibition: Museu Infinito. Joaquim de Vasconcelos e o Museu Industrial e Comercial do Porto

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    Call: UNESCO-Japan Prize 2016

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    Exhibition: Habitar Portugal 2012-14

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    Conference: Território - Casa Comum

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    Call: KIC Innoenergy Innovation Projects

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    Postgraduate: Gestión y Política en Cultura y Comunicación

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    Exhibition: Zoom! Picturing Architecture and the City.

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    Congress: EURAU 2016 - In Between Scales

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    Conference: Critical Distance with Ellen van Loon – OMA

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    Conference: Conscious Cities - A Conference on Architecture and Neuroscience

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    Session: No Centenário da Avenida da Cidade

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    Paul Philippot (1925 – 2016)

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    Book Launch: Território - Casa Comum, exhibition catalog

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    Call for Papers: On the role of 20th century exhibitions in shaping housing discourses

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Winter 2016

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    Call for Papers: 2CIHCLB - Culturas Partilhadas

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    Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922-2016)

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    Exhibition & Book Launch: Italomodern 2 - Architektur in Oberitalien 1946 – 1976

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    Exhibition: The Bauhaus #itsalldesign

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    Call for Proposals: X BIAU - Biena Iberoamericana de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

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    Tribute Session: João Álvaro Rocha, Ideia, Mão e Construção

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    Publication: Angelo Mangiarotti, La tettonica dell’assemblaggio

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    Publication: Södra Ängby - Modernism Architecture Landscape

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    Conference: From Collections to Architectural Museums - Reflections on the Future Museum(s) of Architecture in Portugal

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    David Wright House is now part of Iconic Houses Network

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    Awards: The architect Alejandro Aravena was announced the 2016 Pritzer Prize Laureate

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    Book Launch: In Light of Hilberseimer: The Genesis and Legacy of the New City by Plácido González Martínez

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    Symposium: Finding Stories - The Role of Immaterial Culture in City Planning

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    Call for Papers: Inter - Photography and Architecture

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    Lecture: Modernism in Action: Manitoga, the Russel Wright Home, Studio and Woodland Garden

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    Exhibition and Meeting: Januário Godinho (1910-1990) - a obra e o arquitecto | A modernidade em debate

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    Call for Sessions Proposals: SAH 2017 Annual International Conference

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    Publication: Die Ästhetik der Platte, Wohnungsbau in der Sowjetunion zwischen Stalin und Glasnost by Philipp Meuser

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    Publication: Towards a Typology of Soviet Mass Housing: Prefabrication in the USSR 1955 - 1991 by Philipp Meuser, Dimitrij Zadorin

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    Publication: Belyayevo Forever, A Soviet Microrayon on its Way to the UNESCO List by Kuba Snopek

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    Van Doesburg House is now part of Iconic Houses Network

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    Publication: Bagdad : la Construction d´une Capitale Moderne (1914-1960) by Caecilia Pieri

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    Online Archive: Technology and Environment: The Postwar House in Southern California

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    Publication: Columns of Smoke Vol. I & II by Juan José Lahuerta

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    Publication: Frei Otto. Conversación con Juan Maria Songel

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    Film projection: Les Vacances de Le Corbusier

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    Exhibition: Line Form Function - The Buildings of Ferdinand Kramer

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    Workshop: Modernism in South Asia- Pierre Jeanneret´s Gandhi Bhawan

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    Book Launch: Post-War Building Materials in Housing in Brussels ´45-´75

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    Lecture: L´affaire Le Corbusier

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    Exhibition: Moving Forward - Winning Design and Prizewinners for the New Bauhaus-Archiv/Museum für Gestaltung

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    Publication: Un bâtiment, combien de vies? La transformation comme acte de création

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    Exhibition: Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965-1975

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    Exhibition: New Bauhaus Museum

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    Seminar: L´Heritage Candilis

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    Open House: Maison Bernard

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    Debate: The World is Tranformed Through Architecture

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    Guided Tours: Carrilho da Graça - Lisboa

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    Book Launch: A Idade Maior. Cultura e Tecnologia na Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa

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    Call for Ideas: Future Architecture Platform

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    Exhibition: Alejandro Presente: Memoria desde la Arquitectura

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    IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Fall 2015

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    Paris

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    Exhibition: Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Piece by Piece

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    Seminar: Terramoto de Lisboa: Quatro Visões sobre a Cidade, 260 Anos Depois

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    Pancho Guedes (1925-2015)

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    Award: World Architecture Festival 2015 Winners revealed

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    Publication: Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg. Saving a modern masterpiece, Part 2

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    Book Launch: Cassiano Branco 1897-1970

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    Conference: The Past in the Present

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    Conference: Turin 1945-1961. Exceptions and the Rule in the City of Quantities

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    Debate: Le Corbusier, the Architect and the Books

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    Commemorative Session: EAUM Day 2015

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    Conference: Critical Distance Returns with MVRDV

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    Glimpse on Modern Architecture in Indonesia

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    Exhibition: Holidays after the Fall

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    Conference: 4th International Iconic Houses Conference

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    Exhibition: Agostinho Ricca. Arquitetura e Obra

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    Conference: II Conference. Construction History in Portugal

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    Awards: The Architect Nuno Teotónio Pereira was awarded the University of Lisbon Prize

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    Exhibition: Hans Wegner 18 Sillas, un Mueble Bar y un Frutero

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    Exhibition: Alvar Aalto 1898-1976

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    Call for Papers: Back to the City, Urbanism, Density, and Housing 1976-2016

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    Call for Papers: SAHGB 2016 Annual Symposium

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    Colloquium: Alfredo de Andrade (1839-1915) entre Itália e Portugal: Cidade, Arquitectura, Património

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    Virtual Catalogue: Reconstituição Biográfica dos Arquitectos Representados na Exposição de 1953

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    Exhibition: Rehearsal for an Archive. Time and World. Design in Portugal (1960-1974)

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    Cut-paper models promoting XXth Century Spanish architecture

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    Competition: Bauhaus-Archiv

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    Hilla Becher (1934-2015)

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    Exhibition: The World of Charles and Ray Eames

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    Award: Society of Architectural Historians Annual Award for Architectural Excellence 2015

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    Talk: Clarified Tectonics - Colour and Basil Spence

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    Seminars: Architectural History and Theory

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    Article: Postmodernism Preserved: Michael Graves´ Reinhold Apartment

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    Festival: Urbanpromo Social Housing - V Edition, 2015

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    Congress: The 1st Congress of the American Association of Urban History

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    Exhibition: Premio Federico Maggia 2015. Paesaggi Industriali. Giovani Progettisti Fabbricano Idee

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    Exhibition: Nos pormenores um universo – Centenário de Vilanova Artigas

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    Exhibition: Paris m’a entouré de rythme et de bonheur. Dessins de Le Corbusier 1917 – 1918

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    Conference: Facing Post-War Urban Heritage in Central-Eastern Europe

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    Conference: Architectural Policies 2.0

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    Exhibition: Superhouse: Architecture and Interiors Beyond the Everyday

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    Exhibition: Bauhaus Photo exhibition at the White City in Tel Aviv

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    Exhibition: Paesaggi Industriali. Premio Federico Maggia 2015

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    Open House: Open House Lisbon

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    Adaptive Reuse Project: Dingleton Boiler House by Peter Womersley

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    Exhibition & Book Launch: Colour Strategies in Architecture

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    Exhibition: Fotografia, Arquitectura Moderna e a

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    Seminar: Seminário Ibero-americano Arquitetura e Documentação

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    Fair: Feira do Património 2015

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    Exhibition: Casa-Atelier José Marques da Silva: Recomeçar na Continuidade

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    Exhibition: Angelo Mangiarotti, La tettonica dell’assemblaggio

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    Meeting: Álvaro Siza and Mirko Zardini

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    Exhibition: Le Corbusier and Japan - With a Focus on the Three Apprentices who Built the National Museum of Western Art.

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    Exhibition: Chandigarh - 50 ans après Le Corbusier

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    Tour Day: Visit UK brutalist buildings through National Tours

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    Exhibition: ON + OFF. (Dis-) Embarking Rhythms of Transient Communities

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    Forum: Gulbenkian Health Forum 2015

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    Exhibition: Jornadas Europeias do Património 2015

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    Call for Entries: The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage

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    Open Day: Visit Modernist heritage throughout Scotland.

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    Seminar: Relational Logics, The future of the city and architecture

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    Results: Conserving West African Modernism Workshop and Conference Report

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    Exhibition: One Room for Five. Twenty Architectural Years

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    Exhibition: Homage to Le Corbusier

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    Lecture: Álvaro Siza: Punt en Komma

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    Exhibition: Corner, Block, Neighbourhood, Cities. Álvaro Siza in Berlin and The Hague

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    Exhibition: Cergy-Pontoise. Forms and Fictions of a New City

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    Exhibition: Design for the Soviet Space Programme - Galina Balashova

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    Lecture: Huib Hoste, Pioneer of Belgian Modernism

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    Restoration: Olan G. & Aida T. Hafley House Restoration

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    Anniversary: 50th Anniversary of Le Corbusier´s Death

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    Conference: XVII Jornadas Internacionales de Patrimonio Industrial “Fábricas y Memoria”

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    Round Table: UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2015

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    Presentation: OASE 94 with Rem Koolhaas

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    Article: Forty Years of Industrial Heritage in Flanders

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    Exhibition: 15th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016

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    Publication: MIX. Mixité Typologique du Logement Collectif de Le Corbusier à nos Jours

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    Visit: Site Le Corbusier in Firminy

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    Visit: Cap Moderne

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    Exhibition: La Dolce Vita – Summer Paradises by Alvar Aalto

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    Exhibition: Sonneveld House - Intervention by Inside Outside, Petra Blaise

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    Online Archive: Marcel Breuer

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    Seminar: Sur Moderno. La Valoración del Patrimonio Moderno en el Sur de Chile

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    Online Archive: Eduardo Torroja Miret

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    Exhibition: Isamu Noguchi at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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    Exhibition: HACLab Pittsburgh: Imagining the Modern

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    Exhibition: Endless House. Intersections of Art and Architecture

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    Radio: Tune into USModernist Radio

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    Publication: Angola Cinemas. A Fiction of Freedom

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    Publication: La Ciudad Colonial y la Cuestión de la Vivienda Tetuán-Larache 1912-1956

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    International Conference: City on Urban Conservation: Role of the Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape in Safeguarding Modern Heritage in the Arab States

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Rem Koolhaas video interview by Hubert-Jan Henket
Available online for educational purposes
DATE: 30/1/2017
The Rem Koolhaas video interview made by Hubert-Jan Henket exclusively for the 14th International Docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future” (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016) is now available at Docomomo International Youtube Chanel for educational purposes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdjFYUTDUjU&feature=youtu.be.

Besides the already special thanks given to Rem Koolhaas and Hubert-Jan Henket, Docomomo International thanks Annelies Uittenbogaard and Studiozicht for the movie edition and Leonardo Calvi, Remi Wang and Jean-Paul Corten by the ceded pictures.

WARNING: This video is for educational purposes only and cannot be downloaded. If anyone wishes to use it for other purposes, please contact Annelies Uittenbogaard: au@studiozicht.com.



The Second mASEANa International Conference
12th-14th January 2017, Hanoi, Vietnam
DATE: 12/1/2017
The Second mASEANa International Conference: "Pioneers of Modern Architecture" took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, between 12 and 14 January 2017 and it was a great success!

The Chair of Docomomo International, Professor Ana Tostões, participated presenting the Keynote Lecture "Learning from the Pioneers of Modern Architecture in Asia".

Docomomo International will continue collaborating with mASEANa project, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in the ASEAN countries.

The mASEANa Project 2015-2020: Appreciating Asian Modern is a project promoted by docomomo Japan that came from the coalition of docomomo International, mAAN and ICOMOS ISC20c, with the support of the Japan Foundation, for the protection, conservation and promotion of modern heritage monuments and sites in south-east Asia.

More details: mASEANa Project Facebook
Photo Report: website.
Happy 2017
DATE: 1/1/2017
Dear friends,

Thanks to your effort and support, 2016 was an exceptional year!

A special thanks to Docomomo International sponsors (CML and IST), to all the chapters and their teams, to the partners, to the institutional and individual members; and, additionally, to all the committees and supporters of the 14th International Docomomo Conference.

Docomomo International could not continue working without your invaluable collaboration.

It is our pleasure to highlight some of the accomplishments of 2016:

14TH INTERNATIONAL DOCOMOMO CONFERENCE
The 14th International Docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” – took place in Lisbon, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, from 6th to the 9th September 2016, with 496 participants from 58 countries. It was a pleasure to count with the commitment and knowledge of all the participants to wisely contribute for the debate on adaptive reuse.

PUBLICATION: ADAPTIVE REUSE
The Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference were published, gathering together the 29 sessions and 130 papers presented in the Conference. The publication is available for purchase at the docomomo Shop Onlinehttp://www.docomomo.com/shop/node/90.

INTERNATIONAL DOCOMOMO WORKSHOP 2016
The International Docomomo Workshop - “The Adaptive Reuse of Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study” was held in Lisbon, at Técnico – University of Lisbon, from 1st to 5th September 2016.
The workshop brought together 30 architects and 87 students from the 5 continents, to discuss the future of the Manutenção Militar Complex (MMC), in Lisbon.

DOCO_TOURS 2016
Doco Tours were held through Portugal: Contemporary Lisbon (4 September), Modern Lisbon (5 September) and North of Portugal (10-12 September).

NEW DOCOMOMO WORKING PARTIES
Docomomo International welcomed Ghana, Iraq and Kosovo as new Docomomo Working Parties! 

NEW ISC/INTERIOR DESIGN
An International Specialist Committee on Interior Design was created. Feel free to contact us to join!
DOCOMOMO JOURNALS 54 & 55
The depth and the breadth of the reuse and rehabilitation subjects have challenged Docomomo International to edit Docomomo Journal 54 - Housing Reloaded (guest-edited by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino) and the Conference taking place in Lisbon, Docomomo Journal 54 – Modern Lisbon (guest-edited by João Belo Rodeia).

In order to continue participating in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve the architecture of the Modern Movement and to benefit from all the advantages of the DOCOMOMO International membership, we ask you to renew your membership until 15 January 2017

DOCOMOMO International wishes you a happy new year 2017!


Ana Tostoes
Chair
Docomomo International
Shop Online: E-Book Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
DATE: 1/1/2017
The proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference are now available for purchase as an e-book at the docomomo Shop Online: http://www.docomomo.com/shop/catalog/3
Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)
Modern Lisbon
DATE: 29/11/2016
As a tribute to Lisbon, where the 14th International docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Re-use. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” took place, the argument of this 55th docomomo Journal is Modern Lisbon.

In the words of José-Augusto França, Lisbon “is the last of the old European cities and the first of the modern cities”, as confirmed by the 1758 Baixa Pombalina plan undertaken for the reconstruction of the city destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, as a pioneering example of modern urban planning.

Following the avant-garde plan, modern architecture in Portugal may be envisaged through three main moments [1] according to specific policies undertaken during the long Estado Novo dictatorship (1926–1974).

The architects born between 1896 and 1898 began to explore the formal potentialities of reinforced concrete without the MoMo ideological component. Their works coincide with the determinant era of public works. Through the action of Duarte Pacheco, from 1933, Lisbon witnessed a great modernization visible in a large number of key projects: the bridge over the river, the Monsanto park, the marginal Lisbon-Cascais, social neighborhoods and facilities such as hospitals, schools, stadiums, the airport, maritime stations, and the Instituto Superior Técnico, considered the first great modern public work, as the paradigm that took architecture to the scale of the city.

In the postwar period, the premises of the Modern Movement, referenced to Le Corbusier and the expressionism of modern Brazilian architecture, were adopted in an ethical and ideological way, integrating the social responsibility of architecture. It was the rebellious moment when MoMo architecture was globally embraced. The 1st National Congress of Architecture (1948) revealed the new concerns of architects demanding industrialization, their participation in solving the housing problem and the right to participate at the city scale. Architects organized themselves into groups united by common ideals, with the awareness that only a collective work could be effective. ICAT (Cultural and Artistic Initiatives) was created in 1946, around Keil do Amaral, and the magazine Arquitectura was renewed as an instrument for the dissemination of what was being produced in the world.

The Alvalade neighborhood, a municipal initiative within a plan by Faria da Costa, was the opportunity for the new generation to propose the first rationalist experiences applying the principles of the Charter of Athens, such as to the set of VáVá and the Estados Unidos da América Avenue and the Infante Santo Avenue buildings.

The first major social housing undertaking in Lisbon was in Olivais, following the spirit of the English New Towns. Significant for the experimental concepts used as the basis of a modern project, it was the laboratory of an enlightened modern attitude that prolonged the quality of urban values at the scale of architecture. The Master Plan for Chelas (1964) marks the revision of the principles of modern planning.

By the mid-1950s, the moment was of reflection, beginning a process of searching for local references, which would lead to organicist and critical regionalist explorations simultaneously with the Survey on Portuguese Regional Architecture undertaken in 1955 (published in 1961). If this attitude revealed the contradictions and the crisis that the Modern Movement was going through in the international context of the last CIAM, it pointed out the integrating wisdom that seems to be a constant in Portuguese architecture. In this framework, the studio of Nuno Teotónio Pereira worked as the most important space for debate and teamwork through which the most consistent authors of the following generations passed. We wish to pay tribute to Nuno Teotónio Pereira (1922–2016) through recalling its Bloco das Águas Livres in this DJ cover, one of his major works which was published in the last DJ 54.

Finally, we wish to thank the wise commitment of João Belo Rodeia who acted as guest editor. As well, the authors, who generously shared their research, and the leading Lisbon figures (politicians, architects, historians) who agreed to discuss with DJ, in order to provide a comprehensive interpretation of the current city.

Lisbon is the locus of sustainable multi-functional urban developments and architectural preservation, beginning to be considered as one of the most important cities in terms of arts and technology development. The theme of the 2016 International docomomo Workshop, envisaging the integration of 21st century industries with a 20th century industrial complex, reveals the capacity of the city to grow and adapt itself into the future, in a creative way.

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International

Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International

[1] Ana Tostões - “Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa: os Três Modos” in Ana Tostões (coord.) — Arquitectura Moderna Portuguesa 1920-1970, Lisboa, IPPAR, 2004, 118.


INDEX

EDITORIAL
Lisbon, a Modern City
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION
Apropos of Lisbon´s Modern Architecture (1925–1965)
BY JOÃO BELO RODEIA

ESSAYS
Towards a Modern Lisbon through the Work of João Guilherme Faria da Costa for the Lisbon City Council (1938-1948)
BY SILVIA DI SALVATORE

An Intangible Heritage in Use. Portuguese Institute of Oncology
BY DANIELA ARNAUT

Porfírio Pardal Monteiro and the Global Design
BY JOÃO PARDAL MONTEIRO

Cassiano Branco. Modern Visions of an “Inconvenient” Architect
BY PAULO TORMENTA PINTO

City Architecture. The Example of Infante Santo Avenue (1945–1955)
BY TIAGO FAR INHA

Ruy Jervis d´Athouguia. A Modern Architect in the Garden-City
BY RICARDO CARVALHO

Brutalism and Nature. The Gulbenkian Foundation Buildings (1959–1969)
BY ANA TOSTÕES

Revisiting Chelas. In Search of the Promised Urbanness
BY TERESA V. HEITOR

Housing and Contemporaneity: Recent Renovations in Lisbon´s Baixa Pombalina
BY CATAR INA WALL GAGO

INTERVIEWS
Manuel Salgado interviewed by Ana Tostões

Gonçalo Byrne interviewed by Ana Tostões

José Augusto França interviewed by Ana Tostões

João Luís Carrilho da Graça interviewed by Ana Tostões

NEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

APPENDIX
Shop Online: Proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future
DATE: 6/9/2016
The proceedings of the 14th International Docomomo Conference are finally available for purchase at the docomomo Shop Online: http://www.docomomo.com/shop/node/90.  

TITLE
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future

PUBLISHER
Docomomo International
Casa da Arquitectura

EDITORS
Ana Tostões
Zara Ferreira

DESIGN
TVM Designers

PRINTING
Gráfica Maiadouro, Portugal

ISBN
978-989-99645-0-1
978-989-96790-4-7

LEGAL DEPOSIT
413 278/16

Lisbon, 2016

Indexed by SCOPUS.

Index for download:
14th International Docomomo Conference – Thank you!
6th – 9th September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 6/9/2016
Dear friends,

Docomomo International thanks the Honour Committee, the Scientific and Advisory Committees, the Session Chairs and all the attendants for the participation in the 14th International Docomomo Conference that took place from 6 to 9 September, in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, under the theme "Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement towards the Future".

Thanks to their contribution, the Conference has been a great success, judging by the intense and positive feedback received from the media, the participants and the general public. It was a pleasure to count with the commitment and knowledge of all the participants to wisely contribute for the debate on adaptive reuse.

This event was filled with smiles, talks and memories to keep, through a dense and diversified programme full of novelties. We wish to highlight the success of the call for sessions, the Proceedings, and the collaboration of all the committees, chapters, partners, supporters, session chairs, authors, staff and volunteers.

Thank you all!

Below you can find some results of the Conference:
Photo report
Press room

More info: Conference website
Welcome to the 14th International Docomomo Conference_Updated Programme
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future (6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)
DATE: 6/9/2016
Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com

THEME
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

VENUE:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
ORGANIZED by: docomomo International
LANGUAGE: English

SCHEDULE
. 1-5 September - WORKSHOPprogram
. 6-9 September - CONFERENCE -  program
. 4, 5, 10-12 September - DOCOTOURS program

Free tickets to the afternoon keynote lectures taking place at the Main Auditorium of Calouste Gulbenkian Foudation will be available, each day, at the FCG Box Office:​ Juan Domingo Santos (6 Sept, 16:00); Rem Koolhaas video interview (7 Sept, 17:00); Lacaton & Vassal (8 Sept, 17:00); Caruso St John (9 Sept, 15:00).

docomomo International is looking forward to receive you in Lisbon for the 14th Internationaldocomomo Conference that will take place from 6th to 9th September, in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG). 

Sudden and unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of docomomo International caused some changes in the afternoon Keynote Lectures programme which is now the following: 

6th September, 16:00h-18:00h
[Opening Ceremony &]
Juan Domingo Santos — Memory and Experience
Juan Domingo will launch Adaptive Reuse by presenting his project for the Alhambra’s New Gateway, developed with Álvaro Siza. We invite you to tease your mind with this brief showcase of Juan Domingo´s work and of what the keynote lecture is expected to be! Unfortunately, Álvaro Siza and Juhani Pallasmaa won´t be able to participate, as it was scheduled to debate Alhambra.

7th September, 17:00h-18:00h
Rem Koolhaas — Video interview exclusively made for the 14th International Docomomo Conference by Hubert-Jan Henket. The teaser will be spread soon!

8th September, 17:00h-18:00h
Lacaton & Vassal — Transform, Re-invent, for the Pleasure of Inhabiting

9th September, 15:00h-17:00h
Caruso St John — Old/New
[& Closing Ceremony – Docomomo Awards]
Docomomo International wishes you a meaningful Conference week!

Please download below the complete programme.

DESCRIPTION
In pursuit of the mission of docomomo, as updated in the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, the theme of the 14th International Docomomo Conference will be Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future: "The aim is to promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, to foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and (re)use, and to explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment, based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement."

The Modern Movement has demonstrated its long term legitimacy, as a concept endowed with an extraordinary longevity. Relating technology, form and social commitment to one another, through an optimistic faith in progress, modern architects sought to attain new heights of functionality and flexibility in use. The challenge for today is how to deal with this modern legacy in relation to the continuously changing context of the current times, including physical, economic and functional changes, as well as fast-moving socio-cultural, political and scientific contextual values. 

Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century requires us to take account both of the opportunity and the duty to reuse buildings which have lost their original function, which are physically and/or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet today’s ever-more demanding standards. Such matters as the demand for material and technology reuse and for spatial and functional transformations, and the updating of regulations concerning fire, seismic stability, user safety, energy efficiency and environmental comfort legislation, are all part of the contemporary agenda. This inevitably highlights the question of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a strong resource that calls for our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

In its pursuit of the task of conserving and rebuilding, docomomo must itself be modern and sustainable in order to continue to fulfil the Modern Movement’s social and collective project, as modernity and sustainability are part of the primary nature of Modern Movement project itself. In our view, the Modern Movement still carries on today and into the future, as an ever-present social, spatial and technological project engaged with the community, constantly engaging with the challenge of creating a better place to live. 

Contributions are invited to put together under discussion themes such as the interrelationship of modernity and modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission of architecture and the responsibility of architects towards the future. These themes are intended to be discussed both as MoMo concepts, to be analysed chiefly through documentation, and as contemporary modern interventions, to be debated in accordance with the needs and conditions of today. As a multidisciplinary platform, this conference aims to investigate a cross-section of subjects that are raised by the challenge of preserving, renovating and transforming the Modern Movement legacy worldwide, alongside with the complex background of today’s changing times. In the end, the goal is to achieve a pluricultural comparison of standards and practices for intervention on 20th century heritage. 

In pursuit of a holistic approach, the general theme of the conference will be elaborated through eight sub-themes: 1) Landscapes, 2) Cities, 3) Public Spaces, 4) Complexes, 5) Buildings, 6) Construction and Technology, 7) Interior Design and Furniture and 8) Theory.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Juan Domingo Santos

Joan Busquets
Gonçalo Byrne

Josep Maria Montaner
Rem Koolhaas
João Luís Carrilho da Graça
João Gomes da Silva
Lacaton & Vassal
Winfried Brenne
Caruso St John

SUBTHEMES & SESSIONS

T01 Landscapes
S01 Marginal Landscape
S02 Outside In: Landscape and Building
S03 Architecture and Tourism: Rethinking Modern Leisurescapes

T02 Cities
S04 Reuse and Valorisation of Modern Architecture in Small Towns: Images, Plans, Strategies
S05 Urban Conservation, Modern Heritage and Public Policies: Towards a Sustainable Approach

T03 Public Spaces
S06 Reinventing Modern Children´s Spaces and Places
S07 Large Spaces into Specific Places. Challenges in Converting Buildings for Cultural Uses

T04 Complexes
S08 Industrial Buildings and Areas as Zones of Transformation
S09 Conservation Planning for C20 Buildings
S10 The Modern Campus: Landscape Identity and Architectural Adaptation
S11 Retrofitting the Modern: The Preservation of Post-War Social Housing Estates and their Adaptation to Contemporary Environmental Standards
S12 Revisiting African Modernism

T05 Buildings
S13 "A Mass of Tradition and Association": Reviving and Reliving the Buildings of Brutalism
S14 Conservation and Reuse of Modern Movement Houses
S15 The Modern Healthcare Architecture: Obsolescence and Transformation
S16 Intangible Heritage and Re-Design
S17 Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council. Taking the Modern Church into the 21st Century

T06 Construction and Technology
S18 Structures of the Modern Movement in the Post-WW II, Post-Colonial Societies
S19 Balancing Material Selection Process with Conservation
S20 Innovative Construction Experiments

T07 Interior Design and Furniture
S21 The Modern Interior - Toward a Re-Evaluation in the Context of Adaptive Reuse

08 Theory
S22 Between Theories and Practices in the Conservation of Modern Heritage
S23 CIAM Revisited
S24 Second Life: Modern Housing and the Aesthetics of Growth and Change
S25 Education for ReUse
S26 Reuse as Activism: Towards Hybrid Strategies of Curating and Preservation of Modern Architectural Heritage
S27 docomomo International of Tomorrow
S28 Exploring Theories for Adaptivity
S29 Disruption and Continuity: the Challenge of Conversive Modernism

PRESIDENT OF THE HONOUR COMMITTEE
Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic

HONOUR COMMITTEE
António Costa
Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic
Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes
Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic
Manuel Heitor
Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of the Portuguese Republic
Fernando Medina
Mayor of the Municipality of Lisbon
Guilherme Pinto
Mayor of the Municipality of Matosinhos, President of Casa da Arquitectura
Josep Maria Montaner
Councillor for Housing - Municipality of Barcelona
António Cruz Serra
Rector of the University of Lisbon
Arlindo Oliveira
President of Técnico - University of Lisbon
João Santa-Rita
President of the Portuguese Order of Architects
Lídia Sequeira
President of the Port of Lisbon
Artur Santos Silva
President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Ana Pinho
President of the Serralves Foundation
Outi Holopainen
Ambassador of Finland in Portugal
Jean-François Blarel
Ambassy of France in Portugal
Govert Bijl de Vroe
Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Portugal
Kirsty Hayes
Ambassador of the United Kingdom in Portugal
Mechtild Rössler
Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Michel Richard
Director of the Fondation Le Corbusier
Mirko Zardini
Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture
Sheridan Burke
President of the ICOMOS ISC20th Century Heritage

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


docomomo International

Ana Tostoes
Chair of docomomo International
Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International

Executive Committee
Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International
Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International
Louise Noelle
ISCS Representative
Panayotis Tournikiotis
ISCS Former Representative

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Tostoes
Chair of docomomo International (PT)
Andrea Canziani
Politecnico di Milano (IT)
Carlos Guimaraes
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Franz Graf
ENAC - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (CH)
Horacio Torrent 
FADEU - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (CL)
Jong Soung Kimm
SAC International, Ltd., Architects-Consultants (KR)
Jose Antonio Bandeirinha
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Kyle Normandin
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (USA)
Louise Noelle
FA - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (MX)
Miles Glendinning
ESALA - University of Edinburgh (UK)
Panayotis Tournikiotis
SA - National Technical University of Athens (GR)
Timo Tuomi
DPHCAS - University of Helsinki; Espoo City Museum (FI)
Victor Perez Escolano
ETSA - Universidad de Sevilla (SP)
Yoshiyuki Yamana
Tokyo University of Science (JP)
Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International (PT)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Celestino Brana
Fundación docomomo Ibérico; Colegios de Arquitectos de España (SP)
Eduardo Julio
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
João Belo Rodeia
docomomo International; DA - University of Évora; DA - Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa (PT)
João Santa-Rita
Portuguese Order of Architects (PT)
Jorge Figueira
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Joseph Tomlow
University of Applied Sciences Zittay/Gorlitz (DE)
Miguel Judas
docomomo International (PT)
Nuno Sampaio
Casa da Arquitectura (PT)
Paulo Tormenta Pinto
University Institute of Lisbon (PT)
Ricardo Carvalho
DA - Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (PT)
Rui Alexandre
Port of Lisbon (PT)
Rui Ramos
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Scott Robertson
docomomo Australia
Teresa Heitor
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Vincenzo Riso
SA - University of Minho (PT)

Under the High Patronage of
Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic

The 14th International docomomo conference was made possible through the generous support of:

Strategic Partners:
Municipality of Lisbon
Técnico - University of Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Main Partners:
Port of Lisbon
Casa da Arquitectura
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Institutional Partners:
Santander
Ambassy of German in Portugal
Ambassy of Finland in Portugal
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Portugal
Embassy of France in Portugal
Embassy of the United Kingdom in Portugal
Goethe Institut

Official Carrier:
TAP Portugal

Suporters:
Altis Hotels
Viagens Abreu
VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa
MorValley
Absolut
Chivas

Media Partners:
Público
RTP

For more details, please contact the Conference Secretariat and check the Conference Website.

Detailed Conference Program for download:
International Docomomo Workshop - The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2016
docomomo International Workshop
The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com

DESCRIPTION
Every two years, since 2006, docomomo International organises an international workshop, in the framework of the International docomomo Conference, dedicated to students, researchers and professionals worldwide. The aim is to study the possibilities of managing change and future challenges in architecture, landscapes and urban areas through learning taken from the Modern Movement as a basis for the future. The next edition will be held at Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon University, from the 1st to the 5th September, 2016. The case study will be the Manutencao MilitarComplex [Military Maintenance] (MMC).

The MMC was an industrial facility that produced food, uniforms and other goods for the Portuguese Army. The first bakery was accommodated in a former Convent Convento das Grilas by the end of the 19th Century. During the 20th Century, due to the needs during the First World War and, in particular, during the UltramarWar (Portuguese Colonial War) in the 1960s, the complex was expanded.

Whilst the Portuguese Army reached 200,000 men in the 1960s, it is now reduced to 20,000 active soldiers. This has led to a reduction of the investment in the factories to the point that they were found to be obsolete and that it would be more advantageous to outsource the supply of military food. Gradually the factories closed and Manutencao Militar was finally substituted by a public enterprise MM-Gestao Partilhada in 2015.

The termination of the industrial production raised the problem of finding new sustainable uses for this area on the Tagus riverfront, between the Pombaline City Harbour Terreiro do Paco and the Contemporary Parque das Nacoes. This is a challenging task: any future solution needs to have a dialogue with this current industrial heritage, which is deeply connected with recent Portuguese history, as well as with the Lisbon riverside area and the contemporary city.

GOALS
Through working with experienced teachers and architects from different nationalities and backgrounds, students will develop new analytical skills and working methods. Students will also be able to work in an historic Lisbon facility of outstanding size which is in a very good state of preservation.

The workshop will provide a forum in which students, researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds will be able to discuss different aspects of the reuse of vacant Modern Movement buildings. The discussion based on a real case study will allow learning by doing.

The purpose of the workshop is to make a significant contribution to the development of the MMC. The aim is to dissect and extract key issues and opportunities to propose a strategy of symbiosis between past values, current conditions and future possibilities, presenting it to the stakeholders and to the general public. The final presentations will be featured in the docomomo media channels and network.

Finally, this is a way of calling the public attention to the fact that sustainability can be reached through the conservation of architectural heritage. With an emphasis on reuse and respect for the past, through intelligent re-development and community awareness, this workshop intends to be one of the first steps for the sustainable future of the MMC.

OUTCOMES
The main outcome will be a selection of projects and ideas that can contribute to the solution to be adopted in the future of the MMC area. The teams will be asked to design a plan and enunciate the theoretical principles and intervention guidelines. The proposals will be required to respect the industrial heritage and to innovate in terms of new uses and functions. The proposals can be presented in a wide variety of media from video to models or posters and they will be exhibited during the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

TEAM

Coordination
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Daniela Arnaut
João Santa Rita
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)

Workshop Scientific Board
Antonio Ricardo da Costa
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Eui-Sung Yi 
Morphosis Architects (US)
José Miguel Rodrigues
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Maria Manuel Oliveira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Nuno Grande
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Tecnico - University of Lisbon (PT)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)

Workshop Tutors
Alex Dill
University of Karlsruhe - KIT (GE)
Eui-Sung Yi
Morphosis Architects (US)
Gonçalo Canto Moniz 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Graça Correia
FA - University of Porto (PT)
Hielkje Zijlstra 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Ivo Oliveira
SA - University of Minho (PT)
João Pedro Falcão de Campos
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Job Roos
Delft University of Technology (NE)
Marieke Kuipers
Delft University of Technology; Netherlands Agency for Cultural Heritage (NE) 
Michel Melenhorst
Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences (GE)
Nuno Grande 
DARQ - University of Coimbra (PT)
Pedro Bandeira 
SA - University of Minho (PT)
Pedro Belo Ravara
FAL - University of Lisbon (PT)
Ricardo Bak Gordon
Técnico – University of Lisbon (PT)
Ruth Verde Zein
Mackenzie Presbyterian University (BR)
Theodore Prudon 
Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (US)
Wessel de Jonge 
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wido Quist
Delft University of Technology (NL)
Wolfgang Jung
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (GE)

More details: website.
The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List
40th Session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO, Istanbul, Turkey, 17 July 2016
DATE: 17/7/2016
Architectural works now on UNESCO´s World Heritage List - Le Corbusier´s work considered an exceptional contribution to the Modern Movement

Press release by La Fondation Le Corbusier:

"Subsequently to the decision of the World Heritage Committee to inscribe the Architectural Work of Le Corbusier on the World Heritage List, the Fondation Le Corbusier has been delighted to note that the Outsanding Universal Value of the transcontinental series proposed by seven countries has been acknowledged by UNESCO.

Responding to the challenges of architecture and society in the 20th Century, Le Corbusier´s contribution to the Moderne Movement aimed to instigate a unique forum of ideas at a world level; it facilitated the invention of a new architectural language and the modernization of architectural techniques; it met the social and human needs of modern man.

The Fondation wishes to express its deep gratitude to all those who contributed to the success of the nomination which benefited from a fruitful collaboration: the states parties (Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, India, Japan and Switzerland), the local communities and organizations which host the buildings, the owners of the buildings, inhabitants and users, and all the experts who were associated with the project.

The preservation of modern heritage, and more specifically of Le Corbusier´s architectural work is a long term venture. The inscription on the World Heritage List of 17 buildings or sites by Le Corbusier represents a strong encouragement to continue all along Le Corbusier´s built work to maintain this living heritage and to hand it down to future generations. It also contributes to the understanding of that complex and fragile legacy and helps its dissemination to the widest audience."

by Antoine Picou, president of La Fondation Le Corbusier

More details: Session VideoUNESCO World Heritage Centre.
14 IDC - Program available; Registration period extended
14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, FCG, Portugal
DATE: 15/9/2016
Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com

THEME
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

VENUE:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon
ORGANIZED by: docomomo International
LANGUAGE: English

SCHEDULE
. 1-5 September - WORKSHOPprogram
. 6-9 September - CONFERENCE -  program
. 5,6, 10-12 September - DOCOTOURS program

LOGISTICS
. Online Registration available here.
. Accommodation/Airline details available here.

. Registration Fees
!The late registration was extended until 15 July!
. 500 EUR (docomomo members)
. 600 EUR (non members)
. 400 EUR (Scientific Committee/ session chairs/ authors)
. 250 EUR (students)

DESCRIPTION
In pursuit of the mission of docomomo, as updated in the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, the theme of the 14th International Docomomo Conference will be Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future: "The aim is to promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, to foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and (re)use, and to explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment, based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement."

The Modern Movement has demonstrated its long term legitimacy, as a concept endowed with an extraordinary longevity. Relating technology, form and social commitment to one another, through an optimistic faith in progress, modern architects sought to attain new heights of functionality and flexibility in use. The challenge for today is how to deal with this modern legacy in relation to the continuously changing context of the current times, including physical, economic and functional changes, as well as fast-moving socio-cultural, political and scientific contextual values. 

Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century requires us to take account both of the opportunity and the duty to reuse buildings which have lost their original function, which are physically and/or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet today’s ever-more demanding standards. Such matters as the demand for material and technology reuse and for spatial and functional transformations, and the updating of regulations concerning fire, seismic stability, user safety, energy efficiency and environmental comfort legislation, are all part of the contemporary agenda. This inevitably highlights the question of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a strong resource that calls for our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

In its pursuit of the task of conserving and rebuilding, docomomo must itself be modern and sustainable in order to continue to fulfil the Modern Movement’s social and collective project, as modernity and sustainability are part of the primary nature of Modern Movement project itself. In our view, the Modern Movement still carries on today and into the future, as an ever-present social, spatial and technological project engaged with the community, constantly engaging with the challenge of creating a better place to live. 

Contributions are invited to put together under discussion themes such as the interrelationship of modernity and modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission of architecture and the responsibility of architects towards the future. These themes are intended to be discussed both as MoMo concepts, to be analysed chiefly through documentation, and as contemporary modern interventions, to be debated in accordance with the needs and conditions of today. As a multidisciplinary platform, this conference aims to investigate a cross-section of subjects that are raised by the challenge of preserving, renovating and transforming the Modern Movement legacy worldwide, alongside with the complex background of today’s changing times. In the end, the goal is to achieve a pluricultural comparison of standards and practices for intervention on 20th century heritage. 

In pursuit of a holistic approach, the general theme of the conference will be elaborated through eight sub-themes: 1) Landscapes, 2) Cities, 3) Public Spaces, 4) Complexes, 5) Buildings, 6) Construction and Technology, 7) Interior Design and Furniture and 8) Theory.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Álvaro Siza

Juhani Pallasmaa
Joan Busquets
Josep Maria Montaner
Rem Koolhaas
João Luís Carrilho da Graça
João Gomes da Silva
Gonçalo Byrne
Lacaton & Vassal
Winfried Brenne
Caruso St John

SUBTHEMES & SESSIONS

T01 Landscapes
S01 Marginal Landscape
S02 Outside In: Landscape and Building
S03 Architecture and Tourism: Rethinking Modern Leisurescapes

T02 Cities
S04 Reuse and Valorisation of Modern Architecture in Small Towns: Images, Plans, Strategies
S05 Urban Conservation, Modern Heritage and Public Policies: Towards a Sustainable Approach

T03 Public Spaces
S06 Reinventing Modern Children´s Spaces and Places
S07 Large Spaces into Specific Places. Challenges in Converting Buildings for Cultural Uses

T04 Complexes
S08 Industrial Buildings and Areas as Zones of Transformation
S09 Conservation Planning for C20 Buildings
S10 The Modern Campus: Landscape Identity and Architectural Adaptation
S11 Retrofitting the Modern: The Preservation of Post-War Social Housing Estates and their Adaptation to Contemporary Environmental Standards
S12 Revisiting African Modernism

T05 Buildings
S13 "A Mass of Tradition and Association": Reviving and Reliving the Buildings of Brutalism
S14 Conservation and Reuse of Modern Movement Houses
S15 The Modern Healthcare Architecture: Obsolescence and Transformation
S16 Intangible Heritage and Re-Design
S17 Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council. Taking the Modern Church into the 21st Century

T06 Construction and Technology
S18 Structures of the Modern Movement in the Post-WW II, Post-Colonial Societies
S19 Balancing Material Selection Process with Conservation
S20 Innovative Construction Experiments

T07 Interior Design and Furniture
S21 The Modern Interior - Toward a Re-Evaluation in the Context of Adaptive Reuse

08 Theory
S22 Between Theories and Practices in the Conservation of Modern Heritage
S23 CIAM Revisited
S24 Second Life: Modern Housing and the Aesthetics of Growth and Change
S25 Education for ReUse
S26 Reuse as Activism: Towards Hybrid Strategies of Curating and Preservation of Modern Architectural Heritage
S27 docomomo International of Tomorrow
S28 Exploring Theories for Adaptivity
S29 Disruption and Continuity: the Challenge of Conversive Modernism

HONOUR COMMITTEE
Under the High Patronage of
Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic

- Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic, António Costa
- Minister of Culture of the Portuguese Republic, Luís Filipe de Castro Mendes
- Mayor of the Lisbon Municipality, Fernando Medina
- Rector of the Lisbon University, António Cruz Serra
- President of Técnico, Lisbon University, Arlindo Oliveira
- President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Artur Santos Silva
- Mayor of the Matosinhos Municipality, President of Casa da Arquitectura, Guilherme Pinto
- President of the Portuguese Order of Architects, João Santa-Rita
- Ambassador of Finland in Portugal, Outi Holopainen
- Ambassador of France in Portugal, Jean-François Blarel
- Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Portugal, Govert Bijl de Vroe
- Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Mirko Zardini
- President of the Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho
- President of the ICOMOS ISC20th Century Heritage, Sheridan Burke
- Councillor for Housing - Barcelona Municipality, Josep Maria Montaner

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
docomomo
International
- Ana Tostoes, Chair
- Zara Ferreira, Secretary General
- Joana Gouveia Alves, Researcher

The local organizing committee is working in close cooperation with the following committees, constituted by experts from national docomomo Working Parties and from the Portuguese universities and partner institutions.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair)
- Zara Ferreira, (docomomo International Secretary General)
- Panayotis Tournikiotis, (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
- Ana Tostoes (docomomo International Chair)
- Andrea Canziani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Carlos Guimaraes (Oporto University, Portugal)
- Franz Graf (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Horacio Torrent (Pontificia Univerasidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
- Jong Soung Kimm (SAC International, Ltd., Architects-Consultants, Korea)
- Jose Antonio Bandeirinha (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Kyle Normandin (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), USA)
- Louise Noelle (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
- Miles Glendinning (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
- Panayotis Tournikiotis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
- Timo Tuomi (University of Helsinki; Espoo City Museum, Finland)
- Victor Perez Escolano (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
- Yoshiyuki Yamana (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
- Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Celestino Brana (Escola T. Superior de Arquitectura da Coruña; Colegios de Arquitectos de España, Spain)
- Eduardo Julio (Tecnico-Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Joao Belo Rodeia (Universidade de Evora; Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Joao Santa-Rita (Portuguese Order of Architects, Portugal)
- Jorge Figueira (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Joseph Tomlow (University of Zittau, Germany)
- Miguel Judas (Technical committee docomomo Ibérico, Portugal)
- Nuno Sampaio (Casa da Arquitectura, Portugal)
- Ricardo Carvalho (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Rui Alexandre (Ordem dos Arquitectos Secção Regional Sul; Administração do Porto de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Rui Ramos (Oporto, Portugal)
- Scott Robertson (docomomo Australia)
- Teresa Heitor (Tecnico-Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Vincenzo Riso (Minho University, Portugal)
- Paulo Tormenta Pinto (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)

WORKSHOP BOARD
SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR
- Arch. Joao Pedro Falcao de Campos (Architect, Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
- Arch. Joao Manuel Santa Rita (IADE – U, Lisbon, Portugal)

WORKSHOP SCIENTIFIC BOARD
- Antonio Ricardo da Costa (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Eui-Sung Yi (Architect, Morphosis Architects, USA)
- Jose Manuel Rodrigues (Oporto University, Portugal)
- Maria Manuel Oliveira (Minho University, Portugal)
- Nuno Grande (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Ricardo Bak Gordon (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA)
- Theodore Prudon (FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNA, USA)

For more details, please contact the Conference Secretariat and check the Conference Website.

Detailed Conference Program:
14 IDC - International Docomomo Tours
4, 5 Sept 2016, Lisbon; 10-12 Sept 2016, North of Portugal
DATE: 15/7/2016
International docomomo Tours - Doco Tours
Adaptive Reuse. The MoMo through Portugal
Portugal, 5, 6, 10-12 September 2016

Join docomomo for the International docomomo Tours (Doco Tours) - Adaptive Reuse. The MoMo through Portugal, taking place on 4, 5, 10-12 September 2016, in the framework of the 14th International docomomo Conference - Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future (6-9 September 2016, FCG, Lisbon, Portugal, www.docomomo2016.com).

Doco Tour_Contemporary Lisbon
4 September 2016, guided by Vasco Lima Mayer
09h00-19h00 (tbc)
Price: 55 EUR

Registration is available at docomomo2016.exordo.com, subject to availability, until 30 June 2016.

1. Thalia Theatre (Rehabilitation project by Gonçalo Byrne, Diogo Seixas Lopes and Patrícia Barbas, 2008-2012).
2. National Coach Museum (Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Ricardo Bak Gordon, mmbb arquitectos, 2008-2015).
3. Documentation and Information Centre at the Belém Palace - Presidency of the Portuguese Republic (João Luís Carrilho da Graça, 2002).
4. Cultural Centre of Belém (Vittorio Gregotti and Manuel Salgado, 1988-1992).
5. EDP - Energias de Portugal Headquarters (Aires Mateus, 2015).
6. Bank of Portugal Headquarters (Rehabilitation by Gonçalo Byrne and João Pedro Falcão de Campos, 2012).
7. Assisted Pedestrian Path from Baixa to São Jorge Castle (João Pedro Falcão de Campos, 2009-2013).

Doco Tour_Modern Lisbon
5 September 2016, guided by Bárbara Coutinho.
09h00-19h00 (tbc) - Price: 75 EUR (lunch included)
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Registration is available at docomomo2016.exordo.com, subject to availability, until 30 June 2016.

1. Técnico - Lisbon University (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, 1927-1937).
2. Casa da Moeda [The National Mint] (José Segurado, Espregueira Mendes and A. Queiroz de Sousa, 1930-1940).
3. Estacas Neighborhood (Ruy d´Athouguia and Formosinho Sanchez, 1951-1954).
4. Vá-Vá Housing Complex (Filipe Figueiredo and José Segurado, 1950-1953).
5. Portuguese National Library (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, 1969).
6. National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, Januário Godinho and João Andersen, 1952).
7. Olivais Neighborhood (GEU_Guimarães Lobato, Sommer Ribeiro, Pedro Falcão e Cunha and others, 1955).
8. Rocha do Conde de Óbidos Maritime Station (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, 1945-1948).
9. Infante Santo Housing Buildings (Alberto Pessoa, Hernâni Gandra and João Manta, 1952-1955).
10. Águas Livres Housing Building (Nuno Teotónio Pereira and Bartolomeu Costa Cabral, 1952-1956).
11. RITZ Hotel (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, 1952-1959).
12. Diário de Notícias Building (Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, 1936-1940).
13. Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Nuno Teotónio Pereira, Nuno Portas, V. Lobo and Nuno Figueiredo, 1962-1965).

DocoTour_North of Portugal
10—12 September 2016, tour organised by Talkie Walkie, guided by Ana Neto Vieira e Matilde Seabra.
Price: 250 EUR/participant. The price includes the private bus transfers Lisbon-Porto-Lisbon, and all the lunches.
Accommodation is not included in the price. The Hotel booked for this Tour is the Grande Hotel do Porto **** (http://www.grandehotelporto.com/en) (Single Room:  95 €/night; Double Room: 99 €/night; including breakfast).
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Registration & Payment process:
1. Register yourself in the form available here, before 15 July 2016.
2. You will be contacted by Talwie Walkie (info@talkie-walkie.eu) for payment instructions.

Day 1
1. Santa Maria da Feira Municipal Market (Fernando Távora, 1953-1959).
2. Quinta da Conceição (Fernando Távora, 1956-1960). 
3. Piscina das Marés [Tidal Swimming Pool] (Álvaro Siza, 1961-1966). 
4. Boa Nova Tea House (Álvaro Siza, 1958-1963). 

Day 2
5. Rosa Mota Pavilion (José Carlos Loureiro, 1951-1956).
6. Costa Cabral Housing Building (Viana de Lima, 1953-1955). 
7. Braga Municipal Stadium (Eduardo Souto de Moura, 2000-2003). 
8. Casa da Música (OMA, 1999-2005). 

Day 3
9. Parnaso Building (José Carlos Loureiro e Luís Pádua Ramos, 1954-1956). 
10. Bouça Neighbourhood (Álvaro Siza 1973-1977 | 2001-2006).
11. "O Lar Familiar" Co-op Neighbourhood (Mário Bonito, 1950-1955).
12. Serralves Foundation (José Marques da Silva, 1925-1943 and Álvaro Siza, 1991-1999).
Docomomo Journal 54 (2016/1)
Housing Reloaded
DATE: 1/4/2016
The theme of this 54th docomomo Journal is Housing Reloaded facing Post-War Housing Complexes in Europe The debate focuses on the challenges and strategies that have been encountered in efforts to preserve collective housing in Europe, seen as a major issue in the contemporary agenda. Symbols of architectural, technological and social aspirations, these grands ensembles of Mass Housing have nowadays begun to be appreciated by users and authorities, as integral part of the current city. Whether discussing demolition (as faced by the Smithsons´ Robin Hood Gardens and Toulouse´s Le Mirail, and commonly seen as a focus for social marginalization), or the growing phenomenon of heritagization (as implicit in the type of person now using the Marseille Unité d’Habitation), the debate today has mainly become centred on the question of: how to keep these large structures alive, while meeting contemporary standards of comfort? Characterized by adventurous experiments in the use of new materials and techniques, space creation and gender transformations, the obsolescence of these big complexes is determined on two different levels: the technical one (regarding comfort, such as thermal or acoustic, and the need for mechanical and safety improvements, as infrastructures, systems, elevators), and the functional one (involving space dimensions, organisation, orientation, and the introduction of new uses); all while complying with current regulatory standards. In addition, these buildings have frequently been intensively used and modified.

After the 3 R’s discussion (Tostões, DJ 52, 2015) on Asia and America, the aim is to address this type of question, and consider the large variety of strategies presented in this issue concerning experiences developed mainly in Switzerland, but also in France, Italy, Belgium and Portugal. We believe that this issue deserves an in-depth approach, considering Northern and Eastern Europe to be pointed out in a next DJ issue.

We wish to thank Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, for accepting the challenge to be guest editors of this DJ. Due to their painstaking and rigorous work, and to the skills of the experts who contributed with their knowledge and experience, it is possible to present this Journal, addressing such an important question.

In particular, the research conducted at TSAM — Laboratory of Techniques and Preservation of Modern Architecture, at EPFLausanne, deserves to be mentioned as an exceptional experience. Combining theoretical knowledge and technical know-how, the laboratory develops strategies for the preservation of modern architecture, including maintenance, conservation, restoration, rehabilitation, restructuring, redeployment and extension. This is exemplified in the rehabilitation plan developed for the Cité du Lignon (2008–2011) (DJ 44, 2011), which was distinguished with the Europa Nostra (2013) and SIA Awards (2014), and in the preservation process conducted at Miremont-Le-Crêt. With a not-so-happy ending, it is told the story of the Cité de L’Etoile, caught between indiscriminate demolitions and restoration efforts. Representing an important turning point in attitudes to post-WW II housing, is the case of Corviale, which had always been seen as a symbol of social failure among large-scale housing in Europe, and which now is starting to be admired and gathering support for its preservation. The evolution of doctrines on modern architecture conservation is revealed on the story of restoration conducted over the years on the iconic Marseille Unité d’Habitation, while Bloco das Águas Livres shows how different rehabilitation approaches can be addressed inside the same building. The challenges presented by modern prefabrication systems in rehabilitation processes are explored in the “EH, Evolutionary Building” prototype housing and in the Ieder Zijn Huis. Finally, landscape is presented as an approach that cannot recommend a heritagization perspective, since it is constantly changing.

The Documentation Issues section presents the amazing story of the re-birth of the Cercle de L’Ermitage in Epesses. It tells how it was possible to rediscover Sartoris´ original design, through research that managed to clarify different layers in time, functions and works of alteration. Some thoughts on conservation and museography are also discussed through André Wogenscky and Marta Pan´s House Workshop.

The need to develop sustainable sites, neighbourhoods and landscapes is one of the main issues for the 21st century. Postwar collective housing remains one of the most significant modern products representing efforts to develop architecture as a vehicle for an egalitarian society and where thousands of people still live today. The proper rehabilitation of these structures, while addressing the demands of the contemporary agenda, would represent a tremendous potential achievement, in an overall context of economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International

Zara Ferreira
Secretary General of docomomo International


INDEX


EDITORIAL
The European Large Scale Heritage
BY ANA TOSTÕES AND ZARA FERREIRA

INTRODUCTION
Housing Reloaded Collective.Housing in Europe, 1945–2015
BY FRANZ GRAF AND GIULIA MARINO

ESSAYS
Georges Addor´s Housing Complexes: an Observatory on the Conservation of “Large-Scale” Heritage
BY GIULIA MARINO

The Miremont-le-Crêt: Preserving a Geneva Post-War Modern Icon
BY PATRÍCIA VENDRELL DUARTE

The Cité de l´Etoile, Bobigny, 1956–1963, Georges Candilis, Alexis Josic, Shadrach Woods Architects
BY RICHARD KLEIN

The Controversial History of the “Steel and Glass” by Lods, Depondt and Beauclair. The GEAI Housing Estate La Grand´Mare in Rouen (1968–2016)
BY GIULIA MARINO

“EH, Evolutionary Building” Prototype Housing at Solomeo by R. Piano & P. Rice Engineers and Architects with Gruppo Isovibro Perugia: Architectural Study and Guidelines for Conservation and Reuse
BY CARLO NOZZA

Reloaded Corviale, a City with a Single Building (1973–84). Mario Fiorentino Architect, Rome
BY ROSALIA VITTORINI

Preserving Portuguese Modern Movement Housing. Rehabilitation and Conservation Practises in Bloco das Águas Livres as a Prominent Example
BY CATARINA TELES

The Marseille Unité d´Habitation after Le Corbusier: Or the Chronicle of a Permanent Construction Site
BY YVAN DELEMONTEY

Willy Van Der Meeren´s Ieder Zijn Huis: Saving a Fragile Giant
BY MAURIZIO COHEN

Postwar Residential Housing Landscapes in France: A Retro-Prospective Approach
BY BERNADETTE BLANCHON


DOCUMENTATION ISSUES

Restoration of the Cercle de L’Ermitage in Epesses, Switzerland
BY JEAN-CHRISTOPHE DUNANT

André Wogenscky and Marta Pan´s House Workshop: Thoughts on Conservation and Museography
BY AUDREY AULUS


NEWS

APPENDIX
DOCOMOMO International Workshop ( 1-5 Sept 2016, Lisbon, Portugal)
STUDENT PARTICIPATION: the candidacy period ends in TWO WEEKS!
DATE: 1/9/2015
docomomo International Workshop
The Adaptive Reuse of the Lisbon riverside area: the MMC case study
Lisbon, Portugal, 1-5 September 2016
www.docomomo2016.com


To participate in the workshop, candidates must send a short CV (2 pages) in pdf format to docomomo2016@gmail.com, before 27 March 2016.

Details: website.

DESCRIPTION
Every two years, since 2006, docomomo International organises an international workshop, in the framework of the International docomomo Conference, dedicated to students, researchers and professionals worldwide. The aim is to study the possibilities of managing change and future challenges in architecture, landscapes and urban areas through learning taken from the Modern Movement as a basis for the future. The next edition will be held at Instituto Superior Tecnico - Lisbon University, from the 1st to the 5th September, 2016. The case study will be the Manutencao Militar Complex [Military Maintenance] (MMC).

The MMC was an industrial facility that produced food, uniforms and other goods for the Portuguese Army. The first bakery was accommodated in a former Convent Convento das Grilas by the end of the 19th Century. During the 20th Century, due to the needs during the First World War and, in particular, during the UltramarWar (Portuguese Colonial War) in the 1960s, the complex was expanded.

Whilst the Portuguese Army reached 200,000 men in the 1960s, it is now reduced to 20,000 active soldiers. This has led to a reduction of the investment in the factories to the point that they were found to be obsolete and that it would be more advantageous to outsource the supply of military food. Gradually the factories closed and Manutencao Militar was finally substituted by a public enterprise MM-Gestao Partilhada in 2015.

The termination of the industrial production raised the problem of finding new sustainable uses for this area on the Tagus riverfront, between the Pombaline City Harbour Terreiro do Paco and the Contemporary Parque das Nacoes. This is a challenging task: any future solution needs to have a dialogue with this current industrial heritage, which is deeply connected with recent Portuguese history, as well as with the Lisbon riverside area and the contemporary city.

GOALS
Through working with experienced teachers and architects from different nationalities and backgrounds, students will develop new analytical skills and working methods. Students will also be able to work in an historic Lisbon facility of outstanding size which is in a very good state of preservation.

The workshop will provide a forum in which students, researchers and practitioners from different backgrounds will be able to discuss different aspects of the reuse of vacant Modern Movement buildings. The discussion based on a real case study will allow learning by doing.

The purpose of the workshop is to make a significant contribution to the development of the MMC. The aim is to dissect and extract key issues and opportunities to propose a strategy of symbiosis between past values, current conditions and future possibilities, presenting it to the stakeholders and to the general public. The final presentations will be featured in the docomomo media channels and network.

Finally, this is a way of calling the public attention to the fact that sustainability can be reached through the conservation of architectural heritage. With an emphasis on reuse and respect for the past, through intelligent re-development and community awareness, this workshop intends to be one of the first steps for the sustainable future of the MMC.

OUTCOMES
The main outcome will be a selection of projects and ideas that can contribute to the solution to be adopted in the future of the MMC area. The teams will be asked to design a plan and enunciate the theoretical principles and intervention guidelines. The proposals will be required to respect the industrial heritage and to innovate in terms of new uses and functions. The proposals can be presented in a wide variety of media from video to models or posters and they will be exhibited during the 14th International docomomo Conference. 

TEAM

SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR
Arch. Joao Pedro Falcao de Campos
Architect, Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
Arch. Joao Manuel Santa Rita
IADE – U, Lisbon, Portugal

WORKSHOP SCIENTIFIC BOARD
Antonio Ricardo da Costa (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal)
Eui-Sung Yi (Architect, Morphosis Architects, USA)
Jose Manuel Rodrigues (Oporto University, Portugal)
Maria Manuel Oliveira (Minho University, Portugal)
Nuno Grande (Coimbra University, Portugal)
Ricardo Bak Gordon (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA)
Theodore Prudon (FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNA, USA)

WORKSHOP TUTORS
Alex Dill (University of Karlsruhe - KIT, Germany)
Daniela Arnaut (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal)
Eui-Sung Yi (Morphosis Architects, USA)
Gonçalo Canto Moniz (Coimbra University, Portugal)
Graça Correia (Oporto University, Portugal)
Hielkje Zijlstra (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Ivo Oliveira (Minho University, Portugal)
Job Roos (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Maria Manuel Oliveira (Minho University, Portugal)
Michel Melenhorst (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Pedro Belo Ravara (Lisbon University, Portugal)
Ricardo Bak Gordon (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA)
Ruth Verde Zein (Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Theodore Prudon (FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNA, USA)
Wessel de Jonge (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Wido Quist (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Wolfgang Jung (Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany)


PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

The workshop is dedicated to students and professionals, from different fields of studies and practice, such as architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, history, etc. To participate in the workshop, candidates must send a short CV (2 pages) in pdf format to docomomo2016@gmail.com. The participants will be chosen by CV and not on the order of the submissions arrival. The deadline for submission is 27 March, 2016. After the selection, participants must register and pay the registration fee before 30 June, 2016. Participants are expected to bring their own laptop computers.

FEE
The workshop fee is 150 EUR. The fee includes the workshop material, one meal per day at the Tecnico-Lisbon University and free access to lectures in the framework of the Workshop. Accommodation is not included. A certificate will be given to the participants corresponding to a 40 hours of work.

Please note that attendance at the 14th International docomomo Conference is not included but all workshop participants can attend it, by paying the reduced student fee (150 EUR).

SCHEDULE

Sep. 1st, 2016
Reception & Presentation [MMC auditorium]
Guided Tour to the Manutencao Militar Complex

Sep. 2nd - Sep. 4th, 2016
Design studio [Tecnico - Lisbon University]
Lectures in the framework of the Workshop

Sep. 5th, 2016
Public Presentation [Gare Maritima de Alcantara]

VENUES
Manutencao Militar Complex
GPS coordinates: 38°43´54.4"N 9°06´24.2"W
Address: Rua do Grilo 109, 1950 Lisbon

Tecnico - Universidade de Lisboa
GPS coordinates: 38°44´15.5"N 9°08´25.1"W
Address: Tecnico-Arquitectura, Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 1049-001 Lisboa, Portugal
Metro: Saldanha, Alameda

Gare Maritima de Alcantara
GPS coordinates:38°42´04.7"N 9°10´28.5"W
Address: Doca Maritima de Alcantara
Train station: Alcantara Mar

ACCOMMODATION
A range of accommodation options is available for you. You should budget as a minimum 30 EUR per night for a single-room with en suite facilities and 15 EUR per night in shared bedroom.
Conferences: Project, Histoire, Construction. Nouveaux regards sur le patrimoine récent
3rd March - 30th May 2016, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
DATE: 3/3/2016
docomomo Switzerland and TSAM Laboratoire des Techniques et de la Sauvegarde de l´Architecture Moderne - ENAC/EPFL are organizing the series of conferences "Project, History, Construction", to be taking place between 3rd March and 30th May 2016, at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, in Switzerland.

"Documenting twentieth-century architectural production through a meticulous material understanding of it and defining strategies for conservation based on appropriate critical and operational instruments: this is the twofold objective shared by the international organisation Docomomo and the TSAM EPFL-ENAC laboratory, which has hosted the association´s Swiss headquarters since autumn 2015. 

Project, history, construction. New views on the recent heritage: jointly organised by TSAM and Docomomo Switzerland, a first cycle of conferences is intended to restore the multiple potential for preserving the modern built and contemporary heritage, with an approach that lies at the crossroads between history of architecture and the practice of the project in the existing.

Hosted by the Archizoom "Project Room" at the EPFL, the contributions assess the state of an issue that continues to evolve, by taking advantage of a broad and markedly plural network of knowledge."

Speakers:
3 March - Prof. Dr. Ana Tostoes, Docomomo International Chair
14 March - Architect Florian de Pous, Lacaton et Vassal
18 April - Engineer-Architect Veronique Boone, Docomomo Belgium
2 May - Prof. Martin Boesch, Boesch Architekten
23 May - Architect Fracois Botton, Chef des Monuments Historiques
30 May - Prof. Dr. Laurent Stalder, ETH Zurich

More details: website.
Early Registration ends on 14 February 2016!
14th International DOCOMOMO Conference, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 14/2/2016
Join docomomo in Lisbon for the 14th International docomomo Conference - Adaptive Reuse. Modern Movement Towards the Future taking place 6-9 September 2016, at Calouste Gulbenkian Fondation.

Registration is open on the following website.
Early registration ends on 14 February 2016.
More information: www.docomomo2016.com
14th International Docomomo Conference 2016
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 1-12 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 1/9/2015
14th International docomomo Conference
ADAPTIVE REUSE.
The Modern Movement Towards the Future
Lisbon, Portugal, 1-12 September 2016
Website: www.docomomo2016.com

THEME
In pursuit of the mission of docomomo, as updated in the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, the theme of the 14th International docomomo Conference will be Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future: The aim is to promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, to foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and (re)use, and to explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment, based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.

The Modern Movement has demonstrated its long term legitimacy, as a concept endowed with an extraordinary longevity. Relating technology, form and social commitment to one another, through an optimistic faith in progress, modern architects sought to attain new heights of functionality and flexibility in use. The challenge for today is how to deal with this modern legacy in relation to the continuously changing context of the current times, including physical, economic and functional changes, as well as fast-moving socio-cultural, political and scientific contextual values. 

Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century requires us to take account both of the opportunity and the duty to reuse buildings which have lost their original function, which are physically and/or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet today’s ever-more demanding standards. Such matters as the demand for material and technology reuse and for spatial and functional transformations, and the updating of regulations concerning fire, seismic stability, user safety, energy efficiency and environmental comfort legislation, are all part of the contemporary agenda. This inevitably highlights the question of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a strong resource that calls for our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

In its pursuit of the task of conserving and rebuilding, docomomo must itself be modern and sustainable in order to continue to fulfil the Modern Movement’s social and collective project, as modernity and sustainability are part of the primary nature of Modern Movement project itself. In our view, the Modern Movement still carries on today and into the future, as an ever-present social, spatial and technological project engaged with the community, constantly engaging with the challenge of creating a better place to live. 

Contributions are invited to put together under discussion themes such as the interrelationship of modernity and modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission of architecture and the responsibility of architects towards the future. These themes are intended to be discussed both as MoMo concepts, to be analysed chiefly through documentation, and as contemporary modern interventions, to be debated in accordance with the needs and conditions of today. As a multidisciplinary platform, this conference aims to investigate a cross-section of subjects that are raised by the challenge of preserving, renovating and transforming the Modern Movement legacy worldwide, alongside with the complex background of today’s changing times. In the end, the goal is to achieve a pluricultural comparison of standards and practices for intervention on 20th century heritage. 

SUBTHEMES & SESSIONS

T01 Landscapes
S01 Marginal Landscape
S02 Outside In: Landscape and Building
S03 Architecture and Tourism: Rethinking Modern Leisurescapes

T02 Cities
S04 Reuse and Valorisation of Modern Architecture in Small Towns: Images, Plans, Strategies
S05 Urban Conservation, Modern Heritage and Public Policies: Towards a Sustainable Approach

T03 Public Spaces
S06 Reinventing Modern Children’s Spaces and Places
S07 Large Spaces into Specific Places. Challenges in Converting Buildings for Cultural Uses

T04 Complexes
S08 Industrial Buildings and Areas as Zones of Transformation
S09 Conservation Planning for C20 Buildings
S10 The Modern Campus: Landscape Identity and Architectural Adaptation
S11 Retrofitting the Modern: The Preservation of Post-War Social Housing Estates and their Adaptation to Contemporary Environmental Standards
S12 Revisiting African Modernism

T05 Buildings
S13 “A Mass of Tradition and Association:” Reviving and Reliving the Buildings of Brutalism
S14 Conservation and Reuse of Modern Movement Houses
S15 The Modern Healthcare Architecture: Obsolescence and Transformation
S16 Intangible Heritage and Re-Design
S17 Fifty Years after the Second Vatican Council. Taking the Modern Church into the 21st Century

T06 Construction and Technology
S18 Structures of the Modern Movement in the Post-WW II, Post-Colonial Societies
S19 Balancing Material Selection Process with Conservation
S20 Innovative Construction Experiments

T07 Interior Design and Furniture
S21 The Modern Interior – Toward a Re-Evaluation in the Context of Adaptive Reuse

08 Theory
S22 Between Theories and Practices in the Conservation of Modern Heritage
S23 CIAM Revisited
S24 Second Life: Modern Housing and the Aesthetics of Growth and Change
S25 Education for ReUse
S26 Reuse as Activism: Towards Hybrid Strategies of Curating and Preservation of Modern Architectural Heritage
S27 docomomo International of Tomorrow
S28 Exploring Theories for Adaptivity
S29 Disruption and Continuity: the Challenge of Conversive Modernism

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Alvaro Siza (Portugal)
Juhani Pallasmaa (Finland)
Rem Koolhaas (Netherlands)
Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal
(France)
Winfried Brenne (Germany)
Caruso St John Architects
(United Kingdom)
Joan Busquets (Spain)
João Luís Carrilho da Graça (Portugal)
João Gomes da Silva (Portugal)

DATES TO REMEMBER
May-28 June 2015_Call for sessions [CLOSED].
31 July 2015_Call for sessions´ notification of acceptance [CLOSED].
3 August-18 October 2015_Call for papers [CLOSED].
30 November 2015_Call for papers´ notification of acceptance [CLOSED].
1 January 2016_Opening date for registration [CLOSED].
28 February 2016_Full paper submission deadline (1st version) [CLOSED].
Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs [CLOSED].
27 March 2016_Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to speakers [CLOSED].
17 April 2016_Full paper submission deadline (final version) [CLOSED].
1-5 September 2016_docomomo Student Workshop
6-9 September 2016_14th International docomomo Conference
10-12 September 2016_doco Tours


HONOUR COMMITTEE

Under the High Patronage of
Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa
President of the Portuguese Republic

- Mayor of the Lisbon Municipality, Fernando Medina
- Rector of the Lisbon University, António Cruz Serra
- President of Técnico, Lisbon University, Arlindo Oliveira
- President of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Artur Santos Silva
- Mayor of the Matosinhos Municipality, President of Casa da Arquitectura, Guilherme Pinto
- President of the Portuguese Order of Architects, João Santa-Rita
- Ambassador of Finland in Portugal, Outi Holopainen
- Ambassador of France in Portugal
- Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Portugal, Govert Bijl de Vroe
- Director of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Mirko Zardini
- President of the Serralves Foundation, Ana Pinho
- President of the ICOMOS ISC20th Century Heritage, Sheridan Burke
- Councillor for Housing - Barcelona Municipality, Josep Maria Montaner

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
docomomo
International
- Ana Tostoes, Chair
- Zara Ferreira, Secretary General
- Joana Gouveia Alves, Researcher

The local organizing committee is working in close cooperation with the following committees, constituted by experts from national docomomo Working Parties and from the Portuguese universities and partner institutions.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
- Ana Tostões (docomomo International Chair)
- Zara Ferreira, (docomomo International Secretary General)
- Panayotis Tournikiotis, (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
- Ana Tostoes (docomomo International Chair)
- Andrea Canziani (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)
- Carlos Guimaraes (Oporto University, Portugal)
- Franz Graf (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
- Horacio Torrent (Pontificia Univerasidad Católica de Chile, Chile)
- Jong Soung Kimm (SAC International, Ltd., Architects-Consultants, Korea)
- Jose Antonio Bandeirinha (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Kyle Normandin (Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. (WJE), USA)
- Louise Noelle (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico)
- Miles Glendinning (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
- Panayotis Tournikiotis (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
- Timo Tuomi (University of Helsinki; Espoo City Museum, Finland)
- Victor Perez Escolano (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
- Yoshiyuki Yamana (Tokyo University of Science, Japan)
- Zara Ferreira (docomomo International Secretary General)

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
- Celestino Brana (Escola T. Superior de Arquitectura da Coruña; Colegios de Arquitectos de España, Spain)
- Eduardo Julio (Tecnico-Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Joao Belo Rodeia (Universidade de Evora; Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Joao Santa-Rita (Portuguese Order of Architects, Portugal)
- Jorge Figueira (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Joseph Tomlow (University of Zittau, Germany)
- Miguel Judas (Technical committee docomomo Ibérico, Portugal)
- Nuno Sampaio (Casa da Arquitectura, Portugal)
- Ricardo Carvalho (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Rui Alexandre (Ordem dos Arquitectos Secção Regional Sul; Administração do Porto de Lisboa, Portugal)
- Rui Ramos (Oporto, Portugal)
- Scott Robertson (docomomo Australia)
- Teresa Heitor (Tecnico-Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Vincenzo Riso (Minho University, Portugal)
- Paulo Tormenta Pinto (Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal)

WORKSHOP BOARD
SCIENTIFIC COORDINATOR
- Arch. Joao Pedro Falcao de Campos (Architect, Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
- Arch. Joao Manuel Santa Rita (IADE – U, Lisbon, Portugal)

WORKSHOP SCIENTIFIC BOARD
- Antonio Ricardo da Costa (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal)
- Eui-Sung Yi (Architect, Morphosis Architects, USA)
- Jose Manuel Rodrigues (Oporto University, Portugal)
- Maria Manuel Oliveira (Minho University, Portugal)
- Nuno Grande (Coimbra University, Portugal)
- Ricardo Bak Gordon (Tecnico - Lisbon University, Portugal; Harvard Graduate School of Design, USA)
- Theodore Prudon (FAIA, FAPT, FoIFI, BNA, USA)


With the support of:
CML
IST
APL
FCG

Picture: Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid, Ruy Athouguia, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 1969. Gardens by Viana Barreto e Ribeiro Telles. © AFCG, Mário de Oliveira, 1969.
Happy 2016
Docomomo International wishes you a happy new year 2016!
DATE: 0/0/0
docomomo International wish you to thank you for making 2015 an exceptional year and for all your efforts and support! A special thank to our sponsors (CML and IST), to all the chapters and their teams, to our partners, institutional and individual members. docomomo International could not continue its work without your invaluable collaboration.

We are glad to highlight some of the accomplishments of 2015:

DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR & TOUR
The inaugural event of docomomo International Headquarters in Lisbon took place within the Internationaldocomomo Seminar & Tour "Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture", at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on 27-28 March 2015. The event was a great success resulting in the recognition of the importance of docomomo International both in global and national levels. 

DOCOMOMO MEMBER CARD
The docomomo Member Card was implemented at the beginning of the year, with the intention of providing members with more advantages on their membership. Agreements with cultural institutions whose work is related to Modern Movement were established all across the globe, so that members can benefit from special conditions when visiting them.

DOCOMOMO JOURNALS 52 & 53
The depth and the breadth of the reuse and rehabilitation subjects have challenged docomomo International to edit 2015 docomomo Journals issues on it: docomomo Journal 52 - Reuse, Renovation and Restoration anddocomomo Journal 53 - LC - 50 Years After, as a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. docomomo Journal 53 was launched at Tokyo Bunkakaikan, on 2 November, and at Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, in Paris, on 9 November.

14TH DOCOMOMO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2016 ORGANISATION
The forthcoming International docomomo Conference is being hosted by docomomo International and will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, from 6 to 9 September 2016, under the theme “Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future”.
The Call for Sessions and the Call for Papers were held. 29 Sessions, from 76, and 143 abstracts, from 516, were selected.
For the keynote lectures we have the pleasure of having the confirmation of Álvaro Siza, Juhani Pallasmaa, Anne Lacaton & Jean Philippe Vassal, Joan Busquets and Winfried Brenne.

DOCOMOMO VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
The docomomo virtual exhibition (MoMove) was launched. The website – exhibition.docomomo.com – offers a selection of 2000 buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, curate by architects, historians and other professionals from docomomo chapters and members. This is a unique database for its geographic reach and number of works and is always in constant transformation, counting on docomomo members around the world for its continuous development. Based on a world map, the user can search any building or architect, discover essential data, filter information by keywords, find image galleries and videos. The buildings can be shared on major social networks or commented directly. The MoMove also functions as a mobile app (web) making it easy to use while traveling and visiting a proposed tour within a close area or topic of interest.


In order to continue participating in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve the architecture of the Modern Movement and to benefit from all the advantages that docomomo International is preparing to 2016, we would like to invite you to renew your membership to docomomo International until 15 January

docomomo International wishes you a happy new year 2016!
Docomomo Virtual Exhibition
23 November 2015, Técnico - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 23/11/2015
DOCOMOMO LAUNCHES GLOBAL VIRTUAL EXHIBITION
Técnico - University of Lisbon, Pavilhão de Civil e Arquitectura, Sala 4.41
Lisbon, 23 November 2015

docomomo
International launched a new project: the docomomo virtual exhibition (MoMove). The website – exhibition.docomomo.com – offers a selection of 2000 buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, curated by architects, historians and other professionals. This is a unique database for its geographic reach and number of works. The exhibition launching took place at Técnico - University of Lisbon, during the PhD International Week with the presence of Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, Andrea Canziani, António Bandeirinha, Horacio Torrent, Miles Glendinning and Timo Tuomi.

The docomomo virtual exhibition is always in constant transformation, counting on docomomo members around the world. In order to increase public awareness to the importance of this recent and devalued heritage, this virtual exhibition is also a tool to promote its study, interpretation and protection.

Based on a world map, the user can search any building or architect, discover essential data, filter information by keywords, find image galleries and videos. The buildings can be shared on major social networks or commented directly. The MoMove also functions as a mobile app (web) making it easy to use while traveling and visiting a proposed tour within a close area or topic of interest.
Launching of Docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After
9 November 2015, Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, France
DATE: 9/11/2015
docomomo International and Fondation Le Corbusier invites you to the launching of docomomo Journal 53 - LC 50 Years After. The event will take place on 9 November, 18h00, at Maison La Roche – Fondation Le Corbusier, in Paris (10 Square du Docteur Blanche, 75016, Paris, France).
As a tribute to Le Corbusier on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier.
 
To guarantee your presence, please send an e-mail to info@fondationlecorbusier.fr

Docomomo Journal 53 (2015/2)
LC 50 Years After
DATE: 27/8/2015
The theme of this 53rd docomomo Journal is LC - 50 Years After. As a tribute to Le Corbusier (LC) on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death, this issue of docomomo Journal is focused on rehabilitation and conservation processes undertaken on Le Corbusier buildings and sites worldwide monitored by the Fondation Le Corbusier (FLC).

LC prolific personality as theorist, painter, sculptor, architect, urban planner, researcher, disseminator, thinker, and provocative activist, helped to make him a universal author. His dual and inseparable theoretical and practical activities represented a source for LC´s balanced inspirational and systematic method. Envisaging “la planète comme chantier” (1), LC drove his obsessive constructive impulse around the whole world, to nations such as Japan, Russia, Argentina and India. Thinking deeply about the human condition in the contemporary age, he looked for solutions to solve social, technical and spatial problems, believing that architecture could have the power to improve the world. To the question “architecture or revolution?” he answered “revolution can be avoided” (2) through modern architecture.

50 years later, Le Corbusier still creates controversy,passion, discussion and intellectual stimulus, confirming the endurance of his long life energy, spirit and legacy. Through time and space, proportion and matter, his architecture is in fact a “wise, correct and magnificent play of volumes gathered under light” (3) crystallizing a vision of the world as an “espace indicible” (4). Nowadays, several of LC’s buildings are under threat. This issue of docomomo Journal presents a large variety of interventions and approaches, showing the cross-section of issues that Le Corbusier’s work raises in the restoration of Modern Architecture.

From houses to facilities, from Europe to Asia or America, from public authorities to private owners, these buildings have stood the test of time, proving their resilience and character. I wish to thank Bénédicte Gandini, Michel Richard, and the FLC, for accepting the challenge to be the guest editors of this issue and to share with us the “transnational” importance of Le Corbusier, through the analyzes conducted by a exceptional range of experts.

docomomo International wishes to stress the importanceof the FLC in disseminating LC´s ideas and preserving his work. Besides being responsible for keeping alive LC’s knowledge and spirit, and gathering precious archives consulted on a daily basis by researchers worldwide, the FLC is carrying out a most important task: the proposed inclusion of “LC architectural work of Le Corbusier [as] anoutstanding contribution to the Modern Movement” in the UNESCO World Heritage List (WHL). Envisaged as cultural property, it is a transnational application that brings together the nations of Argentina, Belgium, France, India, Japan and Switzerland at the World Heritage Convention. The aim is to fight for recognition of the buildings and sites constructed by Le Corbusier worldwide as exceptional and as milestones of the Modern Movement that influenced the practice of architecture everywhere. After many well-founded efforts over 50 years, for recognition of the vital nature of LC’s legacy, the WHL candidacy is still waiting for final positive results. As stated at the 12th docomomo Council Meeting (Helsinki, 2012), “docomomo International confirms the outstanding universal value of architectural works by Le Corbusier and supports a serial nomination in the World’s Heritage List”. Therefore, we believe that the conclusion of the recognition process is urgent, as we all know that it will also guarantee the protection of invaluable architectural ensembles, as in the case of the perfectly balanced Capitol Complex in Chandigarh which is under threat (see p. 84).

Quoting Tim Benton, LC with exigent and permanent criticism “was somebody capable of renewing himself atevery moment, [believing] in the universal value of architecture” (5). Today, we could reformulate this universal valueas the urgency to strive towards a sustainable future. That´s why docomomo chose “Adaptive Reuse: The Modern Movement towards the Future” as the main topic for the 14th International docomomo Conference that will take place in Lisbon from the 6th to the 9th September 2016, in order to pursuit the Modern Movement’s social and collective project engaged with the challenge of creating a better place to live in an ever faster changing world.

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International

Notes
(1) Jean-Louis Cohen, Le Corbusier: La planète comme chantier, Paris, Editiones Textuel, 2005.
(2) Le Corbusier, Vers une Architecture, Paris, Editions Crès,1923.
(3) Idem.
(4) Le Corbusier, “L’espace indicible”, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Paris,Nov.–Dec., 1946.
(5) “UNESCO World Heritage List: Le Corbusier Proposal Deferred”, docomomo Journal, 44, Barcelona, 2011, p. 89-90.
CALL FOR PAPERS - 14th International Docomomo Conference 2016
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future, 6-9 September 2016, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 18/10/2016
14th International DOCOMOMO Conference
ADAPTIVE REUSE

The Modern Movement Towards the Future
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
6-9 September 2016

Website: www.docomomo2016.com


Every two years docomomo (the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the Modern Movement) organizes an international conference, bringing together docomomo members and friends from its 70 national Working Parties, as an opportunity for in-depth exploration of an important theme or aspect of the Modern Movement. 

The forthcoming conference is being hosted by docomomo International and will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, in Lisbon, Portugal, from 6 to 9 September 2016, under the theme Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future.

THEME
Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future

In pursuit of the mission of docomomo, as updated in the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, the theme of the 14th International docomomo Conference will be Adaptive Reuse. The Modern Movement Towards the Future. The aim is to promote the conservation and (re)use of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement, to foster and disseminate the development of appropriate techniques and methods of conservation and (re)use, and to explore and develop new ideas for the future of a sustainable built environment, based on the past experiences of the Modern Movement.  
The Modern Movement has demonstrated its long term legitimacy, as a concept endowed with an extraordinary longevity. Relating technology, form and social commitment to one another, through an optimistic faith in progress, modern architects sought to attain new heights of functionality and flexibility in use. The challenge for today is how to deal with this modern legacy in relation to the continuously changing context of the current times, including physical, economic and functional changes, as well as fast-moving socio-cultural, political and scientific contextual values.  
Preserving the architectural heritage of the 20th century requires us to take account both of the opportunity and the duty to reuse buildings which have lost their original function, which are physically and/or technically obsolete, and which no longer meet today’s ever-more demanding standards. Such matters as the demand for material and technology reuse and for spatial and functional transformations, and the updating of regulations concerning fire, seismic stability, user safety, energy efficiency and environmental comfort legislation, are all part of the contemporary agenda. This inevitably highlights the question of the value of the existing built fabric, which can be a strong resource that calls for our attention in terms of social, economic and environmental sustainability.   
In its pursuit of the task of conserving and rebuilding, docomomo must itself be modern and sustainable in order to continue to fulfil the Modern Movement’s social and collective project, as modernity and sustainability are part of the primary nature of Modern Movement project itself. In our view, the Modern Movement still carries on today and into the future, as an ever-present social, spatial and technological project engaged with the community, constantly engaging with the challenge of creating a better place to live.   
Contributions are invited to put together under discussion themes such as the interrelationship of modernity and modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission of architecture and the responsibility of architects towards the future. These themes are intended to be discussed both as MoMo concepts, to be analysed chiefly through documentation, and as contemporary modern interventions, to be debated in accordance with the needs and conditions of today. As a multidisciplinary platform, this conference aims to investigate a cross-section of subjects that are raised by the challenge of preserving, renovating and transforming the Modern Movement legacy worldwide, alongside with the complex background of today’s changing times. In the end, the goal is to achieve a pluricultural comparison of standards and practices for intervention on 20th century heritage.   
In pursuit of a holistic approach, the general theme of the conference will be elaborated through eight sub-themes:  1) Landscapes, 2) Cities, 3) Public Spaces, 4) Complexes, 5) Buildings, 6) Construction and Technology, 7) Interior Design and Furniture and 8) Theory.  

CALL FOR PAPERS

docomomo International is now accepting abstracts for the 14th International docomomo Conference that will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, September 6–9, 2016. Please submit abstracts no later than October 18, 2015 (12 pm GMT), for one of the 29 thematic sessions listed here.

Sessions will consist of four papers, followed by 20 minutes for discussion. Each paper should be in English and take no more than 20 minutes to present. Conference papers will be published in the conference Proceedings.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

You may submit your abstract by visiting the Ex Ordo abstract submission system:http://docomomo2016.exordo.com. You will be required to setup an account first.

Once registered, the submission must be done, in English, by filling the following required information:

1.  Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (400 words max); 
2.  Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
3.  Biography (200 words max);
4.  In the “Topics” section, please select one of the 29 thematic sessions listed in which you wish to present your paper;
5.  In the "Additional Info" section, please indicate your phone number and address.

Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.
Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public.
Only one submission per author/co-author will be accepted.
Each speaker are expected to pursue their own institutional or other support to register, and for travel and accommodation.

SCHEDULE

3 August – 18 October 2015: Call for papers.
30 November 2015: Call for papers’ notification of acceptance.
1 January 2016: Opening date for registration.
14 February 2016: Full paper submission deadline (1st version). Registration deadline for speakers and session chairs.
13 March 2016: Deadline for session chairs return papers with comments to speakers.
17 April 2016: Full paper submission deadline (final version).
6-9 September 2016: 14th International docomomo Conference

With the support of:
CML
IST
APL
FCG

Picture: Alberto Pessoa, Pedro Cid, Ruy Athouguia, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal, 1969. Gardens by Viana Barreto e Ribeiro Telles. © AFCG, Mário de Oliveira, 1969.

LIST OF SESSIONS:
Awarded restoration of the Viipuri Library
by Alvar Aalto, Vyborg, Russia, 1927-1935
DATE: 18/5/2015
This library building, a masterpiece of Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), is located in Vyborg, Russia. It was built during the time of Finnish sovereignty (1918 to 1940-44), before the Finnish city of Viipuri was annexed by the former USSR and its Finnish name changed to Vyborg. The library was built from 1933 to 1935 and is one of the major examples of 1930s functionalist architectural design. 


The major restoration project, which has been carried out mainly by Finnish professionals but with whole-hearted cooperation and main part of financing from their Russian partners, aimed to prevent further deterioration, to renew basic facilities and to restore the original architecture. The library had suffered from serious neglect in the war years, and was largely rebuilt in 1955-1961. There was concern that the library would disappear altogether, but since the 1990s it has been possible, with the help of the original drawings and other working documents conserved in Alvar Aalto Foundation, Finland, to renew stage by stage some of the spaces. In 2010 the Russian government decided to finance the completion of the restoration and in 2013 the fully restored library was inaugurated.

The restoration of the library has been awarded with several internationally renowned prizes:

Best restoration of the year 2013 of the Art Newspaper Russia
World Monuments Fund / Knoll Modernism Price 2014. 
Europa Nostra Award 2015 / Conservation. 

More details: website.

[Text by Europa Nostra
Publication: Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
DATE: 29/3/2015
Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980
Edited by Barry Bergdoll, Carlos Eduardo Comas, Jorge Francisco Liernur, Patricio del Real.

"In 1955 The Museum of Modern Art staged Latin American Architecture since 1945, a landmark survey of modern architecture in Latin America. Published in conjunction with a new exhibition that revisits the region on the 60th anniversary of that important show, Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 offers a complex overview of the positions, debates and architectural creativity from Mexico and Cuba to the Southern Cone between 1955 and the early 1980s. 

The publication features a wealth of original materials that have never before been brought together to illustrate a period of self-questioning, exploration and complex political shifts that saw the emergence of the notion of Latin America as a landscape of development. Richly illustrated with architectural drawings, vintage photographs, sketches and newly commissioned photographs, the catalogue presents the work of architects who met the challenges of modernization with innovative formal, urbanistic and programmatic solutions. Today, when Latin America is again providing exciting and challenging architecture and urban responses, Latin America in Construction brings this vital postwar period to light."

More details: website.
DOCOMOMO International Tour: Modern Lisbon
28 March 2015, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 28/3/2015
The "Modern Lisbon" Tour, within the International docomomo Seminar, took place on the 28 March 2015 and included a guided tour by Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, to reference works of modern and contemporary heritage in Lisbon. Among the participants were some docomomo Chairs and renowned architects, discussing and recognizing the value of modern Portuguese heritage in the world panorama. 

Itinerary:

Instituto Superior Técnico [1927-1937]
Pardal Monteiro 

Conjunto Urbano Vá-Vá [1950-1953]
Filipe Figueiredo
José Segurado 

Escola Alemã de Lisboa
Otto Bartning [1961]
Carrilho da Graça [2010]

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian [1959-1969]
Ruy Athouguia
Pedro Cid
Alberto Pessoa
Viana Barreto
Ribeiro Telles

Diário de Notícias [1936-1940]
Pardal Monteiro 

Igreja Sagrado Coração de Jesus [1962-1965]
Nuno Teotónio Pereira
Nuno Portas
Vasco Lobo
Nuno Figueiredo

Av. Infante Santo [1952-1955]
Alberto Pessoa
Hernâni Gandra
João Manta

Gare Marítima de Alcântara [1943]
Pardal Monteiro

MUDE [1952-1967]
Cristino da Silva

More info:
Seminar Website
Facebook Photographic Report

Detailed program in the PDF below
DOCOMOMO International Seminar: Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture
27 March 2015, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
The International docomomo Seminar, under the theme "Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture", took place in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal, on the 27 March 2015. 

First of all, docomomo International would like to thank the Keynote Speakers, Speakers of the Opening Session, docomomo members and all the attendants for the participation in this International docomomoSeminar. Thanks to you, the International docomomo Seminar was a great success.

The opening of the seminar was held by Ana Tostões, docomomo International Chair, and representatives of the main institutions that support docomomo International: Prof. Arlindo Oliveira, President of Instituto Superior Técnico, and Manuel Salgado, Councillor of the Municipality of Lisbon. This committee had an enthusiastic speech about the importance of docomomo International at a global level, as well as its role in the city of Lisbon.

The Founder of docomomo International, Hubert-Jan Henket, started the Keynote Speeches, with an inspiring discourse debating docomomo´s future challenges concerning Sustainability.  The architect Eduardo Souto de Moura closed this session of talks on the theme "Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture", analyzing some of his works and manifesting his point of view on the heritage intervention process.

The International docomomo Seminar ended with the book releases of the architect Teresa Nunes da Ponte, on the renovation of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation building and garden between 1998 and 2014, and Ana Tostões, whose book is on the refurbishment and renovation of the Grand Auditorium of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Program:

14h - Opening

14h15 - Hubert-Jan Henket
Sustainability as the future of docomomo

14h40 - Horacio Torrent
Cepal, the reuse and transformation of a masterpice, Chile.

15h05 - Wessel de Jonge
Rehabilitationstrategies on modern heritage

15h30 - France Vanlaethem
Modern heritage of Quebec

15h55 - Discussion
16h15 - Coffee Break

16h30 - Teresa Nunes da Ponte
Restoration and renovation of the main auditorium of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

16h55 - Louise Noelle
Rehabilitation of a house by Luis Barragán in el Pedregal de San Ángel, Mexico

17h20 - Eduardo Souto de Moura
Reuse of the modern architecture

18h00 - Books release
Calouste Gulbenkian Fondation. Buildings and garden. Renovation. 1998-2014. by Teresa Nunes da Ponte
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian. Restauro e Renovação do Grande Auditório. by Ana Tostões

More info:
Seminar Full Video
Seminar Website
Facebook Photographic Report

Detailed program in the PDF below
DOCOMOMO International Seminar & Tour
Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture, 27-28 March, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 27/3/2015
docomomo International will held the International Seminar Rehabilitation and Reuse of Modern Movement Architecture, in Lisbon, at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, on 27th of March, and the Modern Lisbon Tour, on 28th of March.
 
Attached you will find the program. 
 
Updated information at: 
http://docomomo-int.wix.com/seminar2015

WATCH HERE THE LIVE BROADCAST:
http://www.docomomo.com/live  
Docomomo Journal 52 (2015/1)
Reuse, Renovation and Restoration
DATE: 3/3/2015
The theme of this 52nd docomomo Journal is Reuse, Renovation and Restoration. The aim is to discuss approaches of intervening in Modern Movement architecture, revealing exemplar processes that go from restoration and renovation to deeper transformations and reuse interventions. The goal is to answer one ofdocomomo’s main tasks: how to formulate new ideas for the future of the built environment based on past experiences of the Modern Movement. 

The Modern Movement has demonstrated its long term legitimacy, as a concept endowed with an extraordinary and lasting longevity. Either way, it becomes increasingly important to acknowledge and value this heritage, in order to enable a skilled, informed and enlightened intervention. Such matters as materials and technology reuse, spatial and functional transformations as well as updating legislation, are part of the contemporary agenda. Knowing that many modern architects sought new heights of functionality and changeability, the challenge for today is how to deal with the heritage in relation to its continuously changing context, physical, economic and functional, as well as socio-cultural, political and scientific. I consider that the reuse project is starting to “make history” and I share the idea that heritage transforms itself with us. Therefore, modern architecture canbe a resource that asks for our attention in terms of quality, economy and sustainability. It was based on this broad meaning of reuse that Hubert-Jan Henket and I established the ISC/Sustainability. Deeply grounded by the Essay “When the Oppressive New and the Vulnerable Old Meet” by Hubert-Jan Henket, we invite you to “Join Our Plea for SustainableModernity”! (See p. 11).

I wish to thank Hubert-Jan Henket who has accepted to write the introduction to this edition of thedocomomo Journal, using his wide knowledge on the reuse concepts, which contains contributions from a broad range of experts who contribute their knowledge and dedicated work. It is with great pleasure that we present this Journal. A large variety of intervention types and points-of-view are presented, showing the cross-section of subjects that restoration and reuse of MoMo architecture raises, worldwide: from Japan to Chile and Mexico, from Quebec to New Zealand. While cases of change of use are presented, such as the Church of Sainte-Germaine-Cousin (Gérard Notebaert,1962) and the Mies Gas Station (M.V.D. Rohe, 1968) in Montreal, other contributions document restoration projects whose main goal was to reproduce the original building as much as possible, such as the Country Club Clubhouse (T. Amano, 1961) near Tokyo, and a house by L. Barragán (1950), in Pedregal, contributing to the debate on the question of authenticity. In between, essays about the CEPAL Building (E. Duhart, 1960, in Chile), and the I.-House in Tokyo (K.Maekawa, J. Sakakura and J. Yoshimura, 1955) speak to usabout the different forces that could be involved in a processof preservation and how to find the balance between them. A project combining the updating of functional, social and technical requirements to current demands with fidelity to the principles of the original design, is the conservation and renovation of the Hizuchi E. School (M. Masatsune, 1958), internationally acknowledged by the WMF/Knoll ModernismPrize, in 2012. Finally, the Governor of Kagawa Prefecture, Mr. Keizo Hamada, shows us the efforts to improve the earthquake resistance of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office (K. Tange, 1958), the struggle to gain the support and understanding of the prefecture, in order to pursue the best solution for the structural retrofit which is absolutely essential to preserve such a masterpiece for future generations. 

The “Documentation Issue” chapter presents some examples dealing with the current struggle to use modern architecture, such as Cap Ducal, in Chile, which has been subjected to successive changes that ignore the potential of the original building and Auckland’s Civic Building which is scheduled for demolition due to its owner’s unwillingness to recognize its significance. 

The contributions to this discussion combine modernity and modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission and the responsibility of architects towards the future, relating themes to be discussed both as MoMo concepts, on a documentation level, and as MoMo intervention nowadays, on an intervention level. 

The depth and the breadth of the subject have challenged docomomo International to host the 14th International docomomo Conference on the theme of Adaptive Reuse. This issue of the Journal and the International Seminar Rehabilitation and Reuse of MoMo Architecture that docomomo held in March2015, in Lisbon, are the starting points that will lead us to the 2016 conference! Both the seminar and the conference are being held in the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (architects: R. Athouguia, P. Cid, A. Pessoa, A. V. Barreto andG. R. Telles, 1969), in Lisbon, a MoMo masterpiece whose main auditorium was recently restored and renovated. I take this opportunity to invite you all to participate in the 14th International docomomoConference, in September 2016! The call for papers will be sent out in September 2015.

Ana Tostões
Chair of docomomo International



INDEX

EDITORIAL
Reuse, Renovation and Restoration (the 3 R’s)
BY ANA TOSTÕES
 
LECTURE
The Legacy of Mies van der Rohe in Modern Movement and the Modern Architecture in Korea
BY JONG SOUNG KIMM
 
INTRODUCTION
Reuse, Transformation and Restoration
BY HUBERT-JAN HENKET
 
ESSAYS
When the Oppressive New and the Vulnerable Old Meet; a Plea for Sustainable Modernity
BY HUBERT-JAN HENKET
 
Conservation and Renovation Project of Hizuchi Elementary School: First Challenge to Treat a Post-war Wooden Architecture as a Cultural Property
BY YOSHIAKI HANADA

Luis Barragan´s House in Pedregal A Successful Restoration
BY LOUISE NOELLE
 
Conversion of the Church of Sainte-Germaine-Cousin Reaching out to the Community
BY MARIE-DINA SALVIONE

Progress Report on the Musashi-Ranzan Country Club Clubhouse Conservation and Repair Work
BY MITSURU HIRAI
 
A New Future for the Montréal Mies Gaz Station
BY FRANCE VANLAETHEM

Preservation and Restoration of the International House of Japan
BY MASAMI KOBAYASHI
 
Reuse and Transformation of a Modern Movement Masterpiece: UN-CEPAL-ECLAC Building, Santiago de Chile
BY HORACIO TORRENT

Efforts to Improve the Earthquake Resistance of the Kagawa Prefectural Government Office East Building
BY KEIZO HAMADA

DOCUMENTATION ISSUES

Modern Architecture in the Promotion of National Tourism, the Cap Ducal an Emblematic Work in Viña del Mar
BY MACARENA CORTÉS  
 
The Question of Auckland’s Civic Building
BY JULIA GATLEY  

Modern Architecture in Setif (Algeria, 1930–1962) Expression of a Plurality of Approaches
BY SAMAÏ BOUADJADJA SETIF AND SAÏD MAZOUZ  

NEWS

Tetouan Modern Challenge 1912–2012 Alfonso de Sierra Ochoa and the Housing Question. Exhibition
BY ALEJANDRO MUCHADA
 
74–14 SAAL and the Architecture# International Colloquium
BY JOSE BANDEIRINHA
 
Photography & Modern Architecture in Spain, 1925–1965. Research Project
BY INAKI BERGERA
 
BOOK REVIEWS
 
Modern Architecture in Africa: Angola and Mozambique (ed. Ana Tostões)
BY ANTONI FOLKERS

APPENDIX
Season´s Greetings & Happy 2015
DATE: 1/1/2015
Docomomo International thank you all for making 2014 an exceptional year and for all your efforts and support. A special thank to our sponsors (CML and IST), to all the chapters and their teams and to our institutional and individual members. Docomomo International could not continue its work without your invaluable support and participation.

In order to continue participating in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve the architecture of the Modern Movement and to benefit from all the advantages that Docomomo International is preparing to 2015, we would like to invite you to renew your membership to Docomomo International until 15 January
 
DOCOMOMO International wishes you a happy new year 2015!
Docomomo Journal 51 (2014/2)
Modern Housing. Patrimonio Vivo
DATE: 28/11/2014
This issue of the docomomo Journal is devoted to the theme of Housing — “housing” in its broadest meaning coveringmulti-family apartment buildings, single-family houses, privately-funded housing as well as government — and institution— funded social/public housing. 

Housing is a central program in contemporary architectural production. Incorporating civilizing values of 19th century culture, the house arrives in the 20th century at the time notions of private space and domestic comfort come to the fore in Western Culture as values inseparable from the emergence of the family in domestic space: the home. In 1951 Martin Heidegger (1889–1976), in his Darmstader sprache, “Bauen, Wohnen, Denken”, relates the word building (bau) with theverb “to be” and the action of “being” (bin), to conclude that "dwelling is the fundamental trait of being, the mortals’ livingcondition.” Looking to reframe the sense of construction and to identify the meaning of “being”, Heidegger’s criticism is moved by the failure of the so-called rational materialist icsolution, and opens the discussion up to the re-evaluation of the design action as a unique, magical and creative action. 

In the second half of the 19th century, with the Arts and Crafts movement, a process focused on finding comfort and a sense of intimacy and privacy in the dwelling is begun. Espoused by the vanguard of the early 19th century, housing became a tool of the ideological agenda of the modernity. The analysis of dwelling conditions implies an understanding ofthe occupation of space: related spaces, uses and functions. Addressing the act of living as a cultural fact, the house reflects the time and manner of its production. In its internal organization, the house responds to the mode of existence that the environment, culture and civilization suggest. Its design reveals the time and taste of the inhabitants, the family’shabits, and it offers many clues about the nature of social relations. The rapid changes in domestic architecture that followed the course of the 19th century have profoundly altered the boundary between public and private space. 

Following Engels’ housing question (1872), the idea of ahome for all or, as it has been stated in the ‘60s, for the “greatest number”, addresses architecture practice at a political level, becoming to be understood as a determinant social factor. 

With a new twist, modern homes brought to the debate themes of public and private life, intimacy, exposure and gender. The house, seen from the cell, the module, the system, and expanded across the city, constituted the fundamental issue debated within the architecture of the Modern Movement. CIAM discussion forums triggered profound consequences, both in the organization of the family house unit and of themulti-family housing blocks. The theory of the minimal house, based on the Existenzminimum concept, was present, not only in models for social housing, but also in the bourgeois houseprogram. It was Sigfried Giedion (1888–1968) who, in 1929,wrote about modern forms of housing showing the house’s “magic formula” for the future: light, air and openness whilelaunching, in the same year, the theme of CIAM II: “MinimumHousing.” 

docomomo acknowledges the major relevance of reflectingon Modern Movement heritage, focusing on these mainissues: house and housing. As Joan Busquets argues “in thecourse of the 20th century, housing became a science due tothe huge efforts of progressive architects and their great interestin addressing this issue that had been raised with majorpolitical impact by Engels”. 

I wish to thank Josep Maria Montaner and Zaida Muxiwho acted as guest editors for this issue of the Journal. Due to their commitment and research in the field, together with the knowledge of the range of researchers who agreed to share their work, and their analysis and creative interpretation that focused on some key architectural houses or housing complexes— from Barcelona’s innovative experiments to RobinHood Gardens’ symbolic destiny, social housing cases from Valencia to Bogotà, from Buenos Aires to São Paulo, and from cultural to technical or gender aspects — it is possible to extend this debate by reflecting on the link between design and housing, and the house and the home. 

The challenge of considering sustainability as the urgent contemporary issue facing momo buildings and neighborhoods was reflected in the main docomomo forum discussions held during the 13th International docomomo Conferencein Seoul, South Korea, in September 2014. A resultof the discussions was the establishment of the docomomo ISC on Sustainability. Apposite to the emerging theme ofsustainability, the student workshop that preceded the Seoul conference comprised a design discussion on the future of Sewoon Arcade, the Seoul modern commercial and housingmega-structure recently threatened with destruction. Thanks to the efforts of many people the demolition has been avertedand a new, economically — and socially — sustainable life is now envisaged for this amazing structure.

Ana Tostoes, chair of docomomo International



References: Martin Heidegger, Bauen, Wohnen, Denken, Vortägeund Aufsätze, G. Neske, Pfullingen, 1954 [1951]; CIAM II, L’HabitationMinimum, Zaragoza, COAA, 1997 [orig. German, 1933]; Sigfried Giedion,Befreites Whonen, Leipzig, Orell Füssil, 1929.
3rd International Iconic Houses Conference: Iconic Masterpieces and Hidden Gems around the Mediterranean
22-25 November 2014, La Pedrera, Barcelona, Spain
DATE: 25/11/2014
The Iconic Houses Network and Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera proudly announce the 3rd International Iconic Houses Conference taking place 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera in Barcelona, with pre-conference house tours from November 22nd – 24th. The conference focuses on architecturally significant 20th century house museums around the Mediterranean.

The Iconic Houses Conference is an opportunity for a high-level debate to take place about the cultural, technical and bureaucratic requirements of maintaining modernist heritage in the 21st century. The aim is to share good practices, solutions for the specific difficulties that all who are involved in running a 20th century house museum encounter. The event is also suitable for non-specialists, especially since it will feature talks about and access to iconic houses in the region, which are only infrequently open to the public.

The conference is organized in cooperation with Docomomo Ibérico.

Docomomo International is now ambassador of the network Iconic Houses.

More details: website.
2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
Awarded the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library
DATE: 30/10/2014
docomomo International is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library for the restoration of Alvar Aalto´s Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia.

docomomo International congratulates the entire Finish Committee and in particular our Docomomo colleagues Tapani Mustonen and Maija Kairamo for this great achievement!

More info: Website.
Modern in Venice. Absorbing Modernity 1914–2014 at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition
by Margarida Quintã
DATE: 0/0/0
Check out the text that Margarida Quintã published in docomomo Journal 50 about the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale - Absorbing Modernity 1914–2014.

docomomo International congratulates all the docomomo members that participanted in the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale:

. Monolith Controversies — Chile
Commissioner: Cristóbal Molina, docomomo Chile
. Modernity: Promise or Menace? — France
Curator: Jean Louis Cohen, docomomo France
. Crow’s Eye View: The Korean Peninsula – Korea
Curator:Changmo Ahn, docomomo Korea
. Acquiring Modernity – Kuwait Deputy
Commissioner:Zahra Ali Baba, in charge of the on-going creation process of docomomo Kuwait.…
. Condenados a Ser Modernos — Mexico
Commissioner: Maria Margarita Segarra Lagunes, docomomo Mexico 
. Open: A Bakema Celebration – The Netherlands
Curators: Dirk van den Heuvel, docomomo Netherlands
. Forms of Freedom. African Independence and Nordic Models – Nordic Countries
Curator: Nina Berre, docomomo Norway
. Homeland. News From Portugal – Portugal
Participant: Zara Ferreira, docomomo International
. Officeus – USA
Curator: Ashley Schafer, docomomo US

Special greetings for Chile and Korea, for the achievement of the Silver’s and Golden’s Lion, respectively.
13th International DOCOMOMO Conference: Expansion & Conflict
Seoul, Korea, 25-27 September 2014
DATE: 25/9/2014
The 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference, under the theme "Expansion and Conflict", took place in Seoul, Korea, between 24 and 27 September 2014. 

DOCOMOMO International thanks DOCOMOMO Korea, the Scientific Committee, the Keynote Speakers, the Session Chairs, the Speakers and all the attendants for the participation in the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference. Thanks to you, the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference has been a great success. It was a pleasure to count on you commitment, knowledge and scientific work.

Moreover, it is with great satisfaction that DOCOMOMO has published the Proceedings of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference which will be indexed by SCOPUS. DOCOMOMO likewise thank you for you contribution to this publication.

The Opening Ceremony was held on the 24th September evening at the Ninetree Convention, in Seoul, hosted by Tae Woo, Chair of Docomomo Korea and by Prof. Jong Soung Kimm, Chair of the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference Korea 2014 and introduced by Eui-Sung Yi. Many honorable guests, DOCOMOMO partners’ representatives and DOCOMOMO friends attended the ceremony, which included Korean traditional music and dance performances, as a very pleasant welcome dinner. DOCOMOMO International Chair, Ana Tostões, formally opened the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference, with an enthusiastic speech.

The first Conference day opened with an inspiring keynote lecture by Jong Soung Kimm. After a full day of great presentations, Ana Tostões presented the Next Conference Proposal (Lisbon 2016) and Hubert-Jan Henket closed the day with an enthusing keynote speech.

Fumihiko Maki opened the second Conference day, 26th September 2016, with a moving Keynote speech.

In the afternoon, the 13th DOCOMOMO Council Meeting approved five new DOCOMOMO working parties and three further chapters became active chapters. Zara Ferreira was elected as General Secretary of DOCOMOMO International and the Executive and International Scientific Committees were elected. The 14th International DOCOMOMO Conference (2016) was approved to be held in Lisbon, under the theme of "Adaptative ReUse". Moreover, the DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Publications was re-created and a new DOCOMOMO statement, the Eindhoven-Seoul Statement 2014, was approved.

After the keynote speech by Mark Sexton, the 26th September ended with an open meeting, leaded by Hubert-Jan Henket, to discuss DOCOMOMO future challenges concerning Sustainability. A DOCOMOMO International Specialist Committee on Sustainability will be created, and everyone is invited to participate with ideas.

A very inspiring round table, conducted by Hubert-Jan Henket and Joung Soung Kimm, was held on the 27 September 2014. The aim was to getter new chapters with Asian Working Parties, in order to discuss sustainability as a keyword for DOCOMOMO´s future. Finally, the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference 2014 was closed with a formal ceremony and a farewell cocktail. The ceremony was marked by the speeches of Tae Woo, Prof. Jong Soung Kimm and Ana Tostões. Furthermore, in the Closing ceremony DOCOMOMO International awarded Marieke Kuipers with the DOCOMOMO International Achievement Award 2014, in recognition for her 20 years of dedication and commitment. Last, but not least, DOCOMOMO International Chair, Ana Tostões formally launched, with Eui-Sung Yi, the Docomomo Journal 50, on High Density.

Even though the 13th International DOCOMOMO Conference 2014 as formally closed, most participants took the chance to enjoy the very meaningful DOCOMOMO Tours organized by Docomomo Korea and Docomomo Japan. The post-conference Tours began with a very special guide visit to the Changdeokgung Palace, in Seoul, on Sunday, 28th September 2014.

DOCOMOMO International invites you to further participate in the 14th International DOCOMOMO Conference that will take place in Lisbon, between 6 and 9 September 2016.

More info:
DOCOMOMO International news and events
Conference Website
Facebook Photographic Report
Detailed program in the PDF below
13th International DOCOMOMO Workshop: Strategies for the Sewoon Arcade
19-23 September 2014, Seoul, Korea
DATE: 23/9/2014
The 13th DOCOMOMO International Workshop was held in Seoul, Korea, between 19 and 23 September 2014.
 
The Workshop, on the theme Strategies for the Sewoon Arcade counted with 9 teams formed by Korean and International students, each of them leaded by 2 tutors (a Korean Architect and an International tutor).
 
The workshop took place at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) and in 9 architectural offices and included lectures and cultural experiences (temple stay). For four days, the teams reflected about the Sewoon Arcade and how the modern heritage can deal with the city evolution, sustainability and its social impact. 

It was a great international exchange, and everyone was able to grow through the experience of gathering different cultures, working together with a common goal: thinking the future of a very special urban modern ensemble of Seoul.
 
DOCOMOMO is grateful to all the participants and tutors for attending the 13th International DOCOMOMO Workshop with commitment, and invites everyone to join the 14th International DOCOMOMO Workshop, in Lisbon, in September 2016.
 
All Team presentations: 
Team 1
Team 2
Team 3
Team 4
Team 5
Team 6
Team 7
Team 8
Team 9

More info:
Workshop Website
Facebook Photographic Report
13th International DOCOMOMO Conference
Opening Ceromony
DATE: 24/9/2014
The Opening Ceromony of the "13th DOCOMOMO International Conference – Expansion and Conflict" will be held at the Ninetree Convention – Grand Ballroom, 19:00, on 25th September. Please join us!

You may find the program and the location in the following links:
http://docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/program/program01.php
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?hl=pt-PT&authuser=0&mid=zGx8nSOfIhhk.kpntkQ3aTZcA
13th International DOCOMOMO Workshop
Final Presentation
DATE: 23/9/2014
The presentation by each team will be held today at 13:00, at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Design Lab 2F.
Please join us! 


You may find the location in the following webpages: 
http://docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/program/program04.php
https://mapsengine.google.com/map/edit?hl=pt-PT&authuser=0&mid=zGx8nSOfIhhk.kpntkQ3aTZcA.
Docomomo Journal 50 (2014/1)
High Density
DATE: 1/9/2014
The argument of this 50th docomomo Journal is High Density. In other words, the goal is to discuss the great metropolis growing process on the scope of the Modern Movement concepts. Discussing the emerging Asian city and following the Investigations in Collective Form (1), this theme is the result of a challenge which is related to the impressive Asian cities high density created by the link between the buildings and the space within. This year of 2014, when docomomo major Conference is hosted at the MOCA, the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, South Korea, the inspiring stimulus of Seoul amazing city and the “Expansion andConflict” conference motto are the starting point that justifies going deeper in the relationship that connects urban design and contemporary cities; the connection that stands between technology and human need.

The debates that followed the World Design Conference (WoDeCo, Tokyo, 1960) on the search for a “total image for the 20th Century” pointed out among worldwide designers, architects and planners, view points and intellectual ideas concerning the future of the city, particularly in the wake of technological and scientific advancement in industry. At the time of the WoDeCo, progressive architects formed the “Metabolism” group and proposed their concepts for dealing with the increasing complexity of the cities rising. Debating over the ideal city and promoting a kind of experimental architecture based on ideas of life styles and communities for a new era, its biological name suggests that buildings and cities should be designed in the same organic way that the material substance of a natural organism propagates adapting to its environment by changing its forms in rapid succession.

As Fumihiko Maki argues, searching for new formal concepts in contemporary cities lies in the magnitude of recent change due to the unprecedented rapid and extensive transformations in the physical structure of society, the rapid communications methods, the technological progress and its impact upon regional cultures: “we must see our society as a dynamic field of interrelated forces, a dynamic equilibrium […] which will change in character as time passes.” (2)

The plan turns program and the time dimension became one of the keys for the future. As Távora stated, afterparticipating at the WoDeCo in Tokyo, “everybody insists in the same idea: the necessity to create a link between theman and the technology regarding the formal matters.” (3)

Redefining collectivity implied that elements and linkages become designed with a contextual consideration. Finally,the concerns over the dramatically change in contemporary city has led us to face environmental questions, ecological requirements and sustainable needs as vital values to ensure. Starting this new cycle of our Journal signalizing the symbolic DJ50 plus 25 years of work when we settled the docomomo Headquarters in Lisbon, with the financial support of the Municipality, at the Técnico, Lisbon University (4),we wish to come to this important issue introducing the post Second World War dimension related to the future of our environment and the increase complexity todeal with it. The late CIAM discussions brought social and intensive public aspirations in order to develop strategic tools in making our physical environment. Fifty years ago, at WoDeCo the urban designers asked why, what and how we should design.

Therefore, in our days, between North and South, Eastand West, the aim is to deepen understand the process and to find the paths for the future. A future that we may create with such awareness that may, generously give us, the tools for increase nowadays architecture and city planning.

I wish to thank Eui-Sung Yi who, from the first moment, accepted to be guest editor of this new docomomo Journal. Due to his commitment and energy, and to the skill of awide range of experts that contribute with their knowledgeand dedicated work, it is with great pleasure that we present this Journal. A variety of disciplines and points of view represented by professionals and scholars, show the vitality of docomomo people’s network based in Asian cities, from South Korea to China, Japan to Hong Kong or Singapore,and promoting linkages to the great São Paulo megalopolisas well as to Chandigarh or New Gourna. And in that sense envisaging the meaning of habitat and the concept of high density, low rise. The question of meaningful collective forms is discussed using PREVI case study in Peru approaching its relationship with the metabolism emergent movement and the housing policies in Latin America. The statements of Fumihiko Maki and Peter Land make clear the process of making a comprehensive and humanly evocative urban environment.

As we all know Modern Movement main mission stands for the creation of a better world made with the active participation of architects and planners. For 25 years docomomo has been working for improving and enlighten the importance and innovation of the modern project. Since then, modernity has been addressed as a “worldheritage, and has been faced as a sustainable design tool, a project method, and finally, as being crucial to the future of architectural production and cultural debates.”(5) The “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014” Venice Biennale Architecture 2014 motto is the evidence of docomomo practice and theory relevance. We all know that architecture as a social production imposes a great responsibility on the architect. That’s why I wish to recall that today we live a time that requires, as Hubert-Jan Henket said, an “integrated effort of sciences, technology, arts and ethics”, in order to fulfill a better future “based on social, technological and cultural responsibility and innovation.”

Looking towards the future is also to remember the dearest friends that passed away. Therefore we honor the memory of our dear friend docomomo member, Professor Hiroyuki Suzuki (1945–2014).
Being the first docomomo Journal produced by the new International Secretariat settled in Tecnico-Lisbon University, and provided with facilities and working space, we wish to increase the quality and efficiency of our work and we invite all members to visit us in Lisbon.

Ana Tostoes, chair of docomomo International 



References:
(1) Fumihiko Maki, “Investigations in Collective Form”, The School of Architecture, No. 2 - A Special Publication, St. Louis, Washington University, June 1964.
(2) Idem.
(3) Fernando Távora (Rita Marnoto, ed.), Diário de “bordo”. Estabelecimento de Texto, Porto, Associação Casa da Arquitectura, 1960.
(4) Since its creation in 1911, Instituto Superior Técnico is the largest andmost reputed school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture in Portugal. IST provides top quality higher education,strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing our students in an exciting and global environmentgeared towards solving the challenges of the 21st Century.
(5) Ana Tostões, “Continuity and Change”, docomomo Jounal 41, Paris, 2009.
The Shukhov Tower is saved for now!
Vladimir Shukhov, Moscow, Russia, 1922
DATE: 18/8/2014
Great news! The Shukhov Tower is saved for now!

Docomomo International congratulates our colleagues from Docomomo Russia and the entire Docomomo network who has fought for the protection of Shukhov´s Tower in Moscow!

"Moscow City Hall has formally prohibited the moving or reassembly of a Soviet architectural landmark that has been under threat of demolition blamed by conservationists on real estate developers.

The conservation order for the iconic Shukhov Tower on the central Shabolovka Ulitsa dates back to July 10, but did not appear in online legislation databases until late last week.

The radio tower´s materials, architectural composition, structural elements and location all fall under the conservation order by City Hall´s heritage department, published by Consultant.ru judicial database.

This puts an end to earlier proposals to move or dismantle and rebuild the tower.

The hyperboloid structure is a masterpiece of Soviet modernism built in 1922 by Vladimir Shukhov, who has been named as an influence by the likes of Gaudi, Le Corbusier and Norman Foster.

The state-owned tower is in disrepair after decades of neglect. In recent months, various official agencies have called for the tower´s demolition on the basis that it is a potential hazard.

Dismantling the tower and reassembling it elsewhere was also discussed, a move that independent conservationists said would benefit real estate developers.

The motion to move or demolish the tower had sparked protest in Russia and beyond, with leading architects such Rem Koolhaas protesting against it in a public appeal to President Vladimir Putin, who kept mum on the issue.

City Hall´s order proposes including the tower on the federal list of protected heritage sites.

Restoration work will be carried out on the tower with the new rules in mind, though no time frame has yet been determined, Izvestia reported Monday.

Architecture experts told The Moscow Times earlier this year that if the tower does not undergo maintenance work in the next five years, it will become a danger to the neighborhood."

[by The Moscow Times

The Shukhov Tower in the news:
Metropolismag
The Moscow Times
The Metropolis
The Guardian
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014 - Workshop
Online registration closed by August 31st!
DATE: 30/7/2014
Docomomo International encourage the participation of PhD and Master degree students in the 13th Docomomo International Workshop "Strategies for the Sewoon Arcade", between 19 and 23th September 2014, in Seoul, South Korea.
 
Linked with the 13th Docomomo International Conference – Expansion & Conflict, this workshop is targeting for “Sewoon Arcade”, which is placed on middle side of Seoul, and reilluminate the birth and developing process of Korean Modern Architecture, and topics, such as metropolis, architecture, history, social issues, surfacing through collision with urban city.
 
The Final Program and the Online Registration are now available (until 15 August).
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014
Pre-registration until 10th Sept!
DATE: 30/7/2014
Docomomo International and Docomomo Korea invite you all to participate in the

13th Docomomo International Conference – Expansion and Conflict
19th-29th September 2014

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

SCHEDULE
. 19-24 September - WORKSHOP - program
. 25-27 September - CONFERENCE - final program
. 28-29 September - POST-CONFERENCE TOUR - program

LOGISTICS
. Online Registration available here.
. Accommodation/Airline details available here.

Conference Registration Fees
Pre-registration by 1st July~10th September 2014:
. 400 EUR (docomomo members)
. 500 EUR (non members)
. 200 EUR (students)

On Site Registration
. 500 EUR (docomomo members)
. 600 EUR (non members)
. 300 EUR (students)

The conference registration fee includes

. Conference materials 
. Lunch and coffee breaks during the conference 
. Social program except excursion(DocoTours) 
. Information desk services on site

Workshop Registration Fee
. 200 EUR 

The workshop registration fee includes:
. Workchop materials 
. Lunch during the workshop 
. Accommodation
. Information desk services on site 

DESCRIPTION
The Modern Movement challenged a millennium of classical values through a collective global revolution in technological, social, political and aesthetic spatial values. The magnitude and complexity of this confrontation between epochs multiplied when Modernity’s western values expanded into the Asian sphere.

The diasporas of Modernity and the resultant local interpretations of the movement are well documented and known. Even the moniker “International Style” presumed a singularity on a global scale, only to be tweaked and usurped by regional modern architects who would integrate modern values with regional sensibilities. But it is important to remember these exchanges and re- calibrations took place on the shared stage of a singular western culture.

The 2014 International Conference re-measures this expansion of the Modern ethos within a wholly different context of Asia.  Instigated by a geo-political expansionist policy, these colonial expansions produced violent confrontations and challenged the very cultural and heritage foundation of Asia. As a result, the relevancy of the Modern Movement—not as a style but as a way of thinking, a harbinger of contemporary values—was tested and fortified.  Predictably, Modernity in Asia grew and matured through this process of conflict and expansion and intrinsically took on very distinct identities in different regions. To comprehend the variety of Asian Modernism, it is vital to map a comparative analysis of each country´s Modern roots and major achievements.

The theme of Expansion and Conflict fundamentally interrogates the values and relevancy of the Modern Movement through the extreme cultural lens of Asia.  By this interrogation, we hope to secure its aspirational role in any culture and society. We would declare that conflict is not necessarily a pejorative but maybe a challenge for the future. It signifies a vigorous recognition of each culture’s robust and intrinsic values—the existing culture and modernism’s raison d’être.  As Modern Movement is asked to earn a space of its own by clashing with the existing intrinsic order, it does so by forming a new value system. Through this process, it grows to become a regional phenomenon and eventually gains the momentum necessary to develop and expand on its own. 

1. Education and Theory
The difference of philosophies between the east and the west bears fruit to an evolving discussion regarding theories of space, tectonics and meaning. The linearity of approaching the modern movement must evolve to a lateral system that permits multiple relationships with cultural issues in conflict with the existing pattern. The practical integration of this expansive architectural education should be discussed as a pedagogical structure for Asia and worldwide.

2. Urbanism and Landscape
Urban planning and landscape have experienced a turbulent yet dynamic evolution in modern Asia and elsewhere. While Europe can reclaim the palimpsest of an existing city pattern, Asia, Africa and South America are literally defined by either colonial foreign entities or the new mode of western urbanism. What emerged from this binary system of colonial and western urbanism is an unconventional relationship between program, infrastructure and landscape which produced dynamic new urban typologies.

3. Conservation and ReUse
The rapidly changing city is the stage for repeated collisions between social and economic desires and historically-valued ideologies. It is within this context of conflict that the heritage of the modern movement must now expand. However, changing social and economic demands lead to frequent instances when the value of preserving and reusing modern building is not recognised. Conservation and reuse policy, legal action, public education, and awareness programs to sustain the exchange of opinion are therefore necessary.

4. Technology
The selection of buildings materials is traditionally depending on technology. However cultural implications and meaning are associated with the use of local and global, natural or industrial materials. Therefore, it is critical to understand expansion and conflict in terms of building construction. It is also critical to face modern technology from the contemporary point of view of rehabilitation and sustainability.

5. Asian Modernity
Is Modern Movement a western concept? Can one be Modern and non western? The definition of Asian Modern Movement begins with locating and defining the core values and ethos of modernity. These values aspire to be universal beyond local culture and geography. Therefore, one would contend if modernity has stopped being western-centric, and has become a universal set of values that can be appropriated by any region. Simultaneously, these values are mobilized and activated through specific vehicles of local history, culture and resources. Asian modernity would represent the most extreme and challenging of these cultural vehicles.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões
Andrea Canziani
Carlos Comas
Cheng Yang
Eui-Sung Yi
Eui-Sung Yi
Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Hanna Lewi
Jieheerah Yun
Jong Soung Kimm
Jonghun Kim
Kenji Watanabe
Kyle Normandin
Liu Kecheng
Louise Noelle
Marieke Kuipers
Panayotis Tournikiotis 
Yoshiyuki Yamana

For more details, please contact the Conference Secretariat and check the Conference Website.
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014
Pre-registration until 10th Sept!
DATE: 30/7/2014
Docomomo International and Docomomo Korea invite you all to participate in the

13th Docomomo International Conference – Expansion and Conflict
19th-29th September 2014

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, South Korea

SCHEDULE
. 19-24 September - WORKSHOP - program
. 25-27 September - CONFERENCE - final program
. 28-29 September - POST-CONFERENCE TOUR - program

LOGISTICS
. Online Registration available here.
. Accommodation/Airline details available here.

Conference Registration Fees
Pre-registration by 1st July~10th September 2014:
. 400 EUR (docomomo members)
. 500 EUR (non members)
. 200 EUR (students)

On Site Registration
. 500 EUR (docomomo members)
. 600 EUR (non members)
. 300 EUR (students)

The conference registration fee includes

. Conference materials 
. Lunch and coffee breaks during the conference 
. Social program except excursion(DocoTours) 
. Information desk services on site

Workshop Registration Fee
. 200 EUR 

The workshop registration fee includes:
. Workchop materials
. Lunch during the workshop
. Accommodation
. Information desk services on site

DESCRIPTION
The Modern Movement challenged a millennium of classical values through a collective global revolution in technological, social, political and aesthetic spatial values. The magnitude and complexity of this confrontation between epochs multiplied when Modernity’s western values expanded into the Asian sphere.

The diasporas of Modernity and the resultant local interpretations of the movement are well documented and known. Even the moniker “International Style” presumed a singularity on a global scale, only to be tweaked and usurped by regional modern architects who would integrate modern values with regional sensibilities. But it is important to remember these exchanges and re- calibrations took place on the shared stage of a singular western culture.

The 2014 International Conference re-measures this expansion of the Modern ethos within a wholly different context of Asia.  Instigated by a geo-political expansionist policy, these colonial expansions produced violent confrontations and challenged the very cultural and heritage foundation of Asia. As a result, the relevancy of the Modern Movement—not as a style but as a way of thinking, a harbinger of contemporary values—was tested and fortified.  Predictably, Modernity in Asia grew and matured through this process of conflict and expansion and intrinsically took on very distinct identities in different regions. To comprehend the variety of Asian Modernism, it is vital to map a comparative analysis of each country´s Modern roots and major achievements.

The theme of Expansion and Conflict fundamentally interrogates the values and relevancy of the Modern Movement through the extreme cultural lens of Asia.  By this interrogation, we hope to secure its aspirational role in any culture and society. We would declare that conflict is not necessarily a pejorative but maybe a challenge for the future. It signifies a vigorous recognition of each culture’s robust and intrinsic values—the existing culture and modernism’s raison d’être.  As Modern Movement is asked to earn a space of its own by clashing with the existing intrinsic order, it does so by forming a new value system. Through this process, it grows to become a regional phenomenon and eventually gains the momentum necessary to develop and expand on its own. 

1. Education and Theory
The difference of philosophies between the east and the west bears fruit to an evolving discussion regarding theories of space, tectonics and meaning. The linearity of approaching the modern movement must evolve to a lateral system that permits multiple relationships with cultural issues in conflict with the existing pattern. The practical integration of this expansive architectural education should be discussed as a pedagogical structure for Asia and worldwide.

2. Urbanism and Landscape
Urban planning and landscape have experienced a turbulent yet dynamic evolution in modern Asia and elsewhere. While Europe can reclaim the palimpsest of an existing city pattern, Asia, Africa and South America are literally defined by either colonial foreign entities or the new mode of western urbanism. What emerged from this binary system of colonial and western urbanism is an unconventional relationship between program, infrastructure and landscape which produced dynamic new urban typologies.

3. Conservation and ReUse
The rapidly changing city is the stage for repeated collisions between social and economic desires and historically-valued ideologies. It is within this context of conflict that the heritage of the modern movement must now expand. However, changing social and economic demands lead to frequent instances when the value of preserving and reusing modern building is not recognised. Conservation and reuse policy, legal action, public education, and awareness programs to sustain the exchange of opinion are therefore necessary.

4. Technology
The selection of buildings materials is traditionally depending on technology. However cultural implications and meaning are associated with the use of local and global, natural or industrial materials. Therefore, it is critical to understand expansion and conflict in terms of building construction. It is also critical to face modern technology from the contemporary point of view of rehabilitation and sustainability.

5. Asian Modernity
Is Modern Movement a western concept? Can one be Modern and non western? The definition of Asian Modern Movement begins with locating and defining the core values and ethos of modernity. These values aspire to be universal beyond local culture and geography. Therefore, one would contend if modernity has stopped being western-centric, and has become a universal set of values that can be appropriated by any region. Simultaneously, these values are mobilized and activated through specific vehicles of local history, culture and resources. Asian modernity would represent the most extreme and challenging of these cultural vehicles.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ana Tostões
Andrea Canziani
Carlos Comas
Cheng Yang
Eui-Sung Yi
Eui-Sung Yi
Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Hanna Lewi
Jieheerah Yun
Jong Soung Kimm
Jonghun Kim
Kenji Watanabe
Kyle Normandin
Liu Kecheng
Louise Noelle
Marieke Kuipers
Panayotis Tournikiotis 
Yoshiyuki Yamana

For more details, please contact the Conference Secretariat and check the Conference Website.
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014 - DocoTours
Seoul, 24th, 28th-29th September 2014; Japan, 28th September-1st October 2014
DATE: 28/9/2014
Docomomo International, Docomomo Korea and Docomomo Japan invite you all to participate in theDoco Tours of the 13th Docomomo International Conference – Expansion and Conflict.

These Doco Tours will be a great chance to explore the architecture of the Modern Movement in South Korea and in Japan.

Korean Doco Tour:
24th, 28th-29th - Seoul, South Korea
More details: website
Registration

Japan Doco Tour:
28th September-1st October - Japan
More details: website
Registration
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014 - Workshop
Sewoon Arcade, Seoul, South Korea, 19-24 September 2014
DATE: 19/9/2014
PDF Proposal for the 13th Docomomo International Workshop
Workshop: Sewoon Arcade
Seoul, Korea
19th-24th September 2014

Schedule

30 June: Application Deadline for Foreign Students
30 July: Application Deadline for Domestic Students
19-20 Sept: Opening Event / Pre-Workshop Lectures & First Night at Temple Stay20-24 Sept: Workshop

Workshop Personnel
Students: 100 (50 Foreign + 50 Domestic) 
Tutors: 10 (5 Korean, 5 International) 
Directors: 2 (one Korean, one International)

Fees
Foreign: 200 EUR (includes 5 nights of lodging & food)
Domestic: 100 EUR (includes food)

Further details will be available soon on the conference website and on the ISC/E&T website.
Publication: Law and the Conservation of 20th Century Architecture
Edited by Roberta Grignolo, Mendrisio Academy Press-Silvana Editoriale, Mendrisio- Cinisello Balsamo 2014
DATE: 0/0/0
Roberta Grignolo (ed.)
Law and the Conservation of 20th Century Architecture
Diritto e salvaguardia dell´architettura del XX secolo

Mendrisio Academy Press-Silvana Editoriale, Mendrisio- Cinisello Balsamo 2014
ISBN: 978-88-3662722-6
 
Even when intervening on buildings that are officially recognized as monuments, there is great variety from one country to another – and even from one region to another in the same country – in the extent to which buildings can be protected and in how derogations from applicable regulations are allowed. 
This book addresses the thorny issue of legislation, standards and regulations as applied to 20th century conservation. It does so through a constructive confrontation between architects and engineers who work in the field of 20th century heritage, conservators, technical specialists, legal experts, as well as representatives from architects’ professional associations and from national and international protection institutions.
The related issues are analysed from a theoretical and thematic standpoint – legal tools for protection and listing, derogation, “equivalent safety” – but also from the standpoint of practice, through the discussion of the principles underlying existing norms in different areas – fire safety, public safety, elimination of architectural barriers, seismic safety, energy-saving measures – and the presentation of several interventions on recent heritage.
The collection of farsighted intervention strategies, proven models for managing compliance projects (for instance the architecte de sécurité role in Paris), successful arguments and resourceful compliance solutions contained in this book, offers a valuable selection of precedents and provides architects with suggestions for ingenious solutions and arguments when seeking approval from relevant authorities. 
Such a critical collection, in conjunction with the dissemination of case-studies from a variety of countries, will allow interventions on existing buildings to be guided towards a more realistic approach, at long last acknowledging the “rights of 20th century architectural heritage” and eliminating biases about the use and reuse of existing resources.
 
Texts in Italian, English, French and/or German, by: Bernard Bauchet, Martin Boesch, Marco Borghi, Andrea Canziani, Mauro Gandolla, Wolfgang Karl Göhner, Markus Gehri, Daniele Graber, Roberta Grignolo, Pierino Lestuzzi, Walter Maffioletti, Joe A. Manser, Dieter Martin, Gustavo Milani, Tapani Mustonen, Barbara Neubauer, Terjie Nypan, Valeria Pracchi, Régis Prunet, Bruno Reichlin, Oskar Spital-Frenking, Ana Tostões.

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DOCOMOMO International Headquarters transfer from Barcelona to Lisbon
DATE: 1/4/2014
Dear Docomomo friends,
 
Docomomo International is pleased to inform that the headquarters have been transferred from Barcelona (Mies van der Rohe Foundation) to Lisbon (Instituto Superior Técnico – Lisbon University).
 
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Docomomo Journal 49 (2013/2)
For an Architect´s Training
DATE: 22/3/2014
The analysis of Modern architect’s training is the issue of this docomomo Journal. The variety of discussions on architects’ mission, on architectural discipline and the recall on some key figures explain the argument of this Journal entitled For an Architect’s Training. The title quotes Walter Gropius’ “Blueprint for an architect’s training” spread through the French magazine L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui in February 1950 (number 28), dedicated to “Walter Gropius, the spread of an idea” and realized by Paul Rudolph under the direction of Gropius himself who developed his ideas on design education between art and technique, creation, research and applied science.

In this context emerges Joseph Hudnut, at the time Harvard University Dean of the Faculty of Design. In his Blueprint for a University (1944), Hudnut shaped the liaison between “our universities” and “the evolution of a new social order in our cities.” In fact, he advocates “a scientific attitude towards the problem thus created [by the immense industrial expansion] and the establishment of the intellectual forces in the effort to resolve them.

”Facing what he calls as the social disintegration, he considers that “living needs a pattern [and] a framework of social purpose.” docomomo acknowledges the major relevance of reflecting on the Modern Movement heritage focusing on two of the main issues: learning and responsibility. This duality between education and duty implies a collective attitude and a shared action. In fact, Hudnut “does not suggest that a social pattern can be created by an act of the individual will. It will be not invented. It will be the consequence of an evolutionary process [because] Planning is a term which includes both foresight and responsibility for change.” This responsibility towards the future implies “the sense of historicity and evolutionary identity” in the terms defended by Juhani Pallasmaa in his “Newness, Tradition and Identity” docomomo Lectures published in this Journal. Pallasmaa argues referring to Álvaro Siza’s conviction that “architects don’t invent anything, they transform reality.” Pallasmaa stands “the ground of culture” as a collective mental foundation taking into account that “the quick collapse of this collective mental foundation during the past decades is already a serious obstacle for education in the creative fields today.”

If Hudnut stands that “planning is a tool of social reconstruction”, Pallasmaa stands that “the primary task of architecture continues to be to defend and strengthen the wholeness and dignity of human life.” The tradition of Modern Movement architecture is envisioned as a large concept that deals with forms, spaces, techniques and social responsibility. The contributions on this discussion put together learning and training, scientific research and design practice, the social mission and the responsibility of architects towards the future considering that “Modernity is an unfinished business” as Allen Cunningham reminds us.

I wish to thank Gonçalo Canto Moniz who has acted as guest editor. Due to his commitment and research in the field, together with the knowledge conducted by a range of researchers that accept to share their work, analyse and creative interpretation focused on some architectural education key figures [from Kahn to Rogers, Muratori or Quaroni to Leslie Marin, from Hilberseimer to the Russian avant-garde or the Brazilian Modernity process to the alive vital experience of Herman Hertzberger] it is possible to extend this debate over the reflection on the link between design and science, art and technique. And finally it is also the challenge to discuss this urgent contemporary issue in order to prepare the coming main docomomo discussion forum in the believe that seeking for the planning and architectural responsible mission is a way to approach the “Expansion and Conflict” key concept of the 13th International docomomo Conference, which will take place in Seoul, Korea, from the 24th to the 27th September 2014.

Ana Tostões, Chair of docomomo International
The Campaign to Save Shukhov Tower
By Natalia Melikova on Docomomo-US
DATE: 26/3/2014
Story authored by Docomomo US in March:

The Shukhov Tower on Shabolovka Street in Moscow made its first radio broadcast on March 19, 1922 and its first television broadcast on March 10, 1939. The first and largest of Vladimir Shukhov´s hyperboloid towers, it is recognized as an engineering marvel and a masterpiece of constructivist architecture. In its 92 years of existence, it has come to be a symbol of progress, industrialization, and mass communication. With threats of dismantlement coming in just the last eight weeks, the Russian and international community have rallied behind its preservation.

The Ministry of Communications announced on February 4, 2014 that their property, the famous but neglected Shukhov Tower, is in a dangerous state. They feared that due to the tower´s advanced deterioration, the tower posed a serious threat of collapsing onto the surrounding neighborhood. Though discussion of the tower´s critical condition and need for restoration has being ongoing for many years, according to the Ministry of Communications, there was now only one way to avoid disaster and “save” the tower, and that was by promptly taking it apart and considering a new more visible location for the reconstructed tower.

Earlier this March, a Public Chambers session was held, where experts from various fields overwhelmingly agreed that even with corroded elements the tower remains in a stable condition and that dismantling of the tower is not only unnecessary for restoration but also dangerous for the tower. The suggestion to consider a new location for the tower was also dismissed. However, the draft Government Decree that appeared later that day reflected only the Ministry of Communications proposal for a two stage reconstruction-restoration, with the dismantling of the tower followed by reassembly at a new location.

With the exception of the Ministry of Communications, it appeared that the vast majority of experts and the public were against the dismantling of the tower, equating this course of action as the demolition of the tower, as the irreversible destruction of one of Moscow´s famous landmarks. Because the draft Government Decree was worded in favor of dismantling and relocation, and Moscow’s notoriously bad track record when it comes to protecting cultural heritage, the fast approaching threat of losing the tower struck a nerve with the public.

RALLYING IN DEFENSE OF THE TOWER 

While there were news reports that fixated on the dangerous condition of the tower, helping to spread fear and confuse the public, a large number of articles dedicated to the defense of the tower provided strong arguments on why dismantling and relocation were not options if the tower were to remain a monument. See the arguments and more detailed analysis of the situation here.

Joining the efforts of the Shukhov Tower Foundation, numerous architectural organizations including Docomomo International andISCOMOS ISC 20C, cultural institutions, public figures, historians, architects, activists and concerned citizens offered their support to the tower. In addition to publishing articles, writing letters to the authorities, and collecting signatures, a public interest campaign was launched around the Shukhov Tower site and throughout Moscow. The effort to inform the public took many forms and included free tours by historians and architecture specialists on the history of the tower and the surrounding neighborhood, social media groups organized ideas and coordinated actions as well as new art-related initiatives visually communicating the campaign to save the tower.

Informational leaflets were also handed out and placed at cultural institutions throughout the city, which listed both the reasons why the tower should not be demolished, and also why Shukhov Tower is so special: 

The radio tower on Shabolovka Street in Moscow is one of the most famous works by the great Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov. It is a symbol of modern engineering design. It is a masterpiece of 20th century architecture, it is comparable to the Eiffel Tower – and that is not an exaggeration. The Shukhov Tower is on the cover of many European books on architecture and engineering art. Many structures, telecommunication masts, and antennas around the world are designed based on the principle of Shukhov´s hyperbolic design. But our Shabolovskaya tower is the most famous and unique, and it was the first. It is our pride, it is our history.

INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE 

The response from the international community is an indication of the gravity of the matter. It also demonstrates that interest in the fate of Russia´s Eiffel Tower is not limited to the boundaries of Moscow. In addition to an open letter by well-known architects and specialists to President Putin expressing their concern for the tower´s fate, a wave of foreign publications helped to spread the message.

BIG PICTURE 

The campaign to save the tower has mobilized, united, and rallied people together. The severity and urgency of the threat that the tower may be demolished has worked in favor of its protection, it has elicited a concentrated, passionate response. Despite the positive momentum in favor of saving the tower, the information war continues as demonstrated in this recent article in which the Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Network, owner of  the Shukhov Tower, defends its initial position.

Publications such as this give all the more reason to actively discuss and promote the preservation of the tower in anyway each of us can. The events of the past two months have proven that if people did not spend much time thinking about the tower before, then most likely they have some opinion about it now. 

As we wait for a decision on the tower´s fate, one should note that 2014 is the “Year of Culture” in Russia. A good omen – Russia´s Eiffel Tower!

The Change.org petition against the dismantling of the tower currently has nearly 10,000 signatures. You can add your name to the petition here. 

Additional Links:
http://shukhov.org/
http://shuhov-sos.ru/ 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/shuhovka/ 
http://theconstructivistproject.com
https://www.facebook.com/theconstructivistproject

Donate to Shukhov Tower Rescue at http://shukhov.org

Image: Close up of a guide explaining one Shukhov´s other towers. Credit: Natalia Melikova.
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
DATE: 19/9/2014
13th International Docomomo Conference 2014 - Expansion & Conflict
Seoul, Korea, 19-29 September 2014
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

At this time, all the paper applications and abstracts have been evaluated by the conference scientific committee. You can check the selected abstracts for presentation and poster exhibition on: http://docomomo-seoul2014.org/popup/pop01.htmÂ

[Deadline Schedule]
. Full Paper/Conference Registration: 15 May
. Chair Review Comments: 31 May
. Final Submission for the Paper publication: 26 June

[19-29 September – Conference dates]
. 19-24 - Workshop
. 25-27 - Conference
. 28-29 - Post-Conference Tour

+ info:Â http://docomomo-seoul2014.org/eng/
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Description
The Modern Movement challenged a millennium of classical values through a collective global revolution in technological, social, political and aesthetic spatial values. The magnitude and complexity of this confrontation between epochs multiplied when Modernity’s western values expanded into the Asian sphere.
 
The diasporas of Modernity and the resultant local interpretations of the movement are well documented and known. Even the moniker “International Style” presumed a singularity on a global scale, only to be tweaked and usurped by regional modern architects who would integrate modern values with regional sensibilities. But it is important to remember these exchanges and re- calibrations took place on the shared stage of a singular western culture.
 
The 2014 International Conference re-measures this expansion of the Modern ethos within a wholly different context of Asia.  Instigated by a geo-political expansionist policy, these colonial expansions produced violent confrontations and challenged the very cultural and heritage foundation of Asia. As a result, the relevancy of the Modern Movement—not as a style but as a way of thinking, a harbinger of contemporary values—was tested and fortified.  Predictably, Modernity in Asia grew and matured through this process of conflict and expansion and intrinsically took on very distinct identities in different regions. To comprehend the variety of Asian Modernism, it is vital to map a comparative analysis of each country´s Modern roots and major achievements.
 
The theme of Expansion and Conflict fundamentally interrogates the values and relevancy of the Modern Movement through the extreme cultural lens of Asia.  By this interrogation, we hope to secure its aspirational role in any culture and society. We would declare that conflict is not necessarily a pejorative but maybe a challenge for the future. It signifies a vigorous recognition of each culture’s robust and intrinsic values—the existing culture and modernism’s raison d’être.  As Modern Movement is asked to earn a space of its own by clashing with the existing intrinsic order, it does so by forming a new value system. Through this process, it grows to become a regional phenomenon and eventually gains the momentum necessary to develop and expand on its own. 
  
1. Education and Theory
 
The difference of philosophies between the east and the west bears fruit to an evolving discussion regarding theories of space, tectonics and meaning. The linearity of approaching the modern movement must evolve to a lateral system that permits multiple relationships with cultural issues in conflict with the existing pattern. The practical integration of this expansive architectural education should be discussed as a pedagogical structure for Asia and worldwide.
 
2. Urbanism and Landscape
 
Urban planning and landscape have experienced a turbulent yet dynamic evolution in modern Asia and elsewhere. While Europe can reclaim the palimpsest of an existing city pattern, Asia, Africa and South America are literally defined by either colonial foreign entities or the new mode of western urbanism. What emerged from this binary system of colonial and western urbanism is an unconventional relationship between program, infrastructure and landscape which produced dynamic new urban typologies.
 
3. Conservation and ReUse
 
The rapidly changing city is the stage for repeated collisions between social and economic desires and historically-valued ideologies. It is within this context of conflict that the heritage of the modern movement must now expand. However, changing social and economic demands lead to frequent instances when the value of preserving and reusing modern building is not recognised. Conservation and reuse policy, legal action, public education, and awareness programs to sustain the exchange of opinion are therefore necessary.
 
4. Technology
 
The selection of buildings materials is traditionally depending on technology. However cultural implications and meaning are associated with the use of local and global, natural or industrial materials. Therefore, it is critical to understand expansion and conflict in terms of building construction. It is also critical to face modern technology from the contemporary point of view of rehabilitation and sustainability.
 
5. Asian Modernity
 
Is Modern Movement a western concept? Can one be Modern and non western? The definition of Asian Modern Movement begins with locating and defining the core values and ethos of modernity. These values aspire to be universal beyond local culture and geography. Therefore, one would contend if modernity has stopped being western-centric, and has become a universal set of values that can be appropriated by any region. Simultaneously, these values are mobilized and activated through specific vehicles of local history, culture and resources. Asian modernity would represent the most extreme and challenging of these cultural vehicles.

Scientific Committee:
Ana Tostões
Andrea Canziani
Carlos Comas
Cheng Yang
Eui-Sung Yi
Eui-Sung Yi
Gonçalo Canto Moniz
Hanna Lewi
Jieheerah Yun
Jong Soung Kimm
Jonghun Kim
Kenji Watanabe
Kyle Normandin
Liu Kecheng
Louise Noelle
Marieke Kuipers
Panayotis Tournikiotis 
Yoshiyuki Yamana
Docomomo Journal 48 (2013/1)
Modern Africa Tropical Architecture
DATE: 2/9/2013
The argument of this Docomomo Journal is Modern Movement in Sub–Saharan Africa and Tropical Architecture. docomomo is very pleased to gather the reflection of a range of skilled researchers in this issue, becoming to point a huge critical attention. Ten numbers and ten years after docomomo Journal 38, dedicated to Modern Heritage in Africa, the aim of this number 48 is to update the discussion contributing to "fill the gaps" identified by Jane Drew (1911–1996) and Maxwell Fry
(1899–1987).
Heritage in Danger: MoMA of Kamakura built by Jnuzō Sakakura, a major historical work of Modern Movement architecture
DOCOMOMO International Chair, professor Ana Tostões, letter addressed to the Kanagawa Prefectural Government, 〒231-0021 神奈川県横浜市Naka Ward, Nihonodori
DATE: 11/12/2013


Barcelona, December 2013
 
 
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
231-0021 神奈川県横浜市Naka Ward, Nihonodori, 
 
 
Dear Sirs, 
 
We wish to draw your attention to the perilous situation that is developing around the conservation of the remarkable Museum of Modern Art of Kamakura built by Sakakura Jnuzō, a major historical work of Modern Movement architecture.
 
According to recent correspondences with Docomomo Japan, it appears that the lease hold will be finished in 2016 and that the building will be demolished. 
 
Docomomo’s position is to ensure the correct maintenance of this remarkable building and it is essential for all parties to accept that the over-riding responsibility is to ensure the building, together with whatever changes are realized, displays for posterity the cultural standards established by the original project.
 
The MoMA Kamakura is a unique project, a masterpiece of architecture in international terms and has a very special place in the whole of Sakakura Junzō oeuvre, as we know, one of the main Le Corbusier disciples. It is the first modern Museum in Japan and in the world enlighten the modernity of traditional Japanese culture and identity.
 
Docomomo International (the international committee for the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement) is aware of the concern that the present situation has produced in architectural and conservation circles. We fully support our colleagues from Docomomo Japan in their efforts to get the estate conserved and listed. 
 
 
Yours sincerely,
 

Ana Tostoes


Image captions:
MoMA Kamakura
Le Corbusier and Jnuzō Sakakura  at  the MoMA Kamakura
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