Guided Visit – Avanchet-Parc: “Cité de Conception Nouvelle et Originale”
Date: Saturday, 13th November 2021, at 15H00. 

Docomomo International is happy to announce that Docomomo Switzerland together with the Heritage and Sites Office of the State of Geneva (GE-Patrimoine) are organizing a walk through Cité Avanchet-Parc Saturday, 13th November 2021, at 15H00, on the occasion of the launching of the book Avanchet-Parc: “Cité de Conception Nouvelle et Originale”, published in March of this year, by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino. Led by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, authors of the book, the walk will an opportunity to discover the history and architecture of Avanchet-Parc. It counts as well with introductions by: – Mr. Pierre Alain Girard, Director of…

Docomomo Italy Guided Tours: Open House Roma and Napoli
Dates: 2nd-3rd October (Rome) and 9th-10th October (Naples)

Promoted by Docomomo Italy, Open House is an annual event that in just one weekend allows the free opening of hundreds of buildings in the capital, notable for their architectural characteristics. For the IX edition of Open House Roma (2nd-3rd October 2021), Docomomo Italia promotes the following activities: Il quartiere Trieste tra piazza Verbano e piazza Istria: una quotidiana modernità [The Trieste district between Piazza Verbano and Piazza Istria: a daily modernity] – by Emma Tagliacollo Il cinema Troisi nella ex GIL di Luigi Moretti [The Troisi cinema in the former GIL by Luigi Moretti] – by Rosalia Vittorini More information…

Docomomo US: Tour Day 2021
Date: 9th October 2021, and throughout the month

Docomomo International shares that the Docomomo US Tour Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, 9th October 2021, under the theme Travel & Leisure, as well as throughout the month. The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. Tour Day events can be hosted by nearly anyone interested in or with access to a significant modern building or site. This year’s thematic focus…

Guided visit: Van Buuren Museum & Gardens
Date: Brussels, 23rd October 2021, 10:00 am

The registrations for the Docomomo Belgium guided visit to the van Buuren House (now museum) and gardens, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 are open. Starting at 10:00, Docomomo Belgium organizes a guided visit with architect Barbara van der Wee to the interior of the van Buuren museum house. In the afternoon at 14:00 will be visited the recently restored garden with landscape architect Anne-Marie Sauvat. Built in 1928, the house of banker and arts patron David van Buuren has an exterior typical of the Amsterdam School. The interior, a tour de force of Art Deco, represents a unique ensemble brought together…

Explore Mass Modernism with Docomomo US
Date: 29th September - 4th October 4, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the Docomomo US Travel Tours, an exclusive modern architecture, art and design travel experiences. “While our international tours have been postponed, we are excited to focus our attention on domestic locations. Mass Modernism, our first US travel tour, will feature significant modern sites in Cambridge, Boston, Lincoln, Dartmouth and Cape Cod. From the 1930s to the 1970s, modernist architecture thrived in New England. Despite economic problems and a conservative culture, the region fostered the practices of Bauhaus refugees and their students. This tour examines the buildings they made for clients and themselves, from monumental buildings for…

The Urban Tour – Liebling Haus. White City Center
Date and time: 18th June, 2021 at 11.00 am – 12.00 pm (GMT+3)

Docomomo International would like to share with you a walking tour inspired by Welcome to the Re_Public. Shira Levy-Benyemini, urban planner and director of the Liebling Haus, invites participants to critically observe public space, highlighting contemporary planners’ conservation and planning challenges. The tour centers around Bialik-Allenby – a fascinating urban microcosm, where the urban changes happening before our eyes can be discussed. Meeting point: the Liebling Haus garden. Time & Location 18th June, 2021 11.00 am – 12.00 pm (GMT+3) Liebling Haus – White City Center, Idelson St 29, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel More information on Liebling Haus website.

Tv Show Visita Guiada [Guided Tour] – participation of Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International
RTP2, Lisbon, Portugal, 5 April 2021, at 10.45 pm (GMT)

Docomomo International is pleased to share the Tv Show Visita Guiada [Guided Tour], with the consultancy and participation of Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, and with the professor and researcher Walter Rossa. The episode airs today around at 10.45 pm (GMT) on RTP2 channel, portuguese television broadcast. Visita Guiada is a television and radio show about pieces of the history of Portuguese art and culture. In each episode, the program chooses a protagonist work (object, artwork, building) thanks to its exceptionality. Today’s episode is dedicated to the plan of reconstruction for the Baixa Pompalina, Lisbon. In 1755 Lisbon was…

Virtual Hollin Hills Tour Day 2020
Home tour videos

“You notice the difference the minute you turn off Fort Hunt Road. The houses are modest, nestled into the landscape and they are not in orderly rows lined up with the street. Grass exists only in patches. Garage doors are hard to find. There are no six-panel front doors or shutters on the windows. And the windows – they’re huge! What is this place? It’s Hollin Hills, a neighborhood of modernist houses designed by architect Charles Goodman for developer Robert Davenport and constructed between 1949 and 1971. On October 10, join Docomomo DC’s Virtual Tour Day of Hollin Hills, featuring…

Open House Worldwide Festival
Date: 14th - 15th November 2020

“Open House Worldwide is a network of 46 cities hosting festivals and dialogue about the built environment across the globe. In 2017, 750,000 people participated in Open House events with nearly 2 million visits to buildings enabled by 17,400 volunteers, spanning from San Diego to Osaka, via Dublin, Lagos, Melbourne and many more. Taken together, Open House Worldwide is the largest celebration of the urban landscape in the world. This November, the Open House Worldwide network is staging its first collaborative public event, a 48-hour virtual festival tackling the most important issues facing our built environments across the world, from…

Farnsworth House Re-Opens!
Four different tours available

In 2020 the Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered, a yearlong focus on namesake Dr. Edith Farnsworth’s life and times. The centerpiece of this nine-month project is Edith Farnsworth’s Country House – a temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House to reflect its 1955 appearance. A new tour and exhibits focused on the untold story of this remarkable woman, who was an accomplished research physician, classically-trained violinist, poet and translator, world traveler and music-lover, are now available. The Farnsworth House, designed and built in the International Style by architect Ludwig Mies van…