Latest design and architecture books from Lund Humphries available online

Docomomo International would like to share with you some of the latest design and architecture books from the publisher Lund Humphries that are now available online. Mid-Rise Urban Living by Chris Johnson (July 2021, available in the US from November 2021) Shows how effective low-rise housing is in creating contemporary sustainable urban communities, with case studies of work by leading architects including WOHA, MVRDV, dRMM and Zaha Hadid. The author is an architect and planner who was responsible for architecture and planning in New South Wales for 15 years and led the Australian Urban Taskforce. See Pdf: here. Building Bad: How Architectural Utility…

Publication available online “The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium” [“Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio”]
Published by Getty Foundation, in collaboration of Docomomo Italy, 2020

Docomomo International would like to share the publication The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium [Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio], published by the Getty Foundation of Los Angeles is now available online on the website of the Keeping it Modern initiative, with which the research work and the creation of the document were financed. During three years of work, a team of 36 specialists was involved in the drafting of an in-depth historical-critical study of the Stadium and its urban context, in the development of an organic database, in the development of digital models for multidisciplinary analysis and in…

Publication “KENZO TANGE – Gli anni della rivoluzione formale 1940/1970”
By Giusi Ciotoli and Marco Falsetti, published by Franco Angeli Edizioni, 2021

Docomomo International would like to share the publication “KENZO TANGE – Gli anni della rivoluzione formale 1940/1970” [“KENZO TANGE – The years of the formal revolution 1940/1970”] by Giusi Ciotoli and Marco Falsetti, published by Franco Angeli Edizioni. The publication counted with the contribution of FrancoAngeli Architettura Art Design Urban Studies, Olimpia Niglio, Marco Biraghi, the Italy Japan Foundation, the Elèmire Zolla Writings Fund and Docomomo Italia. “Focusing on the period 1960/2020, the volume outlines a precise period of Tanghian research, projecting it within the Japanese cultural sphere and at the same time tracing that web of contacts and stimuli…

Conversation around the book “Imagining the Evident” by Álvaro Siza
Date and time: 22nd June 2021, at 6.00 pm (GMT+1)

Docomomo Internation would like to draw your attention for the publication of a referential book by Álvaro Siza on his own work, in its first English edition. The edition of the English translation Imagining the Evident is going to be celebrated by the Monade and the Istituto di Studi Urbani e del Paesaggio (ISUP) of the Accademia di Architettura, Mendrisio – Università della Svizzera Italiana, with a conversation around the book between Álvaro Siza, Kenneth Frampton, Jonathan Sergison, João Gomes da Silva and Daniela Sá. The conversation will happen on 22nd June 2021, at 6.00 pm (GMT+1). It will be…

Publication “Pier Luigi Nervi in Africa Evoluzione e dissoluzione dello Studio Nervi 1964-1980”
By Micaela Antonucci and Gabriele Neri, with the Introduction by Ana Tostões, published by Quodlibet Studio, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the launch of the publication Pier Luigi Nervi in Africa Evoluzione e dissoluzione dello Studio Nervi 1964-1980, written by Micaela Antonucci and Gabriele Neri, published by Quodlibet Studio, 2021. The publication counts with the contribution of Professor Ana Tostões, chair of Docomomo International, who wrote the Introduction Nervi in Africa, la diaspora moderna. “In the many stories written so far about Pier Luigi Nervi, one of the most famous engineers and architects of the twentieth century, Africa has remained a totally unexplored context. Yet, between 1964 and 1980 Studio Nervi – directed together with…

Revisões e Ampliações da Arquitetura e do Urbanismo Modernos no Brasil [Revisions and Expansions of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil]
Organized by Prof. José Carlos Huapaya Espinoza, edited by PPGAU / UFBA and EDUFBA, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the collection Revisões e Ampliações da Arquitetura e do Urbanismo Modernos no Brasil [Revisions and Expansions of Modern Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil]. The collection consists of a total of 25 texts organized in two volumes: Part 1 History and Historiography / Theory and Practices of Intervention, Preservation and Restoration and Part 2 Modernism as Culture / Inventory and Documentation. This set of works constitutes a selection of the contributions of researchers from all over Brazil and Latin America elaborated for the 13th Docomomo_Brasil Seminar, held at the Faculty of Architecture of the Federal…

OASE #108: Ups & Downs – Reception Histories in Architecture

Docomomo International would like to share the new issue OASE #108: Ups & Downs – Reception Histories in Architecture. “The history of architecture can not only be read as an accumulation of buildings and designs, but also as a pendulum movement between the appreciation and the rejection of projects, oeuvres and positions, driven by varying arguments. In addition to conventional general publications, reviews in professional journals and criticism in magazines, other media increasingly play a part, such as weekend supplements of newspapers, social media, newsletters, political arenas and forums that cultivate architecture. Oeuvres and projects are subject to trends, to…

Publication “Actas del X Congreso DOCOMOMO Ibérico | Actas do X Congresso DOCOMOMO Ibérico”
By Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, 2020

Docomomo International is pleased to share the proceedings of the 10th Docomomo Ibérico Congress, held in Badajoz on April 18, 19 and 20, 2018 under the title “The social foundation of architecture; of the vernacular and the modern, a synthesis full of opportunities”, organized by the Fundación Docomomo Ibérico, the Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Extremadura and the Junta de Extremadura,  with the collaboration of various institutions, among which is the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE). The conferences and communications collected in these minutes raise a topic of great interest: the relationship between the postulates of the Modern…

Publication “Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction” 
By Zeynep Ahunbay, Nusir R. Arafat, Carla Bartolomucci, Donatella Fiorani, Amanda Ohs, Catherine Forbes, Winston Clark and Fiona Wykes, published by ICOMOS-ICCROM, 2020

Docomomo International is pleased to share the launch of a new joint publication between ICOMOS and ICCROM, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction.   “The joint ICOMOS-ICCROM publication, Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction brings together the voices and experiences of international experts and practitioners working in the field. These case studies address post-trauma recovery and reconstruction – from Mexico to New Zealand. The analytical approach to this diverse set of case studies highlights cross cutting issues, including the involvement of local communities to the sustainability of the recovery process. This highly collaborative project between ICOMOS and ICCROM-Sharjah…

Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77)
By Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, Gollion, Infolio, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to share the publication Avanchet-Parc: “une cité de conception nouvelle et originale” (1969-77) published by Franz Graf, Docomomo Switzerland’s chair, and Giulia Marino, Docomomo Switzerland’s vice prsident. Avanchet-Parc is an extraordinary city, built in Geneva: 7,000 inhabitants – 2,033 apartments – with a very great social mix. It is also the result of real collaboration between unions, employers’ associations and a private developer. When it opened in 1977, Avanchet-Parc was hailed as “the most important operation in the extension of the urban agglomeration”. Everything was in place to break the “monotony” specific to large complexes: star…