16th Docomomo Council Meeting
31 August 2021, Online via Zoom, Tokyo, Japan

The 16th Docomomo Council Meeting was held on the 31st August 2021, for the first time virtually via Zoom. MAIN RESULTS Ratification of the following decisions: The headquarters of Docomomo International will be  relocated to Delft University of Technology in January 2022, being Uta Pottgiesser elected as new chair of Docomomo International, and Wido Quist as new secretary-general for the period January 2022 – December 2025. The 17th International Docomomo Conference (2022) will take place in Valencia, Spain, between 7-10 September 2022, under the theme “Modern Design: Social Commitment & Quality of Life” (www.docomomoconference2022.com). Docomomo Singapore and Docomomo Thai were…

RA. Revista de Arquitectura (Journal)
"Rescuing the "Machine à Habiter": The Palladian "Villa" in the second life of Lacaton & Vassal’s Transformed "Grands-Ensembles" by Ana Tostões and Jaime Silva

Ra. Revista de Arquitectura, is an annual journal published by the University of Navarra School of Architecture. It is regarded as a forum for the expression of research results and academic debate concerning the key areas of interest in architecture and cities by regarding them as cultural realities of undeniable importance and impact and as objects for careful consideration, study and research. It is intended to serve as a channel, especially for the intellectual output of the departments of Theory and History, Urban Design and Architectural Projects, although it has been open to articles and contributions from other professional and…

MATIÈRES 16
"Lina Bo Bardi, faire de la ville la citadelle de la liberté" by Ana Tostões

“The sixteenth issue of the journal subjects is devoted, in a broad way, to the current condition of the theory of architecture and its role in the architectural debate. To do this, we suggest that we discuss together based on three questions: What is the current state of architecture? Is architectural theory in crisis? What is the role of architectural journals in the current architectural debate?” “Lina Bo Bardi, faire de la ville la citadelle de la liberté” is an article written by the Docomomo International’s chair, Professor Ana Tostões, for the Matières 16. Publisher: PPUR Author(s): Bruno Marchand Collection:…

100 Years Bauhaus. What Interest Do We Take in Modern Movement Today?
Selected Papers from 3rd RMB and 16th Docomomo Conference

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the publication: 100 Years Bauhaus. What Interest Do We Take in Modern Movement Today?, U. Pottgiesser, F. Jaschke, M. Melenhorst, Lemgo, 2020. In 2019 Docomomo Germany and the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture at Ostwestfalen-Lippe, University of Applied Sciences (TH OWL) with the Erasmus+-Project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings‘ (RMB) organized the 16th DOCOMOMO Germany and 3rd RMB Conference. The international conference in Berlin took place on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus and as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The conference focus lies…

Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA) Journal
"How Brazil’s Modern Architecture Revolution impacted Europe and Africa" by Ana Tostões

Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA) is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal that aims to publish innovative and original papers on post-war architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. “How Brazil’s Modern Architecture Revolution impacted Europe and Africa” is an article written by the Docomomo International’s chair, Professor Ana Tostões, for the HPA journal. After WWII, magazines turned to fundamental sources for the dissemination of the modern avant-garde project. In this context, the discovery of modern Brazilian architecture through the media by the younger generation of Portuguese architects had enormous consequences for architectural culture. In fact, this modern Brazilian…

MIES.5Oyears.PORTO – Matter: white conferences
December 2019 | April 2020

Matter: white conferences evokes the 5Oth anniversary, of one of our main references’ death, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), through MIES.5Oyears.PORTO, a set of actions that discuss his line of thought and body of work, beginning mid-December 2019, extending up to April 2020. Library Installation_ Exhibit display/Hub Mies van der Rohe: Architecture is not a Martini Cocktail FAUP – library, December 19th to March 7th, 2020 Exhibition Mies van der Rohe: Un´idea di città [Uma ideia de Cidade] Casa das Artes, March 7th to  April 19th, 2020 Opening event: March 7th, Saturday, 4pm. The exhibition is organized in partnership…

IST PhD Program in Architecture: PhD Week Winter 2020
February 20, 2020 @2.30 pm – 4pm and March 9, 2020 @2.30pm – 5pm, at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon

On 28th February 2020, the first day of the IST PhD Week Winter 2020 will take place at Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, with the presentation “All museums need to be set on fire!” by Professor Nuno Faria (artistic director in Museu da Cidade, Porto, and guest lecturer in ESAD-Caldas da Rainha). On 9th March 2020, the IST PhD Week Winter 2020 will continue with presentations from the lecture “Portuguese Architecture by hand of Lúcio Costa” by Professor José Pessôa (Escola de Arquitectura e Urbanismo da Universidade Federal Fluminense) and the lecture “Goa diaries” by Architect Victor Mestre…

Docomomo International Student Workshop 2020 Tokyo
Application Deadline: 15th April 2020

WHAT IS GROUP FORM ? Learning from Daikan-yama Hillside Terrace For Resilient Inheritance 6th – 10th September 2020, Tokyo, Japan The goal of the International Student workshop is to understand the significance of ideas in modern movement for our contemporary society and the environment. You will discover new ideas and methodologies through participation in our Workshop. With this unique experience, participants will take home valuable tools and approaches to help develop new ideas for your future career. Tokyo – Modern and Historic Tokyo is a large, modern and futuristic city. It is also very historic. After the middle of 20th…

Talk: Lancashire Goes Pop. Modernism & Politics in Central Blackburn in the 1960s
21st May 2014, ABA Gallery, London, UK

Blackburn Shopping Centre was built through the sixties in partnership between the Blackburn Corporation and the Laing Development Company, and was designed by the Preston based architectural firm Building Design Partnership (BDP). BDP, as evinced by their two recently listed projects Preston Bus Station and the Halifax Headquarters Building, were one of the few architectural practices of the period really able to exploit the aesthetic possibilities of a project of this scale. Whatever the aesthetic nuances or otherwise of the scheme, by any measure knocking down Blackburn’s Victorian city centre and replacing it with a shopping centre was a simply…