A talk by Philip Boyle: Two buildings by Carlo Scarpa – space, light and materiality
Date and time: 30th March 2021, 6.00 - 7.30 pm (GMT)

Docomomo International is pleased to share the online talk organized by Docomomo UK “A talk by Philip Boyle: Two buildings by Carlo Scarpa – space, light and materiality”, happening 30th March, 6.00 – 7.30 pm (GMT+1). The meeting will be presented live on Zoom – admission free of charge. Please join using the link shown below: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83532548604?pwd=b2RoWUhkVE9zQlVtNVJOejJJMTRWQT09 Meeting ID: 835 3254 8604 Passcode: 061921 Topic: DOCOMOMO – A talk by Philip Boyle: Two buildings by Carlo Scarpa – space, light and materiality Time: Mar 30, 2021 06:00 PM London Carlo Scarpa (1906 -1978) from Venice, Italy was…

Online talk – The 1968 Rogers House Restoration & re-invention by Gumuchdjian Architects 2015-17
Tonight, Tuesday 2nd March 2021, 6.00 - 7.30 pm (GMT)

Docomomo UK is starting its 2021 Lecture Series with the online talk “The 1968 Rogers House Restoration & re-invention by Gumuchdjian Architects 2015-17 – a talk by Michael Ramwell, taking place TONIGHT, 2nd March 2021 at 6.0-7.30 pm (GMT). On this talk a look at one of the most iconic Post-War houses in the UK will be given. “The Grade 2* listed 22 Parkside is a spectacular utopian prototype and a home that that was characterised by its continental modernist sensibility. Parkside was designed by Richard & Su Rogers with Engineer Anthony Hunt in 1968 as a home for Rogers’…

Lasdun in Africa, a talk by Florian Dreher
Online, 12th January 2020

As time progresses the quality and achievement of Dennis Lasdun’s work seems to grow in public recognition. While his work in the UK is well known The work he did abroad is less well known. This Talk will deal with his work in Africa. Dr. Florian Dreher is a German architectural writer and academic and will speak. With an introduction from Kate Macintosh who worked on the National theatre. All Docomomo UK events are currently presented on zoom and are free for participants – if you would like to to attend, please register for zoom details. More details: Docomomo UK website 

Guidelines for submitting the 2019/2020 Homework
Chapters News

Dear Docomomo Chapters, Due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we are extending the deadline of June 1st to August 15th, 2020. A plan for new documentation homework has been approved in the last Council Meeting, August 30th, 2018 (Ljubljana, Slovenia), proposed by the ISC/Registers. With the aim of moving forward to the documentation of conservation good practices, Docomomo Working Parties (WP) have to submit: Working Parties that already have submitted 30 Documentation Fiches and uploaded 50 sites to MOMOVE: (a) 1 fiche for 2019 and 1 fiche for 2020, on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Download the template here: link, and here: link. (b) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement…

Tour: Visit to Turn End, Peter Aldington´s Home in Haddenham
26th June 2018, ABA Gallery, London, UK

“Turn End is one of three houses designed and built in the 1960s by architect Peter Aldington in the village of Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. The three houses received a Royal Institute of British Architects Award for Architecture in 1970 and were listed at Grade II* in 2006; only a handful of post war houses are listed at this grade.  In November 2017 Historic England listed Turn End’s garden at Grade II and added it to the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. At that time Turn End was the only post-war listed house and garden created by the…

Tour: Summer Walk: South Islington & Finsbury
2nd June 2018, Essex Road Station, South Islington & Finsbury, UK

“This is a walking tour looking at post-war housing, with a focus on the differences between the north and south areas. Islington housing, to the north, was carried out under a stylistically contextual planning regime, while the earlier Finsbury housing, to the south of this, was for a brief period strikingly modern. Because this is in an inner-city tour, the emphasis will be on infill housing, on sites mostly determined by pre-existing street layouts. Almost all the sites will have been built on at least once before. This sort of housing has been built at high density (100 ppa to 136 ppa) and the tour will cover about 20 schemes of varying scale. It will…

Conference: Should Modern Movement Buildings Be Treated Differently?
20th April 2017, London, UK

On 20th April 2017 it was held the conference Should Modern Movement Buildings Be Treated Differently? with  Rodger Bowdler, Director of Listing at Historic England and John Allan of Avanti Architects and Founding Chair Docomomo-UK. “A structured discussion to examine how we value and treat post-1945 buildings. What weight should be given to age, virtuosity and fitness for purpose? Should a building’s ‘success’ be measured against the designer’s stated intentions, or the views of critics and historians? Is listing an insupportable burden in an Age of Austerity that can no longer afford monuments to Welfare? If technology and components in the mid-C20 were…

Conference: The Continuing Legacy of Alison and Peter Smithson
14th November 2017, The Gallery at 77, Cowcross Street, London, UK

Dirk van den Heuvel is an Associate Professor at TU Delft and heads the Jaap Bakema Study Centre at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. He has published and lectured widely on the work of Alison and Peter Smithson. Together with Max Risselada he curated the Design Museum exhibition on the Smithsons’ house designs, ‘From The House of the Future to a House of Today’, as well as the Team 10 retrospective for the former Netherlands Architecture institute. He was curator of the Dutch pavilion for the Venice Biennale 2014. Currently, he is a Richard Rogers Fellow with Harvard GSD. Deborah…

Conference: How to list Modern Buildings
11th November 2017, The Gallery at 77, Cowcross Street, London, UK

On 11th November 2017, Docomomo UK is preparing a day of presentations and workshops in how to prepare applications for the listing of Modern buildings, at The Gallery at 77, Cowcross Street, London, UK. “Modern Movement buildings seem to be treated differently from other buildings, both in terms of listing and of subsequent treatment, but is this really the case? If so should it be? If not, in what ways might current conditions be changed so as to improve the conservation of Modern Movement buildings – a key purpose of our organisation. This listing day will inform you about the listing process and give you…

Tour: Docomomo´s Oxford weekend
23rd -24th September 2018, Oxford, UK

“An opportunity to visit contemporaneous Modern buildings in Oxford (and a few later ones). The weekend will include an amazing overnight stay in James Stirling´s Florey Building – our last chance to stay there before its refurbishment. There will be presentations on the original scheme by Stirling and on the current conservation/upgrade scheme by Avanti. In addition, there will be visits to various Oxford buildings roughly contemporaneous with the Florey.” More info: website