Historic, Sustainable and Modern: Hotel Marcel

Event Jun 25  

SAVE THE DATE. Our first tour in a long time. Join DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State in New Haven, CT, for a tour of Hotel Marcel with architect and developer Bruce Becker. We’ll end with cocktails.

Docomomo US National Symposium registration open

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“Yo!” Modernism.” It’s Docomomo US’s 2022 National Symposium. Coming to Philadelphia June 1–4. Registration is open and tours are booking.

Nominations open: 2022 Modernism in America Awards

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Back for the ninth year, DOCOMOMO US welcomes nominations for this year’s awards celebrating the documentation, preservation and reuse of modern buildings, structures and landscapes. EARLY DEADLINE MAY 6.

The Glass House resumes tours and its annual summer party

Event Jun 11  

So much intriguing architecture in one place. Guided and self-guided tours at The Philip Johnson Glass House site are back and the 15th annual summer party is on.

Rolex Building at 665 Fifth Avenue is coming down

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Another nice Midtown midcentury that just wasn’t tall enough. Rolex Realty Company has begun demolition of its 12-story International style headquarters.

Remember the Mall? Help document midcentury's best

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Docomomo US has launched “Mallitecture & Memories” a crowdsourcing campaign to gather data and collect stories of midcentury shopping malls.

Spring updates from the James Rose Center in New Jersey

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Awards, Spring clean-up days and internships—there’s plenty happening at the James Rose Center for Landscape Architectural Research and Design in Ridgewood, NJ.

Store Stories: A lecture on design's role in the shopping complex

Event May 14  

Join Cooper Hewitt Design Museum at Brooklyn’s Industry City for a look at design’s role in the cultural impact of some of the country’s pivotal shopping complexes.

The world is full of DOCOMOMO

Docomomo International recently added five country-level working parties: Bahrain, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Saudi Arabia and Sudan. The organization now counts 77 working parties and more than 3,000 international-level members.

Shower in the spirit of FLW

It was only a matter of time. “With the stroke of his pencil he gave structure to life, and life to structure. That is a legacy that lives on.” Now, we’re told, in a new bathroom fixture collection from BRIZO. Catch the video.

Expand your MoMo horizons

Docomomo Journal is the peer-reviewed journal of Docomomo International that, since 1990, has provided a twice-yearly collection of recent and original research on the documentation and conservation of Modern Movement sites. The journal is now open access and digitized back to 2010. Peruse some great issues at our leisure.

Wear your Modernist colors

The Modernist Society in Manchester, UK, is back with a new production run of its popular “ist Badges.” That would be modernist, brutalist, futurist, minimalist, all on tasteful enameled pins. Order yours today.

Cats of Brutalism

Apparently cats like Brutalism a lot more than architectural pundits, civic leaders and everyday onlookers. This Instagram account—taglined a “daily dose of cats and concrete”—is all fun. If you’re on Instagram check out Julliard School, Pirelli Building, Whitney Museum and more.

Eames Office Explains Magnitude

Along with architecture, Charles and Ray Eames made their mark in short films. In Power of Ten, a 1977 film for IBM, the duo visualized the concept of magnitude and it still mesmerizes. Six million YouTube viewers couldn’t be wrong.