Aluminaire House is readied for its next life—in Palm Springs


The 1931 Aluminaire House designed by Albert Frey and A. Lawrence Kocher will officially open on the grounds of the Palm Springs Art Museum on March 26.

WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize winner is...


The WMF/Knoll Modernism Prize for 2024 goes to the Ministries of Culture and Public Works and the Municipality of Mar del Plata, Argentina, for the conservation of la Casa sobre el Arroyo (the House on the Stream) in Mar del Plata.

Modernism, Inc. presented by Grace Farms and Architecture & Design Film Festival

Event Mar 2  

Head to New Canaan to see Modernism, Inc., a new documentary covering the life and career of Eliot Noyes—a transitional figure in American corporate design and an influential Harvard Five architect.

The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture: Restoration of the Former US Embassy in Oslo

Event Apr 15  

Columbia GSAPP will host a panel presentation on the restoration of the former US Embassy in Oslo, originally designed by Eero Saarinen in 1959.

Harry Bertoia: Sculpture for Living at The Bruce Museum

Through Apr 7  

Harry Bertoia: Sculpture for Living features 15 exemplary sculptures and furniture designs created by Bertoia, some never-before publicly exhibited. Bertoia’s innovative, multifaceted sculptural practice demonstrates the power of art in everyday life.

2024 Docomomo US National Symposium in Miami


This year’s symposium—Streams of Modernity: Postwar to Postmodern—will take place in Miami and Coral Gables, FL, from May 29 to June 1. Experience one of the country’s richest collections of mid-century and postmodern architecture.

Social History of the Brick House—the Glass House’s pair

Event May 5  

The Glass House hosts architectural historians Alice Friedman and Timothy Rohan for a conversation about the cultural significance and queer social history of the recently restored Brick House.

Modern Living in New Canaan

Event Mar 21  

New Canaan, CT, is home to more significant Modern houses than any other suburb in America. DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State president John Arbuckle takes a comprehensive look at what’s there in this Municipal Art Society virtual tour.

Barkin, Levin & Company office pavilion designated


The LPC has designated Ulrich Franzen’s Barkin, Levin & Company office pavilion in Long Island City an individual landmark. Check out the amazing Franzen-signature ceiling vaults.

The Glass House historic Brick House set to reopen after 15 years


Philip Johnson’s historic Brick House will reopen this spring to coincide with the Glass House’s 75th anniversary. It’s $1.8 million restoration is almost complete.

Tours, drinks and urban renewal

Pics from “Complexities of the Modern American City,” the 2023 Docomomo National Symposium in New Haven, CT. The largest ever.

Conversation pit comeback?

Are conversation pits the antidote to endless hours in front of screens? Possibly. Check out conversation_pits on instagram for all the inspiration you’ll ever need. It’s a lot about the pillows.

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.

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.