Walter Gropius: Between the Bauhaus and Harvard

Event Apr 19  

Authors Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund look at Walter Gropius’ life in America as head of  Harvard’s GSD and a founding member of the The Architects Collaborative  partnership, where he inspired an international dynasty of younger architects.

NY Philharmonic’s Geffen Hall transformation: Joseph Giovannini reviews


Architecture critic Joseph Giovannini has written a studied and sweeping review of the Philharmonic’s transformation of its Lincoln Center venue in The Hudson Review.

Registration is open for the Docomomo US National Symposium in June


The 2023 Docomomo US National Symposium will be held June 21–24 in New Haven, CT one of the country’s most densely woven collections of midcentury art, design, and architecture.

McGraw Hill Building back at LPC


The owners of the McGraw Hill Building recently returned to the LPC to request approval for new alterations related to converting the original building entrance to a residential tower entrance

Icons of Czech Avantgarde

Event May 22  

Iconic Houses Network heads to the Czech Republic—Prague, Brno and Pilsen—for a week-long program of house tours, expert lectures and talks that explore the 20th-century development of the Czech house and its place in the evolution of the International Style.

Architect Victor Lundy reaches 100


The architect of many Modernist landmarks, Victor Lundy is celebrating his 100th birthday on February 1. Read our short bio and check out an event celebrating his work on February 1.

Docomomo US 2023 Call for Articles


Docomomo US is seeking article proposals for its July and August special edition newsletters. Topics are Modernism in movie set design and “Revisiting Urban Renewal” the 2023 thematic focus.

Student and emerging professional grants for the Docomomo US 2023 National Symposium


DOCOMOMO US/New York Tri-State Symposium Grants will enable two individuals to participate in the Docomomo US 2023 National Symposium in New Haven this June.

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.