Southampton proposes designation of four modern homes


The Village of Southampton is considering designation of important modern houses designed by Ward Bennett, Norman Jaffe, and Myron Goldfinger. DOCOMOMO supports Southampton’s efforts to preserve these architectural legacies.

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.

ARCHITREKS: Travels of Architecture Addicts

Event Apr 28  

The New Canaan Historical Society hosts modern architecture addicts and advocates Peter Swanson and Bob Gregson as they discuss their travels around the world to well known modern architecture sites. This will be fun. And the photographs will be beautiful.

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.

Glass House + Schlumberger Building

Event Jun 21  

This study tour offered by the Glass House goes in depth on two seminal Philip Johnson works: The Glass House (1949) and the recently renovated Schlumberger Research Center Administration Building (1951-1952) in Ridgefield, CT.

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.

Glass House Gets its Brick House Back

Philip Johnson’s Brick House (aka Guest House), his opposites attract complement to the Glass House, opens for public tours May 2, 2024 after a comprehensive restoration.

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.