|10 ENTERTAINING TIPS FOR TIMES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING|
|In our current stay-at-home world, you can still enjoy iconic architecture thanks to virtual tours, 360° panoramas, video lectures, performances and micro tours on Instagram - often from some of our favourite house museums. |
So why not kick back and check out these FREE experiences online?
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|IH Conference POSTPONED to 2021|
|Due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus worldwide, the board and director of the Iconic Houses Foundation have been forced to reschedule this year's conference and house tours. After careful consideration, we believe that postponing the event to 1 - 7 June 2021 is the only viable option. Registration opens again on 1 June.|
|Virtual Visit: New Member Vizcaya, Miami|
|Vizcaya Museum and Gardens offers a virtual tour on its homepage. The winter home of industrialist James Deering, completed in 1922, Vizcaya was conceived as a modern, subtropical interpretation of 18th-century Italian villas of the Veneto region. Its designers adapted traditional Mediterranean architectural elements to the subtropical climate with a remarkable sensitivity to environmental issues. |
|Kentuck Knob: Instagram Micro Tour|
|Kentuck Knob may be temporarily closed, but its Instagram micro tours give fans the chance to peek inside one of the last buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright used red cypress, glass and native sandstone to build this Usonian home, topping it with a copper roof. Inside, he used every inch of space, creating a fully functional kitchen as the heart of the home.|
|NEW! Icons for Sale: Villa Henny by Robert van 't Hof|
|Villa Henny is an icon of 20th-century Dutch architecture, and 100 years after it was built, the concrete design is still as solid as a rock. When the current owners saw the ‘For Sale’ sign in the garden in 1979, they were sold, and so was the house! After raising their children here and spending 40 happy years in this special place, they are putting the house up for sale - so a new owner will get the chance to live in this architectural gem!|
|Artists' Intervention: Geometry of Light, Farnsworth House|
|A light-based art intervention by Luftwerk, in collaboration with Iker Gil, projects light and patterns both inside and on the grounds around Farnsworth House. Presented with a sound piece developed in response to the site by Oriol Tarragó, Geometry of Light reveals underlying geometries that relate the house to its floodplain site, topography and natural landscape.|
|Bruno Taut: Private Whatsapp, Skype or Facetime tour!|
|Take an exclusive tour of the exhibition about German architect Bruno Taut at Museum Het Schip, while it is closed to the public. After booking your ticket, one of the guides will lead you through the exhibition via Whatsapp, Skype or Facetime, telling you everything about the wonderful utopian world of Bruno Taut. During the tour, there is plenty of room for questions. Only one ticket can be booked per session, so the tour is truly exclusive.|
|Good Living in the 1950s|
|Three students from the Wood and Furniture College in Amsterdam researched the history of the Dutch Goed Wonen (Good Living) movement at the Van Eesteren Museum. A short video reports on their research and Goed Wonen's legacy, and reveals the Van Eesteren museum apartment.|
|Working From Home in Sonneveld House|
|Architect Leen van der Vlugt designed a combined study and leisure space, the studio, for the Sonnevelds’ teenage daughters. Curator Hetty Berens illustrates her article with rare drawings from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning, managed by Het Nieuwe Instituut, can be further explored through its search portal. The archives of most of the Dutch architects represented on our site can be consulted here.|
|USModernist Radio Podcasts|
|Join host George Smart as the USModernist Radio crew talks and laughs with people who enjoy, own, create, dream about, preserve, love, and hate Modernist architecture, the most exciting and controversial buildings in the world. The now 136 episodes are backed by the nonprofit educational archive USModernist.org, the largest open digital archive for Modernist residential architecture in America.|
|Want to dig deeper in the history of our member icons? Here’s our round-up of the best books you can buy about the house museums that make up our unique network of icons you can visit. They are listed in alphabetical order by name of the house or house museum. If no monograph is available, we’ve found the next best thing – a monograph about the architect that features a chapter on the house.|
|POSTPONED Rediscovering a Mendini Interior: Talkshow Fabulous Living!|
|Due to measures against Coronavirus, this talkshow, scheduled for 30 March in Pakhuis De Zwijger in Amsterdam, is postponed. A new date will be confirmed as soon as possible. If you're already registered, you will automatically receive an update about this. This evening (in Dutch) is all about 20th-century iconic houses and their current caretakers, who lovingly keep them in good shape.|
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