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These 10 new members joined Iconic Houses in 2020 !
Do you have your plans ready for next year, to get out and about as soon as possible? Or are you going to find out on our map this holiday where you want to go in the new year? 

We're happy to say that, despite the Covid restrictions, no less than 10 modern house museums signed up to our network this year, and new house museums were even opening their doors.

This month, we welcome Haus Deiters from the Artists' Colony Mathildenhöhe in Darmstadt Germany, designed in 1901 by, Joseph Maria Olbrich! And here are the new additions to our collection of modern house museums, the members that we welcomed in 2020:

Casa-Estudio Max Cetto in Mexico City
 Villa Empain in Brussels
• Haus Am Horn in Weimar
• Vizcaya Museums & Gardens in Miami
Ball-Paylore House in Tucson
• Polman House in Nagele 
Sybold van Ravesteyn House in Utrecht
• The Tempelhof in Winssen
 Villa Skeppet in Tammisaari

Wherever you are in the world, and whatever the pandemic circumstances, you can always travel the houses from the comfort of your own home. However, in addition to good health, we wish you for 2021 more opportunities to discover new Iconic Houses during your cultural trips!
 
Note: Plan any physical visits well in advance, as house museums can have irregular visiting times and coronavirus guidelines often require online reservation.
Welcome Haus Deiters by Joseph Maria Olbrich!
Around 1900, artist colonies were created in Germany in reaction to industrialisation. Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig invited seven young Art Nouveau artists to the Mathildenhöhe – the birth of the Darmstadt Artists Colony. In 1902, Joseph Maria Olbrich built for Wilhelm Deiters, director of the first exhibition of the Artists‘ Colony, the house with the distinctive corner tower at the east entrance to the Mathildenhöhe.
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Lovell Health House film screening 'Simply Complex'!
Support Iconic Houses at Leadership Circle level and join us for an exclusive screening of the new film "Simply Complex" on Richard Neutra's Lovell Health House, Sunday 28 February. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Joss Gorrell and a discussion by Neutra expert Barbara Lamprecht and Richard Neutra's son Raymond Neutra about the ideals that speak from the design of the 1929 Lovell Health House and today’s mission of the Neutra Institute to foster well-researched responsible design.
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Exclusive visit California House with Leadership Circle
Our annual Leadership Circle meeting in November took place online and was a huge success. Our members enjoyed our first ever live streamed tour of the just completed California House in Los Angeles, designed and constructed by GLUCK+. The owners gave our donors a personal tour of their stunning (and not yet published) house. After the tour, we asked architect Peter Gluck our questions during a Q&A.
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Remembering Casa Guzmann - sadly demolished
Casa Guzman, a key project by Spanish architect Alejandro de la Sota, has been demolished. "I feel a deep sadness, it was a very well-known work internationally," laments the dean of the College of Architects, José María Ezquiaga. Architect Josemaría Churtichaga further describes the chalet that has replaced De la Sota's work as "a dispensable and uncultured dish."
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Adopt an Icon at Risk - PLEASE DONATE
Thanks to your donations, we can add new listings to our Icons at Risk Watch List. Worldwide, we have researched 30 houses and need your help to publish them. The Iconic Houses Foundation, like many  non-profits, is in a precarious position due to Covid. Please adopt an Icon at Risk and help us with your donation to continue putting these houses in the spotlight to (hopefully) save them from demolition.
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