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Wherever you are in the world, and whatever the pandemic circumstances, you can always travel these and other houses from the comfort of your own home. Enjoy!
Note: Plan any physical visits well in advance, as house museums can have irregular visiting times and coronavirus guidelines often require online reservation.
Welcome May Haus in Frankfurt!
The May Haus was the model home for a whole new Modern era in Frankfurt. Built in 1928, it has been restored to its former glory. The house exemplifies the political, economic and artistic reforms which won Frankfurt worldwide attention at the end of the 1920s. Ernst May and his team of architects designed standard floor plans in order to create new living space quickly and cost-effectively and so solve the housing shortage. 
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Watch Exhibiting & Visiting Modernist Monuments
Watch this event hosted by the Deutsches Architektur Museum in Frankfurt, in which two exemplary Modernist houses are the focus: the Ernst May Haus (Frankfurt) and he Max Liebling Haus (Tel Aviv). The different approaches to storytelling in historically protected monuments are explored too, in the subsequent discussion which is opened by our own Natascha Drabbe, Director and Founder of the Iconic Houses Network.  
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Art Nouveau Gem Hôtel Solvay Opens to the Public!
This weekend, one of the most remarkable examples of the Art Nouveau tradition in Brussels will reopen to the public. A Unesco World Heritage Site, Hôtel Solvay was designed by the renowned architect Victor Horta, one of the founders of Art Nouveau. The beautiful building is now a museum and is open to visitors twice a week, starting from 23 January. 
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Business Cards in Stone, Wood and Concrete
The houses that architects build for themselves can be seen as unique, autobiographical records. As both designer and client, the architect can seize the chance to make their home a manifesto, a technological experiment or a career turning point. It can also become a commercial tool for attracting future clients. In this article, Linsy Raaffels and others discuss how the architect’s house can be a life-size business card.
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ICON AT RISK - Sign the Petition to Save Villa Beer!
Villa Beer in Vienna is one of the most important private houses of the 1920s and 30s. Designed by Josef Frank and Oskar Wlach, it is on par with works by Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Adolf Loos, and forms an important part of Austria's cultural heritage. Despite all this, the house is now at risk of being split into apartments, destroying its original design.
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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 donate to help us continue putting these houses in the spotlight to (hopefully) save them from demolition.
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