|Spring is in the Air!|
|This month, we're happy to welcome another exciting house: the Miles C. Bates House in Palm Springs, which is available for overnight rentals. We can't wait to stay there! |
In our Icons at Risk section, we feature buildings that are sadly no longer there - this month, the utopian Monsanto House. Made entirely of plastic, this 1957 house in Disneyland, California, was demolished after 10 years and millions of visitors. Don't miss the video on its story!
We all long to visit museum houses again. In some countries, it's already possible by appointment. Meanwhile, consider supporting us as a donor, which will allow you to join the live streamed house tours we are now organizing every other week. Donor Patrons, Corporate Members (€/$500/year) and Leadership Circle Members (€/$1,000/year) can join the tours for free. You get to look behind the scenes and you also save the time and the money you would have spent on a physical visit. For the time being, it's a good substitute for real travel. Follow this link if you are interested in a Corporate Membership or in becoming a Donor Patron. Contact us if you are interested in joining this global group of committed supporters at Leadership Level!
Wherever you are in the world, and whatever the circumstances, you can always travel the 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 Miles C. Bates House in Palm Springs!|
|Known for its striking roofline, the Wave House was designed by Walter S. White, a Southern California-born architect who worked for Rudolph Schindler, Albert Frey and the Douglas Aircraft Company. White's designs and inventive construction techniques, including this building's patented roller-coaster wood roofline, inspired a midcentury modern architecture adapted to the desert environment of the Coachella Valley.|
|Lovell Health House film screening: Simply Complex|
|Support Iconic Houses at Corporate or Leadership Circle level and join an exclusive screening of the new film Simply Complex, on Richard Neutra's Lovell Health House, on 28 February. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Joss Gorrell and a discussion by Neutra experts Barbara Lamprecht and Raymond Neutra about the ideals behind the 1929 house, and the Neutra Institute's present-day mission to foster responsible design.|
|DEMOLISHED ICON - Monsanto House of the Future|
|The 1957 Monsanto House of the Future was an attraction in Disneyland's Tomorrowland. It gave vistors a vision of what homes would be like in the year 1986 and featured household appliances such as microwaves and dishwashers that would eventually become commonplace. The house closed in 1967 and proved so well-built that it withstood the initial wrecking ball, taking more than two weeks to demolish completely.|
|Iconic Reads - Deepen Your Practice|
|Want to know more about our member icons? Here’s our round-up of the best books you can buy about the houses and house museums that make up our unique network. New books are always being added. They are listed in alphabetical order of the names of the houses/house museums. Explore our collection of monographs designed to give you the tools, knowledge and guidance you need to deepen your practice.|
|Adopt an Icon at Risk - PLEASE DONATE|
|Your donations help us to add new listings to our Watch List of Icons at Risk. We have listed 42 so far, but we have 30 more houses ready to publish! We need your help to get them on the radar. Due to the pandemic, the Iconic Houses Foundation, like many non-profits, is in a precarious position. Please donate to help us keep putting these houses in the spotlight to (hopefully) save them from demolition.|