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New in our Webshop! Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
If you missed our fascinating online conference in September, now's your chance to see the highlights! Focusing on Dutch 20th-century house design, the conference featured five keynote lectures on important themes (for example, the role of hygiene and health) plus five films exploring the Dutch context. You can choose to buy either the complete package of lectures and films, or just the five-part film series. Watch the trailers in our webshop and visit our website to read interviews with the keynote speakers and expert presenters of the film series. Visit our webshop to pick your conference package - and while you're there, check out our fantastic expert-led house tour series, Inside Iconic Houses. 
Inside Iconic Houses is Back! Isokon Gallery, Minimum Studio Flat and Penthouse
A dream team will take us on a virtual tour of the Isokon Building in London:  architect John Allan, Chair of the Isokon Gallery Trust, and Lelay Daybelge, co-author of the book Isokon and the Bauhaus in Britain. As well as visiting the Isokon Gallery in the former garage of the building, which was designed by Wells Coates in 1934, the tour gives us exclusive access to the most authentic privately owned 'minimum flat' and penthouse!  
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Hygiene and Health in the Modern Home
BEATRIZ COLOMINA’keynote address focuses on the huge impact of health and hygiene on modern architecture from the end of the 19th century to today’s pandemic. She shows how theories and fears of disease literally shaped the architecture we live in. HETTY BERENS explains in the accompanying film how improved hygiene made homes healthier in the Netherlands.
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Palaces for the People
In his lecture, VALENTIJN CARBO explores social housing in the Netherlands, and the huge impact of the Woningwet (Housing Act) of 1901. He is also the presenter of the accompanying film. From the model home of Museum Het Schip, he shows us what housing for the masses looked like in the 1920s and 50s, connecting the projects by their differences or similarities.
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A Woman’s Place: Clients and Architects
ALICE FRIEDMAN’s keynote address covers Wright's Susan Lawrence Dana house, emphasizing the contributions of Marion Mahoney, Eleanor Raymond’s house for Natalie Hammond, and the Farnsworth House, with a nod to Tugendhat and Lily Reich. In the accompanying film, NATALIE DUBOIS tells us about the varied and important roles that women played in the Netherlands: Hélène Kröller-Müller as client, Truus Schröder-Schräder as co-designer and Lotte Stam-Beese as architect.
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Experiments with Space
ANITA BLOM of the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands talks about the Dutch government-supported experimental housing of the 1970s in her keynote address. In the accompanying film, ROBERT VON DER NAHMER talks about the search for architectural and visual ways to guide and intensify our experience of space and time, and experiments involving these. It explores what in Dutch is called 'wooncultuur' – the culture of living in our homes.
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Home as Self-Portrait: Architect's Houses
In his keynote address, GENNARO POSTIGLIONE looks at the architect’s house as an interesting form of 3D self-reflection which is otherwise rare in an architect’s oeuvre. In all the houses built by architects for themselves, you see a mix of character and ideas – which may or may not be in harmony with each other. In the accompanying film, NATASCHA DRABBE explores four Dutch architects' houses that served as test labs for new ideas.
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Adopt an Icon at Risk - PLEASE DONATE!
Thanks to your donations, we can add new houses to our Icons at Risk Watch List. As well as the 42 icons already listed, we have 30 more houses on our radar worldwide that need research in order to be published. And we need your support for that. Like many non-profits, the Iconic Houses Foundation is in a precarious position due to Covid. Please donate to help us continue putting these houses in the spotlight to try to save them from demolition. Your support means so much to us: thank you!
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