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Welcome Casa Moratiel in Barcelona!
Casa Moratiel (1958) was designed by José Maria Sostres as a summer residence for Manuel Moratiel lbáñez in Ciudad Diagonal, a residential estate resembling a garden city on Barcelona's outskirts. Sostres was a member of Grupo R (revision, recovery or rescue of the Modern movement), and this work was one of his most radical attempts to recover the principles of Modern architecture in Spain after the dictatorship.
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Inside Iconic Houses - Roland Reisley House: 24 Feb
We kick off the new year of our Inside Iconic Houses series with a tour of Roland Reisley's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Usonian House in Pleasantville, New York. This was the third Usonia home built by Lloyd Wright in 1951 for a client who was then Just 26. Over 70 years later, Reisley is the last living client of Frank Lloyd Wright and still occupies his Wright designed home. Don't miss the tour, which is led by Kristin Stone.
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Rietveld’s Experimental Housing in Reeuwijk Saved
A social housing project by architect Gerrit Rietveld that was threatened with demolition has been saved and is now being partially restored. The 52 terraced units are arranged with their fronts and the backs alternating on the street. The interior spaces are compact, but smartly arranged, efficient and well-lit. Recently a mock-up of the restoration was completed to test the repair and reinstalment of Rietveld’s characteristic architectural details.
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Demolished: Marcel Breuer 's First Binuclear House
“The Geller House I, as one of the earliest executions of Marcel Breuer's bi-nuclear design, helped set the stage for a trend in residential modern design on Long Island in the years following World War Two," explained Docomomo USA on its website. “Its butterfly-pitched roof and its efficient design scheme that distinguished between daytime and nighttime uses became a prototype for how modern family living could be ideally achieved."
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Isokon Gallery: Agatha Christie’s Modernist War Years
For 2021/22, Isokon Gallery presents an exhibition on perhaps the Isokon’s most renowned resident, Agatha Christie: the Lawn Road Years. Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time. During her long career, she wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections and over 30 plays. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language and a billion in translation. She lived in the Isokon building between 1941 and 1947.
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Fresh Brew: Neutra Series - 14 April, 19 May & 9 June
Join a special 3-part Fresh Brew segment devoted to the ideas and work of the Viennese-American architect, Richard J. Neutra, FAIA (1892-1970). Although his single-family homes now sell for millions, Neutra was committed to an “architecture of social concern.” Arguably his experiments in school, apartment, and prefab housing design influenced more buildings and people than his single-family homes. This lecture series illustrates that legacy.
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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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