Guided Visit – Avanchet-Parc: “Cité de Conception Nouvelle et Originale”
Date: Saturday, 13th November 2021, at 15H00. 

Docomomo International is happy to announce that Docomomo Switzerland together with the Heritage and Sites Office of the State of Geneva (GE-Patrimoine) are organizing a walk through Cité Avanchet-Parc Saturday, 13th November 2021, at 15H00, on the occasion of the launching of the book Avanchet-Parc: “Cité de Conception Nouvelle et Originale”, published in March of this year, by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino. Led by Franz Graf and Giulia Marino, authors of the book, the walk will an opportunity to discover the history and architecture of Avanchet-Parc. It counts as well with introductions by: – Mr. Pierre Alain Girard, Director of…

Docomomo Italy Guided Tours: Open House Roma and Napoli
Dates: 2nd-3rd October (Rome) and 9th-10th October (Naples)

Promoted by Docomomo Italy, Open House is an annual event that in just one weekend allows the free opening of hundreds of buildings in the capital, notable for their architectural characteristics. For the IX edition of Open House Roma (2nd-3rd October 2021), Docomomo Italia promotes the following activities: Il quartiere Trieste tra piazza Verbano e piazza Istria: una quotidiana modernità [The Trieste district between Piazza Verbano and Piazza Istria: a daily modernity] – by Emma Tagliacollo Il cinema Troisi nella ex GIL di Luigi Moretti [The Troisi cinema in the former GIL by Luigi Moretti] – by Rosalia Vittorini More information…

Docomomo US: Tour Day 2021
Date: 9th October 2021, and throughout the month

Docomomo International shares that the Docomomo US Tour Day 2021 will take place on Saturday, 9th October 2021, under the theme Travel & Leisure, as well as throughout the month. The only national program of its kind, Tour Day is devoted to the appreciation of modern architecture in the United States. Tours and events focused on architecture and design of the Modern Movement are hosted by Docomomo US chapters, partners, and leading voices in preservation. Tour Day events can be hosted by nearly anyone interested in or with access to a significant modern building or site. This year’s thematic focus…

Guided visit: Van Buuren Museum & Gardens
Date: Brussels, 23rd October 2021, 10:00 am

The registrations for the Docomomo Belgium guided visit to the van Buuren House (now museum) and gardens, on Saturday 23rd October 2021 are open. Starting at 10:00, Docomomo Belgium organizes a guided visit with architect Barbara van der Wee to the interior of the van Buuren museum house. In the afternoon at 14:00 will be visited the recently restored garden with landscape architect Anne-Marie Sauvat. Built in 1928, the house of banker and arts patron David van Buuren has an exterior typical of the Amsterdam School. The interior, a tour de force of Art Deco, represents a unique ensemble brought together…

Tv Show Visita Guiada [Guided Tour] – participation of Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International
RTP2, Lisbon, Portugal, 5 April 2021, at 10.45 pm (GMT)

Docomomo International is pleased to share the Tv Show Visita Guiada [Guided Tour], with the consultancy and participation of Ana Tostões, Chair of Docomomo International, and with the professor and researcher Walter Rossa. The episode airs today around at 10.45 pm (GMT) on RTP2 channel, portuguese television broadcast. Visita Guiada is a television and radio show about pieces of the history of Portuguese art and culture. In each episode, the program chooses a protagonist work (object, artwork, building) thanks to its exceptionality. Today’s episode is dedicated to the plan of reconstruction for the Baixa Pompalina, Lisbon. In 1755 Lisbon was…

Open House Worldwide Festival
Date: 14th - 15th November 2020

“Open House Worldwide is a network of 46 cities hosting festivals and dialogue about the built environment across the globe. In 2017, 750,000 people participated in Open House events with nearly 2 million visits to buildings enabled by 17,400 volunteers, spanning from San Diego to Osaka, via Dublin, Lagos, Melbourne and many more. Taken together, Open House Worldwide is the largest celebration of the urban landscape in the world. This November, the Open House Worldwide network is staging its first collaborative public event, a 48-hour virtual festival tackling the most important issues facing our built environments across the world, from…

Farnsworth House Re-Opens!
Four different tours available

In 2020 the Farnsworth House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating Edith Farnsworth Reconsidered, a yearlong focus on namesake Dr. Edith Farnsworth’s life and times. The centerpiece of this nine-month project is Edith Farnsworth’s Country House – a temporary refurnishing of Farnsworth House to reflect its 1955 appearance. A new tour and exhibits focused on the untold story of this remarkable woman, who was an accomplished research physician, classically-trained violinist, poet and translator, world traveler and music-lover, are now available. The Farnsworth House, designed and built in the International Style by architect Ludwig Mies van…

Round table and guided tour: Bauhaus Today
9th November 2019, German School of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

The German School of Lisbon (a project by Otto bartning, the German architect who was responsible together with Walter Gropius, for the Bauhaus school curriculum in Weimar) is organizing a 1-day series of events with the Portuguese Architects Association [Ordem dos Arquitectos] to celebrate the 100 years of the Bauhaus, on the 9th November, in Lisbon. Focusing on “Bauhaus Today”, the day will count with a visit to the campus of the German School of Lisbon, designed by Otto Bartning with recent additions designed by the architect João Luis Carrilho da Graça, followed by a round table on the impact…

Tour day 2019: Bauhaus 100: a celebration
2nd November 2019, Caracas, Venezuela

Weissenhofsiedlung (Stuttgart, 1927 – Caracas, 1952) Docomomo Venezuela has organized a tour day on the 2nd of November with the theme: “Bauhaus 100 – a celebration” to celebrate the Centenary of the Bauhaus and discover its influence in Caracas. The tour will include relevant pieces of the first modern architecture of Caracas (1927-1952) little studied or recognized. Passing by bus through Paradise, San Martin, San Bernardino and La Florida, the docotour will end with a visit to the interiors of the fifth Caoma, residence of the architect Carlos Raúl Villanueva and headquarters of the Villanueva Foundation that treasures his documents…

Docomomo US
Tours: The Diversity of Modernism

“Docomomo US is excited to announce the line-up of tours and events taking place during our thirteenth Tour Day. The only national event of its kind, Tour Day is an annual celebration of modern architecture and design where the public and like-minded organizations across the country participate in a tour or event on the second Saturday and throughout the month of October. This year’s thematic focus, “The Diversity of Modernism” reflects the efforts of Docomomo US and its chapters to raise awareness of sites designed by minority and female architects, landscape architects, designers, and engineers, and of the designers themselves….