José Forjaz (1936-2024)
José Forjaz passed away today, 25th June 2024

It is with deep sadness that Docomomo Portugal communicates that the Portuguese architect José Forjaz passed away today, 25th June 2024. Docomomo Portugal wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of the renowned architect, to his family and friends. Born in Coimbra in 1936, José Forjaz went to Mozambique in 1952, where he finished the secondary school. He then studied architecture at the Porto School of Fine Arts [Escola de Belas Artes do Porto]. He did his first work in Portugal at the beginning of the 1960s, leaving for a master’s degree at Columbia University in New York…

Bartolomeu Costa Cabral (1929-2024)
Bartolomeu Costa Cabral passed away on 20th April 2024

It is with deep sadness that Docomomo Portugal communicates that the Portuguese architect Bartolomeu Costa Cabral passed away last 20th April 2024. Docomomo Portugal wishes to convey the sincerest condolences at the passing of the renowned architect and urban designer, to his family and friends. Born in 1929 in Lisbon, Bartolomeu Costa Cabral was regarded as one of today’s leading architects in Portugal, where he lived and worked. He obtained his architectural degree from the Lisbon School of Fine Arts (ESBAL) in 1957. Still in this year, he collaborated with Nuno Teotónio Pereira and Nuno Portas under the guidance of Frederico…

Richard Rogers (1933-2021)
Richard Rogers passed away on the 18th December 2021

It is with deep sadness that Docomomo International announces that last Saturday, 18th December 2021, Richard Rogers passed away. Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Italian-English Pritzker Prize winning architect to his family and friends. Co-designer of the Pompidou Center, Richard Rogers was one of the most renown architect of the hi-tech architecture aside from Normand Foster or Renzo Piano. His “inviting, colorful modernism forever altered the cityscapes of Paris and London (…) With his striking designs for the tubular Pompidou Center in Paris; the vast Millennium Dome in London, which seemed…

José-Augusto França (1922-2021)
José-Augusto França passed away today, 18th September 2021

It is with great sadness that Docomomo International has learned that Professor José-Augusto França, the most important Portuguese modern art researcher on the contemporary era, passed away today, 18 September 2021, at the age of 98 years near Angers (France). Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at his passing to his family and friends. Born in Tomar (1922), José-Augusto França was a historian, sociologist and critic of art. He held a graduation in Historical and Philosophical Sciences (1944, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon), a PhD in History (1962, Paris-Sorbonne University, Une Ville des Lumères: la Lisbonne…

Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928-2021)
Paulo Mendes da Rocha passed away on the 23th May 2021

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing  of the Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, last Sunday, May 23, 2021, to his family and friends.  The second Brazilian to win the Pritzker, the most important architectural award (the first was Oscar Niemeyer, in 1988), Paulo Mendes da Rocha was considered the last architectural giant in Brazil. He was also its most awarded representative. In Portugal, he was known for being responsible for the project of the Museu Nacional dos Coches together with the portuguese atelier of Ricardo Bak Gordon, in Belém, which was distinguished with…

Flávio Villaça (1929-2021)
Flávio Villaça passed away on the 29th March, 2021

Docomomo International was informed by Docomomo São Paulo Nucleus that the architect, urban planner and professor Flávio Villaça died at the age of 91, on the 29th March, 2021. Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of this great architect to his family and friends. Flávio Villaça was a fundamental reference to the analysis of the production of urban spaces, he leaves an immeasurable legacy, in his performance as a professor at FAU USP, at the Municipal Planning Secretariat of São Paulo and as a consultant in urban planning in several public agencies. Flávio Villaça…

Fernando Álvarez Prozoróvich (1952-2020)
Fernando Álvarez Prozoróvich passed away on the 3rd April 2020

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Spanish professor, researcher and architect Fernando Álvarez Prozoróvich, to his family and friends. On April 3, the architect Fernando Álvarez Prozoróvich died in Barcelona, ​​at the age of 67, as a victim of the coronavirus pandemic. He was born in Bahía Blanca, Argentina in 1952 and completed his undergraduate studies at the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo – Universidad Nacional de la Plata, graduating in 1978. During the 1980s he settled in Barcelona where he pursued a brilliant career as a professor, researcher and specialist in…

Yam Sokly (1984-2020)
Yam Sokly passed away on the 28th June 2020

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Cambodian architect and researcher Yam Sokly, to his family and friends. “We have just lost a young architect and modern Cambodian architectural heritage advocate, Yam Sokly (速利任), on 28 June 2020. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Royal University of Fine Arts in Cambodia (2003-2009) and a master’s degree from Kyungmin University in Korea (2016). He was a staff of Heritage Mission at the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in Cambodia (2009-2012) and at the Royal University of Fine Arts (2012-2020), and worked as…

Antonio Bonet Correa (1925-2020)
Antonio Bonet Correa passed away on the 22nd May 2020

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the professor and historian of Spanish art, Antonio Bonet Correa, to his family and friends. Antonio Bonet Correa (La Coruña 1925-Madrid 2020), was one of the most distinguished figures in the conformation of art history in Spain if not its inventor. He was a handsome man, distinguished-looking, a little French in taste and form; he had a shrewd sense of humor and a capacity for storytelling that captivated those willing to go beyond what was expected in the second race. Professor Bonet, Don Antonio – as the…

Carlos Martí Aris (1948-2020)
Carlos Martí Aris passed away on the 1st May 2020

Docomomo International wishes to convey the most sincere condolences at the passing of the Spanish architect, Carlos Martí Aris, to his family and friends. “On the first of May, the architect, historian, critic, and editor Carlos Martí Aris passed away in Barcelona, the city where he was born in 1948. He was a leading intellectual compass within the profession in Spain, and a prominent member of the brilliant generation of Catalan theorists that also included Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Josep Quetglas, and Félix de Azúa. He earned his architecture degree in 1972, and his doctorate in 1988, from the Universidad Politécnica…