Book presentation: Fernando Távora. As Raízes e os Frutos – palavra desenho obra (1937-2001)
Monday, 4th June 2024, 18h30

On June 4, next Monday, will be presented at FAUP the editorial project Fernando Távora. As Raízes e os Frutos 1937-2001, with research, coordination and notes by Manuel Mendes. The session will have as invited speakers architect Domingos Tavares, historian Raquel Henriques da Silva, and the philosopher Paulo Pires do Vale, as well as Manuel Mendes, the President of the Marques da Silva Foundation, which is responsible for publishing this project, Fátima Vieira, and the Vice-President of FAUP, Teresa Calix. As Manuel Mendes said, “Fernando Távora. As Raízes e os Frutos – palavra desenho obra 1937-2001 addresses the world of Fernando…

“Liberi Libri” – Libri e autori@PoliTo
Date: 19th November 2021, 17H00 - 19H00 CET, online

Pier Luigi Nervi in Africa. Evoluzione e dissoluzione dello Studio Nervi 1964-1980 by Micaela Antonucci and Gabriele Neri, and preface by Ana Tostões (Macerata, Quodlibet, 2021) Docomomo International is trilled to announce that next Friday, 19th November 2021, between 17H00 and 19H00 (CET) will take place online via Zoom the event “Liberi Libri” – Libri e autori@PoliTo, to celebrate the launching of the book Pier Luigi Nervi in Africa. Evoluzione e dissoluzione dello Studio Nervi 1964-1980. Organized by Politecnico di Torino, the event will be moderated by the authors Micaela Antonucci and Gabriele Neri, and invited guests Sergio Pace (Referente del Rettore per i Servizi…

Book Presentations: “An Accidental Masterpiece” and “The Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. One Hundred Texts since 1929”
Date: 5th November 2021, 1 pm (GMT+1), Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

Docomomo International is pleased to share that two new publications about the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion edited by Dietrich Neumann and David Caralt, will be presented at the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion on 5th November 2021, 1 pm (GMT+1). The publications result from the authors’ rigorous collectio, selection and edition of the voices of researchers and artists in two volumes about the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion that will be from now on reference books for any person interested in the Pavilion and Modern Architecture. “An Accidental Masterpiece is an in depth study of the Pavilion that presents much…

Special Issue of the APT Bulletin on Disaster Mitigation

Docomomo International is pleased to share that “the latest issue of the APT Bulletin: The Journal of Preservation Technology is a special issue devoted to multiple aspects of disaster mitigation. It was guest-edited by Rosa Lowinger, president and chief conservator at RLA Conservation of Art + Architecture, and Kyle Normandin, associate principal at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. The article entitled “Post-Disaster Amnesia: Lack of Mitigation Planning and Heritage Rationality in a Port-au-Prince Megaproject ” by Olsen Jean Julien discusses how Haiti ignored seismic risk in planning for its bicentennial celebration in 1950. As a result, many of the buildings built for the bicentennial collapsed…

Book launching: Lisboa Moderna, by Ana Tostões
Date: 29th October, 21H30 Porto / 3rd November, 18H00 Lisbon

Save the date! The newly out book Lisboa Moderna [Modern Lisbon] by Ana Tostões will be launched in two events: – 29th October 2021, 21H30, Porto, Fundação Marques da Silva with Paula Santos and José Fernando Gonçalves – 3rd November 2021, 18H00, Lisbon, CCB – Garagem Sul with Dra. Ana Sousa Dias, João Luís Carrilho da Graça and Gonçalo Byrne In this book, resulting from the latest researches about the city of Lisbon, Ana Tostões proposes a reflection on the modern city of Lisbon based on a reading of its transformation and a historical and critical analysis of a group of…

Online Book Presentation and mini-symposium: Common Ground, Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902–1961, by Nicholas Clarke, Roger Fisher, Marieke Kuipers (eds)
Date: 19th October 2021, 15:30 – 17:15h CET

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that on 19th October 2021 a mini-symposium and book presentation of the publication Common Ground, Dutch-South African Architectural Exchanges 1902–1961, edited by Nicholas Clarke, Roger Fisher, and Marieke Kuipers, will take place in the Netherlands and South Africa on young architectural heritage shared between these two countries. This event will take place online simultaneously in Amsterdam, Pretoria and Cape Town. “As part of the Dutch History Month, the results of a transnational study into the work of emigrated Dutch built environment professionals from the period 1902–1961 will be presented. This research was initiated by…

Lisboa Moderna
By Ana Tostões, Lisbon, Docomomo International/Circo de Ideias, 2021

Docomomo International is pleased to announce that the publication Lisboa Moderna [Modern Lisbon] by Ana Tostões is now out. In this book, resulting from the latest researches about the city of Lisbon, Ana Tostões proposes a reflection on the modern city of Lisbon based on a reading of its transformation and a historical and critical analysis of a group of modern projects that marked the territory throughout the 20th and 21st century. Based on archival research and a photographic survey, Lisboa Moderna focuses on the neighborhoods of Alvalade, Infante Santo, Olivais Norte, Olivais Sul, Restelo and Telheiras, revealing the unique application of…

Latest design and architecture books from Lund Humphries available online

Docomomo International would like to share with you some of the latest design and architecture books from the publisher Lund Humphries that are now available online. Mid-Rise Urban Living by Chris Johnson (July 2021, available in the US from November 2021) Shows how effective low-rise housing is in creating contemporary sustainable urban communities, with case studies of work by leading architects including WOHA, MVRDV, dRMM and Zaha Hadid. The author is an architect and planner who was responsible for architecture and planning in New South Wales for 15 years and led the Australian Urban Taskforce. See Pdf: here. Building Bad: How Architectural Utility…

Publication available online “The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium” [“Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio”]
Published by Getty Foundation, in collaboration of Docomomo Italy, 2020

Docomomo International would like to share the publication The Conservation Plan of the Flaminio Stadium [Piano di Conservazione dello Stadio Flaminio], published by the Getty Foundation of Los Angeles is now available online on the website of the Keeping it Modern initiative, with which the research work and the creation of the document were financed. During three years of work, a team of 36 specialists was involved in the drafting of an in-depth historical-critical study of the Stadium and its urban context, in the development of an organic database, in the development of digital models for multidisciplinary analysis and in…

Publication “KENZO TANGE – Gli anni della rivoluzione formale 1940/1970”
By Giusi Ciotoli and Marco Falsetti, published by Franco Angeli Edizioni, 2021

Docomomo International would like to share the publication “KENZO TANGE – Gli anni della rivoluzione formale 1940/1970” [“KENZO TANGE – The years of the formal revolution 1940/1970”] by Giusi Ciotoli and Marco Falsetti, published by Franco Angeli Edizioni. The publication counted with the contribution of FrancoAngeli Architettura Art Design Urban Studies, Olimpia Niglio, Marco Biraghi, the Italy Japan Foundation, the Elèmire Zolla Writings Fund and Docomomo Italia. “Focusing on the period 1960/2020, the volume outlines a precise period of Tanghian research, projecting it within the Japanese cultural sphere and at the same time tracing that web of contacts and stimuli…