Modern and Sustainable
Docomomo 44 (2011/1)

Editors: Ana Tostões, Ivan Blasi

Guest editors: Theodore Prudon

Keywords: Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Sustainable architecture, Responsible architecture, Global design.

Modern Movement Architecture is envisioned as a concept that deals with forms, spaces, techniques and social responsibility. In this docomomo Journal, the contributions on this discussion put together modernity and Modern heritage, economy and energy saving, the social mission and the responsibility of architects towards the future. Modern Movement is often mistakenly related to a style, perceived in a skin–deep point of view and superficially adopted as simple form, as a modern shape, when in fact Modern Movement has always shown great concern with such issues, seeking for eficiency and economy, i.e., an accurate use of materials, a design approach that incorporates intelligent saving resources in order to create a better world.
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Modern and Sustainable
Ana Tostões


The Modern Movement and Sustainability: Yesterday, Today and in the Future
Theodore Prudon

Greening Modernism
Carl Stein

Design with Climate in Africa. The World of Galleries, Brise–Soleil and Beta Windows
João Vieira Caldas

Building Physics and its Performance in Modern Movement Architecture
Jos Tomlow

Modern and Green: Heritage, Energy, Economy
Franz Graf, Giulia Marino

Sustainability and Modernism: Design Research at Cornell NYC
Ilana Judah, Daniel Kaplan

The Tugendhat House: Between Craftmanship and Technological Innovation. Preservation as Sustainable Building Policy
Ivo Hammer

Inherited Toxicity: An Expanded Concept of Sustainability for Preservation
Amy Swift

Documentation Issues

Former American Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Designed by Josep Lluís Sert (1957–1959): A Ruin That Nobody Wants
Pedro Azara

Returning to Center: Two Views of the Centro Internacional of Bogota (1959–1982)
Miguel Y. Mayorga, Maria Pia Fontana

Architecture in Sudan: The Post–Independence Era (1956-1970). Focus on the Work of Abdel Moneim Mustafa
Omer S. Osman, Amira O. S. Osman, Ibrahim Z. Bahreldin

Visionary Prefab in the Modern Age: Deconstructing Keaton’s Films
Cristian Suau


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