“The modern gaze to the ‘Greek’ nature”
Edited by Amalia Kotsaki and Kostas Tsiambaos, published by Futura, Athens, 2020

Docomomo International is pleased to announce the release of the 7th book of docomomo Greece titled The modern gaze to the “Greek” nature [Greek], edited by Amalia Kotsaki and Kostas Tsiambaos and published by Futura, Athens, 2020. “A considerable part of modern architecture in Greece had been developed in a natural environment having a special identity. Beyond its formal characteristics and aesthetic attributes, the Greek landscape had always been culturally and ideologically charged as various references and representations were formulated around it since early Modernity. Moreover, most attempts to render a definition of “greekness” in the early 20th century folllowed…

Xenia Hotel in Arta under threat
By Dionysis Zivas, Arta, Greece, 1958

Docomomo International became aware by Docomomo Greece that the Xenia hotel in Arta, an important modern site, is under threat. Xenia Hotel in Arta (1958) was designed by architect Dionysis Zivas (1928-2018), a Professor at NTU Athens’s School of Architecture since the 1970s, Dean of the School for many years, and a renowned scholar in the field of architectural heritage (Europa Nostra medal, Gottfried von Herder Preis etc.). The hotel was built inside the Byzantine fortress of the city, which then functioned as a prison. In addition to the small and discreet 40-bed hotel, the design included a new small…

The Future as a Project: Doxiadis in Skopje is now available in open access digital format
Edited by Kalliopi Amygdalou, Kostas Tsiambaos and Christos-Georgios Kritikos, published by Hellenic Institute of Architecture, 2018

“The Future as a Project: Doxiadis In Skopje” an edited book by Docomomo Greece is now available in an open access in digital format. It presents for the first time Doxiadis’ work in Skopje, which includes strategic plans for the city and a new outline for the master plan. In addition, it presents the work of Kenzo Tange for Skopje’s city centre, and showcases a series of modernist buildings authored by leading Yugoslavian architects that still stand in the city today. It finally comments on ‘Skopje 2014’ project and its ‘conflict’ with the modern heritage of the city. Edited by:…

Guidelines for submitting the 2019/2020 Homework
Chapters News

Dear Docomomo Chapters, Due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19, we are extending the deadline of June 1st to August 15th, 2020. A plan for new documentation homework has been approved in the last Council Meeting, August 30th, 2018 (Ljubljana, Slovenia), proposed by the ISC/Registers. With the aim of moving forward to the documentation of conservation good practices, Docomomo Working Parties (WP) have to submit: Working Parties that already have submitted 30 Documentation Fiches and uploaded 50 sites to MOMOVE: (a) 1 fiche for 2019 and 1 fiche for 2020, on an example of Good Conservation Practice. Download the template here: link, and here: link. (b) A bibliography with 5-10 publications (books or articles) on Modern Movement…