Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - The Diagoon House
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Inside Iconic Houses at Taut’s Home in Berlin
Welcome Vila Volman! Jewel of Czech Functionalism
Forgetting and Rediscovering the Adolf Loos Interiors in Pilsen
Movie Night: Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House - 26 January 2023 in Amsterdam
'Inside Iconic Houses' - Online Tour Program
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Rietveld Schröder House
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Rietveld Houses Owners Association
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Pierre Cuypers' House and Workshops
Reeuwijk Celebrates Completion of Restoration Rietveld Homes!
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Van Doesburg Rinsema House
Welcome Rietveld's Van Daalen House!
Corberó Space: New Life for Hidden Jewel
Architect Harry Gessner Passed Away at 97
Watch Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House Now On Demand
Icon Saved: Dorchester Drive House
Welcome Umbrella House!
Iconic Houses in the Netherlands – Berlage’s Masterpiece
Welcome Atelier Volten!
SPECIAL – Iconic Dreams - Sleep in an Iconic House!
SPECIAL - Vacances en France!
SPECIAL - Casas Icónicas en España!
SPECIAL – German Greats!
SPECIAL – Dutch Delights!
SPECIAL – Northern (High)Lights!
Iconic Houses in The Netherlands - Het Schip
Inside Iconic Houses - Tour of Maison Cazenave
Inside Iconic Houses Tours Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami
Casa Masó Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary
Inside Iconic Houses tours Roland Reisley's Usonian Frank Lloyd Wright House
Rietveld’s Experimental Housing in Reeuwijk Saved
Serralves Villa after restoration
Portraits of the Architect - Interview with Gennaro Postiglione
Test Labs for New Ideas - Interview with Natascha Drabbe
Inside Iconic Houses - Isokon Building
Inside Iconic Houses - 16 December: Sunnylands with Janice Lyle
BCN-BXL Coderch-De Koninck - Beyond Time
New Chairman Architect Nanne de Ru on The Perfect Platform
Health and Home - Interview with Beatriz Colomina
A Life Less Ordinary – Interview with Valentijn Carbo
Invisible Women - Interview with Alice T. Friedman
Winy Maas on the Green Dip
Anita Blom on Experimental Housing of the 1970s
Women’s Worlds - Interview with Natalie Dubois
The Culture of Living - Interview with Robert von der Nahmer
Hetty Berens: A Fresh Take on Modernism
Niek Smit on Supporting Modern Heritage
Alice Roegholt on Amsterdam’s Working-Class Palaces
July is Iconic Houses Month
Hans van Heeswijk on The Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House
Wessel de Jonge on Dutch Icons at Risk
Save Maison Zilveli - Sign the Petition!
How a Building Tells a Story - Recorded Event
Toolkit for Owners of a Modern House
13 Aalto Sites Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage
Villa Beer At Risk - Sign the Petition!
Business Cards of Stone, Timber and Concrete in the Brussels Region 1830-1970
Exhibiting & Visiting Modernist Monuments
Fostering Well-Researched Responsible Design
ICONS AT RISK
Enjoy a virtual visit to the California House and a Q&A with architect Peter Gluck
Exhibition 'Modernism and Refuge'
A Hidden Gem of Postmodernism
New Centre for Historic Houses of India
An Online Chronicle of the Douglas House
Villa Henny, geometric style icon in The Netherlands
A Mendini temple in Amsterdam
IH-lectures USA & Canada Feb 2020 on Melnikov House
Sponsors and Friends
An Afternoon with the Glucks
Chandler McCoy on Making Modern Houses Sustainable
Catherine Croft: Getting Away from the Demolition Mentality in the UK
Patrick Weber on Discovering an Unknown Icon
Fiona Fisher on Iconic Interiors
Jocelyn Bouraly on Villa Cavrois
Mireia Massagué on finding success through a new kind of partnership
Danish Moderns – Looking Back at Our Mini-Seminar
Venturo house complements Exhibition Centre WeeGee’s offering
Lecture report: Remembering Richard Neutra
Hôtel Mezzara and the Guimard Museum project
We welcome 13 new members!
BREAKING NEWS: 8 Wright Sites Inscribed on Unesco World Heritage List!
LECTURE 29 August - Raymond Neutra: My Father and Frank Lloyd Wright
SPECIAL – Iconic Artist Residencies
Our Badge of Honour
SPECIAL – Women & Iconic Houses
SPECIAL – Iconic Housing
Iconic Houses End Year Message
City-ordered rebuild of landmark house stirs debate: Appropriate or overreach?
Kohlberg House Restoration in Progress
Planned Demolition of Rietveld Homes in Reeuwijk
Renovation Gili House in Crisis
An Iconic Saga
Restoring Eileen Gray’s Villa E-1027 and Clarifying the Controversies
Modernism on the East Coast
Iconic Houses in Latin America
House Tours May 2018
Natascha Drabbe - Iconic Houses: The Next Chapter
Terence Riley -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Philip Johnson
New era for Villa E-1027 and Cap Moderne
Hilary Lewis on Philip Johnson and his Glass House
John Arbuckle on Great House Tours
William D. Earls on the Harvard Five in New Canaan
Stover Jenkins on Working for Philip Johnson
Frederick Noyes on his Father’s House
Scott Fellows and Craig Bassam on their Passion for Preservation
Jorge Liernur -KEYNOTE SPEAKER- on Latin American Modernism(s)
Fabio Grementieri on Modernism in Argentina
Catalina Corcuera Cabezut on Casa Luis Barragán
Renato Anelli on Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa de Vidro
Tim McClimon on Corporate Preservation
Amanda Nelson on Building Donor Relationships
John Bacon on Planned Giving
Jean-Paul Warmoes on the Art of Fundraising in America
Chandler McCoy on Why Less is More
Katherine Malone-France on Moving with the Times
Anne Mette Rahbæk on Philanthropic Investments and Preservation
Peter McMahon on Saving Modern Houses on Cape Cod
Toshiko Kinoshita on Japanese Modern Heritage Houses
Roland Reisley on Life in a Frank Lloyd Wright House
5th Iconic Houses Conference May 2018
Kristin Stone, Pasadena Tour Company
Restoring the past: The Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo Home Studio
Behind the Scenes: Hendrick de Keyser Association
Crosby Doe, Architecture for Sale
Latin America Special – Focus on Mexico
De Stijl in Drachten
Preserving the Nancarrow House-Studio
Meet the Friends - Nanne de Ru
Latin America Special – Focus on Brazil
Jan de Jong’s House is Latest Hendrick de Keyser Acquisition
Stay in a Belgian Modernist Masterpiece
In Berlin’s Modernist Network
Rietveld-Schröder House Celebrates De Stijl Anniversary
Meet Our New Foundation Board Members
Maintaining Aalto's Studio – Linoleum Conservation
Virtual Tour of a Papaverhof Home in 3D
Getty Grant for Villa E-1027
Plečnik House in Ljubljana
Iconic Houses: A Bohemian Road Trip
Work in Progress: Capricho de Gaudí
11 Le Corbusier Homes now on Unesco World Heritage List
At home with Le Corbusier
Henry van de Velde’s Study in Haus Hohe Pappeln Restored
Lynda Waggoner reports
A Conference to Remember
4th International Iconic Houses Conference
Guest of Honor - Harry Gesner
Fallingwater: European Lecture Tour
Wright Plus 2016 Walk
Susan Macdonald, Getty Conservation Institute
John Mcllwee, Garcia House
Meet the Friends – Elisabeth Tostrup
Iconic Houses: The Story So Far
Willie van Burgsteden, designer Iconic Houses
Buff Kavelman, Philanthropic Advisor
Meet the Friends - Frederick Noyes
Sheridan Burke, GML Heritage
Meet the Friends - Raymond Neutra
Sidney Williams, Frey House
Franklin Vagnone and Deborah Ryan, Museum Anarchists
Meet the Friends - James Haefner
Toshiko Mori, architect
Malachi Connolly, Cape Cod Modern House Trust
Meet the Friends - Penny Sparke
Lucia Dewey Atwood, Eames House
Cory Buckner, Mutual Housing Site Office
Jeffrey Herr, Hollyhock House
Speaking Volumes: Building the Iconic Houses Library
Sarah Lorenzen, Neutra VDL Studio and Residences
Ted Bosley, Gamble House
Keeping It Modern - Getty Conservation Grants
Meet the Friends - Thomas Schönauer
Wim de Wit, Stanford University
Linda Dishman, Los Angeles Conservancy
Jesse Lattig, Pasadena Heritage
Join us in Los Angeles! Update
Work in Progress: Casa Vicens
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Work in Progress: Villa Cavrois
Work in Progress: The Pearlroth House
Third Iconic Houses Conference a huge success
Conference House Tours Barcelona
Marta Lacambra, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera
Natascha Drabbe, Iconic Houses Foundation
Special speaker Oscar Tusquets
Jordi Tresserras, UNESCO Network ‘Culture, tourism and development’
Christen Obel, Utzon Foundation
Elena Ruiz Sastre, Casa Broner
Fernando Alvarez Prozorovich, La Ricarda
Tim Benton, Professor of Art History (Emeritus)
Susana Landrove, Docomomo Spain
Rossend Casanova, Casa Bloc
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Jordi Falgàs, Casa Rafael Masó
Documentary La Ricarda
Marga Viza, Casa Míla/La Pedrera
Celeste Adams, Frank Lloyd Wright Trust
Conference 25 November 2014 at La Pedrera
Henry Urbach, The Glass House
Victoria & Albert Museum London November 12
Tommi Lindh, new director of the Alvar Aalto Foundation and Museum
Iveta Černá, Villa Tugendhat
Lynda Waggoner, Fallingwater
Kimberli Meyer, MAK Center
Rent a house designed by Gerrit Rietveld
Barragán House on Screen
Gesamtkunstwerk – An Icon on the Move
Triennale der Moderne 27 September - 13 October 2013
Prestigious Art Nouveau mansions in Brussels open
September 14 + 15: Heritage Days in Paris
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Iconic Houses is now on Twitter and Facebook
Corbu’s Cabanon: Reconstruction and Lecture
Projekt Mies In Krefeld: Life-sized model of the Krefeld Clubhouse
New arrivals: Spain special
MAMO: Le Corbu’s ‘Park in the Sky’ open 12 June
Taut's Home wins Europa Nostra Award
Annual Wright Architectural Housewalk: 18 May
Frank Lloyd Wright Homes on Screen
Message from the Editor
Neutra’s House on Screen
Michel Richard, Fondation Le Corbusier
Symposium The Public and the Modern House
Melnikov House on Screen
Iconic Houses in the media
Message from the Editor
Round Table Review
Eileen Gray House on Screen
At Home in the 20th Century
New 20th century Iconic Houses website launches
Philippe Bélaval, Centre des monuments nationaux
SPECIAL - Vacances en France!
Welcome to the third in our series of country specials – designed to help you make the most of a week(end) away. With Germany and The Netherlands covered, we continue our journey to France, where 13 modern house museum are ready to welcome you! How about visiting a pure Alvar Aalto in mint condition, near Paris? And of course you'll find Le Corbusier's Unesco-listed Villa Savoye among our member houses, along with the less famous, self-built retreat of Jean Prouvé in Nancy. We’ve arranged the houses here chronologically, from youngest to oldest. Even if you decide to have a staycation this summer, you can still travel the houses from home.
Note: Plan your visits well in advance, as house museums and especially private houses can have irregular visiting times. Also, coronavirus regulations often require online reservation.
Maison Bernard, Antti Lovag, Théoule-sur-Mer, 1970s
Designed as a family residence, Maison Bernard is a much-admired example of organic architecture. Antti Lovag created the house by assembling spherical spaces which adapt to the surrounding area by integrating with the natural environment – going beyond strict rational necessities towards a new vision of home.
Maison Louis Carré, Alvar Aalto, Bazoches-sur-Guyonne 1959-1963
Built for a wealthy Parisian art dealer, Maison Louis Carré is located in the village of Bazoches-sur-Guyonne, some 40 km south-west of Paris. This masterpiece of modern architecture, combining buildings, garden, furniture and interior design in a total work of art, is Aalto's only surviving building in France.
Maison Jean Prouvé, Jean Prouvé, Nancy, 1954
Built in 1954, Jean Prouvé's family home is located in a residential area on one of the hills dominating Nancy. Demonstrating the simplicity and lightness of Prouvé's architectural style, it was built in a single summer by the architect and a couple of family friends, using prefabricated materials. Below the house is a pavilion, Prouvé's office.
Le Cabanon, Le Corbusier, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, 1952
Le Corbusier's tiny seaside holiday cabin, Le Cabanon, on the Côte d'Azur in France, was where the architect spent every August for 18 years. Built in 1951 in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the Cabanon looks like a log cabin from the outside. Inside, it was carefully designed on modular principles and made from prefabricated elements.
Villa Cavrois, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Croix, 1932
This family home is a total work of art. Based on a classical organisation with separate wings for the parents, children and servants, this house is nevertheless a manifesto for modernist architecture with its strong attention to light, space and rational volumes. Villa Cavrois has undergone an exemplary restoration to its former glory.
Villa Savoye, Le Corbusier, Poissy, 1931
Villa Savoye, a modernist villa in Poissy, on the outskirts of Paris, was designed by Le Corbusier and his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret. A manifesto of Le Corbusier's ideas about new architecture, the villa is one of the most easily recognisable examples of the International Style. In 2016, UNESCO added Villa Savoye to its list of World Heritage Sites.
Van Doesburg's studio house, Theo van Doesburg, Meudon, 1930
De Stijl founder Theo van Doesburg designed this studio house in the late 1920s for himself and his wife Nelly van Moorsel. Unfortunately, he died (aged only 47) before the house was finished. On the outskirts of Paris, the house represents Van Doesburg’s view on the synthesis of the arts and his ambition to unite society, industry and science.
Villa E-1027, Eileen Gray, Roquebrune Cap-Martin, 1926-1929
Eileen Gray's first building, this villa is essentially a white rectangle perched upon the Cap-Martin cliff face, with concrete piles, open plan rooms, a roof garden, horizontal windows and a 'free' facade - a modernist icon. The house's interior is even more important, and testifies to Gray's talent as a designer and the attention she put into details.
Ateliers-musée Chana Orloff, Paris, 1926
The complete oeuvre of Chana Orloff, one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, is presented in her house-studio designed in 1926 by architect Auguste Perret. Orloff was a self-taught artist and occupies a unique place in art history. A visit to the workshop reveals busts of famous people of her time including Pierre Chareau and Anaïs Nin.
Quartiers Modernes Frugès, Le Corbusier, Pessac, 1924-1926
Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret built the Quartiers Modernes Frugès on the garden city model, using the advantages of standard housing to create homes that are similar yet varied. This urban utopia brought good housing for the many, and was a revolution in terms of construction and aesthetics, as well as comfort and social progress.
Les Colombières, Ferdinand Bac, Menton, 1924
Les Colombières (The Dovecotes) is a villa in Menton on the French Riviera. The extensions of the original house and gardens were designed and supervised by caricaturist, illustrator, author and designer Ferdinand Bac between 1920 and '24. Bac also designed furniture and fittings for the house and personally painted all then frescos and paintings.
Villa Noailles, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Hyères, 1923-1932
Villa Noailles is one of the first modernist buildings constructed in France. The villa, designed by Mallet-Stevens for Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles, exhibits the founding tenets of the rationalist movement. Later extensions and the courtyard and gardens turned a modest holiday home into a 1800m2 ocean liner.
Villa Majorelle, Henri Sauvage, Nancy 1901-1902
The Parisian architect Henri Sauvage designed the house of Nancean cabinet-maker Louis Majorelle as a manifesto for a new type of architecture, in which comfort and harmony of volumes are the leading ideas. Sauvage asked other artists to contribute to the decoration, making Villa Majorelle the first example of the principle of the unity of arts.
Posted 9 July 2020