The Diversity of Modernism: Thematic Focus for 2019
The American urban and suburban landscapes saw dramatic changes to the built environment post WWII. From the way we lived, to how we worked, shopped and played, many unknown regional minority and female architects played a vital role in the development of our communities. For as much as is known about the contributions of major architects such as Johnson, Breuer, Wright and Kahn, the contributions of regional minority and female architects to our built heritage is vast and yet largely unknown.
Instagram Project Aims to Put Modernism on the Map
Down in Texas, a special collaboration is brewing to map modernism around the state. modTEXAS, Houston Mod, Mid Tex Mod, and Docomomo US NTX have joined forces to invite participants to seek-out subjects on a monthly theme using the #modtexas tag.
Development Concerns at the Buckminster Fuller Dome at Woods Hole
The Dome at Woods Hole, the oldest extant Buckminster Fuller designed geodesic dome in the world and a unique and delicate structure (the framing members are stock dimensional lumber cut to fit the geometry) is now under serious threat.
Doco Games Epic Architecture Tournament
This year for Giving Tuesday (Nov. 27th), Docomomo US is launching its first ever battle for architectural survival with the “Doco Games.” The #DocoGames is a day-long tournament that features sixteen of Docomomo US’ biggest supporters fighting to save a building they love.
Docomomo US NTX Goes to the Zoo
On a lovely Saturday morning on April 28, 2018, about thirty modern enthusiasts from North Texas toured the historic Dallas Zoo on Marsalis Avenue, located at its current location since 1912, for a memorable tour and lecture co-sponsored by Docomomo US NTX and Preservation Dallas.