Docomomo responds to plans to demolish 270 Park Avenue
As JP Morgan Chase and the City of New York announce plans to demolish and replace 270 Park Avenue, formerly the Union Carbide building, Docomomo US and Docomomo US New York/Tri-state join forces to advocate for this iconic example of corporate modernism.
Public Spaces-Inside and Out
Docomomo US and its Chapters will explore Public Spaces as our advocacy theme for 2018 - seeking to understand and appreciate the intricacies of their design, their relationship to the projects, which created them and their context within the overall urban setting, site and building design.
To be, or not to be, Docomomo, that is no longer the question
By advocating for the safeguarding of buildings and sites based less on chronological ‘fit’ and more on whether or not they have expanded the tenets of the Modern Movement in meaningful and provocative ways, Docomomo will take a decisive leadership role in an arena that will only intensify and expand in the years ahead.
In the media
This building put Arquitectonica on the global map. That won’t stop its demolition.
Miami commissioners have signed a death warrant for the Babylon, the distinctly colorful, ziggurat-shaped Brickell apartment house that was the first commercial building by homegrown design giant Arquitectonica and a landmark that helped set the stage for the city’s downtown revival.
What's in store in 2018
From ongoing advocacy efforts, to recognizing significant people and projects in the Modernism in America Awards, to celebrating and bringing awareness to significant architecture and design across the country during the National Symposium and Tour Day, see what is taking place in 2018.
Argentinian Marcel Breuer building in ruins
The Parador Ariston, on the Atlantic south coast, is the only work by Bauhaus master Marcel Breuer in Latin America. Unfortunately, the Parador Ariston has now reached an advanced state of disrepair, having been abandoned for at least 20 years and suffered the effects of sea air, weather and vandalism.