ONLINE FORUM: Aalto's Woodberry Poetry Room

DOCOMOMO US presents an online forum. The Woodberry Poetry Room in the Lamont Library at Harvard University (1949) is one of only four extant designs in the United States by the great Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. Aalto designed the room and, working with his wife, Aino, its furnishings. The planned renovation of the space and its fittings is currently underway and has inspired a lively exchange of views among members of the architecture, design and preservation communities.

METROPOLIS MAGAZINE NEWS

Metropolis Magazine’s August 2006 issue is devoted to saving Modern Architecture.

CYPRUS JOINT EVENT CONFERENCE

October 30 – November 4, 2006, Hilton Nicosia, Cyprus
A joint event for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Cultural Heritage (CH) and Information Technology (IT) focusing on e-documentation and 3D Computer Graphics.

THREATENED: Paul Rudolph's Riverview High School

On Tuesday, June 20, 2006, despite months of active campaigning by local and national preservationists, the Sarasota (Florida) School Board voted 5-0 to demolish Paul Rudolph’s 1957 Riverview High School. As reported in DOCOMOMO US's Summer 2006 newsletter, it was Rudolph’s first major architectural commission, following his remarkable early period of residential design.

FUTURE ANTERIOR JOURNAL RELEASE

Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and
Preservation announces the release of:
Future Anterior: Journal of Historic Preservation History, Theory and Criticism, v.3, n.1 (Summer 2006).

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