The August 2006 proposal for the Bell Labs facility in Holmdel, New Jersey, has been received by many in the scientific, preservation, and architectural communities, as well as the surrounding community of Holmdel, to be an acceptable step in the redevelopment of the site and original building by Eero Saarinen.
Lamont Library has informed DOCOMOMO US that the Woodberry Poetry Room can be visited by researchers upon request.
Statement issued by DOCOMOMO US regarding Aalto's Poetry Room at Harvard.
The Getty Foundation has awarded a grant to the University of Cincinnati, home to a world-class collection of signature architecture, to fund the university’s first study on how to preserve its modern architecture.
The New York/Tri-State chapter newsletter is in the mail and chock full of news and features from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. If you’re not on the mailing list you can find it online in PDF at the link below.
Exhibitions International will hold a Pearlroth House fundraising event from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on October 27, 2006 at the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012.
A Chain of Events
Modernist Architecture on the Outer Cape:
Marcel Breuer to Charles Jencks
August 18 through October 15
International DOCOMOMO Workshop
“How to Preserve a Housing Utopia: The Documentation and Sustainability of Modern Heritage, Case Study: Ataköy – Istanbul”
Istanbul – Turkey, September 18-25, 2006
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’s August 2006 issue is devoted to saving Modern Architecture.