Capsule tower in Tokyo at risk

Capsule tower in Tokyo at risk DOCOMOMO International has to report that the demolition of Kisho Kurokawa’s iconic metabolist building has started in April 2022. Despite many initiatives of residents, owners and activists it was not possible to find an investor who could preserve and renovate the whole building.  Read more background information about the… Continue reading Capsule tower in Tokyo at risk

Silos of Beirut at risk

Silos of Beirut at risk DOCOMOMO International strongly supports the the concept of non-demolition of the silos of Beirut, which acts as a memorial and a carrier of the collective memory.  DOCOMOMO International has been contacted by a group of 25 Lebanese Heritage experts regarding the possible demolition of the silos of Beirut. The silos… Continue reading Silos of Beirut at risk

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal – Modern Movement in Ukraine: Extended deadline

CfP: Special Issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal – Modern Movement in Ukraine: Extended Deadline May 31st In March 2022 DOCOMOMO International has put forward a Solidarity Statement on Ukraine to express our solidarity and to intensify our joint activities of documentation and conservation related to Modernist Architecture and Urbanism in Ukraine. DOCOMOMO Ukraine since its… Continue reading Call for Papers: Special Issue of the DOCOMOMO Journal – Modern Movement in Ukraine: Extended deadline

Chacarita underground pantheons (Argentina)

Chacarita underground pantheons (Argentina) DOCOMOMO International supports the request to protect the buried Pantheons of the Chacarita Cemetery in Buenos Aires, one of the significant examples of the Modern Movement, and created by pioneer woman architect Itala Fulvia Villa (Contributors: Lelia Cornell, Raquel S. de Dias, Günter Ernst, Carlos Gabutti, Ludovico Koppman and Clorindo Testa).… Continue reading Chacarita underground pantheons (Argentina)

Former Kindergartens in Visaginas (Lithunia)

Former Kindergartens in Visaginas (Lithunia) DOCOMOMO International supports the community of Visaginas to ensure the measures necessary to carry out a thorough study and analysis of the situation before the Evaluation Council makes a decision to include or not include the building ensemble to the Cultural Values Register and has brought the case to trial.… Continue reading Former Kindergartens in Visaginas (Lithunia)

DOCOMOMO International Solidarity Statement on Ukraine

The monument to Shevchenko in Kharkiv is covered with sandbags © Ukraine, 2022

DOCOMOMO International Solidarity Statement on Ukraine Over the last weeks DOCOMOMO International has been contact with our colleague Alexander Bouryak, Chair of DOCOMOMO Ukraine who is still staying in Kharkiv, the City of Constructivsm. Many other colleagues, friends and activists had to leave the country. In the meantime, the people continue to protect and to… Continue reading DOCOMOMO International Solidarity Statement on Ukraine

Proclamation to Architects on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Budapest

PROCLAMATION TO ARCHITECTSon the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Budapest As a group of architects in Budapest, “Huszonkettesek”, we are addressing you and the world’s appreciative public. We feel that we have run out of tools, that we have no other option left to stop the government’s havoc. The current Hungarian government wants to make… Continue reading Proclamation to Architects on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Budapest

Kharkiv, Ukraine Modern Heritage crys for Help

Kharkiv, Ukraine Modern Heritage crys for Help Dear DOCOMOMO friends, today we received the first news from our colleague … from Kharkiv, Ukraine: “My hometown Kharkiv, which for many years has been the subject of my scientific research, excursions and educational projects, is surrounded by the Russian army and every day is under inhuman and… Continue reading Kharkiv, Ukraine Modern Heritage crys for Help

Bid to save the Australian Environmental Studies Building at Griffith University, Brisbane

Bid to save the Australian Environmental Studies Building at Griffith University, Brisbane “A pair of architects have launched a bid to heritage protect a 1970s university building built among the bush on Griffith University’s Nathan Campus in Brisbane, which the university plans to demolish. Completed in 1977, the Australian Environmental Studies Building was designed by John… Continue reading Bid to save the Australian Environmental Studies Building at Griffith University, Brisbane