docomomo Journal Issues

Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora
Docomomo Journal 63 (2020/2)

Download Journal excerpt Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 63 – Tropical Architecture in the Modern Diaspora. Editorial Tropical Architecture, South of Cancer in the Modern Diaspora BY ANA TOSTÕES The cover of this docomomo Journal 63, showing the sun path diagram from 12ºS, Lobito, Angola, 1969, is an homage to Francisco Castro Rodrigues (1920-2015) one of the modern diaspora’s architects who believed in a new world. Having Le Corbusier (1887-1965) and modern Brazilian architecture as role models, he struggled for be a truly modern architect, which meant contributing, through urbanism and architecture, to a democratic, healthy, and happy way…

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Cure and Care
Docomomo Journal 62 (2020/1)

Docomomo International is launching docomomo journal 62 – Cure and Care. This issue of Docomomo Journal allows us to analyze and understand how the healthcare has been a stimulating topic on the core of Modern Movement architecture. Due to COVID-19, we face an unprecedented situation, and now more than ever, urban sanitary measures as well health care buildings are a guarantee of civilization. The theme of docomomo journal 62 could not be more relevant. Editorial Health at the core of Modern Movement Architecture BY ANA TOSTÕES I write this editorial, emotionally immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic, to announce that docomomo…

Education and Reuse
Docomomo Journal 61 (2019/3)

Editorial 100 years back, 100 years forward BY ANA TOSTÕES The theme of this docomomo Journal is that reuse is a key for both a sustainable future and for education. This issue also celebrates the Bauhaus centenary (1919-2019) and tackles the physical and ideological legacy of the German school while confronting it with the challenges we face today and the role that education might play in this fight to value Modern Movement architecture and to pursuit its longevity. The Bauhaus had a pioneering influence on design worldwide which still endures today; through education, experimentation and materialization, a revolution took place…

Architectures of the Sun
Docomomo Journal 60 (2019/2)

Editorial The right to holidays or the emergence of an era of optimism in memory of Tiago Freitas (1977—2017) Entitled “Architectures of the Sun” this issue of the docomomo Journal is devoted to the theme of holidays, and considers the key role of Modern Movement architecture in the symbolic and functional affirmation of the new leisure era. The aim is to reflect on the transformation of the terri­tory and to address the architectural challenges arising from the collective happiness and joy contained in what has been called the right to holidays. In 1937, CIAM 5 specifically linked the housing question…

The Heritage of Mies – Second Edition
Docomomo Journal 56 (2019/1)

EDITORIAL Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America “As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebration of his 130th anniversary, this issue of docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort to establish a philosophical foundation for building in the age of technology makes Mies’s statements important witnesses to a period of historical transition, whose importance has been unimpaired by the passage of half a century”. Mies enjoyed great prominence in Europe and America. Starting in Europe, his first incursions resulted in the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition (1929), the…

An Eastern Europe Vision
Docomomo Journal 59 (2018/2)

EDITORIAL Towards a fresh reading of MoMo historiography While visiting the MAO (Museum of Architecture and Design) in Ljubljana one can appreciate the architectural power of Stanko Kristl’s work [1]. The impressive buildings of this Slovenian architect revealed through the exhibition Humanity and Space, illuminate the beauty of the museum space with some astonishing works and show why Eastern Europe deserves to be included in the historiography of the Modern Movement, to clearly demonstrate the contribution of Iron Curtain countries to the modern avant-garde. As Matevz Celik recognizes, “through his architecture he worked to provide responses to the needs of the people…

Louis I. Kahn – The Permanence
Docomomo Journal 58 (2018/1)

Louis I. Kahn fascinate us all with his passion for Mediterranean culture. Precisely at the moment when the centre of the dominant culture moved from Europe to North America, he was able to immerse himself in the Roman brick structures of the great classical buildings, interpreting the timeless forms of antiquity. When the glass curtain of the bureaucratic International Style became trivialized, he turned to the archaic sources of architecture to discover light, matter and desire, in the pyramids of Gis. or in the ruins of the Caracalla Baths. Kahn is a unique case in the history of 20th-century architecture:…

Modern Southeast Asia
Docomomo Journal 57 (2017/2)

EDITORIAL Parallel Modernities: Architectural Narratives on Southeast Asia “Following the challenges traced by the mASEANa Project (2015-2020)[1], with the collaboration of docomomo International, the aim of this DJ is to discuss the Modern Movement in the Southeast Asian countries [Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam], addressing the course of the built environment and architectural development of each country, through its practice and discourse. Coming from a common goal of preserving and promoting a sustainable future, a platform has been created to discuss documentation, conservation and reuse of modern architecture based on three main concepts: regeneration, equality and openness. Regeneration by,…

The Heritage of Mies
Docomomo Journal 56 (2017/1)

EDITORIAL Baukunst and Zeitwille between Europe and America “As a tribute to Mies Van der Rohe (Aachen, 1886-Chicago, 1969) around the time of the celebrations of his 130th anniversary, this issue of the docomomo Journal focuses on his legacy. As Fritz Neumeyer stated in 1986, “the effort to establish a philosophical foundation for building in the age of technology makes Mies’s statements important witnesses to a period of historical transition, whose importance has been unimpaired by the passage of half a century”. Mies enjoyed great prominence in Europe and America. Starting in Europe, his first incursions resulted in the German Pavilion for the Barcelona…

Modern Lisbon
Docomomo Journal 55 (2016/2)

EDITORIAL Lisbon, a Modern City “As a tribute to Lisbon, where the 14th International docomomo Conference – “Adaptive Re-use. The Modern Movement Towards the Future” took place, the argument of this 55th docomomo Journal is Modern Lisbon. In the words of José-Augusto França, Lisbon “is the last of the old European cities and the first of the modern cities”, as confirmed by the 1758 Baixa Pombalina plan undertaken for the reconstruction of the city destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, as a pioneering example of modern urban planning. Following the avant-garde plan, modern architecture in Portugal may be envisaged through three main moments [1] according to specific policies undertaken during the long Estado Novo dictatorship…