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.
Save the Enomoto Murals for UHWO
The Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR) and Docomomo Hawaii together have raised approximately $35,000 towards our goal of $50,000 that we will need for the installation of these murals in their new CLEAR home, at the UH West Oahu Campus. Our deadline for installation is December 31, 2017.
A farewell to Albert Ledner
His work, often described as “quirky” or “whimsical” since it appears difficult to categorize stylistically, falls more under Frank Lloyd Wright’s Organic School of Modern Architecture. Unlike many FLW acolytes, however, Ledner did not merely copy the style of the teacher, but embraced the philosophy and made it his own.
Providence Heights College lost
Sadly, Issaquah, WA is losing the historic, architectural and artistic treasure of Providence Heights College despite a hard fought battle for its preservation by the Sammamish Heritage Society, The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, and a collective group of individuals in the community.