Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House

On five Thursdays in September, starting on 2 September, Iconic Houses presents five live online lectures and an accompanying five-part thematic series of videos that tells the story of the avant-garde developments in the 20th century in the field of housing in the Netherlands, on the basis of twenty modern house museums that are a member of the Iconic Houses Network.
The last module on 30 September will be concluded with a live-streamed house tour of the new penthouse by architect Nanne de Ru (founder of Powerhouse Company) in Rotterdam, and the new chairman of the Iconic Houses Foundation.
 
How did progressive architecture develop in The Netherlands in the past hundred years and what have the residents of ‘normal houses’ gained from the wild experiments that the architects have sometimes carried out? Iconic Houses will put the strongest examples of innovative, avant-garde residential architecture in the spotlight.

Themes addressed in the live streamed lectures and video series will include:
  • Hygiene and Health in the Modern Home
  • Palaces for the People
  • A Woman’s Place: Clients, Architects, Promoters
  • Experiments with Space
  • Home as Self-Portrait: Architect’s Houses

More information about the event can be found here. Interested participants can register via this link.

ICONIC HOUSES is the international non profit network connecting architecturally significant houses and artists’ homes and studios from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museum.  The platform also focuses on advocacy, preservation, house museum management and cooperation.

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