The online program of the Iconic Houses conference will bring you insights into Dutch residential architecture of the 20th century and will strengthen the network of museum professionals who run modern house museums. 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?
In September, we will put the strongest examples of innovative, avant-garde residential architecture in the spotlight for you in five online modules that last circa 1,5 hour. Devoted to the "Pioneers of the Dutch Modern House" in the Netherlands and their impact on architectural history. Each module consists of a keynote lecture and a video.
Five online modules can be joined live via Zoom on respectively 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 September. From mid October 2021 onwards, the package of recorded lectures together with the video series can be purchased as modules through our webshop to watch on demand.
Ticket are available here. Deadline to register is Wednesday 1 September, 2021.
All lectures are English spoken, all videos are English subtitled.
More information and interviews with the speakers are available on the Iconic Houses website.
02/09 Hygiene and Health in the Modern Home
Lecture by Prof. Beatriz Colomina, Professor of the History of Architecture at Princeton University. Hetty Berens, curator at Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sonneveld House, presents the video, featuring:
- De Kiefhoek J.J.P. Oud, Rotterdam, 1930.
- Erasmuslaan Modelwoning, Gerrit Rietveld, Utrecht, 1931.
- Huis Sonneveld, Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, Rotterdam, 1933.
- Dijkstra Huis, Ben Merkelbach and Charles Karsten, Groet, 1934.
- Huis Kraayeveld, now Chabot Museum, G.W. Baas Rotterdam, 1938
09/09 Palaces for the People
Lecture by Valentijn Carbo, architectural historian at Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser. He also presents the video, featuring:
- Modelwoning in Het Schip, Michel de Klerk, Amsterdam, 1921.
- De Papaverhof, Jan Wils, Den Haag, 1921
- Van Eesteren Museumwoning, Nielsen, Spruit & Van de Kuile, Amsterdam, 1952.
- Museumhuis Polman, Lotte Stam-Beese and Ernest Groosman, Nagele, 1956.
- Robijnhof Modelwoning Gerrit Rietveld, Utrecht, 1958.
16/09 A Woman’s Place: Clients, Architects, Promoters
Lecture by Prof. Alice T. Friedman, author of Women and the Making of the Modern House. Natalie Dubois, curator at Centraal Museum and Rietveld Schröderhuis presents the video, featuring:
- Jachthuis Sint Hubertus, H.P. Berlage, client Hélène Kröller Müller, Otterlo, 1920.
- Rietveld Schröderhuis, Gerrit Rietveld, client and co-designerTruus Schröder-Schräder, Utrecht, 1924.
- Museumhuis Polman, architect Lotte Stam-Beese, Nagele, 1956.
23/09 Experiments with Space
Lecture by Anita Blom, architectural historian and Senior Specialist in post-war architecture and urban planning at the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. Robert von der Nahmer, architect and owner of the Diagoonwoning in Delft presents the video, featuring:
- Huis Van Zessen, Cornelis van Eesteren, West Kinderdijk, 1923.
- Van Doesburg Rinsemahuis, Theo van Doesburg, Drachten, 1921.
- Diagoonwoning, Delft, Herman Hertzberger, 1971.
- Kubuswoning, Piet Blom, Rotterdam, 1984.
- Wall House #2, John Hejduk, Groningen, 2012.
30/09 Home as Self-Portrait: Architect's Houses
Lecture by Gennaro Postiglione, Professor in Interior Architecture at Politecnico di Milano and author of The Architect's Home. Natascha Drabbe, founder and executive director of Iconic Houses network presents the video, featuring:
- Huis Van Ravesteyn, Sybold van Ravesteyn, Utrecht, 1932.
- Jan de Jonghuis, Jan de Jong, Schaijk, 1956-1983.
- Van Schijndelhuis, Mart van Schijndel, Utrecht, 1992.
- De Tempelhof, Huub & Adelheid Kortekaas, Winssen, 1995-1999.