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Icons at Risk

An international initiative to preserve the world’s most endangered modern houses of unique architectural importance. Many of the world’s most iconic modern homes are being lost due – largely – to being as yet unrecognized as ‘heritage’. Those from the second half of the 20th century are especially vulnerable, lacking any legislative protection. We need to act now, or risk losing them forever. What can be done to save them? Icons at Risk sets out to answer that question. Icons at Risk is an international initiative to preserve the world’s most endangered modern houses of unique architectural importance, following in the footsteps of the Iconic Houses network for house museums. In this fresh endeavor, efforts focus on the rapidly vanishing, at-risk sector of new heritage. Raising public awareness and supporting house owners to take action are the main ways in which Icons at Risk will aim to slow the loss of important 20th-century homes.

Icons at Risk is an initiative of the Iconic Houses Foundation.The Steering Committee includes representatives from the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles, the Modern Interiors Research Centre at Kingston University London and Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage.

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Abrams House

Denise Scott Brown and Robert Venturi

1979, USA

Casa Sperimentale

Giuseppe Perugini

1976, Italy

Villa Cavrois

Robert Mallet-Stevens

1932, France

Villa E-1027

Eileen Gray

1929, France

Villa Girasole

Angelo Invernizzi

1935, Italy

Von Sternberg House

Richard Neutra

1936, USA

Villa E-1027

Latest update 29 July 2019

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Casa Sperimentale

Threat: danger of collapse
Latest update 29 July 2019
Download our extensive [Dossier #01|doc/download.pdf]

Call to Action
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Abrams House

Latest update 29 July 2019


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Villa Girasole

Architect: Angelo Invernizzi
Year of completion: 1935
Location: Marcellise, Italy


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Villa Cavrois

Latest update 29 July 2019
Download our extensive [Dossier #01 >|doc/download.pdf]

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Von Sternberg House

Latest update 29 July 2019


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