Dorich House Museum and Iconic Houses | Icons At Risk

Casa Sperimentale, designed by Giuseppe Perugini, Uga De Plaisant, Raynaldo Perugini, 1968-1975, one of Iconic Houses’ ‘Icons at Risk’. Photo: French+Tye

ICONIC HOUSES | ICONS AT RISK

Dorich House Museum is a member of Iconic Houses, an international network of architecturally significant modern houses that open to the public. The network supports cooperation around areas of mutual interest, such as research and conservation. Over the last two years we have worked with Natascha Drabbe (Iconic Houses), Janice Lyle (Sunnylands Center and Gardens) and Chandler McCoy (Getty Conservation Institute) on the Steering Committee for a new Iconic Houses initiative, Icons at Risk, to raise awareness of the world’s most endangered architecturally important modern houses.

Houses of the second half of the 20th century – including examples by leading international architects – are particularly at vulnerable to demolition as many are not yet old enough to benefit from heritage protection. Icons at Risk provides a simple Alert mechanism to allow house owners and the public to raise awareness of buildings under threat and spotlights campaigns to support their protection and conservation. Explore the houses of Iconic Houses members and find out more about Icons at Risk here:  https://www.iconichouses.org/icons-at-risk