Designing Modern Life

Authors

  • Ana Tostões IST–UTL

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.LVSIMYWB

Keywords:

Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing

Abstract

The aim is to contribute for the discussion that relates modern heritage and interior space, common daily life and musealization of Modern Interior Spaces, gathered underneath a global strategy, to better understand and preserve these delicate monuments. In fact, the interior space with all devices and furniture pieces is frequently not appreciated as an essential matter in safeguard interventions. Ranging from restoration process research and know-how, new modern materials and techniques are discussed facing up to new conservation process and innovative rehabilitation solutions, as well. One knows that Modern spatiality must require furniture conceived under a unitary design concept, which implies today to identify every detail with the aim of a reconstruction process, where research on documentation is one of the success keys.

How to Cite

Tostões, A. (2012). Designing Modern Life. Docomomo Journal, (46), 2–5. https://doi.org/10.52200/46.A.LVSIMYWB

Published

2012-07-01

Author Biography

Ana Tostões, IST–UTL

Is chair of docomomo International (www.docomomo.com). Architect, architecture historian and associate professor with habilitation at IST–UTL, Lisbon, where she is coordinating the architectural PhD Program. Her research field is the twentieth century architectural and urban history with an emphasis on rehabilitation practices, focusing especially on post–war architectural culture and relations between European, African and American. On these topics she has published widely, curated exhibitions, and taken part in juries and scientific committees. Tostões has been vice–president of the Portuguese Border of Architects and the Portuguese section of the International Association of Art Critics. She’s actually coordinating the research project (PTDC/AUR–AQI/103229/2008) EWV: Exchanging World Visions. The project aims to study Sub–Sahara African architecture and planning mostly built in Angola and Mozambique during the Modern Movement period.