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 Reglazing Modernism: Intervention Strategies for the Renewal of 20th Century Icons

Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Event: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

 Image courtesy of Angel Ayón.

Welcome to the first of our 2020 Virtual Programs! We are hard at work putting together some educational and fun virtual events to keep our APTNE community connected.

The extensive use of exterior glazed enclosures is one of the most character-defining features of Modern architecture. After decades of service, many Modern buildings from the pre- and post-war periods of the 20th century have deteriorated and have required various types of interventions to address decay, reestablish functionality and improve appearance or performance. The case studies presented in this virtual presentation are organized according to three main intervention categories: Restoration, Rehabilitation and Replacement. These three main categories are expanded into further intervention strategies that portray a wide range of options for reglazing Modernism.

This presentation will addresss how the intervention helped to preserve culturally significant features and how it adhered to current understanding of building science, Modern heritage conservation and contemporary requirements for building envelope design for energy conservation and optimum environmental performance. A set of emerging high-performance technologies that are becoming available in the building construction and renovation marketplace as a response to the challenges posed by some of the reglazing Modernism case studies will be included.

Event hosts

Angel Ayón, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is the founder and Principal of AYON Studio Architecture & Preservation in New York City, where he provides comprehensive professional services in the fields of architecture and historic preservation. He was awarded the 2015 James Marston Fitch Mid-Career Fellowship to undertake the research presented in his book with the same title as this presentation. Ayón holds both a professional degree in Architecture and a M.S. in Conservation and Rehabilitation of the Built Heritage from the Higher Polytechnic Institute José Antonio Echeverría in his native Havana, Cuba, and a Post-graduate Certificate in Conservation of Historic Buildings and Archaeological Sites from Columbia University in New York. 

Uta Pottgiesser, PhD
, is Chair of Heritage & Technology at TU Delft in the Netherlands (Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment) and Professor of Building Construction and Materials at TH OWL UAS in Germany (Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture) where she is a co-founder of the Master of Integrated Design specialized in facade and computational design. As a practicing architect, research scientist and Vice-Chair of DOCOMOMO Germany, she works on the protection, reuse and enhancement of the built heritage. Pottgiesser holds a professional degree as an Architect. She received her Diploma in Architecture from TU Berlin and obtained her PhD from TU Dresden both in Germany.


Details & Logistics:

  • A Zoom link will be provided post-registration
  • Cost: This Virtual Event is complimentary to APTNE members and non-members
  • Event time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST


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