Thursday, May 12, 2011

Zonnestraal Sanatorium

Following on from yesterday's rather bleak posting about Glasgow's Egyptian Halls, here's a more positive story of successful architectural preservation. The Zonnestraal ('sunbeam') Sanatorium near Hilversum, Holland (Jan Duiker, 1926-1931) has been lovingly restored by the founders of the DOCOMOMO movement. In this article for the New York Review of Books, Martin Filler charts the sanatorium's history and outlines the renovation work.