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2016 NCMH Events
December 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh NC

Thursday, December 15, 6-8pm - Heather Washburn of Calico Studio hosted a holiday party at NCSU Centennial Campus, Cloudbees, Venture I Building, 940 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh. 54 people attended.


December 2016
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Raleigh NC

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E. Stewart Williams (1909-2005) was a prolific Modernist architect based in Palm Springs. This film traces  Williams’ family history and professional career, from the early days designing a home for Frank Sinatra, to the later years, producing civic structures, including the Crafton Hills College, Palm Springs Art Museum and Santa Fe Federal Savings, now the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion.  118 people attended.
November 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh NC

We joined Kelly Wohlengant at Retro Modern Furnishings, 300 West Hargett #24, Raleigh.  Plus Sarah Tector, a local metal jewelry artist, who focuses on Modernist designs.  35 people attended.


November 2016
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Raleigh NC



During the 1950s and 60s, Donald Wexler pioneered commercial and residential construction using steel and prefabrication. He applied his groundbreaking techniques and unique style to projects for clients such as Dinah Shore, Frank Sinatra, the Alexander Construction Company and Walt Disney World Resort. Today Donald Wexler’s work is garnering new appreciation worldwide and providing inspirationfor a new generation of architects. 79 people attended.
October 2016
The "DWELL House" Tour
3246 Hanks Chapel Road
Pittsboro NC





In 2003, Joseph Tanney and Robert Luntz of Resolution4 Architecture in New York designed this modular house.  It was called "the most high-profile modern prefab house in America" by the Washington Post and credited by many writers as the spark in a new movement of modern prefab housing.  250 people attended.


October 2016
High Point NC

45 people attended George Smart's talk at Universal Furniture International at High Point Market.
October 2016

Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh NC

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130 people attended at Raleigh Architecture Company's annual party with NCMH at Trophy Brewing Company, Maywood branch.  Special guest: Lester Levine, author of 911 Memorial Visions: Innovative Concepts from the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition, signed his book.  Levine spent nearly seven months as the only person to ever review all 5,201 entries to the 2003 World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition, identifying designs that challenged traditional ideas of a public memorial. After four years of seeking out and interviewing the creators of those designs, Levine tells the story of the evolving concept of an American memorial.
October 2016
Raleigh Rotary
Raleigh NC



45 people attended George Smart's talk on Mayberry Modernism at the City Club.
October 2016

Mod Squad Member Party
Raleigh NC





95 people attended at the new Form & Function building in Raleigh.
October 2016
Moho Realty Architecture Movie Series
Raleigh NC

Desert Utopia traces the origins of midcentury architecture in Palm Springs. Jake Gorst’s film brings alive landmark structures by Richard Neutra, Albert Frey, E. Stewart Williams, Donald Wexler, William Cody and William Krisel and features never-before-seen archival footage of the architects and construction. 

67 people attended.
October 2016
Fallingwater Tour





24 people travelled to see Fallingwater, Kentuck Knob, and Polymath Park on NCMH's annual trip.

"Fallingwater cannot be understood until you've experienced it. It is nothing like its photos. It is a livable space that impacts and changes the way life is experienced. The photos are all taken with a wide lense that distorts. George's trip is the one to take. It's first-class all the way, and gave us an additional esthetic experience to match our Fallingwater experience. At scheduled restaurants, we were able to order whatever we wanted to eat. This trip was an unforgettable experience." -- Mary Anne Thomas

"I was only vaguely familiar with homes designd by Frank Lloyd Wright. The Fallingwater Tour educated and delighted me. With my former careers in engineering and geology, I immediately recognized Wright's forward thinking, engineering innovation, and artistry with geology. Now I know where ideas for certain features in today's houses originated. The tour of vivacious Pittsburgh and the serene "Usonian" homes nicely bookended an easily doable trip that included comfortable lodging, impressive restaurants, good company, and Pennsylvania scenery only a geologist would love." = Zinith Barbee

"The trip was educational, informative and very well run and organized.  For quite some time I wanted to see  the Fallingwater House and this was an excellent opportunity.   The group was a lot of fun and it was very good to travel with people with a common interest. I also enjoyed seeing the other Frank Lloyd Wright Houses. The tour guides were very good also. Angela and Sharon were very attentive to our needs. The schedule and planned activities fit very well in a two day trip.  I  recommend this trip without any reservations." -- Gustavo Montana


September 2016
Modapalooza Tour



The 2016 Morrison House, Chapel Hill, designed by Louis Cherry



The 1960 Wade Williams House, designed by Wade Williams



The 2016 Louis House, Durham, designed by Bill Waddell



The 2016 Balakrishnan Residence, Chapel Hill, designed by Jason Hart



The 2016 Mangano Renovation, Raleigh, designed and built by Will Alphin

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The NCSU Talley Student Center, Raleigh, guided by project architect Scott Shell of Duda Paine


51 people attended.

September 2016
Charlotte ModShop Tour

NCMH went to the Queen City's Modernist houses and of course our always popular stop at IKEA on the way home!  Plus the Bechtler Museum of Art for The House That Modernism Built, a rich mid-20th-century art collection alongside furniture, textile, and ceramic holdings on loan from various institutions including Eames Office, Herman Miller Archives, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design along with works from private collectors. The works included Victor Vasarely, Zoltan Kemeny, Kenneth Noland, Roy Lichtenstein, Charles and Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Buckminster Fuller.

Charlotte's wildest Modernist residence - the 1980 Keilhack House, 8900 sf designed by internationally known Florida architect Gene Leedy

The 2016 Taylor House, designed by Matt Griffith and Erin Sterling Lewis

 

The Epstein House, designed by Stan Russell.

The 2016 Zack Alsentzer House, designed by Zack Alsentzer



And finally, IKEA, the massive modern furnishings store.

31 people attended.
September
2016
Thirst4Architecture

Hillsborough NC

Leland Little Auctions.  Leland, Clare, and Luke hosted 70 people at their auction preview.

August 2016
Thirst4Architecture

Port of Raleigh
Raleigh NC

 


Ana Maria Muñoz hosted the launch of Flitch Furniture.  85 people attended.
August 2016

The Bridge House Tour

Raleigh



150 people toured the McDaniel Residence, aka the Bridge House because of its unique bridges on the front and back.  Built by Durham Potter. 
Designed by Chad Parker and Brett Hautop of Vernacular Studio.

 July 2016
Thirst4Architecture
McConnell Studios
Raleigh


 
The 2016 George Matsumoto Prize featured 16 amazing houses from the mountains to the sea in North Carolina.  An international jury chose their top three, and the public voted on their three favorites online. Thanks to all the architects, homeowners, jurors, and all of you who voted!  The Matsumoto Prize encourages new Modernist architecture in North Carolina. This year the Prize was given with support from the McAdams Foundation.  Here are the winners:

Jury Awards:  1st Place, $3,000, 123 Hillcrest - Will Alphin
2nd Place, $2,000, The Corbett House - Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith
3rd Place, $1,000, The Medlin House - Erin Sterling Lewis and Matt Griffith

 
People's Choice Awards:  Blauhaus - Adam Sebastian
123 Hillcrest - Will Alphin
Ciel10 - Jason Weil

Many thanks to McConnell Studios for hosting the party!  Over 200 attended.


July 2016
The Ike and Trudy Taylor House
Homeplace of James Taylor

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Designed by George Matsumoto and John Latimer, this heralded Tar Heel home housed the Taylor family including mom Trudy, dad Ike, James, brothers Livingston, Hugh, and Alex, and sister Kate.

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Besides the main house, people saw the 2-bedroom guest house where James and his siblings played music during the early 1960's.  The lower floor contains the children’s bedrooms, the upper floor had a master bedroom and living room. The kitchen, renovated in the late 1960's by Arthur Cogswell, is on the mezzanine level.  Over 450 people attended.


 June 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Durham

105 people joined Erik, Randy, Leon, and the staff of BuildSense at their cool, super-green-sustainable offices in downtown Durham, 502 Rigsbee Avenue.


June 2016
Mayberry Modernism
Raleigh

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George Smart spoke to 45 people at PG Werth's in Raleigh.
June 2016

Mayberry Modernism
Raleigh



George Smart spoke to 35 people at the Rotary Club of the Capital City in Raleigh.
June 2016

Mayberry Modernism
Chapel Hill

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George Smart spoke to 30 people at the Chapel Hill Howard Perry and Walston office.
June 2016

The Ike and Trudy Taylor House
Homeplace of James Taylor

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Designed by George Matsumoto and John Latimer, this heralded Tar Heel home housed the Taylor family including mom Trudy, dad Ike, James, brothers Livingston, Hugh, and Alex, and sister Kate.

Carved into the deck

Besides the main house, people saw the 2-bedroom guest house where James and his siblings played music during the early 1960's.  The lower floor contains the children’s bedrooms, the upper floor had a master bedroom and living room. The kitchen, renovated in the late 1960's by Arthur Cogswell, is on the mezzanine level.   

Over 900 people attended. 

2015-2016

NCMH's High School Architecture Initiative
Educating the Next Generation of North Carolina Modernist Architects

2016 Competition Winners

Congratulations to these students who won a statewide design competition and scholarships to  NC State's Design Camp from NCMH: 

Brandon Romero, Kyle Ferrell, Daniel Wallace, Jacob Dillingham, Eric Byrd, Justice Rogers, Leknaja Ellis, Kennedi Bowman, Jose Garcia, and Anthony (AJ) Bulthuis.


 May 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh

110 people joined Bob Drake at TRIG Modern at his new location, 1053 East Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh. Photos by Leilani Carter.


May 2016
NCMH in Denmark, Sweden, and Norway

 

23 people went on the adventure of their lives touring the buildings and natural beauty of Scandinavia: Sweden, Norway, and Denmark.


April 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Durham



We took a walk on the mod side with jewelry made from rubber, steel, iron, gold, and platinum for women and men. 45 people attended.


April 2016
Mountain Modern Tour
Asheville NC

35 architectural adventurers visited:

The Marcotte House, designed by Bert King

The Droege/Beckham Remodel, designed by Scott Huebner

The Bert King House, designed by Bert King

The Randy Siegel House, designed by Bert King

The Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center

The Container House, Biltmore Village, by David Way




The Juran House, 20 Mayflower, designed by Rob Carlton



The Rusafova House, 2 Perdue, designed by Maria Rusafova



The Larry Traber House, designed by Larry Traber

 The John Rogers House, designed by John Rogers



The Ciel House, designed by
Jason Weil


April 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Winston-Salem

STITCH Design Shop hosted our first T4A in Winston-Salem at BlauHaus, a new Modernist house in town. 115 people joined Adam, Ben, Cam, and Pete for a great party.


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April 2016

54 people enjoyed great day touring new, classic, and recently-renovated Modernist houses around the Triangle without the hassle of driving.  The adventure included the company of fellow Modernist fans, breakfast, snacks, a delicious lunch, and free wifi in our luxury restroom-equipped, air-conditioned bus.  Architects and designers were on hand to talk about their houses.

 

The 2015 Farahany/Loder House, designed and built by Phil Szostak



The 2015 Louis House, designed by Bill Waddell, built by Krichco Construction

The 1969 Kornberg House, designed by Jon Condoret, renovated by David Arneson of Center Studio Architecture




The 1950 Pickrell House, designed by William Sprinkle and Doris Stanley,
renovated by Ellen Cassilly



The 1957 Van Wyk House, designed by Jim Webb, renovated by John Lindsey



The 2015 Hurt-Manzi House, designed by Louis Cherry

The G. Milton Small, Jr. Residence, designed by G. Milton Small, Jr



The 1973 Kebschull House, designed by Harv Kebschull

The 1948 Henry and Mabel Kamphoefner House, designed by Henry Kamphoefner with George Matsumoto.

The world-famous 2014 Cherry-Gordon House, designed by Louis Cherry

March 2016
Mayberry Modernism
Durham



George Smart spoke to 15 people at Hill House for the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties.

March 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh

BeyondBlue Interiors, North Hills, Raleigh, with great food by both Bida Manda and David’s Dumpling & Noodle Bar.  68 people attended.  Photos by Rebekah Laney.


February 2016
NCMH Palm Springs
Modernism Week





15 people went on this awesome trip! We'll be going again next year for sure.

February 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Raleigh

170 people joined Mike and Ann at their annual Eidolon Designs Oyster Roast, 414 Dupont Circle, Raleigh.


MOHO Architecture Movie Series
February 2016
Raleigh

Archiculture (2013): a thoughtf
ul, yet critical look at the architectural studio. The film offers a unique glimpse into the world of studio-based, design education through the eyes of a group of students finishing their final design projects. Interviews with leading professionals, historians and educators help create crucial dialog around the key issues faced by this unique teaching methodology and the built environment these future architects will create. Trailer
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Me and My Moulton (2014): In this witty animated short film set in 1960's Norway, a seven-year-old girl asks her hopelessly out-of-touch Modernist parents for a bicycle, but the unconventional ways of this architect couple soon produce comical embarrassment and anxiety. Nominated for a 2015 Academy Award. Trailer

85 people attended.

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January 2016
Thirst4Architecture
Durham

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Elijah Leed Studio, 812 North Mangum Street, Durham. Custom furniture and cabinetry.  55 people attended.


January 2016
Mayberry Modernism
Chapel Hill



George Smart spoke to 61 people. 

January 2016
Mayberry Modernism
Durham

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George Smart spoke to 26 students of Duke's OLLI program. 

January 2016
Mayberry Modernism
 NC Museum of History
Raleigh



George Smart spoke at the NC Museum of History.  40 people attended.
MOHO Architecture Movie Series

January 2016
Raleigh



Romanza: The Structures of California Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright

25 buildings Wright designed for the West Coast, weaving details of the architect's design principles with his life. Interviews of Wright experts, clients, and people who live in and work in the buildings will have you feel the emotional bonds of the occupants with their homes!  Trailer75 people attended.