George Smart of Triangle Modernist Houses Speaks at Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte.
September 27, 2010 (CHARLOTTE, NC) — When Pecha Kucha Night Charlotte cranks up its “V.7: Midnight at the Mint” event this Friday in the new Mint Museum at midnight, George Smart of Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) will be there to speak on “Mayberry Modernism: Why North Carolina Is America’s Hotspot For Way Cool Houses.”
September 15, 2010 (CARY, NC) – Nowell’s Contemporary Furniture in Cary will host the Triangle Modernist Houses’ “ModStock House Tour Party” on Thursday, September 23, from 6-8 p.m. Free and open to the public with registration, the party will kick off the TMH’s 2010 Modern Homes Tour in Raleigh on the following Saturday, September 25,from 1-4:30 p.m.
The 2010 tour is the 14th tour of Modernist homes that the non-profit preservation organization has sponsored in its three-year history.
The Nowell’s ModStock Party includes beer and wine, sodas and snacks, and the opportunity to see thousands of square feet of Nowell’s extensive modern furniture and furnishings. At 7 p.m., TMH founder George Smart and Nowell’s owner Jerry Nowell will give away gift certificates and other prizes.
Triangle Modernist Houses Celebrates Its Third Year of Advocacy
September 2, 2010 (CHAPEL HILL, NC) – Triangle Modernist Houses (TMH) will celebrate its third anniversary with a Cocktail Birthday Party in the new Aloft Hotel in Chapel Hill on Monday, September 13, starting at 6 p.m. The cash-bar event is open to the public and no registration is required.
Management consultant George Smart of Durham launched TMH in 2007 as the website for Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc., now an award-winning North Carolina nonprofit organization committed to documenting, preserving, and promoting Modernist residential architecture.
Since then, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, the site has archived over 8000 photos of over 2400 Modernist houses along with profiles of over 200 architects. Over 3500 people have signed up for 15 successful home tours. Thousands every month monitor the site’s unique listings of Modernist houses for sale or rent. TMH has also sponsored three successful out-of-state tours of Modernist architecture and art, presented lectures on modernism in North Carolina, and received four preservation awards including a national award from the Vernacular Architecture Forum.