PROFESSIONAL BUILDER: “Modernism Flourishes in North Carolina”

The Aiyyer residence by CUBE Design+Research won first place in the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize design competition for Modernist homes in North Carolina. A vertical zinc wall visually anchors the single-story home. Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

The Aiyyer residence by CUBE Design+Research won first place in the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize design competition for Modernist homes in North Carolina. A vertical zinc wall visually anchors the single-story home. Photo: Richard Leo Johnson

By Susan Bady

North Carolina, I recently learned, has the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the United States. A design competition, the George Matsumoto Prize, was created in 2012 especially for these homes. George Matsumoto, FAIA, is one of the founding faculty members of North Carolina State University’s School of Design and has designed some of the state’s most well-known and well-loved Modernist houses. Take a look at the winners of the 2015 competition and you’ll see a wide range of interpretations of this fascinating style.   READ MORE…

Leland Little Auctions To Host September’s “Thirst4Architecture”

Leland Little Auction and Estate Sales in Historic Hillsborough will host September’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour with North Carolina Modernist Houses on ThursdaySeptember 9, from 6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held inside one of the largest ll-4estate auction houses in North Carolina, where T4A guests will be able to preview Leland Little’s huge fall auction.

Emilie Huin, broker/owner of Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate LLC, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the 2015 T4A series sponsor.

According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, “T4A offers architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” the opportunity to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.” As the host business, Leland Little will provide refreshments. NCMH will provide door prizes.

Located at 620 Cornerstone Court in Hillsborough, Leland Little Auctions specializes in 20th century art and design, Asian art, fine wine, collectible cars, silver, fine art, luxury accessories, fine handbags, Southern antiques, fine jewelry, pottery, porcelain and coins.  Bidders from across the world are expected to register for the fall auction.  For more information, visit www.LelandLittle.com or call 919.644.1243.

For more information on NCMH and the Thirst4Architecture events, go to www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

 

Project BauHow Supports Rural NC High Schools with CAD Systems

North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH) and its educational

NCMH Project BauHow

Jacob Dillingham of Newton-Conover High School, last year’s recipient of a Project BauHow scholarship to NC State’s Design Camp.

initiative Project BauHow (Bauhaus + Know-How) will support 200 9th through 11th graders in rural North Carolina high schools this fall by providing free computer systems with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

This is the third year NCMH’s Project BauHow has donated CAD systems to rural high school drafting classes.

“High school drafting students are the future of architecture,” said NCMH founder and director George Smart. “It is critical that they get better opportunities to learn and master CAD software. Yet most rural North Carolina’s high school drafting students are in families without a powerful, CAD-level computer at home.”

For students interested in a career in architecture, high school drafting classes can’t provide enough class time to achieve the proficiency (or portfolios) required for college. A home system is essential.

The 2015-2016 Project BauHow teachers and schools across North Carolina are:

  • ·       Monica Whitehead, Scotland High School, Laurinburg
  • ·       Kathy Wright, West Montgomery High School, Mount Gilead
  • ·       Daron Atkins, North Surry High School, Mount Airy
  • ·       Mike Brumble, Eastern Alamance High School, Mebane
  • ·       Stephen Herrington, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville
  • ·       Lori Bostic, Wallace-Rose Hill High School, Teachey
  • ·       Douglas Lewis, Corinth Holders High School, Wendell
  • ·       Steve Brucker, Newton-Conover High School, Newton
  • ·       Tara Barthelmess, Rolesville High School, Rolesville

Later in the school year, the students will test their accomplishments by competing in an NCMH-sponsored design competition. One winner from each school receives a full scholarship to North Carolina State University’s summer Design Camp.


 

What do the teachers and principals think of Project BauHow? Watch their videos and others at: http://www.ncmodernist.org/bauhow2015.htm.


 

For more information on NCMH, go to www.ncmodernist.org.

CUBE design + research To Host August “Thirst4Architecture”

 

The Courtyard at Straw Valley

The Courtyard at Straw Valley

Architect Jason Hart of CUBE design+ research will host August’s Thirst4Architecture (T4A) happy hour with North Carolina Modernist Houses on ThursdayAugust 20, from 6-8 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the event will be held in the open-air courtyard at Straw Valley, 5420 Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard, Durham.

Emilie Huin, broker/owner of  Triangle Modern Homes Real Estate LLC, a specialist in Modernist real estate throughout the Triangle, is the T4A series sponsor for 2015.

According to NCMH Executive Director George Smart, “T4A offers architects, artists, building managers, contractors, engineers, furniture dealers, realtors, and anyone else interested in Modernist residential design” the opportunity to connect and create strategic alliances in a casual fun environment.” The host business supplies refreshments and entertainment.

Jason Hart and Chris Johns founded CUBE design + research in 2005. An award-winning, full service architecture and design firm, CUBE serves Boston and Cambridge, MA, and North Carolina’s Triangle region. Hart maintains the firm’s Triangle office in Chapel Hill. For more information visit cubedesignresearch.com.

For more information on NCMH and the Thirst4Architecture events, go to www.ncmodernist.org and click on “T4A Happy Hrs” under Events.

NEWS & OBSERVER: “Modernist architecture winners announced”

The Aiyyer residence in Carrboro won first place for architect Jason Hart of CUBE design + research in Chapel Hill in the N.C. Modernist Houses’ 2015 Matsumoto Prize competition. Mark Herboth Photography LLC Mark Herboth Photography LLC Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/home-garden/article29540578.html#storylink=cpy

The Aiyyer residence in Carrboro won first place for architect Jason Hart of CUBE design + research in Chapel Hill in the N.C. Modernist Houses’ 2015 Matsumoto Prize competition. Mark Herboth Photography LLC Mark Herboth Photography LLC

By Andrea Weigl

N. C. Modernist Houses announced the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners last week.

A jury of internationally known architects and designers chose three winners:

▪ First place and $3,000 went to architect Jason Hart of CUBE design + research in Chapel Hill for the Aiyyer residence in Carrboro. The builder was MCF Builders of Chapel Hill.

▪ Second place and $2,000 went to… READ MORE

ARCHITECT mag: “North Carolina’s 2015 Matsumoto Prize Awards Six Modern Houses”

The Durham, N.C.–based nonprofit organization, North Carolina Modernist Houses, recognized residences across the Old North State.

Jury Awards, First Prize: The Aiyyer House in Carrboro by CUBE design + research

Jury Awards, First Prize: The Aiyyer House in Carrboro by CUBE design + research. (Mark Herboth Photography)

By Chelsea Blahut

This year’s Matsumoto Prize Awards, an annual awards program distinguishing Modernist residences in North Carolina, were given out to six projects out of a total of 13 submissions—three Jury awards and three People’s Choice awards. Conducted by North Carolina Modernist Houses, a digital extension of a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of Modern architecture, the submissions must be located in the South, but designers can be based outside of the region. READ MORE and see the Project Gallery.

2015 Matsumoto Prize Honors Six Exemplary Modernist Houses Across North Carolina

Jury Awards, First Prize: The Aiyyer House in Carrboro by CUBE design + research

Jury Awards, First Prize: The Aiyyer House by CUBE design + research

North Carolina Modernist Houses announced the six winners – three Jury awards and three People’s Choice awards — for the 2015 George Matsumoto Prize for Modernist residential design during a special event at McConnell Studios in downtown Raleigh.

Houses submitted to the annual competition must be in North Carolina but designers may be based anywhere. A panel of distinguished architects including Jeanne Gang and Peter Gluck chose the Jury Award winners. The 2015 Prize was underwritten by Leland Little Auctions.

NCMH Founder and Director George Smart announced this year’s results.

The 2015 Jury winners are:

First Prize ($3000) — CUBE design + research, Chapel Hill, for the Aiyyer Residence in Carrboro, NC.  Photo at left by Richard Leo Johnson

Second Prize ($2000) – Tonic Design + Tonic Construction, Raleigh, for “Crabill Modern” in Hillsborough, NC.  Photo courtesy Tonic Design

Third Prize ($1000) – in situ studio, Raleigh, for “Clark Court” in Raleigh. Photo by Richard Leo Johnson

Online public voting determined the three People’s Choice winners. With nearly 2000 votes cast, the 2015 People’ Choice winners are:

First Place: Kersting Architecture, Wilmington, NC, for “Waterline” beach house in Wrightsville Beach, NC. Photo by Rick Ricozzi

Second Place: Roost Homes, Asheville, for Peregrine #5 in Lakeview Park in Asheville, NC. Photo by Olivia Marone

Third Place: Ann Clark Architects, Chicago, for the Knight Howard House in Deep Run, NC. Photo by Stacey Van Berkel

The Matsumoto Prize honors George Matsumoto, FAIA, a founding faculty member at the North Carolina State University School of Design (now College of Design) who is well known for the exemplary mid-century Modernist houses he designed across the state. Matsumoto also served as Honorary Chair of the professional jury.

Sponsors of the award night included Palette and ParlorMitchell Restoration, and Paolo Tomasi Sales.

For more information on the Matsumoto Prize, the jury, and this year’s award winners, as well as all the submissions, visit http://www.ncmodernist.org/prize2015.

 

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