Triangle Modernist Opens Online Gallery

Massive Architecture Website Opens “Icons of Modern”

Triangle Modernist (TMH), the largest online archive of modernist residential architecture in the country, has created a permanent online gallery called “Icons of Modern.”

According to Executive Director George Smart, who did much of the research, the new gallery features hundreds of houses from eight internationally prominent architects who shaped the American Modernist movement:  They are: Richard Meier, Charles Gwathmey, John Lautner, Pierre Koenig, Harwell Hamilton Harris, Eero Saarinen, Richard Neutra and Rudolf Schindler.

Each page features a synopsis of the architect’s life and career along with photos of their houses, plus additional features.  Harwell Hamilton Harris’ page, for example, includes links to remembrances by Raleigh architect Frank Harmon and Chapel Hill architect Audie Schechter.

With well over 1000 photos from the 1920’s through today, ”Icons of Modern” represents six months of documentation by Smart and his dedicated volunteers.  “There are a few photos or addresses we’re missing,” says Smart, “but the overall archive is quite extensive.  “Over time,” he adds, “we’ll grow the Icons of Modern gallery, starting with architect Paul Rudolph.”

To visit the new gallery, go to and click on one of the architects listed under “Icons of Modern.”


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