Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series Presents “Koolhaas HouseLife”

Maison a Bordeaux

The third of four architecture films hosted by Triangle Modernist


February 1, 2011 (CARY, NC) – The second annual Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series features hard-to-find films about Modernist architects and architecture. The series continues this month with a special screening of Koolhaas HouseLife, featuring architect Rem Koolhaas’ 1998 Maison a Bordeaux (House in Bordeaux), on Thursday, February 17, 7 p.m.. at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.


Koolhaas HouseLife examines daily life inside a masterpiece of modern architecture. Unlike most architecture films, however, this one focuses less on explaining the house and more on letting the viewer experience what Time Magazine named “the best design of 1998” through the eyes of the woman who has to clean it, housekeeper Guadelupe Acedo.

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Triangle Modernist Houses Launches Second Frank Lloyd Wright Tour

FLW's world-famous Fallingwater residence.

Architecture fans’ weekend trip includes Wrights’ Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob

January 25, 2011 (DURHAM, NC) – Responding to demand to repeat last year’s Frank Lloyd Wright / Fallingwater Architecture Tour, Triangle Modernist Houses and director George Smart have offered another weekend excursion for architecture enthusiasts: a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-famous Pennsylvania houses on April 23 and 24.

The tour’s highlight, according to most of the 27 people who participated last year, will be the Sunset Tour and private reception on Fallingwater’s famous Bridge. The Bridge overlooks the waterfall that inspired the name of the house originally commissioned by the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh.

“There is no photograph, or video, or even a 3D model that does Fallingwater justice,” wrote one member of last year’s group at the TMH website. “You just have to be there. It is one of the most incredible places I have ever been. And the special reception they gave for us at sunset was a delightful ending to one of the world’s most storied houses.”

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Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series Continues with “Sketches of Frank Gehry”

The second in a series of four films hosted by Triangle Modernist


January 3, 2010 (CARY, NC) – The second annual Nowell’s Architecture Movie Series, featuring hard-to-find films about Modernist architects and architecture, continues with a special screening of “Sketches of Frank Gehry” directed by Sydney Pollack on Thursday, January 13, 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinema in Cary.


Presented by the nonprofit historic preservation group Triangle Modernist Houses, “Sketches of Frank Gehry” was Pollack’s first feature-length documentary. Through film, digital video, and deliberate informality, he explores the life, work, and work process of his long-time friend, the brilliant and sometimes controversial Los Angeles architect dubbed “the most important architect of our age” by Vanity Fair.

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Mod Shop II in pictures…

Click HERE for a quick Fickr tour of Triangle Modernist Houses‘ December art+architecture+shopping day-trip to Charlotte.