CUSTOM HOME MAGAZINE: “Modernist Design Competition Winners”

Architects and residential design enthusiasts selected their favorite houses in

The Smart-Stell house received First Place in the Jury Awards category.

The Smart-Stell house received First Place in the Jury Awards category.

the 2014 George Matsumoto Prize

By Shelley D. Hutchins

Out of the 12 entries in this fairly new residential design competition, six recently were awarded cash prizes totaling $6,000. The George Matsumoto Prize was created in 2012 to recognize modernist single-family houses built in North Carolina in the past five years. According to the competition’s website, North Carolina has the third largest concentration of modernist houses in the country and this prize hopes to raise awareness and support for local architects’ accomplishments in this genre.

Each year, three winners are selected by an architectural panel while the other three honorees are ranked according to votes from around the globe. The jury of internationally acclaimed architects—who all create award-winning custom houses themselves—was chaired by the competition’s namesake, George Matsumoto… READ MORE

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